The Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes (CHCI) Africa Workshop 2019 was hosted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop, titled Africa as Concept and Method: Emancipation, Decolonization, Freedom, sought to bring together a cohort of emerging and established scholars concerned with thinking about and through Africa. The workshop, which took place from 3 to 18 January 2019, incorporated interventions lodged through various forms, drawing together participants and conveners from various disciplines, locales, and institutions. The workshop sessions spoke in varying ways to the eponymous topic and its affiliated themes of emancipation, decolonization and freedom, and also to the lived experience of early career scholars attempting to navigate the academy by including workshops on publication development, grant proposal writing and collaborative research. Early Career Fellow Valmont Layne and Next Generation Researchers Kim Gurney and Lauren Van Der Rede from the CHR attended the workshop.