Calendar of Events

Spring 2010 (ARCHIVED)

Friday, February 12, 2010
Matthew Coolidge
(Center for Land Use Interpretation, Culver City, CA)
"Monuments of Disintegration"
Keynote for the Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
2:00 pm Curtin Hall 175
Co-sponsored by UWM College of Letters and Science
Friday, February 26, 2010
Jeffrey Wasserstrom (History, UC-Irvine)
"Shanghai and the History of the Future"
3:30 pm Curtin Hall 118
Co-sponsored by the UWM Department of History
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Antoinette Burton (History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
"'Every Secret Thing?' Racial Politics in Ansuyah R. Singh's Behold the Earth Mourns (1960)"
A Women's History Month event
Part of the Visiting Scholars Interdisciplinary Series: The Global Modern
2:00 pm Curtin 368
Co-sponsored by UWM Center for Women’s Studies, Department of History, Department of English, and the William F. Vilas Trust
Friday, March 12, 2010
What is the Place of Public Scholarship?
Cheryl Ajirotutu (Anthropology; Associate Director, Cultures and Communities Program), Jasmine Alinder (History; Co-coordinator, Public History), Gregory S. Jay (English; Director, Cultures and Communities Program), and Center deputy director Kate Kramer

3:30 pm Curtin Hall 118
Co-sponsored by UWM College of Letters and Science and Cultures and Communities Program

Friday, April 2, 2010
Barney Warf (Geography, University of Kansas)
"Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and Geographical Imaginations"
2:30 pm American Geographical Society Library
Third floor, east wing of UWM's Golda Meir Library
Co-sponsored by the UWM Department of Geography, Geographic Information Sciences Council, and American Geographical Society Library at UWM
Friday, April 9, 2010
Tara McPherson (Cinematic Arts, USC; Editor, VectorsJournal)
"Animating the Archive: Vectors and Other Experiments in Scholarly Publishing"
3:30 pm Curtin Hall 175
Co-sponsored by the UWM Department of English and Department of Film
Friday, April 16, 2010
C21 Annual Panel on Academic Publishing
With Center director Merry Wiesner-Hanks and Center editor John Blum
2:00 pm Curtin Hall 118

Spring 2010 Humanities Dissertator Presentations
Dissertators include Diana Belscamper, Daniel Brown, and Donte McFadden.
3:00 pm Curtin Hall 118
Thursday through Saturday, April 29 - May 1, 2010
A Center for 21st Century Studies international conference
Organized by Peter Y. Paik (French, Italian, and Comparative Literature) and Center director Merry Wiesner-Hanks (History)

Keynote by Michael A. Gillespie (Political Science, Duke)
Installation and Performance by Theaster Gates: "To Speculate Darkly: Theaster Gates and Dave the Potter"

With Morris Berman (Independent Scholar), Gerry Canavan (Fellow, Program in Literature, Duke), Eleanor Courtemanche (English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Kennan R. Ferguson (Political Science, UWM), Stephen Gardner (Philosophy, University of Tulsa), Donald D. Hester (Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison), Elaine Lewinnek (American Studies, California State University, Fullerton), Joel Magnuson (Economics, Portland Community College, Oregon), Mary Poovey (English, NYU), Steven Shaviro (English, Wayne State University), Genese Sodikoff (Anthropology, Rutgers), Michael Tratner (English, Bryn Mawr), Julianne Lutz Warren (Environmental Studies, NYU), and Richard Wolff (Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

Thursday, April 29
Milwaukee Art Museum
Chipstone Galleries and Lubar Auditorium
Welcomes and Performance by Theaster Gates
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 30
Curtin 175
Panels on The Economics of Debt and The Ecology of Debt
Keynote lecture by Michael A. Gillespie
12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 1
Hefter Conference Center
Panels on The Ethics of Debt, The Demons of Debt, and The Futures of Debt
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Complete conference program

All events are free and open to the public