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Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

October 2016

Playing with Buttons: Liberal Subjects at the Binary Switch

October 31, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Jason Puskar UW System Fellow (2016-2017) English, UW-Milwaukee   The pushbutton is one of the simplest mechanical interfaces in the modern world, and one of the most prevalent. But what accounts for its…

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November 2016

Risky Bodies: Quantification, Fungibility, and Slave Trade in the Seventeenth Century Atlantic

November 7, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Pablo Gómez Resident Fellow (2016-2017) Department of Medical History and Bioethics; History of Science, UW-Madison   How did early modern governments, and slave traders’ and their financiers’ quantify disease and risk? How did…

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Anglo-Saxon Maternal Bodies

November 14, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Dana Oswald UW System Fellow (2016-2017) English, UW-Parkside   What can we know about women's bodies when the only people writing about them were men, and those men were generally monks? In a…

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Natural History and Personhood in Early America

November 28, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Julia Dauer Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2016-2017) English, UW-Madison   How did transatlantic writers use “I” in their discourse?  When did “I” become the familiar protagonist of American letters?  What can first-person prose tell…

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December 2016

Passing on Texts in the Ancient World: A Case Study with the Biblical Texts from the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls

December 5, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Sidnie Crawford Kingdon Fellow (2016-2017) Classics and Religious Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln   When we think of "the Bible" in the 21st century, we usually think of a fixed text, in an ancient…

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Troubling Conjugal Loyalties

December 12, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Sukanya Banerjee UW System Fellow (2016-2017) English, UW-Milwaukee   How is it that monogamy came to serve as one of the markers of “modern” marriage? Which nineteenth-century literary genres did it play on?…

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January 2017

The Altercatio Ganymedis et Helene – It All Comes Together in the End (?)

January 23, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Tina Chronopoulos Solmsen Fellow (2016-2017) Classics and Medieval Studies, University of Binghamton, State University of New York   Have you always wondered what a discussion about the pros and cons of same-sex versus…

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Is Love All You Need? Household Labor and Marriage Vows (1870-1920)

January 30, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Kimberley Reilly UW System Fellow (2016-2017) Democracy and Justice Studies; History Department; Women's and Gender Studies Department, UW-Green Bay How did a wife earn her keep? This was a question a wide range…

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February 2017

Desiring History and Historicizing Desire

February 2, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

  Graduate Seminar (Part of "Show and Tell: Evidence, Erotics, and Embodiment in the Premodern World" events): Ari Friedlander University of Mississippi, English   Ari Friedlander, assistant professor of English (University of Mississippi) and editor…

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Show and Tell: Evidence, Erotics, and Embodiment in the Premodern World

February 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Lunchtime Roundtable Discussion with: Tina Chronopoulos, SUNY-Binghamton, Classics/IRH Ari Friedlander, University of Mississippi, English Dana Oswald, UW-Parkside, English/IRH Jennifer Row, Boston University, French/IRH   When researching the history of sexuality, or thinking about past desires,…

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Recovering the New Thought Novel

February 6, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Anne Stiles Kingdon Fellow (2016-2017) Department of English, Saint Louis University   Did you know that many well-loved children’s classics contain hidden Christian Science and New Thought messages? My book shows how classic children's…

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Machiavelli’s Tragic Geography

February 13, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Kristin Phillips-Court Resident Fellow (2016-2017) Italian and Art History, UW-Madison   Machiavelli’s writings substantiate more than their distillation into a political theory that stripped morality from politics. This seminar focuses on Machiavelli’s frequent…

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Networks of Shared Imagination: Medieval Legends and the Construction of History

February 20, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Samantha Herrick Solmsen Fellow (2016-2017) History, Syracuse University   What can we learn about the past from sources long dismissed as worthless? Medieval legends recount a version of early Christian history starkly at…

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Anishinaabewaki and the “mixed bloods, belonging to the Chippewas of Lake Superior”

February 27, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Larry Nesper Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2016-2017) Anthropology, UW-Madison   This project began as an effort to problematize the legal permitting process by muddying up the chain of title to the Penokees…

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March 2017

Weaponizing Identity: Doxing as Cultural Practice and Political Tool

March 6, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Andrew Zolides Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2016-2017) Communication Arts, UW-Madison   Doxing - the publicizing of private, identifying information about an individual without consent - is a fascinating cultural practice that has emerged in…

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A View from the Choir: Sharing Sacred Space in Pluriconfessional Convents in Early Modern Germany

March 13, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

  Monday Seminar: Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer History, Western Kentucky University Solmsen Fellow (2016-2017)   Differences between religious groups coexisting in the same nation remain one of the thorniest sources of controversy and violence in many…

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Building the Caliphate: Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Fatimid Architecture (909-1031)

March 27, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Jennifer Pruitt Resident Fellow (2016-2017) Art History, UW-Madison   The Ismaili Shi’i Fatimid dynasty is most famous for founding the city of Cairo in 969. Generally considered a golden age of multicultural tolerance,…

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April 2017

Encounters in Qraiyeh: Imperial Ideology and French Industry in a Lebanese Village, 1900-1930

April 3, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: John Boonstra Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2016-2017) History, UW-Madison   The history of European imperialism in the Middle East tends to follow a familiar script: competing powers developed “spheres of influence” within the late-stage…

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Corruption and Forensic Experts in British India

April 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Mitra Sharafi Resident Fellow (2016-2017) Law and Legal Studies, UW-Madison History   Corrupt British forensic experts undermined race-based narratives about truth-telling and corruption in colonial India, as well as ideological claims made for…

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Calculating Conversion: The Role of Mathematical Deliberation in Arabic Language Schools of Iberia and North Africa, ca. 1240-1300

April 17, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Nicholas Jacobson William Coleman Dissertation Fellow (2016-2017) History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, UW-Madison   In the middle decades of the thirteenth century, Dominican and Franciscan missionaries established schools devoted to the study…

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Exploring the Real: New Modes of Documentary Theatre in Contemporary Mexico

April 24, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Paola Hernández Resident Fellow (2016-2017) Spanish & Portuguese, UW-Madison   Why do we see a renaissance of documentary practices in contemporary theatre? Where and how does the idea of the affective of a…

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May 2017

Modernism, Theatre, and the Axis of Language in India

May 1, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Aparna Dharwadker Resident Fellow (2016-2017) English and Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, UW-Madison   The global turn in modernist studies has offered scholars of India the first significant opportunity to position modern Indian literature and…

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September 2017

The Benefits of Failure: From the Gnostics to Cioran

September 18, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Costica Bradatan Solmsen Fellow (2017-2018) Humanities, Texas Tech University   Because of our culture’s obsession with success, we miss something important about what it means to be human and deny ourselves access to…

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Reproducing a Bodhisattva: Women’s Artistic Devotion in Late Imperial China

September 25, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Yuhang Li Resident Fellow (2017-2018) Art History, UW-Madison   What did lay Buddhist women actually do in order to forge a connection with the bodhisattva Guanyin after he underwent a sex-change and became…

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October 2017

U.S. Cold War Immigration and the Politics of Sanctuary

October 2, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Cindy I-Fen Cheng Resident Fellow (2017-2018) History; Asian American Studies, UW-Madison   This talk looks at how U.S. Cold War immigration policies structured the marginalization of Central Americans. Unlike Southeast Asians, Central Americans…

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Seeing is Believing: The Rise of Holy Land Tourism and Evangelical Christian Zionism after 1967

October 9, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Daniel Hummel Kingdon Fellow (2017-2018) History, Harvard University   Since the 1960s, American evangelical Christians have flocked to Holy Land sites in Israel and Palestine in ever-increasing numbers. In 2016, more than 380,000…

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The Reproductive Politics of School Lunch

October 16, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Jennifer Gaddis Resident Fellow (2017-2018) School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison   Is caring for children a private or public responsibility? What (or whom) should be cared for collectively? Which activities count as care?…

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Workshop with Christina Sharpe and Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

October 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Workshop: Christina Sharpe English, Tufts University 2017 Nellie Y. McKay Lecturer   In our changing climate, severe storms have become both aberrant and quotidian. Please join us for a conversation about “The Weather” and how…

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Building a Neutral Nation: America in the 18th Century Atlantic

October 23, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Sandra Moats UW System Fellow (2017-2018) History, UW-Parkside   In 1793, the United States issued a Neutrality Proclamation to avoid involvement in a war between Britain and France, its principal allies. Neutrality confronted…

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How to Talk to Strangers: Interpreters in Early Modern Encounters

October 30, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: Bantam (Banten)’s Bazaar, 1596.   Monday Seminar: Su Fang Ng Solmsen Fellow (2017-2018) Clifford A. Cutchins III Associate Professor of English, Virginia Tech   Early modern European long-distance voyages had their impetus in the…

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November 2017

Songs to Encourage the Cessation of Litigation: Printing, Orality, and Legal Knowledge in China, 1595-1949

November 6, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image credit: "Song to Encourage the Cessation of Litigation" accompanied by illustrations of court procedures. This image is a song from the late 1800s published in a collection, Popular Songs to Admonish Society (Quan shi…

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Listening to Contemporary Art: Vocality as a Technology of Relation

November 13, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: River Encalada Bullock Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2017-2018) Art History, UW-Madison   Extending from my dissertation research this talk attends to works of art that ask us to listen just as much as they…

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Queer Love on Barbary Lane: The Sexual Politics of Serial Gay Fiction in Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City”

November 27, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Ramzi Fawaz Resident Fellow (2017-2018) English, UW-Madison   In this talk, I analyze the content and reading experience of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, the most popular serialized gay fiction of the…

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December 2017

Digesting Bodies: Status, Gender, and Mastery in Roman Society and Homes

December 4, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: Silver cup from Casa del Menandro: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, inv. no. 145505. Photo by presenter (F. Mira Green).   Monday Seminar: Mira Green Solmsen Fellow (2017-2018) History; Classics, University of Washington  …

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The Development Novel: World Literature and the Political Economy of Growth

December 11, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Peter Ribic Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2017-2018) English, UW-Madison   My dissertation research connects two genres of global writing that emerged in the immediate postwar period: development economics, which undertook to theorize and facilitate…

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January 2018

Following in the Footsteps of African Americans in 20th Century Denmark

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

Image: Jazz musician Dexter Gordon riding his bicycle in Copenhagen by photographer Jørgen Bu. Monday Seminar: Ethelene Whitmire Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2017-2018) School of Library & Information Studies, UW-Madison   While walking through…

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American Holidays, American Nature

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

Photo credit: Courtesy of the Forest History Society Monday Seminar Neil Prendergast UW System Fellow (2017-2018) History; International Studies, UW-Stevens Point   For nearly two centuries, millions of Americans have been celebrating Christmas with a…

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February 2018

Hell and Eden at World’s End: Early Twentieth Century Settler Life on the Galápagos Islands

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

Image Caption: The “Baronessa,” a Viennese colonist, poses for a film shot during the 1933 Hancock-Pacific expedition. She later disappeared, presumed murdered along with one of her lovers in what remains an island mystery. Image…

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American Blitzkrieg or Ecological Indian?: A Whodunit Mystery 12,000 Years in the Making

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

Monday Seminar Melissa Charenko William Coleman Dissertation Fellow (2017-2018) History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, UW-Madison   Approximately 12,000 years ago, North America’s megafauna went extinct. Scientists originally ascribed the extinction of species like the…

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Constructing Normativity

February 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Michael G. Titelbaum Resident Fellow (2017-2018) Philosophy, UW-Madison   What gives norms—moral norms, political norms, norms of reasoning—their peculiar authority?  After considering alternative answers to this question, I will focus on constructivist theories…

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Radical Dancers: The Rise of Pantomime and the End of Drama in Antiquity

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

Monday Seminar: Mali Skotheim Solmen Fellow (2017-2018) Classics, Princeton University   Pantomime, first attested under Augustus, transformed the traditionally staged and acted drama that audiences were familiar with into an exciting new form, a solo,…

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March 2018

Words that Hide: Rendering the Untranslatable Across the Globe

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

Monday Seminar: Tomislav Longinović Senior Fellow (2013-2018) German, Nordic, and Slavic, UW-Madison   As global subjectivity becomes increasingly dominated by communication across languages and cultures, as well as between geographical and virtual spaces, the universe…

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Historiopoetics in Early Modern Spain: Representing the Prince of Wales’ Visit to Madrid (1623)

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

Image: Print of engraving depicting the arrival of the Prince of Wales at the Palace of Madrid on 23 March 1623. (Vistas antiguas de Madrid, Museo Municipal.) Monday Seminar: Kelsey Ihinger Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2017-2018)…

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The Unruly Tongue: Speech and Violence in Medieval Italy

March 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image Credit: Archivio di Stato di Bologna, Libri Inquisitionum et Testium, Busta 172, Reg. 9, Fol. 18R.   Monday Seminar: Melissa Vise Solmsen Fellow (2017-2018) Italian Studies, New York University   What can words do?…

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April 2018

The Sense of a Beginning: Starting a History of Biology

April 2, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Lynn K. Nyhart Senior Fellow (2014-2018) Vilas-Bablitch-Kelch Distinguished Achievement Professor of History of Science; History, UW-Madison   In 1802, the word “Biologie” appeared for the first time, in French and German, to characterize…

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Hiroshima / Vietnam / Tule Lake: Asian American Poetry and Diaspora

April 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: Dust storm at Manzanar War Relocation Authority Center. Image Credit: Dorothea Lange/National Archives. Monday Seminar: Timothy Yu Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2017-2018) English; Asian American Studies, UW-Madison   The concept of diaspora has…

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Mapping Mediterranean Geographies: Geographic and Cartographic Encounters between the Islamic World and Europe, c. 1150-1600

April 16, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Jeremy Ledger Solmsen Fellow (2017-2018) History, University of Michigan   Mapping Mediterranean Geographies is a study of the cultural encounter between Muslim and Christian inhabitants of the Mediterranean basin between the twelfth and…

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Divine Touch and Relicization within Narrative, Hagiographical, and Visual Representations from the Twelfth through the Fifteenth Centuries

April 23, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: Scene from “Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund.” England, Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1130. Image Credit: Pierpont Morgan Library; MS M.736 fol. 17r.   Monday Seminar: Stephanie Grace Petinos Kingdon Fellow (2017-2018) French,…

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A Spiritual Revolution: The Impact of the Reformation and Enlightenment in Early Modern Orthodox Russia

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

Title page of the Russian Slavonic Bible ("Elizabethan Bible"), printed in St. Petersburg, in 1751. Image Credit: Boston Public Library.   Monday Seminar: Andrey V. Ivanov History, UW-Platteville UW System Fellow (2017-2018)   This book…

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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April 2019

Writing Algiers

April 1, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: A watercolor "map" depicting the Spanish shore, islands, and the Mediterranean with the city of Algiers (“Argel”) shown at the lower right corner. Created by a former Spanish captive, probably a “renegade,” the map…

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God and Taxes in the Medieval Roman Empire

April 8, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: Mosaic from the church Kahrié-Djami in Istanbul. Scene depicting census to collect taxes before Kyrenios (Quirinius). 1315-1320. Meister der Kahriye-Cami-Kirche in Istanbul. Former Chora Monastery Church, commissioned by Théodor Metochite, mosaic program on apocryphal…

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Bacterial Imaginations: Regime of the Microscope in the 1950s People’s Republic of China

April 15, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: Poster created as part of an inoculation campaign, designer unknown, 1951-1952, titled: "Resolutely cut off the bloody and criminal hand of the American aggressor that spreads germs!." Image credits: Chineseposter.net. Text on the hilt…

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Transfers and Mutations: Gestalt in Interwar France

April 22, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: "Sky and Water I." M.C. Escher, Woodcut, June 1938. Image courtesy of the official M.C. Escher website. Monday Seminar: Florence Vatan Resident Fellow (2018-2019) French and Italian, UW-Madison   Which reconfigurations do concepts undergo…

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Peace and Justice. Remonstrances as a Means of Negotiation and Resistance during the French Civil Wars (1550-1600)

April 29, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Image: (Painting) Omiros Hriso, Life of Jesus Christ, 1982. Image courtesy of Paul-Alexis Mellet. Monday Seminar: Paul-Alexis Mellet Solmsen Fellow (2018-2019) History, University of Geneva; Institute for the History of Reformation   Remonstrances were texts…

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September 2019

Diversity in Imperial Rome: Contexts, Questions, Comparisons

September 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Nandini B. Pandey

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The Washington Consensus: Journalism and the Making of the Postwar World Order

September 23, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Kathryn McGarr

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The Ephrata Cloister and Rituals of Asceticism in Atlantic World Protestantism

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

Monday Seminar: Timothy Wright

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October 2019

Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’: Arabic/Islamic Philosophy’s Roles in the Development of the Philosophy and Theology of Thomas Aquinas

October 7, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Richard C. Taylor

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The Troubled History of Family and Slavery in New England

October 14, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Gloria Whiting

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‘The Universe Belongs to Life’: Interplanetary Contamination, Astrobioethics, and the Universe of Moral Consideration

October 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Jennell Johnson

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Making “They Were Expendable” at MGM during World War II

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

Monday Seminar: Lea Jacobs

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November 2019

“No longer does the body stand there so dumb and inadequate”: Dance Therapy and the Performative Body, from Weimar Body Culture to the New York Cultural Front

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

Monday Seminar: Andrea Harris

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The Strange Career of “Authenticity” in 20th-Century American Thought

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

Monday Seminar: Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

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The Invention of Runaway Slaves: Escaping Enslavement in Seventeenth-Century London

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

Monday Seminar: Simon P. Newman

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December 2019

The Labor of Images: Work and Its Discontents in Brazilian Cinema

December 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Sarah Ann Wells

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Medieval Tents as Locations of Power in the Context of Crusades

December 9, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Elizabeth Lapina

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January 2020

Interlapping Blackness: An Intimate Cartography

January 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

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February 2020

Textual Authority and the History of Dante’s ‘Vita Nova:’ Revisiting Editorial Objectivity in the Era of ‘Fake News’

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

Monday Seminar: Jelena Todorović

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Seeds of Sedition: Libels, Plays, and the Early Modern Public Sphere

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

Monday Seminar: Joseph Mansky

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Repairing Cuba

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

Monday Seminar: Guillermina De Ferrari

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Books and Readers in the Ancient World: the fate of the roll

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

Monday Seminar: Sofía Torallas-Tovar

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Faculty-Librarian Collaborations Panel

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Panel Discussion with Humanities Librarians

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March 2020

Abolitionism “Avant la Lettre”: Antislavery Activism in the Seventeenth-Century Southern Atlantic

March 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Justine Walden

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Aesthetic Disgust in Lucretius or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Plague

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Dissertation Fellow Seminar: Rebecca Moorman

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The Wandering Text: Books and the Imperial Migration Machine in the Early Roman Empire

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

Lecture: Tim Whitmarsh

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Birthing Paradox: Race, Colonization, and Radicalism in U.S. Midwifery

March 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Annie Menzel

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[CANCELED] The Matter of Being and Being Matter: New Materialist Ontology and its Outside

March 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Kimberly DeFazio

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April 2020

[CANCELED] Nineteenth-Century Scottish Idealism

April 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Jennifer Keefe

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