Events

October 19, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "Copyright as Culture: Ethnography of the Law, the Global, and Turkey’s Music Industry"

Dietrich School Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow: David C. Fossum with responses from Michael J. Madison (School of Law) and Adriana Helbig (Music) Read More>
October 17, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Lecture: "Gay Sex and the Post-Industrial City: Leathermen and San Francisco's South of Market"

Visiting Fellow: Gayle Rubin (University of Michigan, Anthropology)   Abstract Gay Sex and the Post-Industrial City: Leathermen and San Francisco's South of Market Through an analysis of the San Francisco gay male leather community, this talk explores the tangled relationships among gay neighborhood formation, changes in urban economies, and the politics of land use. The South of Market, where the leather community became concentrated starting in the 1960s, has been a microcosm of the transformation of San Francisco from a manufacturing center to a largely post-industrial city. Situating the existence of the gay male leather neighborhood in this broader transformation dramatizes the changes in land use and real estate markets that have caused dispersion and institutional attrition of many urban populations, including LGBTQ communities. The broader perspective the talk takes to analyze urban sexual communities allows us to think afresh about the question of whether the "gay city" has a future, and what kind of future it has.   Read More>
October 16, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Lecture: "Conscientious Objection and Professional Obligation: From Military Chaplains to Modern Medicine"

Ronit Y. Stahl (University of Pennsylvania, Medical Ethics & Health Policy) Read More>
October 16, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "A Short History of Perversion"

Visiting Fellow: Gayle Rubin (University of Michigan, Anthropology) with responses from Rostom Mesli (Dietrich School Postdoctoral Fellow) and Lisa Brush (Sociology) Reading available here. Poster available here. Read More>
October 12, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "Genies, Islamic Law, and Wine-Soaked Romance: Culture and Contradiction in Pre-Colonial Central Asia"

James Pickett (History) with responses from Neil Doshi (French & Italian) and Jeanette Jouili (Religious Studies) Read More>
October 11, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Colloquium: "Indigeneity, More-than-Human Accountability, and the Futures of our Planet"

Noah Theriault (CMU, History) with a response from Emily Wanderer (Anthropology) Read More>
October 5, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "A Rewriting Past: On the Visual and Literary Modernisms of the Twentieth-Century Iran"

Dietrich School Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow: Farbod Honarpisheh  With responses from Lucy Fischer (Film Studies) and Gayle Rogers (English) Precirculated reading available here.    Read More>
September 29, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Lecture: "Race, Face, and Ravage and Lyrical Fat: Deleuze and Childhood Poverty"

Visiting Fellow: Kathryn Bond Stockton (University of Utah, English) Read More>
September 28, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "Making Out, Queerly: Kissing, Reading, Sex with Ideas (A Theoretical Memoir)"

Visiting Fellow: Kathryn Bond Stockton  With responses from Todd Reeser (French & Italian) and Julie Beaulieu (Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies) Poster   Read More>
September 25, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Lecture: "Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Technology's Challenges to the Self as Agent"

Adina L. Roskies (Dartmouth College, Philosophy) Read More>
September 25, 2017 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

Symposium: "Neuroethics of Implantable Brain Stimulation Devices"

Keynote Lecture: "Implanted Brain Stimulation Devices: Ethical, Legal, and Practical Issues" (12-1 PM) Hank Greely (Stanford University, Center for Law & the Biosciences)    Read More>
September 21, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Colloquium: "Political Dissent in Practice: Practical Insights from Social Theory"

Dietrich School Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow: Rachel McKinney  With responses from Michael Goodhart (Political Science) and Scott Kiesling (Linguistics) Precirculated reading available here. Read More>
September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Lecture by Denis Provencher (University of Arizona): “Sexuality and Islam in France”

Denis Provencher (University of Arizona) will present his lecture twice in the Humanities Center on September 13, 2017: once from 12:00 - 1:00 PM and again from 1:30 - 3:00 PM.    Read More>
September 11, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Medical Humanities Lecture with Jay Aronson (Carnegie Mellon University)

Join the University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics & Heath Law" for this public "Medical Humanities Monday" lecture with Jay Aronson (Carnegie Mellon University)    Read More>
May 23, 2017 - 9:00am to May 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

International Symposium: "Islamic Cultures of Documentation: Archives, Paperwork and State Power in Eurasia"

This two day International Symposium, organized by James Pickett and Paolo Sartori, will take place in the Humanities Center on May 23rd and 24th, 2017.    Read More>

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