Caribbean Borderlands: Postnationalism Prefigured @20
The Conversations in Caribbean Studies series presents a series of panels and roundtables in honor of the 20th anniversary of Prof.
Meet the Fellows: 2022
Our annual event returns to an in-person format for the first time since 2019! Join us to learn about the work of the new and returning Woodson fellows. Each fellow will provide a brief overview of their current research project.
Amphibious Subjects: Book Talk
Book talk for Kwame E. Otu's first monograph: Amphibious Subjects: Sasso and the Contested Politics of Queer Self-Making in Neoliberal Ghana
Mahmood Mamdani: Neither Settler Nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities
Keynote Lecture by Mahmood Mamdani for the Religion and Democracy on the African Continent Conference.
Word. Sound. Power. A listening session in honor of Lee "Scratch" Perry
Following the death of the pioneering dub musician, Lee "Scratch" Perry, this panel brings together scholars and musicians who have worked with him
Meet the Fellows 2021
The Woodson's annual "Meet the Fellows" event showcases the current research projects of our residential pre-and post-doctoral fellows.
Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching
A roundtable discussion on Jarvis R. Givens new book: Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching.
Currents in Conversation: Judas and the Black Messiah
A Currents in Conversation event discussing the widely popular film "Judas and the Black Messiah."
Julian Bond's Time To Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement
Panel discussion on the book launch "Julian Bond's Time To Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement"
Meet the Fellows 2020
During the Woodson Institute's annual event "Meet the Fellows," we welcome new pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows to the fellowship program
Reading Julian Bond Panel Discussion
As a virtual edition of our annual "Transcribe-a-thon," this panel culminated a day-long program in which participants read Julian Bond's speeches.
Reading Sula: A Tribute to Toni Morrison
'Reading Sula: A Tribute to Toni Morrison' brought together volunteers to read Toni Morrison’s second novel “Sula.”
Njelle Hamilton Book Launch Panel
Phonographic Memories is the first book to perform a sustained analysis of the narrative and thematic influence of Caribbean popular music
Meet the Fellows 2019
The 2019 edition of our annual "Meet the Fellows" event was hosted in Minor 110
African Studies Colloquium Series: "Impossible Frontiers" by Kwame E. Otu
African Studies Colloquium Series presentation by Kwame E. Otu.
Interrogating Digital Blackness Keynote: André Brock
Keynote address by André Brock, Associate Professor of Media Studies at Georgia Tech, for the Interrogating Digital Blackness symposium
Conversations in Caribbean Studies Colloquium: Legacies of "the New World Avenger"
2019 marks the 15th-anniversary of the publication of Laurent Dubois’s Avengers of the New World (2004), the first narrative history of the Haitian
Listening Roundtable on A.D. Carson's "SLEEPWALKING 2 [a mixtape/e/ssay | OTR]"
Listening roundtable discussion on A.D. Carson's mixtape e/ssay, OTR
Notes on the State Launch Party
Launch party for the Woodson's podcast series on Thomas Jefferson
Race on the Road in the Automotive Age, Mia Bay
Lecture by Mia Bay Professor in American History at the University of Pennsylvania
Slavery Since Emancipation Series: Susan Burton
This final event of the Slavery Since Emancipation Series with Susan Burton
Currents in Conversation: The Prison Strike and the Carceral State
Currents in Conversation series on the Nationwide Prison Strike, which took place across 13 states from August 21 - September 9, 2018
Meet the Fellows 2018
During the Woodson Institute's annual event "Meet the Fellows," we welcome new pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows to the institute
Enduring Questions, New Methods
April 2018 Conference on Haitian Studies
August in Perspective
The 'Creative Responses to #Charlottesville' event series was organized in the aftermath of August 11th and 12th to provide a space for healing through creative expression
Currents in Conversation: Race, Racism, and Immigration
Currents in Conversation Series event brought together Woodson Professors to discuss and contextualize President Trump's 2018 immigration ban
To Joy My Freedom: A Symposium on Black Feminist Histories
December 2017 Symposium on Tera Hunter's groundbreaking book To Joy My Freedom: Black Women’s Lives and Labors after the Civil War
Contemporarity in Africa: Feminist Perspectives on an Alternative Future
African Studies Colloquium presentation by Professor Patricia McFadden
The Virginia Roots of Today's Radical Right & the Crisis of American Democracy
Nancy MacLean discusses her new book "Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America"
Meet the Fellows 2017
During the 2017 Meet the Fellows event, the Carter G. Woodson Institute welcomed new fellows and celebrated its new departmental status.
"Keep the Movement Coming On:" A Symposium in Memory of Julian Bond
"Keep the Movement Coming On" is a multi-disciplinary symposium organized in remembrance of Julian Bond
Meet the Fellows 2016
Video from the annual event "Meet the Fellows" to welcome new members of the Carter G. Woodson's distinguished fellowship program.
Engaging Race: The Race Tax: Economic Predation in Black America
Currents in Conversation series on economic injustice in America
Engaging Race: Black Girls Matter
Currents in conversations series on the new report: "Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected"
Engaging Race: On Violence, Citizenship, and Social Justice
Anchored by Khalil Muhammad, Executive Director of the Schomburg Center in Black Culture (of the New York Public Library), the forum, titled "Engag
Does Reparations Have a Future? Rethinking Racial Justice in a 'Color-Blind' Era
Major symposium on the question of reparations organized in 2013
Panel: the Politics of the Debt Ceiling Crisis
Panel Discussion on the debt ceiling
"Is Public School 'Choice" Good for the Black Community?" Professor Mary Pattillo
"Choice" has become the buzz word across the policy spectrum, especially in housing, schools, and health care.
30th Anniversary Symposium: African American and African Studies at Work in the World
We at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies are excited to celebrate our Thirtieth Anniversary.
The Problem of Punishment: Race, Inequality and Justice
Major symposium on the burgeoning field of carceral studies organized in 2009