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In Africa It Is Another Story – Looking Back at Italian Colonialism Exhibit

There will be an art exertion in the Pusey Library this month. 
 April 4th through May 2nd, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
Pusey Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
The exhibit features personal albums, photographs, postcards, and maps from the Harvard Library collections ranging from the early twentieth century to the Fascist period.  Curated by Professor Giuliana Minghelli and Italian Doctoral candidates Matt Collins, Dalila Colucci, Eloisa Morra and Chiara Trebaiocchi, In Africa it is Another Story investigates the visual, literary and political imaginary that prepared and accompanied Italy’s belated and violent participation in the colonial “scramble for Africa.” The event is free and open to the public.… Read more »

Posted On: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014   |   No comments   |   Posted in News

Professor Dryer-Peterson talks about education in broken states with Harvard EdCast

Harvard EdCast: Schools in a Broken State
All around the world there are nations in turmoil. From the current political unrest in the Ukraine and Venezuela to the civil war in Syria, countries are in crisis, much of the struggle on display to the world through news reports.… Read more »

Posted On: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014   |   No comments   |   Posted in News

Professor Kane delivers inaugural Prince Alwaleed bin Talal lecture on Islamic Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa

Ousmane Oumar Kane, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society, delivered the inaugural Prince Alwaleed bin Talal lecture. The lecture, which took place on March 6, 2014, was titled “From Medieval Sankore to Modern Say: Islamic Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa in Historical and Comparative Perspective.”… Read more »

Posted On: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014   |   No comments   |   Posted in News

Harvard Business School alumni entrepreneurs harnessing power of Nigerian subsistence farmers

The Solution to the Global Food Crisis Just Might Come From Nigeria  
In one of West Africa’s most turbulent countries, HBS alumni entrepreneurs are harnessing the extraordinary power of subsistence farmers.… Read more »

Posted On: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014   |   No comments   |   Posted in News

Harvard School of Public Health organizes conference to discuss AIDS-free generation

By Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer
Published: March 10, 2014 in Harvard Gazette
 
 
Toward an AIDS-free generation
An HIV treatment strategy that greatly expands the use of antiretroviral medication may provide a roadmap to an AIDS-free generation, but scientists launching clinical studies may have trouble running the kinds of tests that would find that out.… Read more »

Posted On: Friday, March 14th, 2014   |   No comments   |   Posted in News

Harvard scholars, contributors celebrate Mandela’s legacy, by Harvard Gazette

By Christina Pazzanese, Harvard Staff Writer
Published: March 12, 2014 in Harvard Gazette
 
Memories of Mandela
Perhaps the clearest summation of Nelson Mandela comes from the honorary degree citation Harvard presented to the then-South African president in 1998.… Read more »

Posted On: Thursday, March 13th, 2014   |   No comments   |   Posted in News

In Case You Missed It: African Studies Workshop @ Harvard featuring Andrew Apter

On February 3, 2014, Andrew Apter presented “History in the Dungeon: Spectral Spaces and Sovereign Signs in Cape Coast Castle, Ghana.” Apter is a Professor of History at UCLA. Emmanuel Akyeampong, Professor of History at Harvard University, was the discussant.… Read more »

Posted On: Monday, February 24th, 2014   |   No comments   |   Posted in News

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative releases report about child soldiers and their communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Women in War program, in collaboration with the Eastern Congo Initiative, released its new report, ‘We Came Back with Empty Hands’: Understanding the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Children Formerly Associated with Armed Groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which examines the experiences of former child soldiers and their host communities during the demobilization and reintegration process in eastern DRC.… Read more »

Posted On: Friday, February 21st, 2014   |   No comments   |   Posted in News

Comaroffs’ article among top downloaded on American Ethnologist

Harvard Professors Jean and John Comaroffs’ wrote Occult economies and the violence of abstraction: notes from the South African postcolony nearly 15 years ago.  Today, with more than 1,000 downloads, the article is among the most downloaded publications in 2013 for American Ethnologist, journal of the American Ethnological Society.   
Download full article.… Read more »

Posted On: Wednesday, January 8th, 2014   |   No comments   |   Posted in News

Af-Am Professors Reflect on Mandela’s Legacy at Harvard, The Harvard Crimson

By Francesca Annicchiarico, Crimson Staff Writer
Published: December 11, 2013 in The Harvard Crimson
In light of anti-apartheid activist and political dissident Nelson Mandela’s death last week, faculty members in the African and African American Studies Department said that Harvard should honor Mandela’s legacy and strengthen its commitment to reduce inequality.… Read more »

Posted On: Wednesday, December 11th, 2013   |   No comments   |   Posted in News
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