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  • Spring 2015: AMST 460 Seminar in Black Hair & Body Politics

    This course will focus on constructions of Black hair and the Black body in media of the 20th and 21st century. The seminar combines primary readings, personal anecdotes, and applied research...
    Posted: November 20, 2014 4:27 PM
  • NEW COURSE! Spring 2015: AMST 395 American Music & Culture

    What is American Roots Music? To some, the term conjures up well-known musical categories of American vernacular music: gospel, soul, hip-hop, funk, country, rockabilly, bluegrass, jazz, and...
    Posted: November 18, 2014 4:13 PM
  • James Counts Early offers a grad seminar on cultural policy

    Spring 2015 AMST 630 Cultural Policy and the Politics of Culture in the 21st Century United States W 7:10-9:40PM James Counts Early This course, constructed around proactive...
    Posted: November 18, 2014 10:15 AM
  • Spring 2015: JDST 390 Jewish Humor in America

    Cross-listed with AMST; instructor: Greg Metcalf
    SPRING 2015 JDST 390: Special Topics - Jewish Humor in America This course examines the development and influence of Jewish humor through American films, television, and comedy. From Yiddish...
    Posted: November 17, 2014 4:55 PM
  • UMBC's first TEDx event on campus

    TEDxUMBC Takes Flight
    While staying at a hotel during a conference in 2007, Kimberly Moffitt came across a key card with a phrase on it that caught her eye: “Walk in like you own the place.” The words struck her so...
    Posted: November 5, 2014 12:19 AM
  • Spring 2015 URI internships in Baltimore

    For priority consideration, apply before November 25
    The Urban Resources Initiative Internship Program is a partnership of the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, the Parks & People Foundation, and area universities and institutions.
    Posted: November 3, 2014 10:21 PM
  • Kate Drabinski: Field Tripping, Getting Historic

    I have one of those sweet day jobs where I don’t generally have to be anywhere on Fridays. I schedule all the stuff of life outside the workplace in that day—dentist appointments, therapy, trips...
    Posted: October 30, 2014 11:47 AM
  • Register for the Winter 2015 Session
    Posted: October 30, 2014 11:46 AM
  • Folklorists partner with UMBC to create living archives

    In April, Maryland Traditions, a program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), transferred its archives to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Sustainability of folklore fieldwork...
    Posted: October 29, 2014 4:05 PM
  • AMST lecturer Cliff Murphy on country music's Northern roots

    This past June, radio conglomerate Clear Channel (now known as iHeartRadio) announced it was converting Boston’s 101.7 FM to a country station. The story they told the Boston Globe was a familiar...
    Posted: October 28, 2014 7:09 PM