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From Dry Documents to Full Lives - Illuminating the Lives of the Enslaved and Their Descendants
This illustrated lecture shows the broad range of historic records, archival materials, photographs, and other sources used to explore the lives of the enslaved and document their descendants. Based on work from the Hampton Ethnography Project, Weidman will show the step-by-step research that can lead to discovering fuller histories of the enslaved and to identify family groups and the lives of descendants.
In January, 2018, the Peale received a mysterious package which included detailed plans on how to build a 200-year time machine.
The decision was made to follow the plans and build the time machine in secret. After nine-months of construction at a remote location, the time machine has been thoroughly tested and proven safe, and we are thrilled to now offer Time Travel Tours to the general public, as well as researchers, educators and historians.
Enjoy a living history performance, film and talk about the NAACP and its leaders from the Jim Crow and Civil Rights era. See a living history performance of activist Juanita Jackson Mitchell, hear a lecture on the Baltimore branch by Professor Prudence Cumberbatch and conclude with a film screening of Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall & The NAACP (57 min). NAACP artifacts and panels covering 97 years of Maryland history will be on view.
Join Dr. Kathryn Hellerstein as she explores the poems and travel writings of Melech Ravitch from his visit to China in 1935. Ravitch was one of Warsaw’s most influential literary figures in the interwar period. His vivid, sometimes disturbing writings helps readers experience his own wonder at the novelty of traveling to these fabled places while drawing connections and a sense of familiarity between his Yiddish readers and der vayter mizrakh (the Far East).
Hear from Yvonne Daniel, the child of Jewish German parents who fled to Shanghai following Nazi persecution. Yvonne was born in Shanghai, far from her ancestral home, and as an adult went on a journey of rediscovery to try and fully understand her past. Join us as Yvonne imparts her story, one of many shared by the children of Shanghai.
Theme: State of Plant and Soil Research & the Emerging Applications ; Plant Science invites all the participants from all over the world to attend 5th Annual Congress on Plant & Soil Science during February 28- March 01, 2019 at London, UK which includes prompt Keynote presentations, Oral talks (Speaker forum and Young research forum), Poster presentations, Workshops and Exhibitions.
What happened to the vibrant and historic community that once occupied the
Upper Chesapeake before the Conowingo Dam was built? Who were the
displaced residents and what were the lost businesses? Presentation and film
shorts by Mike Dixon, historian of Harford and Cecil Counties.
Free Admission. Space is limited. Registration is recommended
Join doctoral candidate Sara Halpern as she shares the experiences of Jewish families in Shanghai during World War II. Using oral histories, memoirs, and archival documents she will explore the separate worlds of children and their parents, the former attending school and playing with friends while the latter struggle to support the family, cope with loss, and seek entry to the United States.
Explore Hubble’s findings from the nearby planets to distant stars, black holes, and galaxies. Learn what the future holds for Hubble and its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope. Lecturer Jim O’Leary has been presenting astronomy topics to the curious for many years. He is the recipient of NASA’s “Excellence in Outreach Award.” For twelve years, his “Skywatch” program on WYPR presented the latest space and astronomy news. FREE admission!
The UMBC Wind Ensemble, directed by Brian Kaufman, teams up with The Sounding Board, Emmy nominated composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain, singer-songwriter Diana Lawrence, UMBC’s Cleftomaniacs, and other special guests to present an interactive musical event that will explore how we can navigate the current polarization in America. Music, multimedia, and spoken-word serve as catalysts for an interactive discussion with performers and audience members moderated by Tom Hall, host of WYPR’s Midday.
Julie Dobrow, director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and senior lecturer and senior fellow at Tufts University, speaks on the mother-daughter duo Mabel Loomis Todd and Millicent Todd Bingham. Mabel Loomis Todd, one of Emily Dickinson’s first editors, and Mabel’s only child, Millicent Todd Bingham, devoted their lives to editing, promoting and selling Dickinson’s work.