5th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 5) – call for Panels

 African Dynamics in a Multipolar World June 26 to 28, 2013 The fifth European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 5) will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 26 to 28, 2013. It will be organized by the Centro de Estudos Africanos – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (African Studies Centre of the Lisbon University Institute) on behalf of AEGIS, the Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies..

Call for panels closes 19th October 2012

All proposals must be made via the online form. Proposals should consist of a panel title, a (very) short abstract of <300 characters, and an abstract of 250 words. The proposal may also include the names of any chairs or discussants, although these can be added subsequently using the login environment, Cocoa. Please use the convention of Firstname Lastname (Institution). If these roles are to be taken by convenors, then please do not enter your own names there – as it’s implicit that this will be the case where other names are not listed.

On submission of the proposal, the proposing convenor (but not the co-convenors) will receive an automated email confirming receipt. If you do not receive this email, please first check the login environment (click login on the left) to see if your proposal is there. If it is, it simply means your confirmation email got spammed/lost; and if it is not, it means you need to re-submit, as the process went wrong somewhere!

Proposals will be marked as pending until the Scientific Committee decisions are publicised on 31st October 2012. They will then be marked as accepted or rejected; and the conference organiser will inform you of the decisions. Rules ECAS requires all accepted panels to be open to paper proposals through the website: panels should not be organised as ‘closed’ sessions. Delegates may only make one presentation, although they may also convene one plenary session, panel, or roundtable; or be discussant in one plenary session, panel, or roundtable.

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