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Anna Julia Cooper Workshop in Black History

The Anna Julia Cooper Workshop in Black History (The Cooper Workshop) features scholars from various disciplines researching and writing on Black history in the United States and the world.

Anna Julia Cooper was the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate in history. She taught and mentored scores of students in D.C. and made invaluable contributions to Black intellectual life. The Cooper Workshop features scholars from various disciplines researching and writing on Black history in the United States and the world. We use “Black” to embrace the expansiveness of African America and attend to the long tradition of black internationalism. With the conviction that “all knowledge is incremental and collective,” as David Levering Lewis once wrote, the workshop aims to foster a supportive space for the engagement and production of innovative scholarship in African-American history.

As a works-in-progress series, we discuss pre-circulated, unpublished papers. The Cooper Workshop draws an interdisciplinary community from the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area with expertise in a wide reach of the field. We host six sessions per academic year. Papers will be circulated seven days in advance of the workshop.

For the 2020-21 academic year, the workshop will meet via Zoom, Fridays 4:00-5:30 p.m. 

To join the listserv, email Jessica Wicks-Allen, coordinator, jwicks@terpmail.umd.edu, or Quincy Mills, convener, qtmills@umd.edu.

Who to Contact

Quincy Mills

Associate Professor, History

2130 Taliaferro Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-4266