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2020 Nov 09

Walter Rodney Seminar: "Making the Ghanaian Citizen and State During the Cold War"

12:15pm

Location: 

Virtual Event - Details Below

A lecture by Nana Osei-Opare of Fordham University. A one-time registration is required to attend any or as many of this semester's Rodney Seminars as you would like. Register at https://tinyurl.com/RODNEYFALL20. If you have questions, please email ascinfo@bu.edu.

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...

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2020 Nov 12

2nd Folorunso Alakija Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Public Life in Africa with Professor Simeon Ilesanmi

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Virtual Event - Details Below

Updated Alakija Poster

The Harvard Center for African Studies Africa Office will host this year's Folorunso Alakija Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Public Life in Africa featuring Professor Simeon Ilesanmi, Washington M. Wingate Professor of Religion at Wake Forest University...

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2020 Nov 14

African Studies Association Annual Teachers' Workshop 2020: Transnational Solidarities

12:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Virtual Event - Details Below

The ASA Outreach Council organizes a teacher workshop that provides educators with resources, lesson plans, and professional development on topics tailored to specific grade levels, subject areas, and curriculum frameworks. This year's workshop will be held virtually on Saturday, November 14th, 2020. All current US K-14 educators are eligible to register. View the 2020 virtual workshop schedule below. Check back frequently for updates to the schedule. Limited FREE Early Registration for current US educators is now open. 

In a context of global struggles for...

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2020 Nov 16

Walter Rodney Seminar: "South African Mining and Art: Imagining an Industry"

12:15pm

Location: 

Virtual Event - Details Below

A lecture by Shannen Hill of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. A one-time registration is required to attend any or as many of this semester's Rodney Seminars as you would like. Register at https://tinyurl.com/RODNEYFALL20. If you have questions, please email ascinfo@bu.edu

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...

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2020 Nov 17

Peter Mitchell, 'The Archaeology of Africa’s Islands: Colonizing and Being Colonized'

12:00pm

Location: 

Virtual Event - Details Below

 

Peter Mitchell, University of Oxford

The Archaeology of Africa’s Islands: Colonizing and Being Colonized

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Peter Mitchell is Professor of African Archaeology at the University of Oxford and Tutor and Fellow in Archaeology at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. After completing his undergraduate degree at Cambridge, he took his doctorate at Oxford and then worked in Cape Town and...

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2020 Nov 18

Africa and COVID-19 Webinar Series: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Education in Africa

10:00am to 11:00am

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Virtual Event - Details Below

November 18th - Meeting the Challenges of Higher Education in Africa

Institutions of higher education in Africa have acknowledged even prior to the pandemic that increased access to virtual learning is necessary to bring down costs and expand access to education. COVID-19 accelerated that need as institutions were forced to go digital, but concerns have come up around access to data and personal devices. Likewise, universities must grapple with how to create engaging digital content, project- and team-based learning, and learning assessments in a virtual environment. The panel...

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