Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Events

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 18:30 to 21:00

Series: 
IAS Film Screenings
Location: 
IAB 409
Time: 
6:30PM - 9:00PM

Join IAS and SPAN to view a highly controversial documentary on corruption in the Central African Republic.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 18:15 to 20:00

Location: 
Heymann Center, Second Floor Common Room
Time: 
6:15PM - 8:00PM

The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally.


Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 18:00 to 19:30

Series: 
African Studies Colloqium
Location: 
208 Knox Hall
Time: 
6:00PM - 7:30PM

Join Marissa Moorman as she discusses 'Power Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Colonial War in Angola, 1933-2002', a book project that explores the relationship between the technology of radio and the shifting Cold War politics of southern Africa.



Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 17:00 to 21:00

Time: 
5:00PM - 9:00PM

A presentation of unpublished films by Jean Rouch and discussion with Jean-Pierre Dozon, Valerie Berty, Jaime Berthe, and Catherine Ruelle,


Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 17:00 to 19:00

Location: 
World Room, Columbia Journalism School
Time: 
5:00PM - 7:00PM

Africa Muckraking is the first collection of investigative and campaigning journalism written by Africans and about Africa. The editors delved into the history of modern Africa to find the most important and compelling pieces of journalism on the stories that matter.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 18:30 to 21:00

Series: 
IAS Film Screenings
Location: 
SIPA IAB 409
Time: 
6:30PM - 9:00PM

Join IAS and SPAN to watch and discuss this powerful South African film. Told entirely in isiXhosa, The Wound depicts the coming-of-age story of an unapologetic and fearless gay city boy (played by Niza Jay Ncoyini).



Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 18:00 to 19:30

Series: 
African Studies Colloqium
Location: 
Knox 208
Time: 
6:00PM - 7:30PM

Jacob Dlamini is a historian of Africa, with an interest in precolonial, colonial and postcolonial African History. He obtained a Ph.D. from Yale University in 2012 and is also a graduate of Wits University in South Africa and Sussex University in England.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 18:30 to 21:00

Series: 
IAS Film Screenings
Location: 
SIPA IAB 409
Time: 
6:30PM - 9:00PM

Join IAS and SPAN to watch this captivating documentary. Music is the beating heart of Malian culture, but when Islamic jihadists took control of northern Mali in 2012, they enforced one of the harshest interpretations of sharia law in history: They banned all forms of music.


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