News - Announcements

Research Assistant Opportunity

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A contract position is open at the NMAAHC for a research assistant to work on an exhibition about WWI.  

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Application Deadline Sept 17!

Rangel Program
The fellowship supports two years of graduate studies, in addition to two summer internships and mentoring, leading to a career as a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State.

Watch the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows Video

Center for African Studies
The 2018 video created by Lindokuhle Mnyandu at the Center for African Studies is now available!

See Photos from the Summer Institute 2018

Center for African Studies
See photos from this year's CfAS Summer Institute for Educators - Africa in the Classroom.

CFR 2019-2020 International Affairs Fellowships

Council on Foreign Relations
Applications are open for the 2019-2020 International Affairs Fellowships. The highlighted programs offer unique opportunities, domestic and overseas, for mid and senior career professionals focusing on international relations. The fellowship awards range between $95,000 and $175,000.

Uganda Martyrs University receives books through Howard University

Howard Newsroom
The Cathy Hughes School of Communications, The Aspen Institute and The International Communication Association provide books to a university in Uganda to support a new library and communications department.

Listen to Dr. Msia Clark's interview on Hip Hop in Africa

Center for African Studies
Dr. Msia Kibona Clark was interviewed by Hassan Arouni with BBC World Service - Focus on Africa on her book “Hip Hop Africa: Prophets of the City & Dustyfoot Philosophers” on July 18, 2018.

Fall 2018 WARC Travel Grant

West African Research Association
Application opens for Fall 2018 WARC Travel Grant on Sunday, July 15. The WARC Travel Grant supports West African post graduate scholars and researchers carrying out research in West Africa.

Introducing a new radio show, Music In Culture: Sounds of the Black Experience on WOWD 94.3 fm

WOWD 94.3 fm
This is a fresh new show, starting this Sunday, that uses the approach of ethnomusicology to explore the many genres of Black music from all over the world, from African American jazz and blues to Afro Brazilian Samba Schools and South African protest anthems

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival presents Crafts of African Fashion

Smithsonian Folklife Festival
This year the Smithsonian Folklife Festival includes an entire series of presentations, workshops, demos, a marketplace and more, highlighting the incredible craft of African fashion.