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ECAS7 – Call for Panels

Basel, 29 June  1 July 2017


Call for panels

The conveners call for the submission of panel proposals addressing the conference theme Urban Africa – Urban Africans. New encounters of the urban and the rural but are explicitly open and sensitive to proposals focusing the rural. Africa may be becoming urban but it will remain a rural continent for a long time. Urbanization has an impact on the nature of the rural much in the same way the character of the rural shapes urban dynamics in particular ways. It will be of crucial importance to explore rural-urban entanglements on the continent and encourage researchers with a strong research record in rural Africa to bring their expertise to bear on how the changing face of the continent is impacting their own object. Propositions addressing other themes and emerging issues in particular are equally welcome.

The call for panels will be circulated from 1 June 2016. The time frame for the submission of panel propositions via the online form available at extends from 1 June 2016 to 18 August 2016. All panel proposals must be made via this form. You will be asked to provide your contact details, institutional affiliation and current position, the title of your panel, a short abstract of no more than 300 characters (including spaces) and a long abstract of no more than 250 words. The main conference language being English, this information should be submitted in either English or French.

Panels will last an hour and a half and will include a maximum of 5 participants, including the panel convener and/or discussant. Panels are required to be open for paper proposals through the website: panels shall not be organized as ‘closed’ sessions. Each participant shall present one paper only but may be involved as convener of a further panel, plenary session or roundtable, or be involved as discussant in one of these (i.e. one additional role).

On submission of the proposal, the proposing convener (but not the co-conveners) will receive an automated email confirming receipt. In case you do not confirm this receipt please contact Proposals will be marked as pending until the Scientific Committee’s decisions are communicated in September 2017.


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