Cancelled – ASAUK 28th Biennial Conference


When:

08/9/2020

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Location:

Cardiff University
Wales
CF10 3AT
UK

Admission:

£101 - £311

Update:  Due to Covid-19, the ASAUK council have taken the difficult decision to cancel ASAUK 2020. They said: ‘ASAUK will do all we can to support colleagues’ plans for alternatives, including continuing conversations in thematic streams, new networks & outputs.’. For further updates, see @ASAUK_News on Twitter.

 

The 28 biennial ASAUK conference will be held from 8-10 September 2020 at Cardiff University on the Cathays campus. The ASAUK 2020 conference will celebrate the diversity and interdisciplinarity of the study of Africa. 

 

ASAUK conferences have establishes a reputation as supportive and collaborative events and are a key event for scholars working on and in Africa. They bring together scholars of Africa from a broad range of disciplines and from around the world, they are attended by scholars at all stages of their careers.

 

The conference hub will be the Viriamu Jones (VJ) Gallery in Main building, Cardiff University.

For the 2020 conference we have 43 thematic streams on a range of topics that will surely attract interest from a broad range of stakeholders and delegates.

 

At the conference, the ASAUK will recognise and celebrate outstanding scholarship and contributions to the study of Africa with the Audrey Richards Prize for best doctoral thesis in African Studies successfully examined in a British institution of higher education during 2018-2019. The closing date for nominations for the Audrey Richards Prize is Tuesday 31 March. There have been over 80 publications nominated for The Fage and Oliver monograph prize for best scholarly monograph on Africa published (or translated into English) and distributed in the United Kingdom. The Distinguished Africanist Award for an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the field of African studies. The closing date for nominations for the Distinguished Africanist Award is Tuesday 31 March.

 

The winners of the Fage and Oliver Prize 2020; Audrey Richards Prize and the Distinguished Africanist Award will be presented at the Conference Dinner on Wednesday 9 December at Cardiff City Hall

 

This conference provides a unique opportunity to connect with hundreds of Africanists, academics with a particular interest in the continent, development specialists, policy makers and others. The organisers are committed to engaging with participants through an energising and informative programme and facilitating networking opportunities

 

Current RAS / ASAUK members can register at their applicable member rate (below). Student, Early Career Researchers (within a three-year period from the award of their doctorate) and Africa scholars are also able to register on reduced prices.

 

Non-members of RAS / ASAUK can choose to register at a non-member rate or choose to become members first. Please note that becoming a member before the conference is a more cost-effective option – join here.

 

ASAUK 2020 CONFERENCE PRICING

 

The conference registration fee includes a ‘Grab and Go’ lunch, mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments. It does not include accommodation, the Conference Dinner or ‘A Taste of Wales’ alternative lunch.

 

ASAUK member rates (3 days)
^ Evidence may be requested if you choose these registration categories.

Student (^), Early Career Researcher (^) and Africa scholar – £151
Individual – £221

 

ASAUK member rates (1 day)
Student (^), Early Career Researcher (^) and Africa scholar – £101
Individual – £141

 

Non-ASAUK member rates (3 days)
^ Evidence may be requested if you choose these registration categories.

Student (^), Early Career Researcher (^) and Africa scholar – £191
Non-ASAUK / RAS member – £261

 

Non-ASAUK member rates (1 day)
Student (^), Early Career Researcher (^) and Africa scholar – £131
Non-ASAUK / RAS member – £191

 

Conference dinner: 3-course, silver service (9 September 2020, The Assembly Room, Cardiff City Hall):

Student, Early Career Researcher & African based scholar – £30
ASAUK members and non-members – £50

‘A Taste of Wales’ 2-course, served lunch (8, 9 and 10 September, Aberdare Hall); – £12

 

 

CONFERENCE ACCOMMODATION

Conference accommodation booking is now open and details about Cardiff University Halls of  Residence, discounted hotel rooms and alternative accommodation can be found at http://www.asauk.net/accommodation/ 

 

Registration for the ASAUK 2020 conference will be w/c 16 March 2020 and close on Friday 31 July 2020. In the meantime, join as a member of Royal African Society or ASAUK  today!

 

Questions? Please contact the conference organisation committee at asauk2020@cardiff.ac.uk