Monday, December 5th, 2016
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Storrs CampusKonover Auditorium
What will be the future of interdisciplinary spaces in a Trump administration? Will they come under direct attack from federal authorities, and if so, how? How has the knowledge produced in such spaces prepared us for the political turn that we are now seeing? What kinds of solidarity can our students and faculty expect to find in this moment of danger? And what is our strategy going forward?
This panel brings together leaders and faculty of interdisciplinary units devoted to social justice at UConn to address these questions, and to engage the audience in dialogue.
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
A working group dedicated to matching research and the humanities with community outreach and engagement.
Monday, April 17th, 2017
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusKonover Auditorium
What is Equality?: Interrogating Economic Inequality, Past and Present.
A public panel sponsored by the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute Public Discourse Project and organized by Sarah Winter (UConn, English) and Elaine Hadley (UChicago, English).
Reception to follow.
Keller Easterling, Yale School of Architecture, author of Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space
Michele Elam, English, Stanford University, author of The Souls of Mixed Folk: Race, Politics, and Aesthetics in the New Millennium
Seth Koven, History, Rutgers University, author of The Match Girl and the Heiress.
This should be an exciting discussion on interdisciplinary methods for understanding and influencing public debates on economic inequality!
Lauren Barthold Date: 12/6 Babbdige Library 4th floor room 4/209 meeting Title: Giving Birth in the Public Square: Dialogue as a Maieutic Practice If we are living in a “post-fact” age, and if deliberation relies on facts, how are we to conceive of public discourse? Must one either futilely shout the facts louder and louder or […][Read More]
Since it started in September, I have been attending the Folger Institute’s Year-Long Dissertation Seminar: Researching the Archive. While attending the seminar once a month, I have spent time using the collections and beautiful reading room. The reading room experience is one of the best, including stained glass and tapestries, tea time in the afternoon, […][Read More]
Q1: I’m Leo Garofalo and I am associate professor of history at Connecticut College, and I teach Latin American history. My research is on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries for not only colonial Latin America, in particular the Andes, but also the African Diaspora, particularly how it touches Europe and how it connects Europe to […][Read More]
J. Asia Rowe (Ph.D. ’16, English) Hilary Bogert-Winkler (Ph.D. candidate, History) and J. Asia Rowe (Ph.D. ’16, English) are participating in the fall symposium, “Political Thought in Times Crisis, 1640-1660,” sponsored by the Folger Institute Center for the History of British Political Thought. This symposium will examine the British crisis of the mid-seventeenth century as […][Read More]
November 9, 2016 – UConn Today “The best lack all conviction,” William Butler Yeats noted, “while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” Rarely has the Irish poet’s famous warning against the perils of dogmatism seemed more apt. As a nation, we are so deeply divided that our disagreements extend past values, past even the […][Read More]