University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Social Movements

Public Lecture by Prof. Michael Hardt
April 11, 2017

Humanities Week

April 17-23, 2017

Global South: A Colloquium

November 16-19, 2016

Amitav Ghosh

Distinguished Writer in Residence
April 24-30, 2017

Excavating Contemporary Capitalism

Public Lecture by Prof. Sandro Mezzadra
April 10, 2017

Post-Humanism in the Anthropocene

IHGC Mellon Symposium 
December 2, 2016

1% Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality

Photography Exhibit curated by Time Magazine photographer Myles Little
March - May 2017

News & Announcements

Thu Apr 27
4.30 - 6.00 p.m. | Harrison/Small Auditorium
A Conversation with Amitav Ghosh on The Great Derangement

A Conversation with Amitav Ghosh on The Great Derangement

Thu Apr 27


Harrison Small Auditorium
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

In this evening event, Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Amitav Ghosh will speak about his newest book, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (2016). This event will include a brief conversation between Ghosh and Professor Debjani Ganguly, Director of Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, a public Q&A, and a reception following the event.

Here's how Chicago UP describes the book: "Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book of nonfiction since In an Antique Land, Ghosh examines our inability—at the level of literature, history, and politics—to grasp the scale and violence of climate change."

Read more about The Great Derangment.

Fri Apr 28
10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Brooks Hall Commons
Workshop on the Historical Novel and Ethnographic Writing with Amitav Ghosh

Workshop on the Historical Novel and Ethnographic Writing with Amitav Ghosh

Fri Apr 28


A workshop on the historical novel and ethnographic writing with members of the Mellon Global South Lab and Department of Anthropology students and faculty.

Thu May 04
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm | Wilson 142
Davide Domenici Roundtable: "Material Indians, Early Modern Circulation of Ethnographica

Davide Domenici Roundtable: "Material Indians, Early Modern Circulation of Ethnographica

Thu May 04


Please join us on Thursday, May 4, from 2:30-4 pm in Wilson 142 for a roundtable discussion with Professor Davide Domenici (Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà/Department of History, Culture, and Civilization, University of Bologna).

 

As part of Professor Domenici's week-long visit to UVa, sponsored by the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures, we'll discuss "Material Indians: Early Modern Circulation of Ethnographica and the Construction of the Indies as a Global Category."

 

For more information, please contact professors Allison Bigelow and Ricardo Padrón.

Mon May 08
10:00 am - 3:00 pm | TBD
Workshop on Global Water (convened by Christian McMillen)

Workshop on Global Water (convened by Christian McMillen)

Mon May 08


Mellon Global South Initiative

Mellon Global South Initiative

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Virginia $3.47 million to launch a major humanities initiative dedicated to the study of the Global South. The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will match the grant, making the initial five-year investment to launch the initiative about $7 million.

Clay Endowments & Grants

Clay Endowments & Grants

The Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures (IHGC) invites proposals for funding from the Buckner W. Clay Endowment to support innovative work in the global humanities at the University of Virginia. The Endowment provides an ambitious basis of support for faculty and student research and teaching to be conducted under the auspices of the IHGC. Faculty and students from across all schools and disciplines at the university are welcome and encouraged to apply. 

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Bologna

Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory

The Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory is a new research entity jointly promoted by the University of Virginia, Duke University and the University of Bologna. It is conceived as an intellectual space for scholars coming from different research fields and geographical regions to work together on the redefinition of the humanities in a global age.

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Project Summary:  This project investigates the impact of the trade of silks from the Indian Ocean into the territories of the Ottoman Empire and specifically into Istanbul during the early modern period. Some South Asian silks brought to Istanbul were both novel and popular among Istanbulites, which in turn spurred local weavers to imitate them. In this way, both Ottoman artisans and...

Project Summary:  I am in the midst of working on a book on the development of clean water and sanitation for the developing world. As of now I am concentrating on two things: first, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade that ran from 1978 to 1990. The...

Project Summary:  My research examines the importance of what used to be known as 'English Coloured Books' to the conceptualization and visualization of the British Empire. A great many of these images were produced in the medium of aquatint, a tonal intaglio process that encouraged certain types of visual themes, historical narratives, and viewer responses. Three ambitious and...

Project Summary: Training a critical, historical lens on these issues, my current book project, Inventing Informality, traces how the bidonville––a term first coined in the 1920s to describe an area on the periphery of Casablanca distinguished by the rapid construction of unauthorized dwellings by recent rural migrants to the city––came to be understood...

Project Summary:  Located at the juncture of Italian Studies and ecocriticism, my project aims to explore a selection of texts (in an Italian landscape considered at once in its cultural and topological, semiotic and geographical dimensions), in which the boundaries between what is human and nonhuman, organic and inorganic become blurred and indistinct, and ultimately...