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February 2022

Virtual ‘Peace, Power & Prestige’ Curator Conversation

February 11 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Susan Cooksey (Harn Museum of Art) in conversation with Victoria L. Rovine (Art History, UNC-Chapel Hill) Join the Ackland Art Museum for a free virtual conversation about Peace, Power & Prestige, with exhibition curator Dr. Susan Cooksey (Curator Emerita of African Art, Harn Museum of Art) and Victoria Rovine (Professor of African Art History, Department of Art and Art History, UNC-Chapel Hill). Learn about highlights of this exhibition, which explores the roles of metal objects in sustaining, unifying, and enhancing…

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Cash Transfers in Africa: A New Approach to Poverty Alleviation?

February 16 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

This talk sponsored by Carolina Public Humanities will be given by ASC Co-Director and Professor of Public Policy, Sudhanshu (Ashu) Handa as a hybrid event offered both in person and on Zoom. This hybrid lecture series will travel around the world to explore topics of current interest. Lectures will be held 4:30–6:00 pm on Wednesdays. Your registration fee of $20 ($15 for GAA) lets you attend in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually via Zoom.  A Season Pass to all 8…

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Radical Healing and Decoloniality: Museums in Transition: Talk by Amanda Maples

February 24 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the African Studies Center for a virtual talk by Amanda Maples, Curator of African Art at the NC Museum of Art. With the advent of global protests urgently calling for social justice and the end of systemic racism, museums have been called upon to reflect on their own institutional histories and grapple with the role they have played in perpetuating stereotypes and inequities—both in gallery and collections representation, and within their administration. A critical aspect of this relatively recent…

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Reckford Lecture with Magdalena Zaborowska

February 24 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Magdalena Zaborowska will deliver the 2022 Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture in European Studies on Feb. 24, 2022. Zaborowska is a professor of American Studies and Afroamerican and African Studies at the the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Her research includes literary and cultural studies and African American literature, with a particular emphasis on James Baldwin. Her first book, James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade: Erotics of Exile, received an Honorable Mention for the Errol Hill Award from the American…

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March 2022

Lessons from a Diplomatic Career in Africa with Ambassador Mary Yates

March 22 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

In this Diplomatic Discussion on March 22, former Ambassador Mary Yates will share personal experiences from her career spanning 30 years in the American Foreign Service with the U.S. Department of State and discuss the challenges she believes future global leaders will face with diplomacy. Pizza will be served to attendees immediately following the event. Past generations have left global challenges that the students of today must address tomorrow. Mary Yates knows that firsthand through her appointments as U.S. ambassador to…

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Virtual – ASC Language Fair 2022

March 23 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate African Languages at UNC-Chapel Hill. The African Language Fair has become one of UNC’s traditions of celebrating Africa’s linguistic and cultural presence on the campus. This year’s Language Fair theme is “Supporting Modern African Languages and U.S. National Needs.” This online event will include a language panel, an interactive student-led session, and guest performances in Kiswahili, Wolof, and Yoruba. Student performances and guest artists: Swahili (Jabali Afrika), Wolof (Diali Cissokho and Diabel Diom) and Yoruba (Margaret Osuji).   Registration is…

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April 2022

Africa’s Political History and Landscape; Implications Today

April 4 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Africa Today is an annual African Studies Center series created to allow scholars and practitioners to engage in conversations on emerging issues in Africa. Dr. Nzongola-Ntalaja shares critical empirical and anecdotal data and findings on Africa’s political history and landscape and how it has shaped what we see today. His talk sets the tone for the following dialogue on the current political uprisings and trends. The second talk in this series will focus on the recent uprising – drawing a…

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Introductory Workshop on Chichewa Language and Malawi Culture

April 23 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This two-part workshop will provide a brief overview of the social, cultural, and political context of Malawi with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity in health services for UNC students, staff, and faculty planning research, service, or internships in Malawi. Sessions will be held on April 23, 2022 and April 30, 2022, from 10 AM – 12 PM. Attendance at both sessions is strongly recommended. Space is limited – Kindly register to attend. Questions? Please contact Ada Umenwaliri at africa@unc.edu. Priority will be given…

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Africa Across the Disciplines: New Research at Carolina Graduate Student Symposium

April 28 at 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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The African Studies Center brings together Africanist students, faculty, and staff from across the university, and it reaches out to the wider public to share research and information about Africa. This year, the Center is starting a new tradition, activating our representation of the whole University by bringing together graduate students who study Africa from an array of disciplinary perspectives, whether as Africanist specialists or as non-Africanists whose research includes attention to Africa. The Center has solicited proposals from graduate…

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Introductory Workshop on Chichewa Language and Malawi Culture

April 30 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This two-part workshop will provide a brief overview of the social, cultural, and political context of Malawi with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity in health services for UNC students, staff, and faculty planning research, service, or internships in Malawi. Sessions will be held on April 23, 2022 and April 30, 2022, from 10 AM – 12 PM. Attendance at both sessions is strongly recommended. Space is limited – Kindly register to attend. Questions? Please contact Ada Umenwaliri at africa@unc.edu. Priority will be given…

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