THE CENTER FOR EXPERIMENTAL
ETHNOGRAPHY at the University of Pennsylvania
Dear friends and extended community,
We are wishing you health, wellness, and creativity during this period of disruption. In accordance with measures at the University of Pennsylvania, the Center for Experimental Ethnography is suspending all events, and postponing equipment reservations and space reservations until April 17. This includes the Third Thursday gathering at the Penn Museum we had originally planned for this Thursday at noon.
In addition, our CEE Fellow's courses are being transformed to facilitate distance learning; these courses are Modalities of Black Freedom and Escape: Ships (by CEE Fellow Emily Carris, Grace Sanders Johnson & Joanne Douglass), and Museums, Colonialism and the Question of Property: It was The Law at the Time by CEE Fellow Wayne Modest. We want to take a moment to recognize the energy, leadership, scholarship, and artistry that have been poured into these incredible courses. We know the conversations started by Wayne and Emily will continue to grow, circulate, and fertilize our community.
This also means that CAMRA's Screening Scholarship and Media Festival: Rupture and Repair, originally slated to begin Friday March 27th, has been canceled. This comes as especially sad news to many of us. We applaud SSMF leadership for putting together an extraordinary festival plan, and we anticipate hearing a great deal more about the conversations planned for Rupture and Repair in the semesters to come.
We currently anticipate administering our Graduate Summer Research Grants, and in light of the events of the last few weeks we are extending our deadline for applications until April 1st.
Please note that although CEE offices and spaces will be closed at the Penn Museum, we will still be operating virtually and are available to answer your questions, converse, and virtually connect on social media.
Here is a link to the University’s information page on the virus situation and the University’s current policies and practices. These could change at any time, so you should check this page regularly to stay informed.
Deborah A. Thomas
R. Jean Brownlee Professor of Anthropology
Director, Center for Experimental Ethnography
PENN MUSEUM 336
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104