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April 2010

The Mongol Empire and its World

April 9, 2010 @ 9:00 am - April 10, 2010 @ 5:00 pm
Lowell Center, 610 Langdon Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2010 Burdick-Vary Symposium: Speakers: David Morgan Peter Jackson Timothy May Uli Schamiloglu Anne Broadbridge Morris Rossabi Reuven Amitai Angus Stewart Andre Wink   Schedule: FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 9:00 a.m. David Morgan, University of Wisconsin-Madison Welcome…

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November 2010

The Farther Shores of Literacy: Amerindian Graphic invention and the World of Letters

November 4, 2010 @ 6:00 pm - November 6, 2010 @ 5:00 pm
Grainger Hall, Room 4151, 975 University Avenue
Madison, 53703 United States

2010 Burdick-Vary Symposium:   New World peoples had already invented a huge range of graphic systems when Europeans brought the alphabet to America. Colonial letters interacted with Amerindian pictography, glyphs, cord-writing, and other graphic arts…

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September 2011

Cultures and Histories of the Environment Colloquium

September 21, 2011 @ 12:00 pm - September 22, 2011 @ 5:30 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 202, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, WI United States

Part of the Burdick-Vary Lecture Series: "International Perspectives on the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences": Cóilín Parsons English Literature, University of Cape Town, South Africa Cóilín Parsons is an assistant professor of English Literature at…

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October 2011

Holocaust Testimony and Its Reception: Cultural Transformations and Pedagogical Issues

October 28, 2011 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
University Club, Banquet Hall (lower level), 803 State Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2011 Burdick-Vary Symposium:   Convener: Rachel Feldhay Brenner Hebrew Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison   The Holocaust experience reaches us through testimony, and consciousness of the event has invaded the post-Holocaust cultural and educational Weltanschauung. This…

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March 2012

Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City

March 15, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pyle Center, Room 106 (AT&T Lounge), 702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States

2012 Burdick-Vary Symposium (Part of the Burdick-Vary Lecture Series: International Perspectives on the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences) Andrew Ross Professor Of Social And Cultural Analysis, Director of American Studies, New York University   Thoughtful…

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Tropical Medical Discourse and Victorian Imperialism: Rudyard Kipling and Cholera

March 22, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Helen C. White Hall, Room 6191, 600 North Park Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2012 Burdick-Vary Event. Part of Lecture Series: "International Perspectives on the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences" Pablo Mukherjee English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, UK   The Victorian period saw the growth and…

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Documenting the Anthropocene: Historical Reflections on Global Change

March 26, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Helen C. White Hall, Room 7191, 600 North Park Street
Madison, 53703 United States

Burdick-Vary Lecture Series: "International Perspectives on the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences": Libby Robin Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University   The idea of the Anthropocene, the geological era where the actions…

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April 2012

Enchantings: Modernity, Culture, and the State in Postcolonial Africa

April 26, 2012 @ 9:00 am - April 28, 2012 @ 6:00 pm
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Room 1255, 330 North Orchard
Madison, 53703 United States

Poster: "Africa, Governed: Over? Under?" Image: geopolitical map by http://www.flicker.com/photos/27204576@N07/4756143742/; composite of map, shadow, and background map by Scott Carter; concept by Tejumola Olaniyan   2012 Burdick-Vary Conference:   The symposium aims to bring into…

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September 2012

Repossessing the Past: Refurbishing the Cultural Patrimony at the Courts of Song-Dynasty China

September 20, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2012 Burdick-Vary Event: Maggie Bickford Art History (Emerita), Brown University   Chinese emperors of the 12th and 13th centuries created a new body of masterworks to stand in for lost famous paintings by the early…

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October 2012

The Birth of ‘Literati’ Painting in the Song and Yuan Dynasties: How to Think About What We Do and Do Not Know

October 11, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2012 Burdick-Vary Event: Jerome Silbergeld P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor of Chinese Art History, Princeton University   Every study of later Chinese painting history tends to establish two overarching categories into which all paintings…

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November 2012

Martial Arts: Cultural Interactions between the Civil and Military in Ming China

November 1, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2012 Burdick-Vary Symposium: Kathleen Ryor Professor of Art History and Director of Asian Studies, Carleton College   Scholarship on art collecting, art production and the broader world of elite cultural practices during the Ming dynasty…

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October 2013

Was There a Reformation in India?

October 17, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Concourse Hotel, Senate Room AB, 1 West Dayton Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2013 Burdick-Vary Symposium: Speakers: Muzaffar Alam, University of Chicago Munis Faruqui, University of California, Berkeley Nile Green, University of California, Los Angeles Brendan LaRocque, Carleton College Rajeev Kinra, Northwestern University Azfar Moin, Southern Methodist University…

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April 2014

Grieving Alone, Grieving Together: Psychological and Social Mourning in Film

April 11, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - April 12, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2014 Burdick-Vary Symposium Event:   The phenomena of individual mourning and collective mourning have both attracted a good deal of critical attention in literature and film studies, but what are the similarities and differences that…

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September 2014

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.…

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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.)

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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,…

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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…

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November 2014

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.

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December 2014

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.

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January 2015

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.  …

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April 2016

The Book that Made Philosophy Modern: the World of Descartes’s Treatise on Man

April 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - April 16, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2016 Burdick-Vary Symposium:   Participants: Daniel Garber, Stuart Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Princeton University Tad Schmaltz, Professor Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan Gideon Manning, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and History of Science,…

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September 2016

Kawaii: Fraught Innocence in Asian (American) Commodity Culture

September 14, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2016 Nellie Y. McKay Lecture in the Humanities: Christine Yano Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawaii   Pink globalization, the spread of cute goods from Japan to other parts of the world, has been a…

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October 2016

Madison’s Asian American Media Spotlight

October 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - October 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

  Burdick-Vary Events, Organized by Dr. Lori Kido Lopez: Join us for a weekend celebrating brand new Asian American documentaries and filmmakers, brought to you by the Asian American Studies Program at UW-Madison. All films are…

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Fantasy as Microaggression?: Racial Caricature, Kawaii-style, and the Anthropomorphic Asian

October 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2016 Focus on the Humanities Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Leslie Bow Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Mark and Elisabeth Eccles Professor of English and Asian American Studies, UW-Madison   How does the mundane object serve as…

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How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: An Evening with Writer Charles Yu

October 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helen C. White Hall, Room 6191, 600 North Park Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2016 Burdick-Vary Event: Charles Yu Author and Screenwriter   What do cowboy robots, hapless yeomen, time machine repairmen, and third class superheroes have in common? They all issue from the imagination of Charles Yu. Charles Yu is…

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December 2016

Limits of Racebending in the Struggle for Asian American Representation

December 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helen C. White Hall, Room 6191, 600 North Park Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2016 Burdick-Vary Lecture: Lori Kido Lopez Communication Arts, UW-Madison   Studies of fandom and fan culture have always centered on the complex feelings of fascination and frustration that motivate audiences.  When we consider the way…

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March 2017

New Illuminations: Art-NATURE-History

March 3, 2017 @ 1:15 pm - March 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Pyle Center, Room 313, 702 Langdon Street
Madison, 53706 United States

2017 Burdick-Vary Symposium  In conjunction with: “Martha Glowacki’s Natural History, Observations and Reflections” (Chazen Museum of Art) “Natural History : Natural Philosophy: An Exhibit in Special Collections” (Memorial Library, Room 984)   This symposium brings…

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Histories of the Present: Postimperial Asia in the World

March 10, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2017 Burdick-Vary Symposium Organized by Louise Young How has the history of imperialism and colonialism brought us to the current conjuncture? This symposium brings together specialists from different fields to rethink possibilities for a critical…

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March 2018

Color: Pixels, Palettes, and Perception

March 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, DeLuca Forum, 330 North Orchard
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Burdick-Vary Symposium Theresa Kelley IRH Senior Fellow; English, UW-Madison (as well as members of the Symposium Organizing Committee)   This symposium proposes to bring together artists, scientists and scholars across several disciplines for whom color…

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April 2019

Europe in Translation: Multilingualism in Theory and Practice

April 4, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 5:30 pm

2019 Burdick-Vary Symposium: Multiple Speakers (see below)   This multidisciplinary symposium brings together scholars and practitioners from social sciences and humanities who research the impact of linguistic diversity on European politics, identity, and culture. Starting…

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