While the formal call for papers and panels is closed, there is still the opportunity to submit AfricaNow! proposals.

In response to the need to accommodate emerging issues on our program, the ASA features AfricaNow! sessions at the Annual Meeting. These sessions will feature content that focuses on late-breaking issues that emerged subsequent to the close of the ASA CFP on March 15, 2018. The sessions can be proposed as group discussions (with no more than five presenters), individual presentations, or memorials.

AfricaNow! session submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • The topic must relate directly to current events that involve Africa, as well as the Annual Meeting’s theme.
  • The presentation’s content must focus on issues that arose after the close of submissions on March 15, 2018.
  • All AfricaNow! organizers and presenters must register for the Annual Meeting when notified of acceptance.

AfricaNow! proposals must be received no later than 5:00pm EST, on Monday, October 15. An online AfricaNow! submission form is available on the ASA website to submit proposals for AfricaNow!

All AfricaNow! sessions will take place on Thursday, November 29, Friday, November 30, and on Saturday, December 1, from 8:30am-6pm.

You will be asked to submit a basic title, an abstract that describes the session and confirms its timeliness, the format, the names and affiliations of each presenter, the start time, and the duration of the session. You preferred time slot will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please note that these sessions will not be peer-reviewed and submissions of formal panels and papers will not be accepted in this format. The participation rules do not apply to the AfricaNow! sessions. Presenters who are already on the program may submit proposals. Abstracts that were already submitted prior to the submission deadline cannot be resubmitted for AfricaNow! consideration. All requests for sessions will be reviewed by the ASA Secretariat for general appropriateness. Additional time slots in the room will be held for last-minute issues that arise in the days leading up to the meeting.  The AfricaNow! room will be equipped with theatre style seating, a head table, and a video projector.