This afternoon, join us in the @UMBCLibrary for our first Humanities Forum lecture of the semester: Thinking Like a Caravan: The Current Migration Crisis with Rachel Ida Buff from @UWM
This talk is mostly based on her new book, A IS FOR ASYLUM SEEKER: WORDS FOR PEOPLE ON THE MOVE. The book is being published simultaneously in English and in Spanish.
In addition to being an immigration historian, Buff has been working as an immigration activist for over 20 years. She noticed that in the past few years, there has been confusion in the discussions towards the migrant crisis.
This afternoon, @UMBCHistory’s Robert K. Webb Lecture is all about Edo. @astanley711 from @NorthwesternU explores the social history of early nineteenth-century Edo (now Tokyo) in the context of global history, focusing on gender, violence, and consumption. #umbchumforum
In 1800 — the era of Napoleon and revolution and declarations of independence — Edo boasted a population of 1.2 million. In comparison, London had a population of one million, Paris had 550,000, and New York was a tiny outpost of 60,000. Yet Edo is invisible in global history.
Edo is typically referred to as a “culture” in world history textbooks. Kabuki theatre, geisha, and shinto are what typically comes to mind. A culture without a society.
.@deardelirious is introducing Mayra Santos-Febres, novelist, essayist, and poet from Puerto Rico. A @GuggFellows and recipient of the Juan Rolfo award, Santos-Febres is currently a professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.
The Fractal Caribbean is nonbinary, although it contains the binary. Try listening to jazz, which contains improvisation, but also a consistent rhythm. Intrustments playing different yet the same rhythm. #umbchumforum
This afternoon is the big event: the Joan S. Korenman lecture with @SaraNAhmed at 7pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall: "Complaint as Diversity Work." The event is free and will be recorded. Hope to see you there!
This evening in the UC Ballroom, @DorothyERoberts joins us to celebrate 40 years of the W.E.B. Du Bois' lecture, as she talks about race, racism, and the new racial science. #humforum18
We have a full house here in the UC Ballroom for Dr. Roberts. Africana Studies Chair Gloria Chuku is welcoming us and reminding us that this is the 40th anniversary of the Du Bois lecture and the legacy that name carries. #humforum18
Chuku: One of the benefits of this lecture is to provide us with intellectual dialogue on people of the African diaspora and to reflect on what Du Bois represented. #humforum18
We are getting started with our MEMS Colloquium Lecture. @JonathanHsy will be presenting on premodern manual languages. #humforum18
We have an ASL interpreter present with us thanks to the @UMBC Office of Student Disability Services. Making sure our programs are accessible is important to us.
As this is a work that is still in very early stages, we won’t be able to provide any images. BUT we will tweet out the larger themes and you can always engage directly with @JonathanHsy’s previous works.
This afternoon @ 4pm in @UMBCLibrary, @DMendelsohn1960 will read from his award-winning work, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic for #humforum18. This memoir recounts a father and son's journey through Homer's great epic.
Books will be available for purchase.
David Rosenbloom, Professor and Chair of @AncsUMBC, introduces Daniel Mendelsohn and describes him as his own personal literary siren. #humforum18
Mendelsohn: This book is the third in which I use ancient texts to reflect on personal narrative. The Elusive Embrace examines my gay identity, while The Lost examines my search for relatives who were lost to the Holocaust. #humforum18
.@nuncaduermo on the origins of @radioambulante: co-founder Daniel Alarcón was left disappointed after doing a story for BBC Radio which left out Latinx voices. They decided to create a space for those voices to be heard. #humforum18
Join us for our final #humforum18 event of the semester with the annual Lipitz Lecture featuring Carole McCann, Professor and Chair of @UMBC_GWST on 5/3 at 4pm. Her talk will highlight her work to reconstruct the history of Planned Parenthood of MD @PPFA. ow.ly/WNvn30ii2nn