Calendar of Events



Friday, December 10 @ 12pm EST — Online Event
A virtual conversation with celebrate poet Tyehimba Jess


Friday, October 9, 3PM-4PM EST — online
The Sometime of ‘Summertime’: Porgy and Bess at 85 & Gershwin Remixed


Friday, October 2, 2-3 PM — online
Woody Guthrie, Race, and the Politics of Protest Music
A Conversation with Gustavus Stadler


Thurdsay, January 17th, evening, location TBD
meeting and planning session

Thursday and Friday, February 7th and 8th, locations TBD
BSAW Symposium at Yale

Friday, March 1st, 10AM-12NOON, location TBD
meeting and planning session

Thursday and Friday, April 4th and 5th, time and location TBD
BSAW exhibition


Thursday, September 13th, 5 – 6:30 PM, 106 Stoeckel
Introduction to BSAW Year 2

Friday, September 21st, 10AM—12NOON, 106 Stoeckel
planning session for exhibition and BSAW symposium

Thursday and Friday, October 4th (time and location TBD) and 5th, 10 AM – 12 NOON, 106 Stoeckel
Conversation and Workshop with Kevin Beasley

Tuesday, November 13th
4-5:30 PM, 106 Stoeckel Hall: workshop with Rhiannon Giddens
7 PM, Sudler Hall: Rhiannon Giddens in conversation

Wednesday, November 14th.
Daphne Brooks and Fred Moten at Columbia University (BSAW co-sponsored event)

Friday, December 7th, 10 AM – 12 NOON, 106 Stoeckel
Workshop with Mendi + Keith Obadike, with a special focus on their new work “Utopias


Friday, January 26th, 10 AM – NOON, Stoeckel 106
First meeting. New business, exhibition research and preparation updates.

Thursday, February 1st, 4:30 PM, Rosenthal Pavillion at NYU’s Kimmel Center
NYU/American Musicological Society Distinguished Lecture Series with pianist and MacArthur Award Winner Vijay Iyer, in conversation with Daphne Brooks.

Thursday, February 8th, 5:00 PM, William L. Harkness Hall Room 309
Prof. Alexandra Vazquez (NYU), “Adapted City:
 Miami from the Spoils”, a public lecture co-sponsored with Yale RITM (Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigineity, Transnational Migration).

Friday, February 9th, 10 AM – NOON, Stoeckel 106
Prof. Alexandra Vazquez (NYU), “Archival Transit Delays,” a workshop for BSAW members.

Wednesday, February 21st, 7 PM, Sudler Hall (WLH 201), 100 Wall St.
An evening of critical listening with Grammy-winning vocalist, Cécile McLorin-Salvant.

Thursday, March 1st, 5:00, William L. Harkness Hall Room 309
Public Lecture and Workshop with Prof. Roshanak Kheshti (UCSD)

Friday, March  2nd, 10 AM – NOON, Stoeckel 106
Workshop with Prof. Prof. Roshanak Kheshti (UCSD)

Thursday, April 12th, Sudler Hall, 7:30 PM
Jason Moran, jazz pianist, composer, MacArthur Award Winner, and Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz, in conversation.

Friday, April 13th, Gilmore Music Library (inside Sterling Memorial Library), 10 AM – NOON
Exhibition of workshop participants’ online “sound archives”; opening of Black Sound and the Archive exhibition at the Gilmore Music Library.


Friday, September 8th, 10 AM – NOON, 106 Stoeckel
Introduction to BSAW.

Friday, September 22nd, 10 AM – NOON, 106 Stoeckel
Theory and methods.

Friday, October 13th, 10 AM – NOON, Beinecke Room 38-89
Yale Archivists: Mark Bailey (HSR), Melissa Barton (Beinecke), Emily DeLio (Gilmore Music Library), Libby Van Cleeve (OHAM)

Friday, October 20th, 10 AM – NOON, 106 Stoeckel
Workshop with John Davis, classical pianist and early black music collector and archivist

Wednesday, November 8th, 7:30 PM, Kroon Hall:
An evening of critical listening with acclaimed singer/songwriter Valerie June.

Thursday, November 30th, 4 PM, Beinecke
Prof. Brent Edwards (Columbia University) delivers the 2017 James Weldon Johnson Lecture, “Black Radicalism and the Archive”

Friday, December 1st, 10 AM –12 NOON, Stoeckel 106
Workshop with Prof. Brent Edwards (Columbia University): “Jazz & the Archive: Adventures in Researching Epistrophies

Friday, December 1st, 7:30 PM, Sprague Hall
Cécile McLorin Salvant performs as part of the Ellington Jazz Series
(N.B. A limited number of tickets will be available.)

Friday, December 8th, 10 AM – NOON, 106 Stoeckel
Final meeting of the semester. Exhibition topics.