Events

 

Events

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.

 

Autumn term 2021
  • Wed 16 Jun 2021 – Tue 22 Jun 2021

    International Conference on Beyond Crisis and Insecurity in West Africa

    Welcome to the International Conference BEYOND CRISIS AND INSECURITY: CULTURAL CREATIVITY, POPULAR STRUGGLE, AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN WEST AFRICA, 16-19 June 2021.

    The Conference is co-hosted by the Forum for Africa Studies and the Mande Studies Association. Some 150 specialists will present papers and take part in round-tables in this digital conference, which is also open to the public.

    Conference Programme
    The Conference web site is here

    The time-slots of the conference are as follows:

    Wednesday 16/6
     
    14.00-15.30 Plenary Session 1: Opening Ceremony, and Introduction to the Theme
    15.30-16.00 Break
    16.00-17.30 Parallel Session 1 - six panels
    17.30-18.00 Break
    18.00-19.30 Parallel Session 2 - six panels
     
    Thursday 17/6
     
    14.00-15.30 Plenary Session 2
    15.30-16.00 Break
    16.00-17.30 Parallel Session 3 - six panels
    17.30-18.00 Break
    18.00-19.30 Parallel Session 4 - six panels
    19.30-20.00 Break
    20.00-21.30 Plenary Session 3
     
    Friday 18/6
     
    14.00-15.30 Plenary Session 4
    15.30-16.00 Break
    16.00-17.30 Parallel Session 5 - six panels
    17.30-18.00 Break
    18.00-19.30 Parallel Session 6 - six panels
     
    Saturday 19/6
     
    14.00-15.30 Plenary Session 5: Round-table
    15.30-16.00 Break
    16.00-17.30 Parallel Session 7- four panels
    17.30-18.00 Break
    18.00-19.30 Parallel Session 8 - four panels
     
    Please consult the conference site for updated information.
     
     

     
  • Wed 15 Sep 2021, 08:30 – Fri 17 Sep 2021, 12:00

    European Summer School for the Anthropology of Development and Social Dynamics

    The 13th European Summer School for the Anthropology of Development and Social Dynamics is hosted by the Forum for Africa Studies at Uppsala University, 15-17 Setpember 2021.

    The Summer School is an intensive seminar for PhD students, organized and hosted every two years by one of the participating research-institutions and universities. Since the early 1990s, the Summer School has offered a forum of exchange to young and senior scholars from various European and non-European (mainly African) countries working on topics linked to development and social change in the countries of the Global South.

    More info, click here

     

 

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.