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September 2008

Catered Lunch to Introduce Members of the Institute for Research in the Humanities

September 9, 2008 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Welcome Lunch. RSVP required.

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October 2008

The Weimar Moment: Liberalism, Political Theology, and Law

October 24, 2008 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street
Madison, 53703 United States

Conference organized by Len Kaplan, Honorary Fellow (2008-2011).

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January 2010

In Love With Russia: U.S. Women, Sexual Revolution, and Revolutionary Tourism, 1921-1935

January 21, 2010 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Helen C. White Hall, Room 7191, 600 North Park Street
Madison, 53703 United States

Jay C. and Ruth Hall Lecture: Julia Mickenberg Honorary Fellow (2009-2010) American Studies, Univ of Texas at Austin   The lecture examines how the modern sexual revolutions in Russia and the U.S. inspired American women's…

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April 2010

Globalization and the Geopolitics of Knowing: A Decolonial View on the Humanities

April 23, 2010 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2010 Hilldale Lecture: Walter Mignolo Spanish, Duke University

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April 2011

The Global Renaissance: Some New Interdisciplinary Perspectives

April 1, 2011 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2011 Conference:   This conference will explore the “Global Renaissance” from a variety of perspectives and will address the following topics: the exchange of commodities and goods; imperial encounters with distant cultures; European intellectual encounters…

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April 2015

Romanticism, Desire, or Fetish Fashion: ‘Sindoor Feminism’ As a Way to Emancipation

April 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ingraham Hall, Room 206, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Public Lecture: Devaleena Das Honorary Fellow (2014-2015) English and Gender Studies, University of Delhi   In her paper, Das will first trace the cult of vermillion in Hinduism (its representation in festivals, cultural and religious…

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City Powdering: Materiality, Pedagogy, and Sexuality in Thomas Middleton’s Michaelmas Term

April 16, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Helen C. White Hall, Room 6191, 600 North Park Street
Madison, 53703 United States

Lecture: James Bromley Solmsen Fellow (2014-2015) English, Miami University   In my talk, I will examine the representation of the epistemological and material construction of urban sexuality in Thomas Middleton’s Michaelmas Term, what the play…

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October 2018

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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November 2018

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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December 2018

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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April 2019

Grace Among Gamblers: The Curious Case of a Rogue’s Conversion in Cervantes’ “El Rufián dichoso”

April 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Image: Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi). The Cardsharps. c. 1594. Oil on Canvas. Image courtesy of: Kimball Art Museum (AP 1987.06). Public Lecture: Sonia Velázquez Solmsen Fellow (2018-2019) Religious Studies; Comparative Literature, Indiana University-Bloomington   The early…

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October 2019

American Boccaccio Association 4th Triennial Conference

October 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - October 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street
Madison, 53703 United States
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Full Program Available HERE.

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February 2020

National Endowment for the Humanities Application-Writing Workshops

February 20, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Pyle Center, Room 313, 702 Langdon Street
Madison, 53706 United States

Workshops: NEH Application-Writing with Mary Macklem

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November 2020

IRH Screening of the Film “1745: An Untold Story of Slavery”

November 23, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

IRH Special Event: Simon P. Newman

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