A special section on ‘Suspicious Medical Matters’ is out in the Nordic Journal of African Studies. Work on the publication has been part of the project ‘Health, Politics and Culture in Africa’, which has been run by Forum for Africa Studies as part of a strategic investment by the Vice Chancellor’s Office of Uppsala University to link the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences with the Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacology. To access the section, click on the image.

 

On 19 May, 9.15 in Humanistiska teatern, PhD Candidate and Forum Board-member Gbemisola Allwell-Brown will defend her PhD on Antibiotic Use among children in Uganda. More info click on the image

 

On Friday 6 May 2022, PhD Student in Cultural Anthropology at Uppsala University will defend his thesis "Something good but nothing to be proud of: Inheritance and Succession Practices, and Sociopolitical Stakes in Times of Decentralization in Marracuene, Mozambique. More info, click on the image

 

On Friday 21 Jan. 2022, 10.15. in Room IX, Universitetshuset, our Forum Coordinator Oulia Makkonen will defend her PhD in Global Christianity. More info, click on the image. Access the PhD Defense online? Check Events.

 

Uppsala Papers in Africa Studies 6: "Femmes de devant!": Combat du leadership féminin au Burkina Faso. More info, click on the image

 

Access the late Ann-Britt Bernhardsdotter's The Power of Being a Woman. More info, click on the image

 

Per Brandström's Ethnography on the Sungusungu Movement in Tanzania. More info, click on the image

 

A Study on Security from below in Burkina Faso is now available (in French). Access, click on the image

 

The edited volume on Municipal Democracy is now published. More info click on the image.

 

The study on Burkina Faso's social and political transformations is now available in English. More info, click on the image

Report on African Street Literature trip to Nairobi 25th September – 7th October 2018

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A Study on Security from Below in Mali is published as the first issue of Uppsala Papers in Africa Studies. More info, click on the image.

 

A study on Burkina Faso's social and political transformations is now published as the second issue of Uppsala Papers in Africa Studies. More info, click on the image.

 

Welcome to Forum for Africa Studies

Forum for Africa Studies is an inter-disciplinary centre at Uppsala University. It is an initiative of the disciplinary domain of the humanities and social sciences at Uppsala University. The purpose is to support research on Africa in Uppsala University and to facilitate contacts and the exchange of research information between departments as well as outside of the university. Forum leads research projects, organizes lectures and round-tables, and hosts its seminar series Friday Seminar in Africa Studies.

Forum for Africa Studies is a centre hosted by the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology.

 

 

What does the Forum for Africa Studies really do?

Please consult our Annual Reports 2012-2015, 2016 , 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

 

Mapping Uppsala University's Engagament in Africa

Round-table VARFÖR TILLÅTS RASISTISKA ORGANISATIONER? Del 1

Round-table VARFÖR TILLÅTS RASISTISKA ORGANISATIONER? Del 2

 
 
 

 

Welcome to our Friday seminar in Africa Studies with Oulia Makkonen on January 27th. For more info, click on the image

 

The Citizen Perspectives in Mali-programme was launched on 17 Jan. 2023 at the Institut des Sciences Humaines, Bamako, Mali. More about the project, click on the image

 

International Workshop on Fieldwork in Anthropology and Linguistics, 26/1, 9-17, with two papers on West African research. More info, click on the image

 

Join our symposium on CITIZEN PERSPECTIVES IN MALI

 

The Launching Seminar on Decolonizing Research Methodologies, 26 Sept-11 Oct 2022, is up and running. To access the programme, click on the image

How can I a get an overview and update of Forum's many activities?

Click on Events to be updated on our seminars, workshops and conferences.

 

 

The Embassy of Sweden in Mali and Uppsala University's Forum for Africa Studies have signed an agreement of a new programme on Citizen Perspectives in Mali 2022-2026. More info click on the image

 

On June 2022, Sten Hagberg gave a talk on Décoloniser les méthodologies de recherche au Laboratoire d'études rurales sur l'environnement et développement économique et social (LERE/DES), Université Nazi Boni, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Some 30 staff and students attended and participated in a lively discussion. More info, click on the image

 

Listen to REKTORSPODDEN (in Swedish) - this time a conversation between Vice-Chancellor Anders Hagfeldt and Forum for Africa Studies' Sten Hagberg. Access the PODDCAST, click on the image

 

The Forum for Africa Studies is one of the founders of LACET - a Francophone Research lab for Engaged Anthropology. More info, click on the image

 

Look at the film made by Swedish Research Council on Sten Hagberg's research in Burkina Faso. Click on the image. To get English translation click on "Open Transcript" in the down right corner of Youtube.