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Radium Discourse and the Emergence of an “Atomic Utopia” in Japan

May 1, 2017IASEvents0

Radium Discourse and the Emergence of an “Atomic Utopia” in Japan Monday, May 1, 2017, 1:00-2:30pm Nolte Center Room 20 Free and open to the public Image: Fukushima Radium Egg Even after the dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, popular discourse on nuclear energy was positive. Why did this positive image of the […]

Ann Waltner and Jacqueline Schwab in Conversation

April 25, 2017IASEvents0

Ann Waltner and Jacqueline Schwab in Conversation Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 4:00pm 1210 Heller Hall Free and open to the public Ann Waltner discusses creativity and collaboration with Jacqueline Schwab. They will talk about Schwab’s collaborations with Ken Burns, her work with the durable (and fabulous) band Bare Necessities, and the ways in which […]

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 […]

IAS Reads: The Sixth Extinction

IAS Reads: Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction Thursday, April 6, 5:30-6:30pm First Floor West, Northrop Free and open to the public. Join the Institute for Advanced Study, Northrop, and your fellow science, history, and anthropology lovers for a discussion of Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction in advance of her talk on UMN’s Carlson Family Stage […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Haunted Image in Friedrich Murnau and Jean Epstein. October 22, 2015

October 22, 2015IASEvents, Video and Audio0

Ghostly Ontologies: The Haunted Image in Friedrich Murnau and Jean Epstein Thursday, October 22, at 4:00pm InFlux Gallery, Regis Center for Art (East) Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Are images haunted? Join Prof. Tom Gunning for a pre-Halloween cinematic séance as he explores the preternatural power that photography […]

Origins & continuities in writing the history of science: Ahmed Ragab, Oct. 15, 2015

In the search of a good story: Origins and continuities in writing the history of science Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: small video, audio, or original. Ahmed Ragab is the Richard T. Watson Assistant Professor of Science and […]

A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek. October 1, 2015

A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. For more than a century and a half, the Sand Creek Massacre has been at the center of […]

Italian Food Cultures and the Environment. Fabio Parasecoli, September 21, 2015

September 21, 2015IASCollaboratives, Events1

Italian Food Cultures and the Environment Monday, September 21, 2015, 12-1:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Fabio Parasecoli, author of Al Dente: A History of Food in Italy, in conversation with Dan Philippon, Associate Professor of English Download: small video or original. Fabio Parasecoli is Associate Professor and Director of Food […]

Missionary Encounters. May 27-29, 2015

Missionary Encounters in the Early Modern World ***Registration Required: Register here*** May 27-29, 2015 1210 Heller Hall, except where noted.   Wednesday, May 27 4:30 Welcome Katharine Gerbner (University of Minnesota) 4:45 Keynote Michelle Molina (Northwestern University) Moderator: Jeanne Kilde (University of Minnesota) Thursday, May 28 9-10:30 Panel 1: Mission Ideals and Missionary Archives Benjamin […]

The Future of History: Would You Like Fries with That? A talk by Steve Elliott, MNHS. May 7, 2015.

The Future of History: Would You Like Fries with That? Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 4:00pm Northrop — Best Buy Theater Free and open to the public Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. Steve Elliott is Director of the Minnesota Historical Society. Prior to his Minnesota appointment, Elliott […]

Mill City Museum Exhibit Opening: Remembering the Bohemian Flats. April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015IASCollaboratives, Events0

Remembering the Bohemian Flats: One Place, Many Voices April 30, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm Mill City Museum, 704 South Second St., Minneapolis Opening of an exhibit organized by the IAS Heritage Studies collaborative and the MNHS-UMN Heritage Partnership, based on student work “Remembering the Bohemian Flats: One Place, Many Voices” explores the many perspectives on the people […]

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 […]

Conevery Valencius, Professor of History, April 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Conevery Valencius is Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she writes and teaches about U.S. environmental history, the history of science and medicine, and the American Civil War. Her recent projects have focused on the history of earthquakes and seismology, the history of the […]

Sawyer Seminar Symposium. April 8-10, 2015

The Once and Future River: Imagining the Mississippi in an Era of Climate Change April 8-10, 2015 The John E. Sawyer Seminar Spring Symposium. Free & open to the public. The Mississippi River is one of the best-known American landscapes, accessible through the writings of Mark Twain and imagery from painters and photographers for more […]

Christopher Morris, Professor of History, April 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Christopher Morris lives in Dallas, Texas, and is Professor of History at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the author of two books, Becoming Southern: The Evolution of a Way of Life, Warren County and Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1770-1860, and The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the […]

Backwater Blues: Environmental Disaster and African American Experiences. March 31, 2015

Backwater Blues: Environmental Disaster and African American Experiences Tuesday, March 31, at 4:00pm 1210 Heller Hall Panel with Saje Mathieu, History; David Pellow, Sociology; Elliott Powell, American Studies; and Richard Mizelle, History, University of Houston (via Skype). Download: audio, small video, or original. What can studies of environment tell us about African American experiences? In […]

The Ukraine Conflict: Contested Past, Contested Present. March 5, 2015.

The Ukraine Conflict: Contested Past, Contested Present Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 4:00pm 1210 Heller Hall Part of a three-day conference by the IAS Collaborative Reframing Mass Violence: Human Rights and Social Memory in post-Stalinist Europe. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. John-Paul Himka, University of Alberta: “The […]

The Reception of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe. John-Paul Himka, March 4, 2015

Bringing the Past Back to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 7:30pm Best Buy Theater, Northrop The beginning of a three-day conference by the IAS Collaborative Reframing Mass Violence: Human Rights and Social Memory in post-Stalinist Europe. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, […]

Contested Past, Contested Present: Social Memories and Human Rights in Post-Communist Europe. March 4-6, 2015

Contested Past, Contested Present: Social Memories & Human Rights in Post-Communist Europe A conference organized by the IAS Reframing Mass Violence Collaborative Wednesday, March 4, at 7:30pm Best Buy Theater, Northrop “Bringing the Past Back to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe” Keynote Lecture by John-Paul Himka (University of Alberta). Welcome: Barbara […]

Karin Velez, Professor of History, March 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Karin Velez is Assistant Professor of History at Macalester College, and a 2014-15 visiting fellow at the IAS. Vélez is especially interested in spiritual encounters, comparative empire, the spread of Catholic devotion, the experience of indigenous women on the American frontiers, and the communal formulation of myths. In researching […]

Beyond the Modernist Understanding of Consciousness. Thursdays at Four, February 26, 2015.

Beyond the Modernist Understanding of Consciousness Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room (240) Roundtable with Matthew Chafee, Neuroscience; Jan Estep, Art; Nicole Scott, Cognitive Science; and Daniel Lord Smail, Harvard, History Moderated by Apostolos Georgopoulos, Neuroscience and JB Shank, History Download: audio, small video, or original. Download: audio, small video, […]

The Interrelated Histories of African and Native America: Tiya Miles, May 23, 2014

“One of the Longest Unwritten Chapters”: The Interrelated Histories of African and Native America Tiya Miles, Chair, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies; Elsa Barkley Brown Collegiate Professor; Professor of History, American Culture, Native American Studies, and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan. Downloads: audio, small video, original. This lecture explores Native American and African American […]

Leigh Fondakowski, Playwright, 2008-2014; Sarah Lambert and Reeva Wortel, January 2012

Leigh Fondakowski is an Emmy nominated co-screenwriter for the adaptation of The Laramie Project for HBO. Her play, The People’s Temple, has been performed under her direction at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Perseverance Theater, and The Guthrie Theater, and received the Glickman Award for best new play in 2005. Another original play, I Think I Like Girls, premiered […]

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 […]

Peg Meier, Reporter and Writer, April 28, 2014

Download: audio, small video, or original. Transcript: docx or pdf. Peg Meier has written seven books about Minnesotans, past and present. She was an award-winning reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune for 35 years before happily retiring in 2006. At the newspaper, she wrote mostly about ordinary Minnesotans who told her their extraordinary stories. Meier […]

Interpreting Painful Histories: Historic Fort Snelling and Beyond, Amy Tyson, Apr 28, 2014

Interpreting Painful Histories: Historic Fort Snelling and Beyond Amy Tyson, History, DePaul University Richard Josey, Manager of Programs for Historic Sites, Minnesota Historical Society John Crippen, Director of Historic Sites and Museums, Minnesota Historical Society Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. In The Wages of History, […]

The Untold Story of Human Rights: Lydia Liu, April 25, 2014

Shadows of Universalism: The Untold Story of Human Rights Around 1948 The IAS Interpretation and Translation Studies Collaborative presents Lydia H. Liu, Columbia University. Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. How did self-determination get written into human rights? And by whom? In her lecture, Lydia Liu […]

Paul Hillmer, Oral Historian, on Hmong History, April 2014

Download: audio, small video, or original. Paul Hillmer is director of the Hmong Oral History Project and Professor of History at Concordia University. He is author of A People’s History of the Hmong (2009), based on over 200 oral history interviews. His six-part History Channel-funded documentary, From Strangers to Neighbors, examines Hmong people and their […]

Suppression of “The Hindus: An Alternative History”, Mar 12, 2014

March 12, 2014IASEvents0

The Perils of Publishing in India: A Discussion of the Suppression of The Hindus: An Alternative History by Wendy Doniger Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 4:00pm 125 Nolte Center Shortly after its publication by Penguin India in 2009, Dr. Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus: An Alternate History, became the target of a threat to bring […]

Critical Asian Studies: Book Discussion with Tak Fujitani, Mar. 11, 2014

Race for Empire: Critical Book Discussion with Takashi Fujitani Prof. Takashi Fujitani will respond to the audience and two U of M faculty readers: Yuichi Onishi (Asian American Studies/African American & African Studies) and Travis Workman (Asian Languages and Literatures). Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. […]