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Eva Hudecova, Co-translator of “Danube in America”, May 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Eva Hudecova is a Lecturer in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, and a co-translator of Slovak author Michal Hvorecký’s novel “Danube in America”. She also spoke about the collaborative translation project in a discussion in April 2015.

The Future of History: Would You Like Fries with That? A talk by Steve Elliott, MNHS. May 7, 2015.

The Future of History: Would You Like Fries with That? Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 4:00pm Northrop — Best Buy Theater Free and open to the public Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. Steve Elliott is Director of the Minnesota Historical Society. Prior to his Minnesota appointment, Elliott […]

Spirituality After Darwin. Bron Taylor, Religion, University of Florida, April 30, 2015.

Spirituality After Darwin: ‘Dark Green’ Nature Religion and the Future of Religion and Nature Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 4:00pm Northrop — Best Buy Theater The Roetzel Family Lecture in Religious Studies. Free and open to the public. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. New religions come and […]

Warrior Mothers and Immunity Moms: Motherhood, Neoliberalism, and Autism. Jigna Desai, April 27, 2015

Warrior Mothers and Immunity Moms: Motherhood, Neoliberalism, and Autism Monday, April 27, 2015, at Noon Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room (240) A talk by Jigna Desai, Professor of Gender, Women, & Sexuality and Asian American Studies Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video, or original. When the measles outbreak in Disneyland […]

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 […]

Emma Marris, Writer, April 2015

Download: small video, audio, or original. Emma is a writer based in Klamath Falls, Oregon whose work focuses on complex intersections between conservation, ecology, energy, agriculture, food, language, books and film. Her stories help us understand how to increase the flourishing of both humanity and the rest of the planet’s species, and how to move […]

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. This talk may be viewed upon U of M login. Currency as Metaprinting: the Case of Benjamin Franklin Jennifer Roberts, Art History, Harvard Scholars and numismatists of colonial […]

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, […]

Michal Hvorecký, Writer, April 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Michal Hvorecký, born in 1976, is a writer, translator and director of the library at the Goethe Institute in Bratislava. He has published several books, including Dunaj v Amerike (Danube in America) in 2010, which has been translated to English in collaboration with Profs. Eva Hudecová (U Minnesota – […]

Conevery Valencius, Professor of History, April 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Conevery Valencius is Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she writes and teaches about U.S. environmental history, the history of science and medicine, and the American Civil War. Her recent projects have focused on the history of earthquakes and seismology, the history of the […]

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 […]

More than the Mississippi: the river as ‘here’, with Jim Rock and Sharon Day. April 8, 2015

More than the Mississippi: the river as ‘here’ Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 7:00pm Best Buy Theater, Northrop Featured speakers: Jim Rock and Sharon Day. Download: audio, small video, or original. The Mississippi is a river burdened by its history. The shadows cast by the writings of Mark Twain and celebratory accounts of westward movement […]

Christopher Morris, Professor of History, April 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Christopher Morris lives in Dallas, Texas, and is Professor of History at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the author of two books, Becoming Southern: The Evolution of a Way of Life, Warren County and Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1770-1860, and The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the […]

Richard Mizelle, Professor of History, April 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Richard Mizelle is Professor of History at the University of Houston. His research explores the historical borders and overlap between questions of race, environment, technology, and health in modern America. His book Backwater Blues: The 1927 Mississippi River Flood and the African American Imagination (University of Minnesota Press, 2014), […]

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 […]

Michael Linick, Researcher at RAND Corp., March 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Michael Linick is a retired Army Colonel with extensive experience in the areas of understanding and managing change in force structure, in force development and equipping processes, in understanding the Army as an institution, and in linking strategy to force requirements and capabilities. Key positions included managing the Army’s […]

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 is a retired Army Colonel with extensive experience in the areas of understanding and managing change in […]

Leslie Morris, Professor of German & Jewish Studies, March 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Leslie Morris is Professor in the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota, specializing in 20th- & 21st-century German & Austrian literature & poetry as well as Jewish studies. In Spring 2015, she is a residential faculty fellow at the IAS.

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 […]

Karin Velez, Professor of History, March 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Karin Velez is Assistant Professor of History at Macalester College, and a 2014-15 visiting fellow at the IAS. Vélez is especially interested in spiritual encounters, comparative empire, the spread of Catholic devotion, the experience of indigenous women on the American frontiers, and the communal formulation of myths. In researching […]

Kat Hayes, Professor of Anthropology, February 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Kat Hayes is Associate Professor in Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. Her research explores issues of agency, negotiation, resistance, and opportunistic power demonstrated by peoples who history once popularly regarded as having been totally powerless in contexts of European colonization, like indigenous communities and enslaved Africans and African […]

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, […]

Steve Freeman, Realtor, February 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Steve Freeman is a realtor with Edina Realty. He has over 20 years of experience.

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 […]

Workshop on Healing Places, with Mona Smith. February 5, 2015

Workshop on Healing Places Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 11:00am-1:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room (240) This workshop, focusing on the river as a healing place, was led by Mona Smith, Dakota multi-media artist and founding partner of the Healing Place Collaborative. This workshop was funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation […]

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 […]

Peter Redfield, Professor of Anthropology, November 2014

Download: audio, small video, or original. Peter Redfield is Professor of Anthropology at UNC. His areas of expertise include Anthropology of Science, Technology and Medicine; Humanitarianism and Human Rights; Colonial History; Ethics, Nongovernmental Organizations and Transnational Experts; Europe; French Guiana; Uganda; South Africa. The day before this interview, he gave a talk at the IAS […]

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, […]