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“There’s been a dramatic transformation,” says Professor Tina Campt. “There’s been the transformation of going from nothing to something.” She’s talking about the Africana Studies Program, which she directs—and which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

 

Sociology professor answers questions about his new book, Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation

 

Ellen Morris, Barnard assistant professor of classics, examines Egyptian imperialism in 1500 BCE and its effect on Egypt’s economy and sense of self. 

Rickie Solinger, Dorian Warren, and Kimberley Johnson discuss the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s epic New Deal reforms, and today’s need for similar programs to address the challenges of the 21st century. 

History professor Herbert Sloan discusses the idea that the Constitution should be revised every generation.

 

Ellen Gruber Garvey, professor of English at New Jersey City University, reveals a previously unexplored layer of American popular culture, where 19th-century activists collected and constructed new narratives through scrapbooks.

 

History professor answers questions about her research and the evolution of seismology.

American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation compiles fiction, non-fiction, poems, sermons, plays, children’s books, and more.

Barnard’s 23rd Medieval and Renaissance Conference takes up the question of how writers, artists, historians, scientists, and the masses imagined and plotted the future and the unknown.