Humanities Writ Large: From Harlem to Hamburg

Thursday, November 7, 2013

An Inter-institutional Approach to the Influence of Key Aspects of African-American Culture Through the Lens of German Culture

This project investigates the cultural exchange between African American and German culture during the 20th century, from the Harlem Renaissance through the Civil Rights movement and beyond. Interdisciplinary as well as intercultural, this topic is being explored through a variety of public events, including a four-part film series, an academic symposium, and a live music concert. Arrangements have also been made for a special section of the academic journal andererseits to be dedicated to publishing undergraduate research on this topic. Undergraduates will be exposed to this incredibly rich but under-researched topic through the public events that are being organized, and andererseits will then provide a venue for the publication of the individual work that they may pursue as a result.

For more information on this project, visit the description on the Humanities Writ Large Web site.