Swarthmore College
Publications
A History of Academic Freedom

A History of Academic Freedom

Ellen Schrecker suggests that there would have been few purges of faculty "without pressure from outside."
A History of Academic Freedom
Coaster, Clown, Concave Flower

Coaster, Clown, Concave Flower

Teaching Art and Craft in the Covid-Era Classroom
Coaster, Clown, Concave Flower
The Zooms We Missed in April

The Zooms We Missed in April

The liberal arts and higher education lectures we registered for last month, but may have missed live.
The Zooms We Missed in April
What if I like my pandemic work routine? Am I okay?

What if I like my pandemic work routine? Am I okay?

It depends...
What if I like my pandemic work routine? Am I okay?
A Conversation with Imani Perry and Jarvis Givens

A Conversation with Imani Perry and Jarvis Givens

On "The Black Teacher Archives"
A Conversation with Imani Perry and Jarvis Givens
Nodes from the Conversation with McKittrick and Mitchell

Nodes from the Conversation with McKittrick and Mitchell

Four points of connection to which we keep returning.
Nodes from the Conversation with McKittrick and Mitchell
Programs + Projects
Courses

Courses and the curriculum as a whole are at the heart of the Aydelotte Foundation’s mission.

Courses
Faculty Research Seminars

AF workshops aim to develop skills and techniques and to enrich our capacity for collaborative inquiry.

Faculty Research Seminars
Aydelotte Consultancy

We are exploring the creation of a consultancy practice that will draw upon the institutional knowledge and insight of experienced faculty across academia.

Aydelotte Consultancy
Race, Racism, and the Liberal Arts

We are investigating and assembling work on underrepresented histories of how Black people, institutions, and ideas have existed outside of, pushed against, or reshaped from within the ideas and institutions of the liberal arts.

Race, Racism, and the Liberal Arts
Public Writing

The Aydelotte Foundation was charged at its creation with encouraging faculty and administrators to enter more vigorously and creatively into public conversations about liberal arts education and its future.

Public Writing
Active Research Projects

Read updates on our research interests, including open questions and difficult problems that we are grappling with.

Active Research Projects
Events
June 23, 2021 3:30 – 5pm EDT

Davarian Baldwin and Gabriel Winant in conversation

In conjunction with the Black Cultural Center and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, the Aydelotte Foundation is pleased to invite you to a conversation with Davarian Baldwin (Trinity) and Gabriel Winant (Chicago) on a critical understanding of the past and present political economy of "eds and meds." The conversation will be moderated by Jamaal Green (Penn) and Andy Hines (Swarthmore). The event will be held on Zoom. It is open to all in the Swarthmore community and to the public. To register, visit http://bit.ly/BaldwinWinant.

This event is part of the Aydelotte Foundation's project on "Race, Racism, and the Liberal Arts." Please visit our website for updates on this research initiative, including additional events and publications.

Darian L. Baldwin is Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Trinity College. His work largely examines the landscape of global cities through the lens of the African Diasporic experience.

Gabriel Winant is Assistant Professor of US History at the University of Chicago. He is a historian of the social structures of inequality in modern American capitalism..

September 16, 2021 4:30 – 6:30pm EDT

Aydelotte Foundation Faculty/Staff Happy Hour

Celebrate the return to campus with the Aydelotte Foundation at the Inn's Sycamore Room.

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