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Access to rare audio tapes enhances Prof. Jonathan Rieder’s new book on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sociology professor answers questions about his new book, Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation

On Human Bondage in Ancient Egypt

A lecture by Ellen Morris ’91
Thursday, March 28, 2013
12 PM
BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall

 

Ellen Morris, Barnard assistant professor of classics, examines Egyptian imperialism in 1500 BCE and its effect on Egypt’s economy and sense of self. 

For The Public Good: Democratic Citizenship & The Public Good

A photo exhibit and panel with Kimberley Johnson, Rickie Solinger, and Dorian Warren
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
6:30 PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

Rickie Solinger, Dorian Warren, and Kimberley Johnson discuss the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s epic New Deal reforms, and today’s need for similar programs to address the challenges of the 21st century. 

An Immutable Document?

History professor Herbert Sloan discusses the idea that the Constitution should be revised every generation.

Strategic Scrapbooks: 19th-Century Activists Remake the Newspaper for African American History and Women’s Rights

Women's History Month Lecture
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
6:30 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

 

Ellen Gruber Garvey, professor of English at New Jersey City University, reveals a previously unexplored layer of American popular culture, where 19th-century activists collected and constructed new narratives through scrapbooks.

 

Prof. James Basker gives new life to historic antislavery texts

American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation compiles fiction, non-fiction, poems, sermons, plays, children’s books, and more.

Charting the Future & the Unknown in the Middle Ages & Renaissance

A conference
Saturday, December 1, 2012
9 AM - 6:15 PM

Barnard’s 23rd Medieval and Renaissance Conference takes up the question of how writers, artists, historians, scientists, and the masses imagined and plotted the future and the unknown.

The Talk in Batesville

Professor Lee Anne Bell is one of the filmmakers behind a gripping documentary about school desegregation that premiered at Barnard this fall.