ASAUK Conference 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. 


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



Conference Registration Now Open


Accommodation Booking Now Open


***Draft Programme Now Available***




To be included on the programme, register by ***10 July***. The programme will be finalised one month before the conference begins. All speakers and chairs need to register and to pay.


Attendees awaiting a visa decision, please let us know by sending a message to, and we shall keep your name on the programme. 


The conference is not hybrid, but some panels and streams will allow hybrid participation. The programme will be available in two formats: in printed copies without Zoom or Teams links, and online with the links to hybrid sessions. Hybrid sessions (in Webinar format) will be advertised in the online version of the programme and are free to anyone – no need to register to attend as audience member. 




DRAFT PROGRAMME of the ASAUK24 Conference:


For anyone needing to request a programme change:

Please note that every small change affects countless people, who may be participating in multiple panels. Delegates need to be available from 11 am on 29 August until the end of the day on Saturday 31 August, and panels can be scheduled at any time during the conference.


It is possible for stream convenors to authorise the conference organisers to move speakers around within a particular stream, but all participants in the panels being switched need to agree. For panels with online speakers located in other time zones, we shall make adjustments to the programme.  Please email, after discussing the requested change with your stream organiser. 


Please note that changes made to the programme will not be reflected immediately. A new updated version will be posted by the end of May.


Policy on refunds: Registration and accommodation costs will be refunded to anyone whose visa does not come through in time, or who is refused a visa. We thank our colleagues applying for visas, for the time and commitment completing all the administrative tasks involved. We hope to see you in Oxford.



Register for the ASAUK24 Conference


ASAUK AGM 31 August 2024  


Conference Registration Rates Explained  


Book Your Accommodation


Travel and Accommodation Information


Arrange a Book Launch  ***To apply to launch your book, please email***


ASAUK 2024 Prize-winners



Information for Exhibitors


***New*** ASAUK Only Membership Option


******Coming Soon******


Your conference registration will include two meals a day, and coffee/tea at morning and afternoon break. 


Book your Optional Excursion and City Tour 





Call for Conference Stream Proposals


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.