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  • Sep
    29
    Sep. 29th, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Live via Zoom
    Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Online Via Zoom, REGISTRATION REQUIRED. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    UD now joins other universities who have participated in the Universities Studying Slavery project by launching a campus-wide discussion of the legacies of slavery, segregation andracism at UD and in Delaware from 1743 to the present, as well as the unacknowledgeddisplacement of indigenous peoples from their lands. The symposium is part of the UDAntiracism Initiative, a new multiyear collaborative project with a variety of faculty, staff, andstudents across the university working to grapple with and repair racism at the University ofDelaware and in the state of Delaware.

    The four invited guest scholars are professor Alyssa Mt. Pleasant (University at Buffalo), who works on indigenous land dispossession in relation to college and university campuses, as well as professors Hilary Green (University of Alabama), Jody Allen (a UD alumna who leads the Lemon Project at the College of William and Mary), and Rhondda Thomas in English (Clemson University), who have been participating in the national Universities Studying Slavery project at their own institutions. ​The Symposium on the History of Race and Racism at the University is co-sponsored by Africana Studies, Art History, Anthropology, English, History, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Political Science, Sociology and Criminal Justice, Women and Gender Studies, the Center for Diversity Studies, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, the College of Arts and Science, the Library, Museums, and Press, and the Provost's Office. 
  • Oct
    3
    Oct. 3rd, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    Speakers: Dael Norwood, History, “Anti-Chinese Racism's Rotten Roots: Slavery, Opium, and Empire.” This talk will examine the historical connections between anti-Chinese racism and white Americans' investments in slavery, opium, and empire, as well as the role anti-Chinese racists played in creating the U.S.'s border policing regime. Jeanne Pfaelzer, English, “Driven Out: A History of Chinese Resistance and Resilience.” The speaker will discuss the Chinese Exclusion Act. In addition, she will examine two U.S. Supreme Court cases, raised by 19th century Chinese, the outcome of which guarantee that the 14th Amendment covers all persons, not just all citizens, and that protected birthright children of migrants. Vimalin Rujivacharakul, Art History, “If These Objects Could Talk…” In the history of American collecting, many renowned collectors have never been to China. And while several of them considered themselves Sinophiles, many openly criticized Chinese culture and its people, sometimes with explicitly racialized connotations. How could one be so enamored of material things yet despise the people who made them? The presentation discusses this baffling disconnection through a conversation about the historical and socioeconomic factors that have long enabled collectors to isolate material objects from cultural engagement, things from people, and past from present. From known cases in historical records and the arguments behind each case, we will then conclude with a brief introduction to new approaches in the art world that will hopefully narrow down the racialized divide. Yuanchong Wang, History, “Consuming the Imagined Chinas in the US." The talk looks at the overall change of "Chinas" in the West (including the US). Examines the history of Sino-US relations and how the 19th-century anti-Chinese racism found a new reincarnation in the 20th/21st-century context.  
  • Oct
    6
    Oct. 6th, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    Live via Zoom
     
  • Oct
    8
    Oct. 8th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Online. Racial Justice Speaker Series listed on Eventbrite
     
  • Oct
    13
    Oct. 13th, 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Live via Zoom
     
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  • Michael L Dickinson, PhD
    Assistant Professor, African American History

    ​My academic training at the University of Delaware was exceptional. I had the pleasure of obtaining my bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees from this university. The talented faculty and invaluable resources provided by the University and its departments of History and Africana Studies equipped me with the intellectual tools to achieve my career goal of becoming a history professor at a research university.

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  • Holly M. Golder
    Supervisor of Social Studies

    ​My history education degree from the University of Delaware provided me with strong content background and the ability to create lessons to meet state and national standards. My connection to UD’s history education program did not end after graduation. The program’s continued help and support has been an integral part of my success in the classroom and beyond.

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  • Nalleli Guillen
    Historian and Project Manager, Revealing Long Island History Project

    ​My education at the University of Delaware paved my way to a career in public history. I was trained to scrutinize all matter of historical evidence from manuscripts and advertisements to photographs and objects. I also learned how to integrate my research into contemporary academic conversations in new ways.  Through opportunities like the Delaware Public Humanities Institute and hands-on work museum experience I developed a toolkit that has prepared me to share my love of history with diverse audiences.

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  • Nicholas Ustaski
    Law Clerk

    ​The UD History Department did an excellent job training me in research and writing skills so that I have been able to succeed and thrive in my post-graduate legal field and community.

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  • Andrew Bedell
    Social Studies Teacher, Cab Calloway School of the Arts

    ​My time in the the Social Studies Education program challenged my perception of instruction and gave me an open and friendly environment to discover the teacher I wanted to become. Dr. Joyce and Dr. Kim always had their doors open for help and encouragement. Their continued communication and support of me even today is a reflection of their passion for education and the achievement of their students. I feel very fortunate to have been a part of their tremendous program.

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  • Ai Hisano
    Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Economics

    ​Scholarly training, mentorship, and friendship at the University of Delaware opened the door to a new career path. An academic program with an emphasis on business history and the history of technology, weekly lunch-time workshops, and lectures at the university and other institutions such as the Hagley Museum and Library were invaluable opportunities for me to broaden my intellectual boundaries and look at my research project from multiple angles. In such a stimulating environment, generous support and encouragement from faculty and other graduate students helped me complete graduate study and prepare for the next step as a scholar. My forthcoming book "Visualizing Taste: Business, Color, and the Creation of American Food" will be published in 2019 or early 2020 by Harvard University Press.

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  • Jaimin Carter
    Director of K-12 Teacher Academy Program/ Social Studies Teacher

    ​The Social Studies Education Program's innovative approach to teaching instruction fostered my ability to create and teach high quality lesson plans. Everyone says that your first year is the hardest, but mine felt like a breeze, and I credit it to the rigor and high expectations set by the Social Studies Education program.

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  • Kendall Barger
    Social Studies Instructor

    ​Completing the social studies education program was the best decision I made in college for my career and my proudest accomplishment at UD. The experience was challenging, rigorous, and inspiring. Thanks to the professors and the program they designed, I entered my classroom prepared and excited to teach my students!

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  • Alan Meyer
    Associate Professor, History of Technology and Aviation History

    ​Delaware’s generous funding allowed me to concentrate on my coursework and early research until I reached a point where I could successfully compete for the national-level fellowships that helped me finish my dissertation. And the program’s small size fostered a camaraderie both in and outside the classroom that forged professional connections and lifelong friendships I continue to value two decades after I showed up for my first day of graduate school.

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  • Margaret (Maggie) Gammie
    Social Studies Teacher

    The History Education program at UD equipped me with a tool chest full of innovative teaching strategies and detailed content knowledge. I loved the way that Dr. Joyce and Dr. Kim modelled enthusiasm, creativity, and rigor for us in the History Ed program. I continue to use their example as the basis for my teaching practices as I enter my 5th year of teaching.

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