Past Events

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Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism “curative / spaces” series
Oct 25, 2021, 4:30 pm
A Conversation with the Curators of Designing Motherhood

Join Michelle Millar Fisher, the Wornick Curator of…

Location
via Zoom
Speakers
Public / Open To All
Reimagining Technology Fall Series: Book Roundtable, "Technovernacular Creativity & Innovation" by Nettrice Gaskins
Oct 12, 2021, 6:00 pm

Join us for a roundtable on Nettrice Gaskins’ new book, 

Location
via Zoom
Speakers
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2021-2022 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Plantation Effects” ft. JT Roane, Arizona State University
Oct 12, 2021, 4:30 pm
Location
Virtual
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Environmental Humanities Colloquium: “On Black Breath”
Oct 6, 2021, 4:30 pm

Kimberly Bain, an assistant professor of English language and…

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Virtual via Zoom
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Reading by Sherwin Bitsui and Maaza Mengiste
Oct 5, 2021, 7:30 pm

American Book Award-winning Navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui and multiple award-winning novelist/essayist Maaza Mengiste read from their work as part of…

Location
Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts complex
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George Saunders: History and the American Imagination
Oct 5, 2021, 7:00 pm

HNY is pleased to host George Saunders and Imani Perry for our 2021 History and the American…

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Virtual via Zoom
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Reimagining Technology Fall Series: Artist-in-residence Talk + Screening with Mimi Onuoha
Oct 5, 2021, 6:00 pm

Join us for a talk by Mimi Onuoha, the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab Inaugural Artist-in-Residence, who will screen a new short film commissioned by the lab, moderated by Ruha Benjamin.

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via Zoom
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Working with Art: Labour, Empire and Materiality in British Art
Oct 1, 2021, 1:00 pm

This discussion focuses on meanings, and experiences, of labour and materiality in British Art. Using the representation of commodities - cotton…

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Via Zoom
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Decolonial Abstraction: Frank Bowling’s Atlantic Errantry
Sep 30, 2021, 4:30 pm

The color field abstraction Frank Bowling produced during his time in New York from 1966 to 1975 was made possible by transatlantic journeys that…

Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
Queer Politics Webinar
Sep 30, 2021, 11:30 am

We invite faculty, students, activists, advocates, practitioners and anyone with an interest in LGBTQ politics to sign up for our mailing list. We will use that list to distribute abstracts and the zoom link.

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Via Zoom
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An Evening with Tunde Oyeneyin: Community Grief, and Strength Beyond the Bike
Sep 28, 2021, 8:00 pm

Tunde is not just a world-renowned Peloton instructor but a Black woman with a powerful personal story of community, grief, mental health, women…

Location
McCosh Hall Room 10
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  • By Invite Only
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2021-2022 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Plantation Effects” ft. Charmaine Nelson, NSCAD University
Sep 28, 2021, 4:30 pm
Location
Virtual
Speakers
Public / Open To All
Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism “curative / spaces” series
Sep 27, 2021, 4:30 pm
Medical Bondage, Mobility, & Fugitive Logic: Revisiting Harriet Tubman as an Intellectual Figure
Location
via Zoom
Speakers
Public / Open To All
15th Annual Humanities Colloquium | Humanities and Mobility
Sep 23, 2021, 4:30 pm

The Humanities Council’s kick-off event features a wide-ranging conversation about central issues in our research, teaching, and intellectual life…

Location
Virtual via Zoom
By Invite Only
Transfer and Transmission: Visualizing the Global Plantation Work in Progress (WIP) presented by Prof. Anna Arabindan-Kesson
Sep 23, 2021, 12:00 pm

This talk, based on a new book project called An Empire State of Mind: Plantation Imaginaries and British Colonialism, focuses on the…

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Meditations from the Shoal with Tiffany King
Sep 22, 2021, 4:30 pm
Environmental Humanities and Social Transformation Colloquium

The Environmental Humanities and Social Transformation…

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Virtual via Zoom
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From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation & How the Cost of Policing Underfunds Us All
Sep 21, 2021, 8:00 pm

In From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, Princeton Professor of African-American Studies and 2020 Freedom Scholar Keeanga…

Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Accounts of Slavery: Money and Mobility among Enslaved People in Seventeenth-Century New Spain
Sep 21, 2021, 5:00 pm

The transpacific galleon trade enriched Mexican merchants, who relied on enslaved and free dependents to manage merchandise and cash. Hundreds of…

Location
Virtual via Zoom
Speakers
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2021 Princeton University Constitution Day Lecture
Sep 14, 2021, 4:30 pm

This year, professors Ruha Benjamin (AAS), Amaney Jamal (POL, SPIA), and Kevin Kruse (HIS) join, with AMS director Aisha Beliso-De Jesús moderating, in “What Kind of Republic? A Discussion on Democracy and the Constitution Today.” American Studies will present the conversation via Zoom webinar on Tuesday, Sept 14 at 4:30 pm ET, with Video Production Services live streaming to reach beyond Zoom audiences.

Location
virtual TBA
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Comparative Literature Reading Group
Sep 14, 2021, 4:30 pm

The Department of Comparative Literature is planning to host a two-year reading group centered on the works of American poet, novelist, essayist,…

Location
East Pyne 111
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Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism “curative / spaces” series
Sep 13, 2021, 4:30 pm
“He was running it like a plantation”: Psychiatric spaces and social death in the Jim Crow South

In this presentation…

Location
via Zoom
Speakers
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REACTIVATING MEMORY Shuffle Along and the Tulsa Race Massacre: A Centennial Symposium
Sep 10, 2021, 9:30 am

One hundred years ago, the dazzling all-Black Broadway musical

Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Global Publishing and the Making of Literary Worlds: Translation, Media, and Mobility
Jun 4, 2021, 12:00 am

A virtual conference and publication workshop for early career scholars

2020-2021 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Writing the Impossible” ft. Jorge L. Giovannetti-Torres, University of Puerto Rico
Apr 22, 2021, 4:30 pm
Location
via ZOOM | To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.
Speakers
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Black to the Future: My Adventures in Becoming Me
Apr 13, 2021, 4:30 pm
Location
via Zoom
Speaker
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2020-2021 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Writing the Impossible” ft. Matthew J. Smith, University College London
Apr 8, 2021, 4:30 pm
Location
via ZOOM | To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.
Speakers
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
  • Undergraduate Students
The Long Afterlife of Lynching in African American Southern Memory
Mar 31, 2021, 4:30 pm

Lynchings in the American…

Location
via ZOOM
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Literature for Justice: A Path Forward
Mar 31, 2021, 3:00 pm

The National Book Foundation launches the third and final year of Literature for Justice, a nationwide, book-based campaign that presents an annual reading list to further investigate the carceral system and urge readers forward. The event will feature this year’s committee members Susan Burton, Natalie Diaz, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., and Piper Kerman in conversation and selected authors—Dionne Brand (Ossuaries), Nicole R. Fleetwood (Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration), Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis and Opposition in Globalizing California), Sarah Haley (No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity), Kelly Lytle Hernández (City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965), and Albert Woodfox (Solitary). Moderated by Naomi Murakawa, author of The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America.

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Conversation with Artists Annalee Davis and Julie Gough
Mar 25, 2021, 8:00 pm

This event will bring together two contemporary artists, Annalee Davis and Julie Gough, in conversation with Dr. Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Art & Archaeology at Princeton University, for a discussion on how their artistic practices are invested in exploring and highlighting the medical and scientific legacies of imperialism.

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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2020-2021 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Writing the Impossible” ft. Michelle Moyd, Indiana University
Mar 25, 2021, 4:30 pm
Location
via ZOOM | To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.
Speakers
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Cascading Crises: Race, COVID-19, and the Matter of Life and Death
Mar 25, 2021, 4:30 pm

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and its particularly devastating effects on Black, Indigenous and other communities of color, served to increase the urgency of research I was already undertaking to situate contemporary racialized health disparities "in the wake" of slavery, was well as to nudge it in new directions. 

Location
via Zoom
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Mellon Forum on the Urban Environment // RESISTANCE
Mar 24, 2021, 4:30 pm

The Spring 2021 Mellon…

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via ZOOM
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Peter Kirstein Lecture Series 2021 with Professor Ruha Benjamin (Princeton University)
Mar 19, 2021, 10:30 am

In this talk, Ruha Benjamin explores a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity -- what she terms the “New Jim Code.”

Location
via Zoom
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  • Alumni
  • Undergraduate Students
Black Student Group Showcase
Mar 17, 2021, 8:00 pm

Connecting student groups with Black alumni for an opportunity to create lasting relationships

Location
via Zoom
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Gillett G. Griffin Memorial Lecture: Raina Lampkins-Fielder, Souls Grown Deep Foundation
Mar 5, 2021, 12:00 pm

Please join us for the annual Gillett G. Griffin Memorial Lecture with Raina Lampkins-Fielder, curator of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, as well as a program officer of the Foundation’s parent organization, the Souls Grown Deep Community Partnership, which supports the communities that gave rise to the 160 artists represented in its collection.

Location
via Zoom
Speaker
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2020-2021 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Writing the Impossible” ft. Erica Williams, Spelman College
Mar 4, 2021, 4:30 pm
Location
via ZOOM | To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.
Speakers
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
Prison Teaching Initiative Info Session: English, Languages, & Tutoring
Mar 4, 2021, 2:00 pm

The Prison Teaching Initiative is an all-volunteer organization based at Princeton University. PTI is committed to providing accredited college courses to incarcerated students in the state of New Jersey.

Location
via Zoom
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A Conversation with Public Intellectual Eddie Glaude, Jr on the Complex Dynamics of the American Experience
Mar 4, 2021, 2:00 pm

Glaude is joining us as part of the IGL-Fletcher School Conversation Series on Race, Justice and Equity.

Location
via Zoom
Speaker
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
Prison Teaching Initiative Info Session: Sciences (Bio & Chem) & Math
Mar 4, 2021, 10:00 am

The Prison Teaching Initiative is an all-volunteer organization based at Princeton University. PTI is committed to providing accredited college courses to incarcerated students in the state of New Jersey.

Location
via Zoom
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Risk, Relationships, and Refusal: How Relational Concerns Shape Personal Assessments of Risk and Mitigation
Mar 1, 2021, 12:00 pm

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a once-a-day HIV prevention pill, has proven to be highly effective at reducing infection, but the medication has not been widely adopted within disproportionately impacted communities. This article examines resistance to uptake by detailing how people assess their personal risk and the viability of mitigation options.

Location
via Zoom
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Graduate Students
AMS Colloquium: Khytie K. Brown
Mar 1, 2021, 12:00 pm

“Afro-Queer Journeys: The Intimacies of Spirit Travel in Jamaican Revival Zion Religion”

Location
via Zoom
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Graduate Students
PIIRS Graduate Winter and Spring Funding
Mar 1, 2021, 12:00 am

PIIRS regularly provides…

  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
Community Organizing 101 with Darren "Freedom" Green
Feb 26, 2021, 4:30 pm

Darren Green is a longtime Trenton activist, public speaker, and former mayoral candidate. As a part of the Organizing Stories workshop series, Green will lead a spirited workshop about the ins-and-outs of local organizing, exploring the integral role storytelling has played in his community outreach.

Location
via Zoom
Speaker
Undergraduate Students
Careers & Majors Alumni Panel Series: Social Sciences
Feb 24, 2021, 4:30 pm

Moderated by Natalia Cordova *17, the director of studies at Mathey College, this panel will feature alumni discussing the connections between their social sciences concentrations and career journeys.

Location
via Zoom
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Kelsey Christina Moss - Religion, Race, and Slavery in the Americas Lecture Series
Feb 23, 2021, 4:30 pm

Spiritual Racialization: Theologies of Race and Slavery in the Colonial Atlantic World

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via Zoom
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One Begins Again: Organizing & the Historical Imagination
Feb 20, 2021, 9:30 am

Location
via Zoom
Speakers
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2020-2021 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Writing the Impossible” ft. Lorgia García Peña, Harvard University
Feb 18, 2021, 4:30 pm

Location
via ZOOM | To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.
Speakers
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Intersections Working Group presents Yomaira C. Figueroa-Vásquez
Feb 16, 2021, 12:00 pm
Location
via Zoom
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What's in a Name? A Discussion with Princeton University and Public School Students
Feb 13, 2021, 3:00 pm

At this panel, students and teachers from Princeton Public Schools and Princeton University undergraduates will discuss their experiences advocating for these renamings. Why did these issues matter to them? What did they learn from being part of these important events? What can others gain from their experiences? As panelists reflect on these transformational moments in their communities, we will all have a chance to look back on a critical year for racial justice advocacy in Princeton and beyond.

Location
via Zoom