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Join us for the Humanities Center's bi-weekly lunchtime seminar featuring the in-progress works of our fellows and affiliates. Lunch will be provided, no RSVP is required. 

This year's speakers include:

  • 9/20, Tingting Xu: “What if There wasn’t a Name for Photography? —Images & Discourses in Later Imperial and Early Republican China”
  • 9/26, Elif Karakaya (Meliora Global Scholar): "Unfinished Empire: Place and Memory in Post-Ottoman Visual Art and Culture" (presentation via Zoom, audience will gather in the Center)
  • 10/11, Mizin Shin: "Practical and Affordable Printmaking Methods: A Gulde for Art Educators"
  • 10/24, Richard Fadok: "Syntopia: Anthropological Ganders in Architectural Nests"
  • 11/8, Jon Catlin: "An American Historians' Dispute: Holocaust Representation and the Specter of (De)constructivism"
  • 11/21, Jeff Baron (Meliora Global Scholar): "Treasure-hunting and grave-robbing in the medieval and early modern Hispanic world"
  • 12/6, Tom Gibson: "The emergence of indigenous rights as a global movement 1919-2013"
  • 1/31, Peter Christensen: “Dignity Matters: Architecture and the Right to Self-Actualization”
  • 2/13, Stewart Weaver & Tanya Bakhmetyeva: “The Measure of Ice: Early Glacial Cartography and the Origins of Modern Climate Science”
  • 2/28, Conā Marshall: "Ain’t I a Preacher? Black Women’s Religious Rhetoric"
  • 3/5, Jesse LeFebvre: "Legal Violence and Visual Activism at the Court of the Cloistered Sovereign: The Illustrated Narrative Scroll of Major Counselor Ban and the Development of Late-Heian Large-Format Illustrated Scrolls"
  • 3/27, Dmitry Bykov: "The Poetics of the Thriller: how to frighten"
  • 4/9, Sergei Eliseev "A Translation of Mark Aldanov's 'Fire and Smoke'", Joshua Jung ("Neo-Cru R&B: Youth of Anemoia"), & Sophia Samantaroy (“’When I was first in Egypt’: Gendered Pilgrimage and the Travel that Shaped Christianity, from Late Antiquity to Modern Times”) (Meliora Scholars)
  • 4/24 @ 1:00PM (PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENT TIME), Hsin-Yun Cheng (Meliora Global Scholar) "Subjectivity in Displacement: Asian American Art and Its Discontents, 1968-2017"


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