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Professor Horace Campbell after the Installation Ceremony
The third occupant of the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies, Professor Horace Campbell, has been officially installed at a colorful ceremony on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, at the Great Hall.After the installation, Professor Campbell delivered an inaugural lecture titled “Reconstruction, Transformation and the Unification of the Peoples...
Three Professors of the Institute, namely Professor Dzodzi A. Tsikata, Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo and Professor Albert K. Awedoba (together with other scholars), were inducted into the Fellowship of the Arts Section, Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS), as eminent Ghanaian scholars, as part of the Academy's anniversary celebrations.The ceremony took place on Tuesday, November 15, 2016...
The Czech Ambassador to Ghana, H. E. Margita Fuchsová has paid a courtesy call on the Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS), Prof. Dzodzi Tsikata. The Czech Ambassador was accompanied by her Personal Assistant, Ms. Imelda Adde.
The visit was to apprise Professor Tsikata about preparations towards the expected visit of Ms. Monika Rebcova, a Czech Art Teacher and Choreographer in...
Fellows of the Institute witnessed a smooth transition from the outgoing Acting Director, Professor Francis Dodoo to the incoming Director, Professor Tsikata. It was occasion for Prof. Dodoo to speak about his one- year tenure as IAS Head, and to receive comments as well as answer questions from the Fellows.

Meeting with Fellows to introduce Prof. Dzodzi Tsikata as the new Director of IAS...
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Professor Dzodzi Akuyo Tsikata is the new Director of the Institute of African Studies.
The new Director, who assumed office on Monday, August 1, 2016 is an Associate Professor in the University, and currently the President, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).
A hearty welcome from the IAS family and Associates to Professor Tsikata!

The Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Ghana, Legon has begun discussions with Sapienza University of Rome for a possible collaboration between the two institutions, via their respective Universities. Professor Pino Schirripa, Professor of Medical Anthropology, and Head of the Department of History, Cultures and Religions, Sapienza University, and Professor Albert Awedoba,...
The Secretary of International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS), Dr. Paulus van der Velde, has paid a courtesy call on the new Acting Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS), Professor Francis Dodoo.
The visit was to apprise Professor Dodoo about preparations towards the inaugural and first biennial international conference of the Association for Asian Studies in Africa (A-ASIA),...