AFSAAP News:

Professor Anthony Low – 1927-2015

February 15th, 2015

AFSAAP would like to acknowledge and celebrate the life and contributions of Professor Anthony Low. He was AFSAAP’s First president 1978-1981, and made an invaluable contribution to African Studies, and the academy. In the Australasian Review of African Studies, Vol 34 No 2 December 2013, David Lucas wrote about Anthony Low’s ‘Retirement’ from research. At the 2012 AFSAAP Conference held in Canberra,  we also celebrated his contribution to AFSAAP. You can see in this photo,  from the front Professor Low, his wife Isobel, his son in law Matthew Neuhaus, and his grand daughter, with Tanya Lyons AFSAAP’s current president acknowledging his life’s achievements. AFSAAP sends sincere condolences to Anthony’s family at this time, and would like to thank them for supporting his achievements in African Studies.


Call for papers: AFSAAP 2015 conference

February 2nd, 2015

The 38th annual AFSAAP conference will be held from 28-30 October 2015 at Deakin University, Melbourne.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Twenty-first century tensions and transformations”.

A call for papers is now open, and please download the document as a pdf or doc file.

View the conference website for further information.


Celebrate African-Australians – South Australia 2014

December 21st, 2014

AFSAAP President Dr. Tanya Lyons received the Honorary Friends of Africa – Captains Award on behalf of the AFSAAP Executive Team at the Celebrate African-Australians Awards held in South Australia on December 20th 2014. This is the 3rd year in a row that AFSAAP has been recognised for its role in promoting African Studies and studies of the African Diaspora. Congratulations to AFSAAP and its wonderful membership who are always willing to volunteer.

PICTURE ALBUM – South Australia Celebration of African Australian Awards 2014


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