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November 2018

Network Propaganda – Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics

November 26 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Author Yochai Benkler sits down with Kelly Born to discuss Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics. According to the New Yorker, the Washington conventional wisdom presupposes a kind of symmetry between our polarized political parties. Liberals and conservatives, it is said, live in separate bubbles, where they watch different television networks, frequent different Web sites, and absorb different realities. The implication of this view is that both sides resemble each other in their twisted views of reality.…

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The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin: A film screening and Q&A

November 28 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a book signing from 5:30-6 pm in the lobby of Bishop Auditorium, followed by a screening of the documentary, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin at 6 pm. After the screening, Armistead Maupin and documentarian Jennifer Kroot will take questions from the audience.

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When and Where was Hindustan?

November 29 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Manan Ahmed, Associate Professor, is interested in the relationship between text, space and narrative. His areas of specialization include Muslim intellectual history in South and Southeast Asia; critical philosophy of history, early modern and modern South Asia. His first monograph, A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia (Harvard University Press, 2016) is an intellectual history of a text— the early thirteenth century Persian history called Chachnama— and a place— the medieval city of Uch Sharif…

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Creative Reading in the Galleries

November 29 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A collaboration with the Anderson Collection Experience the galleries in new ways with readings from lecturers teaching in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program.

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The Next Revolution Will be Led by Women

November 29 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Masih Alinejad is an Iranian journalist, women’s rights activist, TV host of Tablet satirical news program and author of the memoir The Wind in My Hair. In 2014, Alinejad launched the “My Stealthy Freedom” campaign, one of the many such efforts inside and outside Iran against the oppression of women in the Islamic Republic. She discusses her memoir and her experience in this movement.   The Stanford Bookstore will have copies of The Wind in My Hair available for purchase…

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Gallery Talk: Contact Warhol: Photography Without End

November 30 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Lexi Johnson and Jon Davies, PhD candidates in the Department of Art and Art History, will lead a gallery talk through the exhibition Contact Warhol. See the first public display of images from the Cantor’s remarkable archive of Andy Warhol’s photographic contact sheets, along with other examples of the artist’s iconic work. This exhibition and accompanying catalogue are organized by the Cantor Arts Center. We gratefully acknowledge support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Office of…

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Building True Relationships

November 30 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Real relationships in the days of virtual interaction seem unreal, but yet we all thrive to be in true and lasting relationships. Learn how spirituality does not just mean packing your bags off to be a hermit in the Himalayas, but to be happily situated in deep and meaningful relationships with people you care. 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Talk on Building True Relationships 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm –  Free Vegetarian Dinner & Networking RSVP stanfordbhaktiyoga@gmail.com so that we…

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December 2018

Barbara Graziosi (Princeton), “Maker of Italy, Champion of Greek Love: Luigi Settembrini’s The Neoplatonists

December 7 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

In this paper, Graziosi discusses the fake ancient novel The Neoplatonists by Luigi Settembrini, one of the heroes of the Italian Risorgimento. This short homoerotic tale, which poses as a translation from the Greek, was rediscovered in the 1930s, but could not be published then, under Fascism, as it would have revealed the father of the fatherland Settembrini as the author of sodomitic fantasies. It eventually appeared in the 1970s: that sensationalist publication turned Settembrini into a gay icon overnight – and meanwhile…

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January 2019

Tomorrow Belongs to Those Who Can Hear It Coming: An Evening with Bernie Krause

January 17, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

That David Bowie aphorism sets the stage for this evening lecture and performance by Bernie Krause, soundscape ecologist, musician, and author. In just under an hour, and through the prism of ecoacoustics, Krause will summarize the current state of sound from its inception, during the first four billion years of the Earth’s formation, through the evolution of biological sound and its profound late-phase impact on culture, to the special human acoustic contributions that have a direct bearing on the planet’s…

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Summer Internship Program in Arts Administration (SIPAA) Info Session

January 18, 2019 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn about paid summer internship opportunities in the arts! 20+ opportunities in the Bay Area, New York, and Los Angeles. Internships are open to all Stanford undergraduates (including graduating seniors.) 

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Maggie Nelson Reading, part of the Lane Lecture Series

January 28, 2019 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Photo by Tom Atwood Part of the Lane Lecture Series Maggie Nelson is a poet, critic, and the author of five books of non-fiction. Her books include The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, and The Argonauts– “a beautiful, passionate and shatteringly intelligent meditation on what it means not to accept binaries but to improvise an individual life that says, without fear, yes, and.”—Chicago Tribune. Nelson is also the author of four collections of poetry. In 2016 she was awarded…

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Maggie Nelson Colloquium part of the Lane Lecture Series

January 29, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Photo by Tom Atwood Part of the Lane Lecture Series Maggie Nelson is a poet, critic, and the author of five books of non-fiction. Her books include The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, and The Argonauts– “a beautiful, passionate and shatteringly intelligent meditation on what it means not to accept binaries but to improvise an individual life that says, without fear, yes, and.”—Chicago Tribune. Nelson is also the author of four collections of poetry. In 2016 she was awarded…

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February 2019

Hannibal’s Secret Weapon: Recruiting Nature into His Arsenal

February 5, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Carthaginian general, Hannibal Barca, may have been the ancient pioneer of weaponizing nature to expand the power of his typically smaller army in combat engagements. While surprise was almost always one of his greatest assets, especially combined with deep military intelligence and psychological operations, Hannibal’s deep knowledge of local environments and topographies allowed him to exploit his enemies’ vulnerabilities. He invariably arrived first before battle and turned the local conditions into advantages. During the Second Punic War, he made…

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Richard Serra’s Sequence Returns

February 6, 2019 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sometimes a work of art leaves both metaphorical and physical marks, causing us to consider the physical space it occupied, as well as its impact, long after it’s gone. Such is the case with Richard Serra’s massive steel sculpture Sequence (2006), one of the distinguished artist’s greatest achievements. On loan and housed from 2011 to 2015 outdoors, near the Cantor’s North Lawn, Sequence literally left behind its footprint, reminding visitors where all 235 tons of it once stood. And now, after being indoors at SFMOMA for the past several years, Sequence is returning to the Cantor…

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Stegner Fellow Reading with Neha Chaudhary-Kamdar and Jay Deshpande

February 6, 2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Reading with first year Stegner Fellows in Fiction and Poetry, Neha Chaudhary-Kamdar and Jay Deshpande Neha Chaudhary-Kamdar grew up in Hyderabad, India. She holds an MFA from Boston University, where she won the William A. Holodnak Prize for fiction. Her writing has appeared in Salamander Magazine. She lives in Berkeley, CA, and is working on her first novel. Jay Deshpande is the author of Love the Stranger, named a top debut of 2015 by Poets & Writers, and of the…

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500 Years of Leonardo, 1519-2019 — Living with Leonardo: Fifty Years of Sanity and Insanity in the Art World and Beyond

February 19, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SERIES: 500 YEARS OF LEONARDO, 1519-2019On May 2, 1519, the Renaissance artist, architect, and engineer Leonardo da Vinci (1452– 1519) died at Clos Lucé in Amboise, France where he lived for the last three years of his life under the patronage of King Francis I. Leonardo could not have anticipated what a global icon of creativity and invention and perpetual museum exhibit he has become five hundred years later.  To commemorate the anniversary of Leonardo’s death, we are sponsoring a…

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500 Years of Leonardo, 1519-2019 — Living with Leonardo: Fifty Years of Sanity and Insanity in the Art World and Beyond

February 19, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Leonardo is a unique figure in the history of world culture, attracting analysis at the highest level and a huge proliferation of crazy ideas. The lecture will look at selected incidents from Martin Kemp’s engagement with Leonardo over 50 years to show how the “detached and objective’ business of historical research becomes immersed in an unmanageable context of myth and wild theories. The moral will be that how information emerges, from whom, when and where shapes its reception in both…

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Stegner Fellow Reading with Gothataone Moeng and sam sax

February 20, 2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Reading with first year Stegner Fellows in Fiction and Poetry, Gothataone Moeng and sam sax Gothataone Moeng was born in Serowe, Botswana. She holds an MFA Creative Writing (Fiction) from the University of Mississippi. She was shortlisted for the 2017 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship, and is a 2016 A Public Space Emerging Writer Fellow. Her writing has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, A Public Space, the Oxford American and the Columbia Journal. samsax is a queer jewish poet and…

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Josiah McElheny: Island Universe

February 23, 2019 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bringing artist Josiah McElheny’s Island Universe to the Cantor is a rare opportunity to examine both cutting-edge art and physics. The monumental installation of five hanging chandeliers is a visual response to recent theories of the multiverse, an elaboration of the Big Bang theory. The installation is both visually stunning and carefully constructed according to measurements that map the history of time.

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STRAY: A GRAPHIC TONE

February 23, 2019 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Artist Shannon Ebner’s work is part of an ongoing, multimedia, and genre-defying project that began in 2016. Comprised of audio recordings, photographs, and literary components, Ebner’s STRAY investigates the ways in which objects and language can shift away from their intended uses, creating new meanings in the process. Through examining these limits, she explores the role of the artist in the act of creation. IMAGE: Shannon Ebner (U.S.A. b. 1971), SIGNAL ESCAPES, 2017. Archival pigment print mounted on aluminum, 7 parts.…

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Creative Reading in the Galleries

February 28, 2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Experience the galleries in new ways with readings from original work by faculty and students in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program.

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Creative Reading in the Galleries

February 28, 2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A collaboration with the Anderson Collection Experience the galleries in new ways with readings from original work by lecturers teaching in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program.

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April 2019

Kevin Young Reading, part of the Lane Lecture Series

April 15, 2019 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Photo credit Melanie Dunea Part of the Lane Lecture Series Kevin Young is the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and is widely regarded as one of the leading poets of his generation. Young is also poetry editor at The New Yorker. Also an editor, essayist, and curator, Young’s ten books of poetry include: Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015 (Knopf, 2016), longlisted for the National Book Award; Book of Hours (Knopf, 2014); Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels (Knopf, 2011), winner of an…

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Kevin Young Colloquium, part of the Lane Lecture Series

April 16, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Photo credit Melanie Dunea Part of the Lane Lecture Series Kevin Young is the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and is widely regarded as one of the leading poets of his generation. Young is also poetry editor at The New Yorker. Also an editor, essayist, and curator, Young’s ten books of poetry include: Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015 (Knopf, 2016), longlisted for the National Book Award; Book of Hours (Knopf, 2014); Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels (Knopf, 2011), winner of an…

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May 2019

Stegner Fellow Reading with Sterling HolyWhiteMountain and Monica Sok

May 1, 2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Reading with first year Stegner Fellows in Fiction and Poetry, Sterling HolyWhiteMountain and Monica Sok Sterling HolyWhiteMountain grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation in northwest Montana. He holds a BA in English creative writing from the University of Montana and an MFA in fiction from the University of Iowa. He was also a James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. His work has appeared in volumes 1 and 2 of Off the Path: An Anthology of 21st Century…

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