Upcoming Events

  • 2018 Oct 01

    Africa in the Medieval World Lecture Series

    Location: 

    Barker Center 110 ( Thompson Room)
    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Steven Kaplan (Hebrew University), In Search of Medieval Africa: Sources, Methods, and Traps. Reception to follow. This event is part of the 2018-2019 lecture series "Africa in the Medieval World", co-sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Studies, the Committee on Medieval Studies, and the Department of African and African American Studies.
  • 2018 Oct 01

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Darja Djordevic

    Location: 

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

    Darja Djordevic received her BA in anthropology from Harvard College, and was a mentee of Professors Arthur Kleinman and Michael Herzfeld. Her BA thesis examined the predicament of women asylum seekers and refugees in Paris. She will present The Cancer War(d): Onco-Nationhood in Post-Genocide Rwanda.  Discussant: Michael Herzfeld.

    A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the ...

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  • 2018 Oct 04

    Rethinking Malaria: The Role of Faith & Community in Saving Lives Symposium

    Location: 

    Sperry Room, Andover Hall - Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138
    11:00am to 12:30pm

    “Rethinking Malaria: The Role of Faith & Community in Saving Lives,” on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. This event will feature a distinguished cohort of Anglican Bishops from Sub-Saharan Africa who will reflect on the impact of malaria and current efforts by church leaders to prevent the disease.

    This symposium will highlight the university’s global reach and presence around the world—and more importantly—provide insights on the experiences of Anglican church leaders working to combat malaria in their...

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  • 2018 Oct 09

    Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar Series Featuring Nancy Jacobs

    Location: 

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

    "Washington Okumu and the Miracle of South Africa's 1994 Elections" by Nancy Jacobs

    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, economics,...

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  • 2018 Oct 11

    Rama S. Mehta Lecture: (Why) Reporting the Voices of African Women and Girls Matters

    Location: 

    Knafel Center, 10 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
    4:15pm

    The Rama S. Mehta Lecture at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study was established in memory of Rama S. Mehta. Each event includes a distinguished woman in public affairs, the sciences, or the arts who has a deep understanding of the problems of women in developing countries. 

    The 2018-2019 Rama S. Mehta Lecture will be given by National Public Radio’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton. Arcton is a reporter who works in a variety of settings: educational institutions, urban...

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  • 2018 Oct 11

    (Why) Reporting the Voices of African Women and Girls Matters

    Location: 

    Knafel Center - 10 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138
    4:15pm

     

    An all-purpose Africa reporter, National Public Radio’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is often to be found—in open-air markets, on the front line, in the boardroom, in educational institutions, in urban and village settings, in creative spaces and sacred places—listening to women and girls talk about the continent, the world, and what matters to them. And to us all.

    ...

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  • 2018 Oct 11

    Reflecting on N!ai, The Story of a !Kung Woman

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge. Free event parking available at 52 Oxford Street Garage
    6:00pm

    Directed by John Marshall and Adrienne Miesmer

    US/Namibia 1980, digital video, color, 59 min

    By the late 70s, the raw naturalism of cinema vérité and observational cinema were a refreshing challenge to former expository documentary norms. And the Marshall/Asch method, borrowed from anthropology, of spending long sojourns with the films’ subjects had, by this time, played out on broadcast television in the series An American Family (1973...

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  • 2018 Oct 15

    Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar Series Featuring Emilie Diouf

    Location: 

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

    "On Whose Terms? African Women and Politics of Recognition in the International Refugee Regime" by Emilie Diouf

    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,...

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  • 2018 Oct 15

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Alioune Sow

    Location: 

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

    Alioune Sow is a joint appointment in French and African Studies at the University of Florida. He is the Director of the France Florida Research Institute. His research interests include democratic transition and cultural forms in francophone West Africa, focusing especially on memoirs, theater and films in Mali, as well as migration and theater practices in France. He will present Transitional Memoirs: politics and literary forms in post military Mali.  Discussant: Ingrid Monson.

    A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be...

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  • 2018 Oct 22

    Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar Series Featuring Jennifer Johnson

    Location: 

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

    "Negotiating Health after Empire: Rewriting the History of Family Planning in North America" by Jennifer Johnson

    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,...

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