May 2024
  • Fri 3 May 2024, 09:30–11:00

    Friday Seminars in Africa Studies: Access and Participation, Women and Youth on Social Media in Mali

    Please join the Friday Seminar in Africa Studies at our upcoming hybrid seminar by Kajsa Hallberg Adu, Uppsala University,

    Drissa Tangara, L’Institut des Sciences Humaines de Bamako (ISH),  Antoinette Akplogan, L’Institut de Pédagogie Universitaire (IPU- Ex-ISFRA)  and Lamine Savane, Université de Ségou


    Friday 3rd May 2024, 9.30 - 11.00.

    Venue: ENG3-2028, Engelska Parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H, Uppsala (Link to map: )

    Zoom link:


    Access and Participation: Women and Youth on Social Media in Mali


    In the ongoing conflict situation in Mali since 2012, social media serves as a means of expression and participation for Malians. The use of social and digital media such as online TV and radio has seen the emergence of new players such as bloggers and vloggers. The latter have seriously dominated the Malian space of democratic expression and constitute a means of participation in the political process. This research project between Malian and Swedish researchers concerns marginalized groups (women and youth) and how they use social media. What are the impacts of these mobile tools on the democratic participation of young bloggers and vloggers in Mali? How does the use of social media contribute to freedom of expression in the context of crises in Mali? What are bloggers’ and vloggers’ perceptions of freedom of expression? The research is funded by the Citizen Perspectives on Societal Challenges in Mali programme.

  • Mon 13 May 2024 – Sun 19 May 2024

    Launch of the Cluster of Research Excellence in Migration & Health along the AU-EU corridor; 13-14 May, Uppsala, Sweden.

    The Cluster of Research Excellence on migration & health along the African Union - European migration corridor will hold a SASUF satellite event at Uppsala University on the 13th and 14th May 2024 . These SASUF satellite events are  planned as a part of SASUF Research and Innovation Week to be held in Sweden on the 13th-17th may 2024. To read more on SASUF innovation week, see SASUF Satellite Events 2024: Schedule .

     More about the cluster can be found online at www.mighealth-au-eu

    For more information, contact Dr Jecinta Okumu via email at or the CoRE lead at Uppsala University, Dr Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil at

  • Mon 13 May 2024, 09:00 – Tue 14 May 2024, 13:00

    The Guild-ARUA Cluster of Research Excellence (CoRE): Food Environment Action for the Promotion of Health invites you to the SASUF Satellite Hybrid Event

    We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming SASUF satellite event to be hosted by 'The Guild-ARUA Cluster of Research Excellence (CoRE) on Food Environment Actions for the Promotion of Health' at Uppsala University on the 13th and 14th may 2024. This event will serve as the first full meeting of the members of this CoRE and also as an interdisciplinary forum to actively engage in discussions on all aspects of food environment and health.

    Monday, May 13, 2024

    @ 9:00–13:00 CET at

    The Experimental Classroom, Blåsenhus, Uppsala University

    Registration: Click HERE


                         Co-hosted by:

  • Fri 17 May 2024, 09:30–11:00

    Friday Seminars in Africa Studies: CANCELLED

    Unfortunately this seminar has been cancelled!


    Impacts of land cover change to climate and ecosystem services in biodiversity hotspot in Kenya with Petri Pellika, The Taita Research Station, University of Helsinki

  • Sat 18 May 2024, 14:00–18:00

    Temadag: Sport och kultur i Sahel

    Välkommen till temadagen SPORT OCH KULTUR I SAHEL lördagen den 18 maj, kl. 14-18, i sal 22-0031, Campus Engelska Parken, Thunbergsvägen 3C, Uppsala.

    Welcome to the thematic day on Sports and Culture in the Sahel, Saturday 18 May, 14-18, room 22-0031, Campus Engelska Parken, Thunbergsvägen 3C, Uppsala.

    More info here

  • Fri 31 May 2024, 09:30–11:00

    Friday Seminars in Africa Studies: Beyond the treatment gap: Prioritizing prevention for Adult Mental Wellbeing in Ghana and Sweden with Victoria Awortwe.



Since the launching in March 2012, Uppsala University's Forum for Africa Studies has hosted some 350 events (seminars, lectures, roundtables, film screenings, workshops, symposia, conferences), mostly at Uppsala University, but increasingly also at collaborating institutions in Africa. 2015-22 we led 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 Burkina Faso, we study ongoing socio-political transformations from the perspectives of local actors in municipalities. Current projects also include Citizen Perspectives on Societal Challenges in Mali, and the Research School Decolonizing Research Methologies.

For more info about our recent activities, consult our 2022 Annual Report. From January 2023, the Forum has a broadened mission to cover the whole university.To follow our upcoming events consult this page and/or follow us on Facebook.



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



Launch of the Cluster of Excellence in Migration and Health on the 13th May 2024 at Uppsala University


CoRE on Food Environment Actions For promotion Of Health


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.


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


The Third Wave of the Liberation Struggles in Africa: From Anti- to De-Colonisation Friday 27 Oct. 10.15-11.30. Engelska Parken, room 3-2028 The seminar will be held at Engelska Parken, room 3-2028. For more info, click on image.