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Arab Future Trippings and Algorithmic Vision

Arab Future Trippings and Algorithmic Vision Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public VJ Um Amel, “Cairo Graffiti Glitch 1” from Storyboard of the Arab Resistance Part I Whether studying, designing or using algorithms, researchers need to understand how their questions intersect with the logics […]

“The Women Are Coming”: Gendered Spaces of Protest

April 27, 2017IASEvents, IAS Thursdays0

“The Women Are Coming”: Gendered Spaces of Protest Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public

Dream of the Red Chamber and women’s literary culture in late imperial China

Dream of the Red Chamber and the evolving shape of women’s literary culture in late imperial China Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. Chinese women’s literary culture shows considerable evolution between the sixteenth and early twentieth centuries. Communications grow […]

A Sense of Where You Are: Water, Place and Community

April 13, 2017IASEvents, IAS Thursdays0

A Sense of Where You Are: Water, Place and Community Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Mill Ruins Park at St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis, MN. Credit: River Life The University of Minnesota (Twin Cities campus) is located in Dakota homeland, on one of […]

Black Liveness Matters: Karel Čapek meets Blind Tom

Black Liveness Matters: Karel Čapek meets Blind Tom Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. In 1920 the Czech writer Karel Čapek experienced an early success with the play R.U.R., which posed interaction and conflict between human capitalists and a […]

Fermentation, Abstraction, and the Affective Organization of Racial Carcerality

March 30, 2017IASEvents, IAS Thursdays0

Deformalism: Fermentation, Abstraction, and the Affective Organization of Racial Carcerality Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Putting Winsor McCay’s iconic comic strip The Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend into conversation with the federal government’s reorganization of consumable goods into toxic, intoxicating and medicinal substances […]

Environmental Humanities on the Schuylkill River

Environmental Humanities on the Schuylkill River: From Botanical Garden and Oil Refinery to DataRefuge Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. Bethany Wiggin is the Founding Director of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities. Her research interests lie in the […]

Access, Excess: Medicines, Markets, and the Liberation of the Copy

Access, Excess: Medicines, Markets, and the Liberation of the Copy Note: This event is cancelled What are the implications of imagining access to medicines as a project of “democratizing” access to markets? In Mexico, pharmaceutical access has been articulated by the federal government largely as a “pro-consumer politics,” unleashing the potency of generic substitution as […]

IAS Thursdays: Improvising Ecosystems

Improvising Ecosystems Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or

We Are Water: the University and Minnesota’s Water Future

We Are Water: the University and Minnesota’s Water Future Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3:30pm Best Buy Theater, 4th Floor, Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. Almost reflexively, Minnesotans say they are proud of the state’s waters. Visits up to the lake are cherished parts of many lives and […]

Multispecies Families

Multispecies Families Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. A multitude of exotic animals live within homes and jungly backyards of Florida. Flexible strategies for accumulating and selling valuable animals has helped countless Floridians adapt to sweeping changes in political […]

Museum-Sponsored Expedition Film From the Silent Era

Cinema on the Move: Museum-Sponsored Expedition Film From the Silent Era Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Focusing on the 1920s expedition filmmaking of William J. Morden, field associate in mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History, […]

The Logic and Legacy of American Punitiveness

The Logic and Legacy of American Punitiveness Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 3:30pm Best Buy Theater, 4th Floor of Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Recent scholarship from the colonial period to the twenty-first century reveals the archival truths of America’s enduring punishment logic, often framed in stark […]

Global Crisis of Displacement and Undoing Border Imperialism

Global Crisis of Displacement and Undoing Border Imperialism Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Presentation and discussion on the global refugee crisis and its implications for North America by reformulating immigrant and refugee rights movements within a transnational […]

The Inconvenient Civilization: Why we still can’t get “Byzantium” right

November 10, 2016IASEvents, IAS Thursdays0

The Inconvenient Civilization: Why we still can’t get “Byzantium” right Thursday, November 10, 2016, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Image: Delacroix, Entry of the Crusaders in Constantinople At a time when historical research is emphasizing the interconnections of global history, Byzantium – the continuation of the Roman […]

Our Capacity for Imagining: Political Theater in 2016

Our Capacity for Imagining: Political Theater in 2016 Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Join Twin Cities artists Shá Cage, E.G. Bailey, Laryssa Husiak, and Ricardo Vasquez as they unpack multiple perspectives on political theater. How do form, […]

Memory Works: Documenting Legacies of a ‘Forgotten War’

Memory Works: Documenting Legacies of a ‘Forgotten War’ Thursday, October 27, 2016, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem screens three short films that touch on the legacies of the Korean War from the perspective of a divided family, […]

From Feminism to Structural Racism and Resistance: What is the Connection?

October 20, 2016IASEvents, IAS Thursdays2

Beryl Satter’s 2009 book Family Properties uncovered the ways that predatory real estate practices impoverished urban black communities in the mid-twentieth century. Her new work on ShoreBank (1973-2010), a Chicago-based community development bank that provided African Americans with fair access to credit, carries her analysis of structural racism through the post-1973 transformations in banking and finance.

Just in Time for Halloween: Dracula!

A panel on Dracula in context, including film, theater, and dance in connection with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s performance at Northrop on October 20th.

Inclusive Game Development: Community Needs and Players as Creators

October 6, 2016IASEvents, IAS Thursdays0

Inclusive Game Development: A Panel Discussion Addressing Community Needs and Players as Creators Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 3:30pm Martin Library Rotunda, Duluth Campus Free and open to the public Inclusive game development is a rising approach that refers to more directly involving players and community members represented in a game in the design and […]

Envisioning Innovation & Equity in an Era of Personalized Medicine

September 29, 2016IASEvents, IAS Thursdays1

Can the Subaltern Genome Code? Envisioning Innovation & Equity in an Era of Personalized Medicine Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Friday, September 30, 9am-12pm: Workshop Free and open to the public This talk examines the relationship between scientific innovation and social inequity. Drawing on work that investigates how racial […]

Beyond the “Minnesota Miracle”—Suppressed Stories & Solutions

Beyond the “Minnesota Miracle”— Suppressed Stories & Solutions Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. In the last few months, many Minnesotans–and people outside of Minnesota–were surprised at the unrest following the police killing of Philando Castile, and the […]

Race, Religion, and Gender: Driving the 2016 Election

September 15, 2016IASEvents, IAS Thursdays2

Race, Religion, and Gender: Driving the 2016 Election Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Image: Kehinde Wiley A panel discussion exploring how the roles of race, religion and gender are influencing American politics, and particularly the 2016 elections. Perspectives from a variety of fields […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

African American Athletes, Black History and Community.

African American Athletes, Black History and Community Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:30-8:00pm Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, 270 North Kent Street, St. Paul Free and open to the public, but please RSVP Though the media often focus on the stories of elite Black athletes’ successes, sparse attention is paid to the relationships between African American […]

New Work and Critical Questions in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. February 25, 2016

February 25, 2016IASEvents, IAS Thursdays0

Building on the Past for the Future: New Work and Critical Questions in American Indian and Indigenous Studies Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Join UMN faculty David Chang, Jean O’Brien, and Brenda Child in conversation as they […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Thursdays at 4: Season Overview. January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016IASEvents, IAS Thursdays0

Thursdays at 4: Season Overview Thursday, January 4, 2016, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public In the Thursdays at Four series we feature an eclectic mix of scholars, artists, and practitioners from diverse disciplines who present in a variety of forms, including lecture, discussion, and performance. The spring […]