• Promoting Study of African Languages

    The Program in African Languages offers regular courses in a few major African languages including Swahili, Yoruba and Zulu, taught at Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

  • African women

    Commitment to interdisciplinary research and study of Africa

    The Council fosters an academic environment where students and faculty seek novel approaches to issues in African studies through joint endeavors across institutions at Yale, regionally, nationally and internationally.

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Yale Ph.D. candidates Alex Fialho and Alexandra “Aly” Thomas in front of the Keiskamma Art Project’s Creation Altarpiece (2007) at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg in January 2023
In January 2023, the Yale MacMillan Center’s Council on African Studies sponsored research trips to South Africa for two Ph.D. candidates in the Departments of the History of...
The last of the French soldiers deployed in the Central African Republic board a cargo plane to leave the Bangui airport on Dec. 15, 2022. BARBARA DEBOUT/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
Central Africa is a ‘testing ground,’ says Yale Associate Professor of Anthropology Louisa Lombard on Russian mercenaries’ growing presence in the region
Cécile Fromont (Photo by Dan Renzetti)
A new four-part Netflix docuseries, “African Queens: Njinga,” tells the story of the 17th-century warrior Queen Njinga, who ruled over the territories of Ndongo and Matamba...
On Feb. 24, the Council on African Studies (CAS) at the Yale MacMillan Center celebrated the launch of its Through the Eyes of She (TTES) initiative, which aims to help...
Sculpture of three figures carved by Moshood Olúsomo Bámigbóyè
On September 15, an enthusiastic crowd of Yale students, faculty, and New Haven community members gathered in front of the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG) to the...
New York, NY – 7 December 2022 – The Modern Language Association of America today announced it is awarding its thirtieth annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and...