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ARHU CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

The College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) at the University of Maryland (UMD) is a hub for innovative research in African American studies, and this large group of prominent scholars, students, staff and projects represents some of the campus’s greatest strengths. Through events, faculty scholarship and the ongoing activities of ARHU’s many research centers and projects, the college affirms the importance and richness of African American history and culture.

Events

ARHU DLS: Courageous Conversations with Bobby Seale
Thursday February 1
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Orem Alumni Hall, Riggs IV Alumni Center

Join ARHU for the second conversation in the Arts and Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series focused on 'The Historical' with famed author, founding chairman and national organizer of the Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale (@BobbySealecom). Seale will present “Resistance: From the Sixties to Trump,” which will be followed by a book signing and reception.

“Portraits of Who We Were” Exhibition
Thursday February 1
1214 David C. Driskell Center, Cole Student Activities Building

The David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland invites you to attend the opening of the exhibition “Portraits of Who We Are on Thursday, February 1, 2018. This exhibition addresses the ways in which African American artists portray themselves, their communities, and their culture. It will be on display at the Driskell Center from February 1st through May 18, 2018.

2018 Diversity and Inclusion Thought Leaders Summit
Wednesday January 30 - Thursday, February 1
The Hotel at UMD

Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education (CDIHE) is hosting the inaugural Thought Leaders Summit, a three-day convening taking place from January 30 - February 1, 2018, at The Hotel at UMD in College Park, Maryland, located just outside of Washington, DC. The forum will bring together a select group of scholars, administrators, and advocates to discuss the greatest challenges and opportunities facing diversity and inclusion work in higher education. The purpose of the event is to outline issues and trends that can define a national research and policy agenda toward improving social justice and equity practices in postsecondary institutions.

Movement of the Body and the Black Arts Movement: Incubator 2
Friday February 2
12:00 - 2:00 PM
MITH Conference Center, 0301 Hornbake Library

In this workshop participants will learn about visual storytelling techniques, Adobe software tools, and finding and using archival footage. Register on the African American History Cultural and Digital Humanities website for this session or any of our digital humanities incubators.

Movement of the Body and the Black Arts Movement: Incubator 3
Monday February 5
3:00 - 5:00 PM
MITH Conference Center, 0301 Hornbake Library

In this workshop participants will learn about using algorithmic text generation to explore oral history transcripts, and spoken word scripts from remixed text. Register on the African American History Cultural and Digital Humanities website for this session or any of our digital humanities incubators.

“My Voice, My Pen, My Vote” David W. Blight
Monday February 5
2:30 PM
Stamp Student Union Atrium

The University of Maryland will welcome distinguished professor of American history, David W. Blight, to campus on Monday, February 5, 2018. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of civil rights activist Frederick Douglass, Blight will deliver a public talk entitled, “’My Voice, My Pen, My Vote’: Frederick Douglass’s Legacies in Our Own Time.”

This event is part of “Douglass 200”, a year-long initiative by the University of Maryland, led by Professor of History Ira Berlin, to commemorate the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Douglass.

Movement of the Body and the Black Arts Movement: Incubator 4
Monday February 12
3:00 - 5:00 PM
MITH Conference Center, 0301 Hornbake Library

In this workshop participants be integrating techniques from previous sessions with live performers, movement, and multimedia performance. Register on the African American History Cultural and Digital Humanities website for this session or any of our digital humanities incubators.

The Driskell Center Art Show
Saturday February 24
6:30 - 7:30 PM
1214 David C. Driskell Center, Cole Student Activities Building

Did you know that there is a center for African American art here on our campus? Established in 2001, the Center provides an intellectual home for artists, museum professionals, art administrators, and scholars, who are interested in broadening the field of African Diasporic studies. Join the Black Student Union at the David C. Driskell Center for a night full of art and culture in celebration of Black History Month

 

African Americanists at ARHU

Renee Ater, Associate Professor, Department Art History & Archaeology

Elsa Barkley Brown, Associate Professor, Department of Women’s Studies

Ira Berlin, Distinguished University Professor, Department of History

A. Lynn Bolles, Professor, Department of Women’s Studies

Christopher Bonner, Assistant Professor, Department of History

Holly Brewer, Burke Chair of American History and Associate Professor, Department of History

La Marr Bruce, Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies

Vincent Carretta, Professor, Department of English (but according to the spreadsheet he is gone)

Faedra Carpenter, Associate Professor, School of Theatre Dance and Performance Studies

Merle Collins, Professor, Department of English

Julius B. Fleming, Jr., Assistant Professor, Department of English

Neil Fraistat, Professor, Department of English and Director, Maryland Institute of Technology in the Humanities

Laurie Frederik, Associate Professor and Director of LASC, School of Theatre Dance and Performance Studies

David Freund, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History

Julie Greene, Professor, Department of History

Curlee Holton, Executive Director, The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

Robert Levine, Professor, Department of English

Shirley Wilson Logan, Professor, Department of English

Zita Nunes, Associate Professor, Department of English

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela, Assistant Professor, Department of English

Sheri Parks, Associate Professor, Department of American Studies

Dr. Barry Pearson, Professor, Department of English

Sangeeta Ray, Professor, Department of English

Scot Reese, Professor, School of Theatre Dance and Performance Studies

Michelle Rowley, Associate Professor, Department of Women’s Studies

Catherine Knight Steele, Assistant Professor and Director of AADHUM, Department of Communications

David Sartorius, Associate Professor, Department of History

Mary Corbin Sies, Associate Professor, Department of American Studies

Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dean, College of Arts of Humanities and Professor, Department of Women’s Studies

Mary Helen Washington, Professor, Department of English

Daryle Williams, Associate Professor and Associate Dean ARHU, Department of History

Psyche Williams-Forson, Associate Professor, Department of Women’s Studies, Department of History

Edlie Wong, Associate Professor, Department of English

 

Select Centers & Projects

African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities

AADHum brings African American studies and digital humanities together in order to expand upon both fields, making the digital humanities more inclusive of African American history and culture and enriching African American studies research with new methods, archives and tools.

Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy

The University of Maryland Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy provides a location for researchers, students and the public to participate in multidisciplinary investigation and expression of the human condition.

Center for Global Migration Studies

Established in 2011, the Center for Global Migration Studies is an interdisciplinary home for the study of migration and immigration around the world both today and in the past.

Consortium for Race, Gender and Ethnicity

The Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity (CRGE) is a university-wide, interdisciplinary research organization and pedagogic unit that collaborates with departments and colleges across the University of Maryland campus to promote faculty and graduate student development.

David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park, honors the legacy of David C. Driskell - Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Art, Artist, Art Historian, Collector, Curator, and Philanthropist - by preserving the rich heritage of African American visual art and culture.

Freedmen and Southern Society Project

The Freedmen and Southern Society Project was established in 1976 to capture the essence of that revolution by depicting the drama of emancipation in the words of the participants: liberated slaves and defeated slaveholders, soldiers and civilians, common folk and the elite, Northerners and Southerners.

Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is a leading digital humanities center that pursues disciplinary innovation and institutional transformation through applied research, public programming, and educational opportunities.