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2005-06 Events

Summer 2006

August 18, 2006
Symposium
"Music in 19th-Century Culture"
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Campus Center
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Co-sponsored with the Bard Music Festival (www.bard.edu/bmf) in conjunction with the 2006 Bard Music Festival "Franz Liszt and His World."

Moderated by Michael Steinberg, Director of the Cogut Center for the Humanities. Participants will include Katherine Bergeron, Dana Gooley, Esther da Costa Meyer, and Griselda Pollock, among others.

For a complete list of Music Festival events, August - October, please visit:

http://www.bard.edu/bmf/2006/schedule/

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Spring 2006

May 1, 2006
Lecture
"Taking Wrongs Seriously: Redress, Rights, and Politics"
Dr. Elazar Barkan
Co-Director, Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation, Salzburg Seminar
Professor of History and Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University
6:00 p.m.
Joukowsky Room
Watson Institute for International Studies
111 Thayer Street
Free and Open to the Public
(Co-sponsored with the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Brown University Department of History, and the Brown University Provost's Office)
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April 27, 2006
Lecture
"Fernando Pessoa - Variations on a Theme"
José Blanco
Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
5:30 p.m.
The John Carter Brown Library
Free and Open to the Public
(Co-sponsored with the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, and the John Carter Brown Library)
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April 26, 2006
Lecture
"Arendt on Sovereignty and Politics"
Jean Bethke Elshtain
Professor of Social and Political Ethics
The Divinitiy School, University of Chicago
4:00 p.m.
Joukowsky Forum
Watson Institute for International Studies
111 Thayer Street
Free and Open to the Public
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April 17, 2006
Lecture
"It Can Happen Here: The Fight for the History of Hinduism in the American Academy"
Wendy Doniger
Director, The Martin Marty Center, and Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions, The Divinity School, University of Chicago
6:00 p.m.
Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall
Reception to follow
Free and Open to the Public
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April 11, 2006
Lecture
"Inter-Facing"
Mieke Bal
Academy Professor
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
6:00 p.m.
Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall
Reception to follow
Free and Open to the Public

Mieke Bal will speak about her video project "Nothing is Missing" (see entry below).
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April 10-14, 2006
Exhibit
"Nothing is Missing "
A video project by Mieke Bal
Daily from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Alumnae Hall, Room 002 (ground floor)
Free and Open to the Public

For her video project "Nothing is Missing", Mieke Bal videotaped four women speaking about the uncertainties, loss, and pain that mothers face when their sons or daughters emigrate to new countries in pursuit of better lives.
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March 22, 2006
Lecture (part of the Hannah Arendt Seminars series)
"Isolation, Fraternity, Sisterhood: Hannah Arendt and the Films of Anne-Marie Mieville and Jean-Luc Godard"
Colin MacCabe
Professor of English
University of Exeter and University of Pittsburgh
Opening Remarks by Prof. Timothy Bewes, English Department
Response by Mary Ann Doane, Modern Culture and Media Dept.
5:00 p.m.
Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall
Reception to follow
Free and Open to the Public
(Co-sponsored with the Pembroke Center and the Watson Institute for International Studies)
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March 21, 2006
Film Screening (part of the Hannah Arendt Seminars series)
Notre Musique (Godard, 2004)
Nous Sommes Tous Encore Ici (Miéville, 1997)
6:00 p.m.
Pembroke Hall 210
Free and Open to the Public
(Co-sponsored with the Pembroke Center and the Watson Institute for International Studies)
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March 13, 2006
Lecture
"Genes and Disease: The Rise of Genomic Medicine in the United States"
Susan Lindee
Professor, History and Sociology of Science
University of Pennsylvania
4:00 p.m.
Pembroke Hall 210
Free and Open to the Public
(Co-sponsored with the Faculty Committee on Science and Technology Studies)
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March 6, 2006
Lecture (part of the Hannah Arendt Seminars series)
"Hannah Arendt at 100: The Autonomy of the Political Reconsidered"
Dana Villa
Professor of Political Science
University of Southern California
5:00 p.m.
Joukowsky Room
Watson Institute for International Studies
111 Thayer Street
Reception to Follow
Free and Open to the Public
(Co-sponsored with the Pembroke Center and the Watson Institute for International Studies)
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February 3, 2006
Workshops/Panel Discussions
“Unsettling Opera”
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Grant Recital Hall
1 Young Orchard Avenue
Free and Open to the Public

A one-day workshop exploring the conceptual demands and visceral power of opera in performance, featuring screenings and panel discussions from historical opera productions. Panelists included Pamela Rosenberg of the San Francisco Opera, Theater and Opera Director Peter Sellars, and The New York Times' John Rockwell, among other distinguished guests. Sponsored by the Cogut Center for the Humanities in cooperation with The Opera Quarterly and Oxford University Press.