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October 2012

The Birth of ‘Literati’ Painting in the Song and Yuan Dynasties: How to Think About What We Do and Do Not Know

October 11, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2012 Burdick-Vary Event: Jerome Silbergeld P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor of Chinese Art History, Princeton University   Every study of later Chinese painting history tends to establish two overarching categories into which all paintings…

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Restoring Memory: German Legacies and Polish Politics of Commemoration in Łódź after 1989

October 15, 2012 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Winson W. Chu Honorary Fellow (2012-2013) Modern Central European History, UW-Milwaukee   The search for German legacies in Poland today serves local, national, and international agendas. As a result, the German past is…

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Myth in the Landscape: Ancient Heroes and Hellenic Culture in Imperial Asia Minor

October 22, 2012 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Janet Downie Solmsen Fellow (2012-2013) Classics, Princeton University   The purpose of my current book project is to understand the role of landscape in the articulation of Hellenism in Imperial Asia Minor. In…

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At the Threshold of New Political Communities: The Nollywood Epic

October 29, 2012 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Matthew Brown Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2012-2013) African Languages and Literature, UW-Madison   Many of the most popular genres of Nigeria’s “Nollywood” video film industry have histories that predate the advent of video filmmaking.…

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November 2012

Martial Arts: Cultural Interactions between the Civil and Military in Ming China

November 1, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2012 Burdick-Vary Symposium: Kathleen Ryor Professor of Art History and Director of Asian Studies, Carleton College   Scholarship on art collecting, art production and the broader world of elite cultural practices during the Ming dynasty…

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A Peculiar Custom: Euro-African Marriage in an Atlantic Slave Trading Town

November 5, 2012 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

  Monday Seminar: Pernille Ipsen Gender & Women's Studies/History, UW-Madison Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2012-2013)   My project is a history of marriages between African women and European men who participated in the slave…

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The Visible and Invisible City: Antebellum Authors and the Literary Construction of New York City

November 12, 2012 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Jeffrey Steele Resident Fellow (2012-2013) English, UW-Madison   My project explores the ways in which a generation of American writers conceptualized a new phenomenon, the emerging metropolis. While nature writing has been widely…

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Rethinking Early American Slavery from an International Perspective, 1450-1640

November 19, 2012 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: James H. Sweet Resident Fellow (2012-2013) History, UW-Madison   Many are aware that the first “20. and odd” Africans arrived in British North America in 1619. Historians of early America often treat this…

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The Rise of the Legend of the City of Kitezh in Russian Literature

November 26, 2012 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Lisa Woodson Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2012-2013) Slavic Languages and Literature, UW-Madison   Little known outside of Russia, the Legend of the City of Kitezh describes an ideal city hidden from the profane world…

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Créer dans les marges. Azouz Begag: du gone au ministre, en passant par l’écrivain

November 29, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
French House, 633 N. Frances Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2012 Germaine Brée Lecture: Azouz Begag Writer, CNRS Researcher, Equal Opportunity Minister (2005-2007)   Azouz Begag, an internationally acclaimed French writer, has published more than twenty books, most of which are subject to various problems…

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Education and Identity Among the Children of Minorities in the French Republic

November 30, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

  Germaine Brée Lecture: Azouz Begag Writer, CNRS Researcher, Equal Opportunity Minister (2005-2007)   This talk will be followed by a screening of Le gone du Chaâba.   Azouz Begag, an internationally acclaimed French writer,…

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December 2012

Conflict in the Construction of Socialism: Public Health, Rapid Industrialization, and the Communist Modern in Czechoslovakia

December 3, 2012 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Bradley Moore William Coleman Dissertation Fellow (2012-2013) History and History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, UW-Madison   This paper explores the development of public health services in communist Czechoslovakia, and in turn, the…

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Dishonorable Duty: The U.S. Army and the Removal of the Southeastern Indians

December 10, 2012 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: John W. Hall Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2012-2013) History, UW-Madison   Dishonorable Duty: The U.S. Army and the Removal of the Southeastern Indians will examine the American military’s role in the ethnic…

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January 2013

Global Pop: Music, Race, Capital, History

January 22, 2013 @ 12:00 am - May 13, 2013 @ 12:00 am
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Spring 2013 Faculty Development Seminar:   Ron Radano Music   This faculty seminar proposes an alignment of music studies, global studies, and race studies as part of a new line of inquiry in the critical…

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Propaganda 1776

January 28, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Russ Castronovo Resident Fellow (2012-2013) Dorothy Draheim Professor of English and American Studies, UW-Madison   Long a pejorative word since its associations with the flag-waving and jingoism surrounding U.S. participation in World War…

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February 2013

“I are citizens of the Halles”: Forging Citizenship in the Marketplace during the French Revolution

February 4, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

  Monday Seminar: Katie Jarvis European History, UW-Madison Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow (2012-2013)   Historians, political scientists, and philosophers rightly emphasize how the French Revolution created a foundation for democracy in Europe. However, some scholars…

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The Process of Conversion: A Biography of the Jesuit Relations

February 11, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Meridith Beck Sayre Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2012-2013) History of Science, UW-Madison   In August of 1632 Father Paul Le Jeune penned the first installment of the Jesuit Relations “from the midst of a…

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Ecological Imperialism Revisited: Entanglements of Disease, Commerce, and Knowledge in a Global World

February 13, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, 330 North Orchard Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2013 Focus on the Humanities Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Gregg Mitman Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History of Science, Medical History, and Environmental Studies, UW-Madison   Forty years ago, in The Columbian Exchange, and…

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Double Meanings: Representing Conjoined Twins

February 18, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Ellen Samuels Resident Fellow (2012-2013) Gender & Women's Studies and English, UW-Madison   Double Meanings: Representing Conjoined Twins analyzes cultural representations of conjoined twins in literature, film, media, and popular culture. The guiding…

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An Invisible Class in a Silent Land. Aristocracy and Settlement Transformation in Atlantic Iberia during Late Antiquity (300-600)

February 25, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

            Monday Seminar Damián Fernández Solmsen Fellow (2012-2013) History, Northern Illinois University   This project investigates the transformations of aristocracies during Late Antiquity in an obscure corner of the Roman…

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March 2013

What Not to Wear: Cultus and Elegy in Rome

March 4, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Kerry Lefebvre Robert J. Reinhold Dissertation Fellow (2012-2013) Classics, UW-Madison   In the fourth book of Propertius’ poetry, we encounter a statue of Vertumnus, who explains to passersby that, given the right clothing…

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Democracy in Black: Identity Politics in a Post-Soul Era

March 7, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2013 Nellie Y. McKay Lecture: Eddie Glaude, Jr. William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies, Department of Religion, and Chair, Center for African American Studies, Princeton University   In his lecture, Glaude…

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Barbarian Affectivities

March 11, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Mary Agnes Edsall Solmsen Fellow (2012-2013) Independent Scholar   Late medieval affective piety was a style of highly emotional devotion to the humanity of Jesus, particularly in his infancy and his death, and…

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Ideology, Counterpublicity, and the Gay Straight Alliance

March 18, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Robert Asen Resident Fellow (2012-2013) Communication Arts, UW-Madison   This presentation examines a controversy that arose in West Bend, WI, over the local school board’s resistance to students’ efforts to gain official recognition…

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April 2013

Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

April 1, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Todd W. Reeser Solmsen Fellow (2012-2013) French and Women's Studies, University of Pittsburgh   As fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Humanists read, digested, and translated Plato, they found themselves faced with a fundamental problem. On…

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Five Ways to Look at a Corpse: The Dead in Normandy, 1944

April 8, 2013 @ 3:30 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   We prefer to think of war as producing heroes, not corpses. Perhaps for this reason, military historians have rarely focused on the dead. In…

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New Digital Humanities Approaches to Renaissance Studies:Manuscript Imaging and Research Outsourcing in the Florentine Archives using the Bía Platform

April 10, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Workshop: Brian Sandberg History, Northern Illinois University   The Bía Platform of the Medici Archive Project offers Renaissance scholars new approaches to digital humanities research. This online platform presents high-resolution digitized manuscript documents and a…

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Practicing Theory: FauHaus and Sensiotics

April 15, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Banquet Hall (lower level), 803 State Street
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Henry Drewal Senior Fellow (2010-2014) Art History; Afro-American Studies, UW-Madison Faisal Abdu'Allah Artist   The theory and method called sensiotics, coined in 2003 by Henry Drewal, explores how the senses are engaged in…

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Education, Entertainment, and Exploitation: Adventures in Attempting to Promote an Appreciation for the Humanities Among the General Public

April 22, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Gregory Aldrete Honorary Fellow (2012-2013) History and Humanistic Studies, UW-Green Bay   In an era when a "business model" is dominant in higher education and there are increasing demands by the public and…

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Medieval Riverlogues: Crossing and Contestations along the Oxus Borderland

April 29, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Manu P. Sobti UW System Fellow (2012-2013) School of Architecture & Urban Planning, UW-Milwaukee   Manu Sobti shall present an extract from his forthcoming book with Brill Press entitled The Sliver of the…

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