Spring 2021 Events 
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 (peter.jaros@fandm.edu) 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.