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


A Study on Security from Below in Mali is published as the first issue of Uppsala Papers in Africa Studies. Click on the image to get the book online.


A study on Burkina Faso's social and political transformations is now published as the second issue of Uppsala Papers in Africa Studies. Click on the image to access the book.


Here is Lilian Thuram's lecture (in French with Swedish translation) at Uppsala Castle. Click on the image.


Author talk: Sten Hagberg on 'Nothing will be as before'. 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 Forum really do?

You can find our Annual Reports for 2016 and 2017.


Mapping Uppsala University's Engagament in Africa



Sverige i världen - Forum's Sten Hagberg participated in a roundtable at Almedalen on Democracy in crisis.

Forum's board member recieves an award

Forum's Board Member, Professor Birgitta Essén (IMCH) has received an award from the Royal Society of Arts and Social Sciences in Uppsala.  



Charlene Van Der Walt Friday 8 June 2018, 10.15-11.30


Friday Seminar: Lynda Gichanda Spencer, 1 June, 10.15, room 3-2028


Friday Research Seminar 25th May, room 3-2028

Nordic Network Meeting in Global and Migration Related Reproductive Health 4 May

See more info here!


Friday Seminar on Wednesday 9/5, 14-16 - click on the image

Forum's many activities - always updated!

Visiting the "Events" page you can be updated on the seminars, workshops and conferences organised by the Forum.


The Friendship Association for African Film

The Forum collaborates with the Friendship Association for African Film (learn more here).

Rapport Forum för Afrikastudier 2012-2015 (Swedish only)

Read about the Forum's history and activities during 2012-2015!

Article in Svenska dagbladet in connection to Uppsala Health Summit 9-11 Oct "Hur ska vi klara de nya epidemierna?"


Prof Robert Bernasconi's Keynote Lecture, Thursday 19 April, 16.00-18.00, Humanistiska Teatern


UU@BKO: Vers une sécurité par le bas? Book Presentation in Bamako on Friday 6 April 2019


Gill Hart lectures on the resurrection of the Land Question in South Africa, 26/4, 14-16. More info, click on the image.


Filip de Boeck Public Talk, 3 May 13.15-15.00, University Main Building