Welcome to the Program in African Studies

Princeton University's Program in African Studies is one of the most diverse of its kind in the nation. It is an interdisciplinary program with faculty from the humanities and social, natural, and engineering sciences playing an active role in teaching and advising research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. AFS is an affiliate of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. Navigate this website with the buttons to the left to learn more about the program and the requirements for an undergraduate Certificate of Proficiency.





Study Abroad in Tanzania this summer!
2015 African Studies Seminar

AFS 305 “Ideology, Nationalism and Development: An Experiential Study in Tanzania’s (R)evolution”

The Princeton in Dar es Salaam Kiswahili is a summer study abroad program designed in the spirit of Princeton University’s commitment to providing high quality opportunities that allow its undergraduates to encounter firsthand the peoples, culture, and contemporary concerns of other regions of the world.
To know more about this program read "Out of Africa" by Charles Butler

OPEN HOUSE for undergraduates interested in AFS Certificate, April 4 at noon in 213 Aaron Burr Hall

Boren Award and the African Languages Initiative -- Now with French
Application for 2014-15 now available
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Profile of AFS in PIIRS News>>

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Fall 2014

October 23
Sharlene Swartz
Cracks of Light: Social Restitution for South Africa's Future
4:30 P.M.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

November 12
Debora Silverman (UCLA)
“Kongo or Congo? Violence, Modernism and the Visual Unconscious of Belgian Colonialism, 1897-2013”
 5:30 P.M.
 McCormick 101

November 17       
Donald Cosentino (UCLA, Emeritus)
 “Four Moments Revisited: Kongo in the American Imaginary”
4:30 P.M.
McCormick 106

This lecture series is cosponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology and Center for African American Studies.  It is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Kongo across the Waters at the Princeton University Art Museum (October 25, 2014 – January 25, 2015). 

Related Lectures:

October 25
Jason Young (University of Buffalo), “Kongo in Carolina: Art, History and the Politics of Authenticity,”
5:00P.M., McCosh 50

November 6
Wyatt MacGaffey (Haverford College, Emeritus), “Art of Power, Power of Art,”
5:30P.M., McCormick 101

November 20
Chika Okeke-Agulu (Princeton University), In conversation with artists René Stout and Radcliffe Bailey, 5:30P.M., Art Museum Galleries

Wednesday morning breakfast meetings at 8 a.m. in 216 Aaron Burr Hall--click here for the full schedule

Study Abroad

Princeton in Dar es Salaam
For more information visit the Office of International Programs' Princeton in Dar es Salaam website or contact Mahiri Mwita or Rebecca Aguas.

Read an article about Princeton in Dar es Salaam in PIIRS News

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