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November 12, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Rick Steves at UW Global Month, Beethoven Piano Trios, Lessons (Not) Learned from the Holocaust, 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

Livestream: Faculty Trio: Beethoven Piano Trios, Part III

November 16, 7:30 PM | Online via YouTube

Faculty colleagues Craig Sheppard, piano; Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello; and Rachel Lee Priday, violin, conclude their three-concert performance of the complete cycle of Beethoven piano trios. The performance, live-streamed from Meany Hall, will be followed by a brief question-and-answer session. 

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Lessons (Not) Learned from the Holocaust | From the Ottoman Empire to Auschwitz and Beyond: Is the Holocaust a “European” Event?

November 17, 4:00 PM | Online

Although usually understood as a “European” event, the Holocaust also resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of Jews born in the predominantly Muslim world of the Ottoman Empire (e. g., today’s Greece). Grappling with the particularities of their experiences compels us to expand the scope of the Holocaust into the Mediterranean world and to recognize the global factors in dialogue with Hitler’s empire, whether the eugenics movement in the United States or the Armenian genocide. Devin E. Naar, Associate Professor of History & International Studies, gives this lecture sponsored by the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.
Next in the series: 
  • In the Bloodlands: History and Memory of the Holocaust in the U.S.S.R.: November 24, 4:00 PM
  • Genocide in Myanmar: The Case Before the International Court of Justice: December 1, 4:00 PM
  • Concluding Roundtable Discussion: December 8, 4:00 PM

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Rick Steves at UW Global Month

November 18 and 19, 5:30 PM | Online

Celebrate UW Global Month with alum Rick Steves (BA, 1978) as he discusses the future and joy of travel on November 18 in a lively and thought-provoking global fireside chat hosted by the Department of History with Study Abroad Director Wolf Latsch. The next day, Steves will present Escape to Rome on November 19 with Trina Deines, Director Emeritus of the UW Rome Center. Both events are at 5:30 pm.



BENAROYA LECTURE | Fighting for Dignity: Migrant Lives at Israel’s Margins

November 19, 4:00 – 5:15 PM | Online

In this talk sponsored by the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, sociocultural anthropologist Sarah Willen of the University of Connecticut will reflect on nearly two decades of ethnographic engagement with global migrants who arrived in Israel from countries as varied as Ghana and the Philippines, Nigeria, Colombia, and Ukraine. Drawing on fieldwork in homes and in churches, medical offices, advocacy organizations, and public spaces, Willen’s talk will explore how global migrants in Tel Aviv struggle to craft meaningful, flourishing lives despite the exclusions and vulnerabilities they endure. Her work will challenge us to reconsider our understandings of global migration, human rights, Israel and the Middle East— and even dignity itself.

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Exhibition – Ilana Harris-Babou: The Long Con

November 19 – December 19 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery is pleased to present Ilana Harris-Babou: Long Con, premiering the artist’s most recent video work, Long Con. The new video skewers the wellness industry through stories about well-known fortune tellers and health gurus, such as the Honduran healer Alfredo Darrington Bowman, aka Dr. Sebi, and Youree Dell Harris, aka Psychic Readers Network spokeswoman Miss Cleo. Appointments are required to visit and masks must be worn.

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Re/frame: Still Motion

November 19, 12:00 – 1:00 PM and 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Online via Zoom

Usually, when we think about the movement we think about things that, well, move. But how do you show movement in a static image? What are some of the tricks, strategies, and traditions that artists have used, and continue to use, to portray subjects in motion? Join Ann Poulson, the Henry Art Gallery‘s Associate Curator of Collections, for an interactive online session to take a closer look at objects in the museum’s collection.

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Geographers in Practice

November 19, 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Online via Zoom

Join the Department of Geography community for our second annual event featuring three alumni sharing their experiences as geographers in practice! From inspiration to impact, these stories highlight their ongoing professional activities, public service, and activism. Featuring Anisa Jackson, Public Programs Curator for the Aspen Art Museum; Mamie Jallow, a Senior Architect, Domain, for T-Mobile; and Matt Manolides, GIS Manager for Google.

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