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February 2018

Tinker Conference – Sujetos del latinoamericanismo: actores, redes y teorías

February 24 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A one-day event on current trends in the scholarly study of Latin American literature andculture. Participants will address different aspects of subject formation and the emergence of“subjects” within the field. Panels consider three dimensions of these topics: impersonality,ethics, and theory.

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Women Who Transformed Art in the West

February 24 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This program will examine the rise of accomplished western women artists during the 20th century who shaped the concept of modern art: e.g., Georgia O’Keeffe, Dorothea Lange, Ruth Asawa, Jay DeFeo, and Kara Walker. Building on this rich legacy, it will explore how the intergenerational roles of women have changed and influenced contemporary female artists active in today’s Western American-based art scene. This symposium will scrutinize the march for gender parity in the art world and the movement to increase…

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March 2018

Early Modern Intermediality International Conference

March 2 12:00 am

Organized by Fabio Barry (Stanford) and Evonne Levy (Toronto)Stanford University, 2-3 March 2018 This conference addresses the theme of “intermediality” in early modern art (c. 1400-1650). From the fifteenth century on, the diversification of media and growing dialectic between modalities of art making catalyzed the theorization of media. Successive themes included disegno vs. colore, the paragone, the bel composto, and others. Central to these theorizations was the role of disegno (“drawing”/”design”). By the mid-sixteenth century, Italian theorists upheld disegno as…

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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

March 8 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Bowes Art & Architecture Library (355 Roth Way, Room 201, on the Stanford campus) will host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on International Women’s Day to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship. The edit-a-thon will include tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, reference materials, and refreshments. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate, with a special welcome to transgender and cisgender women. Please note: because there is…

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Getting Played: Symposium on Equity

March 9 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

4th annual Getting Played Symposium with keynote by Patricia Velásquez, best known for her role as Anck Su Namun in “The Mummy” and “The Mummy Returns” but also an award-winning activist who founded Wayúu Taya Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and funding ways to improve conditions of Latin American indigenous groups. Panelists will also include: Caroline Heldman, Associate Professor of Politics at Occidental College, research director for the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media, and commentator…

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April 2018

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous April 2018

April 10 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The LASERs are a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. This event will present four artists, scientists, thinkers, inventors, and scholars who are working on paradigm shifts. The schedule also allows the audience to socialize and encourages people in the audience to briefly introduce their own work. Chaired by Piero Scaruffi. *Carrie Hott (Media Artist) on “Nets for the Unweighable: a Brief History of Nets”*Angele Christin (Stanford University)…

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Panel: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

April 12 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Moderator: Natalia Brizuela, Associate Professor, Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Film and Media, University of California, Berkeley Panelists: – Monica Mayer, Mexican artist, activist, and art critic– Joiri Minaya, Dominican-American artist– Peggy Phalen, Ann O’Day Maples Chair in the Arts and Professor of Theater & Performance Studies and English, Stanford University IMAGE: Fernando Velázquez (Uruguay, b. 1970), #302 from the series Mindscapes, 2014. Photographic print mounted on Plexiglas. Courtesy of the artist

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2018 Medicine & the Muse Symposium

April 18 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Medicine & the Muse Symposium features medical students highlighting their scholarly work in health humanities research through presentations and posters, as well as showcasing artistic talents through performances of song, dance, music, poetry, film, and exhibits of artwork and photography. The theme for this year’s Symposium will be Paradoxes: Humanism at the Frontiers of Medicine, showcasing the necessity of humanism in medicine while also encapsulating the stories of those in the film to be screened at the Symposium’s end: The…

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Health Humanities Consortium Conference

April 20 12:00 am

A three-day celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein through an exploration of medically-based ethical dilemmas and an examination of the relevance of Frankenstein in moral imagination today.

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International Health Humanities Consortium Conference 2018

April 20 7:30 am - 8:00 pm

The Health Humanities Consortium promotes health humanities scholarship, education, and practices through interdisciplinary methods and theories that focus on the intersection of the arts and humanities, health, illness, and healthcare, with annual conferences sharing practices and scholarship. This year’s conference coincides with the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and as such will highlight the themes of science’s risky aspirations and how the humanities help communicate them. Keynote speakers include Alexander Nemerov, Professor of Art and Art History…

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Languages About Music: 2018 Stanford Graduate Music Colloquium

April 21 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

A conversation space for scholars throughout the humanities and sciences, to share and exchange different ways of talking about and engaging with music How do we talk about music and sound? What is the language that we use to describe music? What makes music an interesting object of inquiry? Each discipline brings with it new approaches and methodologies for answering these questions. Come and join a day of interdisciplinary conversation exploring music and its many languages. Featured Events – schedule TBA…

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