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The Center Mourns the Passing of Two Accomplished Africanists in Our Community: Professor James Pritchett and Professor Tejumola Olaniyan

December 10, 2019

 

It is with a heavy heart that the Harvard Center for African Studies announces the passing of two accomplished Africanists in our community, Professor James Pritchett (Michigan State University) and Professor Tejumola Olaniyan (University of Wisconsin-Madison).

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Tom Osborn, CAS Summer Grantee, Publishes Research on Depression and Anxiety Among Kenyan High School Students

November 8, 2019

Over the past two summers, the Center for African Studies supported Tom Osborn (College '20) to travel to Kenya and work on the Shamiri (Swahili for “thrive”) project. Tom is concentrating in Psychology with a secondary in Computer Science. He is the President of the Harvard Africa Business and Investment Club and resides in Eliot House.

The Shamiri project is a wellness and academic functioning intervention developed for adolescent high school students in Kibera, Kenya....

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Dr. Paul Farmer Awarded Rwanda’s National Order of Outstanding Friendship (Igihango), by Rwandan President Paul Kagame

October 30, 2019

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Saturday, September 1st, 2019, Dr. Paul Farmer, Faculty Affiliate at the Harvard Center for African Studies, was awarded Rwanda's highest honor, the National Order of Outstanding Friendship (Igihango) by the Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

Igihango is awarded to distinguished...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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