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Calendar of Events: Thursday Lecture Series

Spring 2014
Unless otherwise noted, all lectures begin at 12:15pm

All lectures are held in the Common Room on the second floor of the Heyman Center, which is located in the East Campus Residential Center of Columbia University. Lectures are free and lunch is provided.

Spring 2014 Theme: Materiality

February 20

"How Forests Think"
Eduardo Kohn
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, McGill University

February 27

"Decoding Roger Williams: Texts, Cryptography, and the Materiality of an Early American Mystery"
Linford Fisher
Assistant Professor of History, Brown University

March 6

"Hybrid Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities"
Nancy Langston
Professor of Environmental History, Michigan Tech

March 13

"When Materiality Intervenes: Towards a Trans-Disciplinary Epistemology of Disruption"
Bernhard Siegert
Gerd Bucerius Professor of History and Theory of Cultural Techniques, Bauhaus-University Weimar

March 14

Note: this lecture takes place on Friday at 4:00pm
"Property without Appropriation"

Eric Nelson
Professor of Government, Harvard University

March 27

"Time Diffractions, Virtuality, and Material Imaginings"
Karen Barad
Professor of Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

April 3

"Material Alliances"
Mel Y. Chen
Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, UC Berkeley

Accessibility: In order to make this event accessible to people with chemical sensitivity or chemical injury, we ask that attendees refrain from bringing scents (i.e. fragrance, essential oil, smoke) on their clothing or their person into the room. For further information about how you can honor this request, please read this guide by Peggy Munson, on How to be Fragrance Free.

April 10

"Teleology and Necessity in Aristotle's Account of the Natural and Moral Imperfections of Women"
Mariska Leunissen
Associate Professor of Philosophy, UNC Chapel Hill

April 17

"Victorian Anthropocene, 1834-1884"
Fredrik Albritton Jonsson
Assistant Professor of British History, University of Chicago

April 24

Note: New Date "Women, Material Culture, and the History of Post-Roman Britain"
Robin Fleming
Professor of History, Boston College




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