ASAUK Conference 2024




Read through the list of thematic streams here.  Write an abstract of no more than 500 words. Click here to create a profile and password, and submit your abstract. All decisions will be made by 15 May 2024. The provisional programme will be published by 15 June 2024.


This 60th anniversary year of the ASAUK’s existence, we have adopted a theme that invites reflection on the changes in knowledge production about and from Africa. Generational divides and inter-generational disappointment are critical themes in the understanding of contemporary African cultural, social, and political dynamics, and they feature in many scholarly works about and from the continent. These same generational divides also feature in academic environments. The generational focus of the conference acknowledges the centre of gravity for knowledge production as necessarily led from the African continent and also places emphasis on a future-oriented date stamp for knowledge production. We welcome stream proposals regarding these and related questions, especially from younger and early-career scholars.


The ASAUK Conference will be held from 29 to 31 August 2024 at Oxford Brookes University.


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Abstract submissions close on 20 April 2024 for all streams.


All decisions will be made by 15 May 2024.





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Lubaina Himid
Her Print on Me, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
183 x 122 x 2 cm
Private collection
© Lubaina Himid. Image courtesy the artist, Hollybush Gardens, London.
Photo: Andy Keate

ASAUK conferences have established a reputation as supportive and collaborative events. Our conferences bring together scholars of Africa from a broad range of disciplines and from around the world, and are attended by scholars at all stages of their careers. The conference theme is Generation and Regeneration, but we do not require that all proposals respond to this theme.

ASAUK conferences are organised around thematic streams. These streams can include between two and eleven panels. We will do our best to timetable these successively so that all those interested in a particular stream can attend all its panels.

Stream organisers are responsible for organising at least two thematically linked panels, with a panel normally consisting of a minimum of three paper presenters and one chair. Stream organisers are expected to respond to, and in some cases to recommend changes to, proposals from colleagues who wish to contribute panels or individual papers to their stream. We prefer proposals that bring together multi-located and inter-generational groups of speakers. We shall not accept proposals where all speakers are from the same institution. Stream organisers may also be expected to follow up with participants on the progress of their visa applications, and to relay this information to Carli Coetzee.

If you are interested in organising a thematic stream, please contact Carli Coetzee on the following email: Please write “ASAUK24 Stream Proposal” in the subject line.


The closing date for streams is provisionally 31 October 2023, but we shall evaluate stream proposals on an ongoing basis. The reason for this is to enable colleagues who need to apply for visas to have sufficient time to do so. We intend to send out visa invitation letters as soon as panels are accepted.

Your email should include a paragraph of up to 300 words describing your proposed stream and why you think it will make an interesting contribution to ASAUK24.


Lubaina Himid
Stir Until Melted (The Fortune Teller), 2019
Acrylic on canvas
183 x 122 x 2 cm
Private collection
© Lubaina Himid. Image courtesy the artist, Hollybush Gardens, London.
Photo: Andy Keate

Please note:

  • ASAUK conferences do not limit participants’ contributions, and conference participants are allowed to present as many papers as are accepted by the organisers. However, it is advisable to limit each person to 5 panels for the sake of time-tabling. Participants are allowed to take on multiple duties as chairs and discussants.
  • We are not yet able to provide the final prices for conference attendance but we expect to publish an indicative price list in early 2024 and expect prices to be similar to previous ASAUK conferences.
  • The officers of the ASAUK are not remunerated and all income from the conference is used to cover the costs of organisation, to offer subsidies and bursaries, and to continue the Association’s flagship Writing Workshops and Teaching Fellowships.
  • Calls for single panels and individual papers will be published no later than 31 October 2023, and in some cases we shall suggest that you join a panel that is organised by one of the streams.