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  • Press release from Yale University:

    Yale announces 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

    New Haven, Conn.— Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery,
    Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the 19th annual Frederick
    Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for the study of the African American
    experience. Jointly sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the
    Gilder Lehrman Center...

  • The African and African American Studies Program announces that Playwright Mohammed Ben Abdallah will be in residence at Dartmouth College from July 5-13, 2017. He will be working on a new play based on the life of a British colonial governor and his English and Asante wives living on the Gold Coast of West Africa in the mid 19th century. He will be visiting several classes and meeting with faculty and students. Please contact Jesse Shipley...

  • Rashauna Johnson has been awarded the 2016 Williams Prize by the Louisiana Historical Association and The Historic New Orleans Collection for her book, Slavery's Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions (...

  • In tandem with the building of the newly independent nation of Ghana in the 1950s and ’60s, many of the West African country’s citizens played major, but often overlooked, roles in global movements such as nuclear disarmament, women’s rights, trade unionism, and human rights, says Associate Professor of History Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch.

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  • For over 40 years, Associate Professor Robert Baum has shuttled between the U.S. and West Africa, learning and writing about religious prophets in rural southern Senegal. Now, with a senior faculty grant and a Wilson Faculty Research Fellowship, he...

  • Ethnographer and filmmaker Professor Jesse Weaver Shipley presents for the Anthropology Department Spring seminar series at Goldsmiths College, the University of London: "The Aesthetics of Politics: A Practical Guide to Coups d'Etats."

    "In the early hours of 4 June 1979 in Accra, Ghana, junior officers and soldiers broke Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings out of military prison just before his...

  • Don't miss this incredible opportunity to spend a term in Accra, Ghana. Apply now!

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  • The Global Africana Forum aimed to rethink the significance of the study of Africa in global terms. In morning and afternoon panels, eight invited scholars considered the historical and contemporary linkages between Africa and the rest of the world. As organizer Jesse Shipley clarified at the start, the forum's use of the term Africana was intended "as a way to think about not a geography but in fact the making of various kinds of geographies." Speaking about their research on...

  • I am a 2015 graduate of Dartmouth College from Clearwater, Florida. While at Dartmouth, I majored in African & African American Studies and served as the President of the Afro-American Society. My senior year, I was awarded a Senior Fellowship to produce a thirty-minute documentary film on the complexity of black male identity. I also received the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, William Cook-Louise Cook Jacobs Award, and Dean's Plate Award. Now, I am a second-year PhD student in...