Spring 2013 Programs and Events
February 2013 Events
Monday, February 4th
“Sana Musasama: The Unspeakable Series”
Thursday, February 7th
First Informational Session for the Ghana Mosaic
Time: 12:00– 1:00pm
Location: Althouse 206
Wednesday, February 13th
Second Informational Session for the Ghana Mosaic
Location: Althouse 206
Friday, February 22nd
Noah Pinkney Plaque Ceremony and Reception
Location: West Gate
Followed by a reception in the Althouse Ground Floor Lounge
Tuesday, February 26th
Final Informational Session for the Ghana Mosaic
Wednesday, February 27th
"Sustainable Development of a Finite Resource in Mozambique: Environmental, Community and Public Health Effects"
Founder of the CARE/WWF Alliance, a formal worldwide alliance between two developmental giants to work at the resource health/human well-being nexus. Launched a process that led to the establishment of the national BIOFUND to finance Mozambique’s Conservation areas. Won “World’s Best Destination” from the BBC in 2006 for our eco- lodge Quilalea Marine Sanctuary, together with two partners.
March 2013 Events
Thursday, March 21
"Africa's Sources of Knowledge in Ajami Scripts" with Dr. Fallou Ngom
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Location: Stern Center, Great Room
Time: 7:00 p.m.
This event is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by Middle East Studies and the Departments of Africana Studies, History, and French and Italian.
This talk will address the myth of illiteracy in Islamized areas of Africa. It uncovers important sources of African knowledge written in the modified classical Arabic script known as Ajami. The event is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by Middle East Studies and the Departments of Africana Studies, History, and French and Italian. Biography (provided by the speaker) Dr. Fallou Ngom is an associate professor of anthropology and director of the African Language Program at the African Studies Center at BostonUniversity. His research interests include the interactions between African languages and non-African languages, the Africanization of Islam in the Sahel, and Ajami literatures, records of West African languages written in Arabic script. For more information visit please click here.
Please Note: Dinner with Fallou Ngom before the talk will be hosted at the Clarke Forum from 5-7pm. Professors are welcomed and can invite two student guests. R.S.V.P to Professor Constanze Weise.
Biography (provided by the speaker)
Dr. Fallou Ngom is an associate professor of anthropology and director of the African Language Program at the African Studies Center at Boston University. His research interests include the interactions between African languages and non-African languages, the Africanization of Islam in the Sahel, and Ajami literatures, records of West African languages written in Arabic script.
Thursday, March 28th
"Racing the Family Narrative: Black German Family Photography and the Stories Pictures (Won’t) Tell" with Tina Campt
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Location: Althouse 106
Dr. Tina Campt is Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Africana Studies Program at Barnard College. Campt's research theorizes gendered, racial and diasporic formation in black communities in Germany, and Europe more broadly. She is the author of Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory in the Third Reich (2004), an oral history of Black Germans in the Nazi period that examines the mutual constitution of racial and gendered formation from the Weimar Republic to the postwar period. She has edited special issues of Feminist Review, Callaloo and small axe, and together with Paul Gilroy, co-edited the volume, Der Black Atlantik (2004). Her second book monograph explores early twentieth century family photography of Black European communities. Image Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe (2012) examines the status of photographs in the process of historical interpretation. Engaging the burgeoning field of scholarship on affect, Image Matters uses affect to attend to how certain photographs move people, what the practice of making photos did for black sitters as individuals and family members, and what it allowed them to do and say about themselves. The book demonstrates how and why certain photographs 'matter', why they 'register' at multiple levels, as well as what those registers tell us about the cultural work of vernacular photography for diasporic communities. Professor Campt is the recipient of research grants and fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust, the American Association of University Women, The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Social Science Research Council, and the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.
April 2013 Events
Saturday April 20th
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Location: Drayer’s Porch
Please feel free to join the Africana Studies Department, Saturday April 20, 2013, as we engage in a conversation with Robert Bullard, the father of environmental justice and featured guest for Dickinson College's Earth Now annual Earth Fest celebration. This event will take place on Drayer's Porch at 1:00 pm.
Please note that Earth Fest is scheduled to run from 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, April 27th
AFST & LALC Senior Presentations
Location: Althouse 106