Monday, October 24th, 2016
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Storrs CampusUCHI (Homer Babbidge Library)
For more Information: http://dhmediastudies.uconn.edu/
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs CampusAustin, Building
Deva Woodly is giving a talk " The Pragmatism of Social Movement."
Abstract: We often think of Social Movements as ideal enterprises; activities undertaken by passionate idealists who eschew the corruption of the status quo for the purity of an imagined better world. While the passion and idealism of social movement participants is certainly real, I argue that if we look at movements through the theoretical lens of American pragmatism, we find that they are an utterly practical, functionally necessary, and immanently effective apart of democratic politics. Taking the contemporary example of the Movement for Black Lives, we will explore the pragmatic imagination, organization, articulation, and political participation of this country's ascendant 21st century movement.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Storrs CampusLaurel Hall 305
Don Seeman will present Coffee and the Moral Order: Ethiopian Jews and Pentecostals against Culture. Please see attached flyer for more information.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
OtherRoyal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland
International Conference: Brendan Kane is co-organizing a conference with David Edwards (University College, Cork): "Tudor Ireland and Renaissance Court Society: Audience and Discourse" at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland.
Friday, November 11th, 2016
09:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Storrs CampusOAK 408
Workshop Sponsored by the Humility and Conviction in Public Life Project of the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, University of ConnecticutâStorrs
Speakers include: Jane Mansbridge (Harvard), Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern), Maeve Cooke (University College Dublin), Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt), Mark Warren (University of British Columbia), Simone Chambers (UC Irvine), Aurelian Craiutu (Indiana), Michael Neblo (Ohio State), Regina Rini (NYU), and Michael MacKenzie (Pittsburgh). For more information http://humilityandconviction.uconn.edu/events-2/workshops/spring-2017-workshops/
Deva Woodly Date: 10/25. Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm. Location: Babbidge Library 4th floor room 4/209 meeting. The Pragmatism of Social Movements We often think of Social Movements as ideal enterprises; activities undertaken by passionate idealists who eschew the corruption of the status quo for the purity of an imagined better world. While the passion […][Read More]
Peter Zarrow 10/18 Babbidge Library, 4th Floor, Room 4/209 From Trotskyism to Proletarian Democracy: China, 1930s This paper explores the trajectory of the political thought of Chen Duxiu (1879-1942) through the 1930s. Chen’s ideas changed dramatically over his lifetime but a utopian vision of true democracy was central to his thought. He is best known […][Read More]
October 26: Dissertation Fellow Research Talk. Time: 4:00 pm Location: Babbidge Library 4th floor room 4/209 meeting Fabiana Viglione ‘Patterns of (Mis)Perception: Orientalism, Philhellenism and Italian National Identity in the Early 19th Century’[Read More]
October 19: Dissertation Fellow Research Talk. Time: 4:00 pm Location: Babbidge Library 4th floor room 4/209 meeting Melanie Meinzer ‘Contested Consciousness: Foreign Aid and Palestinian Education in the West Bank’[Read More]
Prof. Kenneth Gouwens (UConn History) writing about his research trip to the Folger Shakespeare LibraryIt’s always a rich opportunity to visit the Folger. At the peak of the August heat wave, I spent the two days in air-conditioned comfort working through rare books that I’d identified on an earlier trip as meriting more attention. Seated […][Read More]
UConn History Professor Micki McElya presents her new book, The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery at the UConn Barnes & Noble at Storrs Center on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Arlington National Cemetery is America’s most sacred shrine, a destination for four million visitors who each year tour its grounds and […][Read More]
Humility and vulnerability are no longer values that are rewarded in the political arena, and it’s up to individuals, and their relationships, to begin a sea change that could “trickle up” into political leadership. That was the message Tuesday evening as prominent political figures, journalists, educators, academics and nonprofit leaders came together for a public […][Read More]