EAST AFRICAN ASSOCIATION FOR PALEOANTHROPOLOGY AND PALEONTOLOGY (EAAPP) SEVENTH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
AUGUST 1ST – 4TH, 2019
On behalf of the EAAPP Secretariat we wish to announce the upcoming seventh EAAPP conference in Nairobi, Kenya from August 1st-4th 2019. The aim of this conference is to bring East African, other African, and international researchers, scientists, museum curators, and cultural resources managers together in a forum to present current research findings, exchange scientific information and discuss current research development, museum ethics, policy, and practice.
All conference events will take place at the Nairobi National Museum, Museum Hill Road, Nairobi, Kenya.
Conference registration fees (see below) include a conference reception on Aug 1, two tea breaks and lunch per day Aug 2-4, and one conference dinner (details TBD).
Conference summary schedule:
Thursday August 1
1:00-6:00pm: Conference Registration
1:00-4:00pm: Collections Tours, led by NMK Staff. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1, 2019 to register.
2:00-4:00pm: Taphonomy Workshop, led by Dr. Job Kibii (National Museums of Kenya), Dr. Kay Behrensmeyer (Smithsonian Institution), & Dr. Briana Pobiner (Smithsonian Institution). Limited to 20 participants & best for students/taphonomy beginners. Please email email@example.com by July 1, 2019 to register.
4:00pm-6:00pm: Conference Reception
Friday August 2
9:00am-10:00am: Opening Session
10:00am-12:00pm: Podium Presentations – Hominins [including tea break]
1:30pm-4:30pm: Podium Presentations – Hominins [including tea break]
4:00pm-5:00pm: Podium Presentations – New Sites & Experimental Archaeology
Saturday August 3
9:00am-11:00am: Podium Presentations – Early Stone Age Archaeology [including tea break]
11:00am-12:30pm: Podium Presentations – Middle to Late Stone Age Archaeology
1:30pm-2:15pm: Podium Presentations – Middle to Late Stone Age Archaeology
2:15pm-3:30pm: Podium Presentations – From the Holocene to Historic Times [including tea break]
3:30pm-5:30pm: Poster Presentations
Sunday August 4
9:00am-11:30am: Podium Presentations – From the Holocene to Historic Times [including tea break]
11:30am-12:00pm: Podium Presentations – Paleoecology and Fauna
1:30pm-4:00pm: Podium Presentations – – Paleoecology and Fauna [including tea break]
4:00pm-4:30pm: Podium Presentations – Cultural Heritage Management
4:30pm-5:30pm: Concluding Discussion
EAAPP is organizing a single post-conference excursion on August 5 which will visit two prehistoric sites: Kandis (with a tour by Dr. Emma Mbua) and Olorgesailie (with a tour by Dr. Rick Potts).
For poster presenters, the poster size is limited to no more than 3’10” or 116 cm in horizontal dimension, and no more than 4’0″ and 120 cm vertical dimension. Thumbtacks etc. to put up your posters will be provided.
If you are a student, from an African country, or otherwise do not have access to funds to print a poster, please email Dr. Briana Pobiner (EAAPP Secretary) by June 1 to arrange to have your poster printed and transported to the conference.
$100 for non-members (professionals)
$50 for members (professionals)
$50 for non-members (students)
$30 for members (students)
–African professionals and students based in Africa will get a 50% reduction in registration fees.
–Registration is only payable onsite at the conference. US Dollars, Euros, and Kenya shillings will all be accepted.
–Registration will be available onsite at the conference on Aug 1, 2, and 3.
Dr. Emmanuel Ndiema, Kenya Representative, EAAPP (National Museums of Kenya), Dr. Briana Pobiner, Executive Secretary, EAAPP (Smithsonian Institution), Prof. Zeresenay Alemseged, Chairperson, EAAPP (University of Chicago), Dr. Jackson Njau, Vice Chairperson, EAAPP (Indiana University)
LOCAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF KENYA:
Dr. Emmanuel Ndiema, Dr. Fredrick Kyalo Manthi, Dr. Rahab Kinjanjui, Dr. Job Kibii, Dr. Emma Mbua
EAAPP recommends the following hotels, which are all within walking distance of the conference venue (the Nairobi National Museum). Some of these hotels are offering discounted rates to conference participants. If you stay further than short distance from the conference venue, we recommend taking a taxi or Uber rather than walking, especially after dark.
Hotel Hennessis: http://hotelhennessis.com
Special Conference Rates (all per night bed & breakfast, in Kenya Shillings): 4,500 (single), 5,000 (double – one large bed), 6,800 (twin – two single beds). Please mention the EAAPP conference; contact person is Ms. Magret, +254-722-363-381.
Hotel Boulevard: http://www.sentrim-hotels.com/boulevard_booking.html
Special Conference Rate (per night bed & breakfast, in Kenya Shillings): 6,500 (single), other room rate information coming soon. Please mention the EAAPP conference and Kennedy (hotel manager).
KenGen R.B.S. Gardens apartments: http://www.kengenrbsgardens.com/#all
One or two bedroom fully furnished and serviced apartments with a kitchen. Gym, swimming pool, and restaurant onsite. No special conference rates.
Norfolk Towers apartments: http://www.norfolktowers.co.ke/
Studio, one, two, or three bedroom fully furnished and serviced apartments with a kitchen. Swimming pool and laundry service onsite. No special conference rates.