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ASAUK Biennial Conference 6th-8th Sept 2012

Thursday 6 - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Location: University of Leeds

We are delighted that the 2012 ASAUK conference will be held in conjunction with Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) at Leeds University. It will run from 1:30pm on Thursday Sept 6th to 3:30pm on Saturday 8th September 2012.

A number of panels and streams have already been proposed for the conference. We are grateful to those shown below for organising a series of panels running through the conference.

  • Deborah Johnston (SOAS) and Morten Jerven (Simon Fraser University) on the data base for African economic development.
  • Miles Larmer (Sheffield) Katrien Pype (MIT)Reuben Loffman (Keele) Congo research network stream
  • Miles Larmer (Sheffield) The Yorkshire African Studies Network
  • Gabrielle Lynch (Warwick) Transitional Justice in Africa
  • Lizelle Bisschoff (Edinburgh) Contemporary African cinema: New innovations in genres, themes, production and distribution
  • Jane Plastow (Leeds) Culture
  • Stephanie Newell (Sussex) and Ranka Primorac (Southampton) Literature
  • Emma Hunter (Cambridge) Citizenship
  • Lotte Hughes (Open) and Clara Arokiasamy (KALA) Heritage
  • Frances Cleaver (Bradford) Is ‘good’ water governance compatible with water equity in Africa?

We are also very pleased to have two panels on North Africa submitted by George Joffe (Cambridge) and Martin Evans (Portsmouth).

Conference Key Note Speaker:

We are delighted to host Kenyan novelist and theorist of post-colonial literature and Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature & English at the University of California, Irvine: Ngugi wa Thiong'o. His lecture will be entitled 'Africa in the Language of Scholarship'. Ngugi's lecture is open to the public and is free of charge - to be held in the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre at 6:15pm on Thursday 6th September. Please arrive at 6pm to take seats - no need to book.