• Fall Colloquium with Marixa Lasso: October 26th

    Our fall colloquium series continues on Wednesday, October 26th, as Marixa Lasso discusses Lost Towns of the Canal Zone, Erasing Modernity at the Panama Canal.

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  • "Effective/Defective James Baldwin": October 26th

    Please join Robert Reid-Pharr as he presents this year's Matthiessen Lecture.

    Co-sponsored with the Harvard University Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

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  • A conversation with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: October 29th

    Please join us at 5:00pm on October 29th at the Institute of Politics for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in conversation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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  • Slaves and the Law - Comparative Questions and Approaches: October 28th & 29th

    The Afro-Latin American Research Institute's Working Group on Comparative Slavery will host their second workshop this fall at Brown University.

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  • Carrie Mae Weems: I once knew a girl...

    Fall 2016 Exhibition at the Cooper Gallery 

    On View September 20, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017

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Applications Available for 2017-2018

Applications for the 2017-2018 class of W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellows are now online. Deadline: January 23, 2017.

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Carrie Mae Weems: I once knew a girl...

On View Now! Sept 20 2016 - Jan 7 2017

The Cooper Gallery presents the evocative work of internationally acclaimed photography and video installation artist Carrie Mae Weems, recipient of the 2013 MacArthur “Genius” grant and the 2015 W. E. B. Du Bois Medal. 

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Classic Crates

This year, the Loeb Music Library at Harvard University, in collaboration with the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute, began its archive of 200 of the most influential hiphop albums.

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William Julius Wilson, along with his colleagues Lawrence D. Bobo, Matthew Desmond, Devah Pager, Robert Sampson, Mario Small, and Bruce Western has launched a major new project at the Hutchins Center.

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