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Building the Dream of the Red Chamber. Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang, November 2015

November 7, 2015IASVideo and Audio0

Download: audio, small video, or original. Composer Bright Sheng and playwright David Henry Hwang discuss their new opera Dream of the Red Chamber with Ann Waltner, Prof. of History at the University of Minnesota.

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.

Disruption and Containment: Thinking about Tanyangzi in Comparative Perspective. Ann Waltner, History

Disruption and Containment: Thinking about Tanyangzi in Comparative Perspective Tuesday, April 21, 2015, from 4:30-5:45pm 140 Nolte Center The Religious Studies Program Annual Faculty Lecture, by Professor Ann Waltner, History Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video, or original. Religious women are often disruptive: They may violate gender norms by refusing […]

Celebration of Ann Waltner, May 9, 2014

Performing the Past and Provoking the Future: Symposium on Interdisciplinary Collaboration 9:30am Painting with Words: Susan Mann and Zhang Hong Download as: audio, small video, or original. A literati family commissioned a painting celebrating three talented family women who lived in China in the nineteenth century. The painting has since been lost. Susan Mann, in […]

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, May 5, 2014: Sacabuche presents Matteo Ricci: His Map and Music

May 5, 2014IASEvents0

Matteo Ricci: His Map and Music Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:30-9:00pm Northrop — Best Buy Theater $10 Students, $35 General Admission (tickets available here) ¡Sacabuche!, an early music ensemble directed by Linda Pearse, in collaboration with Ann Waltner, use music, words and images to explore the map of the world made by the Italian Jesuit […]

Friday, February 28, 2014: River at Our Doorstep

The River at Our Doorstep Friday, February 28, 2014, 9:00am-3:30pm President’s Room, 3rd Floor, Coffman Union No RSVP necessary. Questions can be sent to Pat Nunnally at pdn@umn.edu. Join the River Life Program for a one-day symposium of roundtable discussions on research and student/public programs. Participants will discuss use of the river corridor as a […]

Provost’s Roundtable: Arts, Humanities, and Design in the 21st-Century Land-Grant University, Thursday, February 20, 2014

Provost’s Roundtable: Arts, Humanities and Design in the 21st-Century Land-Grant University Karen Hanson, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the University of Minnesota Renée Cheng, Past Chair, Imagine Fund Grant Programs in Arts, Design, & Humanities Ann Waltner, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study University of Minnesota Provost Karen Hanson speaks […]

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,” […]

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 […]

Welcome to the Symposium on Resilience and Sustainability: Paul Martin, Ann Waltner, Phyllis Messenger, Diane Chase, Kathy Quick, and Alison Wylie, Nov. 2013

Available for download as audio, video podcast, or original. Welcome and Opening Remarks by Paul Martin, Senior Vice President of Science Learning, Science Museum of Minnesota Ann Waltner, Director of the IAS, University of Minnesota Phyllis Messenger, Symposium Organizer, IAS, University of Minnesota Diane Z. Chase, Pegasus Professor of Anthropology and Executive Vice Provost, University […]

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 […]

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 […]

Matteo Ricci: His Map and Music Summer 2013

IAS Director Ann Waltner and the Ricci World Map of 1602, owned by the James Ford Bell Trust and loaned to the University of Minnesota for the benefit of the James Ford Bell Library, are central players in the featured cultural performance of the 8th International Convention of Asia Scholars convening in Macao in June […]

February 21, 2013: Young women in the ‘Great Divergence’: Textile labor, consumption, and marriage in Europe and China between the mid-17th and the mid-19th centuries

A project presentation by Emily Bruce, Hui-han Jin, Kan Li, M.J. Maynes, Eric Roubinek, and Ann Waltner We focus on ideologies and practices around generational relations, the gendered life-cyclical transition between childhood and adulthood, and the arrangement of marriages or other forms of sexual union. We are interested in girls’ household and non-household labor (especially […]

Annual Meeting of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music: Matteo Ricci—His Map and Music

Annual Meeting of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music: Matteo Ricci—His Map and Music. A performance by ¡Sacabuche! (Linda Pearse, Artistic Director) and Ann Waltner Co-sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study, Early Modern History, US China Peoples Friendship Association, and the School of Music.

How We Talk about Feeding the World

A Minnesota Futures Symposium March 3-5, 2011 Organized as part of the University Symposium on Abundance and Scarcity in collaboration with the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Science and the College of Liberal Arts The goal of this symposium is to build on frameworks for discussing the complex and often contentious issues that challenge interdisciplinary attempts […]

Experiments on Rivers: The Consequences of Dams — An Interdisciplinary Conference, Nov. 2010

November 12, 2010IASEvents, | Conferences1

“In the view of conservationists, there is something special about dams, something…metaphysically sinister….the absolute epicenter of Hell on earth, where stands a dam.” John McPhee, Encounters with the Archdruid (1971) Dams have been characterized as “long-term experiments on rivers,” and as affronts to the freedom embodied in flowing rivers. But they also provide needed hydroelectric […]

New World/Old World conference kickoff with Ann Waltner and Gaylord Schanilec

October 13, 2010IASEvents, | Conferences0

The 2010 Mid America Print Council Conference “New World/Old World” explores places where tradition and experimentation meet.  Between generations, media and technique, private studios and public events, printmakers increasingly embrace a mixture of practices from different sources.  As we enter a new decade of printmaking with an expansive mindset, we look for ways in which our […]

Ricci’s World: The 1602 Map – A talk by Ann Waltner

September 23, 2010IASEvents0

The University of Minnesota’s Ann Waltner, professor of Ming History and director of the Institute for Advanced Study, will speak about Matteo Ricci and his map at a special event to launch the Bell Library’s new exhibit, “Matteo Ricci and the Jesuits in China.”  A dessert reception will follow her talk and attendees will have […]

Borderlands in Eurasia and the Americas: Comparisons and Interactions

August 17, 2010IASEvents0

August 17-20, 2010 Institute for Advanced Study University of Minnesota This conference is organized by the Institute for Advanced Study and the Institute for Central Asia at Renmin University in Beijing, China, with the collaboration of colleagues from Taiwan and Hong Kong. The conference will feature 14 papers, which will be circulated in advance. The […]

Bat of Minerva, Ann Waltner, May 2006 & August 2010

Ann Waltner is a professor in both the Department of History and the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures and is former founding director of the IAS. Her research interests lie in the social history of sixteenth and seventeenth century China, comparative women’s history, and world history. She recently finished a term as editor of […]

Curriculum Associated with the University Symposium, Fall 2010

The following courses are associated with the University Symposium on Abundance and Scarcity: Abundance and Scarcity EMS 8500, Section 007, HIST 5960, Section 001, 3 credits Wednesdays, 3:35 to 5:30 p.m. Instructor: Ann Waltner The course will look at material aspects to abundance and scarcity (food, water, and energy) as well as less material aspects, […]

University Symposium on Body & Knowing: What Did We Learn?, May 5, 2010

This discussion is also available as an audio download (.mp3 – 81.7 MB). In this closing roundtable discussion will once again ask questions about what we know about the body and how we know it, and how people in different times and places have articulated their knowledges about the body. Participants will include Margaret Adamek, Juliette […]

Imagine Fund Distinguished Visiting Chairs Leigh Fondakowski and Juhani Pallasmaa April 2010

Artistic thought: Conception and Experience Join world-renowned Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa and American playwright Leigh Fondakowski for a series of thought-provoking discussions as they explore their fields, unearthing surprising commonalities. “Artistic thinking freely ranges across the philosophical and experiential ground of the arts from poetry to music, film to literature, and theatre to architecture. The […]

TEMS Work in Progress Session “Les Noces Chinoises” with Ann Waltner, 12/11

“Les Noces Chinoises: An Eighteenth-century French View of a Chinese Wedding Procession” Ann Waltner is a member of the both the Department of History and the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures. Her research interests lie in the social history of sixteenth and seventeenth century China, comparative women’s history, and world history. She recently finished […]

“Critical Moral Judgment in the Study of Religion: The Scholar’s Dilemma”, 5/14/2009

May 14, 2009IASEvents0

The rels colloquium will be facilitated by Ann Waltner and Jeanne Kilde and will develop a preliminary discuss on the question of critical judgment. How should scholars respond to religious activity that they find offensive or even morally abhorrent? Should scholars suspend judgment? Draw a line and condemn behaviors? Strive for some middle position? Please […]

Public Art and Democracy Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27, 2008

September 26, 2008IASEvents, Video and Audio0

The conference is occasioned by the confluence of four important events affecting the Twin Cities: Speaking of Home, artist Nancy Ann Coyne’s photographic public artwork exploring the meaning of home, acculturation, and alienation for new Americans in the Twin Cities; the thirtieth anniversary of Forecast Public Art, a Twin Cities-based non-profit organization; the need for conversations about […]

Curriculum Associated with the University Symposium, Spring 2007

These three coursesare associated with the University Symposium on Time: Who’s Got the Story? Memoir as History/History as Memoir; Asian America Through Arts and Culture: Still Present Pasts; and Matters of Time. Who’s Got the Story? Memoir as History/History as Memoir AMST 3920-002/ENGL 3090-006/HIST 3910-002 Thursdays 6:20-8:50 pm, 3 credits B10 Ford Hall Instructor: Matt Becker Who’s Got […]