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Thursday March 5th -
Penal Knowledge, Reform and Comparative Regimes, 4:00-6:00pm
Chair: Caroline Elkins, Professor, Department of History and African and African American Studies
“Lemos Britto and Prison Reform in Brazil” Marcos Bretas, Professor, Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“Vulnerability” – Issue 24
For its twenty-fourth issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that explore the concept of vulnerability.
Symposium: Alaska, the Arctic and the US Imagination
Monday 16 March 2015, 09:30-17:30
British Library Conference Centre
£10 full/£5 student Register via Eventbrite
Looking at the history of American interest in the Arctic, as well as its contemporary relationship with the area, this symposium asks what the roots of this enchantment are as well as how the Arctic influences the US view of itself and the rest of the world.
J.R. Miller, Compact, Contract, Covenant: Aboriginal Treaty-Making in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009).
American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York
NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, New York City, July 6-31, 2015
Objects matter. Material culture scholars use artifactual evidence such as consumer goods, architecture, clothing, landscape, decorative arts, and many other types of material.
French Quarter Imaginaries: A Workshop
JGU Mainz (Germany), 15 May 2015
Organized by Florian Freitag and Nadine Klopfer