Archives for "African American Studies"
February 3, 2011 3:03 pm
In observance of Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Riders protest, a historian from Ohio’s Miami University reviews the history, impacts and continuing relevance of this galvanizing episode in the civil rights movement at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Benjamin Mays Center at Bates College, 95 Russell St. Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Education at Bates, Nishani Frazier’s talk, titled On the March, is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8376.
February 2, 2011 1:40 pm
Continuing a Bates series exploring the impacts of technology on concepts of race, Alexander Weheliye, an authority on African American culture at Northwestern University, offers the lecture “Ring Ring Ring: Popular Music and Mobile Technologies” at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, in Pettengill Hall’s Keck Classroom (G52), 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).
January 24, 2011 1:31 pm
According to the Warhol Foundation, the grant of more than $35,000 is “designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent and precise, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing.”
April 21, 2010 11:56 am
In December 2009, faculty member Myron Beasley was in Port-au-Prince to co-curate the first Ghetto Biennale. The event brought 35…
January 14, 2010 9:04 am
The Lewiston Sun Journal interviews Myron Beasley, assistant professor of American cultural studies and African American studies, and student Eric…
January 4, 2010 1:43 pm
Public Radio International’s The World and The Miami Herald published recent stories about Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This unusual…
November 20, 2009 3:58 pm
Jessica Harris, a professor at Queens College and an expert in African American foodways, speaks at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College, 70 Campus Ave. Titled “Cane Confluences: Sugar and Slaves in the Caribbean and Louisiana,” the lecture is sponsored by the Multicultural Center and is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8376.
April 29, 2009 9:27 am
John Comaroff, an influential social scientist at the University of Chicago, gives a talk titled “Ethnicity, Inc.: The Commercialization of…
April 2, 2009 11:35 am
Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Junot Díaz welcomed to campus.
February 26, 2009 12:44 pm
Auburn mayor John Jenkins ’74 was the subject of a story by longtime Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz, who wrote, “Forty years ago last spring, John Jenkins stood on the stage at his high school in Newark, N.J., and proudly shook the hand of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.