Faculty Seminar Series

A series of events centered around a subject that is of great interest and which has a significant impact on the transdisciplinary world of humanities.

2017-18 Theme: Empire, the Postcolonial, and the Decolonial

Scholars across humanities disciplines analyze, critique and theorize imperial, colonial, and neo-imperial practices and their effects across the globe. Postcolonial theory and theories of settler-colonialism, in particular, have reshaped understandings not just of lived histories under empire, but power itself; and humanities methods have been essential to elucidating western colonial practices and developing strategies that actively decolonize knowledge making, social engagement, and political action – effectively denaturalizing colonial practices. Humanities researchers have also pointed to and worked to reimagine the ways colonial pasts and presents structure not just political and ideological systems of nationhood, but intersectional structures of race, class and gender, the subaltern, linguistic practices, economic forces, the environment, and the patterns of exploitation, cooptation and collaboration that make up our global present.

2010-11: Disciplinary Fault Lines

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 12:00pm

    "Disciplinary Fault Lines" -The 2010-11 IHR Faculty Seminar Series focuses on what it means to do disciplinary and inter-/transdisciplinary work in the Humanities. At the core of the series is the issue of disciplinary fault lines—areas within disciplinary frameworks that point to the perceived limits of that discipline. How do we know when we’ve reached the limits of an idea, or have exhausted all avenues of inquiry from within a disciplinary frame? How do disciplines look differently at the same topic or question?

  • Monday, November 15, 2010 - 12:00pm

    "Disciplinary Fault Lines" -The 2010-11 IHR Faculty Seminar Series focuses on what it means to do disciplinary and inter-/transdisciplinary work in the Humanities. At the core of the series is the issue of disciplinary fault lines—areas within disciplinary frameworks that point to the perceived limits of that discipline. How do we know when we’ve reached the limits of an idea, or have exhausted all avenues of inquiry from within a disciplinary frame? How do disciplines look differently at the same topic or question?

  • Monday, September 20, 2010 - 12:00pm

    "Disciplinary Fault Lines" -The 2010-11 IHR Faculty Seminar Series focuses on what it means to do disciplinary and inter-/transdisciplinary work in the Humanities. At the core of the series is the issue of disciplinary fault lines—areas within disciplinary frameworks that point to the perceived limits of that discipline. How do we know when we’ve reached the limits of an idea, or have exhausted all avenues of inquiry from within a disciplinary frame? How do disciplines look differently at the same topic or question?

2009-10: Crucial Contexts

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 12:00pm

    Rhetoric and the Quest for Sustainable Communities: Oceanic Islands: Peter Goggin, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 12:00pm

    A Philosopher Looks at the Trouble with Truth Commissions: Margaret Walker, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 12:00pm

    Historians and 'Inventions' of War: Mark von Hagen, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies

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