UW News

March 31, 2022

ArtSci Roundup: Perspectives on Cosmopolitan Istanbul in the Hit Netflix Series, “The Club”, School of Art + Art History + Design Graduation Exhibitions, and More

Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week!

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

School of Art + Art History + Design Graduation Exhibitions

Ongoing| Jacob Lawrence Art Gallery

Join the School of Art + Art History + Design for a series of graduation exhibitions for students receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art.
  • Graduation Exhibition 1: April 6 – 16
  • Graduation Exhibition 2: April 20 – 30
  • Graduation Exhibition 3: May 4 – 14
  • Honors Graduation Exhibition 1: May 18 – 21
  • Honors Graduation Exhibition 2: May 25 – 28

Free for UW students, faculty & staff | More info

Disputatiousness and Unruly Affective Economies: From the Greeks to Chinua Achebe


April 6, 6:00 – 7:00 PM |  Kane Hall 210

What is the place of disputatiousness in the history of tragic form and how might it help us to further understand tragedy from the Greeks to African literature? The Greeks give us great examples of disputatiousness: Oedipus vs. Tiresias, Clytemnestra vs. Agamemnon, Medea vs. Jason, Antigone vs. Creon. These disagreements were in response to dramatic historical changes that masked themselves as personal differences. This lecture by Ato Quayson, sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, will offer a theory of African and postcolonial tragedy, drawing on historical disputatiousness and its relationship to fraught individual affective economies. Examples will be drawn from different literary traditions and cultures but will specifically focus on the rural novels of Chinua Achebe (Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God). 

Free | Register & more info

‘Everybody Hates Russia:’ On the Uses of Conspiracy Theory Under Putin

April 7, 6:00 PM | Kane Hall 225

Eliot Borenstein, a Professor of Russian & Slavic Studies and Senior Academic Convenor for the Global Network at New York University, will give this lecture on paranoia in fiction and pop culture in contemporary Russia as a part of the Ellison Center’s 2021-22 Lecture Series Scheming and Subversion: Conspiracy in Post-Soviet Space.” This series presents new research on the role that conspiracy theories, propaganda, and disinformation play in Russia and other post-Soviet states.

Free | RSVP & more info

Book Talk: The Landscape of Historical Memory w/ Dr. Kirk Denton

April 7, 5:00 PM | Husky Union Building 337 and online

Please join the Taiwan Studies Program for Professor Kirk A. Denton’s book talk on the political narratives that surround Taiwan’s museums. The Landscape of Historical Memory explores the place of museums and memorial culture in the contestation over historical memory in post–martial law Taiwan. The book is particularly oriented toward the role of politics—especially political parties—in the establishment, administration, architectural design, and historical narratives of museums.

Perspectives on Cosmopolitan Istanbul in the Hit Netflix Series, “The Club”

April 10, 10:00 – 11:30 AM | Online

In this virtual panel for the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, scholars Reşat Kasaba (University of Washington), Christine Philliou (UC Berkeley), and Aron Rodrigue (Stanford University) will discuss the historical context and contemporary significance of the hit Turkish Netflix series, “Kulüp” (“The Club”). A recorded interview with “Kulüp” writer Rana Denizer conducted by Melike Yücel-Koç (University of Washington) will also be screened at the event.

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