University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

In the IAS Thursdays 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.

Spring 2017Fall 2016Spring 2016Fall 2015 — General Info

We put ideas in unexpected juxtaposition with one another

We aim to put ideas in unexpected juxtaposition with one another to lure you to come hear talks or performances which might lie just a bit out of your ordinary range of interests and expertise, to be stimulated and challenged to think about new topics or to think about old topics in new ways. Join us Thursday afternoons at 3:30pm usually in the Crosby Seminar Room, Room 240 on the 2nd Floor East Side of Northrop.

Spring 2017

The spring series will include presentations on multispecies families; robots and black liveness; water, place and community; and gendered spaces of protest


Public parking is available in the Church Street Garage and the Fourth Street Ramp; reciprocal parking is available in the Fourth Street Ramp for people who hold West Bank or St. Paul campus keycard parking contracts.

Faculty, staff, and students from University of Minnesota coordinate campuses can have their mileage reimbursed for travel to the Twin Cities campus for IAS events. For more information, contact us.

Seminars and Archives

Each year, an Honors Seminar is organized around our presentations and introduces new members of the University community to fresh areas of research.

You can now look for events in the Video and Audio section of our website to catch up on any talks that you’ve missed or subscribe to our Thursdays at Four podcast to receive automatic updates as the talks become available.