ECAS 2009
3rd European Conference on African Studies
Leipzig, 4 to 7 June 2009
The conference is organised by the European network AEGIS and supported by the Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts (State of Saxony), the University of Leipzig, the European Network in Universal and Global History, and the Small Enterprise Promotion and Training Program.



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Welcome to the 3rd European Conference on African Studies

ImageThe members of AEGIS (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies) and the Institute of African Studies at the University of Leipzig are hosting AEGIS third biennial conference in Leipzig, Germany, from 4 to 7 June 2009. The overall theme of ECAS 3 is "Respacing Africa". The AEGIS Steering Committee encourages scholars and students interested in African Studies to participate in this conference.

The first European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) was held at the School of Oriental and African Studies and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London in July 2005; the second Conference was held at the African Studies Centre in Leiden, Netherlands, in July 2007. Both were a great success and it is hoped that ECAS 2009 in Leipzig will be just as interesting and thought-provoking.

AEGIS was founded in 1991 as a network of European Centres of African Studies. It is a network of university and non-university African Studies centres based in Europe. It aims to create synergies between experts and institutions. With primary emphasis on Social Sciences and Humanities, AEGIS' main goal is to improve understanding about contemporary African societies. AEGIS current membership is Barcelona, Basel, Bayreuth, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Göteborg, Hamburg, Leiden, Leipzig, Lisbon, London, Mainz, Naples, Oxford, Paris, Porto, Trondheim and Uppsala.

For further details see http://www.aegis-eu.org.

On the following pages, you will find all relevant information on the conference in 2009.


All ECAS conference cancellations and requests for refunds have to be made in writing  until May 15.
The refund schedule will be:
1. Requests received between 1 and 19 April will receive 70% of the fee.
2. Requests received between 20 April and 15 May will receive 35% of the fee.
3. Requests for refunds received later than May 15 will not be honored.


Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies  ENIUGH  Sächisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst  SEPT  Hanns Seidel Stiftung
Universität Leipzig  Lufthansa  Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung   Deutsche Gesellschaft fr Technische Zusammenarbeit   Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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