Welcome to the Center for African Studies

A hub that supports and enhances Africa-related teaching and research.

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Applications are now open for both Swahili summer abroad programs!

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Applications are now open for Yoruba Group Abroad Program!

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FLAS Fellowship applications are now open for African language study

FLAS Fellowship applications are now open for Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 for for African language study (Amharic, Arabic, Somali, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba and Zulu). There are 2 Info Sessions for Summer 2022 FLAS Applications on Tuesday, Nov. 9 & Thursday, Nov. 18 at 6pm ET. 

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View the Recordings of the Symposium on Digital Learning in Global Africa

The Howard University Department of African Studies hosted an international virtual Pan-African Symposium on Digital Learning in Global Africa During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic on November 8 & 9. 

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View Highlights from the Out of Africa Conference

The Second Out of (and Into) Africa Conference on African Consumer Marketing, Firm Strategies and Society was hosted online by Morgan State University in collaboration with Howard University on October 25-26, 2021.

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African Languages

HU has the largest number of students studying African languages in the United States! Check out the courses at HU, study abroad programs and the HU African Language Summer Institute, teaching Amharic, Arabic, Somali, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba and Zulu.

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Watch CABA Meet the Illustrator

Meet April Harrison, illustrator of the CABA Best Book: Nana Akua Goes to School! The Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) are presented annually to the authors and illustrators of the best children’s and young adult books on Africa published or republished in the U.S. CABA was created in 1991 to encourage the publication and use of accurate, balanced children’s materials about Africa.

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