Past Events

  • 2017 Apr 21

    8th African Languages in the Disciplines and Professions Conference

    Location: 

    Conakry, Guinea
    Fri - Sun, Apr 21 to Apr 23, 8:00am - 5:00pm

    African Languages in the Disciplines (ADL) and Professions Conference aims to engage a diverse range of scholars and African heritage communities in serious discussion about the contributions of African languages to the disciplines. Indigenous African languages are vital to comprehending how Africans understand, organize, and transmit essential knowledge to successive generations, both through oral and written traditions and through aesthetic practices.

  • 2017 Apr 19

    Writing & Risk: Six Writers in Conversation

    Location: 

    Forum Room, Lamont Library, 11 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Join us for a fascinating panel discussion, sponsored by Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, with an international group of six writers (Beekan Guluma Erena, Sreang Heng, Amanda Hopkinson, Jorge Olivera Castillo, Mahmoud Nowara, Kanchana Ugbabe; moderated by Jane Unrue) on the risks associated with writing in an unsafe environment. 

    Members of the Harvard community will need to show their HUID for admission. If you do not hold an HUID, please RSVP to Jane Unrue at unrue@fas.harvard.edu to be placed on our guest list.

  • 2017 Apr 19

    28th African Language Theater Night

    Location: 

    Thompson Room 110: Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    The African Language Program invites you to attend the 28th African Language Theater Night on April 18th and 19th, 2017 from 5:00-7:30 PM.  Please come to the Thompson Room that evening to enjoy African cuisine and watch student performances in African Languages ranging from Amharic to Zulu.  

  • 2017 Apr 19

    New Date: Globalized Medieval Africa: Great Zimbabwe and Kilwa Kisiwani Breeanne Eliot

    Location: 

    Boston University African Studies Center, room 505, 232 Bay State Rd, Boston 02215
    4:30pm to 6:30pm

    Focused on foundational topics in African history that align with K-12 curriculum frameworks and current events. K-12 educators from all backgrounds are invited to join our interactive seminars.

    ORGANIZER(S): Boston University 
    EVENT WEBSITE: https://www.bu.edu/africa/files/2017/02/Spring-2017-Outreach-Seminar-Ser...

     

  • 2017 Apr 18

    Digital Preservation, Access, and Scholarship: The Case of and for West African Arabic Manuscripts

    Location: 

    Room 211 Barker Ctr, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    The Islamic Africa Seminar (IAS) is excited to be hosting Graziano Kratli of Yale University on April 18. Graziano will be discussing his ongoing research on West African Arabic manuscripts.  His talk will explore the close, and occasionally fraught relationship between African Arabic manuscript preservation and the academy’s approach to Islamic Africa.

  • 2017 Apr 17

    Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen

    Location: 

    Harvard Book Store 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
    7:00pm

    Harvard Book Store welcomes Boston University's Professor of History and African American Studies Linda M. Heywood for a discussion of her book, Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen. This event is co-sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University.
     

  • 2017 Apr 17

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Abidemi Babalola

    Location: 

    Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Abidemi Babalola is 2016-2017 McMillan-Stewart Fellow at the W.E.B Du Bois Institute, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University. He will present “Centering Africa in the global history of technological innovation and change: The Pre-colonial glass production in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.” Matthew Liebmann, Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University, will be the discussant.

  • 2017 Apr 17

    Mechanizing the Flow: Machines and Politics on The Nile Before the British Occupation

    Location: 

    CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    4:15pm to 6:00pm

    The CES/CMES Colonial Encounters Working Group presents Casey Primel. On December 10, 1902, the sluices of Egypt's Aswan Dam were opened for the first time. The Aswan Dam was an exemplar of colonial engineering, the project of remaking colonial society through material infrastructure. Its completion culminated one among many competing visions for the Nile in the late nineteenth century. This paper examines another of those visions.

  • 2017 Apr 15

    WORLD MUSIC/CRASHarts presents The Nile Project

    Location: 

    Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144
    8:00pm

    World Music/CRASHarts presents The Nile Project on Saturday, April 15, 8pm at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. Tickets are $35, reserved seating. For tickets and information call World Music/CRASHarts at (617) 876-4275 or buy online at www.WorldMusic.org.
     

  • 2017 Apr 15

    Afro-Cuban Musical Traditions: Lukumí Bàtá Concert

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for an incredible evening with some of today’s greatest players and singers in the Afro-Cuban bàtá tradition! Afro-Cuban bàtá masters from across the country join Harvard's own Director of Jazz Bands Yosvany Terry in a concert and celebration of Cuban tradition. You won't be able to keep from dancing to this percussive, dynamic music!

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