News and Upcoming Events

An Evening with Anthony Appiah

Oct 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – On Thursday, October 17 at 5:00pm in Wait Chapel,  Prof. Kwame Anthony Appiah of New York University will be giving a lecture. The Eudaimonia Institute’s third Noesis Lecture Series features guest speaker Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah of New York University.  Professor Appiah is sponsored in conjunction with the President’s office as part of the “Voices of Our […]

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Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa

Oct 07, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Save the Date! Join us Monday, October 7, 2019 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Professor Ousmane Kane Harvard Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society “Timbuktu is famous as a great center of Muslim learning from Islam’s Golden Age. Beyond Timbuktu charts the rise of Muslim learning in West Africa from the beginning of Islam to […]

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Silk Roads Conference Features Swahili Archaeologist

Mar 28, 2019 @ All Day – Dr. Chapurukha Kusimba will visit WFU to join a cohort of more than 30 scholars conferencing about the historical Silk Roads. Dr. Kusimba will speak on the role of medieval Swahili traders in connecting the East Africa coast to the Indian Ocean, China, and beyond. In recognition of his archaeological research, he was recently elected […]

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Teju Cole to Visit WFU Campus

Oct 30, 2018 @ All Day – Artist, author, and critic Teju Cole will speak at WFU as part of the President’s Voices of Our Times series. Cole’s work often speaks to the African immigrant experience, globalization, and city life in Lagos, Nigeria. Hanes Gallery will simultaneously host an exhibition of Cole’s photography.

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