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Calling on African Scholars from African Nations to apply to the I Tatti/Getty Black Mediterranean Fellowship!

November 18, 2022

I Tatti will offer two residential Fellowships during the 2023-2024 academic year for scholars from African nations whose work examines exchanges within and between the African continent and the wider Mediterranean world during the early modern period (14th - 17th centuries). Designed for scholars working on African artistic and architectural material (including those working in archaeology and anthropology) and made possible by a generous grant from the Getty Foundation, the fellowships seek to create and promote collaboration between scholars working in...

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Call for Applications: Research Assistants, The Africa Center at the Atlantic Council

November 7, 2022

 

The Africa Center at the Atlantic Council in collaboration with the Harvard Center for African Studies is pleased to invite current graduate students to apply for a Research Assistant position. The Africa Center at the Atlantic Council is seeking self-motivated and experienced individuals with proven writing, editing, research, and organizational skills to serve as Research Assistants to our Fellows working on the New Africa Business Strategy project that will generate thought leadership and research around:   

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CAS Africa Office Hosts Early Childhood Development (ECD) Management and Compliance Workshop

September 29, 2022

The Harvard University Center for African Studies (CAS) Africa Office conducted and successfully concluded its first Early Childhood Development (ECD) Management and Compliance Workshop on September 19-20, 2022. Over the two days, principals of 16 ECD centres from Kanana, Tembisa, in Gauteng convened at the Africa Office in Johannesburg for a workshop hosted in close collaboration with The Pink Forum. The goal of the workshop was to equip the...

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Cooper Gallery Exhibition "Pasado Mío / My Own Past: Afrodescendant Contributions to Cuban Art" Opens September 16

September 15, 2022

El Pasado Mio

 

This exhibition proposes a new approach to Cuban art through a historical reconstruction built from and through the production of artists of African heritage. Africans and their descendants have been the creators of much of the material cultures of the...

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Richard Appiah, a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Center for African Studies, recently published a paper

August 29, 2022

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Dr. Richard Appiah, a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Center for African Studies and Lecturer in the Department of Occupational Therapy and the Department of Psychology at the College of Health Sciences at the University of Ghana, recently published a paper on the extant...

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: HARVARD UNIVERSITY - TENURE-TRACK PROFESSOR IN HISTORY AND AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

August 11, 2022

TENURE-TRACK PROFESSOR IN HISTORY AND AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

Harvard University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of History
Department of African and African American Studies
Cambridge, MA

Position Description: The Departments of History and African and African American Studies seek to appoint a tenure-track professor in the History of Modern Africa (focus on sub-Saharan Africa, field open). The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2023. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate...

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Motsepe Presidential Research Accelerator Fund for Africa awards announced

May 4, 2022

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, in collaboration with the Harvard Center for African Studies, have announced the 2022 awardees for the Motsepe Presidential Research Accelerator Fund for Africa.

The Motsepe Fund was inaugurated in the 2020-21 academic year. After a very successful first year, the Motsepe Foundation generously doubled its commitment to the fund to include support for projects that fall within the STEAM rubric (the application of the arts and humanities to science, technology, engineering,...

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Nelson Makamo and Mandisi Dyantyis' Artist-in-Residency Conversation and Concert

April 28, 2022

On April 28, 2022, the Harvard community was treated to a unique opportunity to hear from acclaimed international artist Nelson Makamo and jazz musician and composer Mandisi Dyantyis for a conversation about how art informs art and reflections on their experiences as artists-in-residence at the Harvard Center for African Studies as the two-week residency came to an end.

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