Professional Development

Center for African Studies Summer Institute 2017

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  • August 2-4, 2017
  • Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, Howard University

In August, the Center for African Studies Outreach Program at Howard University hosted a three-day summer institute for highly motivated educators interested in reading, learning, and teaching about Africa.

African Studies scholars introduced educators to history, culture and contemporary issues in three African countries: Ethiopia, Mali and Angola. Educators who completed the 3 day course and designed a related lesson received a stipend of $300.00.

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INSTITUTE OVERVIEW

ETHIOPIA

  • Christian and Muslim Kingdoms in Ancient and Medieval Ethiopia
  • Ethiopians Fight Back: the Italian Invasions of 1889 and 1935
  • Land Ownership and Food Security
  • Amharic language and Coffee Ceremony 

MALI

  • Nation Building and the Epic of Sundiata
  • Mali's Golden Age : Mansa Musa
  • Global Timbuktu: Timbuktu, Mali / Timbuktoo, New Jersey and Timbuktoo, New York
  • Protecting the Timbuktu Manuscripts: Roots of the 2012 Conflict
  • Mali and the Diaspora: Kora, the Banjo, the Blues and Hip-Hop

ANGOLA

  • Queen Njinga in Angolan History
  • The Kongo Diaspora in the Americas
  • Kleptocracy, Fossil Fuels and Inequality
  • Angolan Diaspora: Drums, Capoeira, and Kizomba

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