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Lectures in the History of Art: Tanisha Ford, University of Delaware


Location: Peabody Hall

Contact: Tania C. String

Description: Tanisha C. Ford is Associate Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware. She is the author of Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul (UNC Press, 2015), which narrates the powerful intertwining histories of the Black Freedom movement and the rise of the global fashion industry. Liberated Threads won the 2016 Organization of American Historians’ Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for best book on civil rights history.

Museum Tour: Explore the Ackland’s Collection


Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Jenny Marvel

Description: Museum Tour: Explore the Ackland’s Collection Enjoy a free, 30-minute docent-led tour every Wednesday at 2:00 PM. These tours enable visitors to explore the Ackland Art Museum collection with a guide. Meet at the visitor services desk in the Ackland’s lobby and experience the Ackland in a new way! Free. No reservation needed.

Edwidge Danticat to Deliver 25th Annual Stone Memorial Lecture


Location: Sonja Haynes Stone Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Description: Edwidge Danticat, Award-winning author and activist will deliver the 25th Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture. Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah […]

José Suárez Otero – “Santiago de Compostela and the Autumn of the Middle Ages to the Modern Age: Architecture, Social Conflict, and Pilgrimage in a Time of Change.”


Location: Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Description: Prof. José Suárez Otero is a noted scholar of the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela who served as the chief archaeologist for the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and is currently a visiting scholar at UCLA and William and Mary.  He will be presenting a lecture entitled: “Santiago de Compostela and the Autumn of the Middle Ages: […]

“Are Human Rights Relevant to Advancing Global Health Anymore?” — A Talk by Alicia Ely Yamen


Location: Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Contact: Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program

Description: Alicia Ely Yamin is the Program Director of the Health and Human Rights Initiative, at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and a Visiting Professor Law at Georgetown University and Adjunct Lecturer on Law and Global Health at Harvard University. This lecture is the 6th annual Health and Human Rights Lecture sponsored by the Department […]