Call for panels: closes 14/11/2018
Call for papers & posters: 10/12/2018 - 14/01/2019
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 panels is now closed. The Programme Committee are making their decisions, and these will be communicated by 10th December. While waiting for the Call for Papers to open, you can read the conference theme.
The conference has received some grants which will be used to assist with delegate participation. More details will be posted towards the end of the Call for Papers. We envisage being able to assist between 60 and 100 delegates. So while lack of funds should not put colleagues off from proposing panels (and later papers), as we may be able to assist, given the costs and numbers involved, funding is far from guaranteed.
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.
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