The African Studies Program encourages teaching and scholarship on sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and the wider African diaspora. The program offers a minor, develops courses related to Africa, promotes study-abroad programs and internships, raises funds to expand African Studies resources, and organizes campus and local community events pertaining to Africa. In addition, the program supports faculty and student research on Africa and facilitates dissemination of research through the African Studies Lecture Series, for faculty and guest presentations, and the Acacia Seminars, for presentations of student research and experiences.
FALL TERM 2015 EVENTS
FALL 2015 events:
African Studies Lecture Series. Fall 2015 Theme of Performative Culture.
Held in the Knight Library Browsing Room
Wednesday, October 14. 12-1.15 pm – Dr. Susan Gagliardi. Art History, Emory University
- “Unseeing Audiences: Women and Power Associations on the Senufo-Mande Cultural ‘Frontier'”
Thursday, October 29. 12-1.15 pm – Patience Munjeri. Kutsinhera Cultural Arts Center/Zimbabwe
- “Traditional Zimbabwean Mbira Music and Its Uses in Spiritual and Cultural Contexts”
Thursday, November 12. 12-1.15 pm – Dr. Habib Iddrissu. Ethnomusicology & Dance, University of Oregon
- “Creation of the Multi-Ethnic Master Drummer”