Past Events

  • 2015 Feb 06

    Medieval Africa: The Trans-Saharan World, 500-1700

    9:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street
    This symposium will explore the complex institutional, cultural, and religious relationships tying the societies of sub-Saharan Africa to one another and to the "medieval" worlds of the Mediterranean and Red Sea basins. From the formation of great trading cities like Timbuktu, to the establishment of Islamic religious communities across the breadth of Africa, to the creation of a rich, synthetic devotional and literary culture, these relationships represent an important test case for what Susan Nokes and Geraldine Heng have described as the "global Middle Ages". Speakers... Read more about Medieval Africa: The Trans-Saharan World, 500-1700
  • 2015 Feb 05

    Harvard Wide Africa Mixer

    6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Taubman Rotunda
    The Center for African Studies and the Harvard Kennedy School Africa Caucus invites you to the Spring 2015 Harvard Wide Africa MixerGood Food * Good Music * Good People
  • 2015 Feb 05

    Medieval Africa: The Trans-Saharan World, 500-1700

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Sperry Room, Andover Hall

    This symposium will explore the complex institutional, cultural, and religious relationships tying the societies of sub-Saharan Africa to one another and to the "medieval" worlds of the Mediterranean and Red Sea basins. From the formation of great trading cities like Timbuktu, to the establishment of Islamic religious communities across the breadth of Africa, to the creation of a rich, synthetic devotional and literary culture, these relationships represent an important test case for what Susan Nokes and Geraldine Heng have described as the "global Middle Ages...

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  • 2015 Feb 05

    The State of Detention: Performance, Politics and the Cuban Public: A Book Talk with Coco Fusco

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Barker Center, Room 110
    Coco Fusco, New York-based interdisciplinary artist and MLK Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will discuss her forthcoming book, Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba. This book talk is the first event in the Black History/Art History Lecture and Performance Series, which is generously sponsored by the Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Center for African Studies, Harvard Art Museums,... Read more about The State of Detention: Performance, Politics and the Cuban Public: A Book Talk with Coco Fusco
  • 2015 Feb 02

    CANCELLED - African Studies Workshop featuring Neil Roos

    6:15pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Lower Library, Robinson Hall

    Unfortunately, due to the winter storm, this event is cancelled.

    Neil Roos is a professor in the History Department and Director of the Postgraduate School at University of the Free State, South Africa. He will be presenting “Work and ideology in the apartheid civil service, 1948‐1961: The Public Service Commission and the rule of regulation”. The discussant this week will be Loren Landau, a Henry J. Leir Chair in Migration Studies based at the Tufts...

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  • 2015 Jan 24

    African Drum and Dance Workshops

    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    OFA Director's Studio

    This workshop, the last in a series of four, provides an introduction to traditional musical art forms from the African continent. During the workshops, participants will learn a dance piece from Mali called, Sogonikou. Come along for a fun, educational, and energizing experience!

    Sponsored by the Center for African Studies and the Harvard College Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble.

    The dates, times and venues are:
    • Friday, Jan 16, 5pm-7pm: Eliot House Dance Studios (101 Dunster Street)
    • Saturday, Jan 17, 1pm-3pm: OFA...
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  • 2015 Jan 20

    Wintersession African Dance Class - CANCELLED

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Director's Dance Studio, Office for the Arts
    Join the Center for African Studies for this exciting 90-minute West African dance class during Wintersession, open to all Harvard students. Join instructor Joh Camara, master dancer, choreographer and drummer, to learn some fun and energizing dance moves! He will be accompanied by drummers to create a more lively, authentic experience! From Mali, Joh has led several award-winning dance troupes. He currently teaches in numerous Boston Public Schools and other public and private schools and community centers. No dance experience needed!
  • 2015 Jan 17

    African Drum and Dance Workshops

    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    OFA Director's Studio

    This four-day workshop provides an introduction to traditional musical art forms from the African continent. During the workshops, participants will learn a dance piece from Mali called, Sogonikou. Come along for a fun, educational, and energizing experience!

    Sponsored by the Center for African Studies and the Harvard College Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble.

    The dates, times and venues are:
    • Friday, Jan 16, 5pm-7pm: Eliot House Dance Studios (101 Dunster Street)
    • Saturday, Jan 17, 1pm-3pm: OFA Director's Studio (74...
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