Nov. 9-11 -- IHGC visiting scholars, Prof. Ken George and Kirin Narayan (with UVA's Asia Institute and Anthropology)
IHGC's Mellon Fellows in Art History, Douglas Fordham & Amanda Phillips, present. Small Library Auditorium in Harrison, 9:00AM-12:30PM
Professor Raffaele Laudani, Director of the UVA-Duke-Bologna Academy in Global Humanities and Critical Theory, in the U.S. to visit Duke and UVA, will be discussing this collaboration between the three universities, the program and its summer school, which has now matured into a year-round Academy in Global Humanities, as well as the various opportunities available. We encourage you to make every effort to attend on Friday, September 9, 10:30AM-12:00PM, in Nau Hall 342.
About Raffaele Laudani:
Raffaele Laudani is Director of the UVA-Duke-Bologna Academy in Global Humanities & Critical Theory, and Associate Professor in the Department of History and Human Cultures at the University of Bologna, where he teaches the History of Political Thought and Atlantic Studies. Prof. Laudani graduated in Political Science in 1998 at the University of Bologna and earned in 2003 a PhD in History of Political Thought and Political Institutions at the University of Turin and in Philosophy and History of Ideas at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis. His research focuses on the history of modern and contemporary political thought. He has published several volumes and essays on the Frankfurt School, globalization, disobedience, African-American abolitionism. He is the editor of the Italian edition of Herbert Marcuse's uncollected papers. At the moment he is studying the Atlantic dimension of modern political thought. He has participated and organized several international meetings and seminars and participated in numerous collective national research projects. He created and edits the book series "Marcusiana" (Manifestolibri). He is member of the editorial board of the journals Filosofia politica and Storicamente, among others. Since 2006, he is the director of the Bologna International Committee for the Cartography and Analysis of Contemporary World and of its website (www.cartografareilpresente.org). He was political columnist of the newspaper L'Alto Adige. He is a contributor for several cultural and political newspapers, such as Le Monde diplomatique and il manifesto. Among his recent works are: Politica come movimento. Il pensiero di Herbert Marcuse (Il Mulino, 2005); Disobbedienza (Il Mulino, 2011), Disobedience in Western Political Thought: A Genealogy (Cambridge University Press, 2013); Secrets Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort (Princeton University Press, 2013). https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/raffaele.laudani/cv-en
"Ice Cycles" - An Environmental Humanities Colloquium event meditating on the precarity of the Artic icescapes, with multimedia performance with NY-based dance troupe Time Lapse. Old Cabell, 8PM. [Sponsored by IHGC.]
Please mark your calendars! On May 4, New York-based dance troupe Time Lapse is coming to Charlottesville to perform "Ice Cycle" in the Old Cabell Auditorium at 8pm. This multimedia piece, with choreography by Jody Sperling and music by UVA Music Professor Matthew Burtner, meditates on the precarity of Arctic icescapes in an era of global climate change. Initial comments call this performance "astounding, gorgeous, heartbreaking, and necessary." "Ice Cycle" is a crucial example of the growing body of art that translates the abstract fact of climate change into sensory details and narratives that hold people's attention. We are fortunate to have the chance to see it performed live. The event is FREE and open to the public; you must reserve your ticket through the UVA Arts Box Office.
"Postcolonial Tragedy" - Public Lecture by Ato Quayson, Professor of English & Director, Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies, University of Toronto, Bryan Hall 229, 4:30-6:00PM
April 22nd, Friday, Faculty Lounge: 2.00pm-3.30pm: Graduate Workshop - "Spatial Concepts for Postcolonial Literary Inquiry" Contact Prof Jennifer Wicke to reserve space in grad workshop: email@example.com
BIO: Ato Quayson is Professor of English and inaugural Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto, where he has been since 2005. Prior to that he spent a decade on the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge, and was also Director of the Centre for African Studies and Fellow of Pembroke College. Professor Quayson's has published widely in postcolonialism and African studies, diaspora studies, disability studies, and urban studies among others. His two most recent books are Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism (Duke University Press, 2014) and The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
"Understanding the Recent Rise in Islamophobia” with Evelyn Alsultany (U of Michigan), 12-1:30PM, New Cabell 236
This talk is part of UVA's "Power, Violence and Inequality" seminars produced by Department of Politics Professors Denise Walsh and Nick Winter. More information on Evelyn Alsultany at http://lsa.umich.edu/ac/people/faculty/alsultan.html, and also http://evelynalsultany.com/. Professor Alsultany will also begiving a public lecture on Wednesday, April 20, 3:30-5pm, in Minor 125, entitled “Arabs and Muslims in the Media after 9/11: Patriotic Arab Americans, Oppressed Muslim Women, and Sympathetic Feelings.”
Reading by PAUL MULDOON, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet and Poetry Editor, The New Yorker Magazine. "Rising to the Rising: Poetry and Politics in Ireland," 4:30PM, Nau Hall 101
“Arabs and Muslims in the Media after 9/11: Patriotic Arab Americans, Oppressed Muslim Women, and Sympathetic Feelings” with Evelyn Alsultany (U of Michigan), 3:30-5pm, Minor 125
This talk is part of UVA's "Power, Violence and Inequality" seminars produced by Department of Politics Professors Denise Walsh and Nick Winter. More information on Evelyn Alsultany at http://lsa.umich.edu/ac/people/faculty/alsultan.html, and also http://evelynalsultany.com/. Professor Alsultany will also be giving a research talk as well on Wednesday, April 20, 12-1:30pm, in New Cabell 236, entitled "Understanding the Recent Rise in Islamophobia.”
"Pop-Up Maker's Day & Café." Celebrate student and community makers, thinkers, do-ers, and creators. Drop in and participate in a mini-workshop, grab a cup of coffee at the pop-up cafe, or make your mark on a fun community art project. 2:00-5:00PM, OpenGrounds, 1400 University Avenue
(** IHGC is a delighted key sponsor of this student-organized event, produced by OpenGrounds in collaboration with the Tom Tom Founders Festival.)