• CALL FOR PAPERS: Black Portraiture[s] IV

    We invite artists, activists, and scholars to reflect on the visual expressions of national imaginaries and political ideologies that negate racial differences and render black subjects invisible.

    The conference will be held March 15-17, 2018, in Havana, Cuba.


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  • Jalada 05 / Transition 123

    Through fortuitous meeting in Kampala at the 2015 Writivism Festival, Transition and Jalada have joined forces to present this issue on the theme of Fear.

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  • Elektrik Revival: Remixing the Black Speculative South

    On view at the Rudenstine Gallery: May 17 - July 21

    "Blanka" illustration by John Jennings.

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  • The Black Calendar

    Now: Upcoming events from all schools and all departments at Harvard, compiled in one place!

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  • 'The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art'

    Now available! The latest volume from the Image of the Black Archive & Library asks how the black figure was depicted by artists from the non-Western world.

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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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Mark Claster Mamolen Dissertation Workshop Class of 2017

The fourteen members of the second edition of the Mark Claster Mamolen Dissertation Workshop were selected from a pool of forty-two applicants from universities and research  institutions in Germany, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Puerto Rico, and United States.

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