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European Librarians in African Studies (ELIAS)

 

 

In 2005 the first initiative was taken towards forming a network for librarians in African studies across Europe by Africanists librarians in the UK. In 2007 the first ELIAS conference was held in Leiden, The Netherlands.

The ELIAS network is an informal network for all librarians, archivists, documentalists or other information workers working with materials from and about Africa in institutions (libraries, archives, organisations, NGOs etc.) in Europe.

  

ELIAS exists to

 

  • promote exchange and cooperation amongst its members;
  • promote information and accessibility of African resource materials of any kind;
  • promote exchange and cooperation with those in other countries, particularly in Africa, with similar concerns;
  • provide activities, platforms and tools to achieve its aims and objective

 

ELIAS meetings

 

          2017 in Basel, Wednesday 28 June 2017 (the day before ECAS 7)

           2016 in Tervuren, Friday 17 June 2016

2015 in Paris, 7th of July 2015, the day before ECAS 6

2014 in Frankfurt

2013 in Lissbon, attached to ECAS 5

2012 in Basel

2011 in Uppsala, attached to ECAS 4

2010 in London

2009 in Leipzig, attached to ECAS 3

2008 in Paris

2007 in Leiden

 

ELIAS activities

 

ELIAS Impressions from the Tervuren 2016 meeting:

  

 

ELIAS impressions from the Paris 2015 meeting at Bibliothèque universitaire des langues et civilisations (BULAC):

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All pictures by H.Bergenthum except (*) by J.Damen (ASC Leiden)

 

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