Annual themes guide the center's curricular, outreach, and extra-curricular programming. Each year, working with a subset of faculty and students, African Studies seeks to engage the broader core and affiliate faculty, students, the campus community, and the wider public in learning about Africa based on these annual themes.
Schedule and description of all events at or related to the Center for African Studies. Includes advanced search.
Presentations held during lunchtime and open to the public. These are usually scheduled for Wednesdays at noon during the Fall and Spring semesters. Bring your lunch and enjoy the talks.
The Center for African Studies supports and organizes an array of conferences and symposia every year.
The Center for African Studies regularly supports special lectures and events at the University of Illinois. These lectures may be part of a regular series, such as the Center for Advanced Studies' MillerComm series, or another campus units' program, or they may be stand alone events. These special lectures have celebrated faculty publications, emerging and new interdisciplinary research in African studies, and visitors from other area campuses.
The African Studies Outreach Program organizes and supports regular workshops for educators to facilitate curricular approaches to the teaching of Africa.
Conference, workshops, brown bags and more are catalogued here. Find out what you missed or relive the experience here.
We have several listservs to help you keep up with announcements and upcoming events. Browse and join our listservs.