• Nathan I. Huggins Lecture Series with David Bromwich

    Tuesday, February 21st - Thursday, February 23rd, David Bromwich will present Nonconformity in Black and White: Douglass, Du Bois, and Ellison, a lecture in 3 parts.

    All lectures will be held at 4:00pm in the Thompson Room.


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  • Spring Colloquium with Harry Allen: Feb 22nd

    Our weekly colloquium series continues on Wednesday, February 22nd, as Harry Allen discusses The Hypertext: Analyzing the Data and Assembly of Hiphop Musical Recordings for Narrative Purposes.

    This event will be live-streamed (details here).

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  • Albert Murray In Words and Music: March 6th

    Please join us at the A.R.T. Loeb Drama Center on March 6th for a special event celebrating Albert Murray.

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  • "Africa's Great Civilizations" premieres Feb 27th.

    In this six-hour series, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century.

    Premieres 9pm (8pm central), February 27th, on PBS.

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  • Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present

    On view: February 2nd – May 5th, 2017

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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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Issue 121 Childhood considers symbolic and ideological deployments of black childhood and explores children’s lived experiences—from nineteenth century Yorubaland, to 1920s France, to present day Colombia, South Africa, and the United States.


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