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

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Upcoming African History Events in Europe

CRG African History Biennial Conferences

The 5th biennial CRG African History Conference

Leiden NL, Summer 2020

Report of last CRG conference in Pilsen 2018
Report of previous CRG conference in Leipzig 2016
Report of previous CRG conference in Durham 2014

Call for Papers

Education Policies, Schools and Pupils in Africa from the mid-19th Century to the End of 1970s, Paris, 9 May 2019

Call for papers for the international workshop "Education Policies, Schools and Pupils in Africa from the mid-19th Century to the End of the 1970s". The workshop aims at bringing a unique perspective to understand imperialism, the processes of nationbuilding and the shaping of societies through the history of education. It will take place in Paris on the 9 May 2019. Deadline: 15 February 2019.


Finance and Imperialism in Africa: Old Theories, new Evidence, 1860-1960, New York, 3-6 January 2020

Call for panelists and discussants for a proposed session at the 2020 annual meeting of the American Historical Association in New York City. The aim of the session is to explore new empirical and theoretical perspectives on the nexus between finance and imperialism in Africa. Please contact Mariuz Lukasiewicz ( or Klas Rönnbäck ( if you are interested. Deadline: 15 February 2019.