Special Events

Harold ScheubOral Tradition & Pop Culture

A Festschrift symposium to honor Emeritus Professor of Humanities Harold Scheub.
Friday, October 31, 2014 at 8am
Van Hise Hall, Room 1820


Image of Luise WhiteBelonging in Africa

A round table discussion
Friday, March 1, 2013 at 1pm
Union South, Agriculture Room AB



Image of Gendering and Queering the African DiasporaGendering and Queering the African Diaspora

A workshop series presented by the African Diaspora and Atlantic World Research Circle
Wedesdays, February 27, April 3, April 17
206 Ingraham Hall



Image of the book covers of McCoy and YoungEclipse of Empires, Dawn of a New World Order

Albert W. McCoy and Crawford Young discuss their recent 2012 books
December 12, 2012
206 Ingraham Hall



Stylised image of Van Hise HallChanging Course: Teaching African Languages at UW-Madison in the 21st Century

Fri­day, Octo­ber 12, 2012
Reg­is­ter by Octo­ber 5 to attend lunch



Image from Zina Saro-Wiwa's "Eaten by the Heart" video installationEaten By The Heart: An Explo­ration of Love, Inti­macy and Heart­break in Africa and the African Diaspora

Zina Saro-Wiwa
Film-maker and video artist
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 2:30pm


Black and white image of Bruck KuklickDeath in the Congo: Killing Patrice Lumumba

Bruce Kuklick
Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 3:00pm



Photo of Thulisile MadonselaSoffa Lec­ture 2012: Pro­tect­ing the Rights of the Peo­ple from Abuse of Power in State Affairs: The Chal­lenges of South Africa’s Office of the Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor

Thulisile Madon­sela
Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor of South Africa
Fri­day, April 13, 2012 at 4pm



Photo of Outreach Scholar Theresah EnninA Day in Africa

First Annual High School Out­reach Con­fer­ence
April 20, 2012
Memorial Union



Photo of John HirschEnd­ing Deadly Con­flicts in Africa

Dr. John Hirsch
For­mer U.S. Ambas­sador to Sierra Leone
Thurs­day, March 8, 2012
Co-sponsored with the Madi­son Com­mit­tee on For­eign Rela­tions



Look Look Lis­ten Lis­ten: Cel­e­brat­ing the Arts of Ghana

Fall/Winter 2011
Mul­ti­ple exhi­bi­tions and events




Image of African Studies Program logoTenure Secu­rity in Slums: A Gen­dered Per­spec­tive from South Africa

Kamna Patel
Vis­it­ing Researcher, Cen­ter for Research on Gen­der and Women
Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment, Uni­ver­sity of Birm­ing­ham (UK)
Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 23, 2012
3:30 pm, Ster­ling Hall 3401



Photo of Gunther SchleeTer­ri­to­ri­al­iz­ing Eth­nic­ity: Pas­toral­ism and Pol­i­tics in North­ern Kenya

Gun­ther Schlee
Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 26, 2012
3:30 P.M.
5230 Social Sci­ences Build­ing



A Road from LubumbashiFilm Screen­ing: A Road From Lubum­bashi

Union South/The Mar­quee
Wednes­day, Novem­ber 2, 2011




Photo of Trisha King holding stack of booksWhat the Library Can Do For You!

Emi­lie Ngo-Nguidjol Songolo
Bib­li­og­ra­pher for African Stud­ies, Social Sci­ences, and Fran­coph­one Stud­ies
Thurs­day, Octo­ber 6, 2011 and Thursday, October 13, 2011



France and Africa: A Long Way to Inde­pen­dence

Stephen Smith
Vis­it­ing Pro­fes­sor at Duke Uni­ver­sity and for­mer Africa edi­tor of Le Monde
Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 24, 2011



National The­atre of London’s Fela!

Sun­dance Cin­e­mas
Jan­u­ary 31 and Feb­ru­ary 5, 2011




Peace Corps and Africa wordmarkThe Peace Corps and Africa

A con­fer­ence to honor fifty years of vol­un­teer ser­vice and asses the impacts of the Peace Corps in Africa
Uni­ver­sity of Wisconsin-Madison
March 24–26, 2011



Image of student kicking a soccer ballTeach­ing Through Sports: How to Use Inter­na­tional Sport­ing Events to Score Big with Stu­dents

A Work­shop for Edu­ca­tors and Ath­letic Coaches
Uni­ver­sity of Wisconsin-Madison
July 8, 2010



Image of African Studies Program logoCal­abash World Cup Kick-Off

Cel­e­brate Africa’s first World Cup with a series of events in Madison’s Dungeon-Monroe neigh­bor­hood. Fun for the whole fam­ily!
June 11, 2010




Image of African Studies Program logoThe Evo­lu­tion of War­fare in Inde­pen­dent Africa

William Reno, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
North­west­ern Uni­ver­sity
April 28, 2010



Bad Sur­round­ings and Beyond: The Eye of the Storm and Unfin­ished Real­i­ties of North­ern Uganda

Sverker Finnstrom, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Anthro­pol­ogy
Uni­ver­sity of Stock­holm
March 22, 2010



Vol­un­teer­ing and Study­ing in Africa: Mov­ing For­ward Work­shop

Feb­ru­ary 26, 2010

Vol­un­teer­ing and Study­ing in Africa Work­shop

Feb­ru­ary 12, 2010

The Great African War: Congo and Regional Geopol­i­tics, 1996–2006

Filip Reyn­t­jens, Pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Law and Pol­i­tics
Uni­ver­sity of Antwerp
Novem­ber 24, 2009