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African Studies Center hosted its annual Welcome Reception at Fox Fountain

The African Studies Center held its annual Welcome Reception last Thursday at BU’s Fox Fountain. Faculty, staff, and graduate students from across the university attended the event to meet one another, and hear welcoming remarks from the new ASC Director Michael Woldemariam. Many thanks to the ASC staff and student staff members who helped organize […]

Thank you for your gifts on Giving Day 2021!

I want to extend a hearty thank you to the African Studies Center community for showing your support during BU Giving Day last week. 43 people gave $1,980 to the ASC, letting us win two gift challenges, for the largest number of donors and the largest amount raised among the Pardee School centers. This gets […]


ASC Hosted Spring Student and Faculty Mixer

Students, faculty, and staff filled the ASC last Tuesday for the Spring Student and Faculty Mixer. Director Fallou Ngom and Assistant Director Eric Schmidt led everyone in brief introductions and then gave a short presentation on the FLAS Fellowships, for which applications are now open. After the presentation, prospective applicants got to hear from current and former FLAS […]

ASC Hosted Annual Faculty, Visiting Researcher and Affiliated Researcher Welcome Reception

We were delighted to welcome colleagues old and new to the African Studies Center for a reception on Oct 3. Faculty, staff, and visiting researchers shared the latest on their research and work across Africa, representing disciplines from art history to biology, international relations, technology studies, and beyond. We’re looking forward to seeing you at […]

New Research Project on ʿAjamī Literature, Literacy and Islam in West Africa

The Boston University African Studies Center has started work on an important scholarly project that provides a new window into the history, cultures, and intellectual traditions of West Africa. The project ʿAjamī Literature and the Expansion of Literacy and Islam: The Case of West Africa that was awarded a NEH Collaborative Research Grant, will digitize […]