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September 2011

How? Research Methods in the Humanities

September 12, 2011 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Panel Discussion: Lee Palmer Wandel, History, UW-Madison Mara Loveman, Sociology, UW-Madison Jon McKenzie, English, UW-Madison Patricia Rosenmeyer, Classics, UW-Madison   The Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH) will begin its year-long weekly seminars with…

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Amerilots and Harlots: The Power of Commodities during the U.S. Military Presence in France, 1944-1946

September 19, 2011 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Mary Louise Roberts Senior Fellow (2010-2014) History, UW-Madison   During the American campaign in Normandy, the Army distributed enormous quantities of cigarettes, chocolate and chewing gum, as well as soap and other toiletries…

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Cultures and Histories of the Environment Colloquium

September 21, 2011 @ 12:00 pm - September 22, 2011 @ 5:30 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 202, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, WI United States

Part of the Burdick-Vary Lecture Series: "International Perspectives on the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences": Cóilín Parsons English Literature, University of Cape Town, South Africa Cóilín Parsons is an assistant professor of English Literature at…

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The Future Eaters: Petro-despotism, Empire, and the Resource Curse

September 26, 2011 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Banquet Hall (lower level), 803 State Street
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Rob Nixon Senior Fellow (2009-2012) Rachel Carson Professor of English, UW-Madison   Abdelrahman Munif, a Jordanian-born writer of Saudi-Iraqi parentage, gave imaginative definition to the resource wars—over oil, water, and time itself—that have…

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The “Arab Spring” and the Humanities

September 30, 2011 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street
Madison, 53703 United States

  2011 Germaine Brée Symposium:   A long-awaited “Arab Spring” or “Arab Awakening” erupted with stunning swiftness in January of 2011. What are its roots? What are its futures? Pundits and politicians, political scientists and…

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October 2011

Companionable Objects, Companionable Conscience: Episode 1, “Two Effigies”

October 3, 2011 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Kenneth George Senior Fellow (2011-2015) Anthropology, UW-Madison   My project explores crafted things and the ethical and affective ties we form with them in our everyday lifeworlds and contemporary public spheres. A simple…

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Africa and the Disciplines: Congolese Music, Francophone Literature, and the Humanities

October 10, 2011 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

  Monday Seminar: John Nimis French and Italian, UW-Madison A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-2012)   That music is central to African societies is something of a truism. But what does this really mean in terms…

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Saints of the Indus: Islam and Politics in South Asia’s Borderlands

October 17, 2011 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: André Wink Senior Fellow (2009-2013) History, UW-Madison   Much has been written about the rise and function of the cult of the saints in Latin and Greek-Orthodox Christianity. By comparison the study of…

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Temporal Subjectivities and “Locating Africa” in Postcolonial Cinema

October 24, 2011 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Amy Powell Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2011-2012) Art History, UW-Madison   Engagement with Africa as a space or place is not the only way that contemporary artists and filmmakers critically interpret the condition of…

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