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October 16, 2014
Public Lecture

The Glamorous One-Two Punch: Celebrity, Masculinity, and Boxer, Alfonso Teofilo Brown in Early Twentieth-Century Paris
Professor Lyneise Williams, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

6:00pm
List 110 - 64 College Street

Co-sponsors include the Department of History of Art and Architecture; the Cogut Center for the Humanities; the Pembroke Center; and the Dean of the College


October 7, 2014
Public Lecture

Objecting to Race
Professor Anthony Alfieri, University of Miami School of Law

4:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice


June 1-14, 2014
2014 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop

  • June 4th, 5:30pm: Readings by Workshop Leaders - Open to the public
  • June 13th, 5:30pm: Readings by Selected Participants - Open to the public

Churchill House - Brown University


May 25, 2014
Brown University 246th Commencement


April 23, 2014
Conversations in Africana Film

with Arthur Jafa, Filmmaker and Visual Artist

Screening: Dreams are Colder than Death

6:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House

 


April 15, 2014
Guest Lecture

Afro-Brazilian Writing Today: Recent Challenges
Professor Florentina da Silva Souza, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

5:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House

 


April 7, 2014 - 4pm
2014 Black Lavender Experience
Keynote address: E. Patrick Johnson
Harvesting Honey: Performing the Lives of Black Southern
Women Who Love Women

George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House

 


April 7-12, 2014
2014 Black Lavender Experience

 


February 20-23, 2014
Performance

Welcome to Wandaland
a fictional autobiography written by Ifa Bayeza
directed by Carl Hancock Rux

Opening night: February 20, 2014 at 7:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House

 


Audition Annoucement

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October 17-20, 2013
Performance

Ophelia's Cotillion: An Invitation to the Nightmare Years - a musical drama
Written and directed by Prof. Elmo Terry-Morgan

Opening night: October 17, 2013 at 7:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House



Audition Announcement

 

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September 26, 2013

2013 Brown International Graduate Colloquium
Mobilizing Performance: Identity and Self-Making in Black Women's Aesthetic Practices

Pedagogies of Nation: Repertoires of Post/colonial Jamaican Performance

Honor Ford-Smith, Associate Professor of Community and Environmental Arts
York University

This event is co-sponsored with the Office of International Affairs, Cogut Center for the Humanities, Department to English, Department of Modern Culture and Media, Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and Graduate Student Council.


June 2-15, 2013
2013 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop

Churchill House - Brown University


June 5, 2013
Community Forum

Racial Profiling in Rhode Island

6:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


May 26, 2013
Brown University 245th Commencement


May 24, 2013
RPM Preview

Welcome to Wandaland by Ifa Bayeza

7:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


May 20, 2013
Senior Honors Thesis and Research Seminar

11:00am - 12:30pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


May 11, 2013
Milford-Robinson Academy

9:00am-12:00pm
Lower Level - Churchill House


May 7, 2013
Conversations in Africana Theatre

Dynamic Innovators: An Evening with Ifa Bayeza and Ntozake Shange

4:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House

This event is co-sponsored with the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies with funding from the Creative Arts Council Arts Initiative


May 6, 2013
Screening

Brooklyn Boheme

7:00pm
Martinos Auditorium - Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Funding for this event is provided by the Creative Arts Council Arts Initiative


May 6, 2013
Conversations in Africana Film

An Afternoon with Nelson George and Greg Tate

4:00pm
Martinos Auditorium - Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Funding for this event is provided by the Creative Arts Council Arts Initiative


May 4, 2013
2013 Brown International Graduate Colloquium
Mobilizing Performance: Identity and Self-Making in Black Women's Aesthetic Practices

Afro-Diasporic French Identities

Nathalie Etoke, Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies, Connecticut College

10:30am
Room 201 - Smith Buonanno Hall

This event is co-sponsored with the Office of International Affairs, Cogut Center for the Humanities, Department to English, Department of Modern Culture and Media, Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and Graduate Student Council.


May 1, 2013
May Day Sundae Reception

3:30pm
Churchill House Lobby


April 30, 2013
Panel Discussion

Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained
with
Terri Francis, Yale University
Matthew P. Guterl, Brown University
Greg Tate, Brown University
Corey D. B. Walker, Brown University

6:00pm
Petteruti Lounge - Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center

This event is sponsored with the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Department of American Studies, and Department of Modern Culture and Media


April 29, 2013
Department Colloquium

African Presidential Monarchism

Patricia Agupusi, Research Fellow, Watson Insitute for International Studies, Brown Unviersity and Associate Tutor, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK

and

Okey Ndibe, Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University

12:00noon-2:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


April 26-28, 2013
WORD!

7:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


April 25, 2013
Department Colloquium

Afro-Brazilians and the African Diaspora Research Project

12:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


April 24, 2013
Public Conversation

Songs of the Middle Passage with the Marian Anderson String Quartet
moderated by Donald King '93

7:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House

This event is sponsored with the Rhode Island Chamber Music Concerts, the Creative Arts Council, and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice.


April 23, 2013
Inside the Africana Studies Classroom

Our Sixties Wasn't Their Sixties: A Conversation with SNCC Veterans
moderated by
Prof. Geri Augusto, Brown University and Prof. Charles E. Cobb, Jr., Brown University

4:00pm
Live Webcast: click here
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


April 18, 2013
2013 Brown International Graduate Colloquium (CANCELLED)
Mobilizing Performance: Identity and Self-Making in Black Women's Aesthetic Practices

Pedagogies of Nation: Repertoires of Post/colonial Jamaican Performance

Honor Ford-Smith, Associate Professor of Community and Environmental Arts
York University

12:30pm
Room 201 - Smith Buonanno Hall

This event is co-sponsored with the Office of International Affairs, Cogut Center for the Humanities, Department to English, Department of Modern Culture and Media, Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and Graduate Student Council.


April 16, 2013
Conversation

A Roundtable Conversation with Percival Everett

11:00am
Conference Room - Churchill House

This event is sponsored with the Program in Literary Arts


April 15, 2013
Panel Discussion

A Carceral Society: Mass Incarceration and the Crisis of American Democracy
with
Bradley Brockman, Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights
Lawyer Johnson, Witness to Innocence
Julia Jordan-Zachary, Providence College
Glenn C. Loury, Brown University
John Prince, Direct Action for Rights and Equality
Diann Rust-Tierney, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Wayne Smith, Veterans for America
A.T. Wall, State of Rhode Island Department of Corrections
Tryon Woods, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

6:30pm
Room 120 - Albert and Vera List Art Building

This event is sponsored with the Third World Center, Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Amnesty International Group 49, and Brown ACLU


April 13, 2013
Milford-Robinson Academy

9:00am-12:00pm
Lower Level - Churchill House


April 12-13, 2013
Performance

dyke/warrior-prayers: redux by Sharon Bridgforth

April 12, 2013 7:00pm
April 13, 2013 2:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


April 9, 2013
DUG Open House and Graduate Student Panel

7:00pm
Lower Level - Churchill House


April 4-6, 2013
2013 Black Lavender Experience
with
Sharon Bridgforth, Resident Playwright at New Dramatists and Visiting Multicultural Faculty at The Theatre School at DePaul University

George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


March 18, 2013
Africana Studies Graduate Program Open House

11:00am-3:00pm
Churchill House


March 14, 2013
2013 Brown International Graduate Colloquium
Mobilizing Performance: Identity and Self-Making in Black Women's Aesthetic Practices

Performing Empathies: Sociality and Futurity in the Art of Saya Woolfalk and Tracey Rose

Nicole Fleetwood, Associate Professor of American Studies
Rutgers University

6:30pm
Room G12 - Smith Buonanno Hall

This event is co-sponsored with the Office of International Affairs, Cogut Center for the Humanities, Department to English, Department of Modern Culture and Media, Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and Graduate Student Council.


March 13, 2013
2013 Africana Studies Degree Day Panel

Race, Law and Activism

7:00pm
Room 301 - Wilson Hall


March 13, 2013
Department Colloquium

A Conversation on Agostinho Neto: E A Libertação de Angola, 1949-1974
with
Geri Augusto, Brown University
Anani Dzidzienyo, Brown University

12:00noon-1:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


March 12, 2013
Dance Master Class

Katherine Dunham Dance Technique Workshop with Saroya Corbett

2:30pm
Ashamu Dance Studio - Lyman Hall

This event is co-sponsored with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies


March 9, 2013
Milford-Robinson Academy

9:00am-12:00pm
Lower Level - Churchill House


March 7. 2013
Conversations in Africana Theatre

Dynamic Innovators: An Evening with Ifa Bayeza and Ntozake Shange

6:30pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House

This event is co-sponsored with the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies with funding from the Creative Arts Council Arts Initiative


March 1, 2013
Roundtable Conversation

Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Princeton University

8:30am
Conference Room - Churchill House


February 28, 2013
There's No Outside: Queer Space Under Late Capitalism Lecture

Lesbian Performances of Impossibility in Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman and Phrac's Cardboard Sculptures

Robin Berstein, Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University

6:30pm
Room 117- Macmillan Hall

This event is co-sponsored with the Department of American Studies, Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, and the Sarah Doyle Women's Center


February 23, 2013
WORD! 10th Anniversary Alumni Celebration

8:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


February 20, 2013
Department Colloquium

Africana Studies in the World: Critical Reflections on Studying in Africa

Sharina Gordon '13
Celi Khanyile-Lynch '13
Josette Souza '14
Emma Patterson Ware '13

12:00noon-1:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


February 13, 2013
2013 Brown International Graduate Colloquium
Mobilizing Performance: Identity and Self-Making in Black Women's Aesthetic Practices

"Escaping the Frame-Up: Matching Eyelines and Black Relation in Paul Robeson's Big Fella"

Michelle A. Stephens, Associate Professor of English and Lation and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Rutgers University

5:30pm
Barker Room 315 - 70 Brown Street

This event is co-sponsored with the Office of International Affairs, Cogut Center for the Humanities, Department to English, Department of Modern Culture and Media, Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and Graduate Student Council.


February 9, 2013
Conversations in Africana Theatre

Dynamic Innovators: A Conversation with Laurie Carlos

4:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House

This event is co-sponsored with the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies with funding from the Creative Arts Council Arts Initiative


February 6, 2013
Film Screening

The Interrupters

7:00pm
Room 106 - Smith Buonanno Hall

This event is co-sponsored with the Ivy Film Festival and React to Film.


February 9, 2013
Milford-Robinson Academy

9:00am-12:00pm
Lower Level - Churchill House


January 31 - March 2, 2013
Writing Is Live 2013: A Festival of New Plays in Progress

He is Here He Says I Say by Margaret Namulyanga

February 7, 2013 at 8:00pm
February 9, 2013 at 2:00pm
February 10, 2013 1t 5:00pm

February 15-17, 2013
Undergradute Readings

Last of the Living Jeffersons by Skylar Fox
Like Mother, Like Daughter by Arianna Geneson
The Chaste Ones
by Muna Idriss
Lauren, Bee by Anne Kocher
Grasping for Oranges by Theo Peck-Suzuki
Locked Out by Bryan Smith

George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House

Writing Is Live Poster, 2013

This event is sponsored with the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and the Brown/Trinity MFA Programs


January 21, 2013
Community Conversation

The Dream at 50: Equality, Education, and Empowerment

10:00am
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House

This event is sponsored with the Mount Hope Neighborhood Association


January 12, 2013
Milford-Robinson Academy

9:00am-12:00pm
Lower Level - Churchill House


December 13, 2012
Annual Holiday Reception

4:00pm
Lobby - Churchill House


December 7-8, 2012
2012 Achebe Colloquium on Africa

Governance, Security, and Peace in Africa

Friday, December 7, 2012
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturday, December 8, 2012
9:00am - 5:00pm

Martinos Auditorium - Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts


December 4, 2012
Close Encounters

Soundscapes from Late Jazz
with
Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Martinos Auditorium - Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

This event is co-sponsored with the Departments of American Studies, English, History of Art and Architecture, Modern Culture and Media, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Cogut Center for the Humanities, Creative Arts Council Arts Initiative, and the C. V. Starr Lecturership Fund


December 3, 2012
Close Encounters

Millennial Poetics from the Neo Garde
with
Kevin Young, Evie Shockley, and Terrance Hayes

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Martinos Auditorium - Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

This event is co-sponsored with the Departments of American Studies, English, History of Art and Architecture, Modern Culture and Media, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Cogut Center for the Humanities, Creative Arts Council Arts Initiative, and the C. V. Starr Lecturership Fund


November 29, 2012
Conversations in Africana Theatre

Dynamic Innovators: A Conversation with Adrienne Kennedy

4:00pm
Lyman Hall

This event is co-sponsored with the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies with funding from the Creative Arts Council Arts Initiative


November 27, 2012
Close Encounters

Jazz at the Intersection of the Performing and Visual Arts
with
Jason Moran and Charles Haynes

Masterclass
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Martinos Auditorium - Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Performance
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Martinos Auditorium - Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

This event is co-sponsored with the Departments of American Studies, English, History of Art and Architecture, Modern Culture and Media, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Cogut Center for the Humanities, Creative Arts Council Arts Initiative, and the C. V. Starr Lecturership Fund


November 16-18, 2012
WORD!

7:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


November 16, 2012
Department and Center Managers' House Tour and Social

3:00pm
Churchill House


November 14, 2012
Lecture

Africa in Theory

Achille Mbembe, University of the Witwatersrand and Duke University

5:30pm
Room 305 - Pembroke Hall

This event is co-sponsored with the Cogut Center for the Humanities, the Department of English, the Department of French Studies, the Department of Modern Culture and Media, and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women


November 14, 2012
Department Colloquium

"Restore the Kingdom of the Ancestors": Kongo Memory in New Orleans Traditional Religion

Brenda Marie Osbey, Brown University

12:00noon-1:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


November 13, 2012
Conversations in Africana Writing

The Literary Voice in Black Brazilian Politics
with
Conceição Evaristo and Eduardo de Assis Duarte

7:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House

This event is co-sponsored with the Department of English and the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies with funding from the Belda Family Fund in Brazilian Studies and the Heimark Fund


November 10, 2012
Milford-Robinson Academy

9:00am-12:00pm
Lower Level - Churchill House


October 26-27, 2012
The Inauguration of Christina Hull Paxson

Inaugural Celebration
Friday, October 27, 2012
8:00pm
Veteran's Memorial Auditorium - Providence

Inauguration Ceremony
Saturday, October 27, 2012
2:00pm
College Green - Brown University


October 20, 2012
Milford-Robinson Academy

9:00am-12:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


October 17, 2012
Department Colloquium

Africa and the Disciplines: A Conversation

Richard Joseph, Northwestern University
and
Ajume Wingo, University of Colorado at Boulder

12:00noon-1:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


October 16, 2012
Workshop

Governance, Development and Transformation in Africa: Research, Learning, and Policy Priorities

Melani Cammett, Brown University
Beshara Doumani, Brown University
Anani Dzidzienyo, Brown University
Lina Fruzzetti, Brown University
Richard Joseph, Northwestern University
Ronald AT. Judy, University of Pittsburgh
Célestin Monga, The World Bank
Ajume Wingo, University of Colorado at Boulder

10:00am-4:00pm
Joukowsky Forum - Watson Institute for International Studies

This event is co-sponsored with the Watson Institute for International Studies


October 15, 2012
Lecture

Election by Contract: A Covenant of Democracy, Peace and Legitimacy in Contemporary African States

Ajume H. Wingo, University of Colorado at Boulder

4:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House

This event is co-sponsored with the Department of Philosophy and the Watson Institute for International Studies


October 4, 2012
Book Reading and Signing

Race Decoded: The Genomic Fight for Social Justice

Carherine Bliss, University of California San Francisco and Brown University

4:00pm
Brown University Bookstore


October 2, 2012
Book Reading and Signing

Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II

Françoise N. Hamlin, Brown University

4:00pm
Brown University Bookstore

This event is co-sponsored with the Department of History


September 28, 2012
Conversations in Africana Music

An Evening with Grammy award winning Malian singer
Oumou Sangare

7:00pm
Churchill House - George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space

This event is co-sponsored with the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies with funding from the Creative Arts Council.


September 27, 2012
Africana Studies DUG Meet and Greet

7:00pm
Lower Level - Churchill House


September 25, 2012
Lecture

Race, Empire, and Diaspora: A View from Early Twentieth-Century Puerto Rico
Frank Guridy, University of Texas at Austin

4:00pm
Underground - Stephen Roberts '62 Campus Center

This event is co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Center for Latin and Caribbean Studies, the Ethnic Studies Program, and the Department of History


September 21, 2012
Lecture

Ethiopian Modernism: A Subaltern Perspective
Elizabeth Giorgis, Director of the Modern Art Museum, Gebre Kristos Desta Center and Curator of the Museum of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies
Addis Ababa University

5:30pm
Room 305 - Pembroke Hall

This event is sponsored in collaboration with the Cogut Center for the Humanities


September 20, 2012
Lecture

Diversity, Social Justice, and Humanistic Reform in American Engineering Education: A Challenging History
Amy E. Slaton, Drexel University

4:30pm
Science Center - Sciences Library

This event is co-sponsored with the Committee on Science and Technology Studies


September 19, 2012
Department Colloquium

Elizabeth Giorgis, Addis Ababa University

12:00noon-1:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


September 13, 2012
Department of Africana Studies 2012 Welcome Reception

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Lobby - Churchill House


August 31, 2012
2012 Graduate Student Orientation

2:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


2011-2012 Events

June 12, 2012
2012 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop

Reading with Michael S. Harper and Percival Everett

6:30pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


June 5, 2012
2012 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop

Reading with 2012 Callaloo Creative Workshop Faculty

6:30pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


June 3-15, 2012
2012 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop

Churchill House - Brown University


May 27, 2012
Brown University 244th Commencement


May 26, 2012
Commencement Forum
Africana Studies and the Fate of the Humanities: Celebrating 10 Years of the Department of Africana Studies at Brown

11:00am - 12:30pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


May 21, 2012
Senior Honors Thesis and Research Seminar

11:00am - 12:30pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


May 9, 2012
Department Colloquium
"To Serve Before the Mast": Recovering the Lost Legacy of Rhode Island's Black Seamen
LaShonda K. Barnett, Independent Scholar

12:00noon-1:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


May 1, 2012
May Day Sundae Reception

3:30pm
Churchill House Lobby


April 30, 2012
Conversations in Africana Writing
The Poetics of Social Justice
A Reading and Dialogue featuring South African Poet Laureate Keorapetse Kgositsile and State of Louisiana Poet Laureate Brenda Marie Osbey

Moderated by Charles E. Cobb, Jr., Visiting Professor, Brown University

4:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


April 18-20, 2012
2012 Africana Film Festival
Nollywood and Beyond


April 11, 2012
Book Reading and Signing
The African American Theatrical Body: Reception, Performance, and the Stage
Soyica Colbert, Dartmouth College

4:00pm
Brown University Bookstore


April 11, 2012
Department Colloquium
Life After Death: Black Studies in the 21st Century
Soyica Colbert, Dartmouth College

12:00noon-1:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


April 4-7, 2012
2012 Black Lavender Experience

George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


March 20, 2012
A Reading with Tyehimba Jess

leadbelly

4:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


March 19, 2012
Graduate Program Open House

11:00am - 3:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


March 16, 2012
Performance
Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber

9:00pm
Fête - 103 Dike Street Providence, Rhode Island


March 16, 2012
Improvisation Workshop
Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber

1:00pm-3:00pm
Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts


March 15, 2012
The Art and Craft of Conduction
Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber

8:00pm
Grant Recital Hall


March 15, 2012
Conversations in Africana Music
Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber

4:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


March 14, 2012
Department Colloquium
Diaspora Disavowed: New Directions in Haitian Studies
Régine M. Jean-Charles, Boston College

12:00noon-1:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


March 13, 2012
Africana Studies Graduate Student Colloquium
The Event of Postcolonial Shame with Timothy Bewes, Professor of English, Brown University

6:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House



March 13, 2012
Lecture
Can the Nigerian Project Be Salvaged? Growth, Democracy, and Security
Richard A. Joseph, John Evans Professor of International History and Politics
Northwestern University

4:00pm
Joukousky Forum - Watson Institute for International Studies


March 12, 2012
Panel Discussion
Africa and The Politics of Statecraft in the 21st Century
with
Richard A. Joseph, John Evans Professor of International History and Politics, Northwestern University
Okey Ndibe, Allan K. Smith Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, Trinity College and Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University
Nduka Otiono, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Africana Studies, Brown University

12:00pm
McKinney Conference Room - Watson Institute for International Studies


March 10, 2012
Conversations in Africana Dance
Interdisciplinarity, Collaboration, and Indeterminacy
A Conversation with Bill T. Jones

1:00pm - 2:30pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


March 7, 2012
Conversations in Africana Film
Modern Black Cinema
A Conversation with Arthur Jafa and Richard Blint

Introduced and moderated by Visiting Professor Greg Tate

5:30pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


March 5, 2012
Lecture
Maria Magdalena Campos Pons, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

5:30pm
List Art Center - Room 110

Co-sponsored with the Department of the History of Art and Architecture


February 28, 2012
The 2012 Debra L. Lee Lecture on Slavery and Justice
Michelle Alexander, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

6:00pm
Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts


February 10-12, 2012
Writing Is Live Festival
June's Blood by Jenna Spencer '14
Directed by Constance Crawford

2/10 @ 5:00pm; 2/11 @ 2:00pm; 2/12 @ 7:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


February 8, 2012
Department Colloquium
Memory, Performance, and Celebration in the Port-au-Prince Cemetery
Katherine Smith, Brown University

12:00noon-1:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


February 7, 2012
Book Reading and Signing
Some Sing, Some Cry: A Novel
Ifa Bayeza

4:00pm
Brown University Bookstore


February 1, 2012
The 15th Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture
Whistling Vivaldi and Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us
Claude Steele, I. James Quillen Dean and Professor, School of Education, Stanford University

4:00pm
Pery and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts


December 9, 2011
Department of Africana Studies 2011 Holiday Reception

4:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


December 8, 2011
First Reading
Sultane au Grand Marais
An opera set in New Orleans about a Free Black woman, the Spirit of Resistance, and Awakening

Written by Distinguished Visiting Professor Brenda Marie Osbey
Directed by Professor Elmo Terry-Morgan

4:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


December 3-4, 2011
2011 Achebe Colloquium on Africa

8:30am - 5:30pm
Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts


December 1, 2011
Panel Discussion
Africana Studies and the Fate of the Humanities
with
Soyica Colbert, Dartmouth College
Carol Boyce Davies, Cornell University
Lawrence P. Jackson, Emory University
R gine Jean-Charles, Boston College
Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, University of Connecticut
Brenda Marie Osbey, Brown University

4:00pm
Room 305 - Pembroke Hall
Co-sponsored by the Cogut Center for the Humanities


November 9, 2011
Department Colloquium
Igbo Language Studies in the First Decade of the 21st Century: A History of the Igbo Archival Dictionary Project
Ike Achebe, Brown University

12:00noon-1:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House



October 27-30, 2011
Performance
Sortilégio by Abdias do Nascimento
Directed by Professor Elmo Terry-Morgan

7:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


October 26, 2011
Conversation
Abdias do Nascimento in Context: Politics, Society, and Theatre
with
Professors Anani Dzidzienyo and Keisha-Khan Y. Perry

4:00pm
Lower Level - Churchill House


October 12, 2011
Department Colloquium
Street Stories in the Postcolony: Democracy and the Politics of the Everyday in Africa
Nduka Otiono, Brown University

12:00noon - 1:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


September 29, 2011
Lecture
Looking for Josephine
Matthew Guterl, Indiana University

4:00pm
Petteruti Lounge - Stephen F. Robert '62 Campus Center at Faunce House
Co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies


September 26, 2011
Conversations in Africana Writing
Voice and Memory in the Poetic Imagination
A Dialogue with Chinua Achebe, Brenda Marie Osbey, and Gabriel Okara

4:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


September 15, 2011
Conversations in Africana Theatre
The Legacy of Barbara Ann Teer and the National Black Theatre of Harlem, NY: A Portrait of Survival, Longevity, and Vision
with
Shirley Faison, Jacqueline Jeffries, and Sade Lythcott

4:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


September 14, 2011
Department Colloquium
The Future of Black Theatre
Elmo Terry-Morgan, Brown University

12:00noon - 1:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


September 8, 2011
Department of Africana Studies 2011 Welcome Reception

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Lobby - Churchill House


September 2, 2011
2011 Graduate Student Orientation

2:00pm
Conference Room - Churchill House


2010-2011 Events

Tuesday, April 29, 2011
Book Reading and Signing
Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC
Judy Richardson

5:00pm
Brown Bookstore


Friday, April 15, 2011
Reading Race: A Symposium

9:00am - 5:00pm
Hillel House



Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Professor Robin D. G. Kelley Lecture
on his prize-winning book about Thelonious Monk

12 - 2pm
Pembroke Hall Room 305


Friday, April 8, 2011
Performance
Les Excercices Spirituels
by
George E. Lewis, Lawton Wehle Fitt '74 Artist-in-Residence

8:00pm
Martinos Auditorium - Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts


Thursday, April 7, 2011
Sass and Trim: A Dramatic Reading

7:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space- Churchill House



Thursday, April 7, 2011
A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and Experimental Music
A Seminar with George E. Lewis, Lawten Wehle Fitt '74 Artist-in-Residence

12:00pm
Africana Studies Conference Room - Churchill House


Wednesday, April 6 - Saturday, April 9, 2011
9th International Conference of the Collegium for African American Research
"Black States of Desire: Dispossession, Circulation, Transformation"

Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7


Monday, April 4, 2011
Black Women in Land Rights Struggles in Columbia and Brazil
A Panel Discussion with Ana Cristina da Silva Caminha and
Libia R. Grueso

Moderated by Prof. Keisha-Khan Y. Perry,
Department of Africana Studies
3:00 - 5:00pm
Joukowsky Forum - Watson Institute for International Studies


Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Reframing Haiti: Art, History and Performativity
Art Exhibition

This exhibition runs through April 20, 2011 and will feature four major Haitian artists in residence: Atis Rezistans–Sculptures of the Grand Rue, Myrlande Constant, Edouard Duval-Carrie and Gabriel Bien-Aime. There will be lectures, workshops and seminars on Haitian art, politics and culture. Reframing Haiti, which includes paintings, sculpture, and Vodou flags, will be at five venues: Pembroke Hall, the Haffenreffer Museum, the Cohen Gallery at the Granoff Center, the Rites and Reason Theater at Churchill House, and Ewing House at Rhode Island School of Design.

This unique ensemble of art from private and public collections
is a collaboration of Brown University, the Cogut Center for the Humanities, Rhode Island School of Design, and the Waterloo Gallery in Waterloo, Iowa.



Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Before Columbus: Another View
A Panel Discussion featuring George Lamming

5:00pm
George H. Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Before Columbus: Another View
A reading of Before Columbus: Another View and FolkThought with George Lamming

7:00pm
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Book Reading and Signing
The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934 - 1960
with
Lawrence P. Jackson, Emory University

4:00pm
Brown University Bookstore


Friday, February 25, 2011
"Improvisation as a Way of Life: A Symposium"
Curated by George E. Lewis, Lawten Wehle Fitt '74 Artist-in-Residence

10:00am - 5:00pm
Cogut Center for the Humanities - 305 Pembroke Hall


Thursday, February 17, 2011
Race and Genomics Lecture Series
"Race, Class, and Vital Capacity Measurement: Historical Considerations"
Lundy Braun, Royce Family Professor in Teaching Excellence and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Africana Studies

12:00pm
Science Center - Science Library 3rd Floor


Tuesday, February 8, 2011
2011 Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture
"Pursuing Excellence with Racial Equity: A Social Movement for the 21st Century"
Ronald Ferguson, Harvard University

4:00pm
Sayles Hall


Friday, December 10, 2010
Reading and Book Signing
Empire of Liberty: Power, Desire, and Freedom

Anthony Bogues, Harmon Family Professor of Africana Studies

5:00pm
The Brown Bookstore


Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Women of African Descent in Today's Cuba
Tomás Fernández Robaina
Biblioteca Nacional José Martí, Havana, Cuba

In collaboration with the Department of Comparative Literature and CLACS

6:30pm
Watson Institute


Monday, December 6, 2010
African American Buddhism
Public Lecture with William Green, Associate Professor of the Humanities, Tougaloo College

5:30pm
Room 106 - Rhode Island Hall


Monday, December 6, 2010
New Directions in Africana Studies
with Jonathan Fenderson, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
and
Adom Getachew, Yale University

7:00pm
Lower Level - Churchill House


December 3-4, 2010
2010 Achebe Colloquium
The Providence Marriott
Providence, Rhode Island

For schedule and registration click here


Thursday, November 18, 2010
Not Everyone Knows that I'm Actually Black
The Effects of DNA Ancestry Testing on Racial and Ethnic Boundaries, by Wendy Roth of the University of British Columbia

Science Library, Third Floor, 12 pm

 


Thursday, November 11, 2010
Social Activism and Song Workshop with
Sweet Honey In The Rock


George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House
4:00pm

Registration required at http://tinyurl.com/28lco4u

Presented by FirstWorks with support from Brown University Creative Arts Council

 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Public Lecture
Carnival and Grass Roots Arts Organizations in Haiti
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House
4:00pm

 

November 4, 2010
Conversations in Africana Writing:
Ama Ata Aidoo: A Celebration and Tribute


4pm - Ghanaian Histories and Contexts: A discussion with Ama Ata Aidoo, Anani Dzidzienyo and Vincent Odamtten

7pm -A Dilemma of a Ghost - A dramatic reading followed by a folkthought discussion

George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space - Churchill House


 

October 28-November 1, 2010
"En Las Manos de la Muerte" by Alexandra Bernson '12
An exploration of Narco Culture on the USA-Mexico border

Rites and Reason Theatre, 7pm Free, first come, first served

 

Thursday, October 21, 2010
2010-2011 Race and Genomics Lectures Series
Science, Publics and the Politics of Knowledge: A Panel Discussion
with
Geri Augusto, Brown University
Catherine Bliss, Brown University
Lundy Braun, Brown University
Alondra Nelson, Columbia University
Corey D. B. Walker, Brown University

Cogut Center for the Humanities – Pembroke Hall 305 4-6pm


Thursday, October 7, 2010
Invitational Lecture in the Humanities
“Black Culture Matters: Black Cultural Debates in a Color Blind Nation”
Prof. Tricia Rose

Cogut Center for the Humanities - Pembroke Hall 305
5:30pm


Saturday, September 25, 2010
Black Alumni Reunion Panel
“A New World Odyssey”: 40 Years of Rites and Reason Theatre
with
Benny Sato Ambush ‘73
Donald W. King ‘93
Liz Morgan ‘10
Raffini
Daniel W. Wideman ‘91

Moderated by
Prof. Corey D. B. Walker

George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space – Churchill House
10:00am


Thursday, September 23, 2010
Buried Alive: The Concept of Race in the Biological Sciences and Clinical Medicine – With some Social and Political Consequences of its Surprising, even Vigorous Revitalization

Smith-Buannano 106
4:00pm
raciobiomed