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Forthcoming African Studies Conferences

March 15th, 2017

Canadian African Studies Association Conference 31 may – 2 June 2017

7th European Conference on African Studies – Basel 29 June – 1 July 2017

African Studies Association of Africa – Addis Ababa, October 18-21, 2017

Institute for African Studies – Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow October 17-20, 2017

African Studies Association (USA) – November 16-18 2017 – 

African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific – late November 2017 (dates to be confirmed) – Adelaide, Australia – (Venue Monarto Zoo – The Serengeti in Oz!).

African Studies Association – (UK) September 11-13 2018

2017 Foreign Policy White Paper

January 7th, 2017

The Australian Government has launched the terms of reference and consultation process for the development of an Australian Foreign Policy White Paper, due for release in September 2017. The call for submissions directly seeks ideas for how the Government can work more effectively with academia and NGOs to advance foreign policy interests, as well as how the Australian aid program can promote prosperity and stability.


AFSAAP members might consider making a submission referring to the government’s failure to implement the 2010 Joint Parliamentary Inquiry into Australia’s Relations with the Countries of Africa Recommendation #10 to establish an African Studies Centre. See and go to the front matter for the recommendations.


November 8th, 2016


Highlights from the program include
Sunday Night 6.30pm
Pre-Conference Screening of The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe (201) –

Monday Morning December 5th 9am
Keynote Address by Dr. F. Wafula Okumu “The transformation of boundaries from barriers to bridges-the myths and dilemmas of creating a borderless continent”

Monday 4pm –
Book Pre-Launch Samuel Muchoki – Intimacies, Citizenship and Refugee Men (Palgrave 2017)

Monday 4.30pm
Special keynote Panel on African Writing
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, – “Re-Imagining a lexicon for bridge makers in a Kardashian world?”
Chair: Russell McDougall,
Discussants: Karen King-Aribisala; Gareth Griffiths; Afeif Ismael

Tuesday Lunch
AFSAAP Postgraduate Professional Development Session

Wednesday 9am

David Mickler and Tinashe Jakwa AFSAAP Conference Conveners

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