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January 20, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Meany On Screen: Kodō, The Wound Makes the Man: Trans Figuring Chicanx Masculinities, 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

Meany On Screen: Kodō

January 22 – 29 | Online

Japan’s legendary Kodō drummers return to Meany Center virtually with KODO: Legacy and The Art of Apprenticeship. Drumming troupe Kodō, whose name means ‘heartbeat’, are taiko masters, catapulting ancient Japanese culture squarely into the 21st century.

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History Lecture Series: Technology and Its Discontents

Speakers will examine the role technologies have played in society since the medieval period and trace the connections around the world to contemporary issues of social, economic, and political justice. This year, the talks will be broadcast online for viewers all over the world.

Upcoming events in the series:

  • January 26, 6:00 PM | From Caravans of Gold to Atomic Bombs: African Mining in World History
  • January 27, 6:00 PM | Photographic Power: Tales from the Philippines and the United States
  • February 3, 6:00 PM | Arming the Police and the ‘Social Source of Our Distresses’

The Wound Makes the Man: Trans Figuring Chicanx Masculinities

January 26, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Online

Drawing from his book, Brown Transfigurations: Rethinking Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Chicanx and Latinx Studies (2021), Francisco Galarte’s lecture, hosted by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, will focus on the figure of the Chicano/Latino FTM and the pervasive assumption that Chicano/Latino transmasculinities are invisible.

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A Land of Milk and Honey: Biblical Narratives in Modern Israel

January 27, 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Online

Ruth Tsoffar (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) will give an online talk, hosted by the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, exploring the sublime space of milk and honey in the Bible and the way it has been mythologized in Israeli discourse.

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Short Talks: Home

January 28, 6:30 PM | Online

In celebration of the five-year anniversary of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House, four Native American Huskies share their personal stories of what “home” means to them. Originally scheduled to take place in 2020, Short Talks welcomes our speakers to the digital stage this winter.

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Webinar: A conversation with students and faculty about Humanities First

January 28, 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Online

  • What can Homer’s Odyssey teach STEM students?
  • What new journeys can you take during a pandemic?
  • Are the Humanities in a time of crisis or innovation?

Join University of Washington humanities professors and first-year students as they examine these questions and more in real-time, drawing on experience from a compelling new course called Humanities First. Panelists include Brian Reed, Divisional Dean of the Humanities; Sarah Culpepper Stroup, Professor of Classics and Humanities First Program Director; Shawn Wong, Author and Professor of English and Cinema & Media Studies; three first-year students from Computer Science to Classics.

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ONLINE — Meklit: Live at Studio 124

January 29 – February 5 | Online

For this Meany On Screen performance — recorded live at Studio 124 in San Francisco — Meklit performs an intimate virtual concert featuring a solo performance of songs and stories, told via voice, guitar and the Ethiopian krar. 

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Sexually Speaking: An Evening with Dr. Ruth

February 1, 6:30 PM | Online

Dr. Ruth Westheimer may best be known for having pioneered talking about sex on radio and television, but that’s only a small part of her life. Born in Germany in 1928, Westheimer was sent to Switzerland at age 10 to escape the Holocaust, which wiped out her immediate family. At 17 she went to then Palestine where she joined the Israeli freedom fighters, trained to be a sniper, and was seriously wounded in a bomb blast. She later moved to Paris, then the U.S. Her work for Planned Parenthood led her to study human sexuality, which she now gives lectures on worldwide. She wrote 44 books, the latest of which are “Stay or Go” and “Roller Coaster Grandma.” 

This lecture will be moderated by Professor of Sociology, Dr. Pepper Schwartz.

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Looking for more?

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