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Professor Michael D. Kennedy will lecture on three different approaches to the scope of imagination, principles of design, and visions of consequence in the articulation of transformative knowledge cultures.
Stefan Schlüter is undertaking a two-week speaking tour of 11 cities in the southeastern and midwestern regions of the United States. The goal of this project is to engage communities in smaller U.S. cities to examine German-Jewish themes, to openly discuss Germany today in the context of its history, and to provide opportunities to learn about contemporary Germany.
Beth D. Benedix, professor of world literature, religious studies, and community engagement at DePauw University, is the author of Ghost Writer: A Story About Telling a Holocaust Story.
Kick off your Halloween festivities with some treats at the International and Area Studies Library most spooktacular event of the season! Grab some free candy, sit back and learn about manga horror master Junji Ito with a special guest lecture by Billy Tringali, browse horror comics, and enter our costume contest!
The Research Spotlight Series explores the research process of scholars across disciplines by highlighting their scholarly works. Dr. Antoinette Burton, professor in the Department of History, will talk about her research process in writing her latest book, "An ABC of Queen Victoria's Empire: Or a Primer of Conquest, Dissent and Disruption."
The Slavic Reference Service will host Yukhym Melamed, an expert on Ukrainian archives to discuss research and access. This event is intended to assist scholars of Ukrainian and Jewish studies in navigating research in these archives.
We are delighted that we will be welcoming His Excellency David O’Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, back to the University of Illinois campus to deliver our annual “State of the European Union” address.
Globalizing Knowledge Series: Global and History Presented by Carol Symes, Dede Fairchild Ruggles, James Brennan, Roderick Wilson
Achieving food security continues to be a daunting challenge for the African continent. But, while the challenge is enormous, so are the opportunities. With the right investments, strategies, policies, and the launch of programs and initiatives that take into consideration Africa’s smallholder farmer’s knowledge and wisdom while incorporating recent science-based and other
Mattias Frihammar, Lars Kaijser and Maja Lagerqvist, all from Stockholm University, are currently developing a research project on so-called “invasive species.” When there are no so-called natural enemies in the new environment, invasive species can massively expand. For their example they are working on the flower, lupine, which is regarded as invasive.
This presentation will discuss the different ways that the public aquariums engage the visitors in this effort. Dr. Lars Kaijser of Stockholm University will argue for an understanding of their engagement through the concepts of banal sustainability and domestication. He will also discuss how this encompasses an aesthetization of the problems of plastic waste.
Avital Livny is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Illinois and her talk is entitled Historical Diversity Predicts Contemporary Tolerance: The Cultural Legacy of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey.
Globalizing Knowledge Series: Global Knowledge and Governance Presented by Zsuzsa Gille, Colleen Murphy, Timothy E. Wedig, Brian Dill
Professor Ophelia Eglene will speak on EU food regulations.
HGMS faculty seminar will be given by Jean-Philippe Mathy.