Carleton History department statement on the murder of George Floyd

The Carleton History department faculty has pledged “to devote both funds and time to learning more about the historical injustices against Black, Indigenous, and other people of color across the world” and to take concrete action in these areas going forward. As part of that effort, this page includes a collection of readings and events about the history and legacy of racism.

Public Reckoning with the Troubled Past: Fall 2020 Lefler Lectures

Sponsored by the Herbert P. Lefler Speaker Fund and the Broom Fellowship for Public Scholarship:

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Lefler/Broom Lecture 1: THE 21st CENTURY MUSEUM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE, Prof. Spencer Crew (Smithsonian/George Mason University),
Thursday, October 22, 5:00 pm CDT via Zoom.

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Lecture/Broom Lecture 2: LEARNING FROM THE GERMANS, Prof. Susan Neiman (Einstein Forum, Potsdam)
Monday, October 26, 1:00-2:00 pm CDT via Zoom.

Folger Institute Critical Race Conversations

September 24, 2020, 3:00-4:15 pm EDT, (Folger Institute) “Reading, Writing, and Teaching Black Life and Anti-Black Violence in the Early Modern World,” Jessica Marie Johnson (Johns Hopkins University), with Cécile Fromont (Yale University) and Robin Mitchell (California State University Channel Islands). Please contact Susannah Ottaway for link and updated information about this event.

October 15, 2020, 3:00-4:15 pm EDT, (Folger Institute) We Are What You Eat: Conversations on Food and Race,” associated with Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures, Gitanjali G. Shahani (San Francisco State University) and Jennifer Park (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) (contact: Susannah Ottaway)

Faculty-Recommended Readings and Webinars

Reading Lists