August 5-8, 2013
Access to clean, safe, potable water is something we rarely question in the US. Water issues around the globe are much more complex and complicated and can make daily life a struggle. We hope you will join us for this interdisciplinary and multi-regional 4-day workshop, intended for junior and senior high school educators, which will examine a variety of the most critical issues facing international waterways and the communities who directly (and indirectly) rely on these bodies of water.
Registration opened on Monday, March 18th. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at this registration site. Educators will be notified of their registration status (attending or waitlisted) by March 29th. Following notification, registration will only be complete once we have received a $40 check for participation, after which we will move to our waitlisted group.
For more information, please visit our workshop website!
May 15-17, 2013
HGSE Think Tank on Global Education
Consider participating in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Think Tank on Global Education, this May 15-17, 2013. CAS’ own Student Programs and Outreach Officer, Elise Noël, will be presenting on the outreach programs CAS has been developing for educators related to Africa. Program participants will learn to “design and implement effective initiatives and programs for promoting global competency.”
February 13, 2013
HipHop – The Lingua Franca of the World’s Youth
Harvard’s Committee on African Studies is co-sponsoring an event with the Cambridge Public Library in celebration of Black History Month this February! Dr. Marcyliena Morgan is a Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies, as well as the Executive Director of the Harvard HipHop Archive. Professor Morgan teaches classes on hip hop, the ethnography of communications, representation in the media, language and identity, race, class and gender, and the African Diaspora has been a strong area of research interest for her. CAS is excited to host this event for the local community in remembrance of the important people and events in the history of the African Diaspora. Join us at the Cambridge Public Library on February 13th at 6:00pm – 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA.
January 13, 2013
The Committee on African Studies and the Cambridge Public Library are coming together this Sunday in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr Day. Join us to honor the life and work of Dr. King as Harvard College Fellow, Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson, discusses “The Politics of Remembering King.” The presentation will begin at 3:00pm on Sunday afternoon and will be held at the Central Square Branch Library, at 45 Pearl Street.
July 15 – August 9, 2013
Africa in World History NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers
(East Lansing, Michigan)
Summer Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers are offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities to provide teachers an opportunity for substantive study of significant humanities ideas and texts. This summer, Michigan State University’s Department of History and African Studies Center will hold a four-week NEH Summer Institute for 25 high school world history teachers to help them improve their teaching about Africa’s central, but often not recognized, place in World History. The Institute’s primary goal will be to increase the capacity, commitment, and enthusiasm of world history teachers to engaging instruction of Africa in their classrooms. Specifically, the Institute will focus on three distinct and important themes—gender, religion, and politics—as a segue into our exploration of Africa’s internal dynamics as well as the processes by which the continent became integrated into the larger world system. These themes capture six of the seven key themes for high school world history in the integrative approach taken by World History for All of Us and all four themes for AP World History. For more information about the summer program, location, schedule and application please visit their website. Teachers selected to participate in this four-week project will receive $3,300 stipend, intended to help cover travel expenses, books and other research expenses, and living expenses for the duration of the time spent in residence.
October 18, 2012
How the Disappearance of Africa’s Wildlife Affects Its People
Ecologist Hillary Young of Harvard’s Center for the Environment shares the challenges African communities face following declines in biodiversity and changes in land usage. The Committee on African Studies is pleased to offer this event in coordination with the Cambridge READS program, which is highlighting Audrey Schulman’s “Three Weeks in December” this fall! Join us at the Cambridge Public Library (449 Broadway) on Thursday, October 18th at 7:00pm.
October 12, 2012
Cambridge Family YMCA Cultural Event
This Friday night from 5-9pm, the Cambridge Family YMCA is hosting an African cultural night as a fundraiser for kids in Ghana. Activities include an African Drum and Dance show, Silent Auction, Crafts and Jewelry vendors, African head-wrap demos, refreshments. The event is sponsored by Cross Cultural Collaborative, Inc. Tickets are $16 at the door and for more information please contact Dan Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 29, 2012
Celebrate Smithsonian Museum Day with Free Admission!
Celebrate Smithsonian Museum Day by visiting one of Harvard’s many museums on Saturday, September 29, 2012! Visit here for your free Smithsonian Museum Day ticket, providing entrance for two people. These tickets will be honored at multiple Harvard musuems on September 29th only. One ticket allows entry for two people to the Harvard Art Museums, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, the Semitic Museum, and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. Throughout many of these museums you will find African artifacts that may help you to think about ways to bring Africa into your own classroom!
September 28, 2012
This one day workshop will provide k-12 educators from a range of subject areas with an opportunity to learn about the role of water in the Middle East region from the lenses anthropology, remote sensing, GIS mapping, and quantitative analysis. Learning Goals for the workshop are informed by the skill building focus outlined in the Common Core Standards.
August 9, 2012
Are you a high school teacher looking for new and creative ways to incorporate African Studies content into your curriculum? Topics to be covered include African Geography, South Africa and Apartheid, Islam and Africa, and more. Participants will earn 10 PDPs.