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September 2018

Abusing Science: The Case of Free Will

September 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Lawrence Shapiro Senior Fellow (2017-2021) Philosophy, UW-Madison   The tension between science and religion has increased in recent years with the rise of the so-called “New Atheists” and, as well, with the enthusiasm…

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The Long, Glorious, and Unfortunate Life of Pompey the Great

September 17, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Jeffrey Beneker Resident Fellow (2018-2019) Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, UW-Madison   Young Pompey was “great” in the way that mattered most to the Romans: on the battlefield. He earned his title…

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Getting by on Music: Re-scaling to New Circumstances in Recife’s Music Scene

September 24, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Photo credit: Falina Enriquez. Photo depicts graffiti on a residential building. Spray painted message reads (in Portuguese): "Un-valorized art is misunderstood art." Monday Seminar: Falina Enriquez Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity (REI) Fellow (2018-2019) Anthropology; Latin…

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October 2018

A History of Black Women in Higher Education from 1954-2014

October 1, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Rachelle Winkle-Wagner Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2018-2019) Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, UW-Madison   This seminar will preview a portion of my book manuscript which is a historiographical project about how Black…

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The African HipHop Movement: Youth Culture and Democracy in Senegal

October 8, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: Professor D and members of Grand Yoff’s Activist Mob visit G-HipHop’s new community gardening project. Image Credit: Damon Chandru Sajnani. Monday Seminar: Damon Chandru Sajnani Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2018-2019) African Cultural Studies,…

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The Insular-Real: Islands, Archipelagoes, and Questions of Scale

October 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2018 Nellie Y. McKay Lecture in the Humanities: Michelle Stephens Professor of English and Latino and Caribbean Studies and Dean of the Humanities, Rutgers University   The question of scale has always been central to…

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On Human Nature: Machiavelli’s “Mandrake” at 500

October 12, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Memorial Library, Room 126, 728 State St.
Madison, WI United States

Symposium: Multiple Speakers (see below)   Niccolò Machiavelli’s political treatise The Prince (1513) casts its shadow far and wide across the humanities and social sciences. Often eclipsed by the scandalous, utilitarian ethics of the treatise…

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Biographing Social Change: Dick Gregory in Recent American History

October 15, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: Satirical image of Gregory in front of smiling southern sheriffs and a Klansman. Image is from cover of his 1965 book What's Happening?. Photo credit: The Dick Gregory Foundation (original image credited to Dick…

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The Phantom Stockpile and Other Pernicious American Myths About China in World War II

October 22, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: Chinese Supply Depot, Zahedan, Iran 1943. Credit: China Defense Supply Collection (Hoover Institution Archive, Palo Alto, CA). Monday Seminar: Judd C. Kinzley Resident Fellow (2018-2019) History, UW-Madison   The successful Japanese invasion of Burma…

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