Loading Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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.)

Find out more »

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.…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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,…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

Conversion and Empire: Byzantine Narratives and Imperial Christianity across the Frontier, 300-900

October 27, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Alexander Angelov Kingdon Fellow (2014-2015) Religious Studies, The College of William & Mary   The work of Byzantine missionaries between 300 and 900 extended Christianity into such disparate regions as the Caucasus, Nubia…

Find out more »

French Literature Abroad: Towards an Alternative History of Literature in French

October 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

  2014 Germaine Brée Lecture: Simon Gaunt French, King's College London   Traditional literary histories tend to be centrifugal, tracing trajectories that move outwards from a strong and identifiable center towards peripheral zones. This lecture…

Find out more »

French Outside France

October 30, 2014 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
French House, 633 N. Frances Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2014 Germaine Brée Event: Roundtable Simon Gaunt French, King's College London     A roundtable discussion with UW-Madison faculty Vlad Dima, Névine El-Nossery, Jennifer Gipson, and Ullrich Langer. French and Italian Departmental Colloquium.   Free…

Find out more »

November 2014

Style, Subjectivity, and Male Sexuality in Early Modern Drama

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

Monday Seminar: James Bromley Solmsen Fellow (2014-2015) English, Miami University   As the population and economic activity of early modern London rapidly increased, dramatists explored and shaped the way early modern Londoners related to each…

Find out more »

Spiritism and Progress: A Study in Otherworldly Utopia

November 10, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Louis Betty UW System Fellow (2014-2015) Languages and Literatures, UW-Whitewater   The Spiritist movement that emerged from the work of Hippolyte Rivail in 1850's France is not the typical fodder of scholars interested…

Find out more »

Wakf and the Social Logics of Urban Development in Zanzibar

November 17, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Stephen Pierce Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2014-2015) History, UW-Madison   This seminar is based on my dissertation, which examines the historical role played by Islamic charitable endowments in Swahili cities during the late precolonial…

Find out more »

Fighting For Intimacy: Counterinsurgency, Gender Politics, and Colonial Utopianism in the Algerian War

November 20, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

  2014 Burdick-Vary Lecture Series: Terry Peterson History, UW-Madison Part of the "War and Intimacy" Series. Convened by Lou Roberts, History, UW-Madison. Please note the updated lecture date.

Find out more »

December 2014

The Place With No Edge: Boundaries and Permeability in the Mississippi River Delta, 1845-2010

December 1, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Adam Mandelman Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2014-2015) Geography, UW-Madison   Even after Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana residents have struggled to make the problem of subsidence and land loss in the Mississippi River delta a visible,…

Find out more »

For What It’s Worth: Toward a New History of the Sixties

December 3, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2014 Focus on the Humanities Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Craig Werner Afro-American Studies, UW-Madison   A scholar of literature, music, and cultural history, Craig Werner lays out a set of guiding principles for a new history…

Find out more »

Mountain, Water, Rock, God: Shiva’s Abode of Kedarnath in the Twenty-First Century

December 8, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Luke Whitmore UW System Fellow (2014-2015) Philosophy, UW-Stevens Point   In June of 2013 early monsoon rains of unexpected intensity hit the Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Floods and landslides washed…

Find out more »

Holding the Hands of Dying Men: Wehrmacht Chaplains on the Eastern Front, 1941-45

December 11, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2014 Burdick-Vary Event: David Harrisville History, UW-Madison   Part of the War and Intimacy Series. Convened by Lou Roberts, History, UW-Madison.

Find out more »

January 2015

Global Health? Rethinking Medical Humanities from the Periphery

January 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am - May 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Spring 2015 Faculty Development Seminar Claire Wendland Anthropology, UW-Madison Neil Kodesh History, UW-Madison What can studies of healing from the periphery offer the humanities more broadly today? Scholarship in the medical humanities and humanistic social…

Find out more »

Hagakure and “The Way of the Samurai”

January 26, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Sarah Thal Resident Fellow (2014-2015) History, UW-Madison   "The Way of the Samurai is death." This iconic phrase, originally found in the 1716 Japanese work Hagakure, exhorted Japanese to die during World War…

Find out more »

War and Intimacy (Spring Schedule)

January 29, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - April 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
University Club, Banquet Hall (lower level), 803 State Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2015 Burdick-Vary Schedule:   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.  …

Find out more »

February 2015

Commentaries in Context: Fatḥallāh al-Shirwānī and Post-Classical Islamic Science

February 2, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Scott Trigg William Coleman Dissertation Fellow (2014-2015) History of Science, UW-Madison   Scott Trigg's dissertation evaluates the intellectual career of Fatḥallāh al-Shirwānī, a 15th-century Islamic astronomer, theologian, and teacher whose writings are critical…

Find out more »

Feudal Remnants and the Idea of Class in Modern Japan

February 9, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Louise Young Senior Fellow (2013-2017) History, UW-Madison   Class talk is a ubiquitous part of contemporary political debate in Japan, with harsh words for the pernicious impact of the "income gap society" and…

Find out more »
+ Export Events