Nicole Archambeau, “War, Plague & Confession: Stories of Survival from Fourteenth-Century Provence”

Flyer for zoom talk for "War, Plague & Confession: Stories of Survival from Fourteenth-Century Provence" on 5/6/21 at 4PM

The History Department is proud to welcome back alumna Dr. Nicole Archambeau (History, Colorado State University) for a virtual talk based on her new book Souls under Siege: Stories of War, Plague, and Confession in Fourteenth-Century Provence. You can read a glowing review of Souls under Siege in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Dr. Archambeau’s book and talk draw on […]

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ISRRAR Event–Dr. Sylvester Ogbechie, “Godbearer: Yoruba Orisa, Black Atlantic Modernisms and Afrofuturist Imaginaries”

Flyer for Zoom talk with Dr. Sylvester Ogbechie "Godbearer: Yoruba Orisa, Black Atlantic Modernisms and Afrofuturist imaginaries

Dr. Sylvester Ogbechie‘s work evaluates the resurgence of African gods in Black Atlantic modernisms, contemporary media and Afrofuturist visualities. African deities are everywhere in contemporary culture from the Akan trickster god Anansi and numerous Yoruba Orisa in the American Gods TV series, through images of the Kh’Met (Egyptian) goddess Bast in the Afrofuturist blockbuster movie Black Panther, to the cyberspace […]

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ISRRAR Event–Dr. Maytha Alhassen, “The Ummic Imperative: A Decolonial Approach to Malcolm X’s Islam”

Flyer for Zoom talk for The Ummic Imperative: A Decolonial Approach to Malcom X's Islam on 4/6/21 at 4PM

Through an assemblage of multiple archives, Dr. Maytha Alhassen tracks the Malcolm X’s political and spiritual project the last year of his life as he travels across decolonizing geographies. Alhassen contends that undergirding Malcolm X’s Black liberation framework is a praxical commitment to an “ummic imperative.” Engaging Malcolm’s spiritual political philosophies will also serve to interrogate and complicate Third World […]

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ISRRAR Event–Dr. Samiha Rahman, “Redefining Black Excellence: Ihsan, Islamic Education, and the Tijani Sufi Order”

Flyer for Zoom talk for Redefining Black Excellence: Ihsan, Islamic Education, and the Tikani Sufi Order on3/9/21 at 4PM

Since the 1980s, hundreds of predominantly working-class African American Muslim youth have migrated to the West African Tijani Sufi town of Medina Baye, Senegal. They hope to circumvent the antiblackness, Islamophobia, and economic inequality they face in the U.S. in search of a transformative educational encounter in a society where Blackness and Islam constitute the dominant norms. This talk chronicles […]

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AfroLatinx Voices Series: Re-Writing Black Religions in the Atlantic World–A Conversation with Andrea Mosquera-Guerrero

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How might we re-write the history and historiography of religion, race, and art in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Atlantic world? Prof. Andrea Guerrero-Mosquera (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco) will discuss the role of historians in uncovering and debating ideas about the past of people of African descent during the colonial period. She invites us to consider the ways art, material […]

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ISRRAR Event–Dr. Rasul Miller, “Black Internationalism and Black Sunni Muslims in America”

Flyer for Zoom talk for Black Internationalism and Black Sunni Muslims in America on 2/23/21 at 4PM

During the interwar period, the historic neighborhood of Harlem was home to a thriving Black political scene that included Garveyites, Communists, labor organizers, anticolonial activists, and politicized adherents of various new Black religious congregations. Shaykh Daoud Faisal and Mother Khadijah Faisal, the architects of New York City’s first lasting Black Sunni Muslim community worked as artists, organizers, and propagators of […]

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ISRRAR Event–Dr. Jason Young, “Look for Me in the Whirlwind: Toward an Ecology of Afro-Futurism”

Flyer for Zoom talk for Look for Me in the Whirlwind: Toward an Ecology of Afro-Futurism on 2/9/21 at 4PM

Speaking before a rapt audience, famed black nationalist leader, Marcus Garvey, vowed to support the cause of African liberation not only in life, but also in death, insisting that he would return as an “earthquake, or a cyclone, or plague, or pestilence” to aid in the fight for freedom. He implored his followers: “Look for me in the whirlwind.” Using […]

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ISRRAR Event–Dr. LaKisha Simmons, “The Ancestors and the Womb are One: Black Motherhood and Histories of Black Infant Loss”

Flyer for Zoom talk for The Ancestors and the Womb are One: Black Motherhood and Histories of Black Infant Loss on 1/26/21 at 4PM

Throughout the twentieth century, Black women in the United States experienced at least double the rates of infant mortality experienced by white women. Through an analysis of oral histories collected in the US South in the 1930s, Dr. LaKisha Simmons (University of Michigan) details what Patricia Hill Collins terms a “Black women’s standpoint on mothering.” From interviewees’ discussions of infant […]

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The Initiative for the Study of Race, Religion, and Revolution’s Winter 2021 Schedule

Flyer for a list of talks for ISRRAR: Institute for the Study of Race, Religion, and Revolution

Professor Butch Ware and the ISRRAR announce the Winter Quarter schedule for HIST 210RA: Race, Faith, Revolution. Graduate students are invited to register for this 2-unit seminar and to sign up for the listserv at http://tinyurl.com/ISRRARListServ. How have Black metaphysics articulated with racial politics in order to advance efforts of justice, liberation, and self-actualization? In this very special year of […]

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Contemporary Iraq: Walls and Circuits

Global Studies and the Center for Middle East Studies will be hosting an event titled, “CONTEMPORARY IRAQ: WALLS AND CIRCUITS.” Mona Damluji, Stanford University: “Baghdad’s Deep Dilemma: Urban Segregation Under Occupation” Paulo Hilu Pinto, Fluminense Federal University (Brazil): “Remaking Transnational Shiism in Contemporary Iraq: Economic and Religious Geographies on the Pilgrim’s Road to Karbala” Paul Amar, Global Studies: Moderator

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