We are deeply grateful to our partners and advisors for their support of Flowerings: Phase 1 (2019-2021), and look forward to continued friendship and collaboration as mutual interests may unfold during Flowerings: Phase 2 (2022-2026).
We are grateful to our partners SHIFT Collective (Bergis Jules, Lynette Johnson, and Jon Voss), who consulted with us, conducted stakeholder group interviews, and planned a key retreat event. Read more about it in their case study about our work together.
Reparative Archives Workshop
JMU is grateful to Lae’l Hughes-Watkins for facilitating a day-long Reparative Archives Workshop attended by JMU faculty and staff from academic departments, Libraries, and Furious Flower. The workshop fostered deep conversations across academic units about shared aspirations for our work. We are striving to further develop and put into practice a reparative and integrated model for library support of a living, academic center for the arts as part of our Flowerings partnership.
Flowerings Project Advisory Committee
The Flowerings Project Advisory Committee serves as a panel of consultants and guides as we explore our areas of inquiry based on their expertise in Black poetry, special collections and audiovisual archives, digital humanities, library spaces, and educational technology.
Howard Rambsy II
professor of literature, Southern University Illinois Edwardsville
assistant director, AAAD Hum
division chief, archives and special collections, Chicago Public Library
dean, Wayne State University Libraries
Julieanna L. Richardson
executive director, History Makers
Poet, author, and critic
Retired, chair and professor of English, Spelman College
librarian, Virginia Tech University Libraries, and assistant professor, Department of English
director of the Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University
head of digital content management, Library of Congress
head of digital research services at the University of Houston Libraries and Eva Digital Research Endowed Library Professor