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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.

Upcoming Events ♦ Announcements

African Language Fall 2014 Festival 
When: November 7, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: Cedar Hall Auditorium, Union Street Center, 445 North Union Street
Come and celebrate with teachers and students of African languages taught at IU (Akan, Bamanankan, IsiZulu, Kiswahili, Wolof, and Yoruba).
The festival is organized by Indiana University African Languages Club with support from IUSAID

For more information please contact Sarah Klankey (


Guest Lectures

Gest Lecture and Film
When: Tuesday, November 18, 5:00pm
Where: GlenBlack Lab 101
“From modernist witchcraft discourse to the moral imagination”
Richard Werbner, University of Manchester, UK

The lecture will be followed by a screening of Professor Werbner’s new film (51 minutes) “Burying Hallelujah”.

Tuesday Noon Talk Series

Tuesday Noon Talk Series, Fall 2014
Woodburn Hall 218, Noon-1:00pm

October 28 “An Investigation of Market Discourse in Ghana’s Kumasi Central Market”
Sarah Monson, Department of Anthropology