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Taft Events

2017-2018 Events


May 22
5 PM
Speaker:
Jehuda Reinharz, Brandeis University
Title: Chaim Weizmann: Architect of the Jewish State, 1917-1948
Location: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 3101 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH

May 22 - 23
Title:
Re-Thinking the Balfour Declaration of 1917: Zionism, American Jews, and World War I in Historical Perspective
Location: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 3101 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH



PAST EVENTS

August 29
6 PM
Title:
Water & Human Settlements: UC Celebrates Water Week
Location: Niehoff Center

August 30
10:30 AM
Title:
El Río (The River) film screening, followed by Q&A with Director Juan Carlos Galeano (Water & Human Settlements)
Location: Taft Research Center

September 6
6 PM
Title:
Cincinnati Rises: Human Rights Advocacy in the Queen City
Location: Taft Research Center

September 7
7 PM
Title:
Theater of War
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati

September 14
4 PM
Title:
A Reception Honoring the Publication of Professor Kraus’ "Jewish, Christian, and Classical Exegetical Traditions in Jerome’s Translation of the Book of Exodus: Translation Technique and the Vulgate" (Brill, 2017)
Location: Taft Research Center

September 16 & 17
7:30 PM
Title:
Corbeaux
Choreographer: Bouchra Ouizguen
Location: Black Box Theater, CAC

September 27
3:30 PM
Title:
Reception Honoring the publication of "Vexed with Devils: Manhood and Witchcraft in Old and New England," (New York University Press, 2017), by Erika Gasser, History
Location: Taft Research Center

September 28
4 PM
Speaker:
Kevin Karpiak, Eastern Michigan University
Title: Electric Burns: attending the banal microphysics of police power
Location: Taft Research Center

September 28
6 PM
Speaker:
Arne Schmitt
Title: Looking Back Through Shattered Glass: An Artist Talk About Postwar Architecture and Photography
Location: 701 Old Chem

September 29
3 PM
Speaker:
Tricia Rose, Brown University
Title: How Structural Racism Works in an Era of "Racial Equality"
Location: African American Cultural Resource Center (AACRC)

September 29
1 PM
Speaker:
Ghassan Moussawi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: “Because Lebanon Is Not Kandahar”: Queer Cosmopolitanism and Exclusion in “Gay-Friendly” Beirut
Location: Taft Research Center

September 29
10 PM

Title: 102nd Annual Association for the Study of African American Life and History Meeting and Conference - The Crisis in Black Education - Poetry Slam
Location: Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, Mayflower 1&2 / Lower Level

October 2
4 PM
Speakers:
Sarah Schulman, Distinguished Professor, City University of New York
Title: Conflict is not Abuse
Location: Taft Research Center

October 4
4 PM
Speakers:
Valera and Natasha Cherkashin
Title: The End of the Soviet Epoch
Location: Taft Research Center

2017 Hispanic Heritage Month
October 5
7 PM
Speaker:
Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poetry Laureate (2015-2017), Mexican American Performer & Activist, National Book Critic Circle Award Winner
Title: A Bilingual Poetry Reading and Conversation
Location: Taft Research Center

October 5
6 PM
Speaker:
Michael Murphy, Co-Founder and Executive Director, MASS Design Group
Title: Architecture That Heals
Location: DAAP 4400

October 12
4 PM
Speaker:
Kyra Palberg, University of Duisburg-Essen
Title: „Discoursivation of unemployment. Medial constructions of (non-)working subjects“
Location: 701 Old Chem

October 16
5:30 PM
Speaker:
Goran Niksic, City Archaeologist and Architect for City of Split in Croatia (Service for the Old City Core), and the Senior Lecturer on architectural conservation at the University of Split
Title: Diocletian's Palace - Design and Construction (part of Archaeological Institute of America annual lecture)
Location: UC Law School, Rm 118

October 18
12 PM
Speaker:
Yana Hashamova, Ohio State University
Title: The Role of the Russian Leader since the Revolution as Reflected in Film
Location: Old Chem, 701

October 19
4 PM
Speaker:
Melissa Rosenzweig, Miami University
Title: The "Empty Lands" of Assyerian Emprire: An archeology of "terra nullius"
Location: Taft Research Center

October 20
5 PM
Speaker:
Sabine Eckmann, Director and Chief Curator, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Title: “Zero Hour:” Abstract Art in France, Germany and the US in the Wake of World War II, 1945-1959
Location: Old Chemistry, Room 701

October 23
5:30 PM
Speaker:
Richard Bulliet, Columbia University
Title: Energy Profiles in World History: The Political Economy of Big Stones
Location: Taft Research Center

October 24
12 PM
Speaker:
Richard Bulliet, Columbia University
Title: Energy Profiles in World History: Whims and Dollies
Location: Taft Research Center

October 24
7 PM
Speaker:
Tudor Parfitt, Florida International University
Title: Becoming Jewish in Sub-Saharan Africa
Location: Mayerson Jewish Community Center, 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236 (South, off Ronald Reagan Highway)

October 25
3:30 PM
Speaker:
Stephen M. Norris, Miami University
Title: Born in the Thunderous Strikes of October: Life and Propaganda in the Soviet Century
Location: Taft Research Center

October 26
12:30 PM
Speaker:
Chadwick Roberts
Title: Queer Ghost Hunters: Open TV, Queer History and Lesbian Narrative
Location: Taft Research Center

October 27
5:45 PM
Speaker:
Miles Corak, University of Ottawa
Title: Inequality, Life Chances, and Public Policy: How to Slide Down the Great Gatsby Curve (2017 James C. Kautz Lecture)
Location: University of Cincinnati, Carl H. Lindner College of Business Fealy Auditorium (Rm. 112)

October 30
7 PM
Speaker:
Paula Fredrikson, Boston University
Title: Mediterranean Mixing: Jews in Pagan Places, and Pagans (as well as Christians) in Jewish Places
Location: Taft Research Center

November 2
11 AM
Speaker:
Daniel Bennett, John Brown University
Title: Defending Faith: The Politics of the Conservative Christian Legal Movement
Location: TUC417ABC

2017 Native American Heritage Month
November 2
12:15 PM
Speaker:
Robert A.Williams, Jr., E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law; Faculty Chair, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Location: Taft Research Center

November 9
6 PM
Film Screening: Winnie
Speaker:
There will be a panel after the screening. The panel consists of: Ashley Currier, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Anne Runyan, Political Science; Grace Epstein & Vinamarata "Winnie" Kaur, English & Comparative Literature; and Stephanie Talbot, Educational Studies.
Location: ERC Auditorium, Room 427

November 13
Truth, Justice, and the American Way?
The Need for Arts & Sciences in a Post-Truth World
Location:
Mainstreet Cincema, TUC
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November 15
12 PM
Speaker:
Constantin Parvulescu, Research Fellow, Universidad de Navarra, Instituto Cultura y Sociedad
Title: High Finance and Financeers on the European post-2008 Screen
Location: 701 Old Chemistry

November 15
7 PM
Speaker:
Constantin Parvulescu, Research Fellow, Universidad de Navarra, Instituto Cultura y Sociedad
Title: Film Screening: Le Capital/ Capital (Costa Gavras, 2013, France) with Q&A and discussion about European cinema's depiction of finance after the 2008 crisis
Location: Mini Microcinemam OTR, 1329 Main Street. (Free admission)

November 16
4 PM
Speaker:
Sarah Ousterhoudt, Indiana University
Title: Vanilla for the ancestors: land, power, and place in Madagascar
Location: Taft Research Center

November 17
9:30 AM to 6 PM
Symposium
: The Reformation in Historical, Literary, Religious, and Legal Perspective
Location: Cincinnati Art Museum, Faith Auditorium, 953 Eden Park Drive

January 8
5:30 PM
Speaker:
Amy Bogaard, Oxford University
Title: Of Secret Stores and Garden Magic: Recent Archaeobotanical Work at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Central Anatolia
Location: 308 Blegen

January 19
3 PM
Speaker:
Nazneen Kane, Mt. St. Joseph University
Title: Disciplining Priestesses: Gender, Agency, and the Politics of Latter-day Saints Women's Temple Rites
Location: Taft Research Center

January 23
7 PM
Speaker:
Yaakov Ariel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title: Christian Zionism in the United States
Location: Taft Research Center

January 25
4 PM
Speaker:
J.T. Roane, University of Cincinnati
Title: I'm afraid for my life and my home: the 1985 MOVE bombing in Joseph Beam's queer transformation
Location: Taft Research Center

January 30
2 PM
Speaker: 
Mario Luis Small, Grafstein Family Professor at Harvard University
Title: Heterogeneity and American Ghettos
Location: Taft Research Center

Welcoming of Journalism to Taft
February 12
4 PM
Location:
Taft Research Center

2018 Black History Month
February 12
4 PM
Title: 
Black Journalists Matter: The Case for (More) Black Perspectives in the Media
Speaker: Kathy Y. Wilson, Library Foundation Writer-In-Residence, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Location: Taft Research Center

February 15
4:30 PM
Speaker:
Rachel Tzvia, Poet & Author
Title: Women Waging Peace in Israel
Location: Taft Research Center

February 20-21
humanitiesNOW Graduate Conference
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February 20
12:45 PM
humanitiesNOW Keynote: Barbara Allen, Virginia Tech
Title: Knowledge Justice: Making Science for Change in Disempowered Polluted Communities
Location: Taft Research Center
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February 22
4 PM
Speaker:
Fiona McDonald, Indiana-Purdue University
Title: The power of the collective in sensory storytelling
Location: Taft Research Center

February 22
4 PM
Speaker:
Dagmar Herzog, City University of New York
Title: On Aggression: Psychoanalysis as Moral Politics in PostNazi Germany
Location: 350 Dyer Hall

February 26
4:30 PM
Annual Research Symposium Keynote:
Timothy Snyder, Richard C. Levin Professor of History, Yale University
Title: On Aggression: Psychoanalysis as Moral Politics in PostNazi Germany
Location: TUC, 400B
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February 26 - March 2
Annual Research Symposium
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March 1
7:30 PM
Speaker:
Marcus Wicker
Title: Poetry as Protest and Social Activism
Location: The Mercantile Library

March 7
1 PM
Speaker:
Kwame A. Holmes, University of Colorado
Title: The Value of Black Death
Location: Taft Research Center

March 8
4 PM
Speaker:
Krish Seetah, Stanford University
Title: Empire, environment and disease: an Indian Ocean case study
Location: Taft Research Center

March 19
2 PM
Speaker:
Ipek Celic, Koç University, Istanbul
Title: Branding Mediterranean Cities: Film and TV Industries in Istanbul and Marseilles
Location: Old Chem, 701

March 21
7 PM
Speaker:
David Lazar, Columbia College Chicago
Title: Literary Nonfiction Reading from Lazar’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror: Essays and Aphorisms”
Location: Taft Research Center

March 22
12:30 PM
Speaker:
Andy Lewis, UC Political Science
Title: The Rights Turn in Conservative Christian Politics: How Abortion Transformed the Culture Wars
Location: Taft Research Center

March 23
1:00 PM
Speaker:
Dr. Catherine Raissiguier, Hunter College, CUNY
Title: Queers, Migrants, and Citizenship in France
Location: Taft Research Center

March 28
2 PM
Speaker:
Kayono Ito-Shiba, Chiba University
Title: The Supernatural in Medieval Japan
Location: Taft Research Center

March 28
3:30 PM
Speaker:
Mizuki Takusagawa- Hirabayashi, Chiba University
Title: Ghostly Subplots in Eighteenth-Century Puppet Theater
Location: Taft Research Center

March 29
12:30 PM
Speaker:
Justin Vaughn, Boise State University
Title: Grappling with Greatness: Perceiving Presidents and Their Contributions to the Republic
Location: Taft Research Center

March 30
3 PM
Speaker:
Sherrill Sellers, Miami University
Title: Top 10 Rules For Thriving in the Academy for Faculty of Color and Their Allies
Location: Taft Research Center

April 3
5 PM
Speaker:
Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara, UC History
Title: Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala
Location: Taft Research Center

April 5
5:15 PM
CONVERSATIONS IN CLASSICS: Cities & Empires Speakers:

Ari Finkelstein, Judaic Studies
Elizabeth Frierson, History
Yolanda Vázquez, College of Law
Location: Taft Research Center

April 10
11 AM
The Michael Margolis Lecture on Digital Citizenship
Speaker:
Danielle Citron
Title: Why Combating Online Abuse Is Good for Free Speech
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center

April 12
5 PM
Title:
Trapped By Law - a film preview
Location: Mini Micro Cinema

April 12
10 AM
Speaker:
Edith Sheffer, University of California, Berkeley; Stanford University
Title: WORKSHOP on mapping project “Forming Selves: The Creation of Child Psychiatry from Red Vienna to the Third Reich and Abroad”
Location: Room 460, Langsam Library

April 12
4 PM
Speaker:
Edith Sheffer, University of California, Berkeley; Stanford University
Title: Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna
Location: Room 480C, Langsam Library

April 20
12:20 PM
Speaker:
Jack Levy, Rutgers University
Title: The Causes and Consequences of the First World War
Location: MainStreet Cinema

April 26
5:30 PM
Speaker:
Angela Potochnik, University of Cincinnati
Title: Idealization and the Aims of Science
Location: Mercantile Library, 14 Walnut St., 11th floor

April 27
5:00 PM
LOUDER THAN A BOMB FINALS
NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER



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