Humanities Week | April 2-7, 2018
Geoff Eley, University of Michigan
Monday February 19, 2017 | Newcomb Hall Gallery 4:00-5:30 pm
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 has matched the grant, making the initial five-year investment to launch the initiative about $7 million.
Amitav Ghosh | April 27, 2017
A Conversation on The Great Derangement:
Climate Change and the Unthinkable (2016)
WATCH THE LECTURE
Achille Mbembe Lecture | September 18, 2017
"Negative Messianism in the Age of Animism"
WATCH THE LECTURE
Rethinking the History of Modern Political Concepts
Race and Division of Labor in Global Western Empires, 1791-1888
Graduate Conference of the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures and
the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory (University of Virginia,
University of Bologna, Duke University)
Consortium of Humanities Centers & Institutes 2018 Annual Meeting | June 13-17, 2018
A conference on Humanities Informatics showcasing the power of the humanities
to address the urgent questions about the ‘human’ in our information age.
News & Announcements
Geoff Eley, "Fascism and Antifascism, 1920-2020"
Mon Feb 19
Geoff Eley is the Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He works on modern German and European History, nationalism, fascism, film and history, and historiography. His earliest works were Reshaping the German Right: Radical Nationalism and Political Change after Bismarck (1980, 1991) and The Peculiarities of German History (with David Blackbourn, 1980, 1984). More recent books include Forging Democracy: The History of the Left in Europe, 1850-2000 (2002), A Crooked Line: From Cultural History to the History of Society (2005), The Future of Class in History (with Keith Nield, 2007), and Nazism as Fascism: Violence, Ideology, and the Ground of Consent in Germany, 1930-1945 (2013). Eley's edited or co-edited books include The Goldhagen Effect: History, Memory, Nazism (2000), Citizenship and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Germany (with Jan Palmowski, 2007), German Colonialism in a Global Age (2014), and German Modernities from Wilhelm to Weimar: A Contest of Futures (2016). He is currently writing a general history of Europe in the twentieth century.
Bologna Academy Graduate Conference, "Race and Division of Labor in Global Western Empires, 1791-1888"
Fri Mar 16
Global Knowledges, Local Universities
Thu Mar 22
Sanctuary and Belonging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Flight, Refuge, and Community
Thu Apr 12
Mellon Fellows Symposium (with Charlotte Rogers, Christopher Krentz, William Hitchcock)
Fri Apr 20
Mellon Fellows Symposium
Friday April 20, 2018
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Charlotte Rogers, Assistant Professor of Spanish
"Savage Storms in Literature of the Americas"
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Christopher Krentz, Associate Professor of English (Joint appointment with the American Sign Language Program)
"Unexpected Kinship: Disability and Human Rights in the Literature of the Global South"
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
William Hitchcock, Professor of History
"Refugee Century: An International History"
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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
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.
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.