Past Events

  • 2018 Sep 19

    Obehi Janice: Casanova

    Location: 

    Barbara and Theodore Alfond Auditorium (Auditorium G36), Museum of Fine Arts
    9:30pm to 11:00pm

    Obehi Janice: Casanova explores love, sex, power, beauty, and the politics of art. This solo piece from award-winning actress, writer, and comedian Obehi Janice delves into Casanova’s libertine persona, present-day racial and sexual politics, and the humor found in tearing down museum walls. Healing, ecstatic, and hilarious, Obehi’s latest show proves her place as a master storyteller able to employ risk and vulnerability to truly get to the heart of the matter.

    Organizer(s): Museum of Fine Arts

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  • 2018 Sep 17

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Robyn d'Avignon

    Location: 

    Center for African Studies Lounge - 1280 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd Floor
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

     

    Robyn d’Avignon is Assistant Professor of African History at New York University. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology and History at the University of Michigan in 2016. She is the McMillan-Stewart Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies at Harvard. She is currently completing her first book manuscript, Shadow Geology: The Search for...

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  • 2018 Sep 17

    Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar Series Featuring Catherine L. Kelly

    Location: 

    William O. Brown Seminar Room (Rm 505) - 232 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215
    12:15pm to 2:00pm

    "Meanings of Justice and Security in Bangui, Central African Republic" by Catherine L. Kelly.

    The Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar lecture series is held every Monday from 12:15 pm to 2:00 pm at the African Studies Center.

    Over the past 35 years, the Walter Rodney Seminar has brought more than 500 guest speakers to BU’s African Studies Center. The lecture series is interdisciplinary, and has included presentations by established and incipient scholars in all Africa-related disciplines, including history, anthropology, political science,...

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  • 2018 Sep 13

    Welcome Event

    Location: 

    Hutchins Center, 104 Mt. Auburn Street Floor 3R,Cambridge, MA 02138
    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    We look forward to welcoming you on campus!

    ORGANIZERS: Hutchins Center co-sponsored with the Department of African and African American Studies and the Center for African Studies.

    WEBSITE: https://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/event/welcoming-event?delta=0

     

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  • 2018 Sep 10

    Biko: Subject and the State

    Location: 

    Center for African Studies Lounge - 1280 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd Floor
    Mon - Wed, Sep 10 to Sep 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    September 10 - 12, 6pm - 8pm.

    Tendayi Sithole is associate professor at the Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa. He is a founding member of the Africa Decolonial Research Network. His research interests are Africana existential phenomenology, black political thought, literary theory and jazz studies. Sithole is the author of Steve Biko: Decolonial Meditations of Black Consciousness (Lanham, MD: Lexington Book, 2016). He is also...

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  • 2018 Sep 10

    Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar Series Featuring Shaheen Mozaffar

    Location: 

    William O. Brown Seminar Room (Rm 505) - 232 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215
    12:15pm to 2:00pm

    "The 'Dumbing Down' Effect of Proportional Representation Electoral Systems in Africa" by Shaheen Mozaffar

    The Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar lecture series is held every Monday from 12:15 pm to 2:00 pm at the African Studies Center.

    Over the past 35 years, the Walter Rodney Seminar has brought more than 500 guest speakers to BU’s African Studies Center. The lecture series is interdisciplinary, and has included presentations by established and incipient scholars in all Africa-related disciplines, including history, anthropology, political...

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  • 2018 Sep 06

    Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao (African Union Ambassador) Event

    Location: 

    Boston University African Studies Center, 232 Bay State Road - 5th Floor - Boston, 02215 USA
    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    African Diaspora are invited to a meeting with AU Ambassador Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao.

    She will discuss the cretion of a credit union for African Diaspora members and other new initiatives of the African Union. The session will also focus on the status of various issues affecting the continent, including digitization of the African economies, health care, technology, innovation and human rights (including the state of treatment of dark-skinned Africans in Libya).

    Thursday September 6th @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Boston University African Studies Center, 232...

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  • 2018 Sep 05

    African Language Program Open House

    Location: 

    Center for African Studies Lounge - 1280 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA
    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    The African Language Program Open House is a chance to learn about Harvard's many African language courses, meet the ALP's language instructors, and decide on class meeting times for the upcoming semester. Come to learn more about the most linguistically-diverse program on campus (the ALP hopes to offer over 20 African languages this semester!), and to meet the ALP's talented language instructors.

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  • 2018 Aug 26

    African Festival of Boston

    Location: 

    Boston Commons
    11:00am to 6:00pm

     

    A massive New-England, multi-cultural celebration featuring the best of the African Arts and Culture which came to live for the very 1st time on July 17th 2010 bringing along the sights and sounds of Africa The African Festival of Boston also serves as a catalyst to rise wider public interest in the African Arts and to encourage artistic dialogue, cultural exchange, and celebrate the African heritage in the heart of Boston City Hall Plaza The City on a Hill." The African Festival of Boston presents a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase...

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