Upcoming events

  • Wed. February 11, 3:40 to 5 p.m. Finding Water Where it Should Not Be: In Extreme Polar Deserts, Water Goes Subsurface and Hypersaline to Stay Liquid. Life as we know it requires liquid water. Yet, most of our Solar System, and the Universe, is too cold for liquid water. Subsurface water in extreme polar deserts of Antarctica provides refugia for microbial life. Slawek Tulaczyk, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz.
  • Wed. February 18, 3:40 to 5 p.m. Toxic Tales from the African Anthropocene. Dr. Hecht directs the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Michigan. She recently served as associate director of UM’s African Studies Center, and remains an active participant in the ASC’s joint project with the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (South Africa) on African Humanities, theory, and empiricism in the Global South. Dr. Hecht has written... Gabrielle Hecht, Department of History, University of Michigan.
  • Wed. February 25, 3:40 to 5 p.m. The Moral Economy of Murder: Gangs, Death and Social Order in Contemporary Nicaragua. This presentation will explore the evolving moral and ethical underpinnings of killing and dying in a gang-affected urban neighbourhood in Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua. Dr. Dennis Rodgers, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow.
  • Wed. March 4, 3:40 to 5 p.m. Palladium at Night: A Talk About a Satellite. Trevor Paglen's work deliberately blurs lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. Paglen's visual work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Tate Modern, London; The Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; The San Francisco Museum of Modern... Trevor Paglen.
  • Mon. March 9, 3:40 to 5 p.m. Body Burdens: Soil, Sediment and Accretive Violence in Martinique. For the past half century, anglophone toxicologists and environmental activists have used the term “body burden” to describe the accumulated amount of harmful substances present in human bodies. In recent years, “charges corporelles” have emerged as part of the popular conversation in Martinique, a French territory in the Caribbean where I conduct ethnographic research. Chlordécone, a pesticide... Vanessa Agard-Jones, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Yale University.

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