Global Studies Outreach Summer Workshop

Working in collaboration with the other regional study centers at Harvard University, the Harvard University Center for African Studies supports an annual four-day intensive summer workshop in the Greater-Boston area. The workshop is tailored for middle school, high school, and community college educators in the humanities and social sciences. The aim of the workshop is to encourage educators to work together to understand a topic that has relevance across world regions. Participants are expected to take what they learn back to their classrooms to enrich and globalize their curriculum.

Annual workshops feature presentations by scholars and experts, explore pedagogy and skill-building techniques to help educators and students; and provide an introduction to relevant classroom resources.



2017 Workshop: Cities and Our Urbanizing World

2016 Workshop: Journalism: Production and Consumption across the Globe

2015 Workshop: Global Migration in the 21st Century

2015 Workshop: Visualizing Global Studies: A Mapping Workshop for Educators

  • WorldMap: Build your own mapping portal and publish it to the world or to just a few collaborators. WorldMap is open source software.

  • HealthMap: HealthMap, a team of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children's Hospital founded in 2006, is an established global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats.

  • TweetMap: This early instance of MapD, (formerly GEOPS ) is a demonstration of a general purpose GPU-powered SQL database supporting real-time visualization of a large spatio-temporal data set.

  • Neatline: Neatline allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines. As a suite of add-on tools for Omeka, it opens new possibilities for hand-crafted, interactive spatial and temporal interpretation.