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Upcoming Events

  • Critical Social Justice: Home

    Monday, October 24, All Day
    In honor of UMBC’s 50th Anniversary, this year’s CSJ theme of Home recognizes UMBC as a home to many of us.  As we celebrate and contemplate UMBC as a home for learning, activism, and social...
  • Out of the Blocks Retrospective

    September 28 at 7:30pm
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Out of the Blocks producers Aaron Henkin and Wendel Patrick have spent the past year chronicling life in Baltimore, one city block at a time.  Along the way, they’ve developed a new documentary...
  • Sound Studies Faculty Working Group Symposium

    Prof. Nicole King presents AMST student work!
    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Reception to follow in Dresher Center
  • A talk by Michael Woodhouse: Inaugural Orser Center Fellow

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Join Michael Woodhouse (VARTS) in a talk about his explorations into art, education, and Baltimore while interning at BOPA.
  • AMST profs King & Stefano participate in Baltimore Stories

    Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    In the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015, we need conversations that bring together a variety of voices and communities to address the intersections of poverty, race/ethnicity,...
  • Living with Death: Black American Trauma

    A presentation by Kalima Young
    Friday, April 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Living with Death: Black American Trauma in the Age of the Spectacular examines what it means for Black Americans to be the subject-witness and consumer of Black pain, wounding and death in our...
  • "Mapping Dialogues" at Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The “Mapping Dialogues” project focuses on the history and culture of industrial neighborhoods in Baltimore. Two public mapping events took place in the fall of 2015 in Baybrook and the Sparrows...
  • "Mill Stories" screening at the BMI

    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Join filmmakers Michelle Stefano (Maryland Traditions) and Bill Shewbridge (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) for a screening and discussion of their eye-opening documentary Mill Stories:...
  • Bar Talk with Professors Nicole King and Kate Drabinski

    Eat, drink, and discuss!
    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Join UMBC faculty members Dr. Nicole King, associate professor and chair of American Studies, and Dr. Kate Drabinski, lecturer of Gender and Women's Studies, for drinks, appetizers, and a lively...
  • Cherríe L. Moraga Speaks at UMBC!

    Monday 9/28 at 4:30PM in the Kuhn Library Gallery
    Monday, September 28, 2015 at 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    The UMBC Department of American Studies Presents Cherríe L. Moraga The Calling: Art Practice Along the Road of Changing Consciousness Selected Readings and Commentary Monday • 28...