Events & Workshops
The African Studies Outreach Program holds regular workshops for educators at all levels. Requests for help should be initiated through our online form, or by calling the center at (617) 353-7303.
NERWHA Symposium-- Integrating Research & Teaching: Africa in World History
WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2012, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
WHERE: African Studies Center, Boston University, 232 Bay State Road
The New England Regional World History Association offers another exciting program for its Fall 2012 Symposium, “Integrating Research and Teaching: Africa in World History.”
Headlining the event will be Trevor Getz (San Francisco State University), co-author of Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History (2012). He will also lead the keynote workshop “Abina, Africa, and a Usable History of the World: Converging Content, Methods, and Ethics in the World History Classroom.”
This interactive workshop will ground world history practitioners in some of the discipline’s current practices.
A registration form and further information are available at www.nerwha.org. Register early to ensure a place. Due to space limitations, participants will be, unfortunately, limited to 50 people; so to avoid disappointment, do not delay!
African Literature Reading Group for Educators 2012-13
Looking for an opportunity to discuss good books? The African Studies Outreach Program hosts a reading group for educators three times yearly. An enduring goal is to bring African writers out of the shadow of the mass media. All meetings are held at the Teaching Africa Library in the African Studies Center, Boston University, 232 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215. Group starts with refreshments and free parking is arranged nearby.
RSVP is recommended to email@example.com or (617) 353-7303
Roberta Logan, former Boston Public School teacher, will join Outreach director Barbara Brown to facilitate these discussions. 10 PDPs are available.
4-6 pm, Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Fatima Mernissi’s Dreams of Trespass
Dreams of Trespass is a memoir written by Fatima Mernissi, a graduate of Brandeis University, professor of sociology, and an authority on Muslim women. It promises to be an interesting contrast to Woman at Point Zero, which we read last year.
4-6 pm, Wednesday, January 30, 2012
Back by popular request is another mystery novel by Kwei Quartey, this time paired with the 1973 play by one of the great South African playwright’s of the twentieth century, Athol Fugard.
4-6 pm, Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Title to be selected by the group. Please start thinking of options to suggest.
Each book is an appetizer: short, tasty and hopefully leaving you with the desire to explore the author, discuss the issues raised and enjoy a great conversation.