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February 2015

African Studies Workshop featuring Neil Roos

February 2 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
Neil Roos is a professor in the History Department and Director of the Postgraduate School at University of the Free State, South Africa. He will be presenting “Work and ideology in the apartheid civil service, 1948‐1961: The Public Service Commission and the rule of regulation”.… Read more » Find out more »

Medieval Africa: The Trans-Saharan World, 500-1700

February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sperry Room, Andover Hall,
45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States
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This symposium will explore the complex institutional, cultural, and religious relationships tying the societies of sub-Saharan Africa to one another and to the “medieval” worlds of the Mediterranean and Red Sea basins.… Read more » Find out more »

Harvard Wide Africa Mixer

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Center for African Studies and the Harvard Kennedy School Africa Caucus invites you to the Spring 2015 Harvard Wide Africa Mixer Good Food * Good Music * Good People… Read more » Find out more »

Medieval Africa: The Trans-Saharan World, 500-1700

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tsai Auditorium, CGIS S010,
1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States
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This symposium will explore the complex institutional, cultural, and religious relationships tying the societies of sub-Saharan Africa to one another and to the “medieval” worlds of the Mediterranean and Red Sea basins.… Read more » Find out more »

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

February 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sanders Theater,
45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, 02138
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be performing on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8pm at Sanders Theater. With the power of gospel and the precision of Broadway, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the undisputed king of mbube, South African a cappella singing.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Mario Kraemer

February 9 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
Dr. Mario Kraemer is a fellow in the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Cologne (Germany). He will present, “Chieftancy, the state and the ANC: power and basic legitimacy of ubukhosi in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.” Susan Cook, Executive Director of Harvard’s Center for African Studies, will serve as the moderator for the discussion.… Read more » Find out more »

Screening of the film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harvard Art Museums,
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Screening of Pray the Devil Back to Hell  at the Harvard Art Museum on Wednesday, February 18, 6:00-8:00 PM  Pray the Devil Back to Hell  (72 minutes) chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Siphokazi Sambumbu

February 23 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
Siphokazi Sambumbu is a History Lecturer at the University of the Western Cape and currently a Harvard South Africa Fellow with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She will present, “Making heritage in post apartheid South Africa: Agencies, sites and museums.” Suzanne Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, will serve as moderator for the discussion.… Read more » Find out more »

The Seventeenth Annual Africa Business Conference

February 27 @ 8:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm
The HBS Africa Business Conference is the largest student-run Africa-focused business conference in the world and it will be held in Boston, from February 27th to March 1st, 2015 with the theme, “A More Inclusive Africa: the pursuit of progress for all”.… Read more » Find out more »
March 2015

African Studies Workshop featuring George Paul Meiu

March 2 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
George Paul Meiu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies and the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. Meiu will present “Belonging in Ethno-erotic Economies: Adultery, Alterity, and Ritual in Postcolonial Kenya.”  John Mugane, Director of the African Language Program in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, will serve as moderator for the discussion.… Read more » Find out more »
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