Association of African Studies Germany

Welcome to the biennial conference of the Association of African Studies in Germany!

‘African Connections’ is the theme of the conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD e.V.), taking place from 27 to 30 June 2018. The conference is hosted by the Institute of African Studies and the Centre for Area Studies at Leipzig University. Both institutions participate in the university’s research profile area on ‘Global Connections and Comparisons’.

The conference takes place in the buildings for lectures and courses of the university's main campus (Hörsaalgebäude, Seminargebäude) in the city centre of Leipzig, just a few minutes‘ walk from attractions like Thomaskirche, Gewandhaus, or ‘Auerbach’s Keller’.