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Slavery in Africa: a dialogue between Europe and Africa

Slavery in Africa: a dialogue between Europe and Africa

Objective

The overall objective of the project is to establish a top-level scientific network of several institutions and research groups from Europe and Africa on the field of slavery studies. It aims at focusing mutual efforts of 13 partners with extended and complementary competences in their respective research fields and at gathering multidisciplinary expertise in slavery-related issues by encouraging the exchange of young and senior researchers from both continents.
This network will be the first of its kind in the world. Our goal is to conduct research on both historical and contemporary slavery and forced labour and to emphasize its international dimension. One of the main goals of this project is to bridge disciplinary and regional area studies or initiatives, to encourage dialogue and to engage in collaborative research. It will involve African and European researchers from various disciplines from different parts of the world with complementary skills. It will enrich the analysis of the underlying local situations and address the impact of slavery and slave trade on population histories in Europe and Africa.
This project is composed of three components (training, research, diffusion) and aims to address the main objectives of the RISE programme such as:
- The promotion and support scientific and technological cooperation between African and European researchers working in research institutions and universities;
- The development of new collaborative linkages that will result in innovative ideas;
- The building of the capacities of junior researchers;
- The encouragement of exchanges and synergy between researchers, by supporting their mobility and establishing a sustainable network and reach out various communities within and outside academia.

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

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Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 301 500

Participants (6)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 85 500

UNIVERSITE DE NANTES

France

EU Contribution

€ 175 500

BATH SPA UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 270 000

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 27 000

Faculdade de letras da Universidade de Lisboa

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 126 000

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 121 500

Partners (6)

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UNIVERSITE DE YAOUNDE I

UNIVERSITY OF MAURITIUS

NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF KENYA

UNIVERSITE CHEIKH ANTA DIOP DE DAKAR

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN AFRICA

ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 734596

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 107 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 107 000

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France