17 on 17: Special invitation to IAS February 17th event on the 17th Floor of Dunton Tower

We are excited to invite you to the mini launch of our new IAS office on the 17th Floor of Dunton Tower with a get-together on Friday, February 17th, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The highlights of the evening include:

  • Opening remarks by Pauline Rankin, Dean of FASS,
  • Unveiling of the Pius Adesanmi African Studies Resource Centre and the African Studies Student Lounge. These are spaces aimed at making IAS a hub for our students, visiting researchers and community members for research and networking.
  • Live music will be provided by Kathy Armstrong and her crew from the Music Department. There will also be an Open mic session.

Host: Nduka Otiono, Director, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University

To attend, please RSVP using the link below:

Cross-Border Cosmopolitans: The Making of a Pan-African North America

In the 20th century, the African Diaspora in North America (including the Caribbean) sought self-determination and liberation from colonialism through Pan-Africanisms or “solidarity based on Black racial consciousness, social mobilization against exploitation and domination, and control over community resources”.

These movements for liberation span both time and space, connecting African American, African Canadian and Caribbean people throughout history. Cross-Border Cosmopolitans is the first book of its kind to map out the history of Pan-Africanism in North America alongside the migration of Black people and how this phenomenon has been weaponized as a national security threat.

Join us on February 16th; we will discuss themes from the new book, Cross-Border Cosmopolitans: The Making of a Pan-African North America, with its author, Dr. Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey.

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023

Time: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Light refreshments served)

Where: Dialogue Centre, Global Centre for Pluralism, 330 Sussex Drive

Other events

Feb. 03/2023 | Re/Viewing, Re/Visioning, and Re/Imagining Black Canada Symposium 

Feb.26, 2023 | Black History Month Celebration: Taking steps forward

Apr. 29, 2023|Black History Impact & Essay Writing Competition


Feb. 15, 2023 | Assistant Professor (Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences) Anti-Black Racism,Carleton University

Feb. 09, 2023 | Anthropology of Blackness and Decolonization – Assistant Professor, Western University

Feb. 10, 2023 Black Politics in Canada – Assistant Professor, York University

Call for papers

Jan. 31, 2023 | Gender Relations in Africa: Rethinking Patriarchy, Revisiting Complementarity

Jan. 31, 2023 | Africa and the Environment Archives and Data in the Climate Emergency

Feb. 16, 2023 |  Race, Religion, and Health

Feb. 16, 2023  | Revisiting  Africa must Unite


May 29 – June 1, 2023| 2023 CAAS Annual conference: Africa reckonings and futures, York University, Toronto

June 28 to July 1, 2023|   Decolonizing Global Hegemonies in Africa and the African Diaspora

New location on campus

This is to inform the entire Carleton community and the general public that the Institute of African Studies is now operating from a new location on campus:

1728 Dunton Tower
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, ON
K1S 5B6

Our departmental phone numbers and other contact information remain the same.

We look forward to seeing you at our new location.

Thank you,
Institute of African Studies

Quote for the Week

  ” However far a stream flows, it never forgets its origin.

  —   African Proverb