FINAL PROGRAMME! Join the International Conference in Bamako, Mali, 26-29 June 2024 on "Towards a decolonisation of knowledges in West Africa: history, actors, and productions. The programme of this completely hybrid conference is now available - links in the programme. Click on the image

 

UPAS#9 on Internally Displaced Persons in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is now published. To access the publication, click on the image

 

Read about the Africa Europe Cluster for Research Excellence in AI coordinated by the Forum for Africa Studies and Kajsa Hallberg Adu.

 

On 9 June 2023, Karolina Wallin Fernqvist successfully defended her PhD thesis Articulating Alienation based on field research in rural Tanzania. Click on the image to access the thesis

 

On 12 June 2023, Carolien Hulshof successfully defended her PhD thesis Walking the Line on female wedding in Zanzibar. Click on the image to access the thesis.

 

New Publication: Security from below in Burkina Faso. Access online by clicking on the image

 

On 21 April 2023 at 13.00, Adelaida Caballero will defend her PhD thesis entitled "Shortchanged: Elderly Women Street Vendors in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea." Access the thesis by clicking on the image.

 

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

 

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 Uppsala University's Forum for Africa Studies

Uppsala University's Forum for Africa Studies is an inter-disciplinary centre that covers all three disciplinary domains of the University: Humanities and Social Sciences; Medicine and Pharmacy; and Science and Technology. The purpose is to support research on Africa in Uppsala University and to facilitate contacts and exchange of research information between departments as well as outside the university, particularly on the African continent. Forum leads research projects, organizes lectures and round-tables, and hosts seminar series, both the Friday Seminar in Africa Studies, and three Virtual Seminars. Since Jan. 2023, the Forum has a renewed mission!

Uppsala University's Forum for Africa Studies is 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, 20212022, and 2023.

 

Mapping Uppsala University's Engagament in Africa

Round-table VARFÖR TILLÅTS RASISTISKA ORGANISATIONER? Del 1

Round-table VARFÖR TILLÅTS RASISTISKA ORGANISATIONER? Del 2

 
 
 

 

Writing Workshop in Bamako, Mali, on 20 June 2024 as part of the Citizen Perspectives-project. Click on the image

 

Join our Workshop (in French) on Women Researchers in West Africa in Bamako and online, Monday 24 June, 9.00-17.00 (GMT). Click on the image

 

The 2023 Annual Report of Uppsala University's Forum for Africa Studies is now published. Click here.

 

Join the Sahel Symposium 14-15 December 2023 at Uppsala University. In Situ and Online. More info, click on the image

 

Between 24 and 28 April an International Workshop was organised with Malian and Swedish researchers as to identify common interests and develop joint partnerships. 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

 

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.

 

 

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.