The 11th International Conference on Mande Studies is co-organized by the Mande Studies Association and the Forum for Africa Studies, Uppsala University, will take place 16-20 June 2021. 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 and 2019.

 

Mapping Uppsala University's Engagament in Africa

Round-table VARFÖR TILLÅTS RASISTISKA ORGANISATIONER? Del 1

Round-table VARFÖR TILLÅTS RASISTISKA ORGANISATIONER? Del 2

 
 
 

 

Join our Friday Seminar in Africa Studies with Sten Hagberg's paper on anthropological engagements in Mali and Burkina Faso. More info, click on the image

 

The seminar with Dr. Marie Deridder on mobility in Mali and Burkina Faso gathered participants from Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mozambique, Belgium, Sweden! More info, click on the image

 

Friday Seminar in Africa Studies

 

The research lab LACET hosts a debate in Bobo-Dioulasso Tuesday 10 Nov around the book SECURITÈ PAR LE BAS (book in French - English version to be published early 2021). More info, click on the image.

 

The research lab LACET hosts a seminar in Bamako on ongoing research on the social and political crisis in Mali on Wednesday 16/9 at 14.30 (local time). More info click on the image.

 

The LACET Virtual Seminar on 25 August focused on ALTERNANCE PAR LA RUE?, particularly focusing on the current situation in Mali. Participants came from Burkina Faso, Belgium, Côte d'Ivoire, Italy, Mali, and Sweden. Click on the image

 

The 2019 Annual Report is finally published. To access the report, please 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

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.

 

 

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.

 

Do you want to study African Studies (in Swedish) full time in the Spring of 2020? The late applications portal opens in mid-December 2019. More info, click on the image

 

More than 400 attended the round-table on why racist organizations are allowed in Sweden? Participants from the left: Maria Ripenberg, Ingrid Helmius, Heléne Lööw, Mohamad Hassan, Maureen Hoppers, Sten Hagberg, Evin Ismail och Peter Nobel. Do you want follow the round-table (in Swedish), click on the image