For each session, two to three faculty members from the History Department will discuss relevant themes and readings. These sessions will be held remotely.
The goals of these gatherings are three-fold: to affirm the History Department's and Bowdoin College's continued commitment to inclusion and diversity in light of recent events; to use our skills as historians to analyze and share our interpretations of this current moment of racial reckoning for the Bowdoin community with the help of The 1619 Project; and to answer the call from Academic Affairs to create programming for students, especially first-years on campus, during this difficult time.
Event recordings are available to Bowdoin faculty, students, and staff. Log in with your Bowdoin credentials to access through Ensemble.
Schedule of Events
Friday, September 11, 4-5:30 p.m.
Session #1: One Nation?: America’s Origins and Slavery’s Unfinished Past
Friday, September 25, 4-5:30 p.m.
Session #2: Bodies on the Line: Prisons and Health Care
Friday, October 16, 4-5:30 p.m.
Session #3: Deep Cuts: Structural Inequality and Popular Culture
Bowdoin faculty, students and staff have access to The New York Times Digital Edition through an Academic Site License provided by the Library. For more information about how to register, visit the Library website.