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Event Archives: Academic Year 2009-2010
March 5-6, 2010Barack Obama and American Democracy
Symposium sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Department of History at Tufts University
Friday, March 5, 2010: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Center for the Humanities at Tufts (Fung House, 48 Professor's Row)
Saturday, March 6, 2010: 9:00am - 5:15pm
Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, 2nd Floor
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March 3, 2010Immigrants and Networks
Wednesday, March 3, 2010: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Randall Akee, Department of Economics, Tufts University Rabb Room, Tisch College Tufts University
February 25, 2010Nollywood Event
Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 6:00pm, in Tisch 304.
"The Nollywood Diaspora: A video genre"
Jonathan Haynes, Long Island University
The Nigerian film industry is now the third largest in the world and reaches far beyond Nigeria's borders, although not through the normal channels of international film distribution. As the international dimensions of Nollywood have grown, many films with foreign settings have appeared, made as collaborations between the Lagos-based industry and a Nigerian expatriate community. These films constitute a genre, which this presentation will define and set in the context of Nollywood aesthetics.
February 16, 2010Gerald Gill Memorial Lecture
Gerald Gill Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 5:00pm, in Goddard Chapel.
February 11, 2010
Transnational Studies Working Group
February 9, 2010
Challenges Posted by the Iraqi Humanitarian Situation
January 28, 2010
Annual MLK Celebration
January 20, 2010Peniel Joseph discusses his new book, Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama
Porter Square Books, Porter Square, Cambridge
January 20, 2010, 7pm
Peniel Joseph has written a new book, Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama. At this talk Professor Joseph will discuss the unsung legacy of the civil rights and Black Power eras in shaping our current national politics and contextualizing the historic election of our 44th President.
Peniel Joseph is also the author of Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, 2006.
January 18, 2010"From 'Dark Days' to 'Bright Nights', Reexamining the Civil Rights Era"
Peniel Joseph appears on PBS NewsHour
Airdate: January 18, 2010
December 11, 2009Born of Adamastor: The Classical Heritage in the Works of the South African Poet, Douglas Livingstone (1932-1996)
Douglas Livingstone was a microbiologist who started reading translations of Classical authors in his twenties. Like Roy Butler and other contemporary South African poets, he shows a keen awareness of the complexity of incorporating the European literary heritage within a body of work that is strongly rooted in an African context, both rural and urban. Drawing on his collected works and some unpublished material from the archives of the National English Literary Museum in Grahamstown, this paper demonstrates how Livingstone uses the mythological and historical heritage from Antiquity to highlight themes of human weakness and ecological fragility.
Kathleen Coleman, Department of Classics, Harvard University
Sponsored by the Transnational Studies Working Group
December 11, 2009
Center for the Humanities at Tufts, Fung House, 48 Professor's Row
December 8, 2009It Hit the Wall at Lewis Hall: The 1969 Civil Rights Protests at Tufts
Sponsored by: Office of Residential Life and Learning
Professor Daniel Mulholland, History
Daniel Coleman, '73
Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 8:00pm
Lewis Hall Common Area
(Between September 1969
and February 1970, the Civil
Rights movement strengthened
at Tufts University. And it had
a lot to do with Lewis Hall.
In this 40th anniversary year
of the event, come hear what
actually happened from people
who were there.)
December 5, 2009
December 4, 2009Fieldtrip to Boston University's African Studies Library and African Studies Center
Foundation and research seminar students accompany Prof. Jeanne Penvenne on a fieldtrip to Boston University's African Studies Library and African Studies Center. Included was a trip to the MLK monument and plaza.
November 30, 2009John Briscoe, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering and Environmental Health, Harvard University
"Managing South Asia's Waters" View WEBCAST >
Cabot Center, 7th Floor
November 19, 2009
Afghans want Obama to hold Karzai's feet to the fire, OP-ED story from the LA Times, by Pashtoon Atif, a student at Tufts University.
November 18, 2009
In Memory & Legacy: The Interdisciplinary of Civil Rights
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