Workshops & Conferences

The Center for African Studies regularly hosts and sponsors conferences, seminars and workshops related to African Studies. Center for African Studies conferences and workshops are intended to broaden public knowledge of African perspectives and to encourage academic exchanges between Africanists, Africa-interested parties and African scholars.

The Center for African Studies considers requests to host, coordinate, sponsor or co-sponsor Africa-related events only if the event is supported by one of our faculty affiliates. Event requests should be sent to the Events and Fellows Officer by the sponsoring faculty member.

Africa - Asia Conference Series

The Africa-China Initiative brings together Harvard faculty and graduate students from across the university with scholars from across the globe to identify key areas for research and theoretical interventions.

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African Languages in the Disciplines Conference

The African Languages in the Disciplines Conference Conference aims to engage a diverse range of scholars and African heritage communities in serious discussion about the contributions of African languages to the disciplines.

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African Studies Workshop

The African Studies Workshop at Harvard was inaugurated in Fall of 2012 and continues this year with a new and exciting schedule of presenters.  

Hakeem and Myma Belo-Osagie African Business and Entrepreneurship Lecture

This annual lecture is co-sponsored by the Harvard Center for African Studies and the Africa Business Club at Harvard Business School and is generously supported by Hakeem and Myma Belo-Osagie.

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Islam in Africa Lecture Series

The Center for African Studies in collaboration with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University hosts events, workshops and conferences to explore the interplay of Islam in African Studies.

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Workshop on African History and Economics Series

The Center for African Studies and The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research partnered to launch the Workshop on African History and Economics (WAHE). 

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