Summer City Seminar: A Compendium of the Divided City

The 2018 Summer City Seminar: A Compendium of the Divided City will take place on May 10-11th. The third annual Summer City Seminar will feature numerous panels and presentations highlighting projects created from the Divided City Initiative.

Washington University Libraries have collaborated on multiple Divided Cities projects including Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis, and the film series Mean Streets.

The panel Mapping and Archiving will feature Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis and other projects including, Music and Segregation, Oral Histories of Ferguson, and Charting the American Bottom /Centennial of a Divided City: East St. Louis and the 1917 Race Riot.

Brian Woodman, Film and Media Curator, will be on a panel, Community Engagement, to talk about programming the film series, “Mean Streets,” which featured narrative and documentary films that addressed the strong intersections between racial divisions and urban spaces. ‘Mean Streets’ screenings were accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, film subjects, Washington University and outside scholars, and national cultural critics, followed by Q&As with the audience.

A full schedule of events can be found here.

To learn more about the projects that will be featured, visit The Divided City: An Urban Humanities Initiative on the web here.


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Reference and Outreach Supervisor in Special Collections.