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Humanities Forum Fall 15

  • Marjoleine Kars: Freedom Marooned

    An Atlantic Slave Rebellion in the Dutch Caribbean
    Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Marjoleine Kars, Chair, Associate Professor of History and Dresher Center Fellow, UMBC In 1763-1764, five thousand slaves in the Dutch colony of Berbice in South America revolted. The...
    Posted: September 3, 2015 10:43 PM
  • Tong Lam: China’s Forgotten Gated Communities

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Tong Lam, photographer and Associate Professor of History, University of Toronto In post-socialist China, gated communities have become conspicuous symbols of affluence for the country’s...
    Posted: September 3, 2015 10:39 PM
  • W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture  Linked Fates and Great Expectations: Revisiting Post-Colonial Africa and African-American Life through Diasporic Literature Dinaw Mengestu, MacArthur Fellow, acclaimed...
    Posted: September 3, 2015 10:35 PM
  • Webb Lecture: The Republic of the Unlettered

    Intellectual History and Enlightenment in the Spanish Empire
    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Webb Lecture  The Republic of the Unlettered: Intellectual History, the Enlightenment, and the Law in the Spanish Empire Bianca Premo, Associate Professor of History, Florida International...
    Posted: September 3, 2015 10:30 PM
  • Ancient Studies Week: In Comis Veritas

    The Principles of Ancient Roman Hairdressing
    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Ancient Studies Week In Comis Veritas:The Principles of Ancient Roman Hairdressing Janet Stephens, Independent scholar and hairstylist  Through her groundbreaking research, professional...
    Posted: September 3, 2015 10:27 PM
  • Dear White People

    Film screening and conversation
    Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Kimberly Moffitt, Dresher Center Fellow and Associate Professor of American Studies, UMBC  Damon Turner, Adjunct Professor in Africana Studies, UMBC and PhD Candidate in African American History,...
    Posted: September 3, 2015 10:22 PM
  • Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America

    with Eduardo López
    Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Eduardo López, television producer, journalist and documentarian The rapid growth of the nation's Latino community has sparked heated national debate over immigration, yet the reality is that...
    Posted: September 3, 2015 10:18 PM