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September 2017

Relevance

September 11, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Banquet Hall (lower level), 803 State Street
Madison, 53703 United States

Opening Panel Discussion:   Must the humanities be "relevant"? To what, or to whom? How have perspectives on these questions evolved since the heated debates of the 1960s and 1970s? Can research be "irrelevant," and…

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The Benefits of Failure: From the Gnostics to Cioran

September 18, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Costica Bradatan Solmsen Fellow (2017-2018) Humanities, Texas Tech University   Because of our culture’s obsession with success, we miss something important about what it means to be human and deny ourselves access to…

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Reproducing a Bodhisattva: Women’s Artistic Devotion in Late Imperial China

September 25, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Yuhang Li Resident Fellow (2017-2018) Art History, UW-Madison   What did lay Buddhist women actually do in order to forge a connection with the bodhisattva Guanyin after he underwent a sex-change and became…

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October 2017

U.S. Cold War Immigration and the Politics of Sanctuary

October 2, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Cindy I-Fen Cheng Resident Fellow (2017-2018) History; Asian American Studies, UW-Madison   This talk looks at how U.S. Cold War immigration policies structured the marginalization of Central Americans. Unlike Southeast Asians, Central Americans…

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Seeing is Believing: The Rise of Holy Land Tourism and Evangelical Christian Zionism after 1967

October 9, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Daniel Hummel Kingdon Fellow (2017-2018) History, Harvard University   Since the 1960s, American evangelical Christians have flocked to Holy Land sites in Israel and Palestine in ever-increasing numbers. In 2016, more than 380,000…

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