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The Center for Black Digital Research is committed to offering students ways they can be academically engaged with the Center. These events are open to Penn State students, staff, and faculty and people from other institutions.

 

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Weekly Programming and Events

Stay tuned for a new progamming schedule for the 2022-2023 school year.

Past Events and Programming

Community and Scholarly Events

February 14, 2022
12:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Event
October 2, 2021
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Remote Event
October 1, 2021
10 a.m. -3:30 p.m. ET
Remote Event

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Weekly Programming

Spring 2022

Participants will examine the African American public address tradition by focusing on the oratory of the Colored Convention Movement. The goal of the reading group is to introduce participants to the Conventions and to the speeches and the rhetorical artistry and dynamism that made up Black nineteenth-century America. Participants will do this not only by studying the orators and oratory of the conventions, but participants will also examine the conventions themselves to unpack how delegates constructed and refuted arguments, how they debated with each other, and how they went about establishing the Black rhetorical tradition.

*This reading group will focus on addresses from the National Conventions.

Facilitator: Andre E. Johnson, Ph.D.

When: Mondays  • 6 weekly sessions

The DigBlk Reading Group series invites African Americanists to engage in critical dialogue about their work in relation to the Black digital humanities. The reading group will equip scholars with a conceptual toolkit to fortify their scholarly, pedagogical, and social justice commitments.

For the Critical Foundations series, we draw selected readings that center on Black experience and probe the ethical, empirical, and epistemological considerations of working at the crossroads of digital studies and African American history and culture.

Facilatator: Dr. Kevin Winstead

When: Mondays • 3 monthly sessiosn

Our Virtual Write-on-Sites series provides a dedicated writing space for BIPOC graduate students and postdocs to come together in community and advance their writing. The two-hour sessions are dedicated to quiet individual writing time to advance dissertation, article, or book writing projects.

When: Monday through Friday, 7:00-9:00 a.m. EST

Fall 2021

The DigBlk Reading Group series invites African Americanists to engage in critical dialogue about their work in relation to the Black digital humanities. The reading  group will equip scholars with a conceptual toolkit to fortify their scholarly, pedagogical, and social justice commitments.

For the Critical Foundations series, we draw selected readings that center on Black experience and probe the ethical, empirical, and epistemological considerations of working at the crossroads of digital studies and African American history and culture.

Facilitator: Dr. Kevin Winstead

When: Wednesday • 6 bi-weekly sessions

Our Virtual Write-on-Sites series provides a dedicated writing space for BIPOC graduate students and postdocs to come together in community and advance their writing. The two-hour sessions are dedicated to quiet individual writing time to advance dissertation, article, or book writing projects.

When: Monday through Friday, 7:00-9:00 a.m. EST

A monthly reading group for CBDR team members.

Spring 2021

Our Virtual Write-on-Sites series provides a dedicated writing space for BIPOC graduate students and postdocs to come together in community and advance their writing. The two-hour sessions are dedicated to quiet individual writing time to advance dissertation, article, or book writing projects.

When: Monday through Friday, 7:00-9:00 a.m. EST

Meditation in Motion is to use holistic and mindfulness methods to provide a PEACEful dance experience that will nurture persons of all ages.

When: Thursdays, 7:30-8:15pm

Fall 2020

Our Virtual Write-on-Sites series provides a dedicated writing space for BIPOC graduate students and postdocs to come together in community and advance their writing. The two-hour sessions are dedicated to quiet individual writing time to advance dissertation, article, or book writing projects.

When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7-9am • Fridays, 7:30-9:30am

Workshop to help up your hips, knees, shoulders, and back while strengthening your core.

When: Tuesdays, 7:15-7:50am