Since the launching in March 2012 the Forum for Africa Studies has hosted 180 events (seminars, lectures, roundtables, film screenings, workshops, symposia, conferences), mostly at Uppsala University, but increasingly also at collaborating institutions in Africa. Since 2015 we have a collaborative project on Health, Politics, and Culture in Africa, which explains why many activities and research projects explore the interface of social sciences and humanities, on the one hand, and the medical and pharmaceutical sciences, on the other. We are also leading projects in Mozambique on municipal democracy, wellbeing, and biocultural heritage. In an ongoing project in Burkina Faso, we study ongoing socio-political transformations from the perspectives of local actors in municipalities. For more info about our recent activities, consult our 2018 annual report here. To follow our upcoming events consult this page and/or follow us on Facebook.


October 2022
  • Mon 10 Oct 2022, 14:00–16:00

    Open Seminar: Citizen Perspectives on Security & Safety Challenges in Gotland

    Join our Open Seminar at Gotland's Museum in Visby on Monday 10 Oct. 14.00-16.00 on Citizen Perspectives on Saecurity & Safety Challenges in Gotland.

    More info here


  • Thu 20 Oct 2022, 14:15–16:00

    Seminar on Research Collaboration with Mali

    A seminar/information meeting will be hosted as part of the new collaborative programme on Citizen Perspectives in Mali. Speakers will be M. Désiré Ballo, Programme Officer in charge of democracy, human rights, and civil society at teh Embassy of Sweden in Bamako, Mali, and Sten Hagberg, Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Director of Forum for Africa Studies. 

    More info about the programme here
    More info about the event will be published soon.



Friday Seminar in Africa Studies is our regular event for discussing research results and testing new ideas, here with Archaeologist Dr Anna Shoemaker.


West Africa Conference 16-19 June 2021, click on the image



We host 35-40 events per year ranging from seminars and workshops to public lectures and high levels panels. In February 2015 then Minister for Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke participated in a round-table on Afrophobia in Sweden in Aula Magna. Other participants included the researchers Oscar Pripp and Ylva Habel


We also host events in African countries, such as a workshop on municipal democracy at Point Sud in Bamako, Mali in March 2014, which ultimately led to a recently published book. More info, click on the image


We also host lectures in conjunction with official visits at Uppsala University, as when former president of Mozambique Joaquim Chissano, here talking with Deputy Vice Chancellor Anders Malmberg, visited Uppsala in 2012.


We often get lots of people who attend our events, such as the Author Talk with Maria Ripenberg on 7/11 2019 to which 180 people came to the Ihre Hall.