Past Events

2023 Irina Ratushinskaya: Triumph of the Spirit
Xenia Dennen, chair of the Keston Institute (UK) and Soviet expert, presents this year's Keston Spring Lecture, "Irina Ratushinskaya: Triumph of the Spirit" on February 24, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. in Moody 104.
2023 Black History in the Archives
The Black Faculty and Staff Association, The Texas Collection and the Institute for Oral History invite you to explore the Black experience at Baylor, in Waco, and throughout Texas with the use of photographs, yearbooks, memorabilia, cookbooks, music, oral histories and more.
2023 Discovering DH: Honoring African American Stories
Join the University Libraries, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Office of the Provost as we present a lineup of presentations exploring some of the many ways African American stories can be researched and presented using a digital humanities approach.
2022 Baylor Libraries Author Series: Aurelia Davila Pratt
The Baylor Libraries and School of Social Work welcome Baylor alumna and author Aurelia Davila Pratt to talk about her new book, A Brown Girl's Epiphany. A reception and book signing will follow.
2022 Afghanistan: The Next Chapter
Baylor's Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame present a panel conversation marking the one year anniversary of the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban. Charles Ramsey (Baylor) will moderate a conversation featuring Aref Dostyar (Notre Dame), Palwasha Kakar (U.S. Institute of Peace), and Qasim Wafayezada (Civil Aviation Authority).
2022 Voices & Vinyl 7
The seventh annual concert featuring Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir performing songs inspired by the Black Gospel Music Preservation Program.
2022 She hath a Spell Beyond Her Name: Byron's Poetic Reflections on Venice, Subjectivity, and Temporality
The Armstrong Browning Library & Museum in conjunction with the 19CRS present Dr. Mark Sandy, Professor of English, Durham University (UK) and ABL Three-Month Visiting Scholar. Sandy will explore Lord Byron's poetic reflections on the city of Venice, Italy.
2022 Armstrong Browning Library Benefactors Day
Dr. Deborah Logan, professor emerita of English from Western Kentucky University, presents "Harriet Martineau: Spirit of the Victorian Age"
2022 United By Faith: Waco Community Open House
Join the University Libraries for an evening tour of the Black Gospel Archive & Listening Center, along with demonstrations of research materials and resources ideal for supporting preaching, worship, and spirituality.
2022 Stalingrad on Screen: From Stalinist Propaganda to Putin-era Blockbuster
Dr. Stephen Norris from the University of Miami (Ohio) will explore four films from different eras that feature the Battle of Stalingrad and examine the cultural and historical implications. A reception and film screening will follow Dr. Norris' presentation.
2022 The Ward: Race and Class in Dubois's 7th Ward
Join the University Libraries, the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, and the University of Pennsylvania for an introduction to the work of W.E.B. DuBois and his mapping of Philadelphia's Seventh Ward, a project which will now be hosted online by Baylor University.
2021 Why Gospel Music Matters featuring Robert Darden and Robert Marovich
Join Black gospel music scholars Robert Darden and Robert Marovich as they explore the importance and impact of America's Black sacred music.
2021 Black Gospel Archive & Listening Center Grand Opening and Dedication
Join the University Libraries as we open the brand new state-of-the-art home of our Black Gospel Music Restoration Project!
2021 Totalitarianism, Faith, and Dissent: Czech Catholic Vaclav Benda and Beyond
The Keston Center and Czech Heritage Museum present a lecture by Dr. Flagg Taylor of Skidmore College followed by a thoughtful panel discussion and audience Q&A.
2021 Paulo Freire Centennial: Celebrating the Founder of Critical Pedagogy
Paulo Freire (1921-1997) was a Brazilian educator and philosopher known the world over as founder and advocate of the school of thought known as critical pedagogy. This fall marks 100 years since Freire’s birth, and Baylor will be recognizing this centennial with a series of events across campus.
2021 Texas Collection Fall Lecture: This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land
Featuring a presentation by Dr. Clark Wernecke as part of the Native American Heritage speaker series, hosted by the Mayborn Museum.
2021 Redrawing Texas: Who Chooses Whom?
As a result of the 2020 census, the State of Texas received two additional seats in the House of Representatives. Since the census results were officially released, Texas has been in a battle over how to "redraw" Texas. This virtual panel conversation featuring experts on redistricting will discuss the process in general and the current events unfolding in the Texas Legislature and the Courts.
2021 Fiona Sampson: Virtual Poetry Reading and Lecture
The Armstrong Browning Library in conjunction with the Beall Poetry Festival welcomes Fiona Sampson, author of 28 books of poetry and nonfiction, including the critically acclaimed In Search of Mary Shelley and 2021's Two-Way Mirror: The Life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
2021 Facing Forward: Afghanistan After America
The Baylor Institute for the Study of Religion and the Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society present "Facing Forward: Afghanistan after America," a panel presentation and conversation hosted on Zoom.
2021 Browning Day
The Armstrong Browning Library and Museum presents the virtual 2021 Browning Day Lecture, "Lords of the Earth? Elizabeth Barrett Browning on Christ's Body in the Age of Human Domination" on Friday, April 16, at 3:30 p.m. CDT on Zoom. This year's lecture is presented by Dr. Joshua King, Associate Professor of English and Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies.
2021 Spring Keston Panel: Where in the World?
The Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society presents “Where in World?” in two sessions to accommodate time differences. During the Zoom-hosted event, Keston researchers will briefly report from across the globe on the current state of religion, politics, and society. The panels will conclude with live Q&A.
2021 Pruit Symposium
Since 2013, this annual symposium has focused on the tradition of American black sacred music in conjunction with the Black Gospel Music Restoration project of the Baylor Libraries.
2021 Voices & Vinyl: A Virtual Concert
The fifth annual concert featuring Heavenly Voices gospel choir with their modern interpretations of classic gospel songs
2021 Texas Map Society Spring Meeting
The Texas Collection will host the annual spring meeting of the Texas Map Society virtually on Zoom.
2020 Pictures, Portraits & Snapshots: Glimpses into Baylor's Special Libraries
A special "speed panel" presentation featuring scholars from around the world sharing their positive experiences with items held by Baylor's special collections libraries.
2020 Investigating Impeachment: Context, Congress, and the Constitution
This panel conversation was held in February 2020, the day after the conclusion of the impeachment proceedings against Donald J. Trump. The panel, comprised of two former U.S. Senators, a U.S. Historian, and a constitutional law scholar explored the concept of impeachment as established in U.S. law along with several historic impeachment proceedings.
2020 Celebrating Elizabeth Barrett Browning Through Cinematic Virtual Reality
The Armstrong Browning Library & Museum proudly presents "Celebrating Elizabeth Barrett Browning Through Cinematic Virtual Reality" featuring Amanda Gardner, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction of the Baylor School of Education.
2020 Pictures, Portraits & Snapshots: Glimpses into Baylor's Special Libraries
A special "speed panel" presentation featuring scholars from around the world sharing their positive experiences with items held by Baylor's special collections libraries.
2020 Wilder Ever Still & Wilder!
Armstrong Browning Library's annual Benefactors Day celebration welcomes Dr. Marjorie Stone and Dr. Beverly Taylor as they explore the Browning's courtship, Victorian wedding journeys, and an unpublished poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning written during the Brownings' honeymoon.
2019 Teaching Fellows Presentations
The 2019 Libraries Teaching Fellows will present the results of their research at this Seminar for Excellence in Teaching, sponsored by the Academy for Teaching and Learning.
19: 100 Years of Preserving Voters' Rights
This virtual panel conversation marks the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which secured voting rights for all citizens without discrimination on the basis of sex.

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