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Création de l’Institut des mondes africains (IMAF)

L’Institut des mondes africains (IMAF) a été créé au 1er janvier 2014, par la fusion de trois laboratoires : le Centre d’études des mondes africains (CEMAf), le Centre d’études africaines (CEAf) et le Centre d’histoire sociale de l’islam méditerranéen (CHSIM).
Le site internet de l’IMAF prend le relai de celui du CEMAf, qui n’est plus mis à jour.

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Introducing CEMAf

CEMAf (Centre d’Études des Mondes Africains) is a multidisciplinary laboratory of research in history, ethnology, legal anthropology and political science covering all of Africa. Its work is organized around five axes : Epistemology and knowledge ; Changes in Africa and forms of globalization over a long period ; Nation-states, territories, memories ; Political configurations, identity-based movements and religious dynamics ; Social constructions and development, environment and (...)

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Axes of research

The Centre d’Études des Mondes Africains (CEMAf) has become more than an accumulation of the research conducted by the three laboratories that merged to form it in January 2006. Given the determination and willingness to establish crisscrossing relations between the three units, their researchers and professors, CEMAf has experienced the mutual benefits of reworking the themes under study. Given this multiplication and enhancement of research, along with the emergence of new activities, (...)

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Fields of study by geographical zone or region

Zone/country Name (Last, first) Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Mauritania, Morocco LE QUELLEC Jean-Loïc Benin, Ivory Coast, Uganda BANEGAS Richard Benin (southern) HENRY Christine Benin (southern), Togo (southern) JUHE-BEAULATON Dominique Benin, Mali, Senegal, Île-de-France (immigration) LAINE Agnès Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo MIRAN Marie Burkina Faso, Senegal, Tanzania BANEGAS Richard Burkina Faso, Mali BOUJU Jacky Burkina Faso, Voltaic (...)

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Scientific Projects

CORNAFRIQUE : Writing the history of the Horn of Africa (13th-19th centuries) : texts, networks and societies. SYSAV : Systems of knowing and learning, of knowledge and education. AFRICAUSES : African causes, movements, international mediation and struggles about legitimate forms of government in Africa. VIOLAFRIQUE : Conflicts and ordinary structural violence : a comparative, multidisciplinary approach conducted in eight African cities. FRONTAFRIQUE : Absurdity or roots ? New (...)

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University courses

As a laboratory affiliated with three universities, CEMAf provides a wide range of educational opportunities for bringing students into contact with research, in particular through its graduate (Master’s) programs. Master of research in the social and human sciences specialized in history : “History of Africa” at the University of Paris 1. Master of research in political science specialized in “African studies” at the University of Paris 1 and Columbia University. Master of research in (...)

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CEMAf supports and edits the following journals : Systèmes de pensée en Afrique noire, which presents the results of anthropological research conducted by the laboratory in religious anthropology. Afriques : Débats, méthodes et terrains d’histoire. In pursuit of a dialog with other disciplines, such as archeology, philology, anthropology or linguistics, this international journal of the history of African worlds focuses on periods before the 19th century. RAHIA (...)

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Bibliothèque de Recherches Africaines (BRA), Centre Malher, 9 rue Malher, 75181 Paris Cedex 04, France (ground floor). The fields covered by this library of African research are : the history of Africa from prehistoric times to the contemporary period, archeology, legal anthropology, political science and ethnology. The library’s reading room provides access to electronic resources, academic or commercial, in the social sciences. BRA can now be seen as a major European library of research (...)

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Research networks : AEGIS : Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies Réseau des Études Africaines en France ABORNE : The African Borderlands Research Network ELIAS : European Librarians in African Studies International agreements with : Universities in Kankan (Guinea), Sonfonia-Conakry (Guinea), Lomé (Togo), Niamey (Niger), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Cheikh Anta Diop University in (...)

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