This year our Summer 2023 BMRC Fellows are participating in our inaugural BMRC Fellows' Fall Speaker Series which will run through December. Twelve scholars and writers from a variety of disciplines--including architecture, American history, music history & theory, education, English, library & information science, linguistics, and journalism--were selected for a summer research residency here in Chicago. The BMRC funded their research and afforded them concentrated time to peruse archival collections at multiple BMRC repositories over the summer. Applicants competing for fellowships submitted proposals of original research focused on an aspect of the history, culture, and experiences of Black history with particular emphasis on Chicago. You are encouraged to review the abstracts of their research proposals to learn more about the specific subject matter.
Each session will feature a fellow as the primary speaker and a selected discussant who is familiar with the fellows' chosen research path and current project. Stay tuned to our website, follow us on social media via@ChicagoBMRC, and check the full schedule for our2023 Fellows' Fall Series