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Beyond the “Minnesota Miracle”—Suppressed Stories & Solutions

Beyond the “Minnesota Miracle”— Suppressed Stories & Solutions Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. In the last few months, many Minnesotans–and people outside of Minnesota–were surprised at the unrest following the police killing of Philando Castile, and the […]

Traces: Landscapes in Transition on the Yellow River Basin

Traces: Landscapes in Transition on the Yellow River Basin Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 7-8:30pm Best Buy Theater, 4th Floor, Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Photographer Ian Teh presents a series of panoramic photographs of the ever-changing landscapes along the length of China’s Yellow River. Historically a symbol […]

The Evolution of River Transport: Watercraft and Migration; Portage and Canals

The Evolution of River Transport: Watercraft and Migration; Portage and Canals Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 10:45am-12:00pm Best Buy Theater, 4th Floor Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Patrick Manning, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History at the University of Pittsburgh and President of the American Historical Association […]

Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal Monday, May 16, 2016, 3:00-5:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Very late in the New Deal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture initiated an ambitious program of cooperative land-use planning. It signaled something new in […]

Getting Crusaded: History and the Targets of Medieval Holy War. April 28, 2016

Getting Crusaded: History and the Targets of Medieval Holy War Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. The study of the Crusades, that sequence of papally-sponsored holy wars against various enemies of the Church, has never been more exciting. […]

“Newes from the Dead”: an unnatural moment in the history of Natural Philosophy. April 21, 2016

“Newes from the Dead”: an unnatural moment in the history of Natural Philosophy Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. In 1650 Oxford is in the midst of the Bloody civil war, in which divine and secular authority are […]

Naomi Scheman, Philosopher

Download: audio, small video, or original. Naomi Scheman is Professor of Philosophy and Gender Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota, and a guest researcher at the Umeå Centre for Gender Studies in Sweden. She received her BA from Barnard College and her PhD from Harvard University. Her research interests include politics of […]

Why Philosophy Here & Now? Critical & Transformative Challenges. April 14, 2016

Why Philosophy Here and Now? Critical and Transformative Challenges to a Conservative Discipline— Decolonial, Feminist, and Critical Race Perspectives Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Academic philosophy has been the home of the allegedly generic rational European man, […]

The Analogy Problem in Human Trafficking Reform. Julietta Hua, April 7, 2016

The Analogy Problem in Human Trafficking Reform Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. What work takes place when slavery becomes the accepted language through which we come to understand human trafficking? Taking the website slaveryfootprint.org as a starting […]

Bruce Glymour, Philosopher of Biology

Download: audio, small video, or original. Bruce Glymour is Professor and department head of Philosophy at Kansas State University. In his career, he has been a co-instructor with the Seminar in Scientific Ethics for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program and a past board member for Kansas Citizens for Science and the Center for Origins […]

Love v. Duty: Mark Morris’s “Dido and Aeneas”. March 24, 2016

Love versus Duty: A Conversation about Mark Morris’s “Dido and Aeneas” Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 4:00pm Best Buy Theater, 4th Floor of Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Queen Dido of Carthage is forsaken by her love, the Trojan Prince Aeneas, when he is reminded of his […]

Elaine Ecklund, Scholar of Religion and Science

Download: audio, small video, or original. Elaine Howard Ecklund is the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology, and director of The Religion and Public Life Program at Rice University, where she is also a Rice Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. Over the next several years, Elaine’s research will […]

dc edwards, Afrofuturist/fantasy writer

Download: audio, small video, or original. dc edwards is a writer who works at the U of M.

Tight oil/fast oil: life and death in the Bakken oil fields. March 3, 2016

Tight oil/fast oil: life and death in the Bakken oil fields Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Workers have been dying on the job with unusual frequency in the North Dakota oil boom. This talk explores the geological, […]

Material Journeys: African Art in Motion

Material Journeys: African Art in Motion Wednesday, February 24, 11:00am-12:30pm Nicholson Hall 135 Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Dr. Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, Curator of African Art at the Minneapolis of Institute of Art, speaks about the redesigned African art galleries at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, particularly in the […]

Energy consumption and economic growth: an altered relationship.

Energy consumption and economic growth: The history (and possible future) of an altered relationship Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: small video, audio, or original. A blend of history, engineering, and policy, this talk examines the relationship between energy consumption and economic growth […]

Transforming Doctoral Education in Good Enough Times

Manifesto for the Humanities: Transforming Doctoral Education in Good Enough Times Friday, February 12, 2:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Download: audio, small video, or original. Sidonie Smith, Director of the Michigan Institute for the Humanities, and former President of the Modern Language Association, offers Manifesto for the Humanities as a reflective contribution to the […]

Exploring Taiko and its Impact on Cultural Identity. February 11, 2016

Thunder Drums: Exploring Taiko and its Impact on Cultural Identity through Performance, Conversation, and Workshop Thursday, February 11, 2016 Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop 3:15pm Meet the drums 4:00pm Performance, Conversation, Workshop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. “Taiko” is the Japanese word for “big drum,” and is now […]

Otávio Bueno, Philosopher of Science, Math, and Logic. February 2016

Download: audio, small video, or original. Otávio Bueno is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami, where he is also Chair of the Philosophy Department. “Most of my work focuses on philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of logic. I have been trying to develop an empiricist view about science that […]

Brechtian Legacies: Expanded Theater. February 4, 2016

Brechtian Legacies: Expanded Theater Thursday, February 4, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. “Showing has to be shown”, Brecht requested from his actors, and it is perhaps possible to define Brechtian theater (if such thing exists) on the whole by reference to […]

The Future of the Meme: #Iranelection, Activism, Social Media. January 28, 2016

The Future of the Meme: #Iranelection, Activism, Social Media Thursday, January 28, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. A look at the contexts for the first long-trending global hashtag #iranelection reveals the contours of an emerging ecology of social protest in 2009. […]

Henry Buchwald, Bariatric Surgeon

Download: audio, small video, or original. Henry Buchwald is Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. During his more than 50 years at the University of Minnesota, Buchwald has been a surgeon, teacher, mentor, researcher, and inventor. He was the first Owen H. and Sarah Davidson Wangensteen Chair in Experimental Surgery […]

Cathy Jordan, Professor of Pediatrics. December 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Cathy Jordan, PhD, LP, pediatric neuropsychologist by training, is an associate professor in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. She is also an Extension Specialist in the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality. Cathy was […]

What is/was a book? Some answers from the Romantic period. December 10, 2015

What is/was a book? Some answers from the Romantic period Thursday, December 10, 2015, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Nearly two decades ago William Paulson declared that “electronically stored and retrieved text, in comparison with its printed […]

Exploring Food and Agriculture across All the Usual Boundaries. December 3, 2015

Exploring Food and Agriculture across All the Usual Boundaries Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. The “scholarly undergarments” of food studies: different relationships between information, communication, and process tools among different approaches like agroecology, […]

Craig Hassel, Prof. of Food Science and Extension Nutritionist. November 2015.

Download: audio, small video, or original. Craig Hassel is Associate Professor of Food Science and Nutrition and Extension Nutritionist at the University of Minnesota. His research explores “issues of food and health with cultural communities holding knowledge that does not correspond with Western science perspectives. This work pivots the culture/science relationship as it repositions scientific […]

James Justus, Philosopher of Biology. November 2015.

Download: audio, small video, or original. James Justus is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University. His research interests are Philosophy of Science (especially biology), Carnap, Epistemology (especially formal and naturalized), Environmental Philosophy, and the History of Analytic Philosophy. Justus spoke at the MN Center for Philosophy of Science Colloquium on Ecological Theory and […]

Adam Muller, Scholar of Representations of War & Genocide. November 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Adam Muller is Associate Professor of English at the University of Manitoba (Canada). He specializes in the representations of war, genocide and mass violence, human rights, memory studies, critical theory, cultural studies, and analytic philosophy. Muller also spoke on Embodying Empathy: Canadian Settler-Colonial Genocide and the Making of a […]

How to Make it to the Dance Floor. Thursday, November 19, 2015

How to Make it to the Dance Floor: A Salsa Guide for Women (Based on Actual Experiences) Thursday, November 19, 2015, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. A staged reading of a play by IAS Fellow Cindy Garcia […]

The Making of a Virtual Indian Residential School. Adam Muller, November 18, 2015

Embodying Empathy: Canadian Settler-Colonial Genocide and the Making of a Virtual Indian Residential School Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 4:00pm 710 Social Sciences Building Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. This presentation introduces and reflects on some of the key challenges facing researchers involved with the multidisciplinary critical and […]

Gioconda Barbuto, Dance and Choreographer

Download: audio, small video, or original. Italo-Canadian dancer and choreographer Gioconda Barbuto is the 2015 McKnight International Artist. A dancer of explosive wit, subtle intelligence, and a fine sense of theatricality, Gioconda has distinguished herself throughout her career in an impressive number of works. She danced with the Minnesota Dance Theatre before becoming a soloist […]

Building the Dream of the Red Chamber. Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang, November 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Composer Bright Sheng and playwright David Henry Hwang discuss their new opera Dream of the Red Chamber with Ann Waltner, Prof. of History at the University of Minnesota.

Violence, politics and Zulu song during South Africa’s transition. Louise Meintjes, November 5, 2015

Re-organizing the Sensory World: Violence, politics & Zulu song during South Africa’s transition Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. What happens when artists refute music as a political act yet by force of circumstance […]

Steve LeBeau, Editor of Minnesota Business Magazine

Download: audio, small video, or original. Steve LeBeau is Editor in Chief of Minnesota Business Magazine. He has more than 30 years of experience as a producer, writer and editor in radio, television, print and Internet, spanning the fields of journalism, public relations and entertainment. He served in the Communications Office of Governor Jesse Ventura […]

Trigger Warnings: A Generative Dialogue. October 29, 2015

Trigger Warnings: A Generative Dialogue Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: small video, audio, or original. Trigger warnings are designed to prevent unaware encounters with topics that might elicit strong and damaging emotional responses in some people. Some call […]

The Haunted Image in Friedrich Murnau and Jean Epstein. October 22, 2015

Ghostly Ontologies: The Haunted Image in Friedrich Murnau and Jean Epstein Thursday, October 22, at 4:00pm InFlux Gallery, Regis Center for Art (East) Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Are images haunted? Join Prof. Tom Gunning for a pre-Halloween cinematic séance as he explores the preternatural power that photography […]

Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America. Oct. 16, 2015

Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America Friday, October 16, 2015, at 12:00 noon Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Brown bag lunch with David Krueger, author of Myths of the Rune Stone Download: audio, small video, or original. What do our myths say about us? Why […]

Origins & continuities in writing the history of science: Ahmed Ragab, Oct. 15, 2015

In the search of a good story: Origins and continuities in writing the history of science Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: small video, audio, or original. Ahmed Ragab is the Richard T. Watson Assistant Professor of Science and […]