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Fall 2023 Calendar of Events

All events are 4:30-6:00 pm in Humanities Rm 1008 unless otherwise noted. Dates and times of HISB events are subject to change. Please continue to check our website for updates and detailed event information, registration for specific Zoom events, and  how to log in.

Date
Event
September 12
Faculty book lecture by Zebulon Vance Miletsky/AFS - Before Busing: A History of Boston’s Long Black Freedom Struggle. Jennifer L. Anderson/HIS, Respondent.
September 20 Artist Shimon Attie gallery lecture on her show, "Shimon Attie: The View from Below". Sponsored by the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Pollock-Krasner House and HISB. At the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, 4:00-5:30 PM.
September 27 HISB Faculty Fellowship lecture by Joseph M. Pierce/HLL - “Speculative Relations: Indigenous Worlding Across the Hemispheric Americas”.
September 28 Sir Run Run Shaw lecture by Alexis Pauline Gumbs - “Blubber and Light: Decolonial Black Feminist Breathing”. Co-sponsored by the Center for Changing Systems of Power and HISB.
October 4
HISB Faculty Fellowship lecture by Michael Tondre/EGL - "The Invention of Oil: Imperial Science, Literary Form, and the Birth of Carbon Modernity". 
October 5
Faculty book lecture by Stephanie Kelton/Professor of Economics and Public Policy - The Deficit Myth.
October 11 A Conversation with Angela Biancofiore, University of Montpellier - “Exploring Pedagogies of Transition in the Light of an Ecological Ethic of Care: A Five-branch Path”. Part of the "Pressing Matters" lecture series.
October 17 A Conversation with film director Elia Moutamid -"Migration and Cinema". Sponsored by the D’Amato Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, Africana Studies, English, and HISB, 1:00-2:30pm.
October 17 Film screening of Maka (2023) with film director Elia Moutamid & writer Simone Brioni/EGL. Sponsored by the D’Amato Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, Africana Studies, English, and HISB, 5:30pm.
October 19
Book lecture by Katherine E. Sugg - Apocalypse and Heroism in Popular Culture: Allegories of White Masculinity in Crisis. Eva Cherniavsky/University of Washington, respondent.
October 20
Symposium on Neoliberal Capitalism and the Aesthetics of Self-Destruction, 10:00am-4:00pm.
October 23 Lecture by Adrienne Munich/EGL Emeritus, Margaret Homans/Yale University and Joanna Marschner/ senior curator at the British Royal Palace, on their new Oxford University Press edition of Queen Victoria's Scotland travel diaries - "Queen Victoria and Prince Albert Invent Their Highlands. . .and Ours". Co-sponsored by EGL and HISB, 4:00-6:00pm.
October 24 Lecture by Frank Gerits, Utrecht University - "The Ideological Scramble for Africa: How the Pursuit of Anticolonial Modernity Shaped a Postcolonial Order, 1945-1966". Sponsored by History, Africana Studies, Institute for Globalization Studies, and HISB.
October 25
Panel discussion - Academic Freedom at Risk: The  New College of Florida. Co-sponsored by Department of Africana Studies Department, History Department, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and HISB.
November 1
A Zoom Conversation with Thy Phu, University of Toronto -- “The Camera and the Afterlives of American Wars”. In this presentation, Phu discusses how photography “wages, experiences, and resolves” the violence of war and military occupation. Part of the "Pressing Matters" lecture series, 2:30-3:50pm. Zoom registration required. Registration deadline October 31. Please click here to register.
November 2 POSTPONED: Panel discussion - Ungendering Fashion: Discussions on the Intersection of Identity, Fashion, and Queer Community. Sponsored by WGSS & HISB. In-person and via Zoom. Zoom registration required for Zoom participantion.
November 8 A Zoom Conversation with J. Logan Smilges, University of British Columbia on his book, Crip Negativity. Co-sponsored by Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, 3:00pm-4:30PM EST. Zoom registration required. Registration deadline November 7.  Please click here to register.
November 8 HISB Faculty Fellowship lecture by Eric Lewis Beverley/HIS - "Making Urban Property: Land Regimes, Capitalism, and Global Connections in Hyderabad City".
November 14 Faculty book lecture by Katherine D. Johnston/EGL & PWR -- "Profiles and Plotlines: Data Surveillance in Twenty-first Century Literature". Toby Miller/Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa, Respondent. In-person and via Zoom. Registration required for Zoom participation. Registration deadline November 13. Please click here to register.
November 29
Conversation with Catherine Chaput/Fordham University - “Racial capitalism has no contingency: rhetoric, Black Studies, and political economic change”. How do capitalism and anti-Blackness work in tandem to restrain changemakers? Part of the Pressing Matters" lecture series, 10:00-11:30am. Click here to read the article.
November 30 A conversation with writer Ubah Cristina Ali Farah on the recent translation of her book, Commander of the River. Sponsored by the D’Amato Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, Africana Studies, English, and HISB, 1:00-2:30pm in Wang East Hall (Chapel) in the Wang Center.
November 30 Film screening of Beyond the Frame (2023) with film director Simone Brioni/EGL and protaganist Ubah Cristina Ali Farah. Sponsored by the D’Amato Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, Africana Studies, English, and HISB, 5:30pm, in 1006 Humanities.