AFSAAP Conference 2019
“Africa: Diversity and Development”, 26 – 27 November 2019
University of Otago campus
Sessions in the draft program include:
Historical Perspectives, Education, Conservation and Inclusivity, African Migrants in Australia, Politics, Literacy and Language, Livelihoods and Food, Security, Health, Geopolitics, Culture, Art and Literature,
Peace and Conflict, Migration and Health, Mining, Development Issues;
Gender/Sexuality: Violence and Activism, Development, Land Politics,
Roundtable Panel: ‘Australian Mining Interests in Africa’.
Workshop: ‘Creating an online
glossary/wiki for terms that reflect African ways of knowing, being and
doing human rights’
Marcelle Dawson: “Some of my Best Friends are White’: Allies and Affinities in African Studies”
Bob Huish: “The Place of “Past Oncologies” in Global Health Today: Chronicles of Cancer in Africa”
Elizabeth Rankin: “Monumental Manipulations: Reshaping Visual Heritage in South Africa’s Public Domain”
42nd AFSAAP Annual Conference
Africa: Diversity and Development
26-27 November 2019, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) invites submissions for its 2019 conference from academics, researchers, students, practitioners and policy makers, and the diaspora community, with interests in African studies, both on the African continent and in the Australasia and Pacific region. In 2019, the conference theme is ‘Africa: Diversity and Development’. The conference seeks to explore the richness of the continent and its diversity in a wide range of social, economic, political and cultural dimensions, while simultaneously discussing development options, challenges and experiences.Papers from all disciplines considering African issues in a broad range of topics, such as culture, history, literature, physical, social and economic development, environment, politics, geography, ecology, demography, health, education, migration, media, aid, climate change, natural and human-induced disasters, civil society and gender are welcomed.
Abstracts due 30 June 2019; Postgraduate travel grant applications due 30 August 2019.
38th AFSAAP Conference
Deakin University, Melbourne CBD
28 – 30 October 2015
‘The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific welcomes to its 2015 conference, papers from academics, researchers, students, practitioners and policy makers with interests in African studies, both on the African continent and in the Australasia and Pacific region. Papers from all disciplines discussing African issues in a broad range of topics, such as culture, physical, social and economic development, environment, politics, geography, ecology, demography, health, education, migration, media, aid, climate change, natural and human-induced disasters, civil society and gender are welcomed.’
More details coming soon.
The 2015 Australasian Aid Conference, hosted by the Development Policy Centre, Crawford School, ANU, and the Asia Foundation, will be held on 12th and 13th February. Click here to see registration.
The full program is now available [pdf]. The last session on Friday afternoon includes one presentation with African content: ‘Effective strategies for transformation: a review on the utilisation of a strength’s based approach in Malawi and Tanzania’, by Annabel Dulhunty and Lisa McMurray of Caritas Australia.
Also relevant is ‘ “50 pounds and a bicycle”: the role of NGOs in the Australian official aid program’ by Patrick Kilby, ANU.
Senator Brett Mason, an ANU graduate, is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Australia’s Federal Coalition Government. His positive remarks to the Australia Africa conference held at the ANU on 15 July, 2014, can be found at
Date & time
Monday 6pm 14 July 2014 to 5pm Wednesday 16 July 2014
Crawford School of Public Policy, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU
The Australia Africa Conference 2014 is an upgrade of two previous initiatives. First, is the Africa Update conference held at ANU last year, which in itself was a culmination of smaller events focusing on the gradually growing ties between Africa and Australia over the years. Second, is the five Australian African Universities Network (AAUN) Forums held since 2011; two of them in Pretoria with the support of the Australian Government
The conference will be hosted by the African Group of High Commissioners and Ambassadors and the Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN). The conference sponsors and supporters include: Australia Africa conference 2014, Australia Africa Business Council , Canberra Business Council, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Australia, The ACT Exporters Network, Windlab Systems Pty Ltd, AAUN, and ANU and Crawford School of Public Policy.
Registration is essential.
More information about the conference: http://www.windlab.com/australia-africa-conference-2014, and the program