FYI, students -- let me know and/or make sure to RSVP if you would like to attend the in-person seminar on December 2!
From: Humanities Research Center <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 1:44 PM
To: Denise Z. Davidson <[log in to unmask]>
Cc: Donald Hamelberg <[log in to unmask]>; Elisabeth O Burgess <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: HRC Speaker: Jessica Marie Johnson
I am writing to share exciting news about the HRC’s last speaker for 2022. Jessica Marie Johnson will be offering a hybrid public lecture on Th. Dec. 1 at 4:30 AND a seminar for faculty and graduate students the next morning, from 10:00 to 11:30. The title of her lecture is “Slavery, Intimate Violence, and Black Women’s Resistance” and the theme for her seminar will be “Black Humanities.”
Links to RSVP for the lecture (in-person or over Zoom) are below. A flyer that you can share with students and colleagues will be coming soon.
If you and/or some of your students would like to attend the in-person seminar on Friday, Dec. 2, please contact me directly ([log in to unmask]) and I will add you to our list of attendees.
Jessica Marie Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University and a Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She is also the Director of LifexCode: Digital Humanities Against Enclosure. Johnson is a historian of Atlantic slavery and the Atlantic African diaspora. She is the author of Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World (University of Pennsylvania Press, August 2020) which won the 2020 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize for Louisiana History, the 2020 Rebel Women Lit Caribbean Readers’ Award, the 2021 Wesley-Logan Best Book in African Diaspora History Prize from the Association of American Historians, and the Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize of the American Studies Association, and was named a “Best Black History Book” of 2020 by Black Perspectives, the publication of the African American Intellectual History Society. To learn more, visit: https://history.jhu.edu/directory/jessica-johnson/
Support for this event has been provided by Georgia Humanities thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which is part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, as well as by the Amos Family Endowment, Georgia State’s Mellon-funded Intersectionality Collective, and the Center for Studies on Africa and Its Diaspora.
Click here to register for the in-person event.
Click here for the Zoom registration form.
I hope to see many of you at one or both of these events.
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Denise Z. Davidson
Professor of History
Georgia State University
Director, Humanities Research Center
Co-Director, Humanities Inclusivity Program