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RIC–Public Books Collaboration Launched

RIC–Public Books Collaboration Launched

RIC is pleased to launch its new collaborative publishing initiative with Public Books, “Freedom Education,” featuring long-form interviews with leading intellectuals, conducted by JHU PhD students. In October 2020, in response to the pandemic’s curtailment of activities, Nathan Connolly and Stuart Schrader decided to re-envision some of RIC’s programming. We were interested in taking advantage […]

Baltimore Arts & Activism Panel Announced (Nov. 11th)

Baltimore Arts & Activism Panel Announced (Nov. 11th)

RIC is thrilled to announce another panel discussion building on its semester-long theme of Black-Asian solidarities. Titled “Art, Power, Politics: Bridging Divides in Baltimore City,” the discussion will feature three local Baltimore artist-activists. It will take place in Hodson Hall 210 on Thursday, November 11, 5pm to 6:30pm.

Pier Larson’s papers granted to Northwestern University

The papers of renowned African scholar Pier Larson, who died in 2020 as professor in the Department of History, have been gifted to the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University. The library is one of the most comprehensive collections of African material worldwide, and was a frequent site for Larson’s research […]

Critical Responses to Anti-Asian Violence Fall Speaker Series Announced

Co-sponsored by RIC and the SNF Agora Institute, Critical Responses to Anti-Asian Violence (CRAAV) is a new initiative that is hosting a series of talks and panels this fall. Among the speakers are Kandice Chuh on October 27 and Dylan Rodriguez on December 1. All talks will take place on Wednesdays, from 4pm to 6pm.