Fall 2011 Africa At Noon Events

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Making our African Studies Program Fifty Years Ago

Jan Vansina
Professor of Emeritus, Departments of History and Anthropology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Women’s Fictional testimonies and the Algerian Civil War

Névine El Nossery
Assistant professor of French and Francophone Literature
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Teaching Africa Home and Away

Anne Jebet Waliaula
African Studies Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison




Wednesday, September 28, 2011
African Studies at Wisconsin: A Half-Century Retrospective

Crawford Young
Rupert Emerson and H. Edwin Young Professor Emeritus of Political Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Revisiting Linkages between the UW-Madison African Studies Program and African American Studies / Art Exhibitions and Teaching from UW-Madison Union Galleries to the Elvehjem Museum of Art (Chazen) since the 1970s: The Implication of Museological Spaces for the Study of African and Afro-American Art

Freida High [Wasikhongo Tesfagiorgis]
Evjue-Bascom Professor, Department of Afro-American Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, affiliate Faculty in the Department of Art and one of the founders of Visual Culture Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor of African-American and Modern/Contemporary African Art and Visual Culture.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The Chazen’s New African Art Gallery: Ways of Showing, Ways of Knowing

Henry Drewal
Evjue-Bascom Professor, Departments of Art History and Afro-American Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950

Helen Tilley
Visiting professor in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics with affiliations to the Program in African Studies, the Center for Culture, History, and Environment, and the History of Science.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Culture in Motion: The Bight of Benin Coast 1760 to 1860

Sandra Barnes
Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Global Governance on a Sub-Saharan Stage: Persistent Inequalities in Pluralistic Systems

Carol Heimer
Professor, Department of Sociology
Northwestern University and American Bar Foundation



Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Listen, Listen: Adadam Agofomma

Mary Hark
Assistant Professor
Design Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Atta Kwami
, Painter, printmaker and art historian
Pamela ClarksonPainter and printmaker

Wendesday, December 7, 2011
Slow Violence and the Environment of the Poor

Rob Nixon
Rachel Carson Professor of English
University of Wisconsin-Madison