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November 3, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Global Challenges Discussion, Katz Lecture: Abderrahmane Sissako, 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

Lessons (Not) Learned From the Holocaust | “A Reply to Screamers”: How Americans Responded to the Holocaust 

November 10, 4:00 PM | Online

In most accounts, “the Holocaust” is told as a European story, but as this lecture suggests, it was also an American story. Focusing on the period from the 1920s to the 1960s, History Professor Susan A. Glen will explore how events and ideas in Europe both affected and were affected by developments in U.S. history.

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Round Table Discussion 2: What Documents Constrain, Narrate, or Liberate Subjecthood?

November 11, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Online

Join the Henry Art Museum for a discussion on documented processes that are prescribed and enforced by official and state methods and how they can limit, if not erase, who we are, and, in doing so, lend insight into how we render persons as subjects and as legible. Round table participants include Assistant Teaching Professor of Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Dan Paz, and Assistant Professor of Law, Societies, and Justice and American Ethnic Studies Dr. Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky.

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Katz Lecture: Abderrahmane Sissako, “In Conversation: African Worlds / World Films”

November 12, 12:00 PM | Online

Sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, Abderrahmane Sissako joins scholars of film and African Studies for a conversation on world cinema, post-colonialism, thinking ‘Africa’ beyond the confines of the continent, and in particular his 2014 film Timbuktu. The conversation will be in French and English.

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Global Month: A Conversation with Leela Fernandes

November 12, 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Online

Students and researchers are partnering across traditional boundaries to create a more equitable world. Join new Jackson School Director Leela Fernandes and Akhtar Badshah as they explore the essential role of area studies and international engagement in building a brighter future for all.

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Global Challenges Discussion

November 12, 6:00 – 7:30 PM PM | Online

Hosted by the Honors Program, Director of UW Honors Dr. Vicky Lawson will moderate a robust conversation between three UW teachers and thought leaders whose work interacts with this topic. Part-time Lecturer in the departments of Comparative History of Ideas and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Jeanette Bushnell, Professor of Public Health Clarence Spigner, and Research Associate Professor of Earth and Space Sciences Michelle Koutnik bring perspectives from glaciology, indigenous philosophy, public health, and so much more to the first online Global Challenges/Interdisciplinary Answers event.

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Jacob Dlamini: “Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park”

November 12, 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Online

Jacob Dlamini‘s Safari Nation opens new lines of inquiry in the study of national parks in Africa and the rest of the world. Safari Nation details the ways in which Black people devoted energies to conservation and to the park over the course of the twentieth century. In this book talk sponsored by the Department of History and the Jackson School of International Studies, the author will discuss how Safari Nation engages both with African historiography and with ongoing debates about the “land question,” democracy, and citizenship in South Africa.

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ONLINE: Jeremy Denk

November 13, 12:00 PM – November 20 11:59 PM | Online

Jeremy Denk — one of today’s most virtuosic and imaginative pianists, a MacArthur Fellow and Avery Fisher grantee, and a thoughtful and engaging writer about music and more — will delight Meany Center audiences with a performance that highlights and reflects on three leaders of the Romantic movement: Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. The program features Missy Mazzoli’s Bolts of Loving Thunder, composed in 2013 and inspired by what she calls the “romantic and stormy idea of Brahms.” 

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Book Talk: State Formation in China and Taiwan with Julia Strauss

November 13, 1:00 – 2:30 PM | Online

University of London Professor Julia Strauss will be giving a book talk sponsored by the Taiwan Studies Program of her newly published work, State Formation in China and Taiwan: Bureaucracy, Campaign, and Performance. This book is a comparative study of regime consolidation in the ‘revolutionary’ People’s Republic of China and the ‘conservative’ Republic of China (Taiwan) in the years following the communist victory against the nationalists on the Chinese mainland in 1949.

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KNKX presents: A Studio Session with the Marc Seales Group

November 14, 7:00 PM | Online

KNKX is proud to present this studio session with the Marc Seales Group, livestreamed from The Forum. Hosted by KNKX jazz ambassador Abe Beeson, the event kicks off with Abe and Marc in conversation, at which point Marc will be joined by bassist Steve Rodby, guitarist Jesse Seales, and drummer Alek Gayton for a long music set.

Marc Seales, Professor of Music in the Jazz Studies Program, is a noted pianist, composer, and leading figure in the Northwest jazz scene and has shared stages with many of the great players of the last two decades including Joe Henderson, Art Pepper, and Benny Carter, as well as the late Northwest saxophonist Don Lanphere, and saxophonist/trumpeter Floyd Standifer, whom he names as his mentors. Seales has won numerous Earshot Golden Ear Awards including Instrumentalist of the Year and Acoustic Jazz Group, and he was inducted into the Northwest Jazz Hall of Fame in 2009. The musicians he admires most—in addition to Lanphere and Standifer—are Herbie Hancock, Charlie Parker, John Lewis, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Wynton Kelly.

Steve Rodby (bass), Artist in Residence at the UW, is known for his long-time association with guitarist Pat Metheny, and he’s performed with other jazz greats like Lyle Mays, Eliane Elias, Michael Brecker, and Ramsey Lewis.

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