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November 2019

Scholars@Hallwalls: Andrew Lison, “New Media at the End of History”

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Andrew Lison, Assistant Professor, Media Study and 2019-20 Humanities Institute Faculty Fellow. Photographer: Douglas Levere Join us at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center for our ninth year of Faculty Fellows talks! This lecture series brings current UB humanities research out into the community – with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free and open to the public. The late 1980s and early 1990s mark a transition away from a binary, Cold War geopolitics and toward the binary-based, digital media beginning to connect…

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Scholars@Hallwalls: Christian Flaugh, “Festive Publics, Global Returns”

November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Christian Flaugh, Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures; and 2019-20 Humanities Institute Faculty Fellow. Photographer: Douglas Levere Join us at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center for our ninth year of Faculty Fellows talks! This lecture series brings current UB humanities research out into the community – with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free and open to the public. Carnival festivals of the Americas, as in French Guiana, Haiti, Louisiana, and Trinidad, are known for black performance modes that gather and engage diverse publics.…

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February 2020

Scholars@Hallwalls: Victoria Wolcott, “Radical Nonviolence, Interracial Utopias, and the Long Civil Rights Movement”

February 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Victoria W. Wolcott, Professor, History and 2019-20 Humanities Institute Faculty Fellow. Photographer: Douglas LeverePhotographer: Douglas Levere Join us at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center for our ninth year of Faculty Fellows talks! This lecture series brings current UB humanities research out into the community – with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free and open to the public. Historian Victoria Wolcott explores how utopian ideas and practices shaped the long civil rights movement. As early as the 1920s there were significant experiments…

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Scholars@Hallwalls: Neil Coffee, “Armored for the Arena? The Stoics on Social Engagement”

February 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Neil Coffee, Professor, Classics and 2019-20 Humanities Institute Faculty Fellow. Photographer: Douglas Levere Join us at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center for our ninth year of Faculty Fellows talks! This lecture series brings current UB humanities research out into the community – with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free and open to the public. Modern technology allows us to lead much of our lives remotely, forcing us to consider anew how we socialize and conduct business with others. Surprisingly, the philosophers…

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April 2020

Scholars@Hallwalls: Bill Solomon, “Black Humor and the Making of the Counterculture: Race, Madness, and American Literature in the 1960s”

April 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Bill Solomon, Professor, English and 2019-20 Humanities Institute Faculty Fellow. Photographer: Douglas Levere Join us at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center for our ninth year of Faculty Fellows talks! This lecture series brings current UB humanities research out into the community – with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free and open to the public. Bill Solomon’s presentation addresses the role that acts of identification across racial and ethnic lines played in the construction of countercultural subjectivities in the US postwar era.…

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May 2020

Scholars@Hallwalls: Meredith Conti, “Haunting the Stage: Dark Tourism, Lieux de Mémoire, and the Immortal Death of Abraham Lincoln at Washington D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre” [OVPRED/HI Public Humanities Faculty Fellow]

May 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Meredith Conti, Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance; and 2019-20 OVPRED/HI Public Humanities Faculty Fellow. Photographer: Douglas Levere Join us at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center for our ninth year of Faculty Fellows talks! This lecture series brings current UB humanities research out into the community – with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free and open to the public. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Washington, D.C. is a historic crime scene. Ford’s Theatre, the location of President Abraham Lincoln’s…

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