Academic Year 2022-23:
Autumn

October 18, 2022, 5:30pm

Location: Foster 107

African Studies Workshop Welcome Back Event

 

October 28, 2022, 10:00am–7:00pm

In person: Swift Lecture Hall, 1025 E 58th Street, Floor 3

Online: Zoom Webinar

Conference

“Global Anti-Gender and Anti-LGBTQ+ Politics: Historical Continuities, Transnational Connections, Contested Futures”
featuring Patrick Awondo
Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, University of Yaoundé

November 1, 2022, 5:00pm

Location: Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave

African Studies Workshop

not all realisms: Photography, Africa, and the Long 60s, Exhibition Tour and Roundtable at the Smart Museum of Art

Leslie Wilson (Smart Museum, Assistant Professor of Art History, Bard College), Emily Osborn (Professor of History, University of Chicago), Berit Ness (Associate Director, Smart Museum), Gail Gomez (Associate Director, Smart Museum)

November 16th, 2022, 3:30pm

Location:The LaSalle Banks Room at the Oriental Institute

 

African Studies Workshop

“Rumblings from the Rocks: A Reexamination of Tanzania’s Petroglyphic Archive”
Matthew Knisley
Social Sciences Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago

Discussant: Alice Diaz Chauvigne

December 6th, 2022, 5:30pm

Location: Foster 107, 1130 E. 59th St.

African Studies Workshop

“ Senegambian Harbors of the Atlantic Trade: A Maritime Archaeology Approach”
Kelsey Rooney
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology

Discussant: Matthew Knisley

 

Winter

February 20th, 2023, 5:45-7:00pm

Location: The Art Institute of Chicago, Nichols Board of Trustee Suite, 159 East Monroe Street

Distinguished Lecture Series


Rowland O. Abíódún
John C. Newton Professor of Art, the History of Art, and Black Studies at Amherst College

Organized by the Art Institute of Chicago in conjunction with the exhibition The Language of Beauty in African Art and co-sponsored by the Northwestern Department of Art History. 

 

Spring

April 4th, 2023, 5:30pm

Location: Foster 107, 1130 E. 59th St.

African Studies Workshop

“No Love Left in Rwanda: Intersections of Marriage, Family, and Collective Memory”
Zoë Berman
PhD Candidate in Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

Discussant: TBD

April 18th, 2023, 5:30pm

Location: Foster 107, 1130 E. 59th St.

Distinguished Lecture Series

Unpacking the “culture of migration” trope: A study of radiophonic debates in Kayes, Mali (1980)
Aïssatou Mbodj-Pouye 
CNRS- IMAF, Institute des mondes africains

May 2nd, 2023, 5:30pm

Location: TBD

African Studies Workshop TBD

May 16th, 2023, 5:30pm

Location: Foster 107, 1130 E. 59th St.

African Studies Workshop

The Lay of the Land in Alexandra Township: Freehold Title Deeds and Black Landownership
Thuto Thipe
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Chicago

Discussant: TBD