The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

"Enduring Questions, New Methods: Haitian Studies in the 21st Century"

In the spirit of Papa Legba (a Haitian lwa, or spirit, who acts as a crossroads between the human and non-human worlds), this conference is dedicated to what Gina Ulysse has called “New Narratives of Haiti.” We envision this conference as a series of roundtables. Dispensing with formal papers, we hope to facilitate conversation as a crossroads at which scholars might generatively explore Haitian history, art, politics, and culture in ways that contest narratives of fear, repression, failure, and dependency.

WOODSON INSTITUTE’S ‘AUGUST IN PERSPECTIVE: CREATIVE RESPONSES’ CALLS TO BODY AND SOUL

UVA TODAY: WOODSON INSTITUTE’S ‘AUGUST IN PERSPECTIVE: CREATIVE RESPONSES’ CALLS TO BODY AND SOUL

Writing and performing original plays and hip-hop. Learning African dances that enslaved people brought with them from regions of Africa to the American South. Making collages with “found” poetry. Putting broken pottery back together – showing the cracks – using the Japanese kintsugi repair method.

August in Perspective: Culminating Showcase

Culminating Showcase  

  • March 2nd 7:00 pm, The Haven
  • Performance of "A King's Story" by Joshua St. Hill, Amaya Wallace, and the Monticello Drama Department
  • Performance of plays created during the 12-hour play project, "How to Live in Charlottesville"
  • Performance of musical composition on redevelopment by children of Friendship Court
  • Poetry readings
  • Display and discussion of Kintsugi pottery and Solidarity Cards

 

August in Perspective: "How to Live In Charlottesville" 12-hour theater project

  • "How to Live in Charlottesville," 12-hour Theater Project with UVA’s Paul Robeson Players
    • February 10th, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 pm, Minor Hall, University of Virginia
    • Participants will write, cast, direct, and perform a series of original plays organized around the theme of “How to Live in Charlottesville”
    • Register via this link by January 31st, 2018
    • Meals provided

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Publications

Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery
Henry Goings; ed Calvin Schermerhorn, Michael Plunkett, and Edward Gaynor
The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration
Deborah E. McDowell, Claudrena N. Harold, and Juan Battle, eds
Press Logo
Deborah E. McDowell, ed
Freedom Summer
Sally Belfrage
New Directions in Civil Rights Studies
Armstead L. Robinson and Patricia Sullivan, eds

Events

Oct
10
4:30pm | Minor 110