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September 2015

China Remix Screening and Discussion with Filmmakers

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
To launch the Africa-China Initiative, the Center for African Studies, in collaboration with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Asia Center, and the East Asian Legal Studies Program, will present a new film, Africa Remix, bout African hip hop artists in Guangzho, China, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, Dorian Carli-Jones and Melissa Lefkowitz (RSEA ’12).… Read more » Find out more »

All-Harvard Africa Mixer

September 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Center for African Studies will host its annual All-Harvard Africa Mixer welcome party for all Harvard students – graduate and undergraduate, across Harvard’s schools.  The event provides a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow students studying or working on topics related to Africa, as well as an opportunity to learn about the diverse opportunities and resources that the Center has to offer.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Ato Quayson

September 14 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Ato Quayson Ato Quayson is the Professor and Director, Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronoto. Quayson will be presenting “Urban Morphology and the Infrastructures of Street Life on Oxford Street, Accra.”  Professor Biodun Jeyifo will be the discussant.… Read more » Find out more »

Wein Lecture Series Featuring George E. Lewis

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every day until September 18, 2015
Thompson Room, Barker Center,
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Professor George E. Lewis will be presenting the George and Joyce Wein Lecture Series in African and African American Music; the first in a series of two lectures. George E. Lewis is the Edwin H.… Read more » Find out more »

Wein Lecture Series Featuring George E. Lewis

September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every day until September 18, 2015
Thompson Room, Barker Center,
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Professor George E. Lewis will be presenting the George and Joyce Wein Lecture Series in African and African American Music; the first in a series of two lectures. George E. Lewis is the Edwin H.… Read more » Find out more »

Dr. Mamphela Ramphele Lecture at Radcliffe

September 21 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Dr. Mamphela Aletta Ramphele, BI ’90, of South Africa, will be presenting the 2015–2016 Maurine and Robert Rothschild Lecture at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced StudyHarvard University entitled, Can African Women Redefine Liberation for All?  Dr.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Ayodeji Ogunnaike

September 21 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Ayodeji Ogunnaike is a graduate student of African Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. Ogannaike will be presenting “Comprehensive Religion: traditional religion(s) and the expanding and contracting sacred canopy.” Discussant TBD.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Loren Landau

September 28 @ 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Loren Landau is the Henry J. Leir Chair in Migration Studies at Tuft University. Landua will be presenting “Rights and Recognition in Africa’s Urban Estuaries: reflections on social membership in a mobile era.” The discussant will be Delia Wendel.… Read more » Find out more »
October 2015

African Studies Workshop featuring Amber Reed

October 5 @ 5:15 am - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Amber Reed is a Post-doctoral Fellow in Anthropology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Reed will be presenting “Nostalgia, Neoliberalism, and Democracy in Post-Apartheid South Africa.” The Discussant will be Kerry Chance.… Read more » Find out more »

Ethnicity Inc. Revisited

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - October 16 @ 6:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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This year’s African Studies Workshop Fall 2015 conference, Ethnicity, Inc. Revisited, is an opportunity to gather scholars with different area expertise to discuss the conditions that lead to, and the outcomes of, the commodification of ethnic identity.… Read more » Find out more »
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