About African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific
African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific Mission: The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) is a national network of academics, students, consultants, activists, diplomats, artists, community leaders, and others who share a mutual interest in the promotion of African Studies in Australasia and the Pacific region. AFSAAP was founded in 1978 with the following specific goals that continue to the present: 1. To promote research and teaching of African Studies in Australia and the Pacific. 2. To facilitate contact among scholars and students in the field of African Studies through conferences, regional meetings, and publications. 3. To coordinate African Studies programs and the acquisition of African materials by Australian and Pacific libraries. 4. To serve as the professional body representing Africanists? interests to governments and the community. 5. To contribute towards an understanding of Africa in the community at large. 6. To establish contact with African universities and scholars, other overseas scholars and African Studies associations, and to promote interchanges with them. 7. To publish, distribute and sell the bi-annual peer-reviewed journal ?The Australasian Review of African Studies? and other occasional publications.
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