The ASAUK Conference brings together Africanists from all over the world and from various disciplines to discuss the past and current developments in Africa and African Studies.
The conference organisers would particularly welcome postgraduate presentations on their current or recently completed research.
Papers are invited on all themes relating to the continent. Though not seeking to limit contributions on new areas of research, themes of particular interest to the organizers include Popular Culture and Cultural Production; African Urban Culture, Social Movements and Popular Culture; Contesting Local Knowledge; Mining and African Development; Contesting the State: Africa, and the International Financial Institutions; The African Diaspora; Childhood and Youth; Human Rights and Citizenship; Colonialism, Rural Transformation and African Resistance; Gender and African Development; The African Union and African Security; Conflict and Conflict Resolution; Africa and the Challenge of the Developmental State; The Land Question; Africa and Globalisation; Education and Development; Politics and Democratic Renewal; and Africa 200 Years after the Abolition of Atlantic Slavery.
The Conference will also host the 2008 Mary Kingsley Zochonis Lecture, presentation of the Audrey Richards Prize for best doctoral thesis on Africa 2006/07, and the ASAUK Distinguished Africanist Awards for 2007 and 2008.
Please send proposals for panels of three papers, or abstracts for individual papers, of up to 250 words by 31 December 2007 to Emma Kelly or via the ASAUK website: www.asauk.net
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