Events

May 4, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Lecture: “Criminalizing Black Freedom on Stage: How the Forced Exhibition of William Freeman Inaugurated the Myth of the Black Predator.”

Lecture with Robin Bernstein (Harvard University). Bernstein’s lecture will show how theater transformed an 1846 mass murder from one unique crime into an inaugural moment in the myth of the African American ‘predator’—and ultimately worked to criminalize black freedom itself. Read More>
May 3, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Rhyme & Reason Presents: Old Roads, New Beats

Special reading by R&R poet Malcolm Friend. For more information, please email rhymeandreasonpgh@gmail.com. Click here for the event flier. Read More>
April 30, 2018 - 11:00am to May 4, 2018 - 1:00pm

Faculty Seminar: Robin Bernstein

"The Tragedy of William Freeman: A Story of Prison Labor, Mass Murder, and Slavery in the North" Faculty Seminar: Robin Bernstein (Harvard University, African & African-American Studies) Read More>
April 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

"To Write Is to Migrate"

Carnegie Nexus has commissioned four writers to wander the Carnegie Museums and write about their encounters with artworks and natural specimens.   Read More>
April 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

"Atlantic Currents: Winds, Waters, and Migrations"

Join us at the CMOA Theater for a discussion at the nexus of art, oceanography, and ecology as we look at the modern history of the Atlantic currents and how they drive a changing world. Read More>
April 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Colloquium: "Damages Done: The Longitudinal Impacts of Natural Hazards on Residential Mobility, Wealth Polarization & Community in the United States"

Junia Howell (Sociology)   With a response from Danielle Wenner (CMU, Philosophy)   Read More>
April 18, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "Melodrama, Race, and Fears of Muslim Numbers: Dramas of Emergencies from Boucicault to Akhtar"

Neilesh Bose (University of Victoria, History) With responses from Lisa Jackson-Schebetta (Theater Arts) and Felix Germain (Africana Studies)   Poster available here.     Read More>
April 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Lecture "The Protectorate of Silence: Testimonies against Amnesia of the Algerian Civil War and Sexual Violence"

Anissa Daoudi  Read More>
April 17, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "Untranslatability of Algeria in ‘the Black Decade'

Anissa Daoudi ​ Reading available here.  Read More>
April 16, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Lecture: "Turks at Work in Early Modern Marseille"

with Gillian Weiss (Case Western Reserve University, History) and Meredith Martin (NYU, Art History)   Poster available here.  Read More>
April 12, 2018 - 5:30pm to April 14, 2018 - 5:30pm

"The Logic of Racial Practice: Embodiment, Habitus, and Implicit Bias" Symposium

Click here to view the full "The Logic of Racial Practice: Embodiment, Habitus, and Implicit Bias" Symposium schedule. Racial Practice Symposium Poster Read More>
April 12, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "The Anthropocene: the Promise & Pitfalls of an Epochal Idea"

Rob Nixon (Princeton University, English) with responses from Shalini Puri (English) and James Wynn (NYU, Art History)   Reading available here.  Read More>
April 11, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Tucci Lecture: "Immigration & Italian National Identity in the Plays of Gianni Clementi"

with Stefano Muneroni (University of Alberta, Drama) Read More>
April 9, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Lecture: "Cyborg on the Bridge to Nowhere: Problems from the Edge of Life"

with Jesse Soodalter (UPMC)   Poster available here.     Read More>
April 7, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

"Transformative Childhood Studies: Remix in Justice, Inquiry, & Praxis"

with Lauren Silver as part of the conference "Playing with Childhood in the Twenty-First Century". Read More>

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