The Chinese Admiral Zheng He: Uses and Abuses of an Historical Figure - Presentation by Geoffrey Wade

11/20/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Geoffrey Wade discusses the celebrated fifteenth-century Chinese eunuch commander Zheng He, whose sea voyages extended through Southeast Asia to East Africa.

The Ancient Mediterranean - A talk by Andrew Gallia, History, University of Minnesota

11/19/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Andrew Gallia is a professor of History at the University of Minnesota, where he also teaches courses in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies.

Translating Poetry, Or, Versifying with an Accent - Presentation by Anatoly Liberman

11/15/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Anatoly Liberman is a Professor in the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch at the University of Minnesota. Professor Liberman has published widely across the spectrum of

From Physical to Digital - What Do Artists Do with Books? Thursdays at Four Presentation by Sarah Bodman

11/08/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Artists’ books have been around for centuries, but as digital technology has advanced so quickly recently, so have the ways in which artists produce works of art in, or based upon the bo

Sense of Place in Artist Books - A panel discussion with Sarah Bodman, Betty Bright, Jeff Rathermel, and Marianne Coombs

11/07/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

A Site & Incitement Symposium panel discussion on Sense of Place in Artist Books, with Sarah Bodman, a Research Fellow for Arti

Improper Names: Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous - Thursdays at Four Presentation by Marco Deseriis

11/01/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Marco Deseriis presents a brief genealogy and a theory of the improper name, the adoption of the same pseudonym by organized collectives, affinity groups and individual authors.

The World in the Year 1000 - Presentation by Valerie Hansen

10/23/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

In the year 1000, the non-Chinese Liao dynasty of the Kitan people ruled Beijing and much of the grasslands spanning Eurasia.

Factory Girl Literature: Sexuality, Violence and Representation in Industrializing Korea - A talk by Ruth Barraclough

10/22/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Factory Girl Literature: Sexuality, Violence and Representation in Industrializing Korea - Presentation by Ruth Barraclough.

Thought Experiments in the History of Musical Imagery - Presentation by Alan Davison

10/12/2012 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Recent studies in brain function, human cognition and gesture have confirmed what poets and artists have known all along; that images of music can evoke within us a sense of the sonorous

The Art and Ambivalence of Afropolitan Patriotism: Making Malian Music in Times of Celebration and Crisis - Thursdays at Four Presentation by Ryan Skinner

10/11/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Ryan Skinner considers the contested idea of the nation and the political society it qualifies in contemporary Mali, from the celebration of the country's fiftieth year of independence (

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