African Cultural Studies

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Location: 
206 Ingraham
Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
206 Ingraham
Date: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join African Studies Program staff, faculty affiliates, and students as we review exciting summer accomplishments and preview upcoming academic year events!

Location: 
Union South
Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:30pm

The Graduate School invites all newly admitted graduate students to attend the Fall New Graduate Student Welcome event. Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with Graduate School deans and staff and other campus leaders, hear from a panel of current students about grad student life, learn about the many campus and community resources available to you, and meet other new graduate students from across campus. An email invitation with registration link will be sent to each newly admitted grad student at the end of July. 

Location: 
Frank Holt Center, 2nd Floor
Date: 
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our annual festival featuring Arabic, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu skits, videos, cultural presentations, music, readings, and a fashion show; followed by a dance party with AfroBeatz in the mix. Light refreshments will be served.  RSVP

Location: 
1418 Van Hise
Date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 11:30am to 2:30pm

Our professional development series concludes with a discussion of career options featuring our recent alum, Reem Hilal. Dr. Hilal earned her Ph.D. in 2013 and is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Allegheny College, where she teaches Arabic.

Location: 
Madison Public Library - Central
Date: 
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In partnership with the Department of African Cultural Studies, the Wisconsin Book Festival features author Teju Cole.  Winner of a number of awards, Cole is a novelist, critic and photographer.  Learn more about Cole and his many accomplishments by visiting our Facebook page and find out about his presentation at the Wisconsin Book Festival.

 

Location: 
H.F. Deluca Forum, Discovery Building
Date: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 6:00pm

Join us for: Pleasure and the Pleasurable in Africa and the African Diaspora, a lively interrogation of an uncommon theme in the scholarly study of Africa and the African diaspora: pleasure. 

Our conference features keynote speaker and acclaimed author Teju Cole, as well as many other accomplished presenters

Location: 
206 Ingraham
Date: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Interested in public health, improving your Arabic, or interning internationally?
Hear details about all these options from Molly Leighton, the CIEE respresentative for programs in Ghana, Botswana, & Jordan.

Right after Africa at Noon!

 

Location: 
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon
Date: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Join the African Cultural Studies Student Association as they host a day-long conference, Nostalgia and Memory in Post-Colonial Africa. The conference features keynote speaker Laura Murphy presenting, "The Silence Slavery Keeps: Remembering Transatlantic and Modern Slavery."  Dr. Murphy is Associate Professor of English at Loyola University.

Location: 
1418 Van Hise
Date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The second presentation in our Professional Development series features Professor Sam England who asks, "How do we teach broad understandings of culture in academic institutions that promote very focused fields of study?" This workshop will review one technique for teaching literature as a large-scale, permeable culture. The group will then explore similar approaches in language teaching and will solicit each other's teaching strategies for accomplishing the goal of expanding from a set discipline to a cultural pedagogical template.

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