Final CURE Seminar of Fall Semester Scheduled for 12/15

Jason Romisher, an MA candidate in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, will be the guest speaker at the final Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) seminar of the fall semester.  The title of his talk is “Student Activism and the Black Liberation Movement in Lawnside, New Jersey.” This … Read more of Final CURE Seminar of Fall Semester Scheduled for 12/15

LGBTQ+ History Month Film Screening Concludes 10/25

On October 25th, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program will conclude its film series, which is part of the month-long celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month.  The next film to be shown is Moonlight, an Oscar-winning film about a a young man growing up in Miami.  Dr. Keith Green, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Africana Studies Program, … Read more of LGBTQ+ History Month Film Screening Concludes 10/25

Register Now for the Diverse Unfreedoms and their Ghosts Conference on 3/31

Registration is now open for the one-day conference, “Diverse Unfreedoms and their Ghosts”, scheduled for Friday, March 31st.  The conference will examine relationships between diverse unfreedoms (such as slavery, imprisonment, captivity, serfdom, domestic service, caste, etc.) as people understand and negotiate them, in autobiographic narratives, fiction, course cases, disputes, etc.; transitions between social institutions and … Read more of Register Now for the Diverse Unfreedoms and their Ghosts Conference on 3/31

The Fifth Annual Lecture in Childhood Studies to be Held 2/23

The Department of Childhood Studies will present its fifth annual lecture on Thursday, February 23rd.  Dr. Mary Celeste Kearney, Associate Professor of Film, Television, and Theater at the University of Notre Dame, is the guest speaker.  Dr. Kearney’s lecture is titled, “Always Extras? Black Girlhood, U.S. Media, and Girls’ Studies.” This lecture begins at 4 … Read more of The Fifth Annual Lecture in Childhood Studies to be Held 2/23

Discussion of African American Children’s Literature Scheduled for 2/20

Continuing with Black History Month’s theme of “Picturing Black Childhood: African American Images in Children’s Literature,” Dr. Nyeema Watson, Associate Chancellor of Civic Engagement, will lead a discussion called, “From Topsy to Tiana: Black Children’s Literature in Theory and Practice” on Monday, February 20th, from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., at the Writers House. Dr. … Read more of Discussion of African American Children’s Literature Scheduled for 2/20

Join us for an Evening with Illustrator E.B. Lewis on 2/16

Join us on Thursday, February 16th, as we continue our celebration of Black History Month, which will focus on “Picturing Black Childhood: African American Images in Children’s Literature.”  E.B. Lewis, a pioneer in the field of children’s illustration and a repeat recipient of the Children’s Africana Book Award, will discuss his career, during which he … Read more of Join us for an Evening with Illustrator E.B. Lewis on 2/16

Annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Lecture Scheduled for 2/1

In honor of Black History Month, the Africana Studies Program, the Office of the Chancellor, and the Office of Civic Engagement will host the annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Lecture on Wednesday, February 1st.  Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, will be the guest speaker.  All are welcome to this event, though registration is required.  The event begins … Read more of Annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Lecture Scheduled for 2/1

Lecture Regarding Music in Fishing Culture Scheduled for 11/29

Eric Debrah Otchere of the University of Cape Coast in Ghana will be a guest lecturer on Tuesday, November 29th, to discuss, “Seashore Harmonies: The Message in the Songs of a Dying Fishing Culture.”  He will speak particularly about two surviving singing-fishing communities in Cape Coast and how the fishing songs reflect the belief system, … Read more of Lecture Regarding Music in Fishing Culture Scheduled for 11/29