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February 9, 2024

Berkeley Study Abroad

UC Berkeley students who join the Summer 2024 study abroad program "Pan Afrikan Social Movements: Past, Present and Future" in Ghana will receive a $1,000 scholarship! Deadline to apply is March 15, 2024.

January 16, 2024

January 10, 2024

UC Berkeley Library

Trial access to the Africa Commons digital archival collections, produced by Coherent Digital, is available until January 31st.  This resource provides access to books, magazines, newspapers, government documents, manuscripts, photographs, videos, and oral histories related to African history and culture.  Africa Commons is a project which aims to enable Africa to easily control, digitize, and disseminate its cultural heritage–within Africa, and internationally.

December 14, 2023

Studying a language is an immediate way to immerse oneself in African knowledge systems.

December 11, 2023

Portrait of Julia SchaletzkyJulia Schaletzky is executive director of the Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases, Drug Discovery Center, at UC Berkeley, which co-founded the Alliance of Global Health and Science several years ago to integrate research at UC Berkeley with Makerere University in Uganda.

November 1, 2023

UC Berkeley Crowdfunding

The Center for African Studies is thrilled to be participating again in Berkeley's November Crowdfunding campaign to promote equity and inclusion. Our goal is to raise $6,000 to support undergraduate research in Africa through our Geist and Rosberg Travel awards.

October 24, 2023

Berkeley News

New banners celebrate 150+ years of Berkeley's prominence in teaching world languages, including African languages. Some 60 languages are taught on campus, and revitalizing and preserving endangered languages is a priority. This is an outcome of the UC Berkeley Task Force on Languages, Language-Based Disciplines and Global Citizenship.

June 5, 2023

Studying a language is an immediate way to immerse oneself in African knowledge systems.

April 6, 2023

Library

The UC Berkeley Library has trial access until May 4th to a new digital archive produced by AM (formerly Adam Matthew Digital) titled Africa and the New Imperialism: European Borders on the African Continent, 1870-1914. Try this out and let the Library know what you think!

March 21, 2023

Linguistics Department

Larry Hyman, Professor Emeritus, Linguistics, was honored by Resulam, an organization of Cameroonians in the diaspora, for his contributions to Fè'éfè'ê, a Bamileke language spoken in Cameroon, around the town of Bafang. 

March 7, 2023

Sutardja Center

Via a collaboration with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology and Ashesi University in Ghana, the Center for African Studies via the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, is able to bring five Ashesi undergraduate innovators to UC Berkeley. The students include Abigail Efua Tetteh (Ghana), Judercio Nhauche (Mozambique), Mcebo Vincent Hlanze (Eswatini), Sandra Nettey (Ghana), and Styve Zeumo Lekane (Cameroon).

February 15, 2023

ESPM

Christine Wilkinson, alum (ESPM PhD 2021), former Rocca recipient (2018, 2017, 2016) and postdoc has won Cell Press’ third annual Rising Black Scientist Award for her essay "The coyote in the mirror: Embracing intersectionality to improve human-wildlife interactions."

October 25, 2022

Berkeley Research

The National Institute of Health (NIH) awarded researchers at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health a two-year, $550,000 grant to develop and evaluate a pharmacy-based model to prevent high-risk women in Zimbabwe from contracting HIV.

August 24, 2022

Register for African Language Courses, Fall 2022

August 23, 2022

Pacific Film Archives

African Film Festival

September 7–October 29, 2022

After two years of pandemic-related cancellations or virtual screenings, we are proud to welcome the African Film Festival (AFF) back to BAMPFA. More information is here: https://bampfa.org/program/african-film-festival

August 18, 2022

EGAP

Beginning in 2019, the Center for African Studies and Le Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix (CERAP) at Universite Jesuite in Abidjan have partnered on a Carnegie-funded project in Côte d’Ivoire, Documenting Violence and Promoting Peace in Africa: A Pilot Study for Data Collection in a Conflict-Affected Country.

July 21, 2022

History of Art

Dr. Nana Adusei-Poku is joining the History of Art Department as an assistant professor in African Diasporic art history this Fall ’22 and Dr. Zamansele Nsele will join as an assistant professor in Spring ’23.

November 16, 2021

September 30, 2021

The inaugural event for the Association of Postcolonial Thought, this symposium brings together a diverse, interdisciplinary body of scholars, drawing from anticolonial solidarities and epistemologies of decolonization, to build a transformative vision of postcolonial studies today. The event is free and open to the public, and no advance registration is required.

The inaugural event for the Association of Postcolonial Thought, this symposium brings together a diverse, interdisciplinary body of scholars, drawing from anticolonial solidarities and epistemologies of decolonization, to build a transformative vision of postcolonial studies today. The event is free and open to the public, and no advance registration is required.