ACS celebrates Dr. Harold Scheub’s legacy

Earlier this month, ACS faculty and students gathered in Dr. Harold Scheub’s honor for the reading of his Memorial Resolution by Prof. Matthew Brown.

Dr. Scheub was a leading scholar in African oral traditions and folklore as well as an unforgettable orator who used his unique gifts to bring the culture and stories of Africa to life for generations of UW students. Dr. Scheub, who taught at UW-Madison for 43 years as former Evjue-Bascom Professor of Humanities in the Department of African Languages and Literature (now the Department of African Cultural Studies), published more than two dozen books and more than 70 articles. Scheub was known for his distinctive and memorable teaching style. He routinely held forth to rooms of more than 500 students.

Read more about Dr. Scheub’s legacy and other faculty in memoriam here.