Collaborative Research Group African History

The aim of the Collaborative Research Group African History is to organise Africanist historians in Europe, to enhance the visibility of African history within the larger field of African Studies and that of history in Europe, and to promote the development of African history as a discipline within the larger domain of humanities and social sciences. It is an explicit aim to enhance the profile of African History within AEGIS. In order to reach any of these goals, the membership/participation in CRG-AH is open to both institutional and individual membership/participation of Africanist historians working within or outside AEGIS member institutes.

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CRG African History
Africa Studies Centre Leiden

Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Interactive list of CRG African History current members

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Upcoming African History Events in Europe

Call for Submissions

Cahiers d'études africaines (EHESS, Paris)

Special Issue I " Politics in Africa : A family affair"


African Connections. Biennial Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD e.V.)

University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany 27-30 June 2018

Description and Call for Panel Proposals

CRG African History Biennial Conferences

The 4th biennial CRG African History Conference

Pilsen CZ, 14-16 Juni 2018

Conference Programme

Report of last CRG conference in Leipzig 2016
Report of previous CRG conference in Durham 2014

Call for Applications: Doctoral Position

The Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) announces the opening of a research position for a doctoral candidate in a project on “Religion, Morality and Boko in West Africa: Students Training for a Good Life” (June 2018-May 2022)


Appel à Candidatures: Allocation Doctorale

Le centre de recherche Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) de Berlin (Allemagne) offre une bourse doctorale au sein du programme : “Religion, Morality and Boko in West Africa: Students Training for a Good Life” (Remoboko) (Juin 2018 – Mai 2022)