Category Archives: Events

on-campus and off-campus events hosted/sponsored by AAST or recognized as relevant to African American Studies

Book Talk with Roberto Strongman

If you missed the BOOK TALK WITH ROBERTO STRONGMAN
hosted by The Carolina Lowcountry & Atlantic World Program at CofC, don’t worry you can watch it here https://bit.ly/3nvjJXG
 
Author of Queering Black Atlantic Religions: Transcorporeality in Candomblé, Santería, and Vodou
 
Roberto Strongman is Associate Professor of Comparative Caribbean Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
 
Discussion was lead by Dr. Lenny Lowe, Assistant Professor in Religious Studies at CofC.

LCWA Signature Series: History of Violence Toward the Black Church

Did you miss the LCWA Signature Series: History of Violence Toward the Black Church: From16th Street Baptist to Mother Emanuel on October 29, 2020? Don’t worry, you can watch it here!

Dr. Anthony Greene, Associate Professor in African American Studies presented with an interview following by Rev. Kylon Middleton.

 

Mark your calendars

Join AAST for these two exciting virtual events!

Mark your calendars for OCTOBER 29th!
Join AAST as our very own Dr. Anthony Greene presents History of Violence Toward the Black Church: From 16th Street Baptist to Mother Emanuel.
6pm
Click Link to join event: https://bit.ly/2TaRVKP

 

 

 

 


And join us on November 10th as we welcome Dr. Jason Shelton as he presents Distinctive Divide: African American Religious Diversity.
6pm
Click link to join event: https://bit.ly/3o4cwim

FALL 2020 Book Club

JOIN US FOR VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB
MEETINGS AND A VISIT FROM THE AUTHOR ON DECEMBER 2!
BOOK READINGS ARE IN LATE OCTOBER – DECEMBER
MEETINGS: TWICE IN NOVEMBER
OPEN TO ALL COFC STUDENTS, ALUMS, FACULTY, STAFF, & SUPPORTERS
RSVP TO RECEIVE INFORMATION ABOUT MEETINGS AND HOW TO GET YOUR COPY OF VANGUARD: HTTP://BIT.LY/VANGUARDCOFC

 

Port of Entry – Episode 5 – “The Issue of Females”

Click the link below to listen to the 3rd episode of Port of Entry!
Episode 5 “The Issue of Females”

November 12, 2019

A lively conversation between Religious Studies scholars Matthew Cressler and our 2019-2020 Conseula Francis Emerging Scholar Lecturer Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh, following her standing-room only talk on “’The Issue of Females’: Abortion, Infanticide, and Ethics in Southern Slavery.” Her research presented at CofC is drawn from her forthcoming book, tentatively titled The Souls of Womenfolk.

Port of Entry – Episode 6 – “Ancestries of Enslavement: A Dialogue with Scholars”

Click the link below to listen to the 6th episode of Port of Entry!
Episode 6: “Ancestries of Enslavement: A Dialogue with Scholars”

November 22, 2019

Guest Lecturers Elizabeth West and Terri Snyder visit CofC to deliver talks on the theme of ancestry of the enslaved, entanglements with white slave owners, and the very tenuous relationships therein. In this episode, they join Kameelah Martin to have dialogue about “Ancestries of Enslavement” as an emerging field of inquiry.  

Too Cool by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4534-too-cool
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Firebrand by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3757-firebrand
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Adding The Sun by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5708-adding-the-sun
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

African American Read-In!

Mark your calendars now for the African American Read-In: Celebrating the Work of Toni Morrison.
African American Studies and English are co-hosting an “African American Read-In” in celebration of Black History Month and Toni Morrison’s 89th birthday. The “Read-In” is an event focused on raising awareness and celebrating the African American literary tradition. Created by the National Council of Teachers of English in 1990, Read Ins are held every year in February across the world. Faculty, staff, students, and the public are invited to join AAST and ENGL to read aloud (often dramatically) from their favorite African American writers. The goal is to spend several hours reading,sharing, and celebrating writers of African descent! Our focus will be on celebrating the work Toni Morrison, who transitioned in August 2019.