The 8th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 2019) invites the submission of panel proposals addressing the theme of Africa: Connections and Disruptions. They welcome panels and papers representing all disciplines and methodological approaches of the Social Sciences and Humanities. 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 invited panel proposals addressing the theme of Africa: Connections and Disruptions. 250 such panels have been selected representing all disciplines and methodological approaches of the social sciences and humanities.

Before you propose a paper or roundtable contribution, please read the theme of the congress, the information below, and then browse the list of panels.

The accepted panels of ECAS 2019 have been divided into thematic streams: Arts and Culture, Economy and Development, Environment and Geography , Health, History, Language and Literature, Law, Politics & International Relations, Religion, Social Anthropology, Sociology. When browsing through the list of panels, you can alternate between the All panels view that shows all the panels in one list, regardless of the stream and the All streams view that shows the list of streams.

CFP rules: only one paper/contribution per person!

Please note that an individual must not make more than one solo-authored paper proposal or roundtable contribution (although they may also convene one panel/roundtable; or be a discussant or chair in one panel).

All paper proposals must consist of:

  • a paper title
  • name/s and email address/es of author/s
  • a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters
  • a long abstract of fewer than 250 words

The main conference language being English, this information should be submitted in either English or French.

On submission of the proposal, the proposing author (but not the co-authors) will receive an automated email confirming receipt. If you do not receive this email, please first check the Login environment – Cocoa (see toolbar above right) to see if your proposal is there. If it is, it simply means your confirmation email got spammed/lost; if it is not, you will need to re-submit, as for some reason the process was not completed. Co-authors cannot be added/removed nor can papers be withdrawn by the proposers themselves – for that, please email admin(at) .

Proposals will be marked as pending until the end of the Call for papers. Convenors will then be asked to make their decisions over the papers proposed to their panel with two weeks of the end of the CFP and to communicate those to the proposers, marking them up within the login environment (Cocoa).

All presenting authors (of accepted papers) will be expected to register online in advance of the event and pay a registration fee to attend.

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