ECAS7 - 7th Conference on African Studies, Basel

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The Centre for African Studies Basel and the Swiss Society for African Studies organize the 7th European Conference on African Studies ECAS 2017 with the theme: Urban Africa - Urban Africans: New encounters of the rural and the urban, on behalf of the Research Network of African Studies Centre in Europe AEGIS.

The scholarly community in response to the call of June 2016 submitted 347 panel proposals out of which the Scientific Committee with the support of the Programme Committee selected 223. The call for papers is now open and scholars in African Studies are invited to propose papers to the panel(s) of their choice. Please refer to the call for papers page. For the list of panels, click here.

Important dates

Call for Papers: 18 November 2016 to 19 January 2017
Confirmation of papers: 2 March 2017
Early-bird registration opens: 2 March 2017
End of early-bird: 2 April 2017
Registration closes: 2 May 2017

For all updates, visit the conference website.


Date, time and location

29 June 2017 to 01 July 2017
University of Basel, Centre for African Studies