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Exhibition Explores Fashion in 1920s Shanghai

A fashion exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America, curated with the expertise of Professor Dorothy Ko, tells the story of Shanghai’s “new woman.”

Fly Me to the Moon

Lily Koppel ’03 may have been just “moon dust”— as she jokes— during the great age of space exploration, but in her second book, The Astronaut Wives Club, the 32-year-old author deftly transports readers through that era, navigating territory that has seldom been traversed.

Marking 20 Years of Africana Studies

“There’s been a dramatic transformation,” says Professor Tina Campt. “There’s been the transformation of going from nothing to something.” She’s talking about the Africana Studies Program, which she directs—and which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

 

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. 

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.