Distinguished Lecture Series

The Distinguished Africanist Lecture series brings senior and up-and-coming scholars of Africa to campus. Visitors usually speak on issues of interest to specialists studying Africa, students, and the general public. Generously funded by the Center for International Studies, the lecture series takes place during the fall, winter, and spring quarters.

This year, we are delighted to be welcoming the following scholars:

FALL 2016

November 10: Constantine Petridis (Chair of African and Indian Art of the Americas, Art Institute of Chicago). “Fragments of Art, Fragments of Life: African Art in and out of Context”.  Time and Location: 5:30pm at Franke Institute for the Humanities (1100 E. 57th St)


Feb 21: Joseph Inikori presenting on "Mercantilist EuropeanStates and Market Development in the Atlantic World: Western Africa, 1450-1900." Social Sciences 122 (1126 E. 59th St) 5:00-6:30pm


A collection of past speakers and topics is available here

Presented by the Committee on African Studies and cosponsored by the Center for International Studies.