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November 2021

Crossroads of Ideas: What is Consciousness?

November 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, DeLuca Forum, 330 North Orchard
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

The second installment of the “Big Questions” series asks a philosopher and a scientist to discuss one of the great mysteries in science and philosophy: What is consciousness?

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Haunted by Heresy: The Perlesvaus, Medieval Antisemitism, and the Trauma of the Albigensian Crusade

November 15, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: Adrian McClure

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Focus on the Humanities Lecture: Steven Hutchinson

November 15, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L160, 750 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States
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Steven Hutchinson (Senior Fellow, 2016-2020) will be giving the Focus on the Humanities lecture titled "'Nothing human is alien to me': Leo Africanus’s Cosmopolitanism in his Portrayal of Early Modern Africa." 

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The Role of Culture and Democracy in the Tibetan Freedom Struggle

November 22, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: Karma Palzom-Pasha

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Horace Kallen’s Expanding Vision of Cultural Pluralism: Nationality, Race, and Democracy on the World Stage, 1918–1939

November 29, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: Chad Goldberg

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December 2021

Pan-Asianism and the Legacy of the Chinese Revolution: The Case of Takeuchi Yoshimi

December 6, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: Viren Murthy

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Early Christianity and the Problem of Jewish “Legalism”: Law, Flesh, and Spirit in the Letters of Paul

December 13, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: Emma Wasserman

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January 2022

England’s Weedy Renaissance

January 31 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: Katarzyna/Kat Lecky

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February 2022

Learning in the Age of Loneliness: Reimagining College for Equity, Ecology, and Health

February 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: Douglas Haynes

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Crossroads of Ideas: What is Happiness?

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, DeLuca Forum, 330 North Orchard
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

The third installment of the “Big Questions” series asks a philosopher and a scientist to discuss one of the great mysteries in science and philosophy: What is happiness?

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Put Up or Shut Up! Revisiting the Warner Brothers

February 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: Chris Yogerst

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The Arts of Mnemosyne: Expressions of Mnemonic Culture in the Renaissance

February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: Julia Domínguez

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“That the Pilgrims May Be Spared Prison”: Extortionate Taxation and the Politics of Pilgrimage in Islamic Jerusalem (970-1071)

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Medieval Studies Program has organized a lecture by Prof. Brendan Goldman (Univ. of Washington) on Thurs. 2/24/22 @ 5pm (CT) via Zoom.

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Histories Written in the Margins: Early Modern Scientific Print Cultures and Practices in the Work of Christopher Borri

February 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: James Barnes

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March 2022

Buying Homelands: American Indian Land, Consumption, and Identity

March 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: Kasey Keeler

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Crossroads of Ideas: What is Free Will?

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, DeLuca Forum, 330 North Orchard
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

The fifth installment of the Big Questions series continues as Duke University developmental psychologist Tamar Kushnir and UW-Madison philosopher Martha Gibson discuss one of the attributes that makes us human: free will.

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The Joy of the Yiddish Word

March 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: Sunny Yudkoff

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“How the Great Books Changed My Life and How They Can Change Yours” a talk with Dr. Roosevelt Montás

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wisconsin Historical Society, main auditorium, 816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States

Dr. Roosevelt Montas will give a talk titled "How the Great Books Changed My Life and How They Can Change Yours." It will take place on March 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm (CT) in the Wisconsin Historical Society, main auditorium.

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A Queer Ecocritical Reading of the Dragons of the Tàipíng Guǎngjì OR Why Dragons are Cool

March 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: Josiah Stork

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April 2022

Treaty Rights and Land Fights: A History of Two Western Shoshone Sisters

April 4 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: Baligh Ben Taleb

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Crossroads of Ideas: What is Morality?

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, DeLuca Forum, 330 North Orchard
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

The final installment of the Big Questions series continues with the question: what is morality?

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Biological Imaginaries: Disability, Difference, and the New Genres of the Body

April 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: Iseult Gillespie

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The Significance of the Ho-Chunk in American History

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wisconsin Historical Society, main auditorium, 816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States

Focus on the Humanities Lecture: Stephen Kantrowitz "The Significance of the Frontier Ho-Chunk in American History" Despite the invasion and seizure of their homeland by the United States during the early nineteenth century, the Ho-Chunk…

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Jacopo Bassano and the Flood of Feltre

April 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: James Pilgrim

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Fifth Annual Graduate Early Modern Student Society Symposium

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Memorial Union (check “Today in the Union” boards), 800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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"Re: Revive, Renew, Rebirth" This symposium event will take place on Friday, April 22nd, in Memorial Union.

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Significant Others: Mixed Marriage in Early Modern Spain

April 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: Elizabeth Neary

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The Body Is the Text: One Woman’s American Narrative

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nellie Y. McKay Lecture in the Humanities: Caroline Randall Williams

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“Dante after Dante” International Symposium

April 29 @ 9:00 am - April 30 @ 4:30 pm

“Dante after Dante” International Symposium, Department of French & Italian.

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May 2022

On the Nature of Architecture: An Ecocritical Approach to Vitruvius

May 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday Seminar: Amie Goblirsch

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Humanities Grant Writing Camp for Graduate Students

May 23 @ 9:00 am - May 26 @ 4:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States
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This camp (May 23–26, 2022) provides participants with an introduction to writing funding proposals.

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