Month: November 2022

Jeffrey Ogbar Participates in NYT ad “Protect Black Art”

UConn History Professor and founding director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music, Jeffrey Ogbar participated in a two page ad that appeared in both the New Jeffrey Ogbar HeadshotYork Times and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution titled “Protect Black Art.” The ad calls for restrictions on artists’ lyrics and other forms of creative expression including visual arts, film, writing, etc. from being used against defendants in courtroom and emphasizes their right to creative freedom and expression. Prof. Ogbar joins artists, scholars, organizations and companies in the call for protective legislation that allows artists to express their creativity without the threat of it being used against them in the courtroom. The ad was published in the New York Times and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on November 1, 2022.

Prof. Ogbar’s scholarship focuses on 20th century African American history in the United States with a focus on Black nationalism and social movements. He has written on varied subjects including the New Negro Renaissance, mass incarceration, civil rights struggles, and hip-hop.


Who Owned Waterloo? Battle, Memory, and Myth in British History, 1815-1852

Luke Reynolds, Author

Oxford University Press, 2022


This book represents the first complete history of the cultural afterlife of the Battle of Waterloo in British history. It:

  • Uses Waterloo to provide a picture of British popular culture and the shaping of British national identity in the first half of the nineteenth century.
  • Examines civil-military relations in this period, especially in reference to patronage and the arbitration of authenticity.
  • Provides a balanced view of nineteenth century British popular politics.
  • Winner of the Society for Military History 2023 Distinguished Book Award, First Book Category.

Who Owned Waterloo book cover