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The African Studies Program supports research, teaching, and outreach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, bringing together a rich network of scholars in multiple disciplines, PK-16 educators, and community partners.

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Events

    Apr
    21
    Mon
    4:00 pm Lecture: New Developments in African Cinema @ M126, Memorial Library
    Lecture: New Developments in Afr… @ M126, Memorial Library
    Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm
    Lecture: New Developments in African Cinema @ M126, Memorial Library
    New Directions in African Cinema Manthia Diawara Professor Comparative Literature and Africana Studies New York University Co-sponsored by the Mellon Global South Workshop, the Department [...]
    6:00 pm Film Screening: “Without A Fight” @ L140 Elvehjem Building
    Film Screening: “Without A Fight” @ L140 Elvehjem Building
    Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm
    Film Screening: "Without A Fight" @ L140 Elvehjem Building | Madison | Wisconsin | United States
    Without A Fight Beth-Ann Kutchma Center for Global Initiatives University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Come to watch a feature-length documentary film that explores how soccer [...]
    Apr
    23
    Wed
    12:00 pm Africa at Noon: Bert Ingelaere @ 206 Ingraham Hall
    Africa at Noon: Bert Ingelaere @ 206 Ingraham Hall
    Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Africa at Noon: Bert Ingelaere @ 206 Ingraham Hall | Madison | Wisconsin | United States
    Burning Truth. Testimony, Transition and Gacaca Trials in Rwanda Bert Ingelaere Postdoctoral Research Fellow-FWO University of Antwerp/KU Leuven, Belgium More details
    Apr
    30
    Wed
    12:00 pm Africa at Noon: Peter McIntyre & Ben Kraemer @ 206 Ingraham hall
    Africa at Noon: Peter McIntyre &… @ 206 Ingraham hall
    Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Africa at Noon: Peter McIntyre & Ben Kraemer @ 206 Ingraham hall | Madison | Wisconsin | United States
    Climate Change and Biodiversity in Africa’s Deepest Lake Peter McIntyre Assistant Professor Zoology University of Wisconsin-Madison     Graduate Student Limnology and Marine Science University [...]

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