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 in Africa Studies: 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.

    More info, here

  • fr 8 mar 2019, 10:15–11:30

    Friday Seminar in Africa Studies: 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

  • fr 22 mar 2019, 16:00–17:00

    Book Release

    Book Release

    A book release of the edited volume DEMOCRATIE PAR LE BAS ET POLITIQUE MUNICIPALE AU SAHEL (eds) S. Hagberg, L.O. Kibora and G. Körling was organized at the Institut des Sciences des Sociétés, Ouagadougou, on Friday 22 March 2019. The book was presented by four of its contributors: Sten Hagberg, Ludovic Kibora, Sidi Barry, and Bintou Koné. Some 40 people attended the release of this new publication in the series Uppsala Papers in Africa Studies.

  • fr 26 apr 2019, 10:15–11:30

    Friday Seminar in Africa Studies: Véronique Simon

    Friday 26 April, 10.15-11.30, Room 3-2028, Engelska Parken.

    Véronique Simone, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Education and Chairperson of Forum for Africa Studies, Uppsala University.

    If madness is characterised by deviations from a norm, it is obvious that this norm is not the same everywhere. The problem with African literature is that this norm can be difficult to define: is it the colonizers’ norm? Or tradition? Or, in post-colonial societies, a mix of both, or a "new order"? 

    More info here

  • fr 10 maj 2019, 10:15–11:30

    Friday Seminar in Africa Studies: Anna Baral

    Welcome to the Friday Seminar in Africa Studies with Anna Baral on Love is a project: Desiring Intimate Futures in Uganda, Friday 10 May, 10.15-11.30, ENG3-2028. MORE INFO HERE

  • må 13 maj 2019, 15:30–17:00

    Round-Table Conversation: Sudan after al-Bashir

    Sudan after al-Bashir: Time for democracy and revolutionary change?

    Welcome to a roundtable conversation with Ms. Afaf Doleeb and Dr Johan Brosché on the social and political situation in Sudan after the fall of al-Bashir on 11 april 2019. Is this a democratic breakthrough? What are the risks for authoritarian backlash. The conversation will be chaired by Prof. Sten Hagberg.

    More info here

    Plats: Ihre salen, Campus Engelska Parken

  • ti 14 maj 2019, 16:15–19:00

    Can the Museum be Decolonized?

    Matthias De Groof’s documentary Crippled Decolonisation of the Africa Museum relates the transformation of the Africa Museum in Tervuren from Europe’s largest colonial museum into a space that would display the richness of the African continent without reiterating colonial discourses. The film and its protagonists reflect upon the ways to achieve this goal, and if at all, the museum can be decolonized.

    The Forum for Africa studies is proud to invite you to the screening of Crippled Decolonisation of the Africa Museum. The screening is introduced by Matthias De Groof and is followed by a panel discussion with Matthias De Groof, filmmaker Dani Kouyaté and museum education officer Azmara Nigusse. The discussion is being moderated by Oulia Makkonen, PhD Candidate in world Christianity, researcher of African film.

    Follow the link to view a trailer of the Crippled Decolonisation of the Africa Museum.


    Date: Tuesday14 May, kl: 16:15 – 19:00

    Place: Ihresalen, Engelska Parken

  • ti 21 maj 2019, 13:15–15:00

    Public Lecture: Sealing Cheng

    Public Lecture with Sealing Cheng, Associate Prof. of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hongkong, on Tuesday 21 May 13-15, ENG1-0062: Choreography of Masculinity - The Pursuit of Marriage by African Men in Forced Displacement in Hong Kong. More info here