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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 […]

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 […]

Black Life/Schwarz-Sein

Black Life/Schwarz-Sein Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 4:15pm Crosby Seminar Room — 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. The talk focuses on the complex ways gender and sexuality function in the barring of Black flesh from the category of the human-as-Man by investigating inhabitations of the flesh that […]

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 […]

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

Collective Bargaining in Higher Education

February 22, 2017IASEvents, Video and Audio0

Collective Bargaining in Higher Education Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 3:30-5:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. What can collective bargaining do for faculty? What can’t it do? How does it work alongside faculty governance? This forum is an opportunity for conversation with speakers who have […]

Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism, and the Political Economy of Becoming

February 16, 2017IASEvents, Video and Audio0

Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism, and the Political Economy of Becoming Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. Shona N. Jackson is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University. She was founding co-editor of the book series in Caribbean Studies at […]

The University of Minnesota and Wealth from Slave Labor

Tracing Links to Slavery Where We Are: The University of Minnesota and Wealth from Slave Labor Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 4:30-6:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. Christopher Lehman, Professor and Chair of the Department of Ethnic and Women’s Studies at St. Cloud State University. […]

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 […]

FLUXUS: Manifestations Through Visual and Performing Arts

FLUXUS: Manifestations Through Visual and Performing Arts Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 3:30pm Best Buy Theater, 4th Floor Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. Fluxus art in the 1960s and 70s championed concepts of time, chance, impermanence, and the banal, blurring life and art. Appearing on the streets 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 […]

Culture and Materiality: A Roundtable on the Environmental Humanities

Culture and Materiality: A Roundtable on the Environmental Humanities Wednesday, January 25, 4-5:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. Discussion of current work in environmental humanities featuring University of Minnesota faculty Susan Jones (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior; History of Science, Technology and Medicine), Christine Marran […]

Sanctuary and the Rights of Immigrants on Campus

December 14, 2016IASEvents, Video and Audio0

Immigration Law Teach In: Sanctuary and the Rights of Immigrants on Campus Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 4:00-5:30pm Mississippi Room, Coffman Union Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. What are the rights of undocumented people on campus? What is a sanctuary campus? What is a sanctuary city? What does it […]

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 […]

Violence and Health Injustice: Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Undocumented Communities

November 19, 2016IASEvents, Video and Audio0

Violence and Health Injustice: Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Undocumented Communities Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8:30am-2:00pm L-110 Carlson School of Management Free and open to the public, but register for lunch Download: audio, small video, or original. Please join us! We are pleased to announce the second event in a three-part series on Violence and Health […]

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 […]

Life, Emergent: The Social in the Afterlives of Violence

November 16, 2016IASEvents, Video and Audio0

Life, Emergent: The Social in the Afterlives of Violence Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 1:30pm Best Buy Theater, 4th Floor Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. This panel conversation brings together the panelist’s work, their influences in Arif’s book and resonant themes. A deliberation on a politics of […]

Living in the Age of Islamophobia and Resurgent Bigotry and Violence

Living in the Age of Islamophobia and Resurgent Bigotry and Violence Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 4:00-5:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. This is the last in the speaker series for the Asian American Studies course (AAS 3920). This event features local Somali American […]

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, […]

Sovereignty Matters: Perspectives on the Dakota Access Pipeline Project

Sovereignty Matters: Perspectives on the Dakota Access Pipeline Project Monday, October 31, 2016, at 3:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. The Dakota Access Pipeline project, a proposed 1,172 mile pipeline to carry crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois, became the subject of […]

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, […]

Beryl Satter, Historian of 20th Century America

Download: audio, small video, or original. Beryl Satter is Faculty in the Dept. of History and the Graduate Program in American Studies at Rutgers University—Newark. Her first book, Each Mind a Kingdom: American Women, Sexual Purity and the New Thought Movement, 1875-1920 (University of California Press, 1999) examined the relationship between New Thought, a popular, […]

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.

Life in an American Concentration Camp

October 4, 2016IASEvents, Video and Audio0

Life in an American Concentration Camp: The Japanese American Experience during World War II Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 4:00-5:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Sally Sudo is a Japanese American and former internee during WWII. The Program in Asian American Studies and the […]

Where is the Human in the Data?

Where is the Human in the Data? Thursday, September 29, 3:30-5:00pm: IAS Thursdays Friday, September 30, 9am—12pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. This workshop is the launching point for a critical data science study project that is jointly sponsored by the University of […]

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 […]

Traces: Landscapes in Transition on the Yellow River Basin

Traces: Landscapes in Transition on the Yellow River Basin Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 7-8:30pm Best Buy Theater, 4th Floor, Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Photographer Ian Teh presents a series of panoramic photographs of the ever-changing landscapes along the length of China’s Yellow River. Historically a symbol […]

The Evolution of River Transport: Watercraft and Migration; Portage and Canals

The Evolution of River Transport: Watercraft and Migration; Portage and Canals Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 10:45am-12:00pm Best Buy Theater, 4th Floor Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Patrick Manning, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History at the University of Pittsburgh and President of the American Historical Association […]

Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal Monday, May 16, 2016, 3:00-5:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Very late in the New Deal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture initiated an ambitious program of cooperative land-use planning. It signaled something new in […]

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 […]

Naomi Scheman, Philosopher

Download: audio, small video, or original. Naomi Scheman is Professor of Philosophy and Gender Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota, and a guest researcher at the Umeå Centre for Gender Studies in Sweden. She received her BA from Barnard College and her PhD from Harvard University. Her research interests include politics of […]

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 […]

Bruce Glymour, Philosopher of Biology

Download: audio, small video, or original. Bruce Glymour is Professor and department head of Philosophy at Kansas State University. In his career, he has been a co-instructor with the Seminar in Scientific Ethics for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program and a past board member for Kansas Citizens for Science and the Center for Origins […]

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 […]

Elaine Ecklund, Scholar of Religion and Science

Download: audio, small video, or original. Elaine Howard Ecklund is the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology, and director of The Religion and Public Life Program at Rice University, where she is also a Rice Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. Over the next several years, Elaine’s research will […]