The 4th AEGIS Thematic Conference on Africa in the Indian Ocean, organized by the Centre for International Studies at Iscte – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CEI), in partnership with AEGIS, scheduled for April 23-24, 2020, is currently cancelled until further notice, in light of institutional recommendations to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The 4th AEGIS Thematic Conference on Africa in the Indian Ocean is planned to take place at Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon, on 23-24 April 2020.

Like the previous thematic conferences, we are bringing together researchers from Europe, Africa and Asia working on Africa in the Indian Ocean, with the aim of expanding the network of the AEGIS Collaborative Research Group on Africa in the Indian Ocean (CRG-AIO), and of producing an international peer-reviewed publication, either in the form of a book or a special issue of an Africanist journal.

The general theme of the two-day Conference is “New Gulf Streams – Middle East and Eastern Africa intersected”, and is organised in interdisciplinary thematic panels focussing on the interconnections between Horn of Africa &  Eastern Africa societies and the Middle East countries, with a special focus on the challenges of recent geopolitical, religious and economic ties between these regions.

The Conference will also provide an important opportunity to strengthen the existing ties between CRG-AIO members and universities and research centres from the Horn of Africa and from East African countries, and will benefit from already existing structures of collaboration existing between AEGIS centres and non-European university research centres.

Deadline call for papers: January 31. Check the website for submissions.