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Welcome to the African Studies Program!

The African Studies Program has long been recognized as one of the leading centers for the interdisciplinary study of Africa. It has been a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center every year since 1965.

We are committed to being one of the nation's leading programs for the interdisciplinary study of Africa. Our diverse research, teaching, and outreach activities promote greater understanding and appreciation of the continent and its people. We also promote the study of Africa in global perspective by cooperating with other area-studies programs, international centers, professional schools, and departments inside and outside Indiana University. All of our activities are conducted in accordance with our values stressing integrity, excellence, diversity, community, collaboration, and creativity.

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Upcoming Events ♦ Announcements

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Application deadline is February 1, 2017

For information about FLAS fellowships for the study of African languages in summer 2017 and academic year 2017-2018, please see our Grants and FLAS page. You can find the FLAS application and instructions at the IU FLAS portal.

Spring 2017 African Languages Tea Time

Begins January 26 | 11:00am - 1:00pm | SGIS Atrium

Tea, snacks, and fellowship! See the full schedule here.

Spring 2017 Colloquium Series

Friday, January 27 | 10:30am - noon | SGIS GA 1100

The Spring 2017 Friday Colloquium Series begins with a screening of Apples, a play written by Abdelkader Alloula in the aftermath of Algeria’s 1988 uprising. Come see a video of the September 2016 performance in Bloomington by the Istijmam Theatre Group and participate in a discussion afterward with Jane Goodman, Associate Professor of Anthropology. Find the full series schedule here.

Contemporary Africa Seminar Speaker Series

February 22, March 1, March 22, April 5, and April 12

AFRI-A 731 Seminar instructor Daniel Reed (Associate Professor, Folklore and Ethnomusicology) is preparing a series of lectures and performances open to the wider African Studies community and the public. View series details here.

Victor Gama at The Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Monday, March 6, 7:00pm
See our Special Events page for more information.