News & Events

Call For Papers: Bondage: The Legacy of Blackness, 400 Years A Slave

June 17, 2019

Call For Papers:
Bondage: The Legacy of Blackness, 400 Years A Slave.

As a way to mark the history of African American people and their subjugation to slavery in the Americas, the Department of Humanities at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the New Bedford Whaling Museum welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme: Bondage: The Legacy of Blackness, 400 Years A Slave. We invite proposals from academics in all areas of literature, language, film, composition, pedagogy, and creative, professional, and technical writing. We are...

Read more about Call For Papers: Bondage: The Legacy of Blackness, 400 Years A Slave

The passing of Martin Kilson

April 24, 2019

Martin Kilson Picture

April 24, 2019

It is with great sadness that the Center mourns Martin Kilson. He was the Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government from 1988 till his retirement in 1999. Since many current colleagues did not know him, I offer a brief biography here. Professor Kilson was born in 1931...

Read more about The passing of Martin Kilson

The passing of Joseph C. Miller

March 22, 2019

It is with great sadness that the Center for African Studies mourns the death of Joseph C. Miller. Many of his colleagues, students, and friends came for a colloquium the Center hosted in October 2018 to celebrate the work of Joseph Miller and ended the evening with a reception and dinner. The evening included many reflections on the mentorship and friendship Joe generously provided to everyone he encountered. His positive footprint in this world will forever be remembered. We send our deepest condolenses to his family and friends.

... Read more about The passing of Joseph C. Miller

Center for African Studies Student Intern Opening

February 22, 2019

 

Events Intern Position

The Center for African Studies is looking for an intern to join the team for the remainder of the academic year. This position would be assisting with the Center’s Program Manager with the logistics, organization, and publicity of the Center's events on various platforms. Duties include:

  • Designing and disseminating posters for the Center's events...
Read more about Center for African Studies Student Intern Opening

Departure of Obenewa Amponsah (Center for African Studies - Africa Office)

January 16, 2019

Dear Friends of the Center for African Studies,

I write to announce that Obenewa Amponsah has stepped down from her role as Executive Director of the Center for African Studies, Africa Office to pursue a PhD.

During her time with CAS, Obenewa was instrumental in the launch of our Africa Office in Johannesburg, South Africa. Opened in May 2017, the office is Harvard University’s first cross-disciplinary area-studies center...

Read more about Departure of Obenewa Amponsah (Center for African Studies - Africa Office)

All-Harvard Africa Mixer 2018

October 25, 2018

On October 25, 2018, we held our annual All-Harvard Africa Fall Mixer. The event, held in CGIS South Concourse, allowed Harvard University students, affiliates, and guests from multiple schools to meet one another and celebrate. Africa-related student groups gave updates on upcoming events for the year. The event included African food, music, and dancing. Overall, the mixer was a success with a great turn out! Check our weekly newsletter for any announcements about future events.

 ...

Read more about All-Harvard Africa Mixer 2018

Job Posting: Student Support and Outreach Officer at the Center for African Studies

September 18, 2018

The Center for African Studies is seeking a Student Support and Outreach Officer who will coordinate the Center for African Studies' student support activities in its efforts to provide opportunities for Harvard students in Africa and to broaden student exposure to African Studies.

Duties & Responsibilities...

Read more about Job Posting: Student Support and Outreach Officer at the Center for African Studies

Center for African Studies Awarded Department of Education Grants

September 6, 2018

The Center for African Studies has been awarded designation as a National Resource Center (NRC) in African Studies by the U.S. Department of Education, a designation that CAS has had since 2010. The Center was also awarded a Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) grant in addition to the NRC grant.

With this support, from 2018 through 2022, CAS can continue to provide academic year and summer support for students who wish to study one of the 45+ African languages offered by the African Languages Program – which makes Harvard the home to the largest African languages program...

Read more about Center for African Studies Awarded Department of Education Grants