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This spring, Sancocho celebrates the first five years of the Center for African and African American Research — five years of interdisciplinary research, dialogue and public education about Black ingenuity and creativity across cultures and linguistic groups. Also:
- RACE, CULTURE AND EDUCATION: Fall 2013 Lecture Series “Peter Lange Wins CAAAR Distinguished Service Award”
- Sharing John Hope with Young Teens
- Visiting Scholar Felix Asiedu on Mudimbe and the “African Enlightenment,” Icons and Industry: The Online Museum Exhibition
- Afro - Cuban Sacred Music Conference Unites History
- Theory and Performance
- CAAAR Visiting Scholar Dr. Kamela Heyward - Rotimi
Letter from the Director: This year, as the Center for African and African American Research continued its mission to bring the best of research and scholarship to the public eye, Africa stood at center - stage. We have also won major outside funding for our efforts. In cooperation with the Provost’s Africa Initiative, our lecture series on “Africa: Crisis, Caring and Resurgence” invited public figures and university scholars to reflect on the dynamism of modern Africa.
- Africa: Crisis, Caring and Resurgence
- “ICC: Its Impact on Law and Democracy in Africa” 28 November 2012
- A Conversation with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Health Communication across Cultures: Perspectives from South Africa
- “Emerging Africa: How 17 African Countries Are Leading the Way”
- African Cloth Speaks: Exhibition and Gallery Talk
- The Online Museum Exhibition: “Icons and Industry — Afro-Atlantic Sacred Art in a Late - Capitalist Age”
- CAAAR Visiting Scholars, 2013 - 2014: Felix A.B. Asiedu and Kamela Heyward - Rotimi
- CAAAR Welcomes New Dean of the Duke Chapel
- CAAAR Scholarly Conference Fall 2012 Under Attack in the US, Affirmative Action Is Expanding and Changing Globally
- John Hope Franklin Young Scholars Program Wins NEH Support
- CAAAR’s Fall 2013 Conference: " Lucumí Music: Singing, Dancing, and Drumming Black Divinity ” 7 - 8 November 2013
- CAAAR Director Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
- CAAAR’s Fall 2013 Lecture Series: “Race, Culture and Education”
Letter from the Director: The Center for African and African American Research has reached another crescendo in its three-year-old project to foster the best of multi-disciplinary, vertically integrated research on campus and to enrich both theoretical and experiential learning about Africa and its diaspora.
- FALL 2011 LECTURE SERIES : “Black Gods and Kings: Priests and Politics of the Afro-Atlantic Religions”
- SPRING 2012 LECTURE SERIES: “Race (Theory) and the Disciplines”
- The CAAAR Film Initiative brings the best of scholarship to filmmaking.
- Pentecostalism and Popular Film in Benin Republic, West Africa
- Distinguished Visiting Scholar Karen E. Fields
- Human Traffic: Past and Present
- “Old-School” Holiday Celebration
- The Online Museum Exhibition
- “Black Culinary Concepts: A Salon with Chef Mechal Thompson,”
The Center for African and African American Research (CAAAR) takes the best of on-campus scholarship on Africans and people of African descent and makes it available to the general public, not just for the sake of information but also in service to society. Thus, CAAAR is consciously interdisciplinary and international, engaging the African-descended populations of Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Europe and Asia through the humanities, the social sciences, and the medical arts.
- The John Hope Franklin Young Scholars Program
- Cultural Competency in Health-Care Education Program
- African Languages Program
- Distinguished Visiting Scholar And Professor
- Youthful Futures Conference
- Human Traffic: Past and Present, October 13-15
- CAAAR and the University of Malaya to Host Global Affirmative Action Conference at Duke
- Icons & Industry: New Yoruba Atlantic Art
Sancocho is a mouth-watering Afro-Spanish stew that is the virtual national dish of a dozen nations across the sweeping arc of the Afro-Creole world.