Call for 2024 Conference Stream Proposals

ASAUK conferences have established a reputation as supportive and collaborative events. Our conferences–attended by scholars at all stages of their careers–bring together scholars of Africa from various disciplines around the world. The 2024 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 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. A panel normally consists of a minimum of three paper presenters and one chair. Stream organisers are expected to respond to, and in some cases, 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 at Please write “ASAUK24 Stream Proposal” in the subject line. 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.


The closing date for streams is provisionally 31 October 2023, but we evaluate stream proposals on a rolling basis. Doing this will give colleagues who need to apply for visas sufficient time to do so. We will send out visa invitation letters as soon as panels are accepted.


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 as soon as possible after 31 October 2023, and in some cases, we shall suggest that you join a panel that is organised by one of the streams.