Since the launching in March 2012 the Forum for Africa Studies has hosted 300 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. New projects 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 here. To follow our upcoming events consult this page and/or follow us on Facebook.


May 2023
  • Tue 2 May 2023, 09:00 – Thu 4 May 2023, 16:00

    Post Fieldwork Workshop in Bamako

    The 13 researchers involved in the study of Malian women's political participation in 18 municipalities, as well as at the central level in the capital of Bamako are intensely presenting preliminary research results and discussing and analysing the ethnographic material so far in w workshop at Institut des Sciences Humaines in Bamako. The workshop is jointly led by Professor Sten Hagberg and Professor Yaouaga Félix Koné. More info here

  • Wed 17 May 2023, 14:15–15:30

    Research Seminar in Africa Studies: Samira Mechri

    Join our Research Seminar in Africa Studies with Dr. Samira Mechri, Université de Tunis El Manar, on Culture at the Crossroads, on Wednesday 17 May, 14.15-15.30. More info 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.