Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Blog: Africa in the World

Exploring the African presence and engagement with the world.

Friday, June 3, 2016

In 1964, as a wave of African nations declared independence, UNESCO began its first project to compile a General History of Africa (GHA) that would herald a new era of historical inquiry on Africa.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

“The Nollywood conference is about bringing together those active in Nollywood and those that actively study Nollywood.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

In the mainstream media, Africa is commonly framed in terms of conflict, famine and extreme poverty.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
An in-depth review of the September 2015 Islam and World Peace conference, including the themes of violence and non-violence in Sufism; religious thought and practices; gender, diversity and education; and a final session on religion, politics and society.
Monday, October 5, 2015

Didn't make it to the conference on Islam & World Peace in September? It's not too late to be a part of the event!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Workshop Deepening the Mali-Columbia Connection - Bamako, 25 June 2015

Theme: Les Recherches en sciences sociales dans le contexte de la crise

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
First Lecture in the Pixley ka Isaka Seme Annual Lecture Series
Friday, October 18, 2013

Dr. Elisabeth King visited the institute on the 1st of October to present her research on the Rwandan education system in preparation for the release of her book, From Classroom to Conflict in Rwanda.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Melissa Graboyes, the Assistant Director of the African Studies program at the University of Oregon, visited the institute on September 12th, 2013 to speak about her research on blood economies in East Africa.