our events

“This Black interior is a space for thought and action, for study and vandalism, for love and trouble.”
– Saidiya Hartman, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval


March 29, 2024 || Who Owns Black Data at Johns Hopkins University || Baltimore, MD.

Remains // An Archive will be participating at Who Owns Black Data: Slavery & Data hosted on March 29, 2024 in Baltimore, MD, by the Black Beyond Data and the Diaspora Solidarities Lab. This inaugural convening will gather a distinguished group of scholars, librarians, activists and archivists to discuss, elucidate, and provide public answers to the question: who owns and controls the Black historical and cultural record?

Date TBC 2024 || Women & Slavery in Motion at the Baltimore Museum of Art || Baltimore, MD.

An intimate conversation between Remains // An Archive and artist-collaborators Romaine McNeil, Tatiana Esh, Sha-Shonna Rogers, and Julia Mallory, on the Slavery in Motion project.

Convened by Solidarity Fellows Kevin Ah-Sen & Jessica Newby with the support of the Diaspora Solidarities Lab, LifexCode, Johns Hopkins Centre for Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins Programme for Women and Gender Studies, Johns Hopkins Program in Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies, Inheritance Baltimore, and the Billie Holiday Center for the Liberation Arts.

Stay tuned for more information.


November 2, 2023 1:40PM (EST)
in-person || “The precarious zone between life and death”: Black feminist notes on grief and the public (panel at the American Studies Association Conference in Montreal)

Featuring papers by:
Jessica Newby (Remains, DSL), Kiana Gonzalez-Cedeño (After the Storm, DSL),
and Dr. Teona Williams (After the Storm, DSL)

Panel chaired by Kevin Ah-Sen (Remains, DSL)

September 14, 2023 5PM (EST)
Keywords in Catastrophe
(DSL Solidarities Speaker Series)

The DSL invites you to a monumental conversation on catastrophes as mediating Black diasporic life. Come witness an all star constellation of Bedour Alagraa, Erika Dickerson-Despenza, and J.T. Roane for an evening of art, worldmaking, and what survives after the storm. This event organized by the After the Storm microlab and supported by Remains.

#ATSxRemains #KeywordsinCatastrophe

May 11, 2023 5PM (EST)
Ordinary Notes: A Conversation with Christina Sharpe
(DSL Solidarities Speaker Series)

DSL Solidarity Fellows Jessica Newby and Kevin Ah-Sen will be in conversation with Dr. Christina Sharpe (author of In the Wake: On Blackness and Being) about her new book Ordinary Notes.


March 16, 2023 5PM (EST)
A Conversation on Things Found and Lost in the Fire (DSL Solidarities Speaker Series)

DSL Solidarity Fellows Jessica Newby and Kevin Ah-Sen will be in conversation with Christopher Lopez on his exhibition “The Fires: Hoboken 1978-1982,” at the Hoboken Historical Museum. They will also be joined by Janet Ayala, a survivor of the fires.

Please consider donating to Janet’s GoFundMe. Read more here


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