Humanities NOW events during the Spring of 2021 will be held virtually. See email announcements for additional details, including links to join the online sessions.
February 17: Common Hour with Ramzi Kassem: “Rebellious Lawyering Against the U.S. Security State” Information Link
February 18: Alex King: Endangered Languages and Their Revival , 7:30-8:30PM Zoom Link (Meeting ID: 937 7015 3222 , Passcode: 789189 )
February 24: Book Talk celebrating Sylvia Alajaji’s Music and the Armenian Diaspora: Searching for Home in Exile Registration Link
February 25: Migrations Reading Group, 7:00 - 8:00PM, We will discuss chapters 1-16 of Adua, by Somali-Italian writer Igiaba Scego. (The e-book is available through the F&M library.) Everyone is welcome to join us. You can find the Zoom link here.
February 25: Frequently Asked Questions Exploring Bilingualism, 4:30PM, Prof. Jessie Cox, Estelle Liu and Riluca Rilla. You can find the Zoom link here.
March 4 & 5: Fourth Annual Humanities Symposium, featuring Cord Whitaker
- March 4: Keynote Address, "It's Not What You Know": Connections, Networks, and Power—Or the Power of Stories". A recording of this talk is available for the F&M community at this link. **Please note that you will need to be logged in to your F&M account to access the recording. **
- March 5: Conversation on Research and Scholarship, 1:00 - 2:00PM (ET) (Zoom link) Faculty-centered, but open to all members of the F&M community. Recommended Reading: “Introduction” from Black Metaphors: How Modern Racism Emerged From Medieval Race-Thinking (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019) (link to library ebook)
- March 5: Conversation about Access and Belonging in the Humanities, 5:30 – 6:30PM (ET): (Zoom link) Student-centered, but open to all members of the F&M community. Recommended Reading: “Race-ing the dragon: the Middle Ages, race and trippin’ into the future” postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies (2015) (link to article)
March 17: Humanities NOW/NEW Scholarship, 7:00-8:00PM (ET) Discussion of chapter one of Sianne Ngai’s recent book, Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form (Harvard University Press, 2020). (Zoom Link). If you’re interested in participating, please email Peter Jaros (firstname.lastname@example.org) for access to the text.
March 22: Conversation: Franklin, Marshall, and Slavery, 5:30PM, Please RSVP using this form.
March 25: Perspectives on Pandemics in History: A Symposium of Student Research, 7:00-8:30PM, Join the event using this Zoom link.
March 29: Conversation: Franklin, Marshall, and Slavery, 5:30PM, Please RSVP using this form.
March 31: Common Hour with Amelia Rauser: "Why Are You Wearing That? Lessons From the Eighteenth Century" Information Link
April 1: Black Italians and Digital Culture lecture and workshop with Italian-Ghanian filmmaker and activist Fred Kuwornu, 7PM, Zoom link.
April 5: Conversation: Franklin, Marshall, and Slavery, 5:30PM, Please RSVP using this form.
April 7: Book Talk celebrating SherAli Tareen’s Defending Muḥammad in Modernity, 3:30PM, Zoom link for registration available HERE.
April 14: Reading group: Tracy K. Smith, ed. American Journal: Fifty Poems for our Time
April 15: Migration Reading Group
April 21: Humanities NOW/NEW Scholarship: Derrick Spires’s The Practice of Citizenship, 7:00-8:00PM (ET) Zoom link. We’ll discuss the Introduction of Derrick R. Spires’s recent book, The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019). The book can be accessed electronically through the F&M library with this link.