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Last Seminar

May 5, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Final Panel Discussion of 2013-2014 Year:



Valerie Barske, History, UW-Stevens Point
Ayelet Ben-Yishai, English, University of Haifa
Christy Clark-Pujara, Afro-American Studies, UW-Madison
Anne Duncan, Classics and Religious Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Joseph Marchal, Religious Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Ball State University
Matthew Rarey, Art History, UW-Madison
Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, History, UW-Madison
Mary Louise Roberts, History, UW-Madison


The final seminar of the year provides time and space for self-reflection, collaborative and individual. It’s a fair guess to say that no one did as much work as they hoped to during his or her fellowship term. That’s par for the course. But it’s also a fair guess to say that everyone’s concept of their project and specific ideas within it grew, expanded, contracted, shifted, turned corners, refocused, got turned upside down or right side out: in short-changed, even transformed.

How did your project change, if at all? And why?

Did any of these changes reflect your experience in the interdisciplinary environment of the Institute? If so, how?

How might you define the significance of this environment for your research to different audiences: (1) Your immediate subfield? (2) Your colleagues, dean, president and/ or Chancellor? (3) The “General Public”?

Eight IRH fellows drawn from a variety of fields, methodologies, historical periods, and areas of the world will reflect on these questions for about 5-7 minutes each (c. 1 hour). Their remarks are intended to spark the second hour of open discussion, with all fellows urged to participate.

Reception to follow at 5:30 P.M. at the University Club.


May 5, 2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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University Club, Room 212
432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States