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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

IAS Thursdays: April 10, 2014 Reframing Mass Violence panel: Remembering Argentina’s Disappeared

Remembering Argentina’s Disappeared: Art, Media and Politics IAS Thursdays at Four presents a Reframing Mass Violence Collaborative panel discussion. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Panel discussion organized by the IAS research collaborative Reframing Mass Violence. Participants include Emilio Crenzel (University of Buenos Aires), Leigh Payne (University of […]

IAS Thursdays: Yasmeen Arif, Recovering the Social after Damage

Law, Life and Humanity: Recovering the Social after Damage IAS Thursdays at Four presents Yasmeen Arif, Sociology, University of Delhi, India; Nehru-Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, ICGC and the IAS, U of M. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. How can the question of damaged life, in […]

IAS Thursdays: Peter Shea discusses Katrina Vandenberg’s Bat

Taking Anna to the Zoo: Going to the Same Place A Lot, and Then Writing About What Happens Peter Shea, Creator of The Bat of Minerva, discusses Katrina Vandenberg and John Reimringer. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Writers Katrina Vandenberg and John Reimringer frequently take their young daughter Anna to the Como Zoo […]

IAS Thursdays: Brent K S Woodfill

Sacred Sites and Descendant Communities IAS Thursdays at Four presents IAS Affiliated Scholar Brent Woodfill. Download as: audio or podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio or podcast video, or original. Dr. Woodfill has been conducting archaeological investigations in the Maya world since 1998 based on his two principal interests: how landscape shapes and […]

GTMO in MSP: Inside Guantanamo, Past and Present, Mar. 1, 2014

Inside Guantanamo, Past and Present March 1, 2014, 2:00pm Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul MN A panel discussion with Liz Ševčenko, Michael Strauss, and Omar Farah. Today, Guantánamo Bay makes headlines as the U.S. detention facility for alleged enemy combatants. What many Americans don’t realize is that “Gitmo” was built over […]

GTMO in MSP: Haitian Refugee Rights and Rightlessness, Feb. 28, 2014

Refugee Rights and Rightlessness: Haitian Refugees at Guantánamo in the 1990s February 28, 2014, 3:00-4:30pm Andersen Library 120, University of Minnesota A panel discussion with A. Naomi Paik, Ninaj Raoul, and Michele Garnett McKenzie. In the early 1990s, over 32,000 refugees fled a military coup d’etat in Haiti. Their makeshift boats were intercepted by the […]

GTMO in MSP: The Origins of Guantánamo’s Legal Black Hole, Feb. 28, 2014

The Origins and Development of Guantánamo’s Legal Black Hole February 28, 2014, 12:15-1:15pm Room 50, Walter F. Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave, S., University of Minnesota A talk by Michael Strauss, Professor of International Relations at Paris’ École des Hautes Études Internationales In this presentation, Professor Strauss explains what the jurisdictional gap is and how […]

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 […]

IAS Thursdays: Michael Lackey on the Haverford Group

Black Separatists, Black Integrationists, and the 1960s Battle for Racial Justice IAS Thursdays at Four presents Michael Lackey, Professor of English, U of M Morris. Download as: audio or original. Q&A Download as: audio or original. Given that Brown versus Board of Education’s racial promise of equality did not materialize, many prominent blacks in the […]

GTMO in MSP: Community Open House, Feb. 11, 2014

Guantánamo Public Memory Project Community Open House February 11, 2014, 7:00pm-9:00pm Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul MN Attend a community open house for the Guantánamo Public Memory Project exhibit. Meet the University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate students who, along with students from eleven other American universities, created the exhibit as […]

Friday, January 31, 2014: Panel Discussion on North Korea Today

Download as: audio or original. How can we make sense out of the news coming out of North Korea today?  Come listen to Travis Workman and Hangtae Cho discuss recent events and provide their insights. Travis Workman, Asian Languages and Literatures Hangtae Cho, Asian Languages and Literatures Moderated by Ann Waltner, History Cosponsors:  Department of History, […]

Dec 6, 2013: Simon Martin: Hierarchy and Hegemony in the Classic Maya World

  Questions? Contact the Maya Society at mayasociety@hamline.edu or 612-625-8606 (Phyllis Messenger, IAS). Related Links Teaching Heritage Collaborative at the IAS Maya Society Science Museum of Minnesota Fall 2013 Seminar Resilience and Sustainability Thursdays at Four November 7, 2013, Archaeology and Heritage at Angkor, Cambodia Symposium, November 7-9, 2013: Resilience and Sustainability: What Are We Learning From the Maya […]

RCR – IAS Thursdays Dec 5 2013: Sawyer Seminar “Making the Mississippi”

Available for download as audio or original. Open Discussion Available for download as audio, video, or original. Principal Investigators Kat Hayes, Pat Nunnally and Ann Waltner discuss the 2014-15 Mellon Foundation funded Sawyer Seminar. The IAS will convene an interdisciplinary Sawyer Seminar, “Making the Mississippi: Formulating new water narratives for the 21st century and beyond,” […]

Friday November 15, Site and Incitement brown bag discussion

University Symposium Site and Incitement brown bag discussion Friday, November 15, 12:00 – 1:30 Nolte 235   Join us for lunch and discussion.  Come explore the idea of “site.” The concept of “site” is crucial to the way we know and negotiate the world. It is now commonplace to move between physical sites and virtual […]

November 13, 2013: Site & Incitement and the Bat of Minerva

Available for download as audio, video podcast, or original. A discussion with Peter Shea and Danny Robinson Clark, moderated by Ann Waltner Peter Shea, Danny Clark and Ann Waltner discuss Peter’s interview with Danny Robinson Clark — an actor, sort of retired, where he thinks about his craft.  The discussion will range freely, from the […]

Nov 8, 2013: Heritage without Irony with Patricia McAnany

Available for download as audio, video podcast, or original. Q&A Available for download as audio, video podcast, or original. Heritage without Irony: Archaeologists, Indigenous Mayan Communities & the Democratization of Knowledge. Patricia A. McAnany, Kenan Eminent Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Maya cultural heritage is situated at the busy intersection […]

Nov 7-9, 2013 Symposium Resilience and Sustainability: What Are We Learning from the Maya and Other Ancient Cultures?

Resilience and Sustainability: What Are We Learning from the Maya and Other Ancient Cultures? November 7-9, 2013 Conference Program Booklet On-line registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available, but space is limited; please contact Phyllis Messenger, pmessenger@umn.edu, to check for availability. Questions? Contact Phyllis Messenger, IAS, pmessenger@umn.edu  or 612-625-8606.   Related Links Fall 2013 […]

IAS Thursdays Nov 7 2013: LiDAR, Water and the Demise of Greater Angkor

Available for download as audio, video, or original. Q&A Available for download as audio, video, or original. LiDAR, Water and the Demise of Greater Angkor A talk by Roland Fletcher, Director of the Greater Angkor Project, and Professor of Theoretical and World Archaeology, University of Sydney, Australia.  Professor Fletcher will give the keynote talk for the Symposium: […]

IAS Thursdays, October 31, 2013: The Poetics of Labor: Citizenship and Invisibility

Available for download as audio, video, or original. Q&A Available for download as audio, video, or original. This experimental documentary film will trace the challenges facing Indonesian immigrants to Philadelphia, engaging with and translating their experiences  into cinematic discourse, as they navigate the post-9/11 terrain of “illegality,” and negotiate conflicts within their own community. The […]

IAS Thursdays Oct 24 2013: Mapping Ways of Knowing Food Across Campus

Available for download as audio, video podcast, or original. Q&A Available for download as audio, video podcast, or original. Food Day: Mapping Ways of Knowing Food Across Campus A discussion with Scott Pampuch, the distinguished chef who is now the directior of the University Dining Service, and Valentine Cadieux, Sociology. On the occasion of Food Day […]

IAS Thursdays Oct 17, 2013: The New Northrop, From Past to Future

Available for download as audio or video. Q&A Available for download as audio or video. A roundtable discussion on the past and future of Northrop, an architectural treasure and an enduring symbol of the University. Hear fascinating details of Northrop’s history, the guiding design principles for its stunning revitalization, and a glimpse into how the residents of […]

October 11, 12 and 13, 2013 with Nicholas Hopkins

Continuity and Change in Maya Poetics and Storytelling Available for download as audio or video. Q&A Available for download as audio or video. Lecture: Continuity and Change in Maya Poetics and Storytelling. Nicholas A. Hopkins, Adjunct Faculty in Anthropology and Linguistics, Florida State University. Advances in reading Classic period hieroglyphic inscriptions over the past twenty […]

Thursday Oct 10, 2013 Site and Incitement brown bag discussion

University Symposium Site and Incitement brown bag discussion Thursday, October 10, 12:00 – 1:30 Nolte 235 Join us for lunch and discussion.  Come explore the idea of “site.” The concept of “site” is crucial to the way we know and negotiate the world. It is now commonplace to move between physical sites and virtual sites […]

Tues Oct 8: Chinese Students at the University of Minnesota: The First Ten Years (1914 – 1924)

Available for download as audio or video. Question and Answer Session Available for download as audio or video. IAS Director and History Professor Ann Waltner helps the University of Minnesota China Center celebrate 100 years of international exchange. The first Chinese students, Pan Wen Huen, Pan Wen Ping, and Kwong Yih Kum, enrolled at the […]

Ananya Dance Theatre at O’Shaughnessy with “Mohona: Estuaries of Desire”

Ananya Dance Theatre and The O’Shaughnessy present Mohona: Estuaries of Desire Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013, 8:00 p.m. The O’Shaughnessy 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN  55105 A multi-disciplinary, total theater experience, “Mohona” relates stories and layers images of women’s work and lives in relation to water. The performance space […]

Sept 20, 2013: The Artists of Xultun: Recent Discoveries of Maya Mural Paintings

Available for download as audio (.mp3, 48.5MB) or video (.m4v, 269.3MB). Question and Answer Session Available for download as audio (.mp3, 6.0MB) or video (.m4v, 31.7MB). Heather Hurst, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Skidmore College. Lecture: The Artists of Xultun: Recent Discoveries of Maya Mural Paintings. Friday, September 20, 7:30 PM, 112 Anderson Center, Hamline University,St. Paul, […]

IAS Thursdays: From Space to Place

Roundtable Discussion on “From Space to Place,” a 2013 Nash Gallery Exhibition Available for download as audio (.mp3, 60.7MB) or video (.m4v, 316.8MB). Question and Answer Session Available for download as audio (.mp3, 19.5MB) or video (.m4v, 109.68MB). Placemaking transforms a space, infusing it with a distinct identity.  While “space” typically refers to the physical […]

IAS Thursdays: Unspoken

Available for download as audio (.mp3, 76.7MB) or video (.m4v, 433.1MB). Question and Answer Session Available for download as audio (.mp3, 11.5MB) or video (.m4v, 65.3MB). “The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma.” (Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery, 1992). […]

March 28, 2013: Project Heat: Race and Embodiment in Chicago Public Housing’s Aftermath

Thursday, March 28 4:00 p.m., 125 Nolte Center Catherine (Cassie) Fennell teaches courses at Columbia University and serves as an advisor for AREA Chicago which supports the work of people and organizations building a socially just city. AREA actively gathers, produces, and shares knowledge about local culture and politics. Its newspaper, website, and events create relationships […]

April 18, 2013: Panel Discussion on Best Practices in the Collection of Life Stories for Scholarly and Creative Work

Caridad Svich, Rachel Jendrzejewski, and Gail Dubrow discuss best practices in the collection of life stories for scholarly and creative work. Available for download as audio (.mp3, 75.8MB) or video (.m4v, 431.8MB). Question and Answer Session Available for download as audio (.mp3, 15.6MB) or video (.m4v, 92.4MB). Caridad Svich is a playwright, songwriter, editor and translator living […]

May 6, 2013: Peter Shea discusses “Studying America on America’s Front Porch”

Brown bag lunch with Peter Shea, Director and Producer of the Bat of Minerva interview series: “Studying America on America’s Front Porch,” a look at one professor who makes history matter. Monday, May 6, 2013 12 – 1:30 pm 235 Nolte Interview with Chandos Brown Peter Shea on the Bat of Minerva ~ One early […]

Tuesday, April 30: River of Poetry, a talk at/by the River with Amir Hussain

Poetry Workshop Tuesday, April 30, 4:00 pm River Park Flats on the Mississippi bank* (located on grassy area directly behind the Medical Center on East Bank campus/right off Harvard St.) “Water, is taught by thirst / Land—by the oceans passed,” writes Emily Dickinson. This talk will consider various ways in which poets like Walt Whitman, […]

May 16, 23, and 30, 2013: Talk Back – Open dialogues on the new MMAA

The Minnesota Museum of American Art is hosting a series of community dialogues on the reestablishment of the new MMAA in St. Paul. Please join us for conversation and refreshments at these free public gatherings in May. We will be joined by national leaders in museum development and community engagement. All conversations will take place […]

April 29, 2013: Conversation about Site and Incitement

        The concept of “site” is crucial to the way we know and negotiate the world. It is now commonplace to move between physical sites and virtual sites many times in a single day. The Symposium explores how “site” may be defined, expanded, critiqued, and applied to physical (outdoors/indoors), virtual, temporal, and […]