Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Lecture | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Matthew Specter, Institute of European Studies
International relations has recently enjoyed a historical turn, in which the intellectual biographies of major figures like E.H. Carr and Hans Morgenthau, as well as the origins of central concepts like internationalism and realism have been reconstructed. Figures from Henry Kissinger to Barack Obama have claimed the mantle of realist, but the figure who gave its most distinctive modern... More >
Lecture | February 27 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Neyran Turan, College of Environmental Design
In light of our current political crisis around climate change, what can architecture and design contribute toward a new planetary imaginary of our contemporary environment? If climate change is a crisis of imagination, as literary historian Amitav Ghosh states, or a profound mutation in our relation to the world, as put by Bruno Latour, can design imagination provide any insights in this dilemma... More >
Lecture | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Spatial data collection, analysis and visualization has changed dramatically in the last decade. We now have, for example, high spatial and temporal resolution imagery, integrated smart phones as data collectors, and cloud-based analytical platforms to work with. Collectively, these developments make up our 21st century mapping toolkit that is in increasing demand to address contemporary... More >
Lecture | February 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Rosalind Morris, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
A conversation with Rosalind Morris about her new book, The Returns of Fetishism: Charles de Brosses and the Afterlives of an Idea.
Lecture | February 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Seloua Luste-Boulbina, Researcher in the Department of Political and Social Change, Denis Diderot University
The colony operates with a double standard. Women are both largely excluded from schooling and supposed to be protected by their male fellow citizens. Everything then happens as if, according to the old despotic saying, colonial politics were benevolent toward them: they must be protected from their own. But how? And in what sense?
Magic Spells: A Research Workshop on Hebrew Amulets: With Magnes curators Shir Gal Kochavi, Zoe Lewin, and Francesco Spagnolo
Lecture | February 27 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way) | Canceled
Join Magnes curators in discovering the elaborate texts and imagery, magic formulas, and kabbalistic sources in Hebrew amulets.
Worn on ones person or placed in homes, Jewish amulets are used at moments of vulnerability and transition, like childbirth, marriage, or illness. They feature texts including biblical verses, Psalms, divine names, and invocations of powerful figures like angels, and... More >