Even though the ASAUK  28th Biennial Conference has been cancelled due to the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 the three prizes will still be awarded.

Fage and Oliver Prize 2020
Thank you to all the publishers are nominated titles for the Fage and Oliver Prize which is awarded to the author of an outstanding original scholarly work published on Africa during the preceding two years (2018 &2019). Further information about this prize can be found here .

Details of the nine books shortlisted for this prize have been announced.

The winner of the Fage and Oliver Prize will be announced on Thursday 10 September.

Distinguished Africanist Award
This award is for individuals who have made a significant contributed to African Studies. Further details and guidelines can be found here the closing date has been extended until Friday 17 July  2020.

The winner of the Distinguished Africanist Award will be announced on Thursday 10 September.

Audrey Richards Prize for the best doctoral thesis in African Studies

The ASAUK is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Audrey Richards prize for the best doctoral thesis in African Studies.

Nicole Anne Beardsworth, Electoral Coalition building between opposition parties in Zimbabwe Zambia and Uganda; 2000 – 2017, University of Warwick

Alexander Budd, In Search of the Nigerian Pastoral Nollywood: and the Nigerian Creative Industrial System, The Open University

Jacinta Victoria Muinde, An Economy of (Dis)Affections: Women-Headed Households, Cash Transfers and Matrilineal Relations in Kenya South Coast, Newnham College, University of Cambridge

Jake Christopher Richards, Liberated Africans and law in the South Atlantic c.1839 – 1871, Gonville and Cauis, University of Cambridge

Luisa T. Schneider, Teeth and tongue jammed together: Violence in relationships and its mediations in Freetown, Sierra Leone, St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford

The winner of the prize will be announced on Thursday 10 September.