For over 25 years the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida has organized annual lectures in honor of distinguished Africanist scholar, Gwendolen M. Carter. Gwendolen Carter devoted her career to scholarship and advocacy concerning the politics of inequality and injustice, especially in southern Africa. She also worked hard to foster the development of African Studies as an academic enterprise. 

In the spirit of her career, the annual Carter Conference offer the university community and the greater public the perspectives of Africanist scholars on issues of pressing importance to the peoples and societies of Africa.


  • Occurs Thursday, December 10th, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Occurs Friday, December 11th, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm