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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Panel Discussion with Choreographer Gioconda Barbuto. October 11, 2015

Longevity and Transformation Sunday, October 11, 2015, 1:00-3:00pm Target Education Studio, Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis Download: audio, small video, or original. Many artists experience dramatic shifts over the long span of a lifelong career. Transformation, whether planned or thrust upon us through aging, funding changes, career twists […]

A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek. October 1, 2015

A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek Thursday, October 1, 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. For more than a century and a half, the Sand Creek Massacre has been at the center of […]

Julian Vasquez Heilig, Education Policy Researcher. September 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State Sacramento. In addition to his educational work, he has held a variety of research and practitioner positions in organizations from Boston to Beijing. These experiences […]

Community-Based Education Policy. Julian Vasquez Heilig, September 24, 2015

Education Reform: What instead? Community-Based Education Policy as the Alternative to Top-Down, Private Control Thursday, September 24, at 4:00pm Best Buy Theater, 4th Floor of Northrop A conversation and reception featuring Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig Download: audio, small video, or original. NOW is the time to discuss community-based reform efforts designed to improve student achievement […]

Exhibition and Discussion of Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles. September 17, 2015

Eyes in the Skies: An Exhibition and Critical Discussion of Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles Thursday, September 17, 2015 3:00pm Exhibition on Northop Plaza 4:00pm Discussion in Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, Northrop Download: audio, small video, or original. with Peter J. Seiler, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, and Institute on the Environment […]

Diana Eicher, Paper and Print Artist. Sep 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Diana Eicher is MCAD’s Printshop and Paper Studio Coordinator and has taught at the University of Hawaii, the Honolulu Printmaking Workshop, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the Bloomington Art Center, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and the Textile Center of Minnesota. A portfolio collaboration organized by Eicher was […]

Matteo Convertino on Complex Biological & Socio-technical Systems. Sep 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Matteo Convertino is Assistant Professor in the UMN School of Public Health’s Division of Environmental Health Sciences, and Principal Investigator of the HumNat Lab for Analysis, Modeling and Management of Complex Biological and Socio-technical Systems. He was also a 2014 Resident Fellow of the Institute on the Environment and […]

Ronald Krebs, Prof. of Political Science. August 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Ronald Krebs, Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota, conducts research at the juncture of international relations and comparative politics, with particular interests in the origins and consequences of international conflict and military service and in language and politics. He is the author of Fighting for Rights: Military Service […]