Upcoming Events

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 1:30pm
Friedl 225
The term "monster" is an unstable and often contradictory category. What do people mean when they use the word in everyday life? This talk explores beings referred to, by themselves or others, as a "monster," in a range of contemporary American contexts from obese bodies on reality TV to occult... Read More »
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:30pm
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
The world faces numerous urgent issues that demand solutions. These include war, financial crisis, global warming, environmental degradation, poverty, and social inequality. The UNESCO calls upon cities around the world to make "culture" and "creativity" a driving force to confront these challenges... Read More »
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 4:30pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
The connection between infrastructure and anxiety about the movement of people has a long history in Africa, from the segregating imperatives built into early colonial urban planning to the "slum clearance" initiatives of the more recent past. This collaborative research project invites a sustained... Read More »
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 4:30pm
Friedl 225
Professor Maartje van Gelder of the History Department at the University of Amsterdam will present a lecture, "Rioting in Venice: The Arsenal Workers' Protest of 1569," which is part of a larger project to underscore that even Renaissance Venice, known for its stability and internal tranquility,... Read More »