UW News

September 22, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Community and Solidarity on the Frontlines, Election 2020, and More

During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online. 

Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT

Community and Solidarity on the Frontlines: A Case Study of Seattle, WA

September 30, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Online via Zoom and YouTube

This year has presented extraordinary challenges and possibilities, from a pandemic to a mass movement against anti-Black racism and police violence. In order to move forward, each of us must have the skills to build solidarity and community with others without dismissing our important differences. The city of Seattle provides a unique opportunity to examine how these ideas are playing out in the current moment. Given these tensions, how can people of all faiths and none in Seattle collaborate on our most pressing challenges—from Covid-19 to racial justice? And can these lessons be applied to other cities and regions across America? This panel will be moderated by Dr. James Wellman, Professor and Chair of the Comparative Religion Program at the Jackson School of International Studies.

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Election 2020: A Turning Point? Session 1: Hot Topics – Climate Change & China Relations

October 1, 6:00 PM | Online

Never before in recent memory has a presidential election been so crucial for what direction the country will take. This lecture series will cover the campaign, the issues at stake, and the implications for how the government will function in the upcoming years. Join us for part one of this three-part series, presented by political science Professor Aseem Prakash and associate professor Susan Whiting.

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In God’s Shadow: The Ottoman Empire and the Making of the Modern World

October 5, 7:30 – 9:00 PM | Online

Don’t miss this game-changing presentation that radically reshapes our understanding of the importance of Selim’s Ottoman Empire in the history of the modern world. Alan Mikhail joins us via livestream, in conversation with Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies history and politics professor Reşat Kasaba, to share insight from his book God’s Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World.

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Eyes on the Collection: The Complexity of Landscape

View at your leisure | Online

Recently, most likely due to feeling slightly cut off from the outside world, Sage Lakota Gray, Henry Art Gallery Collections Assistant and curator of the “The Complexity of Landscape” has been thinking about landscapes quite a lot. The curated online exhibit considers how landscapes are often viewed as a clear-cut mimetic representation of nature, while often overlooking its larger relationship to humanity: from how we often desire to capture a sliver of the outside and hang it on our walls, to how we seek to mediate the representation of land, or how we to transform the land itself. The works in this online presentation are drawn from the Henry Collection.

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery Journal: MONDAY

View at your leisure | Online

MONDAY presents experiments in arts writing that invite readers to imagine future forms of criticism. The contributing writers have in common a playful approach to their writing. Their subjects extend beyond fine arts to include performance, style, manifestos — all manner of cultural expression. Published by the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the School of Art + Art History + Design, MONDAY seeks to be both accessible and rigorous, and above all to remind us that our approach to cultural criticism can be as heterogeneous as the themes it addresses. 

Seattle Opera at Home

View at your leisure | Online

The stage may be dark, but the Seattle Opera is working on lots of different ways to make the beloved art form accessible from home. From video playlists of past favorites to family-friendly Opera Time sessions, new podcasts, streaming Opera Talks, and more, Seattle Opera will continue to work hard to bring opera to you, wherever you are.


Looking for more?

Check out UWAA’s Stronger Together web page for more digital engagement opportunities.