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January 2019

History, Images, and Politics in the PRC: An International Workshop

January 24 12:00 am

This two-day workshop brings a number of international scholars to Stanford to explore some of the different ways in which images and printed media have been used in contemporary politics within the People’s Republic of China.  Program: Thursday, January 24 9:00 – 9:10 Opening remarks, Ban Wang (EALC, Stanford) 9:10 – 10:45 Political Authority and Grassroots Activism Chair: Guobin Yang (Sociology & Communication, U Penn) Presenters:Elizabeth J. Perry (Harvard) and Xiaojun Yan (Politics and Public Administration, Univ. of Hong Kong).…

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CESTA Seminar Series with Lena Zlock

January 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Voltaire Library Project: Using Digital Humanities to Bridge Book and Intellectual History Abstract: What shaped Voltaire’s working library of 6,700 books? And what in the library shaped Voltaire’s work? These questions lie at the heart of the Voltaire Library Project, the first comprehensive study of Voltaire’s private collection. The library has remained largely unstudied since Catherine the Great purchased it in 1778. The goal of this project is to build a database of the library, and use the data…

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February 2019

AI, Humanities & the Art Workshop

February 14 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This one-day workshop brings together colleagues from the new Stanford Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) initiative, the Humanities, and the Arts to advance new configurations of world-class scholarship. The day will showcase collaborations between researchers who are pioneering work at the vanguard of AI, the humanities, and the arts. The finale will invite participants to highlight 5 grand collaborative social challenges for HAI.

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Burning Man: Art and Technology, An ArtsWest Symposium

February 23 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This program explores the creative spirit of Burning Man as an original western cultural movement and its innovative paradigm of art as a participatory and interactive experience, not attached to traditional museums or commercial art markets. Technology has increasingly become a component of Burning Man art. We intend to explore the affinity between art and technology with the rise of Silicon Valley and the parallel evolution of the Burning Man movement. Both are pillars of contemporary art and technology based…

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March 2019

Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Institute Symposium

March 18 12:00 am

Save The Date for the Stanford Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Institute formal launch and inaugural symposium! Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne will open the symposium, which will gather thought leaders from academia, industry, government, and civil society to celebrate the formal launch of the Stanford HAI Institute, and outline our vision for the Institute’s mission of advancing AI research, education, policy, and practice to benefit humanity. Click to view the save the date

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April 2019

Medicine & the Muse Annual Symposium

April 17 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The 2019 Medicine & the Muse symposium welcomes keynote speaker Al Letson, the host and producer of Reveal, the podcast from the Center for Investigative Reporting, creator of State of the Re:Union (SOTRU), journalist, poet, playwright, storyteller and performer. He has been awarded multiple Peabody and National Edward R. Murrow Awards. Presentations, performances and art by students of Stanford School of Medicine.

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