Greenwood African American Studies Center

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The “Greenwood” African American Studies Center (GAASC) is a trailblazing European institution, member of GIRES, the Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship. 

The “Greenwood” African American Studies Center is devoted to the research and study of the African American history, heritage, politics and culture. In a pivotal historical moment for American History, the GAASC aims at supporting and promoting the significance of this multifaceted and unique part of global heritage. We pay tribute by naming our center after Greenwood, the African American district in Tulsa, Oklahoma, home of one of the most robust African American communities in history- also known as Black Wall Street, which was vanished during the infamous 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.  

The study of African American life offers a prismatic view of the formation of collective memory, national, cultural and political identity of a nation within a nation. Rich in sources and unique in characteristics, the African American experience will be at the epicenter of GAASC. The multi-interdisciplinary approach of GAASC aims at educating and motivating the new passionate generation of scholars to explore and offer contemporary interpretations in order to place African American studies into the global context. 

GAASC also aims at exploring the racially and ethnically diverse population of the United States. Under-represented in international scholarship, the examination of  Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Hispanic & Latino Americans along with Americans of African and Middle-Eastern descent can offer multileveled insights of American society, challenge and/or celebrate the American dream and experience. Multifaceted approaches for a multinational, multicultural and diverse nation such as the United States.

Welcome to the ‘Greenwood’ African American Study and Research Center of GIRES.

ACTIVITIES

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CONFERENCES
International Conferences focusing on various aspects of African American Studies and eras 

PODCASTS and LIVE CONVERSATIONS
Generating dialogue through multiple channels and media on topics related to the characteristics of the center’s identity 

MEETINGS
Creating clusters of scholars working on the specific field
(In)formal Meetings with scholars from all over the world interested in African American studies and its interconnected disciplines

DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES
Open-Access activities for organizations, foundations, communities, societies and educational institutes of all level of education in order to share knowledge about African American studies

TEACHING

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 COURSES-WORKSHOPS-SEMINARS 
(on topics relevant to AASC interests)
-Arts (Music, Theatre, Painting)-
-Literature & Poetry-
-Legal Studies-
-History (15th-20th centuries)
-Racial Violence-
-African American Entrepreneurship-

MASTERCLASS FOR ACADEMICS & EDUCATORS
-Creating Teaching Portfolio-
-Teaching Material and Sources-
-Teaching Techniques-
-Exploring (Virtual) Sources-

PUBLISHING

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PUBLISHING
Publications dedicated to relevant topics, aiming at the support of scholarship on African American Studies &
promoting both the values of multi-interdisciplinarity & the collaboration between the various fields interconnected to the discipline through GIRES PRESS

READING SESSIONS & AUTHORS
Learn about the new publications on the discipline
Meet with authors
Read and analyze publications

RESEARCH

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RESEARCH
-Engage in Research projects-

-Grant Writing for external research proposals through GIRES Biro
-Collaboration with other organizations-
-Prepare and support young researchers-
-Search external funding for research projects (EU, US)-
-Fund and co-fund research projects- 

GIRES LIBRARY (ARCHIVES & PRIMARY SOURCES)

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LIBRARY
-Virtual, accessible Archives of Primary & Secondary Sources-
-Oral history archives-
-Book collection-
-Teaching material-
-Photographic and video archives-

FACULTY

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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

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17-18
JUL
Religion and Politics in the United States
International Conference
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24-25
JUL
Racial Violence: the American (hi)story
International Conference
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