Monday, November 6, 2023

“Black Lives in the Archives”

London-based opera singer Peter Brathwaite, author of Rediscovering Black Portraiture (Getty, 2023) opens up questions about black lives in the archives—what is revealed and what is concealed? How has our understanding of history been shaped to favour one reality above all others? Drawing on his own Barbadian heritage, Peter explores how oral tradition and living culture add a depth of understanding to lives that are often too thinly drawn in surviving records. Roundtable respondents are Ambereen Dadabhoy (Harvey Mudd College, Literature), Adam Gilbert (USC Thornton), and Alaina Morgan (USC, History). Facilitator: Lisa Pon (USC, Art History).

11 am – 12 pm (PT)
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Co-Sponsored by EMSI and VSRI.