University of Wisconsin–Madison

Africa at Noon

Every Wednesday at noon — since 1973! — African Studies Program faculty, students, and community members have gathered for AFRICA AT NOON, a one-hour weekly lecture series bringing diverse African research from scholars around the world to a campus and community audience.

Complimentary coffee and tea is routinely served and bagged lunch is welcome. Check out the full spring 2018 line up below.

JANUARY 24

“Gallery Tour, Part I: Whirling Return of the Ancestors”
Henry Drewal
Evjue-Bascom Professor, African and African Diaspora Art History
University of Wisconsin-Madison


JANUARY 31

“Africa’s First Failed Asylum Seeker? The Tragic Plight of Dugmore Boetie and the Exilic Geographies of Sharpeville”
Benjamin N. Lawrance
Professor, History
University of Arizona


FEBRUARY 7

“Cranes: Flagships for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in Africa”
Richard Beilfuss
President & CEO
International Crane Foundation


FEBRUARY 14

Steve Wallace
Founder & President
Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company


FEBRUARY 21

“The Meanings of Matrimonial Expenditures in Egypt: Enactments of Class and Gender”
Rania Salem
Assistant Professor, Sociology
University of Toronto


FEBRUARY 28

Samuel Childs Daly
Assistant Professor, African and African American Studies
Duke University


MARCH 7


MARCH 14

Sarah Stefanos
PhD Candidate and winner of the 2017 Jordan Prize
University of Wisconsin-Madison


MARCH 21

TBD


MARCH 28

NO AFRICA AT NOON – SPRING RECESS


APRIL 4

Louise Meintjes
Associate Professor, Music
Duke University


APRIL 11

Grant Harris
Chief Executive Officer
Harris Africa Partners LLC


APRIL 18

Nancy Jacobs
Professor, History
Brown University


APRIL 25

TBD


MAY 2

NO AFRICA AT NOON – LAST DAY OF CLASSES