The Institute for Research in the Humanities is sponsoring a three day long symposium filled with over a dozen different lectures detailing the trials and tribulations of Africa in a post-colonial world. The event will cover the affects of post-colonialism on the governments, culture and social history of Africa in the last fifty years. These topics will surely cover Northern Africa, or the area that falls under the nomenclature of the Middle East, as well, meaning that this symposium is certainly relevant to Middle East Studies. Head over to the website for a more detailed look at lecture schedules and content.
An ongoing event on campus has been the celebration of fifty years of African Studies at UW-Madison, which has been filled with Africa related films and lectures throughout the year. The celebration is winding down now, but there are still a few interesting films and lectures on Africa scheduled in the coming weeks. Check out the website for more details on what events still remain and how you can get involved in celebrating UW’s continued commitment to African Studies.
This a little late coming, but better late than never. If you are interested in adding to your Middle East Studies portfolio this summer there are more than a few classes that might pique your fancy. Of course you can e-mail the Middle East Studies Program at email@example.com if you have any questions about classes, credits or anything to do with the Middle East. Here are a few of the classes being offered this summer –
LCA 321 – First Semester Arabic
LCA 322 – Second Semester Arabic
LCA 323 – Third Semester Arabic
LCA 324 – Fourth Semester Arabic
LCA 331 – First Semester Kazak
LCA 332 – Second Semester Kazak
LCA 339 – First Semester Turkish
LCA 340 – Second Semester Turkish
LCA 363 – First Semester Persian
LCA 364 – Second Semester Persian
Religious Studies 271 – Religion – History and Culture: The West