University of Wisconsin–Madison

Historical Conferences

The African Studies Program has hosted annual conferences since ___.  Recent topics have included pleasure, health and science, early maritime cultures, alumni and more.

Learn more about our past conferences below:

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.

April 13-15, 2017

BIG STORIES + CLOSE (UP) RESEARCH: HEALTH AND SCIENCE IN THE AFRICAN WORLD

Exploring health and science in the African world through conversations centered on objects, photographs, case studies, and sound.

April 15 – 16, 2016

EARLY MARITIME CULTURES ON THE EAST AFRICAN COAST

A conference to explore various aspects of East African maritime civilizations and culture.

October 23-24, 2015