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Image as Levee: the Mississippi River before Mark Twain. Nenette Luarca-Shoaf, April 23, 2015.

Image as Levee: the Mississippi River before Mark Twain Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room (240) A presentation by Nenette Luarca-Shoaf, Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. In the first half of the nineteenth century—decades before Mark Twain’s first […]

Disruption and Containment: Thinking about Tanyangzi in Comparative Perspective. Ann Waltner, History

Disruption and Containment: Thinking about Tanyangzi in Comparative Perspective Tuesday, April 21, 2015, from 4:30-5:45pm 140 Nolte Center The Religious Studies Program Annual Faculty Lecture, by Professor Ann Waltner, History Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video, or original. Religious women are often disruptive: They may violate gender norms by refusing […]

Day Two: Experiencing Mass Images. Jennifer Roberts, April 17, 2015

Day Two: Experiencing Mass Images Friday, April 17, at Noon Center for Early Modern History 1210 Heller Hall Day two of the conference on Experiencing Mass Images: Currency as Metaprinting: the Case of Benjamin Franklin Jennifer Roberts, Art History, Harvard Download: audio, small video, or original. Scholars and numismatists of colonial America have carefully studied […]

Day One: Experiencing Mass Images. Thursdays at Four, April 16, 2015.

Day One: Experiencing Mass Images Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 4:00pm Northrop — Best Buy Theater Day one of the conference on Experiencing Mass Images. The talks and Q&A may be viewed upon UMN login. The Beginnings of Mass Visual Culture in the United States Michael Leja, Art History, U Penn Albert Newsam, “Lithography–P. S. Duval,” […]

Neoliberal Policy Reform and Food Security in West Africa. William Moseley, April 2015

Neoliberal Policy Reform, Rural Livelihoods, and Urban Food Security in West Africa: A Comparative Study of the Gambia, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mali April 13, 2015, at 12:00 noon Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop A talk by William Moseley, Geography, Macalester, with comments by Tracey Deutsch, History; Emily Hoover, Horticulture; and Rachel Schurman, Sociology. Download: audio, […]

Resilience and Sustainability of the River in an Era of Climate Change. Thursdays at Four, April 9, 2015.

Panel on Resilience and Sustainability of the River in an Era of Climate Change Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 4:00pm Northrop — Best Buy Theater River as Water. Part of the Sawyer Seminar Spring Symposium. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. Resilience has emerged in the past few […]

Sawyer Seminar Symposium. April 8-10, 2015

The Once and Future River: Imagining the Mississippi in an Era of Climate Change April 8-10, 2015 The John E. Sawyer Seminar Spring Symposium. Free & open to the public. The Mississippi River is one of the best-known American landscapes, accessible through the writings of Mark Twain and imagery from painters and photographers for more […]

Women of Civil Rights Unionism. Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Women of Civil Rights Unionism: Organizing the Movement for the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in the Mid-1920s Thursday, April 2, 2015, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room (240) A staged reading of a play based on a community history project on the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters who worked and lived in the […]

Backwater Blues: Environmental Disaster and African American Experiences. March 31, 2015

Backwater Blues: Environmental Disaster and African American Experiences Tuesday, March 31, at 4:00pm 1210 Heller Hall Panel with Saje Mathieu, History; David Pellow, Sociology; Elliott Powell, American Studies; and Richard Mizelle, History, University of Houston (via Skype). Download: audio, small video, or original. What can studies of environment tell us about African American experiences? In […]

Strategy and Global Politics, Thursdays at Four, March 26, 2015.

Strategy and Global Politics Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room (240) Discussion with Michael Linick and Ronald Krebs. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. Michael Linick has extensive experience working as Chief of US Army Force Management Integration Division, leading matrixed teams in […]

Emily Apter, French & Comparative Literature, New York University. Thursdays at Four, March 12, 2015

Not Translated, Non-Equivalent, Incommensurate: Rethinking the Units of Comparison in Comparative Literature Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room (240) A talk by Emily Apter, French & Comparative Literature, NYU. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. In her book Against World Literature: On the […]

The Ukraine Conflict: Contested Past, Contested Present. March 5, 2015.

The Ukraine Conflict: Contested Past, Contested Present Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 4:00pm 1210 Heller Hall Part of a three-day conference by the IAS Collaborative Reframing Mass Violence: Human Rights and Social Memory in post-Stalinist Europe. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. John-Paul Himka, University of Alberta: “The […]

The Reception of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe. John-Paul Himka, March 4, 2015

Bringing the Past Back to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 7:30pm Best Buy Theater, Northrop The beginning of a three-day conference by the IAS Collaborative Reframing Mass Violence: Human Rights and Social Memory in post-Stalinist Europe. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, […]

Contested Past, Contested Present: Social Memories and Human Rights in Post-Communist Europe. March 4-6, 2015

Contested Past, Contested Present: Social Memories & Human Rights in Post-Communist Europe A conference organized by the IAS Reframing Mass Violence Collaborative Wednesday, March 4, at 7:30pm Best Buy Theater, Northrop “Bringing the Past Back to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe” Keynote Lecture by John-Paul Himka (University of Alberta). Welcome: Barbara […]

Beyond the Modernist Understanding of Consciousness. Thursdays at Four, February 26, 2015.

Beyond the Modernist Understanding of Consciousness Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room (240) Roundtable with Matthew Chafee, Neuroscience; Jan Estep, Art; Nicole Scott, Cognitive Science; and Daniel Lord Smail, Harvard, History Moderated by Apostolos Georgopoulos, Neuroscience and JB Shank, History Download: audio, small video, or original. Download: audio, small video, […]

Gender, Identity, and Video Games. Thursdays at Four, February 19, 2015.

Gender, Identity, and Video Games Thursday, February 19, 2015 Northrop — Best Buy Theater Video game demos: 3-4:15pm Discussion: 4:15-5:30pm Discussion with Amanda Ochsner, Ph D Candidate, UW Madison; Danika Raghnild, Audio Producer, Naming is Hard, LLC; Charles McGregor, Game Developer, Tribe Games; Evva Kraikul, Executive Director, GLITCH. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A […]

McKnight Choreography Fellows: Wynn Fricke, Joan Smith, & Penelope Freeh. February 12, 2015.

Making Dances: the Voice of the Body Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 4:00pm Barbara Barker Center for Dance, Room 100 A panel discussion with Northrop 2014 McKnight Choreography Fellows Wynn Fricke, Joanie Smith, and Penelope Freeh, moderated by Program Director Mary Ellen Childs. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or […]

Material Time. Keith Moxey, Thursdays at Four, January 29, 2015

Material Time Thursday, January 29, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop 240 — Crosby Seminar Room A talk by Keith Moxey, Art History, Barnard College Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. In the context of renewed attention to the image and its ability to participate in the process of its […]

Near Stars: Analytic Scale and the Literary Object. Eric Hayot: Thursdays at Four, Dec. 4, 2014

Near Stars: Analytic Scale and the Literary Object December 4, 2014 at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Eric Hayot, Comparative Literature and Asian Studies, Penn State University. Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video or original. What happens if we describe the current situation of literary criticism as a “crisis in […]

African Diaspora Histories and Contemporary Well-Being, December 3, 2014

On history, documentary, and well-being: A call and response about the ways African American & Afro-diaspora histories inform contemporary well-being December 3rd, 2014, 6:30pm, Best Buy Theater, Northrop A discussion with filmmaker Dan Bergin and Profs. Keith Mayes & Yuichiro Onishi. Download: audio, small video, or original. Daniel Pierce Bergin is an award-winning television producer, […]

100 Years of Student Drawings. Panel Discussion, December 3, 2014

100 Years of Student Drawings Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 4:30pm Best Buy Theater, Northrop A discussion of the Northrop Gallery exhibit on the School of Architecture’s centennial Download: audio, small video, or original. Celebrating the reopening of Northrop Hall and the Centennial of the School of Architecture, the exhibition 100 Years of Student Drawings […]

Shakespeare in Love. Anatoly Liberman: Thursdays at Four, Nov. 20, 2014

Shakespeare In Love November 20, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room — 240 Northrop A talk by Anatoly Liberman, German, Scandinavian and Dutch, University of Minnesota Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. Shakespeare’s sonnets tell us a story of his love for a “fair youth” and an adulterous […]

Triage without Borders. Peter Redfield, November 20, 2014

Triage Without Borders November 20, 2014, at 3:00pm 125 Nolte Center A talk by Peter Redfield, Anthropology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Download: audio, small video, or original. Download: audio, small video, or original. The humanitarian variant of triage acts in the name of saving lives rather than other interests, e.g., furthering social cohesion, […]

Surviving Forced Disappearance: Identity and Meaning. Gabriel Gatti, University of the Basque Country, Nov. 20, 2014

Surviving Forced Disappearance: Identity and Meaning Thursday, November 20, at 3:00pm Room 710 Social Sciences (Spanish with translation) A Conversation with Gabriel Gatti, Prof. of Sociology, University of the Basque Country Download: audio, small video, or original. Due in large part to humanitarian law and transitional justice, the categories of detained-disappeared and forced disappearance are […]

To Embrace Failure? A Multi-disciplinary Re-thinking. Panel: Thursdays at Four, Nov. 13, 2014

To Embrace Failure? A Multi-disciplinary Re-thinking. November 13, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room — 240 Northrop Panel discussion organized by the IAS Collaborative Rehearsing Failure: Brecht’s America. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. Our point of departure is the “productive” failure of single authorship and of representation […]

Copyright, Digitization, and the 21st Century Library. Nancy Sims & Scott Spicer, November 7, 2014

Copyright, Digitization, and the 21st Century Library:  A Discussion of the Promises and Perils of Virtual Resources and Streaming Media Friday, November 7th, 2014, at 1:30pm Nicholson 135 A discussion with Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian, and Scott Spicer, Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian Download: audio, small video, or original. As the University […]

Cracks in the Walls: 25 Years After Berlin, organized by Sonja Kuftinec, Nov. 6, 2014

Cracks in the Walls: 25 Years After Berlin Thursday, November 6, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop On November 9th, 1989 the Berlin Wall cracked open and unleashed a problematic ahistorical narrative of celebratory “re-unification”. This narrative makes less visible contradictions around the wall’s pre-Cold War history as “anti-fascist protection”. Thus, while walls can […]

The Presence of the Past: Memory, Fiction, and the Contemporary Landscape. Thursdays at Four, Oct. 30, 2014

The Presence of the Past: Memory, Fiction, and the Contemporary Landscape October 30, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Panel with Mary Relindes Ellis, author of The Bohemian Flats (2014), Catherine Watson, memoir and travel writer, and Scott Vreeland, Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner. Download: small video or original. Q&A Download: small video or original. […]

A Network Grows in the Internet: Feminist Publishing in the Cracks of a Broken System. Carol Stabile, October 28, 2014

A Network Grows in the Internet: Feminist Publishing in the Cracks of a Broken System Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 3:00-4:30pm 125 Nolte Center A talk by Carol Stabile, Journalism/Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Oregon; Editor, The Fembot Collective This talk and Q&A may be viewed upon X500 login. The 2008 market collapse’s impact […]

Case Study House #22 and the Photography of Whiteness. Dianne Harris: Thursdays at Four, Oct. 23, 2014

Framing Los Angeles, 1960: Case Study House #22 and the Photography of Whiteness October 23, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Dianne Harris, Director, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. This presentation may be viewed upon UMN X500 login. The Q&A portion may be viewed here. One of the most famous architectural representations […]

Neoliberal Ebola: The agroeconomics of a deadly spillover. A talk by Robert G. Wallace, October 13, 2014

Neoliberal Ebola: The agroeconomics of a deadly spillover Monday, October 13, 2014, at Noon Carlson School of Management, rm 1-149 A talk by Robert G. Wallace, Visiting Scholar, Institute for Global Studies Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video, or original. The first human outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa, […]

Unnatural Disasters: How Law Hurts, How Law Can Help. Sandra Zellmer: Thursdays at Four, Oct. 9, 2014

Unnatural Disasters: How Law Hurts, How Law Can Help October 9, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Sandra Zellmer, Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Law, University of Nebraska. Download: audio, small video,or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video,or original. It’s seductively deceptive to call floods and other catastrophes “natural.” They are anything but. Storms […]

Literary Analysis of World Bank Reports: Franco Moretti, Thursdays at Four, Oct. 2, 2014

The World According to the Bank: an Analysis of World Bank Reports, 1946-2010 October 2, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room Franco Moretti, English, Stanford, gives a semantic, stylistic study of World Bank reports. Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video, or original. Like the post-world-war-II capitalism which it […]

The Tao of Urban Rejuvenation: Weiming Lu, Sept. 18, 2014

The Tao of Urban Rejuvenation: Building a Livable Creative Urban Village September 18, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room A talk by internationally recognized urban planner and designer Weiming Lu. Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video, or original. Building livable, creative, equitable, and sustainable cities is a common […]

SOLO and the 2012 and 2013 McKnight Artist Fellows in Dance, Sep. 11, 2014

Dancer as Driver: SOLO and the 2012 and 2013 McKnight Artist Fellows in Dance September 11, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop – Best Buy Theater Discussion with Ashwini Ramaswamy, Stephen Schroeder, Tamara Ober, and Kari Mosel Download: audio, small video, or original. Northrop’s McKnight Artist Fellowship program funds the commission of solo works for McKnight Dance Fellows […]

Protected: Negotiating Presence: Contemporary Indigenous Choreography. Jacqueline Shea Murphy, June 2014

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The Interrelated Histories of African and Native America: Tiya Miles, May 23, 2014

“One of the Longest Unwritten Chapters”: The Interrelated Histories of African and Native America Tiya Miles, Chair, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies; Elsa Barkley Brown Collegiate Professor; Professor of History, American Culture, Native American Studies, and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan. Downloads: audio, small video, original. This lecture explores Native American and African American […]

Academic Freedom, the Public Trust, & the Entrepreneurial Univer$ity. May 16, 2014

Academic Freedom, the Public Trust, & the Entrepreneurial Univer$ity: Reflections on the AAUP’s Recommended Principles to Guide Academy-University Relationships Download as: audio, small video, or original. University research, especially in STEM fields, is increasingly oriented toward the market, involving a diverse range of collaborations between academic researchers and industry. The American Association of University Professors […]

Ethnic Identity Development in a Changing World: Rich Lee, May 15, 2014

Ethnic Identity Development in a Changing World: New Research Directions & Conversations Across Disciplines Panel discussion by Tiffany Yip, PhD (Fordham University) and Eleanor Seaton, PhD (UNC-Chapel Hill). Moderated by Rich Lee, Psychology, U of M. Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. What constitutes an ethnic […]

Celebration of Ann Waltner, May 9, 2014

Performing the Past and Provoking the Future: Symposium on Interdisciplinary Collaboration 9:30am Painting with Words: Susan Mann and Zhang Hong Download as: audio, small video, or original. A literati family commissioned a painting celebrating three talented family women who lived in China in the nineteenth century. The painting has since been lost. Susan Mann, in […]