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Art of Transformation: Reworking Baltimore’s Stories 

Art of Transformation Project Premiere, Screening, and Discussion
Thursday, June 23rd, 6:00-8:00 P.M.
WombWork Productions
3123 Walbrook Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216

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Baltimoreans are telling their own stories to counteract misleading narratives about life in our city. Scholars are working to set the record straight on history and policy. Activists are organizing. Artists are engaging like never before. Still, questions remain about inclusiveness, public space, and public media for deliberating and consensus building, and the potential of the arts and media to transform culture and impact policy.

Join us for short movies and a glimpse of a new public media project to address these questions. WombWork Productions founders and co-directors, Kay Lawal-Muhammad and Mama Rashida Forman-Bey; writer/director and UMBC Professor, Alan Kreizenbeck; and UMBC media artist and researcher, Lee Boot will host an interactive media screening and discussion.

Dinner available — suggested contribution $10

New Roles of Music in Protest Movement Narratives
Saturday, June 25th, 1:00-3:00 P.M.
Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center
847 North Howard Street, Baltimore, MD  21201

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All Baltimore Stories events are free and open to the public.

The Baltimore Stories project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is a collaboration between the University of Maryland; Maryland Humanities; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Enoch Pratt Free Library; and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

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The Dresher Center is pleased to announce our
2016-2017 Research Fellows:
Summer Faculty Research Fellows (Summer 2016)

Erin Hogan, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication
Project: Prosopopeia and the Gothic Child in Contemporary Spanish Film

Christine Mallinson, Associate Professor, Language, Literacy and Culture Program
Project: Data Collection in Sociolinguistics: Methods and Applications (2nd Edition)

Susan McDonough, Associate Professor, History
Project: Vile Sluts and Gassy Whores? Prostitutes and Cultural Exchange in the Medieval Mediterranean

For more information click here.

Residential Faculty Research Fellows (Spring 2017)

Calla Thompson, Associate Professor, Visual Arts
Project: The Velvet Fist: Lesbian and Gay Liberation in 1981 Toronto

Constantine Vaporis, Director, Asian Studies Program, and Professor, History
Project: Sword and Brush: Portraits of Samurai Life in Early Modern Japan, 1600-1868

For more information click here.

Graduate Student Fellows (Fall 2016)

Kelly Daughtridge, Master of Arts Degree Candidate, Historical Studies
Project: Defining their Past and Immortalizing their Future: Women’s Monuments in Early Modern England

Jessica Floyd, Doctoral Candidate, Language, Literacy and Culture
Project: Jibooms, Barrels, and Arseholes: Singing Sex in Sea Chanteys

For more information click here.