Upcoming Events

  • 2018 Oct 22

    Africa in the Medieval World Lecture Series

    Location: 

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


    Giovanni Ruffini (Fairfield University), Nubia and the Question of 'Medieval Africa'. 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 22

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Antina von Schnitzler

    Location: 

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

    Antina von Schnitzler is an Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at The New School, New York. She is also a Research Associate at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.  She will present Infrastructure, Material Politics, and Apartheid's Remains. Discussant: George Meiu.

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

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  • 2018 Oct 29

    Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar Series Featuring Ghirmai Negash

    Location: 

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

    "Wounded Identities in the Clinic of Pan-Africanism" by Ghirmai Negash

    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, sociology, public...

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  • 2018 Oct 29

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Amah Edoh

    Location: 

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

    M. Amah Edoh is Assistant Professor of African Studies in the Global Studies and Languages program at MIT. Her work interrogates the politics of knowledge production about Africa. Centering on material and visual objects traveling between African locations and Europe and North America, Edoh’s research asks what the production and circulation of these forms makes visible about Africa’s place in the world.  She will present Tailor-made, tailor-making: Expertise and the negotiation of social status in contemporary West Africa. Discussant:...

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  • 2018 Oct 29

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Amah Edoh

    Location: 

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

    M. Amah Edoh is Assistant Professor of African Studies in the Global Studies and Languages program at MIT. Her work interrogates the politics of knowledge production about Africa. Centering on material and visual objects traveling between African locations and Europe and North America, Edoh’s research asks what the production and circulation of these forms makes visible about Africa’s place in the world. She will present Tailor-made, tailor-making: Expertise and the negotiation of social status in contemporary West Africa.  Discussant:...

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  • 2018 Nov 05

    Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar Series Featuring Lauren Honig

    Location: 

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

    "The Struggle for Land: The state, customary authorities, and citizens of Senegal and Zambia" by Lauren Honig

    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 Nov 05

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Michael Ralph

    Location: 

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

    Michael Ralph He will present Martyr Certificate: Death, Sacrifice, and Legitimacy in Eritrea.  Discussant: TBD.

    A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv. It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique...

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  • 2018 Nov 12

    Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar Series Featuring Serena Stein

    Location: 

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

    "Notes on a Donor Darling: Agribusiness, Transnational Intimacies and the Infrastructure of Obligation in Mozambique's Nacala Corridor" by Serena Stein

     

    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-...

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