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.
The Africa at Noon series will happen virtually this fall semester. All are welcome. Click here to join the event on Zoom. You may find the dial-in information here. This is a webinar event, and guests’ videos will not be visible.
We will hold Africa Before Noon, every week, from 11:45am-12pm. This is an opportunity to connect with old and new colleagues “face to face” prior to Africa at Noon. Zoom link here.
You can view available recordings of Africa at Noon webinars using the link(s) on the event page.
Fall 2020 Africa At Noon Events
Jan Vansina Memorial Lecture: “The Mind of Apartheid: History after South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission”
Jacob S. T. Dlamini
Assistant Professor of History, Princeton University
Hosted by Neil Kodesh
“#BringBackOurGirls: Reflections on the Chibok Girls, systemic gender-based violence, and the healing power of literature”
Panelists: Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Abdulbasit Kassim, Titilope Sonuga, Mona Eltahawy
Moderator: Ainehi Ejieme Edoro
“Conquering Custom in the Name of God: The Salafi Expansion of the Boundaries of Worship”
Aaron Rock Singer
Assistant Professor, UW–Madison
Hosted by Neil Kodesh
“Stories of Embodiment: Considering Case Narratives about Maternal Death in Malawi”
Hosted by Neil Kodesh, with Emily Callaci as discussant
“Erasing women? Comparing Angolense and Postcolonial narratives on late 19th century Angola”Literary Legacies of Revolution and Internal Conflict in Postcolonial Africa”
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
Hosted by Luis Madueira
“Intimacy and Empire: Creating Over-lapping Diasporas in Postcolonial Nigeria”
Professor of History, Cornell University
Hosted by Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué
“Democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Prospects for Real Change after the 2018 Elections”
Hosted by Aliko Songolo
“Dying to Count: Post-Abortion Care and Global Reproductive Health Politics in Senegal”
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Hosted by Emily Callaci
“Reporting on a crisis: COVID-19 journalism in Africa”
Moderated by Lindsay Palmer