Multimedia Archives

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015   |   Posted in CAS Blog, Multimedia, Videos   |  


On Wednesday, 22nd April 2015, Professor Achille Mbembe spoke at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.   … Read more »
Thursday, August 15th, 2013   |   Posted in Multimedia, TED Talks   |  

Saki Mafundikwa: Ingenuity and elegance in ancient African alphabets

From simple alphabets to secret symbolic languages, graphic designer Saki Mafundikwa celebrates the many forms of written communication across the continent of Africa. He highlights the history and legacy that are embodied in written words and symbols, and urges African designers to draw on these graphic forms for fresh inspiration.… Read more »
Wednesday, August 14th, 2013   |   Posted in CAS Blog, Multimedia, Videos   |   Tags:

Namibia: Waiting out a deadly drought

Struggling to survive the severe shortage of food and water, people in Namibia’s Kunene region have no choice but to wait out the worst drought in three decades.For more information, visit:   By Max Fisher Published: August 13, 2013 in Washington Post The United Nations Children’s Fund released this short video from Namibia, a country in southwestern Africa that’s twice the size of California, documenting the effects of the country’s most severe drought in decades.… Read more »
Monday, July 15th, 2013   |   Posted in CAS Blog, Multimedia, Videos   |   Tags: ,

Meet Joh – Harvard student’s portrait of Malian musician

Harvard rising junior Debbie Onuoha sits with Sidi Mohammed ‘Joh’ Camara, a master drummer and dancer from Mali.  Debbie completed this video project as part of Professor Joanna Lipper’s course Using Film for Social Change.  … Read more »
Monday, July 1st, 2013   |   Posted in CAS Blog, Podcasts   |  

Hiphop – The Lingua Franca of the World’s Youth

This past spring, Harvard’s Committee on African Studies co-sponsored an event with the Cambridge Public Library in celebration of Black History Month. The event featured Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, a Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies, as well as the Executive Director of the Harvard HipHop Archive.… Read more »
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013   |   Posted in Multimedia, TED Talks   |   Tags:

Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa

Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. But it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent blackouts and spotty Internet hookups.… Read more »
Friday, June 7th, 2013   |   Posted in Multimedia, Videos   |  

Tragedy and Vindication for Colonial Kenya: Faculty Insight with Caroline Elkins

Faculty insight with a Harvard historian Caroline Elkins, a professor of history at Harvard, talks with Jenny Attiyeh of ThoughtCast about the Mau Mau rebellion and the evidence she unearthed of human rights violations against the Kikuyu people by British authorities in Kenya.… Read more »
Friday, May 24th, 2013   |   Posted in CAS Blog, Multimedia, Podcasts   |   Tags:

Graduate Student Spotlight: Interview with Ayodeji Ogunnaike

In a recent interview with CAS, Ayodeji Ogunnaike discusses his experiences as a Harvard undergraduate (’10), and now as a graduate student pursuing a PhD in African Studies and Religion. A recipient of a George Peabody Gardner Traveling Fellowship, Ayodeji spent a year in Nigeria after graduation, working directly with a traditionalist priest to document the divinatory corpus called Ifá which includes oral history and myths, proverbs, and songs. … Read more »
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013   |   Posted in CAS Blog, Multimedia, Videos   |   Tags:

UN chief promotes education, gender empowerment during trip to Mozambique

Yesterday (May 21, 2013), during United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s final day visiting Mozambique, he commended the Government and people of Mozambique for steady progress in political development, but urged greater efforts to overcome human rights challenges, including discrimination and violence against women, through education and awareness-raising.… Read more »
Monday, May 20th, 2013   |   Posted in Podcasts   |   Tags:

The Moth: My Sister’s Keeper

Featured on The Moth podcast, Fathie Absie, a Somali immigrant struggles to keep her troubled sister in the United States.  The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.… Read more »
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