Past Events

  • 2019 Nov 12

    After Migration: In Defense of Using Beauty to Illustrate the Journeys of Those Who Have Suffered

    6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

    Join us for a film screening of After Migration: Calabria (2020) and discussion with Walé Oyéjidé, who produced and co-directed the film, and Harvard professor Teju Cole.

    Walé Oyéjidé, Esq., is a fashion designer whose work featured prominently in the Marvel studios blockbuster Black Panther and was recently included in the Gender Bending Fashion exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He is a writer, speaker, filmmaker, musician, and lawyer who combats bias with creative...

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  • 2019 Nov 11

    Linguistics Colloquium: Harold Torrence, "A Lot of Questions: Investigating Wh-Interrogatives in Avatime"

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Law School Auditorium, Boston University (767 Comm. Ave.)

    "A Lot of Questions: Investigating Wh-Interrogatives in Avatime"

    Abstract: This talk will take a close look at wh-question constructions in Avatime, an endangered Ghana Togo Mountain language, spoken in southeastern Ghana. Avatime is of interest because it employs four different wh-question strategies: wh-movement, wh in-situ, partial wh-movement, and a relative-like construction. Avatime wh-questions also make use of optional right- and left-edge question particles. This talk will consider some of the interpretive effects of these particles. Finally, the Avatime system will be...

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  • 2019 Nov 09

    Tech in Africa Forum

    3:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Leverett House Theater (28 DeWolfe St, Cambridge, MA 02138)

    In the last two decades, technology has been redefining the economies across the globe. This new revolution has been highlighted mostly in developed nations through the integration of technology in every major industry. What has not been making headlines, however, is the role that technology is playing on the African continent in industries like trading, education, healthcare, transportation, and banking. It is for this reason that the Harvard Africa Business and Investment Club (HABIC) is hosting the Tech in Africa...

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  • 2019 Nov 06

    The Magic Flute (Isango Ensemble)

    Wed Nov 6 (All day) to Sun Nov 10 (All day)

    Location: 

    Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre - Boston

     

    South Africa’s celebrated Isango Ensemble triumphantly returns to Boston with a reprisal of Mozart’s classic opera, The Magic Flute. This timeless story follows a young prince as he tries to win the love of the princess whose mother is the Queen of the Night. But you’ve never experienced the iconic tale quite like this, brought to life with marimbas, oil drums, inventive design, and bold energy. It’s Mozart reimagined and transformed by internationally celebrated Cape Town artists and musicians.

    When this joyous production took Boston by...

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  • 2019 Nov 04

    The Science of New African Cuisine

    7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Science Center, Hall C (One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138)

    Presented by Selassie Atadika (@MidunuGhana), Midunu, Accra, Ghana.

     

    The Science & Cooking Public Lecture Series, organized by Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), is based on the Harvard course “Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter;” however, public lectures do not replicate course content.

    • Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
    • Seating for all lectures is first come, first seated
    • Each presentation will begin with a 15-minute lecture about the...
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  • 2019 Nov 04

    African Language Program Theatre Night

    Mon - Tue, Nov 4 to Nov 5, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Location: 

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

    We invite you to the Fall 2019 ALP Theatre Night. The event will be filled with performances, that demonstrate our students’ learning in more than 20 different African languages. It will be held in the Barker Center Thompson room from 5-8 pm. 

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  • 2019 Nov 04

    Boston University Walter Rodney Lecture Series feat. Sara Beth Keough (Saginaw Valley State University)

    12:15pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    William O. Brown Seminar Room (Rm 505) - 232 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

    “Water, Life, and Profit: Water Vending in Niamey, Niger" by Sara Beth Keough (Saginaw Valley State University)

     

    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...

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  • 2019 Nov 01

    Reimagining Black Youth-Led Technologies Symposium

    8:15am to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Wexner 434 AB, Harvard Kennedy School

    The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University Center for African Studies, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, and the Harvard University Vice Provost's Office invites you to the Reimagining Black Youth-Led Technologies Symposium. 

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