The continuing Covid-19 pandemic poses considerable challenges for effectively organizing our usually small interactive conferences with their hallmarks of lively intellectual exchanges in a supportive and non-threatening environment. Given the uncertainties about when the pandemic will be tamed and normal life resumed, the AFAM executive team (in consultation with the German University in Cairo’s Local Organizing Committee) has decided to postpone the scheduled AFAM 2022 conference to January 2023. We are grateful to the German University in Cairo for agreeing to host the rescheduled conference. We will make further announcements on the 2023 conference as the situation becomes clearer. In lieu of the AFAM 2022 conference, the executive team is finalizing a programme of webinars over the coming months to provide a platform for sharing research findings and engaging in robust yet supportive intellectual exchanges.