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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Virtual Event
Nur Sobers-Khan's paper explores the genealogy of Tilsimat-i Aja’ib (Talismans of Wonder) texts, a genre that features elements of cosmology and divination, in Urdu lithographs of the 19th and early 20th century in the British Library’s collections, examining the illustrative programs in these texts and positing a continuity with the Persian Aja’ib al-Makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) manuscript tradition.
George Mason University will conduct its 54th Spring Commencement virtually in accordance with public health recommendations on Friday, May 14. Information about the CHSS celebrations will be shared on the college's website and will be continually updated.
On Racial Injustice and Restorative Action: A Conversation with Spencer Crew and Derrick Johnson moderated by Stefan Wheelock.” A virtual event sponsored by the GMU Center for Humanities Research, this discussion will celebrate the life and work of Mason’s preeminent public historian and former director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Spencer Crew. Dr. Crew and NAACP President Derrick Johnson will dialogue about the lessons we might learn from America’s racial past while offering strategies for restorative justice in an era of racial hostilities.
In a dialogue across disciplines, panelists consider how transnational and historical white supremacy and anti-blackness have helped to shape current forms of racism and violence, while setting the cultural and political terms for black liberation globally.
A panel discussion featuring scholars from modern and classical languages, writing studies, and industrial and organizational psychology sharing work about the intersections of racial and linguistic discrimination, particularly as these types of discrimination occur in educational and workplace contexts.