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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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African Studies Workshop featuring Emmanuel Akyeampong

September 8 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Emmanuel Akyeampong is a professor of history at Harvard University. He will be presenting “The Body and Discourses of Power in Colonial Ghana.”  A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.… Read more » Find out more »

Welcome Party

September 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center,
12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Kick off the academic year with the official welcoming event sponsored by the Committee on African Studies, the Department of African and African American Studies, and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

September 15 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga is an associate professor of science, technology, and society at MIT. He will be presenting “Transient Workspaces: Technologies of Everyday Innovation in Africa.”  A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Mariane Ferme

September 22 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Mariane C. Ferme is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.  She will be presenting “Sitting on the Land: The Political and Symbolic Economy of Chiefship in Contemporary Sierra Leone.”  A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.… Read more » Find out more »

Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
MIT Bldg 26-100, Cambridge, 02142
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Moderator: Calestous Juma, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT; Professor of the Practice of International Development and Faculty Chair of the Innovation and Economic Development Program at Harvard Kennedy School In June 2014 African heads of state and government adopted a 10-year Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024).… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Biodun Jeyifo

September 29 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Biodun Jeyifo is a professor of African and African American studies and of comparative literature at Harvard University. A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.… Read more » Find out more »
October 2014

Hutchins Center Fall Colloquium with Franco Barchiesi

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thomposon Room, Barker Center,
12 Quincy Street
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Franco Barchiesi is a 2014-15 W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellow.  He is an Associate Professor in the Department of African American and African Studies at the Ohio State University, and holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he has taught from 1996 to 2002.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Michael Yarbrough

October 6 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Michael Yarbrough is an assistant professor of law & society at John Jay College.  He will be presenting “Very Long Engagements: Legal Consciousness and the Persistence of Bridewealth in a South African Community.”  A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Luise White

October 20 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Luise White is a professor of African history at the University of Florida.  She will be presenting “The 1980 Zimbabwe election: electoral violence, election monitors, and the power of the secret ballot.” A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.… Read more » Find out more »
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