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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, […]

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 […]

Thursday, May 8, 2014: Ann Waltner, Sacabuche, and collaboration across arts and humanities

Venetia 1500 IAS Thursdays at Four presents ¡Sacabuche! with Ann Waltner and John Watkins. Download: original or small video. ¡Sacabuche!, an early music ensemble directed by Linda Pearse, explores the world of Venice portrayed in Jacopo di Barbari’s map of the city, published in 1500. The winding streets of the map and the polyphony of […]

Reframing Mass Violence: Spain’s Memory Movement, May 8, 2014

Exhumations, Memory, and the Return of Civil War Ghosts in Spain Francisco Ferrandiz, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. Since 2000, the exhumation of mass graves from the Spanish Civil War and the Post-War years, mostly involving the largely abandoned graves […]

Alan Sparhawk in Conversation

Alan Sparhawk in Conversation Download as: audio, small video, or original. Alan Sparhawk (of Low, Retribution Gospel Choir) reflects on the process of songwriting, recounts his experiences of working as a professional singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer for over twenty years, and discusses selected songs in detail. A question-and-answer session follows. This event was cosponsored by the IAS Music […]

Popular Music and African American Empowerment: Andrew Aoki, May 2, 2014

Notes from the Underground: Popular Music and African American Empowerment The IAS Music and Sound Studies Collaborative presents Andrew Aoki, Political Science, Augsburg College Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. This research examines the role that popular culture can play in political and social change, with […]

Thursday, May 1, 2014: Apostolos Georgopoulos, Director of the Center for Cognitive Sciences

Brain, the Wise Problem Solver IAS Thursdays at Four presents Apostolos Georgopoulos, Director of the Center for Cognitive Sciences. Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos will discuss how the brain deals with problems and challenges in space and time, and how various brain […]

Childhood & Youth Studies: Tammy-Cherelle Owens, May 1, 2014

Making Black Girls Visible: Reconstructing Black Girlhood in the United States, 1861-1963 Tammy Cherelle Owens, Instructor, Writing Studies Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. Owens’ project centers black girls as historical actors, and their girlhoods as sites of historical knowledge of black female personhood, intellectualism, and […]

April 30, 2014: Rüdiger Kunow on Engineering Perfection

Engineering Perfection: Cultural Politics and Poetics of Life in the Age of Biotechnology Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. “In this paper, I will follow up the proposition that breakthroughs in the biotechnical sector are fundamentally changing our understanding of human life, especially in areas such […]

Monday, April 28, 2014: Ann Pflaum on An Anecdotal History of Northrop

Northrop Memorial Auditorium – 1928 – 2014 University Historian Ann Pflaum takes us on a journey through Northrop, from its inception in 1884 to its newest iteration today. After the talk, Gary Summerville gives a tour of the building. Download: audio, small video, original. An architectural treasure, Northrop is an enduring symbol of the University, […]

April 28, 2014 Jon Foley, Institute on the Environment

Looking for Planet Levers: Developing a Strategic Framework to Move the World Towards Sustainability IAS presents Jonathan Foley, Director, Institute on the Environment. Download: audio, small video, original. Q&A Download: audio, small video, original. How do we move the world toward sustainability? Jon Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment, discusses strategies for effecting […]

Interpreting Painful Histories: Historic Fort Snelling and Beyond, Amy Tyson, Apr 28, 2014

Interpreting Painful Histories: Historic Fort Snelling and Beyond Amy Tyson, History, DePaul University Richard Josey, Manager of Programs for Historic Sites, Minnesota Historical Society John Crippen, Director of Historic Sites and Museums, Minnesota Historical Society Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. In The Wages of History, […]

The Untold Story of Human Rights: Lydia Liu, April 25, 2014

Shadows of Universalism: The Untold Story of Human Rights Around 1948 The IAS Interpretation and Translation Studies Collaborative presents Lydia H. Liu, Columbia University. Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. How did self-determination get written into human rights? And by whom? In her lecture, Lydia Liu […]

The Moving Cell: When Art & Science Collide. David Odde & BLM. Apr 24, 2014

The Moving Cell: When Art and Science Collide IAS Thursdays at Four presents David Odde and Black Label Movement with discussions about TEDtalks, Bodystorming and more. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. How did an unlikely collaboration become so fruitful? David Odde, a biomedical engineer, and […]

Reconstructing Oratorical Performance Space in Ancient Greece: Richard Graff, April 22, 2014

Seeing and/the Speaking Spaces of Ancient Greece Richard Graff, Writing Studies & Literacy and Rhetorical Studies, U of M; 2013 IAS Residential Fellow Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Prof. Graff’s research constitutes a long-term collaborative and interdisciplinary study of the physical settings of ancient Greek […]

Monday, April 21, 2014: The Irony of Carp with Brian Ickes

The Irony of Carp A River Life Program panel discussion with Brian Ickes, Research Ecologist, US Geological Survey. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. “The Irony of Carp” draws on the international fisheries experience of US Geological Survey biologist Brian Ickes to explore the threats to […]

Monday, April 21, 2014: Susan Wolf, Director of the Consortium for Law and Values

Should research participants get back their own results and incidental findings? Debates at the intersection of law, ethics, science & medicine IAS presents Susan M. Wolf, Founding Chair of the Consortium on Law and Values. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Biobanks and archived datasets collecting […]

Suzanne Moon: Islam and Industrialization in Late 20th c. Indonesia, April 18, 2014

Thinking through Technology and Religion: Islam and Industrialization in Late Twentieth-century Indonesia The IAS Critical Science Studies Collaborative presents Suzanne Moon, History of Science, University of Oklahoma Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a group of Indonesian Muslim intellectuals, […]

Vernacular Musics in the Era of Electrical Recording: Michael Denning, Apr. 18, 2014

Decolonizing the Ear: The Reverberations of Vernacular Musics in the Era of Electrical Recording The IAS Music and Sound Studies Collaborative presents Prof. Michael Denning, American Studies and English, Yale University. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Prof. Denning will present a study of the dramatic […]

Thursday, April 17, 2014: Steve Ruggles on the History and Future of Big Data

The History and Future of Big Data for Population Research Steven Ruggles, Director of the Minnesota Population Center. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. The University of Minnesota has led the world in creating innovative population data infrastructure. As a direct consequence of these innovations, the […]

Childhood & Youth Studies: Holley Wlodarczyk and Kysa Hubbard, Apr. 17, 2014

Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Women and/or Children First: Girlhood, Sexuality and Safety in Suburban Visual Media Holley Wlodarczyk, Ph.D., CSCL In the 2011 network trailer for ABC’s hit sitcom, Suburgatory, a teenager complains about how her single father uprooted her from city life following […]