Event Archive

 Please keep in mind that all the events listed below have since past. As a reference, we created a space for past AAS events to be archived. 

 

AAS Class Day 2019

Mon, Jun 3, 2019, 1:00 pm
We are happy to announce our 2019 Class Day Ceremony and Reception. This year, we are welcoming our second class of Concentrators and our newest class of Certificate Students.
Location: Carl A. Fields Center
Audience: Public / Open To All

2019 AAS Alumni Mix & Mingle

Fri, May 31, 2019, 2:00 pm
It's that time again! May 31st will be our Annual AAS Alumni Mix & Mingle. We hope you'll be there to celebrate another year of new friends, and old connections. Help us get the word out by sharing this and tagging your classmates — more information to be announced.
Location: Stanhope Hall
Audience: Alumni

"Frantz Fanon and the Politics of a Global Anti-imperialism," A Workshop on the Manuscript of Anuja Bose

Wed, May 29, 2019, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Location: Marx Hall, Room 301
Audience: Public / Open To All

Keynote Address with Ruha Benjamin and 2019 Critical Race and Digital Studies Conference: Race, Technology, & the Future: Setting the Agenda

Tue, May 28, 2019, 5:00 pm

This one-day International Communication Association post-conference on, seeks to bring together established and emerging scholars of race and technology to critically reflect on ways that race and inequality structurally organizes and manifests in digital architectures, individual and collective identities, local and global communities,...

Location: NYU Washington, DC Abramson Family Auditorium 1307 L St, NW
Audience: Public / Open To All
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"No Yankee Rule for Us": Annexation Rumors and the Interwar Circum-Caribbean Black Press

Wed, May 1, 2019, 5:00 pm

In the aftermath of World War I, rumors that the United States was planning to annex the islands of the British West Indies swept across the Caribbean, sparking panics in Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados, Grenada, and elsewhere.

Location: MIT Building 4, Room 270
Audience: Public / Open To All
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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Leadership Institute Scholarship

Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 11:59 pm

Audience: Undergraduate Students
Tags: Announcement

Religion as a Category of Analysis: Discussion with Jessica Delgado

Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 12:00 pm
Scholars of gender, sexuality, and race generally understand these as categories of analysis rather than simply areas, subjects, or objects of study. Many scholars of religion—particularly those who are also interested in gender, or sexuality, and race—understand religion in the same way. What is gained for scholars of gender, sexuality, and race...
Location: 130 Corwin Hall Seminar Room
Audience: Graduate Students

Elaine Pagels & Wallace Best In Conversation: Why Religion? A Personal Story

Mon, Apr 29, 2019, 6:00 pm
Why is religion still around in the twenty-first century? Why do so many still believe? And how do various traditions still shape the way people experience everything from sexuality to politics, whether they are religious or not? In Why Religion? Elaine Pagels looks to her own life to help address these questions. She will talk about her new book...
Location: Labyrinth Books Princeton
Audience: Public / Open To All
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A Conversation with Taiye Idahor and Chika Okeke-Agulu

Thu, Apr 25, 2019, 5:30 pm

Join us for a conversation between the Nigerian multimedia artist Taiye Idahor, the 2019 Sarah Lee Elson, Class of 1984, International Artist-in-Residence, and Princeton Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu as they discuss Idahor’s practice, her interest in history, architecture, and popular culture, and the changing art scene in Lagos. A reception in...

Location: McCosh Hall / 10
Audience: Public / Open To All
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The Genres of Slavery

Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 4:30 pm

Location: Chancellor Green 103
Audience: Public / Open To All
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Beyond The Majors Night

Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 4:30 pm

Location: Computer Science Building, Room 104
Audience: Undergraduate Students
Tags: Announcement

Archives Brown Bag

Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Location: Dickinson 210
Audience: Graduate Students
Speaker(s):

Princeton University Public Lectures | Race, Gender and the Law: Anita Hill in Conversation with Imani Perry

Thu, Apr 18, 2019, 8:00 pm

Location: Richardson Auditorium
Audience: Public / Open To All
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Solitary: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox

Wed, Apr 17, 2019, 5:00 pm

Location: Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room A17
Audience: Public / Open To All
Speaker(s):
Tags: Lecture

[UPDATED] From Black Power to Black Empowerment

Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm

A new phrase entered the English lexicon in the late 1960s. Amidst growing calls for “community control” and reparations for slavery the United Methodist Board of Missions announced a $1.3 million grant supporting what they termed “black empowerment”. At the time, few paid attention to what was, in effect, a re-appropriation of Black Power.

Location: Seminar Room 201, Stanhope Hall
Audience: Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Speaker(s):
Tags: Lecture

Schwarzman Scholars Program Information Session

Mon, Apr 15, 2019, 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm

Mr. Stephen Schwarzman, the Chairman and CEO of Blackstone Group, and Dr. Robert Garris of the Schwarzman Scholars Program, will present an overview of this scholarship in China, endowed by Mr. Schwarzman.

Location: Lewis Library, 120
Audience: Undergraduate Students
Tags: Announcement

Luce Scholars Program Information Session

Thu, Apr 11, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Can you imagine how spending a postgraduate year in Asia could be transformative to your future professional career? Learn about the Luce Scholars Program, a yearlong individualized professional postgraduate placement in Asia for U.S. citizens and recent alumni in any concentration except East Asian studies.

Location: Simpson International Building, A66
Audience: Undergraduate Students
Tags: Announcement

Film Screening: Toni Morrison’s “The Foreigner’s Home”

Wed, Apr 10, 2019, 5:00 pm
The Foreigner’s Home explores Toni Morrison’s artistic and intellectual vision through “The Foreigner’s Home,” her 2006 exhibition at the Louvre. Through exclusive footage of Morrison in dialogue with artists, along with extensive archival footage, music, and animation, the film presents a series of candid and incisive exchanges about race,...
Location: Princeton Garden Theatre
Audience: Public / Open To All
Speaker(s):

ReachOut, Sachs Global, Dale & Labouisse Information Session

Wed, Apr 10, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Please attend this session to learn about these excellent Princeton fellowship opportunities that undergraduates apply to during the fall semester of their senior year to fund projects undertaken following graduation. This is a great opportunity to design your own project.

Location: Simpson International Building, Davis Multipurpose Rooms B60–62 (one level below the Office of International Programs)
Audience: Undergraduate Students
Tags: Announcement

General Fellowships Information Session

Thu, Apr 4, 2019, 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

This informal evening session will review major fellowship opportunities, including the Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Schwarzman, Dale, Sachs, Labouisse, and ReachOut awards. Dr. Steve Gump will discuss the application process and how these postgraduate opportunities can contribute to your academic and professional development. We’ll have time...

Location: Dillon Tower Conference Room, Dillon Gym
Audience: Undergraduate Students
Tags: Announcement

Churchill, Hertz, NSF & NDSEG Scholarship Information Session

Wed, Apr 3, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Dr. Michael Morse, Executive Director of the Churchill Foundation and a Princeton alumnus, will present an overview of the Churchill Scholarship, which funds graduate study in STEM fields at Churchill College, Cambridge. He will discuss the application process and address questions.

Location: Simpson International Building, A71
Audience: Undergraduate Students
Tags: Announcement

Screening of The Green Book: Guide to Freedom

Tue, Apr 2, 2019, 7:30 pm

 

Location: Princeton Garden Theatre
Audience: Public / Open To All

AAS Sophomore Open House

Thu, Mar 28, 2019, 4:30 pm
Are you thinking about concentrating or getting a certificate in African American Studies?

Please join fellow concentrators and the Director of Undergraduate Studies who will provide insights into the departmental life, curriculum, advising, and opportunities.  We look forward to meeting you!


Refreshments will be served...

Location: Barfield – Johnson Seminar Room (201 Stanhope Hall)
Audience: Undergraduate Students

Domestic Cages: A Black Feminist Reconsideration of Carceral History

Wed, Mar 27, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Location: 210 Dickinson Hall
Audience: Public / Open To All
Speaker(s):

Brown Matter, Noisy Flesh — A Conversation with Amber Jamilla Musser & Xandra Ibarra

Tue, Mar 26, 2019, 4:30 pm
INTERSECTIONS  WORKING  GROUP  PRESENTS   BROWN MATTER, NOISY FLESH

 

Location: McCormick 106, Princeton University Art Museum
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Remorseless Cannibals And Loving Scribes: Samples and Highlights from Princeton University's Collection of Ethiopian Manuscripts (1500s-1900s)

Tue, Mar 12, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
​​​​​​Princeton University has the most significant collection of Ethiopian manuscripts in the Americas. Written in the ancient African language of Gəˀəz, these documents represent seven centuries of vibrant literary and artistic creativity on the part of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.  One of the most important of these texts, and the most richly...
Location: Firestone Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, C Floor
Audience: Public / Open To All
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Race & The NFL: A Conversation with Michael Bennett

Mon, Mar 11, 2019, 7:00 pm
For this particular Sports, Race and Society Lecture, we will be featuring a conversation with NFL Player and Activist, Michael Bennett. This discussion, moderated by Eddie Glaude, will explore the influence and relationship of the NFL to community issues around race and the black experience.
Location: Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University
Audience: Public / Open To All
Speaker(s):

Refuge For The Homeless: Adorno, Jazz, and Black Dwelling

Thu, Mar 7, 2019, 4:30 pm
Part of The Department of Comparative Literature Lecture Series.
Location: Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219
Audience: Public / Open To All
Speaker(s):

GSS WiP Series: Black Disability Politics

Wed, Mar 6, 2019, 12:00 pm

Location: 130 Corwin Hall Seminar Room
Audience: Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Speaker(s):

Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring Mariame Kaba

Tue, Mar 5, 2019, 4:30 pm

Location: Barfield - Johnson  (201)
Audience: Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students
Speaker(s):

Marshall & Gates Cambridge Scholarship Information Session

Tue, Mar 5, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

The Marshall Scholarship was established in 1947 to strengthen the U.S.–U.K. relationship by funding U.S. students to undertake postgraduate study and serve as cultural ambassadors throughout the U.K. Marshall Scholars are selected on the basis of their academic achievement and their ability to become leaders in their future fields and to...

Location: Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, A17
Audience: Undergraduate Students
Tags: Announcement

Policy & International Affairs Awards Information Session

Mon, Mar 4, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Learn about two master’s degree–funding opportunities for U.S. citizens aimed at training and preparing a diverse population for pursuing Foreign Service careers: the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship and the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.

Location: Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, 399
Audience: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Tags: Announcement

2019 NYU Policy Case Competition

Thu, Feb 28, 2019, 11:59 pm
Students from colleges and universities around the world are invited to think critically and innovate by researching, designing and presenting policy proposals on today’s most pressing issues.
Audience: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Tags: Announcement

Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody: A Tribute To James Cone

Thu, Feb 28, 2019, 6:00 pm
James H. Cone is widely recognized as the founder of Black Liberation Theologya synthesis of the Gospel message embodied by Martin Luther King, Jr., and the spirit of Black pride embodied by Malcolm X. Prompted by the Detroit riots and the death of King, Cone, a young theology professor, was impelled to write his first book, Black Theology and...
Location: Labyrinth Books Princeton
Audience: Public / Open To All
Speaker(s):

Rhodes & Sachs Worcester Scholarship Information Session

Mon, Feb 25, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Students interested in learning more about the Rhodes and Sachs Worcester Scholarships, both for
postgraduate study at Oxford, are encouraged to attend this information session. We will also speak
about the application process and the benefits of studying in the U.K. We will be joined by recent
Rhodes recipients.

Location: Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, A17
Audience: Undergraduate Students
Tags: Announcement

"Shattering the Silence" Black Mental Health Conference

Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 9:00 am

The Black Pre-Med Society of Princeton University seeks to empower Black communities by shedding a light on nuanced perspectives regarding mental health. By addressing mental health issues as they are informed by Black experiences, they hope to "Shatter the Silence" on this pressing issue that affects so many.

Location: Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Audience: Public / Open To All
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SUPERLATIVE CITY: Experimental Urbanity in São Paulo (Day 2)

Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 8:30 am to 3:15 pm
Superlative City is a book workshop and the third meeting of an interdisciplinary working group concerned with aesthetics, politics, and urbanism in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. All sessions are free and open to the public. Attendees are strongly encouraged to register in advance to receive and read pre-circulated papers.  Register and learn...
Location: 211 Dickinson Hall
Audience: Public / Open To All

SUPERLATIVE CITY: Experimental Urbanity in São Paulo (Day 1)

Fri, Feb 22, 2019, 3:00 pm
Superlative City is a book workshop and the third meeting of an interdisciplinary working group concerned with aesthetics, politics, and urbanism in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. All sessions are free and open to the public. Attendees are strongly encouraged to register in advance to receive and read pre-circulated papers.  Register and learn...
Location: 211 Dickinson Hall
Audience: Public / Open To All

UBA Presents: Filmscreening "For Ahkeem"

Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 7:30 pm

Location: Princeton Garden Theatre
Audience: Public / Open To All, Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Alumni, Undergraduate Students
Tags: UBA Event

GSS Work-in-Progress Series: Brittney Cooper

Tue, Feb 19, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm

Location: Robertson Hall, Bowl 016
Audience: Public / Open To All
Speaker(s):

Black Poetry: A Conference

Sat, Feb 16, 2019, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
FEATURING:
Location: The Lewis Center
Audience: Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Public / Open To All, Undergraduate Students

Living a Creative Life: A Conversation with Questlove and Imani Perry

Fri, Feb 15, 2019, 9:30 pm

Princeton University Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students is honored to host iconic musician and author Questlove, the drummer and joint frontman for...

Location: McCarter Theatre Center
Audience: Public / Open To All
Speaker(s):

Black Poetry: A Conference

Fri, Feb 15, 2019, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
FEATURING:
Location: The Lewis Center
Audience: Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Public / Open To All, Undergraduate Students

Black Poetry: A Gala Reading

Thu, Feb 14, 2019, 7:00 pm

 

Location: Matthews Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center
Audience: Public / Open To All

Simon Gikandi: On Art and Suffering

Wed, Feb 13, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Old Dominion Public Lecture Series in the Humanities Council

The Humanities Council invites the campus community to join us for a new series of public lectures given by the Council’s Old Dominion Research Professors for 2018-19.

Location: 010 East Pyne Hall, Princeton NJ 08544
Audience: Public / Open To All
Speaker(s):
Tags: Lecture

Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring Elizabeth Hinton, Harvard University

Tue, Feb 12, 2019, 4:30 pm

This Faculty-Graduate Seminar will feature Elizabeth Hinton, Associate Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

Location: Barfield - Johnson  (201)
Audience: Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students

Precarious Ph.D: Academic Labor and the Changing University

Thu, Feb 7, 2019, 5:00 pm

It is now more than two decades since academics, workers, students, and organizers first began to name the “crisis” of labor in higher education. In the years since, universities have continued to contract, reorganize, and redistribute resources in ways that have made traditional models of academic labor increasingly untenable for all but the...

Location: Barfield - Johnson (201)
Audience: Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Alumni, Undergraduate Students
Speaker(s):

Race, Walls, & Capitalism: A Social History of the Border Wall

Wed, Feb 6, 2019, 12:00 pm

Today the national border wall is the highest symbol of American identity, freedom, and security. This lecture uncovers how walls and fences were the founding infrastructure of the United States that oriented and consolidated emergent ideas of race, racial hierarchies, and labor in the landscape, marking the spatial shifts of global capitalism...

Location: Seminar Room 201, Stanhope Hall
Audience: Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Speaker(s):

[Call For Papers] Punishing Trauma: Institutional and Individual Responses and Consequences for Children’s Adversities

Fri, Jan 25, 2019, 11:59 pm

Call for Papers 

Location: Columbia University, NYC
Audience: Graduate Students

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Thu, Dec 6, 2018, 4:30 pm

Location: 010 East Pyne Hall, Princeton NJ 08544
Speaker(s):