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Victorian Colloquium, "Moving Stones: About the Art of Edmonia Lewis"
Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 12:00 pm

This talk approaches the Victorian sculptor Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907) as an artist whose neoclassical works and life narrative transform our understanding of art, materiality...

Location
McCosh B14 (Hinds Library)
Speaker
Sponsor
Department of English
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
Screening event: PBS American Experience "Freedom Riders"
Thursday, February 29, 2024, 4:00 pm

The 1961 Freedom Rides are a focus of the current exhibition at Seeley Mudd Manuscript Library, “Nobody Turn Us Around: The Freedom Rides and Selma to Montgomery Marches– Selections from the John Doar Papers.”

Location
Friend Center - The Convocation Room (Friend 113)
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
Reparations & White Indemnity: The Memory of Slavery in Anti-trafficking Campaigns
Thursday, February 29, 2024, 5:00 pm

Lyndsey P. Beutin will share the contours of her new book Trafficking in Antiblackness, which argues that campaigns to end human trafficking use modern-day slavery rhetoric and imagery to circumvent Western historical responsibility for racial chattel slavery. Narratives and figures like ‘slavery in Africa,’ ‘Arab slave traders,’ ‘bad Black…

Location
Barfield-Johnson Seminar Room 201, Morrison Hall
Speaker
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
Ancient, Indigenous, and Modern Plays from Africa and the Diaspora
Thursday, February 29, 2024, 6:00 pm

The power of theatrical performance is universal, but the style and concerns of theatre are specific to individual cultures. Join us as we celebrate and discuss a new volume in the Global Theatre Perspectives series, which presents a reconstructed ancient performance text, four one-act indigenous African plays and five modern…

Location
Labyrinth Books
Sponsors
  • Princeton University’s Humanities Council
  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • African American Studies Department and Program in African Studies
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
Identity & Belonging: A Conversation with Natasha S. Alford
Thursday, February 29, 2024, 6:00 pm

We welcome you to our next DEI Dinner on Thursday, February 29th at 6:00pm in Maeder Auditorium. For this week's dinner, we continue our Black History Month programming by celebrating the book release of American Negrawritten by MPP Natasha Alford.

Location
Maeder Auditorium
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
i, heresy: A new dance work by Storm Stokes ’24
Thursday, February 29, 2024, 8:30 pm

i, heresy, a new dance work by Princeton senior Storm Stokes, speaks to the ontology of the Black spirit ‘in liberation’ from the oppressive constrictions of colonial religious traditions. Combining dynamic and percussive movement, body casting, and projection, Stokes’ capstone work captures a critical discourse between the residue of…

Location
Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts Complex
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
Race and Capitalism in the Twenty -First Century: An Interdisciplinary and Community-Engaged Workshop
Friday, March 1, 2024, 9:00 am
Speakers
Sponsors
  • Department of African American Studies
  • Princeton Politics
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
Co-Writing Lab
Friday, March 1, 2024, 10:00 am

The Department of African American Studies will co-organize a weekly writing group with Reena Goldtree and Shatema Threadcraft. Shatema is an Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Vanderbilt…

Location
Barfield-Johnson Seminar Room, 201 Morrison Hall
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
Contemporary Poetry and Postcolonial Colloquium
Friday, March 1, 2024, 4:30 pm

Whereas the historical trauma of the Middle Passage and enslavement has been a prominent subject of Caribbeanist scholarship, there is surprisingly little sustained consideration of how poems and other imaginative...

Location
Chancellor Green 105
Sponsor
Department of English
i, heresy: A new dance work by Storm Stokes ’24
Friday, March 1, 2024, 8:30 pm

i, heresy, a new dance work by Princeton senior Storm Stokes, speaks to the ontology of the Black spirit ‘in liberation’ from the oppressive constrictions of colonial religious traditions. Combining dynamic and percussive movement, body casting, and projection, Stokes’ capstone work captures a critical discourse between the residue of…

Location
Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts Complex
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
i, heresy: A new dance work by Storm Stokes ’24
Saturday, March 2, 2024, 8:30 pm

i, heresy, a new dance work by Princeton senior Storm Stokes, speaks to the ontology of the Black spirit ‘in liberation’ from the oppressive constrictions of colonial religious traditions. Combining dynamic and percussive movement, body casting, and projection, Stokes’ capstone work captures a critical discourse between the residue of…

Location
Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts Complex
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
Nat Turner and the Late Emancipation Novel
Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 4:30 pm

“The Book of Black Culture” is Christopher Freeburg’s current book in progress. This book tells the story of how enslaved Africans and their descendants transformed America’s infamous failure into...

Location
McCosh Hall, 40
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Department of English
  • Humanities Council
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
Nat Turner and the Late Emancipation Novel
Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 4:30 pm

A public lecture in connection with the graduate seminar, “Postwar New York,” organized by Joshua Kotin and sponsored by Postwar New York: Workshops, a…

Location
McCosh Hall, Room 40
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Department of English
  • Humanities Council
AY24 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: "Black Movement :: Black Stillness" ft. Zahyr Lauren (Artist)
Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 5:00 pm

This year-long seminar explores quiet, rest, imagination, and play as essential for Black aliveness. What does it mean to imagine Black culture beyond resistance, Black labor buoyed by leisure, Black thought marked by hesitance...

Location
Hobson-Rogers Seminar Room, 104 Morrison Hall
Speaker
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
Gauss Seminars in Criticism: Denise Ferreira da Silva
Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 5:00 pm

The Humanities Council’s Spring 2024 Gauss Seminars in Criticism will be presented by Denise Ferreira da Silva, Samuel Rudin Professor in the Humanities Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Co-Director of…

Location
Betts Auditorium
Speaker
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
Co-Writing Lab
Friday, March 8, 2024, 10:00 am

The Department of African American Studies will co-organize a weekly writing group with Reena Goldtree and Shatema Threadcraft. Shatema is an Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Vanderbilt…

Location
Barfield-Johnson Seminar Room, 201 Morrison Hall
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
Film Screening: "This Body, Too" (Y Este uer o También)
Monday, March 18, 2024, 1:30 pm
Location
James Stewart Theater (185 Nassau St.), Rutgers University
Speakers
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
Co-Writing Lab
Friday, March 22, 2024, 10:00 am

The Department of African American Studies will co-organize a weekly writing group with Reena Goldtree and Shatema Threadcraft. Shatema is an Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Vanderbilt…

Location
Barfield-Johnson Seminar Room, 201 Morrison Hall
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
AY24 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: "Black Movement :: Black Stillness" ft. Rahsaan Mahadeo (Providence College)
Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 5:00 pm

This year-long seminar explores quiet, rest, imagination, and play as essential for Black aliveness. What does it mean to imagine Black culture beyond resistance...

Location
Hobson-Rogers Seminar Room, 104 Morrison Hall
Speaker
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
Intersections Working Group
Thursday, March 28, 2024, 12:00 pm

Courtney Thorsson teaches, studies, and writes about African American literature from beginnings to present using Black feminist methods. Her new book The Sisterhood: How A Network of Black Women Writers...

Location
McCosh Hall B14
Speaker
Sponsor
Department of English
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
AAS Sophomore Open House
Thursday, March 28, 2024, 5:00 pm

Please join our Majors along with Prof. Kinohi Nishikawa, our Director of Undergraduate Studies, as we discuss our Department's culture, curriculum, advising, and opportunities as you take the next step to your degree and career.

Location
Hobson-Rogers Seminar Room 104, Morrison Hall
Undergraduate
Co-Writing Lab
Friday, March 29, 2024, 10:00 am

The Department of African American Studies will co-organize a weekly writing group with Reena Goldtree and Shatema Threadcraft. Shatema is an Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Vanderbilt…

Location
Barfield-Johnson Seminar Room, 201 Morrison Hall
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
The Caribbean Artists Movement: New Perspectives
Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 4:30 pm

Malachi McIntosh is the Barbara Pym Tutorial Fellow in English at St. Hilda’s. Prior to joining St Hilda’s, Malachi was  editor and publishing director of Wasafiri, the magazine...

Location
McCosh Hall, 40
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Department of English
  • Humanities Council
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
AY24 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: "Black Movement :: Black Stillness" ft. Bettina Judd (University of Washington)
Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 5:00 pm

This year-long seminar explores quiet, rest, imagination, and play as essential for Black aliveness. What does it mean to imagine Black culture beyond resistance...

Location
Hobson-Rogers Seminar Room, 104 Morrison Hall
Speaker
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
Community-engaged Scholarship at Princeton and Beyond
Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 6:30 pm
Community-Engaged Scholarship at Princeton & Beyond 

On April 3, 4, and 5th, 2024, the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES), formerly the Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI), will celebrate 25 years of the program’s life at Princeton University. We are marking the occasion with a series of events designed…

Community-engaged Scholarship at Princeton and Beyond
Thursday, April 4, 2024, 6:30 pm
Community-Engaged Scholarship at Princeton & Beyond 

On April 3, 4, and 5th, 2024, the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES), formerly the Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI), will celebrate 25 years of the program’s life at Princeton University. We are marking the occasion with a series of events designed…

YWCA Princeton's Stand Against Racism 2024
Thursday, April 4, 2024, 7:00 pm

Founded by YWCA Trenton and YWCA Princeton in 2007, Stand Against Racism quickly grew to a national presence by 2010, when an additional 80 YWCA local associations across the nation participated...

Location
ETS Rosedale Road
Speaker
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
Co-Writing Lab
Friday, April 5, 2024, 10:00 am

The Department of African American Studies will co-organize a weekly writing group with Reena Goldtree and Shatema Threadcraft. Shatema is an Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Vanderbilt…

Location
Barfield-Johnson Seminar Room, 201 Morrison Hall
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
Community-engaged Scholarship at Princeton and Beyond
Friday, April 5, 2024, 6:30 pm
Community-Engaged Scholarship at Princeton & Beyond 

On April 3, 4, and 5th, 2024, the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES), formerly the Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI), will celebrate 25 years of the program’s life at Princeton University. We are marking the occasion with a series of events designed…

Joy Returns Home: Dance of the African Diaspora and Traditions of Unity
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Wednesday:
Event: Panel Discussion followed by a Question & Answer session.

Thursday to Friday:
Event: Open Intensive Workshop.

Saturday:
Event: Community Celebration and Showcase.

Location
Lewis Center for the Arts, Ellie's Studio
Speakers
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
Undocumented Black Citizen Symposium
Friday, April 12, 2024, 8:30 am

Focusing on the relational and transnational experiences of people who identify as Black and immigrant (or descendants of immigrants) and who are living in diasporic communities in Europe and the Americas, the symposium...

Location
Chancellor Green Rotunda
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
Co-Writing Lab
Friday, April 12, 2024, 10:00 am

The Department of African American Studies will co-organize a weekly writing group with Reena Goldtree and Shatema Threadcraft. Shatema is an Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Vanderbilt…

Location
Barfield-Johnson Seminar Room, 201 Morrison Hall
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
AY24 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: "Black Movement :: Black Stillness" ft.Crystal Fleming (Stony Brook University)
Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 5:00 pm

This year-long seminar explores quiet, rest, imagination, and play as essential for Black aliveness. What does it mean to imagine Black culture beyond resistance...

Location
Hobson-Rogers Seminar Room, 104 Morrison Hall
Speaker
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
In conversation Eddie Glaude Jr & Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: "We Are the Leaders We Have Been Looking For"
Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 6:00 pm

We are more than the circumstances of our lives, and what we do matters. In We Are the Leaders We Have Been Looking For, one of the nation’s preeminent scholars and ...

Location
Princeton Public Library
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
Co-Writing Lab
Friday, April 19, 2024, 10:00 am

The Department of African American Studies will co-organize a weekly writing group with Reena Goldtree and Shatema Threadcraft. Shatema is an Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Vanderbilt…

Location
Barfield-Johnson Seminar Room, 201 Morrison Hall
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
Co-Writing Lab
Friday, April 26, 2024, 10:00 am

The Department of African American Studies will co-organize a weekly writing group with Reena Goldtree and Shatema Threadcraft. Shatema is an Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Vanderbilt…

Location
Barfield-Johnson Seminar Room, 201 Morrison Hall
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
Abortion Geography Student Symposium
Saturday, April 27, 2024, 10:00 am
Speaker
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
Nat Turner and the Late Emancipation Novel
Sunday, May 5, 2024, 4:30 pm

The Book of Black Culture” is Christopher Freeburg’s current book in progress. This book tells the story of how enslaved Africans and their...

Location
McCosh Hall, Room 40
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Department of English
  • Humanities Council
Ecotheories Colloquium
Monday, May 20, 2024, 4:30 pm

Monique Allewaert works at the intersections of 18th and 19th-century hemispheric American colonialisms, the environmental humanities, literary and cultural studies, and science studies...

Location
East Pyne 111
Sponsor
Department of English

 


 

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