The voices of our community
4/1The UConn Grief Project Zine Launch
The UConn Grief Project Zine LaunchThursday, April 1st, 202112:00 AM - 11:59 PMOthervirtual
The zine features UConn students’ responses to the challenges we have faced, both as individuals and as a community, over the past year. Submissions juried by UConn’s Art & Art History Club, Poetic Release, and UCCOx. Zine designed by Design Center and published by Counterproof Press. Copies available in the museum and online.
See the Zine here: https://benton.uconn.edu/thursdays-with-the-benton-the-uconn-grief-project/Contact Information: Benton@uconn.edu More
4/1Good Relations: Native Scholars And Artists On Climate Justice
Good Relations: Native Scholars And Artists On Climate JusticeThursday, April 1st, 202101:00 PM - 02:30 PMStorrs CampusOnline
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uconn-reads-native-scholars-and-artists-on-climate-justice-tickets-141199251763
4/1The Invention Of Race In The European Middle Ages
The Invention Of Race In The European Middle AgesThursday, April 1st, 202103:00 PM - 05:00 PMStorrs CampusWebEx
Her book, The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages, (Cambridge, 2018) argues that the medieval period was not a pre-political, pre-racial era. Religion then (and now) – as much as science, in later eras – was selectively deployed to identify differences among humans that were essentialized as absolute and fundamental, distributing positions and powers differentially to human groups in practices that we would today call acts of race. The book has won numerous prizes including the 2019 PROSE prize in Global History, the 2019 Robert W. Hamilton Grand Prize, the 2019 Academy of American Religion prize in Historical Studies, and the 2020 Otto Gründler Prize.
Geraldine Heng is Perceval Professor at the University of Texas in Austin, and Founder and Director of the Global Middle Ages Projects (G-MAP): http://www.globalmiddleages.org Heng co-edits the University of Pennsylvania Press’s new book series, RaceB4Race: Critical Studies of the Premodern, and Cambridge University Press’s 40-title Elements series on The Global Middle Ages. She is also the editor of a forthcoming volume in the Modern Language Association of America’s Options for Teaching series, entitled The Global Middle Ages. The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages (Cambridge, 2018) is Professor Heng’s second book. Her third book is England and the Jews: How Religion and Violence Created the First Racial State in the West (Cambridge, 2019). Her new title for Cambridge, The Global Middle Ages: An Introduction, will appear in 2021. Heng is currently researching and writing a fifth book, Early Globalities: The Interconnected World, 500-1500 CE.
Free copies of her book are available to UConn faculty, staff, and graduate students.
Contact Professor Fred Lee for book copies and/or WebEx links.
This event is sponsored by Indigeneity Race Ethnicity Politics/Political Science, Medieval Studies, and the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute.Contact Information: Fred Lee (email@example.com) More
4/5Un-Common Tongues, Endangered Languages: Italian Arbëresh And Greek Arvanitika," A Conversation With Michelangelo La Luna (University Of Rhode Island) And Peter Constantine (University Of CT)
MICHELANGELO LA LUNA (Harvard University and University of Calabria, http://Ph.Ds.) is Professor of Italian Language and Literature at the University of Rhode Island. His research activity focuses on Girolamo De Rada (1814-1903), the major Italian-Albanian poet of the Romantic period. Moreover, he wrote articles and books about Carmine Abate, Luigi Capuana, Dante Alighieri, Dacia Maraini, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. He belongs to the Arbëresh minority and writes poems in the Arbërisht dialect of Southern Italy.Contact Information: Andrea Celli, firstname.lastname@example.org More
4/7Islamic Institutions And Slaves’ Collective Action In 18th Century Spain
Islamic Institutions And Slaves’ Collective Action In 18th Century SpainWednesday, April 7th, 202112:15 PM - 01:15 PMStorrs CampusZoom
Department of Literatures, Cultures & Languages) will discuss, "Islamic Institutions and Slaves’ Collective Action in 18th Century Spain.”
The talk, on Zoom, is from 12:15-1:15 PM EST. All are welcome!
Here is the Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85124238323?pwd=WTByM2haK1l0eGdKYjBqN2xrWnM2QT09Contact Information: Victor Zatsepine email@example.com More
4/7Graduate Fellowships In The Humanities And Social Sciences
Graduate Fellowships In The Humanities And Social SciencesWednesday, April 7th, 202101:00 PM - 02:00 PMOtheronline
Registration is online, via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graduate-fellowships-in-the-humanities-and-social-sciences-tickets-133240085683
Organized by the UConn Humanities Institute, the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
4/7Fellow's Talk: Scott Wallace
Fellow's Talk: Scott WallaceWednesday, April 7th, 202104:00 PM - 05:15 PMOtheronline
Registration for this event is online, via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fellows-talk-scott-wallace-tickets-128520501279
This event is sponsored by the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute.
4/8Irish Travellers: The Nation State, A Marginalized Minority, And Climate Crisis
Irish Travellers: The Nation State, A Marginalized Minority, And Climate CrisisThursday, April 8th, 202104:00 PM - 05:30 PMOtheronline
"Irish Travellers: The Nation State, a Marginalized Minority, and Climate Crisis".
Part of the UConn Reads series, centering this year around The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable by Amitav Ghosh.
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uconn-reads-irish-travellers-tickets-138854061235
4/21Simon Burrows, "Enlightenment In Ledgers: Digitally Mapping The French Book Trade"
Simon Burrows, "Enlightenment In Ledgers: Digitally Mapping The French Book Trade"Wednesday, April 21st, 202106:30 PM - 08:00 PMOtheronline
Registration for this event is online, via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/133021299287
This event is sponsored by the Digital Humanities and Media Studies initiatuve at the UConn Humanities Institute
4/23ECOM Speaker Series: Emeritus Professor Peter Gardenfors
ECOM Speaker Series: Emeritus Professor Peter GardenforsFriday, April 23rd, 202112:00 PM - 01:30 PMStorrs CampusWebEx
The title of his talk is “Theory of Mind and the Evolution of Cognition”.
For event link please register here: https://ecomresearchgroup.com/prof-peter-gardenfors-talk/Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org More
4/23Hispanic/Latinx Antifascism And The Spanish Republican Cause In The United States, 1936-1977
Hispanic/Latinx Antifascism And The Spanish Republican Cause In The United States, 1936-1977Friday, April 23rd, 202112:00 PM - 01:15 PMStorrs CampusZoomPlease join us for an exciting UConn History Department event, “Hispanic/Latinx Antifascism and the Spanish Republican Cause in the United States, 1936-1977.”
The panel will meet on Friday, April 23rd from 12:00-1:15 PM EST. This talk will be on Zoom and will include panelists Dr. Ariel Mae Lambe (Assistant Professor of History at the University of Connecticut), Dr. Cristina Pérez Jiménez (Assistant Professor of English at Manhattan College), and Dr. Montse Feu (Associate Professor of Spanish at Sam Houston State University).
Dr. Chris Vials, Professor of English and Director of American Studies at the University of Connecticut, will serve as moderator and commentator. All are welcome.
For more information about the talk, contact the event's organizer, Dr. Ariel Mae Lambe (email@example.com).
Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Here is the link for registration:
https://tinyurl.com/LatinxAntifascismContact Information: Ariel Mae Lambe (firstname.lastname@example.org) More
4/26VICTR Presents: Eduardo Barrio
VICTR Presents: Eduardo BarrioMonday, April 26th, 202110:00 AM - 12:00 PMOtheronline
Abstract: Anti-exceptionalism about logic states that logical theories have no special epistemological status. Such theories are continuous with scientific theories. Contemporary anti-exceptionalists include data about semantic paradoxes as a part of the logical evidence. Exploring the Buenos Aires Plan, the recent development of the metainferential hierarchy of ST-logics shows that there are multiple options to deal with such paradoxes. There is a whole ST-based hierarchy, of which LP and ST themselves are only the first steps. The logics in this hierarchy are also options to analyze the inferential patterns allowed in a language that contains its own truth predicate. This talk explores these responses analyzing some reasons to go beyond the first steps. I will show that LP, ST, and the logics of the ST-hierarchy offer different diagnoses for the same evidence: the inferences and metainferences the agents endorse in the presence of the truth-predicate. But even if the data are not enough to adopt one of these logics, there are other elements to evaluate the revision of classical logic. How close should we be to classical logic? Which logic should be used during the revision? Should a logic be closed under its own rules? How could a logic obey the validities it contains? And mainly, which is the best explanation for the logical principles to deal with semantic paradoxes? I will argue that, if the answers to these questions are provided from an anti-exceptionalist perspective, ST-metainferential logics in general are the best available options.
You can register for this event at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIocu-prj4iGdY0NwHUWjPYWLvywnGfLeku
VICTR is sponsored by the Future of Truth Project at the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, the University of Alabama, and the University of Waikato
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