"on the im/possibility of curating Black histories": an online lecture by Aleia Monae Brown for the Unarchiving Blackness Sawyer Seminar


This online lecture is the first event in the Spring 2023 quarter for the Unarchiving Blackness Mellon Sawyer Seminar. As part of our Spring quarter theme on Technology, Afrofuturism, and Black Speculative Practices, join us for a talk and Q&A by Dr. Aleia Monae Brown, the Whichard Distinguished Visiting Professor of African American history at East Carolina University.

Aleia Brown is a historian and curator attentive to the ways that Black folks have imagined and practiced liberation. Her work builds on (and takes apart) 20th century African American history, Black women’s history, Black digital humanities, and material culture. Brown’s current manuscript project Disrupting the Loop of Recovery: Black Women, Textile Art and Political Thought evinces the solidarity economy that developed alongside collaborative aesthetics in the 1960’s Alabama Black Belt and Mississippi Delta regions. 


The Unarchiving Blackness Sawyer Seminar is funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation and administered through the Center for Ideas and Society. For more information, check out http://ideasandsociety.ucr.edu/unarchiving-blackness and follow @unrchvngblcknss on Instagram and Twitter.

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