Colloquia and Conferences

include speaker series, international research, and working conferences. They are selected for support based on their crossdisciplinary and interdisciplinary focus.

Access to Information as a Human Right

This conference with the UW Center for Human Rights examines access to information as a tool in securing truth, justice, and reparations for victims of crimes against humanity.

Ethnographic Aesthetics: Image, Sound, Word

Ethnographic Aesthetics is a speaker series featuring innovators whose work in poetry, sound, and film expands the practice of ethnography through humanistic, sensory forms of knowing.

Feminism and Classics

Caravaggio's painting of Medusa

Feminism and Classics is a conference exploring the multiple interconnections among the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and the study of feminism, women, and gender.

Hebrew and the Humanities

he symposium Hebrew and the Humanities: Present Tense examines the experience of Americans who have traversed the cultural distance from English to Hebrew. Why do they do it? What is its value? How does the embattled position of Hebrew reflect the broader challenges of language arts and humanities education today?

International Piers Plowman Society Conference

Piers Plowman Luttrell Psalter

The International Piers Plowman Society meets to foster critical study of the poem(s) Piers Plowman, a fourteenth-century alliterative narrative told in a series of dream visions.

Mediating Difference: Sights and Sounds

Difference is a term that late twentieth and early twenty-first century scholars of race, gender, and sexuality have claimed and yet left largely un-theorized.

Producing a Worthy Illness

Screen shot of crowdfunding site.

For Americans experiencing chronic and acute illnesses, fundraising through crowdsourcing websites has become a popular method to pay for the extraordinary costs of health care and medication. This project studies these new forms of self-representation from the perspectives of public health, medical anthropology, and media and communication studies.

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