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

Global South: Concept & Practice


Fall 2018 Events

Wednesday October 10, 2018 

Marlene Daut (Associate Professor, AAS/American Studies) Lecture, “La Gazette Royale d’Hayti: A Digital Journey Through Haiti’s Print Culture”  
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Wilson Hall 142

Tuesday October 23, 2018

Workshop: "Qhapaq Ñan: An Ancient Key to Connect the Andean region?"
Presented by Peru-based researchers of DH Project, Glosas Croniquenses, a database of Indigenous-Spanish Language contact in Colonial Peru
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Wilson Hall 117

Friday November 2, 2018

Mellon Fellows Symposium
Jarret Zigon (William & Linda Porterfield Chair in Bioethics and Professor of Anthropology), "Moral-Political Subjectivity in the Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic"
Aynne Kokas (Assistant Professor, Dept of Media Studies), "Border Patrol on the Digital Frontier: China, US and the Global Battle for Data Security"
10:30 am - 12:30 pm (followed by lunch) | Wilson Hall 142

Friday November 2, 2018

Public Lecture by Dr. Leila Neti, Department of English, Occidental College
“Global Fictions of History: Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone and the Kohinoor Diamond.”
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Wilson Hall 142

Friday November 16, 2018

Public Lecture by Professor Jerome McGann, Department of English, University of Virginia,
“Colonial Exceptionalism and the Roots of the American Condition”
10:30 am - 12:00 pm | Wilson Hall 142

Spring 2018 Events


Epistemologies of Militarization in the Global South after 2010
A workshop with Renee Michelle Ragin (Duke) and Giulia Ricco (Duke)
February 15, 2018 | Wilson Hall 142 | 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Mellon Fellows Symposium
Nizar Hermes, Christina Mobley, Murad Idris
February 16, 2018 | Wilson Hall 142 | 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

"Psychoanalysis in El Barrio": Film and Lecture by Dr. Patricia Gherovici
February 16, 2018 | Wilson Hall 142 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

PhD Proposal Workshop with Lab Graduate Fellow, Mary Collier Wilks
February 20, 2018 | Wilson Hall 142

“Race and Division of Labor in Global Western Empires: 1791-1888”
Graduate conference hosted on behalf of the Bologna Academy

March 16-18, 2018

"Global Universities, Local Knowledges" Conference (co-hosted with Global Studies
March 22-23, 2018

Workshop on Overflowing Histories with Ali Wick and Fahad Bishara (convened by Murad Idris)
March 30, 2018

Enduring Questions, New Methods: Haitian Studies in the 21st-Century (convened by Kaiama Glover, Marlene Daut and Christina Mobley)
April 12-13, 2018

AbdouMaliq Simone Workshop
April 16, 2018 | Wilson Hall 142 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

AbdouMaliq Simone, James A.D. Cox Distinguished Lecture
April 16, 2018 | Campbell Hall 153 | 5:00 pm

Mellon Fellows Symposium
Charlotte Rogers, Christopher Krentz, William Hitchcock
April 20, 2018 | Wilson Hall 142 | 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

"The Culture of Climate Change," Public Lecture by Amitav Ghosh
April 23, 2018

"Global South: Theories, Narratives, Spaces and Technologies" Workshop, Bologna Academy
July 2, 2018


Fall 2017 Events


Remapping the Urban (Workshop convened by Sheila Crane)
October 20, 2017 | Wilson Hall 142 | 1:00 pm
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Cities of the Global South Colloquium
November 1, 2017 | Wilson Hall 142 | 3:30 pm
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Poulomi Saha (English, UC Berkeley), "Dropped Stitches: Fabrics of Life & the Gendered Production of Postcolonial Bangladesh
November 3, 2017 | Wilson Hall 142 | 3:00 pm
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Sarah Nuttall, "The Planetary and the Posthuman: Perspectives from African Theory, Fiction and Art"
November 6, 2017 | Bryan Hall Faculty Lounge | 5:00 pm

Global South Soccer (Workshop convened by Christina Mobley)
November 13, 2017 | Wilson Hall 142

The Global South Soccer Politics workshop will bring together scholars from all over the Global South and all levels of the academy - undergraduate, post-graduate, junior and senior faculty. Participants will workshop pre-circulated chapter drafts on subjects ranging from women's soccer in Latin American, race and football in South Africa, to European and American soccer history. The workshop will take place in the context of the Global South Humanities Lab senior capstone seminar HIAF 4511.

The invited professors  are Laurent Dubois (Duke), Brenda Elsey (Hofstra), and Gustav Ventor (Stellenbosch, South Africa).


Isabel Hofmeyr, "Indian Ocean Worlds"
November 16, 2017 | Wilson Hall 142