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Taft Events

2015 - 2016




September 4
Crossing Boundaries: Exploring Disciplinary Frameworks for Collaborative Health Research
&
Practical Matters in Cross-Disciplinary Research in Health and Medicine
For more information or the schedule, visit the website here.

September 10
4 PM

Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Weeks, Freelance Geometer
Title: The Shape of Space
Location: Taft Research Center

September 11
4 PM

Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Weeks, Freelance Geometer
Title: Visualizing Four Dimensions
Location: Taft Research Center

September 14
12:30 PM

Speaker: Michelle McGowan, University of Washington
Title: Precarity in the Context of Bread Cancer Genomics

September 17
4:00 PM

Speaker: Gayle Fritz, Professor of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis
Title: Feeding Cahokia: Ancient Agriculture in the American Bottom Region
Location: Taft Research Center

September 18
2:30 PM

Speaker: Amy Stone, Associate Professor of Sociology, Trinity University
Title: Something Queer at the Archives
Location: Taft Research Center

September 21
12:00 PM

Speaker: Mo Asamang, Filmaker, Actress, and TV Presenter, Germany
Title: A Discussion with German Filmmaker Mo Asumang
Location: Old Chem 701

and at 7:30 PM
Title: Screening of the Aryans (2014) with director Mo Asumang
Location: Esquire Theatre

September 24
3:30 PM

Title: A Panel Discussion: Global Migration Crisis
Location: Taft Research Center

September 25
3:00 PM

Speaker: Jessica Vasquez, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon
Title: Saying 'I Do' with Eyes Wide Open to Race: Latinos, Marriage Choices, and Color Lines
Location: Taft Research Center

September 29
4:00 PM

Speaker: Larry Goldstein, University of Southern California
Title: Adventures in Mathematical Consulting
Location: Taft Research Center

October 1
4:00 PM

Speaker: Christine Hastorf, Professor of Anthropology, University of California-Berkeley
Title: The South-Central Andean Religion of Early Settled Communities: The Fecund Female as a Long-Lived Deity
Location: Taft Research Center

October 2
Speaker: Chris Pincock, Professor of Philosophy, Ohio State University
Title: Explaining with Idealized Causal Models
Location: 415 A & B Tangeman University Center

October 4 - 6
Title: Berliner Republik: Reflections on/of German Unification
Location: Max Kade Center.  For more information about the conference, please click here.

October 9
3:00 PM

Speaker: Kevin Quashie, Professor of African Studies, Smith College
Title: Breath, Violence, Quiet: Some Thoughts on Blackness
Location: Taft Research Center

October 12
10:15 AM

Speaker: Gudrun Maurer, Goya Curator, Prado Museum, Madrid
Title: Francisco de Goya. Beauty and Recondite
Location: Aronoff 4400 Lecture Hall

October 12
5 PM

Speaker: Amir Dembo, Stanford University
Title: Physics, Information and Computation
Location: Taft Research Center

October 13
2 PM

Speaker: Amir Dembo, Stanford University
Title: Specialized Talk To Mathematicians

Location: Taft Research Center

October 13
7:00 PM

Speaker: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Arizona State University
Title: Jewish Environmentalism: Faith, Scholarship, and Activism.
Location: Taft Research Center

October 15
5:30 PM

Speaker: Justin Wolfers, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan, and Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
Title: Economics and Happiness
Location: 112 Lindner

October 23
3:00 PM

Speaker: Daniel Kelley, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Purdue University
Title: Responsibility from the Outside In: Shaping the Moral Ecology Around Implicit Bias
Location: 415 A & B Tangeman University Center

October 28
3:00 PM

Speaker: John McNeil, Professor at Georgetown University
Title: A Global Environmental History of the Industrial Revolution, 1780-1920: Work in Prospect
Location: Annie Laws Room, Teacher's College

October 29
12:30 AM

Speaker: Rita Kiki Edozie, Professor of International Relations and African Affairs at James Madison College of Public Affairs at Michigan State University, and Director of African American and African Studies in the College of Arts and Letters
Title: Malcolm "Omowale" (Re) Turns to Africa: Pan Africanism and the Black Studies Agenda in a Global Era
Location: Taft Research Center

October 29
12:30 PM

Speaker: John McNeil, Professor at Georgetown University
Title: The Anthropocene: Are We There Yet?
Location: 127 McMicken Hall

October 30
3:00 PM

Speaker: Sylvie Tissot, teaches at the Université de Vincennes-Saint Denis-Paris VIII
Title: Good Neighbors: A Case Study of Gentrification in Boston
Location:Taft Research Center

November 2
7:00 PM

Speaker: Julia Watts Besler of Georgetown University
Title: Fasting, Prayer, and Protest: Rabbic Responses to Drought and Environmental Crisis
Location: Taft Research Center

November 5
4:00 PM

Speaker: Deanna Grimstead, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The Ohio State University
Title: Isotopic Evidence for Long-Distance Mammal Procurement, Chaco Canyon, NM
Location: Taft Research Center

November 10
4:00 PM

Speaker: Ethan Katz, History Professor, University of Cincinnati
Title: Book launch celebration and talk on Katz's new book -- "The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France"

November 12
12:00 PM

Speaker: Matej Makarovič, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Social Studies in Nova Gorica
Title: Political Change and Continuity in Central and Eastern Europe
Location: Taft Research Center

November 19
3:30 PM

Speaker: Dina Iordanova, Professor Film Studies, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Title: The Cinemas of Paris: Navigating the Abundance
Location: Taft Research Center

November 5
4:00 PM

Speaker: Deanna Grimstead, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The Ohio State University
Title: Isotopic Evidence for Long-Distance Mammal Procurement, Chaco Canyon, NM
Location: Taft Research Center

January 15
4:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Maurice Manning,Transylvania University; Dr. Lee Martin, Ohio State University.
Title: Literary Nonfiction Reading
Location: Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library

January 19
2:45 PM

Speaker: Dr. Yedida Eisenstat, assistant professor at York University
Title: Against the Law: Rabbinic Law in Rashi’s Torah Commentary
Location: Taft Research Center

January 21
4:00 PM

Speaker: Graciela Cabana, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Tennessee
Title: Genetic Ancestry, Race, and National Belonging in Argentina
Location: Taft Research Center

January 25
3:00 PM

Event: Film Screening
Title: "Obvious Child" starring Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy and Gaby Hoffman
Location: Taft Research Center

January 27
2:00 PM

Speaker: Marian Marzynski, Holocaust survivor and filmmaker
Title: Never Forget to Lie: Unique Challenges and Opportunities in Making Holocaust Testimonial Films
Location: Taft Research Center

January 28
3:00 PM

Speaker: Sara Pugach, associate professor of history at California State University, Los Angeles
Title: Counterpublics after German Reunification
Location: Taft Research Center

January 29
3:00 PM

Speaker: Michael Loadenthal, visiting professor in the sociology department at University of Cincinnati
Title: Discourse from Social Movement Ephemera: The communiques of insurrectionary attack
Location: Taft Research Center

February 5
3:00 PM

Event: Film Screening: If These Walls Could Talk
Location: Taft Research Center

February 9
11:00 AM

Speaker: Dr. Fukunari Kimura, Professor of Economics, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Title: The Impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) for Japan & East Asia
Location: TUC Great Hall 4th Floor

February 12
4:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Ander Monson, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award and an associate English professor at the University of Arizona
Location: Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library

February 17
12:30 PM
Speaker
: Gregg Lambert, Dean’s Professor of Humanities, Syracuse University, and Principal Investigator of the CNY Humanities Corridor
Title: Philosophy after Friendship
Location: Taft Research Center

February 17-18
Title:
humanitiesNOW Graduate Conference
Location: Taft Research Center

February 23
12:30 PM

Speaker: Karen Dawisha, Walter E. Havighurst Professor of Political Science, Miami University in Oxford; Director of the University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies
Title: Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?
Location:127 McMicken Hall

February 25
3:30 PM

Speaker: Dr. Geoffrey Parker, the Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History at the Ohio State University
Title: Incest, Blind Faith, and Conquest: the Spanish Habsburg and their enemies, 1516-1700
Location:Taft Research Center

February 26
9:30 AM to 11 AM

Speaker: Dr. Geoffrey Parker, the Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History at the Ohio State University
Title: Book Seminar -- Global Crisis: War, Climate Change, and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century
Location:417 TUC

February 26
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Speaker: Dr. Alice Conklin, Professor of History and Distinguished Scholar, Ohio State University
Title: When Knowledge Meets Power: French Anthropologists in the Age of Total War
Location:417 TUC


February 29 - March 4
Title: 11th annual Research Symposium
Location: Taft Research Center

Thursday, March 3
4:30 PM
Speaker
: Rosi Braidotti, Philosopher and Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Centre for Humanities at Utrecht University
Title : Posthuman Feminism
Location: Taft Research Center

March 5
Title: Louder Than a Bomb Semifinals
Location: Design, Architecture, Art, Planning (DAAP) Building

March 7
Speaker: Scot Brown
Title: Funk: Hip Hop's Parents -- Dayton, Ohio from the Ohio Players to Roger Troutman/Zapp
Location: Taft Research Center

March 8
4:00 p.m.
, Public Lecture; 5:00 PM Community Round table
Speaker: Dr. Susanne Zwingel, associate professor in international relations at Florida International University
Title: Localizing International Women's Rights: Implementing CEDAW Around the World
Location: Taft Research Center

March 9
12:20 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Zoe Sherinian, University of Oklahoma
Title: Religious Empowerment Through Tamil Dalit Parai (Outcaste) Drumming
Location: Taft Research Center
Following the lecture, at 2:30, in the MainStreet Cinema of TUC, Dr. Sherinian will screen the film "This is a Music: Reclaiming an Untouchable Drum," which she produced and directed.

March 9
4:00 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Haim Rechnitzer, associate professor of Jewish Thought at Hebrew Union College
Title: Songs of the Third Exile: The theological underpinning of Modern Hebrew Poetry
Location: Taft Research Center

March 10
4:00 p.m.

Speaker: B. Lackey
Title: Danger of Failure in Post-Quantum Key Agreements
Location: Taft Research Center

March 10
4:30 to 6 PM

Event: Buttoned Up: Clothing, Conformity, and White-Collar Masculinity
Description: Meet-the-Author event with Dr. Erynn Casanova
Location: The Booksellers on Fountain Square, 505 Vine Street

March 11
4:00 p.m.

Event: Sociology Graduate Student Conference Prep
Description: Sociology graduate students to give presentations on a variety of different works in order to prepare them for conference presentations
Location: Taft Research Center

March 14
4:00 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Takagi
Event: Lattice Reduction and Lattice Cryptology
Location: Taft Research Center

March 29
12:30

Speaker: David A. Baldwin, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Title: Power Analysis and International Relations
Location:127 McMicken

March 31
4:00 PM

Speaker: Brent Luvaas, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Drexel University
Title: Wearing Whatever: Observations from Four Years of Street Style Photography
Location: Taft Research Center

April 7
2 PM

Event: Film by Stephen Siff and Ringo Jones
Title: American Media and the Psychedelic Experience
Time: 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 525 Old Chem

April 7
5:15 PM

Event: 36th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures
Speaker: Alison James, University of Chicago
Title: Paper Witnesses: Voices and Documents in Contemporary French Literature
Location: Tangeman University Center 400B

April 8
3:00 PM

Speaker: Dorothy Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, University of Pennsylvania
Title: The New Biopolitics of Race, Genes, and Justice
Location: Law School, Rm. 114

April 8
3:00 PM

Speaker: Daniel Smith-Tone, National Institute of Standard of Technology and University of Louisville
Title: Symmetry in Differential of MPKCs
Location:Taft Research Center

April 8
5:30 PM

Event: 36th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures
Speaker: Juan Carlos Galeano, Florida State University
Title: Amazonia Revisited: Poetry and Storytelling
Location: Braunstein Hall 300

April 9
6 PM

Title: Louder Than a Bomb Finals
Location: School for Creative and Performing Arts, 108 W. Central Parkway

April 14
4:00 PM

Speaker: Nur Amali Ibrahim, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies & International Studies, Indiana University
Title: Experimental Muslims: Piety in Times of Upheaval
Location: Taft Research Center

May 18
6 to 9 PM

Speaker: Jeff Halper
Title: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification
Location: Taft Research Center, Edwards One, 47 Corry Blvd.

May 27 – 29
Title
: 2016 International Zizek Studies Conference
Location: Tangeman University Center

Date: May 27
Time: 6 to 7:30 PM
Speaker: Slavoj Žižek, University of Ljubljan
Talk title: Is God Dead, Unconscious, Evil, Impotent, Stupid...or Just Counterfactual? 

Date: May 28
Time: 1:30 to 2:45 PM
Speaker: Kelly Agra, Jr. Keynote Speaker
Talk title: The Event Divides into Two or the Parallax of Change: Badiou, Žižek, Bosteels and Johnston

Time: 6 to 7:30 PM
Speaker: Frances Restuccia, Boston College
Talk title: Is the Gaze a State of Exception?  

Date:May 29
Time:3 to 4:30 PM
Speaker: Graham Harman, American University
Talk title: On Žižek 

For more information about registration, please click here.




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