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September 2014

Representing Animals: Philosophy, History, Film

September 2, 2014 @ 12:00 am - December 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Fall 2014 Faculty Development Seminar: Mario Ortiz-Robles English, UW-Madison   Scientific, artistic, political, and philosophical descriptions of animals have accompanied human history from its beginnings, but it is only relatively recently that these various ways…

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What’s the Value of Humanities Research?

September 8, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Banquet Hall (lower level), 803 State Street
Madison, 53703 United States

Panel Discussion:   Speakers: Guillermina De Ferrari, Spanish and Comparative Literature, Center for Visual Cultures, UW-Madison Sara Guyer, English, Center for the Humanities, Center for Jewish Studies, Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, UW-Madison…

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White-Collar Discipline and the Theology of Work

September 15, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Bethany Moreton Kingdon Fellow (2014-2015) History and Women's Studies, University of Georgia   The "revenge of God"—the broad failure of the secularization thesis after World War II—is in part the story of religious…

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War and Intimacy (Fall Schedule)

September 17, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - December 11, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
University Club, Banquet Hall (lower level), 803 State Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2014 Burdick-Vary Symposium Events:   The Institute for Research in the Humanities is proud to sponsor a year-long series of lectures exploring the intimate bonds fostered by the experience of war in the twentieth century.…

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Distance and Intimacy: Close Encounters between Jews and Germans in the Aftermath of Catastrophe

September 17, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University Club, Banquet Hall (lower level), 803 State Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2014 Burdick-Vary Lecture: Atina Grossmann Humanities & Social Sciences, Cooper Union   (Part of the War and Intimacy Series. Convened by Lou Roberts, History, UW-Madison.)

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Art and Life in Latin Literature: Emergences of a Dualistic Structure in an Ancient Archive

September 22, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Alexander Dressler Resident Fellow (2014-2015) Classics, UW-Madison   Dressler's current project argues that, from an early "pagan" comic playwright to a subsequently sainted Christian poet, through "classic" Classics of the early Empire, Latin…

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Reading African American Literature Now: History, Fiction, and the Problem of Desire

September 29, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Aida Levy-Hussen Resident Fellow (2014-2015) English, UW-Madison   Since the late twentieth-century decline of the modern Civil Rights Movement, African American literary studies has been consumed with an increasingly contentious debate about whether…

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October 2014

Embodied Knowledge: Sensory Studies in the 21st Century

October 3, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, DeLuca Forum, 330 North Orchard
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2014 Burdick-Vary Symposium: Featuring a series of tasty “sound bytes”—short, pithy multi-media presentations by both UW-Madison and internationally-renowned scholars who are exploring the senses in trans-disciplinary research (anthropology, visual/material culture, art history, music, performance theory,…

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Legalizing a Social Movement: The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the Evolution of an Ethnic Identity

October 6, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Benjamin Marquez Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2014-2015) Political Science, UW-Madison   This project examines the role of cause lawyers in the history of Mexican American identity politics by analyzing the Mexican American…

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A Serial Biography of the Wayward

October 9, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

            2014 Nellie Y. McKay Lecture in the Humanities: Saidiya Hartman Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University   Drawing from her new book project, the lecture examines the…

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Workshop with Saidiya Hartman

October 10, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Workshop in conjunction with 2014 Nellie Y. McKay Lecture in the Humanities:   Saidiya Hartman Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University   Informal conversation (9:00-10:30 A.M.) and breakfast (quiche, oatmeal, fruit, and beverages…

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Tricky Business: Divorce and Diaspora in Mao’s China

October 13, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Shelly Chan Resident Fellow (2014-2015) History, UW-Madison   This seminar draws on a larger book-in-progress, entitled "Diaspora's Homeland: Modern China in the Age of Global Migration," and a forthcoming article in The Journal…

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Song and Mediation in Early Modern England

October 20, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Scott Trudell Solmsen Fellow (2014-2015) English, University of Maryland, College Park   Trudell's current book project traces the development of verse with a musical dimension in the poetic and theatrical cultures of early…

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Burying the People of “the People’s War”: Death, the State, and Intimacy in Second World War Britain

October 23, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University Club, Banquet Hall (lower level), 803 State Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2014 Burdick-Vary Lecture Part of the War and Intimacy Series. Convened by Lou Roberts, History, UW-Madison Lucy Noakes Arts and Humanities, University of Brighton. Co-sponsored by the George L. Mosse Program in History and the…

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