The aim of the two-day conference is to provide an intellectually rigorous and cross-disciplinary exploration of the process of decolonization in francophone Africa and to explore decolonization as an ongoing process in which France, Belgium, and formerly sovereign African states continue to negotiate economic, social, legal, and political interdependence.
The workshop is open to all and brings together decoloniality scholars, Africanist students and academics (both African and non-African) from across disciplines, and university Area Studies administrators to explore and rethink the relationships among colonialism, decoloniality, and African Studies at UW-Madison and at universities around the world.
A symposium celebrating the career of Professor Michael Schatzberg, featuring scholars influenced by his work.
October 13, 2018.
An annual Lecture to honor the legacy of Jan Vansina, one of the world’s foremost historians of Africa.
September 21-22, 2018.
A multi-disciplinary Symposium exploring sensory aspects of specific African ways of honoring ancestors
April 6-7, 2018.
A two-day conference designed to expand thinking and share solutions to some of the most pressing human rights reporting challenges, featuring award-winning human rights reporters and academics. Feb 9-10, 2018.
A lively interrogation of an uncommon theme in the scholarly study of Africa and the African diaspora: pleasure
April 13-15, 2017
Exploring Health and science in the African world through conversations centered on objects, photographs, case studies, and sound
April 15 – 16, 2016
A conference to explore various aspects of East African maritime civilizations and culture
October 23-24, 2015
Embracing cultural studies as a promising field for renewal and transformation
May 1-2, 2015
Reflecting on the past, present, and future of the Department of African Languages and Literature
April 10, 2015
A festschrift to celebrate Harold Scheub and 43 years of passionate and dedicated work
October 31, 2014
A symposium to examine the nature of post-1945 European empires across the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa
April 10-11, 2014
Celebrating 50 years of African Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
April 20-22, 2012
A symposium to examine African language learning in the 21st century
October 12, 2012
A conference to honor fifty years of volunteer service and asses the impacts of the Peace Corps in Africa
March 24–26, 2011