Welcome to the Princeton African Humanities Colloquium (PAHC) website.  The PAHC was established in 2013 to accomplish five goals:

  • 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.
  • To organize an annual colloquium on a major topic in African studies. The colloquium, which will be held in an African country and in Princeton in alternate years, will bring together scholars working on African humanities from Africa, North America, and other regions of the world.
  • To provide small grants to people organizing conferences and events pertaining to the humanities in Africa.
  • To provide a yearly lecture by a distinguished scholar of African studies
  • To provide a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in African humanities.

The PAHC is generously supported by the Princeton University Provost’s Office, the Center for African American Studies (CAAS), the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), and the Princeton University Department of English.