ASAUK14

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.

We have had an excellent response to the call for panels and an exciting range of panels on a diverse range of topics has been proposed. We are grateful to the individuals, journals, centres and networks who have offered panels and in particular for the streams (linked panels on a theme) which will run throughout the conference.

Programme

9th September 2014

Following the first two sessions of panels a welcome reception with food and refreshments will be held in the evening.

10th September 2014

stadium
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Stadium

Following four sets of panels, the conference keynote will be given in the evening by Walter Bgoya, managing director of Mkuki na Nyota, independent scholarly publishing company in Dar es Salaam (address title tbc).

The keynote will be followed by the ASAUK conference dinner held at Brighton and Hove Albion Football Stadium. Transport to the conference dinner will be arranged. The Audrey Richards Prize and the Distinguished Africanist award will be announced at the conference dinner.

11th September 2014

Following the final three sets of panels, a writing workshop to assist early career scholars in getting articles ready for publication in international journals will be held. The call for papers for the writing workshop with a list of participating journals can be found here.

A full programme will be available on the this webpage on the 6th of June 2014.

Keynotes

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Walter Bgoya

Walter Bgoya, managing director of Mkuki na Nyota, independent scholarly publishing company in Dar es Salaam will give the conference keynote. He is a Tanzanian publisher, and a leading writer and activist on the issues of publishing development in Africa. A former diplomat, he was an active member of TANU, colleague of President Nyerere, and a supporter of liberation movements in South Africa, Mozambique, Angola and Namibia.

For 18 years he was the General Manager of the Tanzania Publishing House, and in 1990 established his own independent company, Mkuki na Nyota Publishers of Dar es Salaam. Rooted in the culture of Tanzania, the company publishes with the mission of Africa’s determination to take control of its own intellectual and cultural life, and the paramount importance of literature as a tool of personal liberation and development.

He is a founding member and Chairman of African Books Collective; founding member and on the General Council of APNET (African Publishers’ Network); and was Chairman of the Jury of The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa. He is the author of four books of fables for children: The Story of the Crow and the Frog (2003), The Chameleon who could not Change her Colour (2003), and The Story of the Crow and the Crab (2005).

www.mkukinanyota.com/
ww.africanbookscollective.com/

Title - TBC

Streams (with stream-leaders)

  • 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 and Dina Rajak / JSAS)
  • 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.

Stream keynotes

Culture Stream Keynote - Professor Audrey Gadzekpo

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Professor Audrey Gadzekpo

Title - TBC

Professor Audrey Gadzekpo is Associate Professor at the School of Communication Studies, University of Ghana and chair of the governing board of the Ghana Integrity Initiative. She earned her BA from the University of Ghana, MA from Brigham Young University, USA and PhD from University of Birmingham, UK. In 2005, she was a visiting scholar at the Program of African Studies, Northwestern University. She is also a journalist, having edited news magazine programs and hosted radio and television discussions. She has published extensively on the media and has articles in journals such as Review of African Political Economy and African Media Review.

Congo Research Network Stream Keynote – Dr Yossa Way

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Dr. Yossa Way

Title - TBC  

Dr. Yossa Way has published widely on Protestantism in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). His work has examined questions pertaining to the Anglican Church’s role in development in the Congo as well as its political commitments in sub-Saharan Africa’s largest country. He has also written biographies of numerous African Christians for the Dictionary of African Christian Biography, which is an extremely valuable resource and is available at www.DACB.org. Dr. Way is currently the Academic Dean of the Anglican University of the Congo at Bunia, Ituri having recently been a professor there from 2012-2013. Dr. Way’s theological and sociological research has been rooted in his extensive experience of working professionally with the Anglican Church in the Congo. He has served in a number of high-profile roles, including as the Vicar-General of the diocese of Kinshasa from 2009-2010 as well as the Dean of All Saints Cathedral in the diocese of Aru, in Ituri, from 2005-2006.

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.

asauk.conference-services.net/authorlogin.asp?conferenceID=3630&language=en-uk 

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.

Registration

There are a number of different registration rates. Discounted rates are offered to full members of the African Studies Association UK (please note that associate members of the association are not entitled to attend the conference at member rates). If you are not already information on ASAUK membership is available here.

asauk.net/membership.shtml

Please note that if booking with meals this will include a three course conference dinner on the 10th and lunches on the 10th and 11th.

Accommodation includes only the nights of the 9th and 10th of September.

You can register for the conference via the below link.

asauk.conference-services.net/registration.asp?conferenceID=3630&language=en-uk

Prices

Students ASAUK Members
Conference Only £55
Conference With Meals (Conference dinner on 10th / Lunch on the 10th and 11th) £135
Conference With Meals (Conference dinner on 10th / Lunch on the 10th and 11th) and shared facilities Accommodation (nights of the 9th and 10th) £200
Conference With Meals (Conference dinner on 10th / Lunch on the 10th and 11th) and Accommodation (nights of the 9th and 10th) £220
Conference With Meals (Conference dinner on 10th / Lunch on the 10th and 11th) and ensuite Accommodation (nights of the 9th and 10th) £240
Students & Delegates from African Universities
Conference Only £80
Conference With Meals (Conference dinner on 10th / Lunch on the 10th and 11th) £160
Conference With Meals (Conference dinner on 10th / Lunch on the 10th and 11th) and shared facilities Accommodation (nights of the 9th and 10th) £225
Conference With Meals (Conference dinner on 10th / Lunch on the 10th and 11th) and Accommodation (nights of the 9th and 10th) £245
Conference With Meals (Conference dinner on 10th / Lunch on the 10th and 11th) and ensuite Accommodation (nights of the 9th and 10th) £265
ASAUK Members
Conference Only £110
Conference With Meals (Conference dinner on 10th / Lunch on the 10th and 11th) £190
Conference With Meals (Conference dinner on 10th / Lunch on the 10th and 11th) and shared facilities Accommodation (nights of the 9th and 10th) £255
Conference With Meals (Conference dinner on 10th / Lunch on the 10th and 11th) and Accommodation (nights of the 9th and 10th) £275
Conference With Meals (Conference dinner on 10th / Lunch on the 10th and 11th) and ensuite Accommodation (nights of the 9th and 10th) £295
Non-Members
Conference Only £180
Conference With Meals (Conference dinner on 10th / Lunch on the 10th and 11th) £260
Conference With Meals (Conference dinner on 10th / Lunch on the 10th and 11th) and shared facilities Accommodation (nights of the 9th and 10th) £325
Conference With Meals (Conference dinner on 10th / Lunch on the 10th and 11th) and Accommodation (nights of the 9th and 10th) £345
Conference With Meals (Conference dinner on 10th / Lunch on the 10th and 11th) and ensuite Accommodation (nights of the 9th and 10th) £365

You can follow also follow the development of the conference on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AfricanStudiesAssociationUK. 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) bham.ac.uk
 
David Kerr