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Pier Larson’s papers granted to Northwestern University

Pier Larson’s papers granted to Northwestern University
The papers of renowned African scholar Pier Larson, who died in 2020 as professor in the Department of History, have been gifted to the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University. The library is one of the most comprehensive collections of African material worldwide, and was a frequent site for Larson’s research over the course of his extensive career.


Jessica Marie Johnson wins Lora Romero Prize

Jessica Marie Johnson wins Lora Romero Prize
The American Studies Association awarded the Lora Romero Prize to Jessica Marie Johnson for her book Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World. The Lora Romero […]


Angus Burgin on NPR’s Throughline

Angus Burgin on NPR’s Throughline
Associate Professor Angus Burgin was recently interviewed for NPR’s show Throughline on an episode called, “Capitalism: What Makes Us Free?” About the episode: What’s the role of government in society? […]


“A Space for Love”: Electric Marronage Digital Humanities Project

The Electric Marronage digital humanities project, led by Jessica Marie Johnson, fosters Black exploration and expression free from the confines of traditional academia. A recent article from the Hub dives into the community, research, resources, and content being built by the digital collective of historians, women of color, students and faculty.


A World More Complete

A World More Complete
Professor Nathan D. Connolly is featured in the Spring 2021 Arts & Sciences Magazine, discussing his work on inequities in the U.S. housing aren and the long-lasting effects of the practice […]


Anna Roberts awarded the 2021 Butler Prize

Anna receives the Butler Prize for her essay ” ‘The Cravings of a Sensual Nose’: Snuff, Gender, and Sexuality in Britain, 1660-1820.” Roberts’ study of snuff, gender, and sexuality in […]