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Important Information

Submission of abstract closes January 15, 2023

Conference Registration Payment:

Upon acceptance of abstract, registration is due immediately.


A mandatory non-refundable registration fee of $150 for scholars, $100 for graduate students (with proven identification) or $75 for online participants must be paid immediately upon the acceptance of the abstract. This conference fee includes admission to the panels, workshops, and special events, as well as transportation to and from the conference from the hotel, breakfast for three days, dinner on Friday night, lunch on Saturday, and a banquet on Saturday evening. 


You may contact at any time with any questions or to request the discount code for graduate students.


Final Registration Payment Deadline: February 1, 2023

Payments are NOT REFUNDABLE.

We currently offer two ways to submit your registration payment.

1. TXShop page

The easiest and most efficient way to make a payment is through the TXShop page. In order to submit an online payment, you must have a VISA or MasterCard. If you are a graduate student, please contact for the discount code. You will need to email us a valid university ID.

To register through TXshop, go to the link and check out as a guest/ Quick check out.

2. Checks or Money Orders

Checks or money orders must have your full name as it appears on the abstract. Additionally, please write "2020 Africa Conference" on the method of payment. Money Orders and checks must be made out to "The University of Texas at Austin, History Department" and mailed to:

Martha Gonzalez
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of History
128 Inner Campus Drive,
Stop B7000, GAR 1.118
Austin, Texas 78712

Please email the details of your payment once you have mailed your check.

Please note that Money Orders often require a transaction fee. You must pay this charge in addition to the registration fee in order to submit the correct payment amount to the University of Texas. 

We do not accept PayPal, Venmo, Western Union or Money Gram.

Conference Schedule

Courtney, I will supply this as soon as we have them ready.




Frequently Asked Questions

(1) When are completed papers due for consideration in the the post-conference edited volume?

You can submit at any time, but the due date is April 1, 2023, to allow for exchange of ideas and to start the editorial and selection process. If a full paper is not available, a short summary will be accepted, although this may affect the decision to publish.

(2) To whom do we submit completed papers?

Completed papers should be submitted to the conference coordinator, as an email attachment at Please attach/submit your article in MS Word format. 

(3) Is the conference publication peer-reviewed?

Yes, we peer-review all conference publications. They are not conference proceedings. 

(4) Is it likely that the chairs will provide feedback?

Yes, and they will be involved in the selection process for publication.

(5) What is the estimated waiting period from the end of the conference to the decision to publish my paper?

Approximately two months. You will be informed by June/July if your paper will be published. The decision will be based on the quality of your paper and the opinions of the two readers. We already have publishers committed to publishing the best papers.

Paper Submission Guidelines

Full Paper Submission Deadline: April 1, 2023

Preparation and Submission of Papers

This guide is to help you prepare your paper. Following the instructions will help us to maintain consistency and reduce the volume of correspondence. 

Please submit your paper via email to All notes, citations, bibliography etc., must be complete and in the appropriate format. Incomplete notes and citations will delay editorial decisions.

Use the Chicago Manual of Style, latest edition (referred to hereafter as CMS) and Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, the latest edition for matters of style, capitalization, spelling, and hyphenation.

The CMS manual can be found at  Some key points are also highlighted in our Style Quick Guide.

Please name your files so that the contents can be determined easily (i.e. Spencer 2023 Conference Paper). If tables, etc., are in separate files, please merge them into the paper. You must have permission from the original photographer/artist/publisher to use any photographs/images in your paper. If you do not have permission to use these images, it will slow down the publication process.

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