Early bird registration: 01/03/2019 - 08/04/2019
Europe’s largest and most international conference with an African focus should attract ~1500 delegates, comprising scholars, students, and practitioners from across the many fields of African Studies. We are holding an extensive book exhibit, alongside art exhibits, spread over three foyers (we are using several buildings within the campus for the conference), where they will also be accompanied by tea/coffee distribution. We thus hope to ensure a reasonable caffeinated footfall throughout the conference. The exhibits will be open from Wednesday to Friday.
ECA Fashion show 2017. Photo credit Erica McClure
Located in the Appleton Tower Concourse.
In 2016/17 Edinburgh College of Art and the National Museums Scotland collaborated on an exciting project taking inspiration from the Museum’s contemporary collection of African printed commemorative cloths. Re-interpreting the visual and intellectual language of the printed cloths the textile design students each designed a cloth which expressed their own personal social and political concerns. The cloths were sewn into garments using zero waste principles. This collection reveals an innovative response to contemporary African textile culture, and the potential for new ideas and cultural connections.
Curated by: Sarah Worden (Senior curator, National Museums Scotland) and Lindy Richardson (Programme director textiles, University of Edinburgh)
Located in the McEwan Hall.
The Global Justice Academy is committed to innovation in scholarship and research as part of their ethos as an interdisciplinary network that supports research, teaching, and knowledge exchange on global justice issues. As part of upholding this ethos, the Global Justice Academy holds a photography competition, to Honours Photography students at Edinburgh Collge of Art. The theme set for the students this year was 'Imperialism and Power: Traces of African Colonialism within Scottish Public Spaces’. See their website.
Located in the Chrystal MacMillan building foyer.
UncoverED is a student-led research project looking into the long and under-recognised history of students from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean at Edinburgh University. Retelling the history of Edinburgh, on a global and imperial scale, it recalls stories of academic success and studies cut short; of scientific racism debunked but racist landladies, institutional “colour bars” and everyday discrimination remaining; of barriers dismantled and reconstructed; of love, lost and found. See their website.
This exhibition is not in our foyers, but at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF. The museum is ppen daily from 10:00 to 17:00; no entry fee.
Discover how brass and copper once featured as mediums of exchange, status and power in Africa through highlights of the museums 19th and early 20th century collections from west and central Africa. View their website.
The following will be exhibiting their titles during the conference:
African Books Collective, African Studies Centre Leiden, Afrique contemporaine, Boydell & Brewer, Brill, Cambridge University Press, Chifundo UK & Chanasa Malawi, Combined Academic Publishers, Eurospan Group, Frobenius-Institut, Hogarth Representation, Human Sciences Research Council/AISA, Hurst Publishers, LIT Verlag, Lynne Reinner, Publishing House of the Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Red Globe Press (Macmillan International Higher Education), Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), The Nordic Africa Institute, Wits University Press, Women in Islam journal.
We'd like to thank them for their support of this event.
Publishers and other exhibitors can choose one or more of the following options:
A) Participation with single display table (~1.6m x 0.8m) - full access for one staff member to panels & events and a single display table.
B) Participation with double display table (~3.2m x 0.8m) - full access to panels & events for two staff members and a double display table.
C) Full page portrait advert in abstract book. Please email a 300dpi, full colour TIF, 240mm (h) x 170mm (w) with 3mm bleed to admin(at)ecasconference.org by 18th April 2019 with subject line “Publisher ad in conference programme”. Please keep all live text and images 10mm away from the edge.
All stands will have access to the following:
- Wifi Access for exhibitor staff
- Tablecloth provided
- Chairs (1 for single table; 2 for double table)
- Poster boards (sizes to be confirmed) are available upon request for an additional charge.
- Please let us know if you require electricity supply to your stand.
We do NOT offer unstaffed displays - experience shows that you do not get to really market your company and simply lose your stock. We would have to pay a student to mind your stand, so the cost would rise, and while very able, students are not trained in marketing and are not grounded in your company profile. Come along and meet your client base! We do NOT offer insertion of ads/catalogues in delegate packs - experience shows that the clutter in a delegate bag is quickly junked, and rarely placed into a recycling bin. Ads printed in our conference book will not be thrown away, and so will have a longer shelf-life. This will also have environmental benefits.
To register for the conference including some exhibition space at ECAS2019, please email admin(at)ecasconference.org, with [Exhibit] in the beginning of the subject line, and specify the type of participation (A/B/C) required (number of staff and display tables required); we shall then contact you with instructions on how your staff members attending the event should register in our system.
Delivery addresses - check which location you are assigned to:
ECAS Event – KX284940
ECAS Event – KX284940
11 Crichton St
Contact person for deliveries: Kathryn McAleese, T: +44 131 651 2116
Delivery times: Deliveries should be received on or after Monday 10th June. Packages should be marked with the package number and package total. e.g. package 1 of 10. All boxes are to be clearly labelled with the exhibiting company and company contact name and number.
Please let us know how many items you are sending prior to sending, so that we know what to expect.
Potterow address to follow
Setting up and breakdown of stalls
If you are allocated McEwan Hall, you are welcome to set up your tables on 11th June, between midday and 2pm, when we open the registration desks. However there will not be a refreshment break during Tuesday afternoon, and all locations apart from McEwan Hall (where registration takes place), will not be used. We would suggest that you need to have your stands set up for 10:30 on Wednesday morning (set up on that day can be from 09:15), when the first tea break takes place.
If allocated Appleton Tower or Potterow, please set up your stands from 09:15 onwards on Wednesday morning, so they are ready for the 10:30 tea break.
Please try and stay until the end of the lunch on Friday 14th June before breaking down and clearing away your exhibit
There is Pay & Display parking on the streets around the three exhibit venues, however we cannot offer a car park or private parking. If you require assistance in unloading, please let us know in advance so that we can arrange for our conference team to meet you and assist.
If you will have books and boxes to be shipped back to you after the conference, you can organise to have these collected by a courier after the conference from the same address as you used for delivery.
All boxes must be collected before 19th June.
Contact person for collections as for delivery.
If you have any queries, please email admin(at)ecasconference.org