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October 2014

How experts frame extremism: Knowledge and politics in Russia’s War on Terror

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olin 102

A Lecture by Professor Dmitry Dubrovsky Visiting Faculty in the Human Rights Program at Bard College, and Assistant Professor in the Humanities Department at Smolny College, St. Petersburg University.  This talk will discuss how counter-terrorism trials, in which expert witnesses in the humanities and social sciences are often called to present their research, highlight how courtrooms have become public venues for political debates between liberal and conservative academics. I will argue that these debates, in turn, reveal a broader crisis within the humanities and…

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Silence, Taboo, and Everyday Practices of Revolution: What Sovereignty Feels Like

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Olin 102

The Sound and Affect Series will host a conversation with Deborah A. Thomas on October 27, at 5:00 p.m. in Olin 102. Thomas is a Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. For Experimental Humanities Department, Thomas posted the following on the subject of her research: “Much has been written about the effects of extreme violence – and particularly state violence – on individuals and communities throughout the world. Attention has tended to focus on the forms of…

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Visiting Artist: Serge Alain Nitegeka

October 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fisher Studio Arts Seminar Room

  Visiting artist Serge Alain Nitegeka will give a presentation of his work at 5:00 p.m. on October 30, in the Fisher Studio Arts Seminar Room. Nitegeka is from Burundi and now lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. His work has appeared in galleries and exhibitions around the world, including in Johannesburg, New York, Paris, Berlin, and in Senegal. In February, 2015, he will showcase his work in Savannah, Georgia at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Co-sponsored…

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