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2020-2021 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Writing the Impossible” ft. Minkah Makalani, Univeristy of Texas at Austin
Feb 11, 2021, 4:30 pm

“Writing the Impossible”: African American Studies and Critical Archival Praxis

This seminar explores approaches to archival research in the field of African American studies. Archives, as Michel-Rolph Trouillot reminds us, are not passive repositories of historical materials. Rather, the…

Location
via ZOOM | To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.
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  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
Intersections Theater Collective
Feb 9, 2021, 4:30 pm

This collective is a space to gather and hold conversations around being a BIPOC* theater maker at Princeton University. We offer this collective with the intention to help center the voices and needs of BIPOC students involved in theater and to build a community that can discuss, create, celebrate, grieve, and organize together.

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via Zoom
Undergraduate Students
"Know Your Black History" Kahootz Styled Trivia Game
Feb 6, 2021, 3:00 pm

The African American Studies Program at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is inviting undergraduate students to participate in a virtual Black History Month on Saturday February 6, 2021 at 2pm CST. Show off your knowledge and school pride will having the opportunity to win a $100 Visa gift card. To play, log into

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via Zoom
Graduate Students
Upward Mobility, Ethical Costs, and Inclusive Teaching: Part 2
Feb 5, 2021, 4:00 pm

"Strivers" — students from disadvantaged backgrounds seeking upward mobility through education — face unique challenges in college. What are the ethical costs of higher education for strivers, and what can colleges do to support them? And what can we do as graduate AIs to facilitate learning among students from different…

Location
via Zoom
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Undergraduate Students
PIIRS e-Summer Seminar Open House
Feb 3, 2021, 4:30 pm

Learn more about the e-summer seminars available this year at the PIIRS Open House with program faculty. Open to freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Register for the open house

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via Zoom
Undergraduate Students
Princeton Certificate Expo
Feb 2, 2021, 1:00 pm

A virtual opportunity to explore a range of certificate programs and get the inside scoop from current certificate holders!

Public / Open To All
This Is Your Dance Workshop: Creative Movement Meditation
Jan 31, 2021, 1:00 pm

This Is Your Dance is a collaborative and experimental dance thesis project by Princeton seniors Leila Ullmann ’21 and Ysabel Ayala ’21 that explores different ways to use movement and art to connect with ourselves, our surroundings, and other people.

Workshop 3:…
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via Zoom
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This Is Your Dance Workshop: Move. Write. Reflect.
Jan 28, 2021, 12:00 pm

This Is Your Dance is a collaborative and experimental dance thesis project by Princeton seniors Leila Ullmann ’21 and Ysabel Ayala ’21 that explores different ways to use movement and art to connect with ourselves, our surroundings, and other people.

Workshop 2:…
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via Zoom
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Big Tech, Data Science, AI and the University: What's at Stake for BlackLife
Jan 27, 2021, 2:30 pm

Universities globally are increasingly involved with private corporations. For example, universities develop and help commercialize technology. They also collect, use, and commercialize data, often in partnership with health care and public health.

The incentives to commercialize data and the ever increasing 

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via Zoom
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Undergraduate Students
Princeton Certificate Expo
Jan 26, 2021, 1:00 pm

A virtual opportunity to explore a range of certificate programs and get the inside scoop from current certificate holders!

Public / Open To All
Global Perspectives On local Issues: Race and Racial Healing In America
Jan 25, 2021, 6:00 pm

Join us for an evening of conversations with Rep. BarbaraLee (CA-13) and other distinguished panelists to examine current efforts in the U.S. to combat and mend systemic racism in the global context!

Location
via ZOOM
Public / Open To All
This Is Your Dance Workshop: Let’s take a breath, together.
Jan 24, 2021, 1:00 pm

This Is Your Dance is a collaborative and experimental dance thesis project by Princeton seniors Leila Ullmann ’21 and Ysabel Ayala ’21 that explores different ways to use movement and art to connect with ourselves, our surroundings, and other people.

Workshop 1: Let…
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via Zoom
Graduate Students
Upward Mobility, Ethical Costs, and Inclusive Teaching: Part 1
Jan 22, 2021, 4:00 pm

"Strivers" — students from disadvantaged backgrounds seeking upward mobility through education — face unique challenges in college. What are the ethical costs of higher education for strivers, and what can colleges do to support them? And what can we do as graduate AIs to facilitate learning among students from different…

Location
via Zoom
Speaker
Public / Open To All
From Chaos to Community: A Conversation with Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
Jan 21, 2021, 12:45 pm

Register here for From Chaos to Community: A Conversation with Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy, Our Racial Reckoning, and the Path Forward

Nationally…
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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
To Be Known and Heard: Systemic Racism and Princeton University Virtual Gallery & Roundtable Discussion
Jan 18, 2021, 6:00 pm

Join us for the unveiling of the virtual gallery “To Be Known and Heard: Systemic Racism and Princeton University.” This virtual gallery is a vibrant visual narrative experience that confronts the legacy of racism within the University’s history and present, shares historical and contemporary examples of anti-racist work at…

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via Zoom
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Time for Black Studies [Session Two]
Jan 18, 2021, 4:30 pm

In the wake of Covid-19 and uprisings in response to a climate of anti-blackness, join us for a conversation about time, temporality, and Black life: how time is racialized, how race is temporalized and how time is wielded as a tool of racialized violence. Why are some able to use time, while others are largely used and abused by it? Why is…

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via Zoom
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Time For Black Studies [Session One]
Jan 11, 2021, 4:30 pm

In the wake of Covid-19 and uprisings in response to a climate of anti-blackness, join us for a conversation about time, temporality, and Black life: how time is racialized, how race is temporalized and how time is wielded as a tool of racialized violence. Why are some able to use time, while others are largely used and abused by it? Why is…

Location
via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
Race in the COVID Era: A Disparate Impact
Dec 18, 2020, 4:00 pm

Join a conversation that will analyze and unpack how COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting and exacerbating health inequities within low-income, Native American, Indigenous, Black and Latinx communities. Panelists will discuss strategies to address inequities and disparities.

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via Zoom
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How To Be Naturally You in the Workplace
Nov 19, 2020, 4:30 pm

A panel of professionals will discuss bringing your authentic self to work in regards to your cultural appearance, background and experiences.

If you are a current student, please use your Princeton Zoom account to join this program at

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via Zoom
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Scriptural Roots: How Alex Haley Read 'America Great Again'
Nov 19, 2020, 4:30 pm

Register for this event:
https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErc-2vpjsjHNez5cpYNnth_0-VYGybQ4OB

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about…

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via Zoom
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t4t: A Trans Studies Symposium Day 4
Nov 19, 2020, 12:00 pm

The Trans Studies Symposium will bring together artists, scholars, and community organizers to be in dialogue about the current state of trans studies and movement building. Over four conversations, the symposium will help to unfurl the legacies of trans organizing, scholarship, art practices, and histories, and how we…

Location
via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
The Princeton Fugitive Slave: The Trials of James Collins Johnson
Nov 17, 2020, 4:30 pm

Lolita Buckner Inniss will be joined in conversation with Miguel Centeno, the Musgrave Professor of Sociology and Vice-Dean at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Inniss is speaking as the Anna and G. Mason Morfit ’97 Distinguished Visitor.

To register, please visit 

Location
via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
t4t: A Trans Studies Symposium Day 3
Nov 17, 2020, 12:00 pm

The Trans Studies Symposium will bring together artists, scholars, and community organizers to be in dialogue about the current state of trans studies and movement building. Over four conversations, the symposium will help to unfurl the legacies of trans organizing, scholarship, art practices, and histories, and how we…

Location
via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
4th Annual Humanities Colloquium (PAHC) on Africa and Digital Humanities
Nov 17, 2020, 12:00 am

DAY TWO

PANEL 2: Methods and Sources for African Digital Humanities (November 17, 10am-12pm)

Chao Tayiana – African Digital Heritage – chao@africandigitalheritage.com

Eleni…

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via Zoom
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Electoral Aftermath: Can We Still Begin Again?
Nov 16, 2020, 4:30 pm

 

A conversation with Professor Eddie S. Glaude Jr., author of Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, moderated by Keri Day, associate professor of constructive theology and African American religion.

About the Speaker

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is an intellectual who speaks to the…

Location
via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
AMS Workshop: Colloquium with Andrew Curley
Nov 16, 2020, 12:00 pm
Abstract Authors: Andrew Curley and Sara Smith

For a decade, geography has been grappling with a proliferation of cenes: the Anthropocene, the Capitalocene, the Plantationocene. Through the theorization of each of these cenes, human impact on global ecologies is defined in epochs, paying particular attention to industrialization, the…

Location
via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
4th Annual Humanities Colloquium (PAHC) on Africa and Digital Humanities
Nov 16, 2020, 12:00 am

DAY ONE

KEYNOTE: Address and Responses (November 16, 10am-12pm ET)

Speaker:

Evelyn Fogwe Chibaka – University of Buea/CaPROWNefogwe@yahoo.com

Respondents:

Angel David Nieves –…

Location
via Zoom
Undergraduate Students
[Call For Submissions] Northeast Modern Language Association Research Opportunity
Nov 15, 2020, 12:00 am

The Annual Convention annually features a separate Undergraduate Research Forum in the form of poster presentations. Students are invited to give 3- to 5-minute presentations on their research followed by a networking event. This is an opportunity for aspiring scholars to discuss their research with peers, graduate students…

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Fund for Irish Studies: Symposium on “The 175th Anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s Tour of Ireland”
Nov 13, 2020, 4:30 pm
Event Overview

Professor of History Christine Kinealy (Quinnipiac University), Colum McCann (author of TransAtlantic), and Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies Autumn Womack (Princeton University) lead a symposium on “The 175th Anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s Tour of Ireland,” moderated…

Location
via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
A Talk with Leah Aden, Deputy Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund
Nov 13, 2020, 3:00 pm

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presents a Friday Forum: A Talk with Leah Aden, Deputy Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, on Voting Rights and Justice Issues. Please RSVP to coopersmith@princeton.edu and join the event via

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via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
t4t: A Trans Studies Symposium Day 2
Nov 12, 2020, 12:00 pm

The Trans Studies Symposium will bring together artists, scholars, and community organizers to be in dialogue about the current state of trans studies and movement building. Over four conversations, the symposium will help to unfurl the legacies of trans organizing, scholarship, art practices, and histories, and how we…

Location
via Zom
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Public / Open To All
The Real Sister Act: Confronting the Uneasy History of Racial Segregation & Exclusion in Female Religious Life
Nov 11, 2020, 6:00 pm

How do the lived experiences of Black Catholic sisters challenge and revise dominant narratives of the U.S. Catholic experience? Join us for a lecture by Shannen Dee Williams, the Albert Lepage Assistant Professor of History at Villanova University. In this talk, Dr. Williams will examine the largely hidden history of anti…

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via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
Race in France: Can We Be Black in a Country Where Race Does Not Exist?
Nov 11, 2020, 4:30 pm

Rokhaya Diallo is a French journalist, writer, and award-winning filmmaker widely recognized for her work which dismantles the barricades of racism and sexism through the promotion of equality and pluralism. TV host and a pundit on several French and international networks, Rokhaya is also a contributor to several…

Location
via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
t4t: A Trans Studies Symposium Day 1
Nov 10, 2020, 12:00 pm

The Trans Studies Symposium will bring together artists, scholars, and community organizers to be in dialogue about the current state of trans studies and movement building. Over four conversations, the symposium will help to unfurl the legacies of trans organizing, scholarship, art practices, and histories, and how we…

Location
via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
Modern Europe Workshop: "Singing like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms
Nov 10, 2020, 12:00 pm

This meeting will be held via Zoom. Registration is required to attend. To register, visit:

https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlf…

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via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
Joan Scott & Adam Shatz in Conversation: On the Judgement of History
Nov 9, 2020, 6:00 pm

In the face of conflict and despair, we often console ourselves by saying that history will be the judge. Today’s oppressors may escape being held responsible for their crimes, but the future will condemn them. Those who stand up for progressive values are on the right side of history. As ideas once condemned to the dustbin…

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Mellon Forum: The Geography of the Post-Pandemic City
Nov 6, 2020, 12:00 pm

This final panel in the series is dedicated to the pandemic’s impacts on the human geography of the city, as seen from social, economic, racial, architectural, and public health perspectives. Panelists will address the impact of the social effects of epidemiology and public health policy, as well as the diverse…

Location
via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
Touched by the Mother
Nov 5, 2020, 6:30 pm

In this lecture, Huey Copeland will provide an overview of his work on and approach to modern and contemporary art, with a focus on his forthcoming collection of essays, interviews, and reviews, Touched by the Mother: On Black Men, the Aesthetic Field, and other Feminist Horizons (1966-2016). This volume encompasses a range…

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via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
Race to the Future? Reimagining the Default Settings of Technology & Society
Nov 5, 2020, 5:00 pm

From everyday apps to complex algorithms, technology has the potential to hide, speed, and deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to racist practices of a previous era. In this talk, Ruha Benjamin explores a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity -- what she terms the …

Location
via Zoom
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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
2020-2021 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Writing the Impossible” ft. Shana L. Redmond
Nov 5, 2020, 4:30 pm
Location
via ZOOM | To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.
Speakers
Public / Open To All
Observation and Diagnosis: Pathologizing Bodies, Medicalizing Space in the British Empire
Nov 5, 2020, 12:00 pm

An event as part of the multi-part conference programme 'British Art and Natural Forces'
Keynote lecture by Anna Arabindan-Kesson

Over the last three decades art historians have increasingly turned their attention to how Empire plays an important force in the production and circulation of British Art. In particular these…

Location
via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
Debt, Race, and Health: Medical Deportations and Narratives of the Burdensome Migrant
Nov 5, 2020, 12:00 pm

Lisa Sun-Hee Park (University of California, Santa Barbara) will present a GSS Work-in-Progress talk titled "Debt, Race, and Health: Medical Deportations and Narratives of the Burdensome Migrant."

For years, hospitals across the U.S. have quietly…

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via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
The Day After: Key Election Questions and Where We Are Now
Nov 4, 2020, 4:00 pm

Join a panel of faculty members as they discuss the election, where we are now, and what key questions to have front of mind moving forward.

Watch LIVE on Princeton University’s 

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Online via Facebook Live, Twitter and YouTube
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Careers in Academic Publishing
Nov 4, 2020, 12:30 pm

Join us for a career focused workshop with the Princeton University Press staff who will provide insight about the daily job duties and individual career paths leading up to their current position with the Press. Q&A to follow. Open to undergraduate and graduate students in the Humanities. 

Guest Speaker:…

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via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
Race in France: Talking about Race in Nineteenth-Century France: Ethics and the Impact of Distance
Nov 2, 2020, 4:30 pm

Jennifer Yee is Professor of Literature in French at the University of Oxford. She completed her undergraduate studies in Sydney and her postgraduate studies in Paris. Her main research and teaching fields are in literature in French from 1721 to the present, with particular interests in colonialism and postcolonial issues,…

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via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
Combahee Experimental: Black Women's Experimental Filmmaking – Experiments in Narrative
Oct 29, 2020, 6:00 pm

The Program in Visual Arts presents a series of conversations and film screenings that celebrate the work of Black women filmmakers and their unique cinematic contributions to contemporary visual culture. Co-curated by award-winning multi-media artist Simone Leigh and Black feminist theorist of visual culture and contemporary art Tina Campt,…

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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
2020-2021 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Writing the Impossible” ft. Annette Joseph-Gabriel
Oct 29, 2020, 4:30 pm
Location
via ZOOM | To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.
Speakers
Public / Open To All
ArtNow! - Anna Arabindan-Kesson
Oct 28, 2020, 6:00 pm

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This talk examines the visual relationship between the cotton trade and the…

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