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Wednesday, August 10th, 2016   |   Posted in News, Spotlight   |  

2016 Global Studies Outreach Workshop

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Saturday, July 16th, 2016   |   Posted in Spotlight   |  

Welcoming African Fellows to Cambridge

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Tuesday, May 17th, 2016   |   Posted in Spotlight   |  

Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong Appointed Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong as the new Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies effective July 1, 2016. Akyeampong, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, is the senior historian of Africa at Harvard, and specializes in West African history, Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa, comparative slavery, social history of alcohol, disease and medicine, ecology, the African diaspora, political economy and trade, and social and cultural history.… Read more »
Sunday, May 8th, 2016   |   Posted in Spotlight   |  

African Languages in the Disciplines and Professions Conference

A successful African Languages in the Disciplines and Professions Conference & the Neville Alexander Memorial Lecture took place on April 21st and 22nd, 2016. This conference aims to engage a diverse range of scholars and African heritage communities in serious discussion about the contributions of African languages to the disciplines.… Read more »
Friday, April 15th, 2016   |   Posted in Spotlight   |  

NPR interview with Ifeoma Fafunwa on production of Hear Word! 

Nigerian Play ‘Hear Word!’ Asks Bold Questions In International Debut At Harvard… Read more »
Monday, April 11th, 2016   |   Posted in News, Spotlight   |  

Boston Globe Interview with HEAR WORD! Director, Ifeoma Fafunwa

Through theater, Nigerian women ‘talk true’ to men By Karen Campbell GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  APRIL 11, 2016 Producer, director, performer, writer, architect. Over the past two decades, Ifeoma Fafunwa has worn many hats searching for the ideal vehicle with which to marry her art with her deep concerns for the world.… Read more »
Friday, March 11th, 2016   |   Posted in News, Spotlight   |  

HEAR WORD!

The Center for African Studies in association with   American Repertory Theater, Division of Social Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Dance Center, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Mahindra Humanities Center,  Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study,  and Theater, Dance & Media Concentration at Harvard University  present HEAR WORD!… Read more »
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016   |   Posted in Spotlight   |  

The Center for African Studies Welcomes Professor Achille Mbembe, Senior Research Fellow

The Center for African Studies is delighted to welcome Professor Achille Mbembe as the Center’s Spring 2016 visiting Senior Research Fellow. A major figure not only in the fields of African history, politics, and social science, Mbembe is widely regarded as one of the most important public intellectuals writing about contemporary African and global phenomena in the world today.… Read more »
Tuesday, January 12th, 2016   |   Posted in Spotlight   |  

The Center for African Studies Welcomes Inaugural Postdoctoral Fellows

In 2014 the Center for African Studies received an anonymous gift to establish a Postdoctoral Fellowship program to support promising African scholars to spend 2-3 years at the Center, pursuing their scholarship, teaching, and receiving mentoring in the early phase of their academic careers. … Read more »
Friday, December 11th, 2015   |   Posted in Spotlight   |  

OmenaLab: Scaling Cultural Enterprises in Africa

OmenaLab: Scaling Cultural Enterprises in Africa A nexus of pan-African cultural entrepreneurship and social change with roots at Harvard by J. Williams When Nneka Ezeigwe (HBS ‘15) and Jacques Jonathan Nyemb (HKS ‘16) co-founded OmenaLab in summer 2015, they acted on their bold vision of exposing Africans and the rest of world to the continent’s rich cultural heritage.… Read more »
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