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Humanities Project Events

  • March 2018

    Mon, March 26, 2018
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Sage Art Center (School of Live Culture Lab)

    Environmental Strategies for Denatured Earthlings

    Aaron Jones is a Detroit-based scifi architect, illustrator, and fabricator, producing experimental theaters, pop-up structures, comic books, and critical writing in collaboration with leading creative professionals and organizations around the world. He is cofounder of Detroit's Talking Dolls Studio and is currently Assistant Professor at Lawrence Technological University.

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  • Tue, March 27, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Humanities Center lounge

    Victorian Reading Group

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  • Wed, March 28, 2018
    Gowen Room, Wilson Commons

    Marginal Spaces: Photography and the Urban Overlooked

    March 20–– March 30
    Exhibition of large format photographic prints by Steven Seidenberg at Hartnett Gallery

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  • Thu, March 29, 2018
    Rush Rhees Library

    “Social Life of Guns”: Research Symposium

    This event is free and open to the public.

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  • April 2018

    Tue, April 24, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Humanities Center lounge

    Victorian Reading Group

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  • Thu, April 26, 2018
    5:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Humanities Center Conference Room D

    UBIQUITY: Photography’s Multitudes

    According to Ariella Azoulay , we “live in an era in which it is difficult to conceive of even a single human activity that does not use photography, or at least provide an opportunity for it to be deployed in the past, present, or future.” Azoulay is far from alone in this assessment. Since its introduction in the nineteenth century, critics, historians, and theorists of photography from Baudelaire and Benjamin to Susan Sontag and Christopher Pinney have identified the photographic image with a pervasive conquest of the world, due to the medium’s ever-increasing speed of production, dissemination, and reuse. Both an unavoidable aspect of contemporary life and a topic of increasing importance to the study and practice of photography, the ubiquity of the image presents an essential if also unwieldy issue that warrants critical and historical investigation. How do theories and attendant anxieties around the ubiquity of the image—with us since photography’s beginning, to be sure—manifest in social and technical practice, as well as in representation and critique? In a larger frame, how does the once theological notion of ubiquity—whether of images, or of forms of production, consumption, and computation—betray or reveal a photographic logic, particularly a logic founded on the accumulation of capital in the modern and contemporary eras?

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  • Fri, April 27, 2018
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    VISTA Collaboratory, Carlson Library (first floor)

    Beaver Diasporas: Thinking with Lewis Henry Morgan

    Laura Ogden, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Dartmouth College
    Christy Gast, Video Artist and Sculptor

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  • June 2018

    Mon, June 11, 2018
    12:00 AM
    Various locations

    Domitor Conference & Graduate Workshop

    “Provenance and Early Cinema: the 15th International Domitor Conference” (13-16 June)
    “The Nitrate Touch: A Graduate Workshop” (11-12 June, 2018)
    Domitor, George Eastman Museum, and the University of Rochester

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