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Part 2 of the Quantifying Bloodlines Reading and Discussion Series.
What's Purity Got To Do With It? Searching Family History and Genealogy
Reading: The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, A Search for Family by Joe Mozingo
How do stories help us to understand the ways in which we dissect lineage? Bring in your own family tree, genealogical research, family photos, or family name origins, while we take a close look at one man’s search for family history through a surname, that both haunts and intrigues him, confuses some and unlocks hidden history. Short multi-media pieces will be screened.
If you are just beginning to search for your family history or have searched for many years, this discussion session will help to illuminate the discovery process about lineage, identity and race.
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
3:00PM – 6:00PM
$20 sliding scale fee. Discounted fee of $35 for two sessions, if you register for first session on November 16th (What's Biology Got To Do With It?)
No one will be excluded due to lack of funds. All registrants must purchase their own copies of books.
Workshop is limited to 15 participants. Active participation is key.
Registration Deadline: December 22nd, 2013
Jennifer Scott is a Part-Time Professor at The New School for Public Engagement, Parsons School of Art and Design History and Theory, and Pratt Institute’s Graduate School of Arts and Cultural Management, where she teaches courses in cultural anthropology, museology and global studies. An anthropologist and oral historian, she performed historical and curatorial research for a number of museums, non-profits, arts and history organizations for almost 20 years.
Most recently, Jennifer served as the public historian for almost a decade at Weeksville Heritage Center, a historic house museum specializing in innovative study and applications of history, culture, the arts and civic engagement. There, she launched Weeksville’s oral history and genealogy projects. Before Weeksville, Jennifer worked with City Lore for the Place Matters Project on the Lower Eastside of Manhattan documenting historic places and the diverse stories of communities throughout New York City. Jennifer researches, writes and lectures locally and internationally, and is a contributor to a number of publications on museums, cultural heritage, and social relevancy.
Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations, an oral history and public programming series, examines the history and experiences of mixed-heritage people and families, cultural hybridity, race, ethnicity and identity. For inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.222.4111. Ext 217.
When & Where
Brooklyn Historical Society
Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) functions as a library, museum, and urban education center dedicated to the people of Brooklyn, providing opportunities for civic dialogue and thoughtful engagement. Each year, 70,000 students and teachers use our innovative programs and resources to learn about American History and scholars conduct important academic research in our Library and Archives. Through partnerships with government and community groups, BHS reaches communities throughout New York City, serving as a hub for information and ideas about Brooklyn and its complex history.
Housed in a magnificent Landmark Building in Brooklyn Heights, designed by George Post in 1878, BHS maintains an important collection of historical manuscripts, books, photographs, maps, paintings, objects, and ephemera dating back to the 17th century. BHS is a long-standing yet modern institution in both outlook and action. We are Brooklyn’s preeminent history center, responsible for preserving and presenting Brooklyn’s history; our collection continues to grow through the acquisition of contemporary and historical works of art, photographs, documents, books, and oral histories.