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September 2015

What Counts as “Evidence” in Humanities Research?

September 16, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Panel Discussion: "Humanities by the Numbers" was the theme for the annual conference of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, hosted by the Center for the Humanities in Madison in June. The status of…

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From the Roman Mediterranean to India: The Early Movement of Christianity through the Afro-Eurasian World System

September 21, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Nathanael Andrade Solmsen Fellow (2015-2016) History, University of Oregon   Can we trace the social pathways that ancient Christianity followed as it traveled from the Roman Mediterranean to India? Evidence of these pathways…

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Roads as Spaces of Consumption: The Making of Tibetan Highways

September 28, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Yongming Zhou Senior Fellow (2014-2018) Anthropology, UW-Madison   What are the functions of roads, both "materially" and "symbolically"? Since 1950, several highways have been built to connect Tibet with the rest of China.…

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October 2015

From Content to Context: Rethinking Relationships between Folklore and Literature in Nineteenth-Century France

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

Monday Seminar: Jennifer Gipson Resident Fellow (2015-2016) French and Italian, UW-Madison   What does folklore have to do with literature? The usual answer would involve shared content: writers borrowing song, stories, or motifs from traditional…

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Contemporary Drift: Genre, Historicism, and the Problem of the Present

October 12, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Theodore Martin UW System Fellow (2015-2016) English, UW-Milwaukee   What do we mean when we call something—art, culture, history—"contemporary"? While scholars tend to refer to the contemporary as if it were the name…

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Incarcerated Writers and the Justice of Incarceration

October 19, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Vincent Lloyd Kingdon Fellow (2015-2016) Religion, Syracuse University   It is not only activists and public intellectuals who are concerned about the injustice of mass incarceration in the United States. Incarcerated men and…

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