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African-American Discoveries in India: Who Mapped the Global Black Diaspora?

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This presentation in the Ashby Dialogues Series explores how African American thinkers uncovered the history of African-descended peoples in Asia, especially India, and conceptualized the study of Blackness and race as global phenomena. Presented by Shobana Shankar, a professor of history at Stony Brook, State University of New York.

Jennine Capó Crucet Fiction Reading

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Jennine Capó Crucet is a novelist, essayist, and screenwriter. She’s the author of three books, including the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers, which won the International Latino Book Award, was named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice book, and was cited as a best book of the year by NBC Latino, the Guardian, the Miami Herald, and other venues

The Blues of Achilles

Joe Goodkin portrait with guitar with illustration of Achilles overlayed

The Blues of Achilles is a set of original songs composed by Joe Goodkin for guitar and vocals that tell the story of the Iliad through the eyes of the characters: Achilles, Patroklus, Briseis, Helen, Priam, and more. The performance evokes the original oral tradition of epic bards that stretches … Continued

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Public Lecture

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Dr. Corey D.B. Walker (Wake Forest University): ” ‘On Earth As It Is’: On Ethics and the Environment in the Age of the Anthropocene” The North Carolina Epsilon Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s oldest undergraduate honor society, is pleased to welcome Dr. Corey D.B. Walker, Dean … Continued

Great Conversation: Make-believe Everything You Read

graphical illustration of girl with book

When interpreting another person, it is a good policy to try to interpret their words as charitably as possible. Dr. Adam Rosenfeld will lead an open discussion about the idea that engaging in a playful sort of make-believe is the best way to do this. What does that mean? Is … Continued

Ancient Roman Concrete: Let’s Build an Empire

Roman coliseum

Join Dr. Lynne Lancaster (Ohio University) for a lecture on how Roman concrete and engineering know-how built a Mediterranean empire. Hosted by the Department of Classical Studies and AIA Triad Society. Free and open to the public.

Conference on African American and African Diasporic Cultures and Experiences (CACE)

40 Years of AADS at UNC Greensboro

Join UNC Greensboro’s African American and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) program for their annual Conference on African American and African Diasporic Cultures and Experiences (CACE). This year’s theme explores: Black Studies Matters, Black Stories Matter!  Black Knowledge Practices, Black Futures  February 20 -23 at UNC Greensboro Featured Events Registration and … Continued