Each year the Tabb Center hosts lectures by prominent scholars. Tabb Center talks highlight research and public-facing scholarship that draw on special collections and archival materials.

All Tabb Center lectures are free and open to the public.

Dr. Lawrence Brown from Morgan State University giving a lecture.
Poster for the 2019 Engaged Humanities Speaker Series

Past Lectures

Dr. Lawrence Brown, Morgan State University, School of Community Health and Policy, “Engaging Communities as an Embedded Researcher,” Sept 17, 2019.

Dr. Brett Stoudt, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, “Researching at the Community-University Borderlands: Using Public Science to Study Policing in the South Bronx,” Oct 11, 2019.

Dr. Stéphane Martelly, “What Does Sharing Authority Mean? Reinventing Memories and Traces Through Oral History,” Oct 23, 2019.

Dr. Nicole King, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, on the Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community, and Culture, “Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition,” Nov 20, 2019.

Rebecca Brown, “The Intimate Archive: Aerograms and Almirahs,” Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Macksey Room, Brody Learning Commons M-level

Nadia Nurhussein, Samanda Robinson, and Jarvis Young, “The Movements of Black Print Culture in the United States, 1773-1940,” Tuesday, February 12, 2019, Macksey Room, Brody Learning Commons M-level

Martha Jones, “Birthright Citizenship and the Politics of Early Black Baltimore” Thursday, February 7 2019, Macksey Room, Brody Learning Commons M-level

Jo Briggs, “Downfall of the Exhibition: Ephemera and Opposition at the Crystal Palace,” March 7, 2018, Macksey Room, Brody Learning Commons M-level

Dorothy Kim, “Embodying the Database: Race, Gender, and Social Justice,” February 22, 2018, Brody Learning Commons 4040

Deborah Willis, “Locating the Self-Portrait in Postcard and Photobooth Imagery,” February 7, 2018, Macksey Room, Brody Learning Commons M-level

Shane Butler, “Dante’s Mask: Queer Surfaces in the Books of John Addington Symonds,” March 7, 2017, Macksey Room, Brody Learning Commons M-level

Adam Smyth (Balliol College, Oxford), Title: “‘Tatters Allegorical’: Reading and Not Reading Printed Waste in Early Modern Books” Tuesday, September 19, 2015, Macksey Room, Brody Learning Commons M-level

Elizabeth Archibald, “Ask the Past: Learning from the George Peabody Library,” Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Homewood Campus, Brody Learning Commons Macksey Room, Brody Learning Commons M-level

Nicholas Smith, “An Actor’s Library: David Garrick, Book Collecting and Literary Friendships,” Monday, October 26, 2015, Macksey Room, Brody Learning Commons M-level

Nathan Connolly, “More than Pictures: Incorporating Visual Sources into Historical Narratives,” February 19, 2013, BLC 5015/5017