Past Events

  • 2017 May 26

    Pardee School of Global Studies Policy Leaders Forum: Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda



    Boston University, 121 Bay State Rd, Boston 02215

    Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, will speak as part of the Policy Leaders Forum at the Pardee School, which brings senior international policy makers to Boston University for important policy conversations with faculty and students.

    EVENT ORGANIZER: Boston University

  • 2017 May 24

    AAS, CAS, Hutchins Center Annual Graduation Party

    (All day)


    Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA.

    The Department of African and African American Studies, the Center for African Studies, and the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research invite you to join us in celebrating our doctoral students, graduating seniors, and secondary fielders. Prizes in African and African American Studies will also be awarded.  Family and friends are encouraged to attend. Dinner will be served.

    CAS Sponsored


  • 2017 May 23

    Harvard Black Commencement 2017

    11:00am to 1:00pm


    Holmes Field Harvard Law School 1585 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02138

    Thank you for registering. We look forward to celebrating with you on May 23! -2017 Harvard Black Commencement Planning Committee

    Note that only graduating students are required to register. All other guests can arrive at Holmes Field at 10:45 on May 23 to attend the ceremony.

    The inaugural Harvard Black Commencement of 2017 will take place on Tuesday, May 23rd at 11:00 am at Holmes Field (Harvard Law School). This celebratory occasion is the first ever university-wide commencement… Read more about Harvard Black Commencement 2017

  • 2017 May 17

    Ethnography of Red Ochre Use by Pastoralists and Hunters in Kenya



    Tozzer Library Room 203 21 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Dr. Stanley H. Ambrose is a pioneer of archaeological science - his early work on bone chemistry provided important insights into past human diet and past environments, while his more recent geochemical and ethnographic studies are illuminating social networks through the movements of raw materials such as obsidian (a volcanic glass) and red ochre (a pigment).
    Red and yellow ochre in archeological sites up to 300 thousand years old is widely considered to be the earliest evidence for symbolic behavior by cognitively modern humans. Ethnographic evidence for symbolic and… Read more about Ethnography of Red Ochre Use by Pastoralists and Hunters in Kenya

  • 2017 May 10

    Where the Roads All End: The Marshall Family’s Kalahari Photography



    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138

    3D Lecture and Book Signing 

    The Marshall family, which filmed and studied the Ju/’hoansi of the Kalahari Desert, created one of the most significant visual anthropology projects of the twentieth century. Sponsored by the Peabody Museum, the Marshalls made eight trips to Namibia (then South West Africa) in the 1950s to document some of the world’s last surviving self-sufficient hunter-gatherers, the Ju/’hoansi and G/wi people (earlier known pejoratively as “Bushmen” and later as the !Kung and the San). Using the Marshall family’s collection of stereo views taken with a Stereo Realist… Read more about Where the Roads All End: The Marshall Family’s Kalahari Photography

  • 2017 May 05

    WORLD MUSIC/CRASHarts presents the Boston Debut of Emel Mathlouthi



    Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave, Boston 02134

    Called one of the top 15 acts of 2015 by PopMatters, Emel Mathlouthi is a unique artist with a powerful message and a voice beyond comparison. A strident songstress whose intensity is cloaked in mellifluous vocals, she is also known for her role as a leading artist in the Arab Spring. Born in Tunisia, she was shunned from her countries official airwaves but rose to prominence through social media, garnering widespread praise for her powerful vocals laid over a unique mix of North African rhythms and modern electronic beats. She is touring in support of her sophomore album, Read more about WORLD MUSIC/CRASHarts presents the Boston Debut of Emel Mathlouthi

  • 2017 May 02

    Nigeria in the World Seminar Series presents; Democratic Experience and Practice in Africa: Nigeria as a Case Study

    5:00pm to 7:00pm


    Thompson Room, 110 Barker Center 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138

    Join as Mr. Eluem Emeka Izeze (Weatherhead Center for International Affairs fellow at Harvard University) elaborates upon the subject at hand - Democracy in Nigeria. He is the immediate past Managing Director and Editor-in- Chief of Guardian Newspapers Limited, in Lagos, Nigeria. 

    West African Food Will Be Served

    ORGANIZER(S): Weatherhead Center for International Affairs


  • 2017 Apr 29

    The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College Present: The 47th Annual Dr. Archie C. Epps Spring Concert



    First Parish Church, 3 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Kuumba (pronounced “koo-oom-bah”) is a Swahili word meaning “to create” and expresses the choir’s mission to express the creativity and spirituality of Black people through song and other art forms, such as dance, poetry, and spoken word. Kuumba was founded in 1970 by Black Harvard undergraduates, and is the oldest existing Black organization at Harvard. Kuumba serves as a source for community and space to reflect on the creative genius of Black people through the rich diversity of Diasporic music and cultural expression. Today, Kuumba remains rooted in this mission as it continues to… Read more about The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College Present: The 47th Annual Dr. Archie C. Epps Spring Concert