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Scholars@Hallwalls: Jenifer L. Barclay, “‘A History Worth Cherishing’: Race-ability and the Complexities of School Desegregation”

This event is sponsored by the UB Humanities Institute

Date: February 2, 2024
Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
Place: Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

Scholars@Hallwalls is a monthly series featuring talks by Humanities Institute Faculty Fellows. Please join us in the cinema space at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center!

Complimentary wine and light fare will be served for a brief, pre-talk mingling session at this free and open-to-the-public event.

“‘A History Worth Cherishing’: Race-ability and the Complexities of School Desegregation”

Triumphalist histories of Brown v. Board of Education depict the desegregation of public schools as a difficult but necessary step in the United States’ inexorable march toward progress, overcoming the racism of a supposed minority of white citizens until justice prevailed. In this lecture, historian Jenifer L. Barclay centers the experiences of former students of doubly segregated southern schools for the deaf and blind and the 1952 Miller v. Board of Education of the District of Columbia case to explore the ways that a Black disability perspective disrupts and nuances this historical narrative.

This event will be simultaneously live-streamed via the Hallwalls website. The talk will begin at ~4:15pm.

For more information visit the UB Humanities Institute website.

Reading the China Dream in the Xi Jinping Era

David Ownby.

Sponsored by UB Asia Research Institute, cosponsored by the UB Asian Studies Program and Department of History

Date: February 6, 2024
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Place: Buffalo Room, Capen 10

Based on ten years of reading, translating, and curating the works of contemporary Chinese intellectuals, David Ownby explores how reform and opening changed intellectual life in China, creating a de facto pluralism in the early 20th century, and how intellectuals have fared under Xi Jinping, who has sought to replace pluralism with ideological discipline.

David Ownby recently retired from the History Department of the Université of Montréal and is currently a Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany. His most recent work focuses on intellectual life in contemporary China and he is the founder of the Reading the China Dream website.

An AsiaTalks lecture of the UB Asia Research Institute, cosponsored by the UB Asian Studies Program and Department of History.

Feminist Research Alliance Workshop: Pablo Mitchell, "Our Dimness Brightened in Her Smile: Sex, Race, and Latinidad in US Higher Education, 1900-1920"

Sponsored by the UB Gender Institute

Date: February 21, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM
Place: Zoom

For more information and registration visit the Feminist Research Alliance Workshop webpage.

32nd Annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference

Date: March 9, 2023
Place: O'Brian Hall, UB North Campus

The Graduate History Association (GHA) of the University at Buffalo is hosting the 32nd Annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference, to be held at the University at Buffalo on Saturday, March 9, 2024. Co-sponsored by the History Department, the Center for Disability Studies, and the Mellon foundation, this conference provides a forum for graduate students from across North America to share their research with fellow students and faculty members from a variety of fields, including

  • History, Political Science, Anthropology, Classics, English, Comparative Literature,
  • American Studies, Caribbean Studies, Africana Studies, Geography, Gender Studies,
  • Disability Studies, Religious Studies, and Urban Studies.

More information TBA soon!

Feminist Research Alliance Workshop: Robin Mitchell, "Suzanne Simon Baptiste Louverture: Microbiography and Black Women's Lves"

Sponsored by UB Gender Institute

Date: March 14, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM
Place: Zoom

For more information and registration visit the Feminist Research Alliance Workshop webpage.

Inaugural Francis J. and Shirley A. Wozniak Lecture

Professor David Nirenberg, the Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

Date: April 5, 2024
Time: 3:00-5:00
Place: Capen Hall 107

Prof. David Nirenberg will lecture in April 2024. The Institute he directs is a renowned center of historical research and intellectual inquiry, where some UB faculty have spent productive research leaves. Further, Professor Nirenberg is a gifted and prolific historian of the relations of Jews, Christians, and Muslims in medieval Europe and the Mediterranean region. Through his historical inquiry, he engages topics that resonate in our contemporary times, such as racism, anti-Semitism, and Christian-Muslim relations.

More information TBA soon!

Dr. Antoine Johnson, “More than Pushing Pills: Black AIDS Activism in the Bay Area”

Date: April 24, 2024
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Place: Park 545

More information and registration TBA soon!

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