Announcing the 2018 Undergraduate International Studies Fellows

Five undergraduate students were awarded Undergraduate International Studies Fellowships (UISF) for studying abroad in 2018. The Fellowship supports international study by undergraduate students from underrepresented groups. This year’s recipients each received $1500. A selection committee evaluates applicants based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need, and objectives of their intended international program. The 2018 UISF […]

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Stone Center to commemorate Frederick Douglass bicentennial

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History will host Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. a direct descendant of Frederick Douglass, on Monday, April 23 at 7pm. He will be joined by Robert Benz, the executive director of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI). Morris is the great-great-great grandson of Douglass as well as […]

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2018 Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship application now open

The Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship (UISF) supports international study for two undergraduates of color or other students who, because of socioeconomic or other reasons, maybe underrepresented in study abroad programs. UISF recipients are awarded up to $2,500 toward academic research or study in an international setting. Although the fellowship seeks to encourage research in African or […]

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2018 Sean Douglas Fellows application now open

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Sean Douglas Leadership Fellows Program (SDLF) The Sean Douglas Leadership Fellows (SDLF) Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students interested in gaining practical experience in planning and managing arts, cultural and academic programs while serving as an intern at the Stone Center and working closely with the […]

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Author Discussion Series: Marisa J. Fuentes

Author Discussion Series: Marisa J. Fuentes | Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive (Penn Press, 2016) Winner of the 2016 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize Winner of the 2016 Caribbean Studies Association Barbara Christian Prize In the eighteenth century, Bridgetown, Barbados, was heavily populated by both enslaved and free women. Marisa J. Fuentes creates a […]

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14th Annual African American History Month Lecture

Dr. Gerald Horne will deliver the fourteenth annual UNC at Chapel Hill African American History Month Lecture on Wednesday, the 21st of February at 7p.m. Horne currently holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. Dr. Horne’s research spans a broad range of subjects […]

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Aswarm With the Spirits of All Ages Here: Inconceivable Spaces of Slavery and Freedom by Toni Scott

Aswarm With the Spirits of All Ages Here: Inconceivable Spaces of Slavery and Freedom by Toni Scott This special installation project by artist Toni Scott seeks to re-articulate spaces where memories of bondage trouble our present-day notions of ‘home’ and ‘land of the free’. The ordeal of the enslaved in both material and existential terms […]

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Author Discussion Series: David F. Garcia

Author Discussion Series: David F. Garcia  | Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music’s African Origins  (Duke U Press, 2017) David F. Garcia explores how a diverse group of musicians, dancers, academics, and activists engaged with the idea of black music and dance’s African origins between the 1930s and 1950s. Garcia examines the […]

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Author Discussion Series: Pablo F. Gomez

Opening a window on a dynamic realm far beyond imperial courts, anatomical theaters, and learned societies, Pablo F. Gómez examines the strategies that Caribbean people used to create authoritative, experientially based knowledge about the human body and the natural world during the long seventeenth century. Gómez treats the early modern intellectual culture of these mostly […]

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