Reading Queer Death in Mexico’s Historical Present

A talk by Dr. Vincent Cervantes, Assistant Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cultures at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Hosted by Center for Ideas and Society, Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and Holstein Endowed Chair

Photo Credit: Herani Enríquez HacHe

2018-05-21T16:59:50+00:00 May 29, 2018|Tags: |

Discovering the Goths: Recently Discovered Narratives of Roman Wars

The UCR Departments of Comparative Literature and Language and History, with the support of the Center for Ideas and Society invite you to a lecture: “Discovering the Goths: Recently Discovered Narratives of Roman Wars” with Dr. David Potter, The Ronald J. Mellor Professor of Roman History, Department of History at UCLA.

Professor Potter has written numerous […]

2018-04-26T08:40:27+00:00 May 3, 2018|Tags: |

Summer of 2017 Natural Disaster Symposium

The Department of Sociology invites you to “Summer of 2017 Natural Disaster Symposium.”

Co-sponsorship:  Dean Milagros Pena, Blum Initiative for Global and Regional Poverty, Center for Ideas & Society, College of Engineering, Center for Environmental Research & Technology, Latin American Studies Program, and the Department of Sociology.

2018-05-02T10:57:37+00:00 May 3, 2018|Tags: |

Who is Indigenous Here?

The Rising Stakes of Recognition in Indonesia

Tania Murray Li, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Director, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies
University of Toronto

In Indonesia, as in other parts of Asia, the concept of indi­geneity forged in white settler colonies is an awkward fit: arguably, everyone is indigenous, or no one is indige­nous. Nevertheless, discourses of indigeneity have taken […]

2018-04-11T15:05:51+00:00 April 25, 2018|Tags: |

Healing the Earth

Through the annual “Healing the Earth” conferences, we focus on bridging communities and sharing discussion through faculty, professional and student panels, and research - in addition to sharing delicious, sustainable food.

2018-04-17T14:31:46+00:00 April 21, 2018|Tags: |

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Academic Publishing…

But Were Afraid to Ask

As part of the UC Humanities Research Plus Webinar series, you are invited to attend a live online broadcast of a talk by Susan Ferber, editor at Oxford University Press, on the current state of academic publishing

Join the webinar with this link:

Online attendees are encouraged to join the discussion, […]

2018-03-07T16:49:38+00:00 March 13, 2018|Tags: |

Lessons from Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Screening + Roundtable on “Human Error,” a film by Yoh Kawano

with Filmmaker Yoh Kawano, Fukushima Researcher Katsuya Hirano (UCLA), Setsu Shigematsu (UCR), Margherita Long (UCR)

Cosponsored by Media & Cultural Studies, Asian Studies, Comparative Literature, and School of Public Policy

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2018-02-28T11:59:44+00:00 March 12, 2018|Tags: |

New York City Party Culture, 1980-83

Conjuncture, Queers, Women

A talk by Tim Lawrence, Professor of Cultural Studies, University of East London

Time Lawrence is the author of Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983, and Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979, both published by Duke University Press.

Sponsored by Department of Media & Cultural […]

2017-04-07T14:11:50+00:00 April 25, 2017|Tags: |

Religious War and Religious Peace in Early Modern Europe

The UCR Departments of History and Religious Studies; The Institute for Research on World Systems; The Center for Ideas and Society Present “Religious War and Religious Peace in Early Modern Europe” with Professor Wayne TeBrake, Professor Emeritus, SUNY Purchase.

Prof. TeBrake will discuss his new study (Cambridge, 2017), which analyzes six clusters of increasingly destructive religious […]

2017-04-12T16:00:31+00:00 April 25, 2017|Tags: |

Music and Poetry

A Conference in Honor of Philip Brett (1937-2002)

Philip Brett, born in Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, in England, studied piano as a young boy.  Once in school, first as a choirboy at Southwell Minster Grammar School, in Nottinghamshire, and then at King’s College Cambridge, he excelled in music.  As a student at King’s, under the tutelage of Thurston […]

2017-04-05T09:22:24+00:00 April 11, 2017|Tags: |

Radical Indigenous Queer Feminism

An Artist Talk With Demian DinéYazhi´

Demian DinéYazhi´ (born 1983) is a Portland-based Diné transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht’ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water’s Edge) & Tódích’íí’nii (Bitter Water). His work is rooted in Radical Indigenous Queer Feminist ideology, landscape representation, memory, HIV/AIDS-related art & activism, gender, identity, & sexuality, Indigenous Survivance, & Decolonization. He […]

2017-02-14T09:24:32+00:00 March 9, 2017|Tags: |

The Invention of the Savage: Philosophy’s Colonial Histories

Thursday, March 2, 12:00 pm

Alberto Toscano is Reader in Critical Theory and Co-Director of the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Theory, Goldsmiths (London, UK). His books include: The Theatre of Production: Philosophy and Individuation Between Kant and Deleuze (2006), Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea (2010), and (with Jeff Kinkle) Cartographies of the Absolute (2015). He edited The Italian Difference: […]

2017-02-27T08:55:27+00:00 March 2, 2017|Tags: |

Racial Regimes of Ownership in the Settler Colony

Brenna Bhandar
Time: 3:30 PM

What distinguishes the emergence of a modern racial regime of ownership in settler colonies, and indeed those places where slavery was a core part of economic development? Bhandar draws on Cedric Robinson’s concept of the racial regime, along with the work of Stuart Hall, to examine the shared conceptual logics of racial […]

2017-02-27T08:47:40+00:00 March 1, 2017|Tags: |

Court and Culture in Merovingian Austrasia

The Departments of History, English, and the Center for Ideas and Society present a lecture by Professor Yitzhak Hen.

The barbarian kings, who took over rule in the western provinces of the Roman empire, sponsored scholarship and patronised learning and letters just as their Roman predecessors had done. Although these efforts were overshadowed by the burst […]

2017-02-10T14:20:32+00:00 February 22, 2017|Tags: |

A Site of Blessings, Dreams, and Wonders

The Egyptian Saint’s Shrine as Crucible of Christianization

The Departments of Religious Studies and History, in conjunction with the Center for Ideas and Society announce a lecture by David Frankfurter (Professor of Religion) and William Goodwin (Aurelio Chair in the Appreciation of Scripture).

This lecture focuses on the saint’s shrine in late antique Egypt as a site […]

2017-02-01T16:15:08+00:00 February 2, 2017|Tags: |