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February 6, 2017
Fighting Islamophobia

A Humanities NOW event in partnership with the Middle East Studies Program. Moderated by Jean Feraca.

 

November 29, 2016
What We Know, What We Missed, What’s Next: Making Sense of the 2016 Election

A Humanities NOW event with Alta Charo, Katherine Cramer, Lucas Graves, and Sergio Gonzalez. Moderated by Steve Paulson.


 

April 28, 2016
An Evening with agnès b.
A Humanities Without Boundaries event with agnès b., internationally renowned fashion designer. Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festival and filmed by Aaron Granat.


 

December 3, 2015
1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed
A Humanities Without Boundaries event with Eric Cline. Filmed by Wisconsin Public Television for University Place.

April 30, 2015
No Condition is Permanent: Living in the Extreme in Sierra Leone
A Humanities Without Boundaries event with Thierry Cruvellier. Filmed by Wisconsin Public Television for University Place.

March 2, 2015
Confronting Campus Rape
A Humanities NOW event with Claudia Card, Cecelia Klingele, Anne McClintock, and Natalie Weill. Moderated by Steve Paulson

Confronting Campus Rape 03/02/2015 from UW Center for the Humanities on Vimeo.

December 17, 2014
Ferguson in Context
Humanities NOW event with Aida Levy-Hussen, William P. Jones, Stephen Kantrowitz, and Keisha Lindsay. Moderated by Steve Paulson

Ferguson in Context: Trauma, Violence, and Citizenship 12/17/2014 from UW Center for the Humanities on Vimeo.

December 10, 2014
The Ideological Structure of the Contemporary World
A Humanities without Boundaries Lecture by Alain Badiou, René Descartes Chair of Philosophy at the European Graduate School. Hosted in partnership with the Havens Center for the Study of Social Justice.

Alain Badiou: The Ideological Structure of the Contemporary World from Patrick Barrett on Vimeo.

December 9, 2014
Is Philosophy Able to Think the Present?
A Humanities without Boundaries Lecture by Alain Badiou, René Descartes Chair of Philosophy at the European Graduate School. Hosted in partnership with the Havens Center for the Study of Social Justice.

Alain Badiou: Is Philosophy Able to Think the Present? from Patrick Barrett on Vimeo.

October 31, 2014
The Medieval Battlegrounds of the First World War
Lecture by Carol Symes, Professor of History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for "Imagines Mundi," the A.W. Mellon Workshop on the Global Middle Ages.
 

April 25, 2014
The Value of the Humanities
Opening remarks by Chancellor Rebecca Blank at "The Public Good," 7th Annual Conference on the Pubic Humanities.

The Value of the Humanities 04/25/2014 from UW Center for the Humanities on Vimeo.

What are the Humanities For?
Christopher Newfield, Professor of Literature and American Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara

Conference on the Public Good: What are the Humanities For? (2014) from UW Center for the Humanities on Vimeo.

Panel Discussion: Conference on the Public Good
With UW Faculty Sara Guyer, Rob Nixon, Lynn Nyhart, Russ Shafer-Landau, and Doris Sommer, Harvard University

Conference on the Public Good: Public Good Panel (2014) from UW Center for the Humanities on Vimeo.

April 9, 2014
Imagining Possible Worlds
Panel discussion with Kim Stanley Robinson, David Krakauer, and Monique Allewaert. Moderated by Steve Paulson. Hosted in partnership with the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and To the Best of Our Knowledge.

December 2, 2013
Novels and Politics Today
A Humanities without Boundaries Lecture by Nobel Prize-winning author, Orhan Pamuk. Hosted in partnership with the the Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series.

February 11, 2009
Humanities in the Public
A Focus on the Humanities lecture by Chancellor Carolyn "Biddy" Martin