Social Sciences Forum
“Silent Partners: Women as Investors in Britain’s First Stock Market, 1690-1750”
Amy Froide, UMBC Associate Professor and Acting Chair of History
Tuesday, March 14, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

One of the world’s first stock markets emerged in the coffeehouses of London in the 1690s. Up to one third of investors in corporations such as the East India and South Sea companies, the Bank of England, and the national debt were women. Prof. Froide discusses how these women learned to invest, how they served as financial agents and brokers for kin and others, and the types of financial agency that women exercised. (Click heading for full description.)


Humanities Forum
“The Post-Andalusian Condition: Islam and the Rise of the West”
Anouar Majid, Director of the Center for Global Humanities, Vice President for Global Affairs and Communications, and Professor of English at the University of New England
Wednesday, March 15, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

In this lecture, Anouar Majid extends the notion of Orientalism back to the Late Middle Ages, when the Andalusian order was upended by a crusading Christian spirit and the rise of a Western hegemonic worldview. This forced Muslims and other non-Western traditions into a defensive mode, fighting back by deploying indigenous traditions. As a result of this uneven struggle, Muslims found strength in orthodoxies that have only made their condition worse and continue to bedevil the world order today. (Click heading for full description.)


Visual Arts
Elizabeth Daggar, Electrofork Design
Visiting Artist & Designer Series Lecture
Thursday, March 16, 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Department of Visual Arts Visiting Artist & Designer Series presents Elizabeth Daggar, who studied design and illustration at the Pratt Institute, and has since worked in the fields of graphic design for print, interactive, television and film, and, more recently, event projection and touchscreen media. She began working independently under the brand Electrofork after building a broad base of experience from a series of illuminating full-time positions as a designer. (Click heading for full description.)


Lisa Cella and Patrick Crossland in Concert
Thursday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Flutist Lisa Cella and trombonist Patrick Crossland team up to present an unusual evening of music for their distinctive ensemble, featuring works by John Cage, Klaus Huber, Anne LaBerge, and Edward Troupin. (Click heading for full description.)


Social Sciences Forum
“The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: A Tragedy of Race and Public Health”
James Jones, Professor, University of Arkansas
Monday, March 27, 4 p.m.
University Center Ballroom

From 1932 until 1972, the United States Public Health Service (PHS) conducted a deadly, deceptive, and unethical medical experiment on more than 400 poverty stricken, poorly educated African-American sharecroppers in and around Tuskegee, the county seat of Macon County, nestled in the heart of Alabama’s “black belt.” Professor Jones will explain how the experiment got started, how it could have gone on for forty years, and how it reflected salient aspects of the history of race relations in the United States. (Click heading for full description.)


Ana Spasić in Concert
Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Department of Music in partnership with the Piacenza Conservatory in Italy presents soprano Ana Spasić in concert. Her program will feature contemporary works by Italian and American composers, including Elio: Visions of Light II by Linda Dusman, professor and chair of music. (Click heading for full description.)


Violin Portraits: Recent Violin Music of Stuart Saunders Smith
Airi Yoshioka, violin, with the University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble
Thursday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Violinist Airi Yoshioka presents major new compositions by composer Stuart Sanders Smith: The Rivers of Maine for solo violin and Crystal Night for solo violin and percussion quartet, for which she will be joined by the University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble (Lee Hinkle, director; Jonathan Clancy; Chris Herman; Robert Shroyer). (Click heading for full description.)