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September 2014

African Language Program Open House

September 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Plimpton Room,
Mahindra Humanities Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, 02138 United States
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July 2014

Noura Mint Seymali Concert @ MFA

July 30 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Calderwood Courtyard, Museum of Fine Arts,
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, 02115
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With both traditional instruments and western drum set, Noura Mint Seymali fuses North African vocals with electro-psychedelic funk rhythms.  Noura Mint Seymali is a nationally beloved star and one of Mauritania’s foremost musical emissaries. Doors open at 6 pm.… Read more » Find out more »

Harborwalk Sounds featuring Wambura Mitaru

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Institute of Contemporary Art,
100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA United States
Each summer, the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston hosts Harborwalk Sounds, featuring Berklee College of Music’s best acts.  This week will feature Wambura Mitaru, a young and passionate singer and songwriter from Nairobi, Kenya.… Read more » Find out more »
June 2014

African Festival Lowell

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sampas Pavilion,
560 Pawtucket Blvd, Lowell, 01854
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Join for the 14th Annual African Festival Lowell celebrating African music, food and culture.… Read more » Find out more »
May 2014

Harvard Alumni for Global Development Group: First Networking Event

May 31 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Harvard Alumni for Global Development is a new Harvard Alumni Shared Interest Group (SIG) for all Harvard schools.  They’re focused on the field of global development and building a network of alumni across all Harvard schools/programs.  For additional information, click here.… Read more » Find out more »

Graduation Party

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thomposon Room, Barker Center,
12 Quincy Street
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The Department of African and African American Studies, Committee on African Studies, and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research invite you to join us in celebrating our doctoral students, graduating seniors, and secondary fielders.… Read more » Find out more »

A Window on Eternity: Exploring Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harvard Museum of Natural History,
26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, 02138
Located in central Mozambique, the Gorongosa National Park is home to an extraordinary diversity of ecosystems and wildlife. Established in 1960, Gorongosa was nearly destroyed during Mozambique’s civil war. Thanks to a public-private partnership created in 2004 by the Government of Mozambique and the US-based Carr Foundation, the park is successfully restoring its wildlife populations and developing economic opportunities for its local community.… Read more » Find out more »

Rawls In Africa: A Conference at Wellesley College

May 10 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 2nd Floor, Green House,
Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 United States
Wellesley College presents a spring conference in honor of Professor Ifeanyi Menkiti featuring: Ifeanyi Menkiti, D.A. Masolo, University of Louisville, Presenting “Caught Between Two Manifestos: How Visible Was the African Alternative.” Ajume Wingo,University of Colorado,  Presenting “The Law of the People and Professional Responsibility” Barry Hallen, Morehouse College, Presenting “Discussions of African Communitarianism with Specific Reference to Menkiti and Rawls” Nkiru Nzegwu, SUNY Binghamton, Presenting “Ancestors, Memory and Personhood: Menkiti’s Challenge to Rawls” Darrel Moellendorf, Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt, Presenting “Political liberalism, Reconciliation, and Hope” David Rasmussen, Boston College, Presenting “Definng the Political: Ralws’s Global Perspective” Erin Kelly, Tufts University, Presenting “Rawls and Problems of Historical Injustice” Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe, Universidade de Fortaleza, Presenting “Rethinking the State in Africa…Whose State Is It?” Lunch and Refreshments will be provided.… Read more » Find out more »

Volcanoes, Climate Change, and Modern Human Migrations across Africa

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Geological Lecture Hall,
24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
A lecture by Christian Tryon who is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University. Modern humans (Homo sapiens) originated in eastern Africa, but they expanded at the expense of Neanderthals and other ancient hominid populations.… Read more » Find out more »

Global Literature Online Book Group featuring “Cutting for Stone”

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Forum
Join the Committee on African Studies for its module of this year’s Global Literature Online Book Group featuring Cutting for Stone.  Written in 2009, Cutting for Stone is a novel by Ethiopian-born medical doctor and author Abraham Verghese.… Read more » Find out more »
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