Vårterminen 2019
  • må 11 feb 2019 – lö 23 feb 2019

    Workshops in Dar es Salaam

    With financial support from Forum for Africa studies, a series of workshops were held between 11th and 22nd of February in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The long lasting collaboration between Uppsala University and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science was further strengthened during the workshops with collaborators from Aga Khan University Tanzania, Muhimbili National Hospital, Umeå University and Leiden University. As part of Forum for Africa Studies’ PhD student representative Henrik Makokha-Sandell’s PhD-project on the use of vacuum extraction in emergency obstetric care at Muhimbili National Hospital, the workshops aimed at establishing a joint agenda and collaborative initiatives for an upcoming intervention study.

  • fr 22 feb 2019, 10:15–11:30

    Friday Seminar: Opportunity Drought: State Policy and Youth Aspirations in Ghana. By Kajsa Hallberg Adu och Ulrik Jennische

    Welcome to the spring semester's first Friday Seminar in African Studies!

    Kajsa Hallberg Adu (Ashesi University) and Ulrik Jennische (Stockholm University) will present on the topic: "Opportunity Drought: State Policy and Youth Aspirations in Ghana"

    Time: 22 Feb 2019, 10.15-11.30

    Place: Room 3-2028 at the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, English Park Campus. Building 3, floor 2.


    African youth are often unemployed, underemployed, or vulnerably employed. In Ghana, despite strong economic growth, a consolidated democracy and policies targeting youth, young people transitioning into adulthood face many challenges.

    While migration is a common life strategy for youth to gain social mobility, other strategies include joining a political party, continuing the family business, creating one’s own job or even waiting. Access to higher education is expanding, but not quick enough nor for all; young people's strategies also deal with the imagined future of the nation.

    This seminar will discuss a proposal to study youth transitions in Ghana/West Africa on three levels: Policy - such as education, employment policies, and labor management information systems; insiders’ strategies (students); outsiders’ strategies (traders). As this project is in an early stage we are inviting discussion and comments on all aspects of the work.

  • fr 8 mar 2019, 10:15–11:30

    Friday Seminar: Can historians incorporate the "unequal exchange" into their research?

    Prof. em. Hernán Horna, Uppsala University: Can historians also incorporate the 'unequal exchange' into their research? A World History of the Third World - Africa and Latin America, Friday 8 March, 10.15-11.30, Engelska Parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H, ENG3-2028. More info here

  • lö 9 mar 2019 – ti 12 mar 2019


    Please welcome to the Annual Thematic Day of Uppsala University's regional fora and centers! The theme of this year's event is "Food and Foodways".

    Date: Saturday 9 March

    Place: Gustavianum (Akademigatan 3, Uppsala)

    Fourm for Africa Studies is represented by Assoc. Prof. Linley Chiwona Karltun at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. More info here