African Cities: Their Pasts and Futures

Focusing on three Ghanaian cities — Accra, Cape Coast, and Kumasi — the seminar will trace the development of these urban centers from the earliest times to the present and explore the complicated cultural encounters that have given them distinct identities.


The Global Seminar in Ghana for summer 2020 has been cancelled due to the evolving global health emergency caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

PIIRS adheres to the Princeton University policy, which currently prohibits university-sponsored travel to Ghana. Please see this link for more information.

We extend our thanks to the students who have already applied to the program, and look forward to resuming the Global Seminars program in 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Waldron