SAFA 2021 Society of Africanist Archaeologists

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14-15 August, 2021


Welcome to the website of the 25th SAfA Conference. All of us on the Organizing Committee look forward to seeing you online in 2021. 

Information on plenary and research sessions SAfA 2021 - On behalf of the SAfA 2021 Organizing Committee I am pleased to be able to send you details of the plenary sessions that will take place on the weekend of August 14th and 15th and also of the research sessions that will take place after this in August and September. We shall be sending out information regarding the individual presentations and how to take part in all the sessions later on.


How to access the conference online: 


SAfA 2021 Conference Programme and Abstracts


Please find here the programme for all the research sessions and plenary events that will take place in the 2021 SAfA conference, as well as the abstracts of the individual papers. Information on the student events of 31 August will be circulated later.

Note that all times given are British Summer Time (BST). 

Instructions for how to attend and participate in the conference, which will take place entirely online, will be circulated shortly. Participation will be through an online platform Forager One, which will be managed by the SAfA webmaster, Matt Curtis. 

Please also note that there is NO registration fee for the plenary sessions or for any of the individual research sessions.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 SAfA online conference.

Peter Mitchell and all the members of the Organizing Committee


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General Inquiries & submissions:

Student Day inquiries:





How to access the conference online


Book Prizes 2021 - call for entries


SAfA 2021 Moves Online letter - 


SAfA 2021 Announcement: 


SAfA 2020 and Covid 19


Coronavirus Outbreak: 


Conference Schedule 


Fourth Circular


Conference Excursion


Fieldwork Safety Workshop: 


Travel Grants 


Third Circular and Call for Paper Abstracts



First Circular [English]


Second Circular [English]


Symposium Proposal: 




Visa Requirements: 



In Oxford:

Peter Mitchell (Organizing Secretary)

Nick Barton

Shadreck Chirikure

Tim Clack

Ashley Coutu

Sam Derbyshire

Julia Lee-Thorp

Amy Styring

Simon Underdown (Oxford Brookes)

In the United Kingdom:

Tunde Babalola (Cambridge)

Matt Davies (UCL)

Anne Haour (East Anglia)

Jane Humphris (Cambridge/BIEA)

Rachel King (UCL)

Paul Lane (Cambridge/Uppsala)

Kevin MacDonald (UCL)

Chris Wingfield (East Anglia)

Stephanie Wynne-Jones (York)