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The Princeton African Humanities Colloquium (PAHC), directed by Simon Gikandi, was established in 2013 to provide a forum to promote research and teaching in the humanities (broadly defined) at Princeton University and to incorporate the study of Africa in existing and future research projects.

Melusi Nkomo


Regular undergraduate courses promote African Studies through multiple focus areas and disciplinary lenses.

Annual Colloquium

Our annual colloquia bring together scholars working on African humanities from Africa, North America, and other regions.


Yearly public lectures by distinguished scholars of African studies offer a window into contemporary research.


Two-year postdoctoral fellowships in African humanities support the next generation of researchers.


Small grants may be available to those organizing conferences and events pertaining to the humanities in Africa.

Upcoming Events

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