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Taft Events

2013 - 2014



Thursday, April 17
2 PM

Speaker: Sarah Strauss, Professor of Anthropology, University of Wyoming
Title: The Yoga of Change: Energy, Climate, Culture
Location: Taft Research Center

Wednesday, April 16
4 PM

Speaker: Stéphane Schmitt, Centre National de la RechercheScientifique
Title: In and around the Text: The Significance of Paratext in Buffon’s Natural History (1749-1804)
Location: Max Kade Center, Old Chemistry Building

Tuesday, April 15
2 PM

Speaker: Kate Brown, University of Maryland
Title: Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters
Location: Taft Research Center

Friday, April 11
2:30 PM

Speaker: Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Title: Living Vodou: The Social and Political Contexts of Spirituality?
Location: 716 Swift Hall

Friday, April 11
12:30 PM

Speaker: Vanessa Schwartz, University of Southern California
Title: Obsolescence,Technology and The Aesthetic of Expendability at the Dawn of the Jet Age
Location: Taft Research Center
Sponsor: Taft Research Center, UC History

Wednesday, April 9
4 PM

Speaker: Christian Liedtke
Title: Over the Rhine and under the radar. Heinrich Heine, Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College
Location: Old Chemistry 701

Wednesday, April 2
3:30 PM

Speaker: Tony Chemero, UC Philosophy
Title: The Human-Environment System
Location: Taft Research Center
Sponsors: McMicken Lecture Series

Tuesday, April 1
3:30 PM

Speaker: T.V Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations, McGill University, and Vice President, International Studies Association
Title: The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World, and its Impact on American Foreign Policy
Location: Taft Research Center

Friday, Mar. 28
4 PM

Speaker: C. K. Williams, Princeton University 
Title: Influences: A Reading and Discussion of Some Poems That Permitted Me to Make My Own 
Location: Elliston Room, 646 Langsam Library
Sponsor: Taft Research Center and UC Dept. of English and Comparative Literature

Wednesday, Mar. 26
11:15 AM

Speaker: Ahmad Rahman, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Title: The Regime Change of Kwame Nkrumah: Epic Heroism in Africa and the Diaspora
Location: Taft Research Center

Thursday, Mar. 13
3:30 PM

Speaker: Paula Banerjee, Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies, Calcutta University, Fulbright Scholar, 2013-14, President, International Association for the Studies in Forced Migration
Title: Women and Forced Migration: The South Asian Context
Location: Taft Research Center
Sponsors: Taft Human Rights Research Group

Wednesday, Mar. 12
2 PM

Speaker: Sigfried Gold
Title: What Happens When Atheists Decide They Like Religion?
Location: Taft Research Center

Tuesday, Mar. 11
3 PM

Speaker: Emil Volek, Arizona State University
Title: Things/Signs, Languages/Communication, Culture and the Costs of Consciousness (Musings on Modern and Postmodern Crossroads in Theory)
Location: Taft Research Center
Sponsor: Taft Research Center and UC Romance Languages and Literatures

Thursday, Mar. 6
4:30 PM

Speaker: Lee Konstantinou
Title: The Four Faces of Postirony
Location: Taft Research Center

Friday, Feb. 28
Speaker: Bruce Link, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Title: Understanding the Origins and Consequences of Stigma for Health
Location: Taft Research Center
Sponsor: Taft Medical Humanities Research Group and the Department of Sociology

Thursday, Feb. 27
4 PM

Speaker: Mark Mazower, Columbia University
Title: The Greek War of Independence in Global Perspective
Location: Taft Research Center
Sponsor: Taft Research Center, Taft Global Studies Research Group, UC History (Von Rosenstiel Fund),Classics, and Judaic Studies

Thursday, Feb. 20
3 PM

Speaker: Steve Carlton-Ford, UC Sociology
Title: Military & Society: A Cross-National Perspective
Location: Taft Research Center
Sponsors: McMicken Lecture Series

Tuesday, Feb. 11
12:30 PM

Speaker: Theresa Morris, Trinity College
Title: Cut It Out: The C-Section Epidemic in America
Location: Taft Research Center
Sponsor: Taft Medical Humanities Research Group, and the Departments of Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Friday, Feb. 7
12:30 PM

Speaker: Alex Myers, St. George's School
Title: Writing Gender: Exploring Historical Gender Identities through the Story of Deborah Sampson Gannett
Location: Research Center
Sponsor: Taft Research Center and UC Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and English and Comparative Literature

Friday, Jan. 31
4 PM

Speaker: Dominic Thomas, Professor of French and Francophone Studies and Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles
Title: Africa in/and Europe
Location: Taft Research Center
Sponsors: Taft Research Center, UC Departments of Africana studies and Romance Languages and Literatures

Friday, Jan. 24
3 PM

Speaker: Kate Mason, Miami University, Sociology Department
Title: Make Healthy Choices: Gender and Gentle Discipline in the WIC Program
Location: Taft Research Center

Thursday, Jan. 23
11 AM

Speaker: Miriam Eliav Feldon, Director, The Morris E. Curiel Institute for European Studies, Tel Aviv University, Professor of History, emeritus
Title: Iberion Conversos in the Age of Religious Dissimulation
Location: Taft Research Center

Friday, Jan. 10
3 PM

Speaker: Kristin Kalsem
Title: In Contempt: Nineteenth Century Women, Law and Literature
Location: Taft Research Center

Friday, Dec. 6
12 PM

Speaker: Jerrold Levinson 
Title: Achievement, Experience, Value and Art
Location: McMicken 210/205
Sponsors: Taft Research Center, UC Philosophy

Thursday, Dec. 5
4 PM

Speaker: Yimin Xiao, Michigan State University, Department of Statistics and Probability
Title: Random Fields, Theory and Applications
Location: 60 W. Charlton, room 247

Thursday, Dec. 5
3 PM

Speaker: Kathryn Gutzwiller
Title: Modern Connections to Greek Poets
Location: Taft Research Center

Wednesday, Dec. 4
4 PM

Speaker: Michael Deibert, Journalist and Independent Scholar
Title: Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair
Location: Taft Research Center

Monday, Dec. 2
4 PM

Speaker: Professor Mosca, University of Waterloo
Title: Quantum Computing and Information Security
Location: Taft Research Center

Sunday, Nov. 17
7 PM

Speaker: Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi
Lichter Lecture: Women of the Wall: Recent Legal Developments
Location: Mayerson Jewish Community Center, 8485 Ridge Road (south, off of Ronald Reagan Highway; free parking)
Sponsors: Jacob and Jennie L. Lichter Lecture Fund, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, the Mayerson Jewish Community Center, and the Ohio Humanities Council.

Friday, November 15
3 PM

Speaker: Ignacio García May, a senior member of the Playwriting Department at the Royal Academy of Drama in Madrid (RESAD) and director and a consultant for Madrid’s National Theatre program "Writing for the stage."
Title: Contemporary Theater in Spain (presentation in Spanish)
Location: Taft Research Center

Saturday, Nov. 9
9 AM - 5 PM

Conference: Future Cities; Livable Futures
Location: Contemporary Arts Center
Sponsors: Faculty Development Council, McMicken College, DAAP, Sociology, CAC, Taft Research Center, the Architecture Foundation of Cincinnati, Soapbox, Kroger, and the Haile Foundation
Event website: http://www.futurecitieslf.com/

Thursday, Nov. 7
9:30 AM

Speaker: Marianne Marchand
Title: Interpreting Security and Violence from the Margins: A Feminist De-/Post-Colonial Lens for Latin America
Location: Taft Research Center

Monday, Nov. 4
7 PM

Speaker: Gary Jacobsohn
Lichter Lecture: Constitutions in Divided Societies: the Case of Israel
Location: College of Law, Room 114
Sponsors: Jacob and Jennie L. Lichter Lecture Fund, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, the Ohio Humanities Council, and the College of Law

Monday, Nov. 4
2:45-4:45 PM 

Speakers: Carol Cohn & Cynthia Enloe
Lectures: If You Ignore Women, You Can't Be Smart About Militarized Masculinities: A Feminist Warning; If You Ignore Political Economy, You Can't Be Smart About Women and Peacebuilding.
Location: UC's Kaplan Auditorium (DAAP 5401)

Monday, Nov. 4
11 AM

Speakers: Carol Cohn & Cynthia Enloe
Workshop: Pedagogy and Policy Challenges: Taking the 'Women, Peace, and Security' Agenda Seriously
Location: Taft Research Center

Friday, Nov. 1
3 PM

Speaker: Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, Sociology-University of South Florida
Title: The Color of Love: Racial Socialization and Affection in Afro-Brazilian Families
Location: Taft Research Center

Friday, Oct. 25
2 PM

Speaker: Dr. Kamala Kempadoo, Department of Social Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Title: Saving the World from "Sex Trafficking": Three Contemporary Campaigns
Location: Taft Research Center

Wednesday, Oct. 23
7 PM
Speaker: David Flatto, Professor of Law, Penn State University
Title: The Concept of a Separation of Powers: A Novel Doctrine in Early Jewish Jurisprudence and its Analogs in Modern Western Jurisprudence
Sponsors: Taft Research Center, Judaic Studies, Lichter Lecture Fund
Location: Taft Research Center

Friday, Oct. 18
12:10 PM

Speaker: Mae Ngai
Title: Chinese Gold Miners and the Chinese Question in Pacific World Settler Colonies
Location: Law School, Room 204

Friday, Oct. 18
1 PM 

Speaker: Val Moghadam
Title: Democratic transition in Tunisia
Location: Taft Research Center

Thursday, Oct. 17
2:30 PM

Speaker: Val Moghadam
Workshop: Making research matter: putting you research in front of policy makers
Location: Taft Research Center

Wednesday, Oct. 16
3:30 PM

Speaker: Mae Ngai
Title: A Nation of Immigrants? History, Politics, and Immigration Reform
Location: Taft Research Center
Sponsors: Taft Research Center, UC History, and the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights in the College of Law

Tuesday, Oct. 15
Book Talk: Sarah Jackson, UC Anthropology, will discuss her recently released book "Politics of the Maya Court"
Location: Taft Research Center

Thursday, Oct. 10
11 AM

Speaker: Akinyele Umoja, Georgia State University
Title: We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement
Location: Taft Research Center

Friday, October 4
3 PM

Speaker: Ignacio García May, a senior member of the Playwriting Department at the Royal Academy of Drama in Madrid (RESAD) and director and a consultant for Madrid’s National Theatre program Writing for the stage.
Title: On Recent Stagings by the Compañía de Teatro Clásico, the Spanish counterpart of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Friday, Sept. 27
3:30 PM

Speaker: Guy Dove, University of Louisville
Title: Thinking in words: The Role of Language in Embodied Cognition
Location: To be held in the TUC, 427

Thursday, Sept. 26
5 PM

Speaker: Denis M. Provencher
Title: Maghrebi-French Disidentifications: Queer Performances of Gender, Religion, and Citizenship
Location: Old Chemistry 525

Thursday, Sept. 26
2 PM

Speaker: Denis M. Provencher
Title: Research Methods for Language and Sexuality Studies in Contemporary French Civilization
Location: Old Chemistry 525

Thursday, Sept. 26
9:30 AM

Speaker: Benjamin Kleinerman, Michigan State University
Title: Barack Obama: Becoming Commander-in-Chief
Location: Taft Research Center

Friday, Sept. 20
3 PM
Speaker: Sharon Zukin, 
Title: Globalization From the Ground Up: The Social Life of Local Shopping Streets
Location: Taft Research Center

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