Monday, April 11, 2022
Titled “In Treatment: Psychiatry and the Archives of Modern Sexuality,” the lecture will explore the encounter of sexual- and gender-variant people with psychiatry and psychoanalysis in the mid-20th-century US and examine the role of psychiatric scrutiny and stigma in the making of modern sexuality. Focusing on the archive of St. Elizabeths Hospital, the federal hospital for the mentally ill in Washington, DC, Kunzel will reflect on its meaning and challenges to queer history.
UMass History Department, Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab Hosted Event Addressing Attacks on Teaching Accurate History
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Friday, March 11, 2022
“What’s the meaning of work?” will explore the ever-evolving landscape of work — and the changing mindsets of workers — through a personal lens as well as examples from history, literature, popular culture, and news. Particular attention will be paid to working women, from the original “girl bosses” of the Baby-Sitters Club to the single women who looked to Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown for career advice to the droves of women who left the workforce during COVID-19 and the often-invisible labor of mothers.
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Friday, February 18, 2022
The film explores the pain and triumph of Winfred Rembert, who, at the time of the film’s making was the only living survivor of an attempted lynching, and chronicles his friendship with Dr. Whitaker, who is on a mission to memorialize the forgotten 4,000 African Americans lynched during the Jim Crow era. Together, their journeys of healing paint a powerful portrait.
Monday, February 7, 2022
Throughout his career, Chu has striven to help create a just and equitable society. He has done this by doing research, writing, and teaching about the roots and causes of racism and other forms of discrimination. He has worked closely with individuals, communities, and organizations both at UMass and outside that are involved in building a better society.