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1/25Encounters: Public Punishment, Race, and Remembrance
Encounters: Public Punishment, Race, and RemembranceSaturday, January 25th, 202010:00 AM - 12:00 PMOtherOld State House, Hartford
Old State House, 800 Main Street, Hartford, CT
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What does the history of punishment in Connecticut mean for us today? For twenty years, a reproduction stock and pillory have stood on the west side of Connecticut’s Old State House. Without any signage or description, myths and inaccurate information have grown up around them. But they have also spurred meaningful reflection on public punishment and its effects on individuals and communities. What, then, were stocks and pillories actually used for? Who was punished with such items? As historical artifacts, how do they affect passersby; and what unspoken messages do museums convey to people by displaying such devices with no explanation? Join us for a facilitation dialogue on the subjects of state punishment, the display of instruments of public humiliation, and the relationship between our museums and communities.Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org More
1/27Michael Robinson: "Tribes of the Imagination: How Scientists Created a Prehistory of Whiteness"
Michael Robinson: "Tribes of the Imagination: How Scientists Created a Prehistory of Whiteness"Monday, January 27th, 202004:00 PM - 05:30 PMStorrs CampusUCHI
Michael Robinson is a professor of history at Hillyer College, University of Hartford. He is the author of The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture (University of Chicago Press), winner of the 2008 Book Award for the History of Science in America and The Lost White Tribe: Explorers, Scientists, and the Theory that Changed a Continent (Oxford University Press), winner of the History of Science Society’s Davis Prize and finalist for the 2017 Connecticut Book Award. He is the host of the history of science and exploration podcast, Time To Eat the Dogs.Contact Information: Helen Rozwadowski, email@example.com More
1/29Humanities Fellow Research Talk: Emma Amador
Humanities Fellow Research Talk: Emma AmadorWednesday, January 29th, 202004:00 PM - 05:30 PMStorrs CampusHumanities Institute Seminar Room, Babbidge Library 4th FloorContact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org More
1/31Critical Looking: A Gallery Dialogue
Critical Looking: A Gallery DialogueFriday, January 31st, 202012:15 AM - 12:45 AMStorrs CampusThe William Benton Museum of Art
Friday, January 31,
Tap your powers of observation and
investigate a single work of art through
close looking and discussion with
Amanda Douberley, Assistant Curator/
The focus of this month's subject is a print in the Democracy of Print exhibition.
Develop your critical thinking skills by learning to look at objects in detail. This skill is useful in navigating everyday life, your job or studies.Contact Information: Benton Museum Visitor Services 486-4520 More
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