‘Africa: diversity and development’, Dunedin, New Zealand – 2019

‘Africa: diversity and development’, Dunedin, New Zealand – 2019

42nd AFSAAP Annual Conference

Call for Papers

26-27 November 2019
St Margaret’s College, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand


The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) invites submissions for its 2019 conference from academics, researchers, students, practitioners and policy makers, and the diaspora community, with interests in African studies, both on the African continent and in the Australasia and Pacific region. In 2019, the conference theme is ‘Africa: Diversity and Development’. The conference seeks to explore the richness of the continent and its diversity in a wide range of social, economic, political and cultural dimensions, while simultaneously discussing development options, challenges and experiences.

Papers from all disciplines considering African issues in a broad range of topics, such as culture, history, literature, physical, social and economic development, environment, politics, geography, ecology, demography, health, education, migration, media, aid, climate change, natural and human-induced disasters, civil society and gender are welcomed.


Please send abstracts not exceeding 300 words in length to:  AFSAAPconference@otago.ac.nz  by 30 June 2019. Acceptance of Abstracts will be notified by 1st August 2019.

Conference Fees

Registration Fees for AFSAAP Conference: AUD $315, Student/Unwaged AUD $225

(**This includes lunch, morning & afternoon tea/coffee and conference dinner). Registration fees will need to be paid if your paper is accepted and you wish to attend the conference. All presenters will need to be fully registered.


All non-Australian and New Zealand citizens will need to investigate whether they will need to obtain a visa to enter New Zealand in order to attend the conference. Visa applications can take up to 3 months.

Getting to Dunedin

There are direct Virgin flights from Brisbane to Dunedin. Alternatively, delegates can fly from Melbourne, Perth or Sydney via Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to Dunedin (or from Adelaide and Canberra via those cities). Regular flights (1 hour duration) connect Christchurch and Dunedin. Shuttle buses and taxis meet all flights at Dunedin Airport and can take delegates to the conference venue and accommodation.


Accommodation will be available at St Margaret’s College https://stmargarets.college/, at the University Executive Residence https://www.otago.ac.nz/executive-residence/index.html, or in the north end of the city close to the University, see Dunedin Tourism and Accommodation: https://www.tourism.net.nz/region/dunedin.

Please note: Delegates should book and pay for their own accommodation.

Conference Programme

To be advised in due course

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