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A Look Inside the Fellowship. May 5, 2016

A Look Inside the Fellowship: IAS Residential Fellows Present Current Research Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. What do IAS fellows do during their time in residence? Join us as this semester’s IAS residential fellows report on their […]

Information Sessions on IAS Faculty Fellowship Applications. October 7 and 8, 2015

October 8, 2015IASEvents, Fellows0

Information Sessions on IAS Faculty Fellowships Wednesday, October 7, 12-1:30pm 274 McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus Thursday, October 8, 12-1:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Join us for an information session on applying for an IAS Faculty Fellowship for 2016-17. Up to twelve faculty fellows are selected annually to spend a semester in residence at the […]

Information Sessions on IAS Faculty Fellowship Applications. October 7 and 8, 2015

October 7, 2015IASEvents, Fellows0

Information Sessions on IAS Faculty Fellowships Wednesday, October 7, 12-1:30pm 274 McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus Thursday, October 8, 12-1:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Join us for an information session on applying for an IAS Faculty Fellowship for 2016-17. Up to twelve faculty fellows are selected annually to spend a semester in residence at the […]

Ryland Angel, Countertenor and Composer, with Ann Waltner, Prof. of History. July 2, 2015

Download: audio, small video, original. Ryland Angel describes the beginnings of creating The Call, which began in the 2015 Spring semester at the Institute for Advanced Study. The project is headed up by Ryland Angel, Ann Waltner, and Nels Cline.

IAS Thursdays: Emily Johnson, Catalyst Dances on SHORE

Emily Johnson/Catalyst and Doris Duke Fellow on SHORE: making a dance work in conversation with the world. Emily Johnson is an artist and writer who makes body based work. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. SHORE is the third in a trilogy of works that began with The Thank-you Bar and continued with Niicugni. SHORE is a multi-day performance installation of […]

December 3, 2013: Stuart Albert, When: The Art of Perfect Timing

Available for download as audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Available for download as audio, podcast video, or original. Stuart Albert talks about his new book, When: The Art of Perfect Timing Carlson School of Management Professor Stuart Albert discusses his latest work, When: the Art of Perfect Timing (Jossey-Bass, 2013), a book on how […]

IAS Thursdays Oct 10 2013: Yan Fu Between Tradition and Modernity

Available for download as audio or video. Q&A Available for download as audio or video. Daoism, translation, and science on the cusp of the modern era. Yan Fu (1853-1921) translated important philosophic and scientific texts of Victorian England into refined Classical Chinese, interlacing these modern works with comparisons to ancient Chinese texts.  Thus, Adam Smith, […]

Critical Conversation Symposium: Asia and Bios. Sept 20, 2013

A symposium to envision and implement a new kind of Asian studies that can more productively and critically interact with scholarly and public discourses on biology, medicine, and environmental issues. Free and open to the public. 1:00-3:00 Panel 1: New Boundaries of Bios 3:15-4:30 Panel 2: Asian Studies and Science Studies 4:45-5:45 Roundtable Discussion 5:45-6:45 […]

MN Fringe 2013: The Crossroads Project

Aletheia Company Presents The Crossroads Project Directed by IAS 2013-14 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow Anaïs Nony showing at the Minnesota Fringe Festival

May 10, 2013: Blanche and Beyond: The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams, Performed by Ray Schultz

May 10, 2013, 7:30 pm Xperimental Theatre Rarig Center Seating is limited! Reservations are strongly suggested. Reservations will be held until 5 minutes before show time. To reserve a seat, email ias@umn.edu or call 612-626-5054. Ray Schultz performs the solo performance piece Blanche and Beyond: The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams, compiled by Steve Lawson. […]

May 9, 2013: Secular Heritage, Sacred Reclamations: Archaeology, Buddhist Revival, and the Circulation of Relics in South and Southeast Asia

This lecture engages with the complex interplay between secularization of archaeological heritage and politics of religious reform and revival across India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Focusing on one particular corpus of material objects, Buddhist corporeal relics, circulating between Europe, South and mainland Southeast Asia, in response […]

May 9, 2013: TEMS 10th Annual Graduate Student Roundtable

The Theorizing Early Modern Studies Collaborative Tenth Annual Annual Graduate Student Roundtable Thursday, May 9, 5:00-6:30 PM, 235 Nolte, East Bank

April 11, 2013: Modeling Error Correction in Mitosis Using Bodystorming

Modeling Error Correction in Mitosis Using Bodystorming An interactive presentation by Emily Tubman, IAS Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow How are dancers helping to inform a mathematical model of error correction in mitosis? How is bodystorming helping bio-medical engineers expedite initial stages of model development? In “Bodystorming” dancers move like molecules, following rules and “running” simulations for […]

April 3, 2013: Encoding Privacy Law. A DH 2.0 collaborative presentation by William McGeveran

William McGeveran, University of Minnesota Law School More policymakers and technologists are gravitating toward the notion of “privacy by design” as a response to concerns about collection and use of personal information. This model seeks to embed privacy in the interfaces we use – and can include a role for traditional regulators encouraging or requiring […]

February 7, 2013: The Incitements of Infrastructure – A presentation with Nikhil Anand and Hannah Appel

Infrastructures- water pipes, oil rigs, roads, electricity networks- are critical sites that enable the movement of materials necessary for the everyday life of capitalism, the legitimacy of states, and the viability of human bodies in different parts of the word.  Yet, as recent disasters such as the BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill, the Fukushima […]

Protected: Spring 2013: IAS Residential Fellows Lunch presentations Tuesdays, 12-1:30 p.m. University Room, University Park Plaza

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January 31, 2013: The Snarge Matrix: Bird Strikes, Whale Strikes, and Road Kill in the Age of Mass Mobility – Quadrant presentation by Gary Kroll

Gary Kroll is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Plattsburgh State University and he will be in residence at the IAS during spring 2013 with the Environment, Culture, and Sustainability group of Quadrant. Trained in environmental history and the history of science, Professor Kroll is interested in the literal intersection of culture […]

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An Interview with Shannon Drysdale Walsh, August 15, 2012

Residential Fellow Shannon Drysdale Walsh “Engendering State Institutions: State Response to Violence Against Women in Latin America” IAS staff writer Amir Hussain met with IAS Residential Fellow Shannon Walsh to learn about the book project she is working on during her residency at the IAS. Amir Hussain: Can you describe your project and what led […]

An Interview with Murat Altun, August 15, 2012

Months of field work in Northeastern Turkey, visits with local folklorists and historians, and unexpected coincidences have all led doctoral scholar Murat Altun, from the department of Anthropology, to investigate the Kalandar Winter Festival and its relation to the historical and contemporary conflicts in this region of Turkey. His classically anthropological inquiry investigates the origin […]

An Interview with Quadrant Fellow Nikhil Anand, August 1, 2012

Nikhil Anand studies the natural and political passage of one of the most essential elements on earth: water. His project analyzes the many ways in which the city of Mumbai’s water infrastructure and distribution system leaks, flows, and withholds water to the people who depend on it for their livelihood.  Amir Hussain talks to Anand […]

Protected: Fellows Community 2012 Wenyi Guo

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Sean Walsh: IAS Visiting Fellow Fall 2012

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Sean Walsh, Department of Philosophy, UM-Duluth Visiting Fellow “Moving toward a Cross-Cultural, Theoretical Consensus on Global Development & Human Rights” Click here to see his publications and research Click here to see his IAS proposal IAS presentation ” Mencius’ Junzi, Aristotle’s Megalopsuchos, & Moral Demands to Help the Global Poor “

Protected: Fellows Community 2012 Bill McGeveran

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Protected: Fellows Community 2012 Frances Vavrus

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Protected: Fellows Community 2012 Nancy Cook

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Shannon Drysdale Walsh, Faculty Fellow Fall 2012

Shannon Drysdale Walsh, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota – Duluth Faculty Fellow “Engendering State Institutions: State Response to Violence Against Women in Latin America” Please click here for more information about Shannon’s research. An article by Amir Hussain about the book project  

Protected: Fellows Community Fall 2012 David Chang

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Protected: Fellows Community Murat Altun

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Protected: Wenyi Guo, IAS Fellow 2012-2013

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Caught in the Headlights: The Mangled Mobilities of Animals and Automobiles in Modern America.

Gary Kroll, Department of History, State University of New York-Plattsburgh. Project title: “Caught in the Headlights: The Mangled Mobilities of Animals and Automobiles in Modern America.” My current research project, Roadkill Nation, is an attempt to examine the literal intersection between nature and culture. Vehicle-animal collisions have evaded the attention of almost all scholars who […]

Emily Tubman, Graduate Fellow

Emily Tubman, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering Interview by Amir Hussain The study of cells has taken on a whole new scale in Emily Tubman’s research. A doctoral student in the department of Biomedical Engineering, Tubman is using dancers to simulate the process of proper cell division in order to learn how it happens.

A Conversation with Murat Altun, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow, August 15, 2012

Murat Altun, Department of Anthropology Interview by Amir Hussain Months of field work in Northeastern Turkey, visits with local folklorists and historians, and unexpected coincidences have all led doctoral scholar Murat Altun, from the department of Anthropology, to investigate the Kalandar Winter Festival and its relation to the historical and contemporary conflicts in this region […]

Former residential fellow Erika Lee named director of IHRC

James Parente, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, has announced that Professor Erika Lee has agreed to serve as director of the Immigration History Research Center. “We are very fortunate that Erika will bring her exceptional scholarly expertise to the leadership of the IHRC during the next three years, […]

Former fellow Jill Doerfler on consitutional reform and the White Earth Nation

Jill Doerfler is an assistant professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and was in residence at the IAS in fall of 2011.  She recently attended the Tribal Constitutions: Rebuilding Native Nations seminar on May 1-2, 2012 in Tucson as part of a White Earth delegation and she blogged about her reactions in Pursuing […]

May 3, 2012: Charles Lindbergh’s The Spirit of St. Louis: Masculinity, Memory, and Spirituality in Postwar America – Brian Horrigan, Minnesota History Center

Brian Horrigan is Exhibit Curator at the Minnesota Historical Society. His most recent exhibit at the Minnesota History Center is on 1968. He is currently an IAS residential fellow supported by the National Endowment for the Humanties, completing a book examining twentieth-century American culture through the prism of one of its great celebrities, Charles Lindbergh. To […]

Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community

 Book discussion with Brenda Child and Brian Horrigan Brenda Child discusses her new book, Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community, in conversation with Brian Horrigan. Professor Child is a member of the Red Lake Ojibwe Nation, Chair of American Indian Studies, and Associate Professor of American Studies and American Indian […]