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Europe’s largest and most international conference with an African focus should attract ~1500 delegates, comprising scholars, students, and practitioners from across the many fields of African Studies. We are holding an extensive book exhibit, alongside art exhibits, spread over three foyers (we are using several buildings within the campus for the conference), where they will also be accompanied by tea/coffee distribution. We thus hope to ensure a reasonable caffeinated footfall throughout the conference. The exhibits will be open from Wednesday to Friday.
ECA Fashion show 2017. Photo credit Erica McClure
Located in the Appleton Tower Concourse.
In 2016/17 Edinburgh College of Art and the National Museums Scotland collaborated on an exciting project taking inspiration from the Museum’s contemporary collection of African printed commemorative cloths. Re-interpreting the visual and intellectual language of the printed cloths the textile design students each designed a cloth which expressed their own personal social and political concerns. The cloths were sewn into garments using zero waste principles. This collection reveals an innovative response to contemporary African textile culture, and the potential for new ideas and cultural connections.
Curated by: Sarah Worden (Senior curator, National Museums Scotland) and Lindy Richardson (Programme director textiles, University of Edinburgh)
Located in the McEwan Hall.
The Global Justice Academy is committed to innovation in scholarship and research as part of their ethos as an interdisciplinary network that supports research, teaching, and knowledge exchange on global justice issues. As part of upholding this ethos, the Global Justice Academy holds a photography competition, to Honours Photography students at Edinburgh Collge of Art. The theme set for the students this year was 'Imperialism and Power: Traces of African Colonialism within Scottish Public Spaces’. See their website.
Located in the Chrystal MacMillan building foyer.
UncoverED is a student-led research project looking into the long and under-recognised history of students from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean at Edinburgh University. Retelling the history of Edinburgh, on a global and imperial scale, it recalls stories of academic success and studies cut short; of scientific racism debunked but racist landladies, institutional “colour bars” and everyday discrimination remaining; of barriers dismantled and reconstructed; of love, lost and found. See their website.
This exhibition is not in our foyers, but at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF. The museum is ppen daily from 10:00 to 17:00; no entry fee.
Discover how brass and copper once featured as mediums of exchange, status and power in Africa through highlights of the museums 19th and early 20th century collections from west and central Africa. View their website.
African Books Collective McEwan Hall
African Books Collective (ABC) is a not-for-profit African owned, worldwide marketing and distribution outlet for books from Africa - scholarly, literature and children’s books. The participants in ABC are 150+ autonomous and independent African publishers on the Continent. They share a common ethos of publishing from within African cultures, asserting Africa’s voice within Africa and internationally. They include scholarly and literary, and some children’s book publishers; research institutes; university presses; commercial presses – large and small; NGOs; and writers’ organisations. http://www.africanbookscollective.com/
African Studies Centre Leiden Appleton Tower Concourse
The African Studies Centre Leiden, founded in 1947, is the only knowledge institute in the Netherlands devoted entirely to the study of Africa. Its mission is to undertake research, teach about Africa and promote a better understanding of African societies. It has an excellent library that is open to the general public. The Centre is an interfaculty institute of Leiden University. The ASCL has several publication series. A few examples: African Dynamics, published by Brill, is an annual publication that presents the results of current research at the ASCL. The African Studies Collection is published by the ASCL itself. It is open to all Dutch africanist authors as well as African scholars affiliated to Dutch academic institutions. Many publications can be read online, most can be bought in the ASCL webshop. https://www.ascleiden.nl/
Afrique contemporaine McEwan Hall
Afrique contemporaine is a quarterly multidisciplinary journal dealing with contemporary African dynamics, publishing original background articles informed by a strong field perspective. It is positioned as a platform for exchanges and debates, and is addressed to actors and observers of contemporary African dynamics: researchers, governments, civil society, international organizations. Afrique contemporaine is edited by the Agence française de développement (AFD) and published by De Boeck and on the Cairn digital platform (www.cairn.info). http://www.afrique-contemporaine.info/
Boydell & Brewer (James Currey) McEwan Hall
James Currey, an imprint of Boydell & Brewer, has long been recognised as a leading publisher of academic books on Africa and we continue to work with African publishers wherever possible to ensure that the books are also available to scholars on the African continent. Founded in 1984, we have a substantial front and back list of titles in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Politics, Economics, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Religion, as well as Literature, Theatre and Film Studies. https://boydellandbrewer.com/james-currey
Brill Appleton Tower Concourse
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 300+ journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit https://www.brill.com
British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) Potterow Dome
As one of the UK’s eight International Research Institutes, the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) is a regional hub for research excellence, conducting and facilitating research across the humanities and social sciences. Projects supported by the BIEA demonstrate the pioneering, multidisciplinary nature of the organisation, and we are proud of a geographical research remit that now spans much of the African continent. Since it was founded in 1959, the BIEA has grown and evolved to meet the changing nature and demands of the academic research endeavour. From our headquarters in Nairobi, where researchers have access to our extensive research library, office spaces and academic facilities, the BIEA links academic networks spanning the African continent and a host of UK and other Higher Education Institutes. Our research, technical and administrative staff enable innovative research of the highest standards, and ensure public engagement remains an important, dynamic aspect of our operations. https://www.biea.ac.uk/
Cambridge University Press McEwan Hall
Cambridge University Press is a not-for-profit publisher that dates from 1534 and is part of the University of Cambridge. Our mission is to unlock people’s potential with the best learning and research solutions by combining state-of-the-art content with the highest standards of scholarship, writing and production. Visit our stand to discuss publishing with us, browse our latest publications, and pick up some free journal samples. All the books we have on display are available for purchase at a 20% discount. https://www.cambridge.org/academic
Chifundo UK & Chanasa Malawi Potterow Dome
Chifundo UK and Chanasa Malawi are two small sister charities, which aim to empower girls and women in Malawi through funding their education and income generation. The Chanasa Women’s Enterprise comprises 42 unemployed women who live in four poor suburbs of Blantyre and they make sustainable fashion and household accessories. They do this by using recycled denim and cotton mixed with African fabrics, Mapeto Whitex 100% cotton when possible to support the local economy. Their order book is growing and Chanasa women have made the tote bags for the conference. https://chanasachifundomalawi.org
Combined Academic Publishers Appleton Tower Concourse
Combined Academic Publishers act as the distribution agency for sixteen North American university presses within Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Our publishers include Ohio University Press, Indiana University Press, Stanford University Press and Duke University Press and cover a diverse subject range including a wealth of titles in African Studies. Some of the series of note include Ohio Short Histories of Africa, Africa in World History, Ohio RIS Africa Series, New African Histories, and African Expressive Cultures. https://www.combinedacademic.co.uk
Eurospan Group McEwan Hall
Eurospan is Europe’s leading independent marketing, sales and distribution agency for publishers from North America, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Eurospan is exhibiting at ECAS 2019 on behalf of: Brookings Institution Press, Bucknell University Press, HRSC Press, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Markus Wiener Publishers, McFarland, Rutgers University Press, Syracuse University Press, University of Arkansas Press, University of Georgia Press, University of North Carolina Press, University of Wisconsin Press, University of Kwazulu Natal Press, University of Massachusetts Press, University of Michigan Press, University of Notre Dame Press, University of Virginia Press and Wits University Press. https://www.eurospanbookstore.com
Frobenius-Institut Appleton Tower Concourse
The Frobenius-Institut, since its foundation, has focused on anthropological and historical research mainly in Africa, but also in South and Southeast Asia, Australia, South and North America and Oceania. More recently, its activity has been concentrated on research of cultural appropriation processes within the context of globalisation. As Germany’s oldest anthropological research institution, the Frobenius Institute holds four scientific collections and a number of scientific legacies. The holdings are the product of a collecting and documentation activity which started in 1898 and continued well after the death of the Institute’s founder, Leo Frobenius, in 1938. One of the most remarkable features were the Institute’s numerous research expeditions during which great importance was given to visual documentation. This lead to the creation of a large pictorial archive quite unique in Europe. The Institute’s library counts among the most important libraries with a focus on anthropology. https://www.frobenius-institut.de/
Hogarth Representation McEwan Hall
Hogarth Representation was created in 1982 in response to difficulties libraries had in obtaining African publications directly. We have customers in North America, France, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and South Africa. Books we supply are obtained through regular personal visits to almost all African countries, reaching out to small publishers, authors, research institutions, NGOs, political parties, government departments, etc. We also supply African newspapers and other periodicals running local subscriptions in many countries. Materials are offered on approval, blanket order, and through offer lists. A selection of our books (around 2200 titles) can be purchased online at www.hogarthrepresentation.com. Books supplied by us are often the only ones listed in Worldcat. Working with us will ensure that your library receives unique materials. https://hogarthrepresentation.com/
Human Sciences Research Council/AISA Appleton Tower Concourse
HSRC Press publishes relevant and innovative research-based books with impact on South Africa, Africa and the world. Our scholarship covers the social sciences and humanities in South Africa and Africa. Our books are peer-reviewed through an independent Editorial Board to ensure the highest quality content, and world-class research publications. Our double-blind peer review processes are rigorous, resulting in robust, relevant and high quality scholarly books. The distinctive quality of our books, from the content to the editorial and production processes, is at the heart of our brand. HSRC Press also has a strong footprint in African countries through affiliations with organisations such as CODESRIA. HSRC Press has grown to become the leading scholarly publisher in Africa and also has a strong global presence, with direct sales representation on three continents and online representation worldwide and 24 hours a day through its open access digital platform. HSRC Press also has an imprint for publishing general academic non-fiction books. To see some of our captivating armchair reads visit www.bestred.co.za. Best Red books offer readers relevant content that is lively, easy to read and entertaining while still being underpinned by research excellence and information that is authentic and credible. https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/
Hurst Publishers McEwan Hall
Hurst is an independently owned non-fiction publisher based in central London, in the heart of Bloomsbury. Founded in 1969, Hurst publishes ninety books per annum, building on our strengths in African Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, South Asian Studies, War and Conflict Studies, History and Politics. We are committed to amplifying hitherto neglected voices characterised by intellectual rigour and sound writing. In North America, we work in partnership with Oxford University Press. https://www.hurstpublishers.com
LIT Verlag Potterow Dome
LIT Verlag has established itself as one of Europe’s leading publishers in African Studies. http://www.lit-verlag.de/kataloge/Afrika_African_Studies.pdf. LIT Verlag offers original research and innovative contributions to major academic disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences with a particular focus on Anthropology and Religious Studies. Recent titles include: the African Development Perspectives Yearbook http://lit-verlag.de/isbn/3-643-91042-4, Siegbert Uhlig, David Appleyard, Alessandro Bausi, Wolfgang Hahn , Steven Kaplan (Eds.), Ethiopia - History, Culture and Challenges (Siegbert Uhlig, David Appleyard, Alessandro Bausi, Wolfgang Hahn, Steven Kaplan (Eds.), http://lit-verlag.de/isbn/3-643-90892-6 and Frank Knowles Girling and Okot p’Bitek’s Lawino’s People. The Acholi of Uganda edited and introduced by Tim Allen. http://lit-verlag.de/isbn/3-643-90538-3. We welcome your proposals and ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.lit-verlag.de/
Lynne Reinner McEwan Hall
Founded in 1984, Lynne Rienner Publishers remains a rare, independent presence in scholarly and textbook publishing. Where we are not independent is in our relationship with the community of people whom we publish, and publish for. One of the aspects of publishing that we love most is being part of that international, interdependent community. We publish in the fields of international studies and comparative politics, and have a very strong African Studies list. Lynne Rienner Publishers publishing program also includes FirstForumPress, established in 2008 and specializing in scholarly, peer-reviewed research of the highest quality, published in a timely and cost-effective fashion. https://www.eurospanbookstore.com/rienner
Publishing House of the Basler Afrika Bibliographien Appleton Tower Concourse
The BAB Publishing House – under the auspices of the Carl Schlettwein Foundation since 1994 – has been publishing scholarly works on Southern Africa, especially Namibia, since 1971. Its thematic emphases are oriented towards the humanities and social sciences. The BAB Publishing House seeks to promote cultural exchange and engagement regarding important contemporary historical issues and, in particular, to provide African scholars with a platform. Our (cultural-) historical, political and anthropological publications are aimed at international academic audiences as well as engaged readers broadly interested in Africa. https://baslerafrika.ch/
Red Globe Press (Macmillan International Higher Education) Potterow Dome
Macmillan International Higher Education is a high quality and progressive publisher of textbooks and learning resources for university level students. With a background in academic publishing and a reputation for working with some of the most respected authors in their fields, MIHE offers core textbooks across a wide range of key subjects, and specialist textbooks in new and emerging disciplines. MIHE publish under many imprints across Social Sciences, STEM, Humanities, Business and Study Skills. These include Red Globe Press in the UK for a global audience, a selection of STEM textbooks from Springer and Macmillan Learning resources outside North America. https://www.macmillanihe.com/
Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) McEwan Hall
Routledge partners with world-class authors, from leading scientists and researchers, to scholars and professionals operating at the top of their fields. Together, we publish in all areas of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine sectors. We are one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works. Visit our website to find out more. https://www.routledge.com/
The Nordic Africa Institute Potterow Dome
The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) conducts independent, policy-relevant research, provides analysis and informs decision-making, with the aim of advancing research-based knowledge of contemporary Africa. The institute is a government agency, jointly financed by Finland, Iceland and Sweden. It is located in the university town of Uppsala, Sweden, and its library houses one of Europe’s most comprehensive collections of social science literature on Africa. In addition to conducting its own research, The Nordic Africa Institute encourages and promotes social science research on Africa, and facilitates south-north dialogue in both academic and policy arenas. The institute’s strategy for the period 2017 to 2021 prioritises five thematic areas for its research and policy engagements: 1. Inclusive growth, poverty and inequality in urban and rural Africa; 2. Climate change and sustainable development; 3. Conflict, security and democratic transformation; 4. Mobility and migration; 5. Gender equality. https://nai.uu.se/
Wits University Press McEwan Hall
Founded in 1922, Wits University Press is one of the oldest scholarly presses in South Africa. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wits University Press serves the mission of Wits University. Strategically placed at the crossroads of African and global knowledge production and dissemination, we are committed to publishing well-researched, innovative books for both academic and general readers in a broad range of subject categories. Our areas of focus include art and heritage, popular science, history and politics, biography, literary studies, women’s writing and select textbooks. We publish in print and digital formats and have a growing open access publication programme. Our titles are available worldwide through a number of retailers and aggregators. https://witspress.co.za/