Deadline Call for Panels European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 2019)

The 8th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 2019), to be held in Edinburgh 12-14 June 2019, invites the submission of panel proposals addressing the theme of Africa: Connections and Disruptions. Panels and papers representing all disciplines and methodological approaches of the Social Sciences and Humanities are welcomed. First priority shall be given to proposals explicitly concerned with the conference theme, but the scientific committee will also consider panels on other topics. ECAS 2019 is hosted by the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh.

The call for panels is now open and will close on 14 November 2018. All panels have to be proposed online via this link.

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Africa: Connections and Disruptions
Africa has witnessed substantial continuities, and acute ruptures. The continent is home to processes that have prevailed for millennia, and other movements that are in a state of flux. Africa’s connections and disruptions are both enduring and novel. Moreover, the relative weight attached to each element, and the perceived relationship between them varies greatly depending on the observer: from the colonial administrator, to the African farmer, to the entrepreneur, to the nurse, to the politician, to the preacher, to the civil servant, to the LGBTQ campaigner, to the aid worker.

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Date, time and location

14 November 2018