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What’s Next for the Humanities?

March 20, 2017IASEvents0

What’s Next for the Humanities? Monday, March 20, 4:00-5:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Amid rising concerns about the possibility of cuts to funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the question of who is safeguarding the future of the humanities is more important than ever. Join us […]

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 […]

Ship of Seeds: Exploring Heterotopia in the Anthropocene

October 26, 2016IASEvents0

Ship of Seeds: Exploring Heterotopia in the Anthropocene Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 1:30-3:00pm 240 Blegen Hall Free and open to the public The rise of discussions about “the Anthropocene” has inspired both utopic and dystopic imaginaries of culture and environment. Doomful visions of global climate change have inspired calls to reinvigorate a modernist faith in […]

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 […]

How to Apply for the HWW Predoctoral Summer Workshop

September 15, 2016IASEvents0

Graduate Student Info Session: How to Apply for the HWW Predoctoral Summer Workshop Thursday, September 15, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm 106 Northrop, 1st Floor East Side Prospective applicants will have the chance to talk with former HWW Fellows Sarah Atwood and Evan Taparata about the fellowship experience. Institute for Advanced Study staff will be available to answer […]

Grant application workshop: The Humanities in a Changing Climate

September 7, 2016IASEvents0

Grant application workshop: The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 3-4pm 101 Walter Library Join us for a workshop to learn about the “The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate,” a Mellon-funded research initiative from the Humanities Without Walls Consortium that offers up to $100,000 for collaborative […]

Grand Challenges Exploratory Grants: Conversation with Bud Duvall

May 23, 2016IASEvents0

Grand Challenges Exploratory Grants: Conversation with Bud Duvall Monday, May 23, 2016 Noon-1:00pm 125 Nolte Center Brown bag discussion – bring your lunch, beverages will be provided The Institute for Advanced Study has invited Professor Bud Duvall, Special Assistant to the Provost for Grand Challenges Research, to answer questions and concerns about the Grand Challenges […]

How the Humanities Speak to Grand Challenges Research (& Exploratory Grants)

May 12, 2016IASEvents0

How the Humanities Speak to Grand Challenges Research (and Exploratory Grants) Thursday, May 12, 2016, Noon-1:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public The University of Minnesota has identified five interrelated Grand Challenges where the University is well positioned to have great impact on the most critical challenges of our state […]

April 30, 2014: Rüdiger Kunow on Engineering Perfection

Engineering Perfection: Cultural Politics and Poetics of Life in the Age of Biotechnology Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. “In this paper, I will follow up the proposition that breakthroughs in the biotechnical sector are fundamentally changing our understanding of human life, especially in areas such […]

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 […]

Tuesday, October 15, 2013: The Heart of the Matter – A Discussion with the Provost

Available for download as audio or video. Q&A Available for download as audio or video. Karen Hanson, Provost of the University of Minnesota and Department of Philosophy Geoffrey Hellman, Chair, Department of Philosophy, member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences Kathryn Sikkink, McKnight Presidential Chair and Regents Professor, Department of Political Science, member, American Academy […]

The Hot History Lab: Liz Ševčenko, April 2013

The Hot History Lab: Experiments in How Humanities Students Can Open National Dialogue on Our Most Contested Issues Join Liz Ševčenko to help imagine a new national collaboration to build public memory and civic engagement – led by students in the humanities.  The discussion will begin with lessons from the International Coalition of Sites of […]

Fail, A Research and Creative Collaborative, 2011-2012

This collaborative is the result of conversations and debates about the “future of the humanities.” The stakes of the debate are quite real and affect everyday life on campus (students and faculty alike). However, because the national conversation on this topic often seems to reach a dead end, perhaps due to a différend about the […]

Michael Lackey, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2009

Michael Lackey (English, Division of the Humanities, UM-Morris): “Modernist God States: A Literary Study of the Political Scrambles for the World” Lackey completed one chapter of his book, presented two lectures, and completed two essays. One of these, “Sophie‘s Choice and The Remains of the Day: Contesting the Theological Origins of Totalitarianism,” has been recommended for publication at […]

“‘Animal Studies,’ Disciplinarity, and the (Post)Humanities”: A workshop with Cary Wolfe, 12/10/2008

December 10, 2008IASEvents, Quadrant0

The explosion of work in the Humanities and Social Sciences focused on non-human beings has readily adopted (if only by default) the rubric of “animal studies” to explain itself and, perhaps, to consolidate its gains. By revisiting the question of disciplinarity as understood by Foucault and others, and by lingering over some of the assumptions […]

Michael Eble, Faculty Fellow, Fall 2007

Michael Eble (Studio Art, Humanities, UM Morris) created a new body of work with his project “Washed Away: Observations on Louisiana Coastal Erosion and its Implications on Cajun Culture.” He completed eighteen paintings, ten small paintings on paper, and seven monotype prints, and began work on several other pieces. This work was shown in a solo exhibition at Grand Contemporary Gallery in […]