The Departmental Centre for Historical and Political Studies on Africa and Middle East is based in the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Bologna.
The Centre has the main aim to promote research about Africa and the Middle East within political sciences, contemporary political and social institutions, development issues.
The Centre has been officially created in December 2006 and is the result of years of academic activities and researches coordinated by the Chair of History and Institutions of Afro-Asian Countries within the then former Department of Politics, Institutions, History.
Activities of the Centre include research, network initiatives with other Centres, organization of conferences, workshops, and seminars, realization and promotion of scientific publications. Its members are professors, lecturers and young researchers with a consolidated experience in interdisciplinary research.
The Centre intends to develop a relevant network with other national and international Centres, research institutes and institutions with similar aims.
International collaborations and partnerships
Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS)
European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
Observatório do Meio Rural (OMR), Maputo, Mozambique