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Anti-Racism and Action: Our Roles Now


The Inclusion Imperative Diversity Teaching Network, Dresher Center for the Humanities, Center for Social Science Scholarship, Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts and the Imaging Research Center invite you to attend the third Anti-Racism and Action: Our Roles Now Drop-in Session to consider how we can continue to use our roles as faculty, staff, teachers, chairs/directors, graduate students, or mentors to work toward racial justice, social change, civic action, community action, and pedagogical engagement.

Jackie Murray: “Racecraft in the Odyssey and Argonautica”


The Humanities Forum presents an Ancient Studies Week lecture by Jackie Murray, Associate Professor of Classics, African American and Africana Studies, and Gender and Women Studies, University of Kentucky, who will speak on Racecraft in the Odyssey and Argonautica.

College Spotlight: A Conversation with Dr. Kimberly R. Moffitt


Join Brian Frazee, M.P.P. ’12, president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, as he introduces Interim Dean Kimberly Moffitt, professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture and affiliate professor of Africana Studies, at this virtual "coffee-inspired" event. You and your fellow CAHSS Retrievers will get an inside look at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences during this current landscape.

Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead: “Black COVID Stories, Black Lives Matter, and Protest: A Conversation about the Ongoing Struggle for Justice and Change”


The Humanities Forum and the Social Sciences Forum present Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies in the Department of Communication at Loyola University Maryland, who will present the annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture on “Black COVID Stories, Black Lives Matter, and Protest: A Conversation about the Ongoing Struggle for Justice and Change.”

Putting COVID-19 in Its Place: Locating the Scientific, Psychological, and Social Aspects of the Crisis


The Philosophy of Science Association (PSA), based at UMBC, presents Putting COVID-19 in Its Place: Locating the Scientific, Psychological, and Social Aspects of the Crisis. Understanding the COVID-19 crisis is critical to managing its outcome. This raises some central questions. Why is the pandemic not the same for every person in every place? How do the risks and uncertainties of the virus shape scientific, governmental and individual responses? The PSA invites the public to join in a discussion of these important issues.

Christopher K. Morgan


Please join us for an online lecture by Christopher K. Morgan, who brings over 20 years of international experience and high artistic acclaim to his leadership roles as Artistic & Executive Director of Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (CKM&A), as Director of the Dance Omi International Dance Collective, and as the recently-appointed Executive Artistic Director of Dance Place in Washington D.C.

Rosy Simas


Please join us for an online lecture by Rosy Simas, a transdisciplinary artist who historically has presented work as a choreographer. She is Haudenosaunee, Seneca, Heron clan. Culture, history, and identity stored in her body are the underpinning of all of her work as a dance artist, administrator, and advocate. Her choreography investigates how culture, history and identity are stored in the body and expressed in movement.

Dawn Biehler: “Embodying Empire Through Captivity”


The Humanities Forum presents Dawn Biehler, Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Systems; and Affiliate Faculty, Department of Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies, UMBC, who will speak on "Embodying Empire Through Captivity: Geographies of Caged Animals, Human Domination, and Struggle in New York’s Central Park."

Karma R. Chávez: “The Borders of AIDS”


The Humanities Forum presents Karma R. Chávez, Chair and Associate Professor of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, who will speak on "The Borders of AIDS: Race, Quarantine and Resistance."

Black Power in DC


George Derek Musgrove, associate professor of history, will present and discuss the conception and design of Black Power in DC, an innovative and interactive approach to presenting history. He will be joined by Anne Rubin, professor of history, and Lee Boot, director of the Imaging Research Center, to discuss the project’s creation and its relationship to the digital humanities landscape. A question and answer session with the audience will follow.

CAHSS Spotlight Virtual Event


A College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) Spotlight Event will present "Amidst Great Change: Why a Career in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences is Rewarding and Valuable." This conversation, moderated by Charles "Tot" Woolston, will feature Ana Maria Schwartz Caballero, Vin Grabill, Nancy Miller, Derek Musgrove, and Jason Schiffman.

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