Upcoming Events

  • 2019 Jan 03

    BLACK ODYSSEY

    Thu Jan 3 (All day) to Sun Feb 3 (All day)

    Location: 

    Trinity Rep Theater Company in Providence Rhode Island

    Trinity Rep Theater Company in Providence Rhode Island presents 

    BLACK ODYSSEY
    By Marcus Gardley 
    Directed by Jude Sandy and Joe Wilson, Jr.

    January 3, 2019 - February 3, 2019

    One man’s journey home from war leads him on an adventure connecting him with his own ancestors and our shared humanity, before finally delivering him back to his wife and son....

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  • 2019 Jan 23

    The Glamorous Life: Socialite-Activists and the Black Freedom Struggle from World War II to the Age of Obama

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    While at Radcliffe, Tanisha C. Ford is working on the first economic history of the civil rights movement to explore how black women activists raised millions of dollars for movement organizations by hosting lavish galas, fashion shows, and beauty pageants for an interracial audience. Using glamour as a framework, she will reveal how their fundraising strategies have shaped much of the modern taste and etiquette culture and, ultimately, helped to elect the first black US president.

    Lecture by Tanisha C. Ford RI '19

    Part of the ...

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  • 2019 Jan 29

    History Design Studio Workshop

    4:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    HISTORY DESIGN STUDIO AT THE HUTCHINS CENTER, 104 MOUNT AUBURN STREET, FLOOR 3R, CAMBRIDGE, MA

    The History Design Studio is a workshop for the most exciting new ideas in multimedia history. Joining a commitment to the professional practice of history with an experimental approach to form and presentation, the HDS is a creative space where students and scholars can design new modes of historical storytelling. We express historians’ core values through the innovative methods of artisanship and craft.

    Workshops include group discussion, rapid prototyping exercises, and formal and informal group critique sessions with History Design Studio fellows and guest critics....

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  • 2019 Jan 30

    Colloquium with Antonia Lant

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    THOMPSON ROOM, BARKER CENTER, 12 QUINCY STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138

    Antonia Lant    

    Antonia Lant is Professor of Cinema Studies at New York University. As a Cohen fellow for Spring 2019, she will work on Ancient Egypt and Race in American Visual Culture (1895-1939).


     
  • 2019 Feb 06

    Colloquium with Kinitra Brooks: 'The Conjure Woman's Garden: Black Women's Rootworking Traditions'

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    THOMPSON ROOM, BARKER CENTER, 12 QUINCY STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138

    Kinitra Brooks

    Kinitra Brooks is the Audrey and John Leslie Endowed Chair in Literary Studies in the Department of English at Michigan State University. Professor Brooks specializes in the study of black women, genre fiction, and popular culture. She currently has two books in print: Searching for Sycorax: Black Women’s Hauntings of Contemporary Horror (Rutgers UP 2017), a...

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  • 2019 Feb 08

    Contemporary Studies of Race & Ethnicity Workshop

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    WILLIAM JAMES HALL, ROOM 1550, 33 KIRKLAND STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA

    Workshop Overview

    The Contemporary Studies of Race & Ethnicity (CSRE) workshop's purpose is to provide a forum to disseminate knowledge and facilitate dialogue among graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars working on or interested in research about contemporary studies related to race & ethnicity. Though the Sociology department hosts the workshop, we seek to bring scholars together across disciplines to explore topics such as ethno-racial hierarchies, racial attitudes, and intergroup relations, as well as the role of race in institutions,...

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  • 2019 Feb 12

    American Hagwon

    4:15pm to 6:15pm

    Location: 

    Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Min Jin Lee is currently researching and writing her third novel, which explores the role of education for Koreans around the world for her diaspora trilogy The Koreans, which includes Free Food for Millionaires (Grand Central Publishing, 2007) and Pachinko (Grand Central Publishing, 2017).

    Lecture by Min Jin Lee RI '19

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  • 2019 Feb 13

    Colloquium with Huey Copeland

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    THOMPSON ROOM, BARKER CENTER, 12 QUINCY STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138

     

    Huey Copeland

    Huey Copeland is Associate Professor of Art History at Northwestern University. As a Cohen Fellow for Spring 2019, he will work on In the Shadow of the Negress: Modern Artistic Practice in the Transatlantic World.

     

  • 2019 Feb 19

    History Design Studio Workshop

    4:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    HISTORY DESIGN STUDIO AT THE HUTCHINS CENTER, 104 MOUNT AUBURN STREET, FLOOR 3R, CAMBRIDGE, MA

    The History Design Studio is a workshop for the most exciting new ideas in multimedia history. Joining a commitment to the professional practice of history with an experimental approach to form and presentation, the HDS is a creative space where students and scholars can design new modes of historical storytelling. We express historians’ core values through the innovative methods of artisanship and craft.

    Workshops include group discussion, rapid prototyping exercises, and formal and informal group critique sessions with History Design Studio fellows and guest critics....

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