AEGIS – African Studies in Europe
AEGIS is a research network of European studies centres which 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 is registered as a Foundation in the Netherlands and is governed by a five-member Board. The Board implements the policies of the network as set forth in the AEGIS Annual Plenary Meeting. The Board is assisted by a series of specific Working Groups or Task Forces:
- The Scientific Advisory Committee acts as an academic reference group for projects and other scholarly activities of particular relevance.
- The Working Group on New Technologies is responsible for the AEGIS website and the use of electronic media.
The AEGIS network operates along a cost-effective principle. Its modest financial requirements are supported by regular annual contributions from its members and from ad hoc project/conference funding.
Paris – CESSMA
Paris – IMAF
CAS (South Africa)
Paris – URMIS
African Studies Centre Leiden
Pieter de la Courtgebouw / Faculty of Social Sciences
2333 AK Leiden
PO Box 9555
2300 RB Leiden