2014 ASAUK Conference: call for panels
February 6, 2013
The African Studies Association invites the submission of panels for the 2014 ASAUK Conference. ASAUK's biennial conference will be held at the University of Sussex and will run from 2pm on Tuesday Sept 9th to 3.30 pm on Thursday 11th September 2014.
While we are not attempting to give the conference an overarching 'theme', we would encourage individuals, journals, centres and networks to offer a single or series of panels on particular topics so that there can be sequential debate through the conference.
The call for panels (symposia) is now open. Panels at the conference will be an hour and a half long and we would recommend no more than 3 papers per panel to allow time for questions and debate.
Please note that the only way to submit a panel for the conference is via the online link below. We would encourage all those wishing to suggest a panel to have done so by the 20th of September 2013 after which a call for papers will be circulated. It will only be possible for scholars to submit papers to your panel once it has been submitted onto the online system.
To submit a panel you will then need to register on the online system via the link above. Once you have registered you can then log into the online submission system and set up a panel. Panels are referred to as symposia and so to register your panel please go to the "set up a new symposium" section of the system. To submit a panel you will require a panel abstract of maximum 400 words.
Once you have submitted your panel/symposium it will appear on the online system and papers can then be submitted to your panel via the online system. Each time a paper is submitted for your panel you will receive an email notifying you and will be able to log into the online system and review the papers for your panel.
It is worth noting that you can use your one email and password to propose several panels / symposia. Should you wish to amend your personal, panel or paper details you can this by logging into the system at any time up until the close of submissions.
It is also possible to submit papers via the above link. If you submit a panel and wish to solicit papers this can be done straight away.
We will circulate a call for papers once the call for panels is closed to enable those submitting papers to see a full list of panels.
We do not require you to submit a full paper in advance, please submit an abstract of 250 words. The call for papers will close in April 2014.
We very much hope to see you at the conference!
If you have any queries please contact David Kerr: firstname.lastname@example.org
ASAUK Conference Organiser
C/O Centre of West African Studies
07586 773 477