23-24 November 2017 The 40th AFSAAP Annual Conference “Researching Africa in Australasia – The Way Forward!”

The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) is a network of academics, students, consultants, activists, diplomats, artists, community leaders, and others who share a mutual interest in the promotion of African Studies in Australasia and the Pacific region. AFSAAP was founded in 1978 and this will be the association’s 40th Annual Conference.

This conference aims to examine the future of African Studies in Australia and New Zealand, and discuss the possible ways forward. The direction of this discussion will be led by your research proposals showcasing African Studies in Australasia. See the conference website on the link above for more details of current suggested panel themes – more welcome.

Confirmed Key note speakers – Prof. Peter Limb, Prof. Dorothy Driver and Dr. Joseph Masika.

Limited AFSAAP Postgraduate Travel Grants now available to attend the conference.

This SECOND call asks you to submit your 200 word paper abstracts or proposals for a panel discussion by June 15th 2017 – email to afsaap2017@afsaap.org.au

About The Conference Venue
This year we will celebrate AFSAAP’s 40th Annual Conference by gathering on the first day at the University of South Australia’s City Campus, and then on the 2nd day of the conference we will all gather at Monarto Zoo’s Waterhole Function Centre situated on the edge of the Africa precinct – that is, Australia’s conservation site re-creating the wild African Serengeti with stunning views of Monarto Zoo’s African animals, including a Giraffe viewing platform a few minutes walk from the venue. Buses will transport conference participants to and from this venue, located 50 minutes from the Adelaide CBD.

Participants will need to book their own accommodation in the centre of Adelaide. Options and Details forthcoming.

Presenters will be expected to prepare final papers for inclusion in the Final Conference Proceedings.

Key Dates 2017:
2nd Call for Papers/Panels – deadline June 15th
Advise of acceptance – June 30th
Registration Opens: July 1st
All Presenters to Register by October 1st
All Participants to register by October 21st .
Dr. Tanya Lyons and Dr. Ibrahima Diallo
AFSAAP 2017 Conference Conveners