Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 24th Street Theater, Sierra 2 Center,
2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
Join us for “The Conversation,” a new public event series hosted by the UC Davis Humanities Institute that invites professors and public intellectuals to consider current issues of the day. The Conversation will offer an open format, including short remarks by each participant as well as plenty of time for questions and discussion by the audience.
In our first installment, we reflect on recent events in Charlottesville and New Orleans, among other places, that have wrestled with how we remember and memorialize the past. Monuments and calls for their removal have become flashpoints for wider debates about our history and identity.
Panelists will include UC Davis Professors Gregory Downs (History), a leading historian of the Civil War and a leader in the effort to create the first National Park site devoted to Reconstruction and emancipation, and Javier Arbona (American Studies and Design), who is completing a project on memorial landscapes, Black Resistance, and World War II in the San Francisco Bay Area. “The Conversation” will be moderated by Professor Jaimey Fisher of German and Cinema and Digital Media, who has written about contemporary Germany’s relationship to its difficult past.
The event is free and open to the public. Please come and join the conversation!
This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute
For more information please contact: Becky Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cartography of Naps by Eva Hagberg Fisher; on architectural affinities, fatigue, and gendered labor in academia.
- The Urbanization of Drone Warfare: Policing Surplus Populations in the Dronepolis by Ian Shaw.
- The Waterscape of Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1879-2000 (dissertation review); “Sarah Hines’ new study uncovers the deep historical roots of the Water War and the popular victory that resulted.”
- Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition; ” photographs and documents that confront the nature of contemporary warfare and the invisible mechanisms of state control.”
- Against Infographics; “to challenge the stability of underlying data, in fact or in principle,” re: the work of Gert Jan Kocken.
- Death by rescue in the policies of non-assistance of the Mediterranean.
- Over the Edge; “They were old enough to know better, but too young to care. And now this town is… Over the Edge;” N.b. The best urban history film, according to John Stehlin.
- Fred Turner: The link from anti-fascist art and the “historical problem” of Facebook; Ethan Zuckerman tells us about Fred Turner’s talk: “he starts the story with the “historical problem” of Facebook.”
- Brett Story: The Prison in 12 Landscapes (interview); “the presence of the prison system in our everyday geographies.”
- UC Per Student Spending Reaches Historical Low; Admin at All Time High; “The 54% decline in student allocations correlates with a rise in student loan debt, which is currently at a UC average of $20,210”
Reposted from my Sunday reading picks at The New Inquiry. Thanks to Aaron Bady for inciting. Most, and maybe all of my bookmarked links are saved on Pinboard.