2nd ANU African Studies Network Conference

2nd ANU African Studies Network Conference

2nd ANU African Studies Network Conference
In the ever-evolving landscape of academic and professional gatherings, one event stands out on the horizon—the 2nd ANU African Studies Network Conference. Scheduled to take place on November 23-24, 2023, this conference promises to be an enlightening exploration of Africa's past, present, and future. Hosted by the ANU African Studies Network (ANU-ASN). The conference has been sponsored by the Student Extracurricular Enrichment Fund (SEEF) of the Research School of Social Sciences and ANU Student Association (ANUSA). This event is set to be a pivotal moment in the world of African Studies.

The Conference Theme
The theme of the conference, "Africa: Past, Present, and the Future," is a testament to the rich history and the dynamic, ever-changing dynamics that define the African continent. Inspired by African history, the present realities, and the aspirations outlined in the African Union's Agenda 2063, this theme promises a comprehensive exploration of the continent.

The conference seeks to provide a platform for in-depth academic discourse and meaningful interactions for researchers, early career professionals, and industry stakeholders. It is designed to encompass a wide spectrum of topics, encouraging a holistic understanding of Africa and its multifaceted aspects.

An Inclusive Space for Diverse Voices
One of the standout features of this conference is its commitment to inclusivity. The organizers have pledged to ensure that the registration process accommodates dietary preferences and restrictions. This reflects an earnest desire to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all attendees, recognizing the diversity of backgrounds and needs.

A Platform for Exchange and Collaboration

The conference is expected to feature a wide range of research presentations and academic exchanges. Scholars from various disciplines will gather to share their findings and insights, contributing to a cross-disciplinary understanding of the continent's multifaceted challenges and opportunities.

The event will also offer ample networking opportunities, enabling attendees to establish connections, foster collaborations, and explore potential research partnerships. Industry stakeholders and entrepreneurs will find this environment particularly conducive to discovering new opportunities in African countries.

Mark Your Calendar: Key Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: [November 3, 2023]. In interested, please submit your abstract to: audrey.kalindi@anu.edu.au
Conference Date: November 23 and 24th November 2023

Shaping the Future of African Studies at the Australian National University

The 2nd ANU African Studies Network Conference is poised to be a remarkable event that brings together diverse perspectives on Africa's past, its current dynamics, and the visions for its future. As the date approaches, anticipation grows for the insights, knowledge exchange, and collaborative efforts that will emerge from this gathering.

This conference is not just a meeting of minds but a convergence of aspirations—aiming to contribute to a brighter future for Africa. As we look ahead to this significant event, we are reminded that Africa's story is far from over, and it is through conferences like this that we come one step closer to shaping a better, more inclusive, and prosperous future for the continent.

Date & time

Thu 23 Nov 2023, 9am – Fri 24 Nov 2023, 5pm


Marie Reay Teaching Centre (Building 155, Room 2.02), 155 University Avenue Canberra, ACT 2601


Panel TBC


Audrey Kalindi


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