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October 2021

The Multiplicity Turn: Theories of Identity from Poetry to Mathematics

October 28 9:30 am - 11:30 am

October 28, 2021 at 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)  Jean-Christophe Goddard (Philosophy, Université Toulouse II Jean Jaurès)Eduardo Viveiros de Castro (Anthropology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) Moderator: Gabriel Catren (SPHERE—Science, Philosophie, Histoire, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS).*This event will be held in French  About the Collaborative Research Project:In the last century, major breakthroughs in our understanding of ‘identity’ have changed the way that we think about ourselves and the world around us. In the Humanities, fields such as Race…

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November 2021

The Attribution of Creative Work in a Benedictine Context, with James Grier

November 3 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Organized and hosted by the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS). This week we will host the talk “The Attribution of Creative Work in a Benedictine Context: The Strange Case of Adémar de Chabannes (†1034)” by James Grier The CMEMS Workshop series meets most Wednesdays at 12:00 during the academic year. See the CMEMS website to see the list of upcoming speakers. Note for AY 2021-2022: In-person is only available to current Stanford members. Remote attendance is available:…

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Pegasus Physician Writers and the St. Lawrence String Quartet : “Ekphrastic Poetry” – NEW TIME!

November 3 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This presentation fetures Ekphrastic Poetry by the Pegasus Physician Writers set to live music by the St. Lawrence String Quartet. | Note: This event has been moved to 7:00 PM; it was originally scheduled for 7:30 PM. ADMISSION INFORMATION Free admission Please read our COVID-19 Safety information.

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CCSRE Chautauqua | Ato Quayson | Tragedy and Postcolonial Literature

November 4 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us on November 4th for our autumn quarter Faculty Research Fellows Chautauqua. This book salon event will feature 2021-2022 fellow Ato Quayson focusing on his new book, Tragedy and Postcolonial Literature. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Branislav Jakovljević (Theater and Performance Studies). Ato Quayson is the Jean G. and Morris M. Doyle Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of English at Stanford.  His book examines tragedy and tragic philosophy from the Greeks through Shakespeare to the present…

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On Ebrahim Golestan: An Inquiry into “Tide and Mist”

November 5 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sahand Abidi is an essayist and critic. He studied drama at the fine arts faculty of Tehran University. He worked as a playwright, dramaturge, assistant director and actor in theatre, and taught courses on the history of theater. He has worked in different capacities on numerous films, documentaries and plays. Many of his essays on aspects of modern Iranian theatre, cinema, and literature (on Beyzaie, Chubak, Golestan, Kimiai, Nalbandian, etc.) have been published in various journals and books. He was…

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Accomplishment – Book Talk with Sir Michael Barber

November 8 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

There is no secret formula for success. But what if there were a pattern you could follow? A way of mapping the route and navigating the obstacles that arise? Michael Barber has spent many years advising governments, businesses and major sporting teams around the world on how to achieve ambitious goals on time. In this book, he applies the wisdom he has gained from dealing with large, complex organizations and elite athletes to help anyone tackle their most challenging goals.…

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Digital Humanities Public Lecture: Building the Global Medieval Sourcebook

November 9 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

How did medieval people think about love, death, and their own place in history? What did they think was funny? These are some of the questions explored by our project, which brings together stories, poems, jokes and other texts from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Americas. In this lecture, we introduce texts that have never been translated into English before. We also talk about how new technologies can be harnessed to bring research to new audiences,…

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Chasing India in Mexico City: Reflections on the Uncanny, with Taymiya Zaman

November 10 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Organized and hosted by the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS). This week we will host the talk “Chasing India in Mexico City: Reflections on the Uncanny” by Taymiya  Zaman. The CMEMS Workshop series meets most Wednesdays at 12:00 during the academic year. See the CMEMS website to see the list of upcoming speakers. Note for AY 2021-2022: In-person is only available to current Stanford members. Remote attendance is available: please email meagank@stanford.edu for the Zoom link. Abstract:This…

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“America’s Arab Refugees” Seminar with Marcia Inhorn

November 11 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

“Introduction to Arab Studies” is a Fall 2021 course that will offer a speaker series component open to our community. The series of events will highlight the framework of collective belonging, cultural construction, identity and heritage formation, and is this year’s academic theme for the Abbasi Program. Thursday, November 11th: Marcia Inhorn, Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at Yale University, will discuss her book America’s Arab Refugees: Vulnerability and Health on the Margins. America’s Arab Refugees is a timely examination…

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Conversations with Latin American Authors: Africanness in Action

November 11 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Stanford CLAS, UC Davis’ Hemispheric Institute on the Americas & SJSU’s Department of World Languages and Literatures present the Conversations with Latin American Authors series: Africanness in Action: Essentialism and Musical Imaginations of Africa in Brazil Author Talk By: Juan Diego Díaz, Assistant Professor, UC Davis Comments by: Juan Eduardo Wolf, Associate Professor, University of Oregon Book abstract: When people think of African music, the first ideas that come to mind are often of rhythm, drums, and dancing. These perceptions are…

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Reclaiming John Steinbeck: Gavin Jones in Conversation with Daniel Lanza Rivers

November 18 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Based on Professor Gavin Jones’s recent book about John Steinbeck, this conversation will consider Steinbeck’s relevance to our contemporary world and his interest in pressing issues such as climate change, ecology, social injustice, and the fate of humanity on a precarious planet. Register here for the Zoom webinar. Speakers: Professor Gavin Jones (Stanford University) and Professor Daniel Lanza Rivers (San Jose State University)

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CANCELED – The Moscow Visit of Gavam ol-Saltaneh: Face to Face with Stalin

November 19 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dr. Jamil Hasanli is an Azerbaijani historian, currently a research fellow (SRF-IIE/Cara’s fellow) at the Institute of Historical Research of the University of London. He is a specialist in the history of Azerbaijan, the Cold War, and international relations. His monographs on the history of the USSR, the Soviet Azerbaijan, the South Caucasus and East Turkestan were published in Russia, the United States, Turkey, Great Britain, Iran and China (Hong Kong). Dr. Hasanli is the author of several books and…

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The Multiplicity Turn: Theories of Identity from Poetry to Mathematics

November 24 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

November 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Fred Moten (Performance Studies, New York University)Denise Ferreira da Silva (Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia)Moderator: TBA*This event will be held in English About the Collaborative Research Project:In the last century, major breakthroughs in our understanding of ‘identity’ have changed the way that we think about ourselves and the world around us. In the Humanities, fields such as Race and Ethnicity Studies, Gender Studies, History, and…

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December 2021

The Dynamic Architextuality of the Medieval Manuscript, with Elaine Treharne

December 1 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Organized and hosted by the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS). This week we will host the talk “The Dynamic Architextuality of the Medieval Manuscript” by Elaine Treharne. The CMEMS Workshop series meets most Wednesdays at 12:00 during the academic year. See the CMEMS website to see the list of upcoming speakers. Note for AY 2021-2022: In-person is only available to current Stanford members. Remote attendance is available: please email meagank@stanford.edu for the Zoom link.  About the Speaker:Elaine…

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February 2022

David Treuer Reading, part of the Lane Lecture Series

February 2, 2022 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

David Treuer Part of the Lane Lecture Series. Registration and Stanford ID required. Masks will be required. Bestselling author David Treuer is Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, three Minnesota Book Awards, and fellowships from the NEH, Bush Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. His book, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present, was a 2019 finalist for both the National Book Award and Carnegie Medal.…

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David Treuer Colloquium, part of the Lane Lecture Series

February 3, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

David Treuer Part of the Lane Lecture Series. Registration and Stanford ID required. Masks will be required. Bestselling author David Treuer is Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, three Minnesota Book Awards, and fellowships from the NEH, Bush Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. His book, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present, was a 2019 finalist for both the National Book Award and Carnegie Medal.…

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The Multiplicity Turn: Theories of Identity from Poetry to Mathematics

February 9, 2022 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

February 9, 2021 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Stephanie Burt (English, Harvard University) & Emily Riehl (Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University)Moderators: Jordan Ellenberg (Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison) & Marisa Galvez (French & Italian, Stanford University)*This event will be held in English About the Collaborative Research Project:In the last century, major breakthroughs in our understanding of ‘identity’ have changed the way that we think about ourselves and the world around us. In the Humanities, fields such as Race and Ethnicity Studies, Gender Studies, History, and Literary…

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A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks

February 23, 2022 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

An exhibition celebrating work by groundbreaking African American artist Gordon Parks, who used his camera to confront racism and also represent creativity and endurance. IMAGE: Gordon Parks (U.S.A., 1912–2006), Emerging Man, 1952. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of and © The Gordon Parks Foundation. The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University MUSEUM HOURS: WED-SUN, 11AM-5PM. CLOSED MON AND TUES

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July 2022

The Faces of Ruth Asawa

July 6, 2022 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

While she is known for her biomorphic abstract sculptures, Ruth Asawa was an artist of diverse talent in many media. The Faces of Ruth Asawa is a single-object, long-term installation of 233 ceramic face masks Asawa created of friends, family members, and fellow artists. Never exhibited in its entirety, the display of this work showcases Asawa’s range as an artist, arts advocate, and community member. IMAGE: Ruth Asawa with life masks on the exterior wall of her house. Image credit:…

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August 2022

At Home/On Stage: Asian American Representation in Photography and Film

August 31, 2022 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This exhibition of 20th-century photography, film, and video explores how Asian American artists’ work participates in sociocultural efforts towards self-definition. At Home/On Stage features moving depictions of the private family lives of Asian Americans and conceptual visual rebuttals to the problematic history of Asian American representation in American culture.  IMAGE: Michael Jang, Monroe and Cynthia Watching TV, 1973. Gelatin silver print. William Alden Campbell and Martha Campbell Art Acquisition Fund, 2020.13.18 Admission Info Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Sun, 11am –…

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September 2022

East of the Pacific: Making Histories of Asian American Art

September 28, 2022 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The inaugural exhibition for the Asian American Art Initiative, this historical survey highlights key moments in Asian American art from the 19th through the 20th centuries. Comprised primarily of the Cantor Arts Center’s growing collection of Asian American art, the show features many previously unexhibited objects and recent acquisitions. IMAGE: : Matsusaburo George Hibi, Three Muses, 1930. Oil on canvas. The Michael Donald Brown Collection, made possible by the William Alden Campbell and Martha Campbell Art Acquisition Fund and the…

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