Rami Gabriel Attends Black Metropolis Research Consortium Reunion

Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Associate Professor Rami Gabriel recently attended the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) reunion on October 6. Gabriel previously created and presented three audio pieces entitled The Sound of the Black Archive in Chicago when he was a summer fellow in 2016. The audio was developed from archival materials ranging from personal field recordings to sounds from the archives at the University of Chicago Special Collections.

The BMRC reunion celebrated and assessed accomplishments of former fellows from 2009 to 2017. BMRC is a Chicago-based association of libraries, universities, and other archival institutions, which seeks to promote discovery, preservation, and use of materials that document African American and African diasporic culture, history, and politics, with a specific focus on materials relating to Chicago. BMRC explains its summer fellowship advocates and develops “new, original research and art [that] illuminates the national and international importance of Chicago’s African American community.”

Gabriel’s fellowship work can be found here.