The 2018 ASAUK Conference celebrates the diversity and interdisciplinarity of the study of Africa. The conference is a key event for scholars working on and in Africa. The ASAUK 2016 conference at the University of Cambridge attracted over 650 delegates from many academic disciplines and parts of the world. With 202 panels, the programme was extraordinarily rich and varied and resulted in engaged collaboration across the different disciplines that encompass the study of Africa.
The 2018 conference at the University of Birmingham will engage with current debates on knowledge production in and on Africa, and Professor Grace Musila of Stellenbosch University will give the keynote lecture. In addition, there will be over 50 themed streams across the panel sessions during the conference. A list is on the website at http://www.asauk.net/activity/streams-asauk-2018/ and added below. Submissions can be made to one of the thematic streams or as an independent to the “open stream”. For more information on submissions please visit the website at http://www.asauk.net/how-to submit-a-panel-or-paper/
The deadline for individual paper abstracts and panels is 16 February 2018.
At the conference, the ASAUK will recognise and celebrate outstanding scholarship and contributions to the study of Africa with the Audrey Richards Prize for best doctoral thesis in African Studies successfully examined in a British university during 2016-2017, and the Fage and Oliver monograph prize for best scholarly monograph on Africa published (or translated into English) and distributed in the United Kingdom, as well as the Distinguished Africanist Awards for individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the field of African studies. The winners will all be announced at the dinner on the second evening of the conference.
There will be the ever popular book fair throughout the conference, with the leading Africanist publishers in attendance.
Registration for the conference is open. The cost is Student ASAUK members £125; African scholar and student non-ASAUK members £165; ASAUK members £180; Non-ASAUK members £265. These early bird rates will be maintained until 1 June 2018.Conference BBQ (11 September 2018): £15 and Conference dinner (12 September 2018, Great Hall): £35. Conference accommodation (Bed & Breakfast, ensuite) is £50 per night. Day rates are also available at 80% of the full conference registration fee.