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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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History, Memory, and Identity: A French Debate

October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2018 Germaine Brée Lecture: Enzo Traverso Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in the Humanities, Cornell University   How many layers of French history does the highly controversial slogan Je suis Charlie conceal? Over the last…

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Musical Exoticism and the Politics of Representation in the Tagalog Zarzuela

October 29, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: A scene from the zarzuela Filipinas para los Filipinos, which premiered in Manila in 1905. Image credit: National Commission for Culture and Arts, Phillippines, via their Flickr account. Monday Seminar: Isidora Miranda Dana-Allen Dissertation…

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November 2018

(Re)Imagining Empire-Part I

November 2, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop: Multiple Speakers (see below)   Few themes are subject to as much cross-disciplinary inquiry as empire. From critical international relations theory on empire’s ideological dimensions to historians’ examination of the motivations and effects of…

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Watermen, Petermen, and Mermaids: Creatures of Conversion on the Early Modern Thames

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

Images and Image Credits: Top left image: a Waterman rescuing a child from drowning in the Thames (from a manuscript copy of John Lydgate’s Life of Saints Edmund and Fremund, 15th Century (Yates Thompson Ms.…

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Reading for the Future

November 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2018 Focus on the Humanities Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Theresa M. Kelley Marjorie and Lorin Tiefenthaler Professor of English Emerita, UW-Madison   For many thinkers, including Romantics themselves, their era was an age of prophecy—of revolution,…

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The Trump Show: Terrorism and Total Mediation

November 12, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

mage: Courtesy of Der Spiegel online. 6/2017. Monday Seminar: Richard A. Grusin UW System Fellow (2018-2019) Distinguished Professor, English; Director, Center for 21st Century Studies, UW-Milwaukee   I want to think about how, mid-way through the…

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Race, Memory, and Monuments after Charlottesville

November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image credit: Henry Shrady and Leo Lentelli (sculptors), Robert E. Lee Monument, 1924, Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph by Bill Emory. Lecture: Louis P. Nelson Professor of Architectural History and Vice Provost for Academic Outreach, University of…

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Unlikely Muse: Re-imagining Beauty and Holiness with Saint Mary of Egypt

November 26, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: Jusepe de Ribera, Saint Mary of Egypt in Ecstasy, c. 1640. Oil on canvas. Colección Pérez Simón, Mexico City. Image courtesy of Colección Pérez Simón. Monday Seminar: Sonia Velázquez Solmsen Fellow (2018-2019) Religious Studies;…

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December 2018

Metrical Claims and Poetic Experiences: Klopstock, Nietzsche, Grünbein

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

Image: Diagram courtesy of Ernst Brücke, The Physiological Basis of German Verse (1871), p.33. Monday Seminar: Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge Resident Fellow (2018-2019) German, Nordic, and Slavic, UW-Madison   Why should we care about patterns of…

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(Re)Imagining Empire-Part II

December 7, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 5:30 pm
Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street
Madison, 53703 United States

Workshop: Multiple Speakers (see below) Few themes are subject to as much cross-disciplinary inquiry as empire. From critical international relations theory on empire’s ideological dimensions to historians’ examination of the motivations and effects of imperialist…

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The Office of Islamic Law: Paperwork, Politics, and Possibilities in Modern South Asia

December 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Center for Humanities Friday Lunch Series: Elizabeth Lhost A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Humanities Legal Studies, History, Asian Languages and Cultures, UW–Madison   As Anglo-Indian case law became more robust and the lines…

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A Renaissance of Imagination: On Democratic Implications of Creativity in Early Modern Political Thought

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

Monday Seminar: Katherine M. Robiadek Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow 2018-2019) Political Science, UW-Madison   In arguing for renewed focus on imagination, the purpose of this project is to enrich thinking about traits needed for effective democratic…

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January 2019

Music from the Ruins: Berlin after World War II

January 28, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: Sergiu Celibidache conducting Beethoven’s Egmont overture in the ruins of the Philharmonie concert hall, 1950. Image credits: still from documentary film Ambassadors of Music (Botschafter der Musik), reproduced in Gerhard Forck, ed., Variationen mit…

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February 2019

Order and Miracles: Investigations into Duns Scotus’s Metaphysics

February 4, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: Città del Vaticano, ms. Vat. Lat. 878, f. 1ra. Image Credit: Vatican Library; view full manuscript here: https://digi.vatlib.it/view/MSS_Vat.lat.878 Monday Seminar: Giorgio Pini Solmsen Fellow (2018-2019) Philosophy, Fordham University   In the few years he…

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Feminized Convergence: Women’s Television in the Digital Age

February 11, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Jacquelyn Arcy UW System Fellow (2018-2019) Communication, UW-Parkside   Much of the research on media convergence considers new media as a democratizing force or an exploitative system. But how do gendered assumptions affect…

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Late Antique Jews and Christians in the Balearic Islands (4th to 7th centuries CE): The Material World of Samuel Bar-Haggai

February 18, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: Manuel de Assas (1877): "Mosaico descubierto en Mallorca en 1833" Museo Español de Antigüedades, VIII. Plate without number, based on a drawing by A. Sureda, 1833. Monday Seminar: Alexander Bar-Magen Numhauser Kingdon Fellow (2018-2019)…

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Absolutist Absurdities

February 25, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: Anonymous engraving of Sans Parangon and Belle Gloire from the opening page of “Sans Parangon,” Le Cabinet des fées: Contenant tous leurs Ouvrages, 8 vols. (Amsterdam: Estienne Roger, 1717), 2:151. Image courtesy of Cotsen…

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March 2019

Assemblage Writing: Posthuman Rhetoric and the Onto-Silencing of Class

March 4, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Rob Wilkie UW System Fellow (2018-2019) English, UW-La Crosse   Confronting the humanities today is the question of how to talk about increasing precarity at a time of economic, environmental, and social crises.…

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Melanchthon and the “Corpus Reformatorum,” or Protestantism and Progress in Nineteenth-Century Germany

March 11, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: Copperplate with Melanchthon portrait, Albrecht Dürer, 1526 (Schlossmuseum Gotha, Inv.-Nr.8, 24a). Monday Seminar: Zachary Purvis Kingdon Fellow (2018-2019) School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh   In shaping modern Protestantism and the study of the Reformation,…

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Writing the Museum: Pictorial Imagination in Baroque Fiction of the Spanish Empire

March 25, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image credit: Mercedes Alcalá-Galán, “Self-portrait” (detail), painting. Monday Seminar: Mercedes Alcalá-Galán Resident Fellow (2018-2019) Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison   In 1660 David Teniers published the extraordinary Theatrum Pictorium, the first illustrated catalogue ever of a collection…

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Workshop with Professor Celia Applegate

March 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Workshop: Celia Applegate William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of History and Affiliate Faculty of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Vanderbilt University   Professor Applegate will be presenting a segment of a chapter that is part of a…

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