Special Events

Oral 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

Belonging in Africa

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



Gendering 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

Eclipse 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

Changing Course: Teaching African Languages at UW-Madison in the 21st Century

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



Eaten 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


Death in the Congo: Killing Patrice Lumumba

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



Soffa 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

A Day in Africa

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



End­ing 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


Tenure 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

Ter­ri­to­ri­al­iz­ing Eth­nic­ity: Pas­toral­ism and Pol­i­tics in North­ern Kenya

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



Film Screen­ing: A Road From Lubum­bashi

Union South/The Mar­quee
Wednes­day, Novem­ber 2, 2011




What 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




The 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



Teach­ing 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

Cal­abash 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




The 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