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Friday, February 15, 2019

Outsiders: The History of Refugees in an Enlarged Europe

Lecture | February 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Philipp Ther, Professor of Central European History, University of Vienna

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Refugees have permeated European history and the receiving states and societies have almost always profited from taking them in. This talk analyzes the major causes of mass flight and the oft traumatic journeys en route. Tracing the paths of the refugees, the narrative crosses the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, and so provides a wider vision of European history that includes the United States....   More >

The key legal concepts that engineers face in environmental site remediation

Lecture | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Morgan Gilhuly, Environmental attorney at Barg Coffin

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

There's the Rub: Making Art and Scholarship Bang: A Conversation between Xandra Ibarra and Juana María Rodríguez

Lecture | February 15 | 12-2 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Xandra Ibarra; Juana María Rodríguez

 Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Join us for a presentation of work by artist Xandra Ibarra and a dialogue between Ibarra and Professor Juana María Rodríguez about the nexus of art, performance and scholarship.

CANCELED Walter Hakala | Vernacular Literacy and the Urdu Public Text: Examples from Gujarat and the Deccan

Lecture | February 15 | 2-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room) | Canceled

 Walter Hakala, Associate Professor, Asian Studies Program, Department of English, University at Buffalo, SUNY

 Gregory Maxwell Bruce, Lecturer in Urdu, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Urdu Initiative

A talk by Walter Hakala, Associate Professor in the Asian Studies Program and Department of English at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and author of Negotiating Languages: Urdu, Hindi, and the Definition of Modern South Asia, published by Columbia University Press.

Can Social Media Be Used As a Teaching Tool?: A Conversation With Pierre Lévy on Twitter

Lecture | February 15 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Ana Elisa S. C. S. Ferreira, Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Language Center

 Berkeley Language Center

In Spring 2018, Ana Elisa S. C. S. Ferreira coordinated a project called #askplevy at Instituto Federal Campus Cubatão (Brazil). During 3 months, professors, students, and staff used Twitter to post questions about education and technology to professor and author Pierre Lévy.

Mapping Race, Gendering Place: African American Roots Tourism in Bahia, Brazil

Lecture | February 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Patricia Pinho

 Center for Latin American Studies

This talk will examine the major intersecting tropes that inform African American roots tourism in Brazil and demonstrate how the gendering of space, place, and time are tied to the geopolitics of the black diaspora.

Patricia de Santana Pinho is Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at UC Santa Cruz

(Mapping Diaspora: African American Roots Tourism in Brazil. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018.)