On February 24, 2015, the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies,
The Center for the Study of Asia encourages and fosters Asian and Asia-related scholarship and engagement across disciplinary and university boundaries. BUCSA supports faculty research and teaching initiatives related to Asia and dissemination of Asian scholarship and research for the entire Boston University community as well as wider Boston in general.
BU faculty, educational units, and student organizations engage in Asia-related outreach activities at Boston University, in the city of Boston, and in New England. Many members of our faculty collaborate in educational activities with Primary Source, a non-profit center for multicultural and global education and with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. As part of the center’s activities, BUCSA hosts numerous public symposia, performances, talks, and presentations each year.
Moreover, the International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History at Boston University sponsors public talks and develops curriculum resources, working closely with local institutions such as the Boston Children’s Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Public Schools, and other educational institutions and museums.
ICEAACH carries out many outreach programs throughout the Boston area. They receive many requests each year to work with elementary, middle school, and high school teachers and students to teach them about East Asian archaeology, history, and geography, and also about archaeology in general. This outreach work provides great teaching experience opportunities to students, allows for creative outlets archaeology students don’t usually get (such as designing innovative hands-on activities), and helps spread the word about the important knowledge that archaeology provides.
If you are a school, museum or educational institution, and wish to engage in Outreach Activities about Asia involving BU faculty and students, please contact ICEAACH, individual faculty, or the Student Activities Office.