The African Studies Program supports research, teaching, and outreach at UW-Madison, bringing together scholars in multiple disciplines, students, teachers, and community partners to consider all aspects of land and life in Africa.
The African Studies Program is a U. S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center for Africa, a unit in the College of Letters & Science, and a member of the campus consortium of internationally oriented programs known as the International Institute.
Eighty high school students from 20 schools around the state had the chance to speak (and sing) in 10 different languages at the inaugural Wisconsin Global Youth Summit on Feb. 23 at Union South. The day focused on what high school students can do to bring international elements into their schools. The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Language [...]
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s African Studies Program will host a round table discussion of the recent political and military upheaval in the West African country of Mali on Tuesday, Feb. 19. “Urgent Understanding: Crisis in Mali” is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7 p.m. in the Red Gym’s first-floor Masley [...]
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Language Institute will host its annual World Languages Day on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Union South. World Languages Day is a college-for-a-day experience that introduces high school students from around the state of Wisconsin to the bevy of languages and cultural topics offered at UW-Madison. Faculty, staff and students offer a [...]
University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate Catherine Skroch is now part of a select group of Mitchell Scholars who will pursue postgraduate study in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Skroch, who majored in political science and international studies with an individual major in peace studies and conflict resolution and a certificate in African studies, was one of 13 [...]
Legendary UW-Madison Professor Harold Scheub turned 80-years-old on Friday, August 26, 2011. Scheub is the Evjue-Bascom Professor of Humanities in the Department of African Languages and Literature and one of the world’s leading scholars in African oral traditions and folklore. His course, The African Storyteller, is one of the most popular on the UW-Madison campus, regularly enrolling over 500 students.
StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs, will visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison from March 24-26 as part of “Peace Corps and Africa: 50 Years,” an event honoring and assessing a half-century of volunteer service.
On November 17, over 600 high school students and teachers from the state of Wisconsin visited UW-Madison for the 10th World Languages Day. A program of the Language Institute, World Languages Day connects Wisconsin students with the wealth of expertise in world languages and cultures at UW-Madison, inspiring students to explore new languages, cultures and [...]
All eight of the area and international studies programs received a combined total of $18 million in grants to continue their research, programming and outreach work at UW-Madison…
On November 18, 2009 the Language Institute hosted over 700 Wisconsin high school students and teachers at the ninth World Languages Day held on the UW-Madison campus.
The UW-Madison Arabic and Persian Immersion Program recently completed its 6th summer of top-flight language education.
On October 20, Wisconsin First Lady Jessica Doyle and campus Peace Corps representative John Sheffy spoke to a standing room-only crowd of over 60 students about their language learning and Peace Corps service.
The Center for the Humanities will receive a $10,000 Major Grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council to fund their high school outreach programGreat World Texts in Wisconsin.
Sharon Hutchinson, African Studies Director, will lead 15 high school social studies teachers and curriculum planners from across the United States to Rwanda for 30 days of curriculum development work.
The African Studies Program unveiled “Africa Forward” a new series developed by Catherine Reiland, the new Assistant Director, which links current UW-Madison students with professionals in all fields whose careers have been inspired and enriched by their study of Africa.