Group Members: Dr. Gregor Buss, Dr. Marlous van Waijenburg and Dr. Yonatan N. Gez 

An interdisciplinary two-year workshop series focused on Africa                                                     

Over the 2016-2017 academic year, The Truman Institute’s Africa Unit launched Africounters, an interdisciplinary workshop series focused on Africa. With over 65 people registered members, the initiative proved that there is a keen interest in the promotion of African Studies at the Hebrew University.

The Africounters initiative is collaborative by design. Decisions are taken in a democratic, inclusive way, and divergent opinions are welcome. Over the 2016-2017 academic year, the group met for eight sessions, focusing on: defining African Studies; migration; education; nationalism; culture; religion; and economic development. Each session followed a different structure, and highlighted a different aspect of Africanist scholarship. Some sessions included excursions, some included guest speakers from Israel and abroad.

The Africounters group invites everyone who has a keen scholarly interest in Africa to join us for the next academic year!

The date for the opening session for the 2017-2018 academic year to be announced!

You are invited to contact us by email at, and join us on our facebook group:

Looking forward to welcoming you to Africounters