History and Culture
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- Africana Studies Department
Encourages appreciation of diversity and emphasizes the ways people of African descent have constructed and interpreted their lives and cultures.
- Archaeological Field School
An eight-week program designed to teach students the basics of archaeological field work, laboratory processing, and artifact analysis.
- Archaeological Projects in Cyprus
UAlbany faculty members have visited, researched, and written scholarly works on Cyprus since 1970.
- Archaeological Research in Albany and Viminacium, Yugoslavia
Classics professor Michael Werner is Albany's official archaeologist and he periodically leads a team of researchers and student archaeologists in Yugoslavia.
- Classic Film Series
Screenings of U.S. and international films of distinction
- Department of Latin American, Carribean and U.S. Latino Studies (LACS)
Special opportunities are available for students pursuing Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies.
- Francophone Day
An LLC-University in the High School collaborative event that hosts high school students interested in all things French at UAlbany
- Institute for Mesoamerican Studies (IMS)
A non-profit educational research institute dedicated to the study and dissemination of knowledge concerning the peoples and cultures of Mesoamerica.
- Institute of Cypriot Studies
UAlbany and Cyprus have a mutually beneficial friendship marked by the exchange of scholars, archaeological research, and education opportunities.
- International Film Festival
A wide selection of foreign language films are shown free and open to the public throughout the academic year
- Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department
LLC faculty regularly engage in a variety of community activities including presentation to the community, teach outs, and translation/interpretation services
- New York State Writers Institute
The New York State Writers Institute promotes literature and writing through diverse programs for students and the general public.
- New York State Writers Institute Archives
Audio/video recordings of Writers Institute events
- Olympiada of Spoken Russian
UAlbany hosts an annual competition for over 100 high school students on spoken Russian and Russian culture and literature.
- Performances for High School Student Groups
Each season, the Performing Arts Center hosts professional touring artists who perform weekday matinees for high school student groups.
- Researching New York: Perspectives on Empire State History
Participants, including archivists, local historians, and public historians from the Capital District and other locations, take part in this annual conference.
- Talking History Radio Program
UAlbany history professors host and produce a weekly one-hour radio program, "Talking History," broadcast locally on WRPI.
- Theme Semesters
UAlbany holds theme semesters for the campus and public on topics ranging from the Hudson River to China to Shakespeare.
- UAlbany Offers Semester-Long Community Commemoration for Hudson 400
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- University Art Museum Collections
Highlighting 3,000 works of late-Modern and contemporary art with emphasis on works on paper.
- University Art Museum Publications
Illustrated brochures and exhibition catalogs are broadly distributed to other museums, artists, curators, critics in the field and on the museum website.
- Visiting Writers Series
Free and public presentations by 40-50 world renowned and emerging writers each year
- Writers Institute Publications and Social Media
The Writers Institute's electronic magazine of interviews, transcriptions, and feature articles on visiting writers