Events Calendar

Thu, Oct 1 5:00 PM 2020
Annette Joseph-Gabriel at New York University, Virtual Event
Event type: Meeting
Annette Joseph-Gabriel, author of Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire, will be giving a book talk on Zoom about her new book.

 

Wed, Oct 7 7:00 PM 2020
Workshop: Violence in U.S. Education: Approaches & Practices
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Join Dr. Koritha Mitchell for a workshop on ethical teaching entitled Violence in U.S. Education: Approaches & Practices.

Too often, instructors consider the role of violence in our society only when something ugly happens. This workshop addresses the purpose of all forms of violence (from hate speech to physical attacks) and encourages proactive strategies for creating learning environments. It will emphasize philosophical approaches teachers can adopt and offer concrete practices that put theory into motion.

Register here: https://bit.ly/EthicalTeaching

Hosted by: University of Illinois Press
With: Center for Advanced Study, African American Research Center, College of Education, Department of African American Studies, Department of English, Department of Gender & Women's Studies, Department of History, Department of Theatre, Humanities Research Institute, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Speaker: Koritha Mitchell | Associate Professor of English, Ohio State University

Koritha Mitchell is a literary historian, cultural critic, and associate professor of English at Ohio State University. She is author of Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, which won book awards from the American Theatre and Drama Society and from the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. She is editor of the Broadview Edition of Frances Harper’s 1892 novel Iola Leroy, and her articles include “James Baldwin, Performance Theorist, Sings the Blues for Mister Charlie,” published by American Quarterly, and “Love in Action,” which appeared in Callaloo and draws parallels between lynching and violence against LGBTQ+ communities. Her second book, From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture, was published in August 2020 by the University of Illinois Press. Her commentary has appeared in outlets such as CNN, Good Morning America, "The Huffington Post", NBC News, PBS Newshour, and NPR's Morning Edition. Follow her @ProfKori.

Thu, Oct 8 7:00 PM 2020
Koritha Mitchell MillerComm Lecture- Homemade Citizenship: All But Inviting Injury
Event type: Lecture

Even when they embody everything the nation claims to respect, African Americans cannot count on being treated like citizens. Simply consider the black soldiers and nurses who served in the Civil War, WWI, and WWII only to be disfranchised and denigrated … or consider the Ivy League-educated constitutional lawyer who rose to the office of president only to face demands that he “show his papers,” his birth certificate and academic transcripts. Though their success will not likely bring them the safety and respectability it should, African Americans seem to cling to all that purportedly makes one an ideal citizen, including the heteronormative nuclear family and its traditional household. What does this pattern of investing against the odds reveal about African American culture? The short answer: homemade citizenship.

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Hosted by: University of Illinois Press

In conjunction with: African American Research Center, College of Education, Department of African American Studies, Department of English, Department of Gender & Women's Studies, Department of History, Department of Theatre, Humanities Research Institute, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

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Speaker: Koritha Mitchell | Associate Professor of English, Ohio State University

Koritha Mitchell is a literary historian, cultural critic, and associate professor of English at Ohio State University. She is author of Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, which won book awards from the American Theatre and Drama Society and from the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. She is editor of the Broadview Edition of Frances Harper’s 1892 novel Iola Leroy, and her articles include “James Baldwin, Performance Theorist, Sings the Blues for Mister Charlie,” published by American Quarterly, and “Love in Action,” which appeared in Callaloo and draws parallels between lynching and violence against LGBTQ+ communities. Her second monograph, From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture, was published in August 2020 by the University of Illinois Press. Her commentary has appeared in outlets such as CNNGood Morning AmericaThe Huffington PostNBC NewsPBS Newshour, and NPR's Morning Edition. On Twitter, she’s @ProfKori.

Mon, Oct 26 4:30 PM 2020
Annette Joseph-Gabriel at Princeton University, Virtual Event
Event type: Lecture
Annette Joseph-Gabriel, author of Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire, will be speaking about her new book in a lecture presented by Princeton University's Department of French and Latin.

If you would like to participate, please contact Kelly Eggers for the Zoom ID.

 

Tue, Oct 27 12:00 PM 2020
Danielle Fuentes Morgan at California State University, Monterey Bay, Virtual Event
Event type: Meeting
Danielle Fuentes Morgan, author of Laughing to Keep From Dying: African American Satire in the Twenty-First Century, will be giving a book talk on Zoom about her new book.

Tue, Oct 27 7:00 PM 2020
Madam C.J. Walker's Gospel of Giving Virtual Event: Tyrone McKinley Freeman in conversation with Tiffany M. Gill
Event type: Lecture
Join Tyrone McKinley Freeman and Tiffany M. Gill for a virtual event celebrating the release of Freeman's new book Madam C.J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy During Jim Crow on October 27 at 7pm EST.

Register for the event here: http://bit.ly/FreemanEvent

 

About the Book: 

Tyrone McKinley Freeman's biography highlights how giving shaped Walker's life before and after she became wealthy. Poor and widowed when she arrived in St. Louis in her twenties, Walker found mentorship among black churchgoers and working black women. Her adoption of faith, racial uplift, education, and self-help soon informed her dedication to assisting black women's entrepreneurship, financial independence, and activism. Walker embedded her philanthropy in how she grew her business, forged alliances with groups like the National Association of Colored Women, funded schools and social service agencies led by African American women, and enlisted her company's sales agents in local charity and advocacy work. Illuminating and dramatic, Madam C. J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving broadens our understanding of black women’s charitable giving and establishes Walker as a foremother of African American philanthropy.

 

About Tyrone McKinley Freeman: 

Tyrone McKinley Freeman’s work examines African American philanthropic agency in historical and contemporary contexts with an emphasis on the ways in which African Americans have used philanthropy to express their dignity and humanity as well as to survive and press for massive social reform. He is assistant professor of philanthropic studies and director of undergraduate programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. Previously, he was a professional fundraiser for social services, community development, and higher education organizations. He was also associate director of The Fund Raising School where he trained nonprofit leaders in the United States, Africa, Asia, and Europe. His research has appeared in O: The Oprah Magazine, USA Today, TIME, Newsweek, NewsOne, Blavity, The Conversation, Black Perspectives, Chronicle of Philanthropy, and the Stanford Social Innovations Review. He is co-author of Race, Gender and Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations (2011 Palgrave MacMillan). Tyrone is a proud HBCU graduate, having earned his B.A. in English/Liberal Arts from Lincoln University (PA). Follow him @mckinleytyrone.

 

About Tiffany M. Gill:

Dr. Tiffany M. Gill is an Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University.  She is the author of Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry ( 2010 University of Illinois Press) which received the 2010 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize by the Association of Black Women Historians and co-editor of To Turn the Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism (2019 University of Illinois Press). Professor Gill’s research has been supported by various foundations, including the American Association of University Women and the National Endowment of the Humanities.  An award-winning teacher and a nationally recognized expert in African American Women’s History, fashion and beauty culture, business history, and travel and migration studies, she has provided expert commentary for various news outlets including National Public Radio, C-SPAN, CNBC, Vox, the Washington Post and New York Times. Dr. Gill has served as a consultant for international beauty retailer Sephora and as a historical advisor for Higher Ground, the film and television production company founded by President Barack and Michelle Obama.  Named a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historian and a Regents’ Outstanding Teacher while on the faculty at the University of Texas, Gill has also been recognized by Diverse Issues in Higher Education as one of the top 25 women in higher education. Professor Gill is currently at work on a book chronicling the promise and peril of African American international leisure travel. You can find her on social media @SableVictorian.

Thu, Oct 29 4:30 PM 2020
Annette Joseph-Gabriel at Princeton University, Virtual Event
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Annette Joseph-Gabriel, author of Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire, will be speaking about her new book at a workshop presented by Princeton University's Department of African American Studies.

To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.

Tue, Nov 10 12:00 AM 2020
Annette Joseph-Gabriel at Event Hosted by Professor Ivana Isailovic and Professor Cyra Akila Choudhury, Virtual Event
Event type: Meeting
Annette Joseph-Gabriel, author of Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire, will be giving a book talk on Zoom about her new book. If interested, please send Professor Cyra Akila Choudhury an e-mail and she will add you to the mailing list.

 

Thu, Nov 19 7:00 PM 2020
Deborah Kanter at Chicago History Museum Online
Event type: Lecture

The 2020–21 season of Urban History Seminars will be kicking off virtually this year!  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all fall UHS sessions will be virtual via Zoom and free of charge. A decision regarding the winter and spring sessions is pending, but all future plans will follow city and state guidelines. 

Join Deborah Kanter of Albion College as she presents Chicago Catolico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican. 

Thu, Dec 10 12:00 PM 2020
Wazhmah Osman at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communications (Online)
Event type: Lecture
In her book Television and the Afghan Culture Wars: Brought to You by Foreigners, Warlords, and Activists, Osman analyzes the impact of international funding and cross-border media flows on the national politics of Afghanistan, the region, and beyond. Fieldwork from across Afghanistan allowed Osman to record the voices of Afghan media producers and people from all sectors of society. Afghans offer their own seldom-heard views on the country’s cultural progress and belief systems, their understandings of themselves, and the role of international interventions. Osman looks at the national and transnational impact of media companies like Tolo TV, Radio Television Afghanistan, and foreign media giants and funders like the British Broadcasting Corporation and USAID. By focusing on local cultural contestations, productions, and social movements, Television and the Afghan Culture Wars redirects the global dialogue about Afghanistan to Afghans and thereby challenges top-down narratives of nation-building and human rights development.

Mon, Dec 14 1:00 PM 2020
Anya Jabour at The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House Online
Event type: Lecture
This season’s line-up for the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House Monday Lecture Series features ten guest speakers covering a range of timely topics inspired by the life, work, and legacy of Susan B. Anthony.  This season will be presented online, with each presentation offered to registered guests at 1pm ET. Join Anya Jabour, author of "Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women's Activism in Modern America," for the December lecture, Relationships and Rights: Sophonisa Breckinridge, Same-Sex Relationships , and Women’s Activism in Modern America.

Sat, Apr 3 8:00 PM 2021
Stephen Wade at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Event type: Performance
Stephen Wade, author of The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience, will perform at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Exhibits

The University of Illinois Press attends scholarly conferences and trade book shows throughout North America each year. A list of our meetings follows. Stop by our booth to browse, to buy, or to speak to one of our acquisition editors or staff. For further information, contact Exhibits Manager Margo Chaney.