Past Events

November 2020

November 12, 2020
5:30pm Exhibiting Africa: Anthropology, Museums, and the Myth of Decolonizing

As museums reimagine how anthropology interprets Africa and “Blackness,” they are wrestling with both the residues of historical race science and the realities of anti-Black racism in America today. For anthropologists working in museums this “decolonizing the museum” approach means balancing anthropology as a science against pseudoscientific notions of Africa and “Blackness” that museums and anthropology helped to visually codify in the popular imagination. Monique Scott ’04 PhD will share insights from her career, at the American Museum of Natural History and the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, to address the pitfalls and potentials of reimagining Africa and rearticulating the value of Black lives for museum audiences and popular and political culture today.


Open to: General Public
November 10, 2020
1:00pm Celebrating Women in the Department of Chemistry

Please join the Yale Department of Chemistry in a symposium celebrating women’s contributions to chemistry and the history of women chemists at Yale. This event coincides with the unveiling of a permanent exhibit in the chemistry buildings, which features women chemists who have made prominent contributions inside and outside Yale.

The symposium will start with a series of presentations describing some of these women, followed by talks on the experience of women in science by alumnae from the department who have gone on to successful careers in academia and industry. Alumnae and attendees will also have the opportunity to interact in a panel discussion. Finally, a networking session at 3:30 pm, co-hosted by Yale Scientific Magazine, will foster the contacts that support the future of women in science.

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Open to: General Public
November 1, 2020
4:00pm A Saint for All Saints: A Conversation about the Life and Legacy of The Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray

Emmanuel Church Boston presents a panel discussion on the enduring relevance of Pauli Murray (LAW ‘65), whose name graces one of Yale’s new residential colleges. The panel will be moderated by The Rev. Dr. Yolanda Rolle ’15 M.Div. and Episcopal-Anglican Chaplain at Howard University.  There is no charge for this event.

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Open to: General Public