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ASAUK Biennial Conference 2014

March 6, 2014


The ASAUK 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', there are a number of streams (linked panels on a theme) which will run throughout the conference.

We are grateful to the below individuals, journals, centres and networks for offering a streams so that there can be sequential debate through the conference. As well as to all the individuals who have offered single panels on a wide variety of topics.


  • Congo Research Network (Katrien Pype and Reuben Loffman)
  • Culture Stream (Carli Coetzee / JACS)
  • African utopias/dystopias (Critical African Studies)
  • Publishing (Stephanie Kitchen / IAI)
  • Literature Stream (Ranka Primorac)
  • From Global Crisis to African Rising? (ROAPE)
  • Labour, Insecurity and Violence in South Africa (Maxim Bolt / Dina Rajak)
  • Lusophone Africa (Toby Green)
  • Sudan (Ahmed Al-Shahi)

A full list of the panels submitted so far can be found here.

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.   Panels   There are still spaces available in the conference for panels but we would encourage interested parties to submit panels as soon as possible. It will only be possible for scholars to submit papers to your panel once it has been submitted onto the online system.   Papers To submit a paper for the ASAUK Conference you need to register via the link below. Once you have registered you can then log into the online submission system and submit your paper.

Once you have registered on the conference website you will need to log in click on "Click here to make a new submission" and you will be presented with a list of the panels currently proposed for the ASAUK Conference. Please select the panel into which you wish to submit your paper and click next to proceed. Papers can also be submitted independent of any of the panels currently proposed.

All papers require abstracts of no more than 250 words.

It is worth noting that you can use your one email and password to propose several papers. Should you wish to amend your personal or paper details you can this by logging into the system at any time up until the close of submissions.

We do not require you to submit a full paper in advance, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words. The call for papers will close on 25th April 2014.

You can follow also follow the development of the conference on Facebook: We will be posting updates about the conference on the association website and Facebook page (link below).

We very much hope to see you at the conference!

If you have any queries please contact David Kerr: d.kerr(at)