AEGIS organises the biennial European Conference on African Studies (ECAS). The first 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. The Institute of African Studies at the University of Leipzig, Germany, hosted AEGIS third conference, from 4 to 7 June 2009. The 4th European Conference on African Studies was held from 15-18 June 2011 in Uppsala, Sweden. All past conferences were a great success. The same is hoped and expected for the 5th European Conference on African Studies, in 2013 in Lisbon.
The fifth European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 5) will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 26 to 28, 2013. It will be organized by the Centro de Estudos Africanos – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Center of African Studies of the University Institute of Lisbon) on behalf of AEGIS, the Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies. Its general theme will be ‘African Dynamics in a Multipolar World’.
The call for papers is now open and will close on 16th January 2013.
The list of accepted panels are here: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/ecas/ecas2013/panels.php5