University of Wisconsin–Madison


Honoring Ancestors in Africa and Beyond: Arts and Actions

A multi-disciplinary Symposium exploring sensory aspects of specific African ways of honoring ancestors
April 6-7, 2018.


Cultures in Conflict: Navigating Cultural Difference in International Human Rights Reporting

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.

PLEASURE AND THE PLEASURABLE in Africa and the African Diaspora

A lively interrogation of an uncommon theme in the scholarly study of Africa and the African diaspora: pleasure
April 13-15, 2017


BIG STORIES + CLOSE (UP) Research: Health and Science in the African WorldBIG STORIES + CLOSE (UP) RESEARCH

Exploring Health and science in the African world through conversations centered on objects, photographs, case studies, and sound
April 15 – 16, 2016


Image of boatEarly Maritime Cultures on the East African Coast

A conference to explore various aspects of East African maritime civilizations and culture
October 23-24, 2015



Towards African Cultural StudiesTowards African Cultural Studies

Embracing cultural studies as a promising field for renewal and transformation
May 1-2, 2015




Fiftieth Anniversary Alumni Symposium

Reflecting on the past, present, and future of the Department of African Languages and Literature
April 10, 2015


Harold ScheubOral Tradition and Pop Culture

A festschrift to celebrate Harold Scheub and 43 years of passionate and dedicated work
October 31, 2014



Examining post-1945 European empires across the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa Postwar Empires in Africa

A symposium to examine the nature of post-1945 European empires across the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa
April 10-11, 2014



50forward_mailchimp_banner_grey-0150 Forward: A Half-Century of African Studies at Wisconsin

Celebrating 50 years of African Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
April 20-22, 2012



Stylised image of Van Hise HallChanging Course: Teaching African Languages at UW-Madison in the 21st Century

A symposium to examine African language learning in the 21st century
Octo­ber 12, 2012



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The Peace Corps and Africa

A con­fer­ence to honor fifty years of vol­un­teer ser­vice and asses the impacts of the Peace Corps in Africa
March 24–26, 2011