Call for papers: 21/12/2018 - 21/01/2019
Early bird registration: 25/02/2019 - 08/04/2019
In 2019, the University of Edinburgh’s Centre of African Studies will host the 8th European Conference on African Studies, Europe’s largest and most international conference with an African focus. It will take place in the University's central campus on June 11-14 2019, and is organised on behalf of the Research Network of African Studies Centres in Europe AEGIS.
The conference brings together 1,500 leading researchers, policymakers, and leaders from across the world. There will also be a complementary series of artistic and cultural events, as well as various networking and capacity building events, including some particularly aimed at the next generation of African researchers. Further information will be made available here over the next few months. In the meantime should you have any questions, please contact the conference admin at admin(at)ecasconference.org.
The call for papers is now open. Read the conference theme, the information provided on the Call for papers page, and then view the UPDATED DISPLAY of accepted panels. Papers must be proposed to a specific panel - there is no general 'catch-all' space.
To assist colleagues with budgeting, while registration fees are yet to be finalised, they are likely to be £190/£120 for Full/concessions. This will include tea/coffee and drinks reception, but will not include lunches.
We are delighted to announce that the the University of Edinburgh has secured funding to support 60 delegates to attend the conference by waiving conference fees, and covering the costs of travel and accommodation. The purpose of the travel bursary scheme is to increase the participation of African colleagues, especially those based on the African continent, at the conference.
After the call for papers, we will ask delegates who have had their papers accepted if they wish to be considered for the scheme. At this point, a panel at the University of Edinburgh will allocate the travel bursaries considering the strength of the proposed papers and the delegates’ potential for future research excellence. We are particularly keen to support early career researchers who might not have access to other sources of travel funding and who could collaborate in the future with University of Edinburgh researchers.