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AAS Class Day 2022
May 23, 2022, 1:00 pm

We are happy to announce our 2022 Class Day Ceremony and Reception.

Location
Class of 1936 Garden, Maclean House
AAS Alumni Mix & Mingle
May 20, 2022, 2:30 pm

It's that time again. Join us to celebrate another year of old friends and new connections. We will raise a glass to the Class of 2020! 

Please help us get the word out by sharing this and tagging your classmates.

If you have any special dietary restrictions, please contact Dionne Worthy (dworthy@princeton.edu)…

Location
Morrison Hall
Public / Open To All
IMAGINE MORE: Racial Justice Begins With Us
May 17, 2022, 6:00 pm

Reaching Equity in Education is the fourth installment in the IMAGINE MORE: Racial Justice Begins with Us virtual series. This session will explore the root causes of educational segregation and funding disparities in our state's education system and offer solutions, including pending legal action, to ensure all New Jersey students succeed.

Location
Via Zoom
Speakers
Public / Open To All
Repatriation Debate
May 12, 2022, 8:30 pm
This House Would Repatriate Contested Artefacts

Whether the Elgin Marbles should be returned is a perennial question. Amidst increasing scrutiny of symbols of Europe’s colonial past, multiple states and the UN have called for the return of contested cultural property. From the Koh-i-Noor Diamond and the Rosetta Stone, to the Benin Bronzes…

Location
The Oxford Union
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Public / Open To All
Princeton Research Day
May 5, 2022, 12:00 pm

Princeton Research Day celebrates the research and creative endeavors of the campus-wide community. Now in its seventh consecutive year, the event highlights work from across all disciplines, including the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, the arts and humanities.

Eligible presenters include undergraduates, graduate…

Public / Open To All
Assata Taught Me: State Violence, Racial Capitalism, and the Movement for Black Lives
May 4, 2022, 6:00 pm

Black Panther and Cuban exile Assata Shakur has inspired generations of radical protest, including the contemporary movement for Black lives. Drawing its title from one of Americas foremost revolutionaries, this collection explores how social protest is challenging our current system of state violence and mass incarceration. Join us for a…

Location
Labyrinth Books Princeton
Speakers
Public / Open To All
Art Hx 2022 Symposium
Apr 29, 2022, 10:30 am

As the culmination of a yearlong programming series, Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism presents our 2022 symposium: curative / spaces

Bringing together artists, curators, writers, organizers, and academics, …

Location
Via Zoom
Speaker
Public / Open To All
Faculty In Conversation at Labyrinth Books: “The Matter of Black Living”
Apr 28, 2022, 6:00 pm

Join Autumn Womack, in conversation with Imani Perry, to discuss her new book" The Matter of Black Living: The Aesthetic Experiment of Racial Data, 1880-1930" at Labyrinth Books.

The Matter of Black Living excavates the dynamic interplay between racial data and Black aesthetic production that shaped late nineteenth-century social,…

Location
Labyrinth Books
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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
"Hidden in Full View: the intersection of history, policy, and activism for truth and racial healing": A Discussion with Dr. Charles Chavis
Apr 28, 2022, 1:00 pm

Dr. Charles L. Chavis, Jr. is an author, filmmaker, activist, and professor. He is the author of the ground-breaking book The Silent Shore: The Lynching of Matthew Williams and the Politics of Racism in the Free State, which was praised by …

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Public / Open To All
Art Hx 2022 Symposium
Apr 28, 2022, 9:00 am

As the culmination of a yearlong programming series, Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism presents our 2022 symposium: curative / spaces

  

Bringing together artists, curators, writers, organizers…

Location
Via Zoom
Speaker
Public / Open To All
Humanities on the Edge presents: Anna Arabindan-Kesson
Apr 21, 2022, 5:30 pm

Professor Anna Arabindan-Kesson will be giving a lecture titled “Plantation Imaginaries: Immigrant Forms and Forms of Enclosure,” as part of UNL's Humanities on Edge lecture series. The series aims to "promote cross-disciplinary conversation and theoretical research in the Humanities."

 

Location
Sheldon Museum of Art Room: Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium
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Public / Open To All
Artist Conversation: Elizabeth Colomba and Autumn Womack
Apr 21, 2022, 5:30 pm

The artist Elizabeth Colomba and Autumn Womack, assistant professor of English and African American Studies at Princeton University, discuss the significance of Colomba’s portrayal of the eighteenth-century poet Phillis Wheatley (on view in the exhibition Repainting the…

Location
Virtual via Zoom
Speakers
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
#TravelingWhileBlack
Apr 21, 2022, 5:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Black students, faculty and staff at Princeton on the benefits and challenges of travel, study, and research abroad.

A livestream for this event is also available via a Zoom webinar. Attendees who are interested in attending virtually much 

Location
Louis A. Simpson International Building, A71
Speakers
Public / Open To All
A Symposium on Franklin Knight: His Scholarship, Impact, and Legacy
Apr 14, 2022, 9:30 am

9:30 am-11:00 pm – Franklin W. Knight’s Scholarly Project

Patrick Bryan (University of the West Indies, Mona Barry Higman (Australian National University) Michelle Johnson (York University) Brian Meeks (Brown University) Blanca Silvestrini (University of Connecticut)

11:30-1:30 pm- 

Location
Johns Hopkins University (Hybrid)
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
Dance Conversation: Crossing Paths
Apr 13, 2022, 4:30 pm

In this conversation, renowned movement artists Dianne McIntyre and Dyane Harvey reflect on their remarkable and storied careers in dance. Exploring moments across their nearly five-decade-long relationship, they’ll share their experiences on the stage and beyond. The discussion is moderated by Jasmine Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of…

Location
Hearst Dance Theater
Speakers
Public / Open To All
Laura Edwards & Margot Canaday: Only the Clothes on Her Back -- Clothing and the Hidden History of Power in the 19th century U.S.
Apr 12, 2022, 6:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of Professor Edwards’ innovative recasting of US legal and economic history through the power of clothing for those who lacked power and status in American society.

What can dresses, bedlinens, waistcoats, pantaloons, shoes, and kerchiefs tell us about the legal status of the least powerful members of American…

Location
Labyrinth Books Princeton
Speakers
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2021-2022 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Plantation Effects” ft. Professor Deborah Thomas and Annalee Davis
Apr 12, 2022, 4:30 pm
Plantation Effects: Visual Ecologies of Race, Place and Labor

This seminar examines the multiple iterations of the plantation, and to draw from Katherine McKittrick, the kinds of futures it brings forth for us now. The plantation might be, to paraphrase Krista Thompson and Huey…

Location
Virtual
Speakers
Public / Open To All
Emergent Ecologies: In the Tense of a Black and Indigenous Feminist ‘Future-Now’
Apr 12, 2022, 4:30 pm

King’s 2022 Anschutz lecture will attend to the keywords “futurity,” “ecologies,” and “experimentation” as they circulate within Black and Indigenous feminist traditions. Reflecting on the spring course “Black and Indigenous Feminist Survival and Experimentation in the Americas” as well as her own practices of ecological reorientation, King…

Location
East Pyne Hall, Room 010
Speaker
Public / Open To All
Tech In Conversation: Imagining Radical Tech Futures
Apr 11, 2022, 4:30 pm

While scholars often examine the ways in which technologies fail and marginalize communities, this event focuses on an equally critical goal of adopting an abolitionist mindset – one that simultaneously asks how can we build new and life-affirming systems, while tearing down others that inflict harm.

This panel brings together three…

Location
Center for Information Technology Policy, Sherrerd Hall (with Zoom option)
Speakers
Public / Open To All
Lyric Education as a Practice of Freedom
Apr 6, 2022, 4:30 pm

This talk explores the poetry and pedagogy that emerged from organizing spaces of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the Voting Rights Campaign in the US South in 1963 and 1964: namely the SNCC mass meetings and Freedom Schools in Mississippi. Poetic reading practices emerging from this political movement not only shaped…

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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
Organizing Stories: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein and Selma James
Apr 6, 2022, 12:15 pm

Join us for a conversation with Professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Black feminist theorist and theoretical physicist and author of The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred

Location
Virtual via Zoom
Speakers
Public / Open To All
Intersections Working Group: Race, Difference and Social Justice Lecture Series presents Prof. Sasha-Mae Eccleston
Apr 5, 2022, 4:30 pm

The Intersections Lecture Series this year represents a department wide collaboration to bring to campus scholars whose work on race, difference, and social justice has remapped disciplinary boundaries and redefined how we think about the relationship between critical theory and social activism. 
Join us on April 5, 2022 at 4…

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Public / Open To All
Has Anything Changed? New Strategies and Adaptive Methodologies in Art History Since Covid-19
Apr 2, 2022, 11:00 am

About the Symposium

The symposium centers on the theme of changes at a time of global crises. More specifically, it calls on participants to consider the effects of COVID-19 on scholarship in the humanities. Contributors to the symposium investigate how people and institutions must adapt to changing global…

  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
Oral Histories Training with Professor Gill Frank
Apr 2, 2022, 10:00 am

The workshop will be virtual and led by Professor Gill Frank, Historian of Sexuality and Religion, and postdoc at the University of Virginia. We are purposely keeping the workshop sizes small, so your spot is a valuable one! Please make sure to mark your calendar and commit to participating in the workshop.

The training will cover:

Location
Virtual via Zoom
Public / Open To All
Anna Arabindan-Kesson NYU Lecture
Mar 31, 2022, 6:30 pm

Professor Anna Arabindan-Kesson will be speaking at NYU.

Location
Via Zoom
Speaker
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
Assembling a Black Counterculture with DeForrest Brown
Mar 30, 2022, 4:30 pm

DeForrest Brown constructs the history of electronic musicalongside Black experiences in industrialized labor systems.This talk will illuminate the mechanics of American mainstreamcultural production and reinstate electronic music from a Blacktheoretical perspective.

Location
Virtual via Zoom
Speaker
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
Black Earth Film Series: The Call of Mist (Redux) and Handsworth Songs by John Akomfrah
Mar 29, 2022, 6:00 pm

Filmmaker John Akomfrah screens two of his films. The Call of Mist (Redux), set on a remote Scottish island, is an elegy to his late mother and a vivid meditation on death, memory and cloning. Initially commissioned in 1998 for the BBC, the 2012 re-edited version incorporates additional images that were removed from the television version,…

Location
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Speaker
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2021-2022 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Plantation Effects” ft. Dr. Tao Leigh Goffe
Mar 29, 2022, 4:30 pm
Plantation Effects: Visual Ecologies of Race, Place and Labor

This seminar examines the multiple iterations of the plantation, and to draw from Katherine McKittrick, the kinds of futures it brings forth for us now. The plantation might be, to paraphrase Krista Thompson and Huey…

Location
Virtual
Speaker
Public / Open To All
Has Anything Changed? New Strategies and Adaptive Methodologies in Art History Since Covid-19
Mar 29, 2022, 12:00 pm

About the Symposium

The symposium centers on the theme of changes at a time of global crises. More specifically, it calls on participants to consider the effects of COVID-19 on scholarship in the humanities. Contributors to the symposium investigate how people and institutions must adapt to changing global…

Public / Open To All
James Baldwin Lecture Series: "The Limits Of The Quantitative Approach To Discrimination" (CANCELED)
Mar 28, 2022, 5:00 pmCanceled

It is with deepest regret that we announce that we must postpone this year’s Baldwin Lecture.  We extend our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, and will update you as soon as we can reschedule.  Thank you for your continued support of AAS.

Location
100 Robertson Hall (PUIDs Only) / Virtual, via Zoom
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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
Who's Afraid of Rachel Dolezal? Or, Whiteness as Impasse
Mar 28, 2022, 4:30 pm
Location
East Pyne 111
Speaker
Public / Open To All
Creation Otherwise: Black Religion & Climate Catastrophe
Mar 24, 2022, 7:00 pm

A Lecture with J. Kameron Carter

Location
Nassau Inn, Prince William Room
Speaker
Public / Open To All
Poems into Pictures: Representing the Song of Hiawatha In Black Diaspora Art
Mar 24, 2022, 6:30 pm

An epic in its time, The Song of Hiawatha by Henry W Longfellow had a long afterlife in visual art. Anna Arabindan-Kesson's paper focuses on the work of Robert S Duncanson, Robert Douglass Jr. and Edmonia Lewis, three artists who included representations of Native Americans in their artistic production. Thinking of these works as sites of…

Location
Virtual via Zoom
Speaker
Public / Open To All
Works-in-Progress Jules Gill-Peterson (Johns Hopkins)
Mar 24, 2022, 12:00 pm

How to do the History of Trans Femininity

Is trans femininity part of the history of women, or the history of gay people? Is trans womanhood one subdivision of a general category of transgender, or does it have its own unique history? Is the trans prefix ultimately a Western word, or does it bear a global history in Black…

Location
Virtual via Zoom
Speaker
Public / Open To All
Reflections on AAS Lecture Series: "Silos, Silences, Solidarities and the (Im)possibilities of Thinking Pasts/Futures Otherwise"
Mar 23, 2022, 5:00 pm

Is it necessary and urgent to reach beyond disciplinary formations that silo the thought and being of black, indigenous and other peoples of color into discrete frameworks of knowledge in order to imagine and build new solidarities and resistance movements for the future? 

Location
Virtual, via Zoom
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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
Black Earth Film Series: Kahlil Joseph, Onye Anyanwu, and Bradford Young
Mar 22, 2022, 6:00 pm

The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts presents the final two events in the Black Earth Film Series organized by Princeton professor Deana Lawson in collaboration with Visiting Professor Tina Campt. The first event, on Tuesday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m., will feature a conversation with filmmakers Kahlil Joseph, Onye Anyanwu, and…

Location
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Speakers
Undergraduate Students
Incorporating a Normative Component Into Your Thesis Prospectus – and Your Thesis
Mar 21, 2022, 4:30 pm

Learn helpful information to integrate a normative component into your thesis prospectus and your thesis. The thesis prospectus is due in early fall --  you can get a head start on formulating your normative component now. It will save you time this summer and lighten your early fall semester load!

 

Chair:  …

Location
101 Marx Hall
Speakers
Public / Open To All
Virtual Conference | A Meeting at the Crossroads
Mar 19, 2022, 11:30 am

The intellectual legacy and era of Albert Raboteau and his contemporaries profoundly shaped the field of African American religion. His groundbreaking classic book, Slave Religion: The “Invisible Institution” in the Antebellum South (1979), transformed how scholars and students understand enslaved people’s religious…

Location
Virtual via Zoom
  • By Invite Only
  • Undergraduate Students
AAS Sophomore Open House
Mar 18, 2022, 12:00 pm

Interested in concentrating or getting a certificate in African American Studies? Curious about what you can do with your African American Studies degree?

Please join our concentrators along with our Director of Undergraduate Studies as we discuss our Department's culture, curriculum, advising, and opportunities as…

Location
Morrison Hall, Room 104
Speakers
Public / Open To All
Anna Arabindan-Kesson at Brown University 2021-2022 Lecture Series: "On Speculation"
Mar 16, 2022, 5:30 pm

Professor Anna Arabindan-Kesson will be discussing her book Black Bodies, White Gold: Art, Cotton, and Commerce in the Atlantic World as part of the On Speculation lecture series at Brown University. The series aims to "provoke new questions about and imagine visionary new approaches to,…

Location
Brown University, List Art Center 120
Speaker
Public / Open To All
2021-22 Holmes Lecture: Tyehimba Jess
Mar 16, 2022, 5:00 pm

Tyehimba Jess, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and current Holmes Visiting Professor, presents the 2021-2022 Theodore H. Holmes ’51 and Bernice Holmes Lecture. Jess will give a reading and meditation on “What it be like? Docupoetics of the Failing Empire.”

ABOUT TYEHIMBA JESS

Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry,…

Location
Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex
Speaker
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2021-2022 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Plantation Effects” ft. Dr. Krista Thompson (CANCELED)
Mar 15, 2022, 4:30 pmCanceled
Plantation Effects: Visual Ecologies of Race, Place and Labor

This seminar examines the multiple iterations of the plantation, and to draw from Katherine McKittrick, the kinds of futures it brings forth for us now. The plantation might be, to paraphrase Krista Thompson and Huey…

Location
Virtual
Speaker
Public / Open To All
C.K. Williams Reading by Brandon Taylor
Mar 14, 2022, 5:00 pm

A reading by Brandon Taylor, whose novel Real Life was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, and eight creative writing seniors. The C.K. Williams Reading Series showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests.

Featured Student Readers:

Location
Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex
Speaker
Public / Open To All
Art Hx: A Conversation with curator Natalie Willis
Mar 14, 2022, 4:30 pm

British-Bahamian curator and cultural worker Natalie Willis will discuss her curatorial practice, how it is shaped by a motivation to care for people and histories, and a recent exhibition she organized on medicine, memory, and public health in the Bahamas.

This event is organized as a part of Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of…

Location
Virtual via Zoom
Speaker
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
Mar 10, 2022, 5:30 pm

Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s presentation will examine the ways that housing policies inspired and shaped by private sector organizations undermined the federal government's ability to enforce fair housing rules and regulations long after the passage of the Fair Housing Act.

This event is part of the Institute's…

Location
Wolfensohn Hall / Virtual via Zoom
Speaker
Public / Open To All
Tomás Harris Visiting Professorship- Anna Arabindan-Kesson 2022 Lecture
Mar 10, 2022

Professor Anna Arabindan-Kesson will be giving a two-part lecture at University College London.

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Public / Open To All
Tomás Harris Visiting Professorship- Anna Arabindan-Kesson 2022 Lecture
Mar 8, 2022

Professor Anna Arabindan-Kesson will be giving a two-part lecture at University College London.

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Public / Open To All
Ben Okri in Conversation with Chika Okeke-Agulu
Mar 3, 2022, 7:00 pm

The celebrated Nigerian author discusses his newly released fable "Every Leaf a Hallelujah" and the reprint of his classic novel "Astonishing the Gods" with Princeton University's Chika Okeke-Agulu.

One of Nigeria’s most celebrated authors, Ben Okri is the author of many post-colonial novels, poetry, short story…

Location
Virtual via Zoom
Speakers
Public / Open To All
Ancient and Modern Body Worlds in Ancient Egyptian Art
Mar 3, 2022, 6:30 pm

Ancient Egyptian art is full of bodies, a fact that has not been lost on modern Western audiences who have long delighted in mummies, reliefs of kings “walking like an Egyptian”, and the miniature proportions of shabti figurines, workers for the afterlife who were included by the hundred in tombs.

This talk will argue that the…

Location
Virtual via Zoom
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