African Podcasting Webinar Now Available

Reginold Royston headshotPodcasts and the Study of Africa: A Digital Technology’s Impact on Research, Teaching, and Public Engagement

This event was originally presented as part of the African Studies Association’s Annual Conference in October of 2020. Our own Dr. Reginold Royston was a featured panelist.


Podcasting is a popular aural genre that brings into sharp relief multiple ways in which digital technology is transforming the study of Africa. This interdisciplinary roundtable intends to examine the evolving relationship between academic podcasting and scholarly communication, professional development, circulation of knowledge, and student learning. The roundtable is to feature three Africa podcast hosts and one expert on African/diasporic digital cultures. Each participant will speak for 8-10 minutes, sharing experiences and discussing the implications of podcasts for their research, teaching, and public engagement.

Some of the questions for the discussion include the following:

What is the “art of podcasting”?
How do we identify and reach an audience?
What are the professional benefits and drawbacks of podcasting?
How are podcasts being integrated into African Studies teaching?
Are podcasts a new frontier for Western digital imperialism?

Learn more about the event and panelists.