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August 2012

“The Word from the Street: North Carolina Public Folklore in Action”

August 27, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sally Peterson (NC Arts Council). Joy Salyers (NC Folklife Institute), and Janet Hoshour (NC Folklore Society)

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September 2012

“See It Now (And Then): Local Films, Community Archives, and Collective Memory”

September 17, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Martin L. Johnson (American Studies and English, UNC-CH)

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“London Entangled: Indigenous Histories from the Heart of Empire.”

September 21, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Coll Thrush

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“Colonial Entanglement: Constituting a Twenty-First-Century Osage Nation”

September 24, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Jean Dennison (Anthropology, UNC-CH)

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October 2012

“’Dance is a Weapon’: Pearl Primus and Performance Art as Political Protest”

October 8, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tammy L. Brown (Assistant Professor, Miami University of Ohio, and Postdoctoral Fellow, UNC-CH)

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Papers to be presented at the American Folklore Society Meetings

October 15, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Folklore MA Students

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“The Transnational Romance of Chief John Ross: Indigenous/Colonizer Intermarriage in Australia and North America.”

October 16, 2012 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Ann McGrath

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“Deeper Histories of Place in a New Digital Age: Collaborating in Two World Heritage Regions of Australia.”

October 17, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenter: Ann McGrath

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“black/animal”

October 22, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sharon Holland (English, African & African American Studies, and Women’s Studies, Duke University)

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“Mobile Massassoit: The Memory Work of Monuments and Place in Public Displays of History”

October 29, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lisa Blee (History, Wake Forest University) and Jeani O'Brien (History, University of Minnesota)

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November 2012

“The True Image: Gravestone Art and the Culture of Scotch Irish Settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina Backcountry”

November 12, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Daniel W. Patterson (Emeritus, English and Folklore, UNC-CH)

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The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

November 26, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Miguel La Serna (History, UNC-CH)

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December 2012

Remaining in the Big House: Delaware Neutrality in the War of 1812

December 10, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Jonathan Hancock (History, UNC-CH)

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January 2014

Departmental Colloquium: Michelle Robinson, “A Certain Genre of Production”

January 24, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This talk (see colloquium poster here) examines detective fiction parodies –Mark Twain’s “A Double Barreled Detective Story” (1902), Melville Davisson Post’s The Strange Schemes of Randolph Mason (1896), and Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne’s The Wrong Box (1889)—to reframe the genre’s contested relation to literary Modernism, drawing attention to classical detective fiction's obsession with the production of the corpse and the genre's repressed affiliations with the transnational economic systems that generated it.   Robinson holds a Ph.D. in American and…

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February 2014

Catherine W. Bishir to Discuss “Crafting Lives: African American Artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900″

February 5, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Catherine W. Bishir is curator in architectural special collections at North Carolina State University Libraries and a founding member and past president of the Vernacular Architecture Forum. She is the author of numerous prize-winning Catherine W. Bishir is curator in architectural special collections at North Carolina State University Libraries and a founding member and past president of the Vernacular Architecture Forum. She is the author of numerous prize-winning publications, including North Carolina Architecture and Southern Built: American Architecture, Regional Practice.…

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Keith Richotte, Why Tribal Constitutional History Matters

February 24, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

  Dr. Keith Richotte (JD, LLM, PhD) is a legal and American Studies scholar who has published on Indigenous rights, therapeutic courts in American Indian jurisprudence, and the legal pluralist approach to the study oftribal constitutions. An Associate Justice of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Court of Appeals, Dr. Richotte is an expert on tribal constitutionalism. His talk will draw from his current book project, Before the IRA: Early Tribal Constitutionalism and the Turtle Mountain Experience.

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Discussion of ASA Resolution on Academic Boycott of Israel

February 28, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In 2004, the International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion that the wall Israel built on Palestinian territory was illegal. In 2005, a majority of Palestinian civil society groups and organizations organized together in protest against Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights. These organizations have called for non-violent tactics of boycotts, divestments, and sanctions against Israeli academic and cultural institutions. As with South Africa, Israel’s system of racial discrimination, at all institutional levels, constitutes apartheid as recognized by international…

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March 2014

Departmental Colloquium: Marcie Cohen Ferris, “The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region”

March 28, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Marcie Cohen Ferris in an associate professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and coordinator of the program in Southern Studies. Her research and teaching interests include the history of the Jewish South, food in American culture, American Jewish women’s history, and the foodways and material culture of the American South.  In 2007, she received the University of North Carolina’s Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.  From 2006-2008, she served as President of…

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Guest Speaker, Sara Franklin: “Judith Jones and the Turn toward American Regional Cooking”

March 31, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Sara B. Franklin is a doctoral fellow in the Food Studies program at New York University.

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April 2014

Folklore MA Students’ Thesis Presentations

April 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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September 2014

From Highlanders to Tar Heels: Scottish Gaelic Immigrant Communities in North Carolina

September 15, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

Talk by Michael Newton, Technical Lead in the UNC Digital Innovation Lab

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February 2015

FOOD, FILM, & FOLKLORE

February 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VICTORIA BOULOUBASIS  and SOL WEINER​ (first-year Folklore MA students) Join us for two shorts followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers MON, FEB 9, 6 PM, DONOVAN LOUNGE (GREENLAW) Un Buen Carnicero 14 min | Spanish and English with subtitles A good butcher listens. When customers at Cliff's Meat Market in Carrboro, North Carolina began asking for cuts in Spanish, owner Cliff Collins started looking for help. For nearly 18 years Tolo Martinez has worked behind Cliff's counter, learning…

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‘Coed Enters Harem:’ American Imperialism in the Muslim Philippines and the ‘Strange Hegira’ of Princess Tarhata Kiram

February 16, 2015 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

A presentation by Professor Tim Marr Monday, February 16, 1:15 PM This presentation examines intercultural encounters between US Americans and the Muslim Moros in the southern Philippine Islands, whose homelands constituted an imperial contact zone where American national territory at its furthest, “wildest,” and most tropical “southwest” encountered the extreme easternmost expansion of the Islamic diaspora. Tarhata Kiram was born in 1902, three years after American occupation, and was adopted by the childless Sultan of Sulu and educated by American…

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March 2015

Carolina Seminar in American Indian & Indigenous Studies

March 25, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Stanley Thayne, PhD Candidate, Religious Studies, UNC Chapel Hill “Reading Back? Indigeneity and the Book of Mormon”

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American Studies Colloquium

March 30, 2015 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

MARK RIFKIN The Duration of the Land: The Queerness of Time in Sundown Allotment sought to inculcate particular kinds of temporal consciousness and practice in the attempt to “civilize” Natives into normative non-native lifecycles in ways that reaffirmed the coherence and dominance of U.S. jurisdiction.  In his novel Sundown (1934), John Joseph Mathews offers an account of the everyday affects generated by inhabiting allotment’s field of force.  The novel traces how allotment pressures Osages to conform to a vision of…

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April 2015

Folklore M.A. Presentations

April 6, 2015 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
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American Studies Colloquium

April 6, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

MICHAEL NEWTON From Highlanders to Tar-Heels: Scottish Gaelic Immigrant Communities in the Carolinas (Part 2) At the beginning of the 19th century, the Cape Fear of the Carolinas was home to the largest settlement of Scottish Highlanders in North America, but the distinctive cultural traditions and literary practices brought by the original emigrants had faded by the end of the century. The pageantry of Highland Games and Tartan Day has promoted a form of Scottish identity, but has also contributed…

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September 2015

What DH Could Be–Conversation With Stewart Varner

September 10, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Coffee will be available at 9:15!

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Food Studies Panel

September 21, 2015 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm

This panel consists of four graduate students in the Masters in Folklore program who will be presenting their work completed last spring in the first iteration of Carolina Cooks, Carolina Eats, taught by Dr. Sharon P. Holland and Dr. Marcie Cohen Ferris. Their presentations will combine their own historical research with the oral history projects completed by undergraduates in the class. Come learn about the foods and people of the state we all currently call home.

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ASFGSA Meeting

September 28, 2015 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
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October 2015

Graduate Student & Faculty Meet and Greet

October 5, 2015 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
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Public Folklore Panel

October 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The American Studies and Folklore Colloquium Committee is hosting a public folklore panel discussion from 6:00-7:00pm in Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall.  Come out to hear experienced public folklorists engage in an evocative discussion on issues of public folklore work, as well as share their knowledge on career options for aspiring folklorists, ethnographers and documentarians outside of academia.  Panelists include: Tom Rankin, Director of the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University Joy Salyers, Executive director of the North Carolina Folklife Institute Sally Peterson,…

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November 2015

2nd Annual Evening of Indigenous Storytelling

November 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sponsor: First Nation Graduate Circle

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Public Folklore Discussion with Selina Morales

November 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Selina Morales will discuss how folk and traditional arts challenge power structures and work to build more just worlds. She will draw on examples from Philadelphia Folklore Project initiatives and highlight contemporary political voices (Walidah Imarisha, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Edwidge Danticat, and others) who bolster community-based movements for justice.

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Digital Loray Presentation

November 9, 2015 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
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Student Winter Study Break

November 30, 2015 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
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February 2016

AMST Speaker Series: Dr. Jodi Byrd, “Empire’s Dead”

February 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The American Studies Speaker Series presents "Empire's Dead: Incivility, Indigeneity, and the Cultural Politics of Settling," a public lecture by Dr. Jodi A. Byrd. Dr. Byrd is a Faculty Affiliate for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and an Associate Professor of English and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Byrd's talk explores the temporalization of Indigenous peoples as part of a long lost and undead past that continues to unsettle the speculative genres of horror and science fiction,…

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DGS Meeting

February 22, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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March 2016

ASGSA Meeting

March 7, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
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AMST Speaker Series: Dr. Scott Romine, “Fables of the Bloody Shirt”

March 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The AMST Speaker Series will present its second public lecture in 2016. Dr. Scott Romine, Professor and Department Head of English at UNC-Greensboro, will give a talk entitled "Fables of the Bloody Shirt: Narrating Reconstruction Violence." His lecture explores how narratives of Reconstruction shaped and organized public perceptions of racial violence.

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DGS Meeting

March 28, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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April 2016

ASGSA Meeting

April 4, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
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DGS Meeting

April 18, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Folklore and American Studies MA Presentations

April 25, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

Five students earning their MA in Folklore or American Studies will present their thesis and capstone research on Monday, April 25, from 2:30 to 3:20 in Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall. See flyer below.

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September 2016

AMST Speaker Series: Dr. Andrew Warnes, “Savage Barbecue”

September 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Dr. Andrew Warnes (University of Leeds) informal coffee and talk. Warnes is the author most recently of Savage Barbecue and writes frequently on food, hunger, and commodity fetishism.  

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ASGSA Meeting

September 12, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Elijah Gaddis Presents: Performing Black Public Cultures: African American Life and the Southern City, 1875-1940

September 19, 2016 @ 1:25 pm - 2:30 pm
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DGS Meeting

September 26, 2016 @ 1:25 pm - 2:30 pm
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AMST Speaker Series: Jakobi Williams, “Neighborhoods First”

September 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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October 2016

Diversity Town Hall

October 3, 2016 @ 1:25 pm - 2:30 pm
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ASGSA Meeting

October 3, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Working a Conference Workshop with Sharon Holland

October 10, 2016 @ 1:25 pm - 2:30 pm
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Presentation, Ben Frey

October 17, 2016 @ 1:25 pm - 2:30 pm
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DGS Meeting

October 24, 2016 @ 1:25 pm - 2:30 pm
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November 2016

ASGSA Meeting

November 7, 2016 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
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AMST Speaker Series: Kay Turner, “Tell Me a (Different) Story: Why Folklore’s Perspective on Narrative Matters”

November 14, 2016 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
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DGS and DUS Meeting

November 28, 2016 @ 1:25 pm - 2:30 pm
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January 2017

DGS Meeting

January 30, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
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February 2017

Colloquium: Ayse Erginer, Southern Cultures

February 6, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
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ASGSA Meeting

February 6, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 4, 2017

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Colloquium: Elijah Heyward

February 13, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
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Colloquium: Nonprofit Leadership Certificate with Noel Andre Mazade

February 20, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
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Celeste Bernier Lecture: “Inside the Invisible: Representing the Body, Memory and History in African American and Black British Art.”

February 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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March 2017

Maria Kennedy Lecture

March 6, 2017 @ 1:25 am - 2:15 pm

Maria Kennedy, the folklorist for the Southern Finger Lakes region in NY, has done extensive work in the UK and now in upstate NY on cider production, the wassail rituals/festivals, heritage agriculture/ orchard cultivation, etc. Read more about her work at https://mariaelizabethkennedy.wordpress.com/

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Lisa Yarger, “Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship”

March 20, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
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Colloquium: Victor Bouveron

March 27, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
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April 2017

Colloquium: Emily Ridder-Beardsley

April 3, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
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Colloquium: Zoe van Buren

April 10, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
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Colloquium: Anna Keneda

April 17, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
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Colloquium: Rachel Garringer

April 24, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
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February 2018

AMST Colloquium: UNC Correctional Education Program Presentation

February 7, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Guest speakers: Dr. Seth Kotch & Dr. Raphael Ginsberg

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AMST Colloquium: RISING Photography Project

February 14, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Guest Speakers: Baxter Miller & Ryan Stancil

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AMST Colloquium: Education + Documentary Work

February 21, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Guest Speakers: Mimi Gredy & Gerret Warner

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AMST Colloquium: Ronni Lundy, Artist in Residence Series Q&A

February 28, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Website: http://ronnilundy.com/

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March 2018

AMST Colloquium: Career Paths in Public Service

March 7, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Guest Speake: Penny Rich

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AMST Colloquium: MA Student Research Presentations

March 21, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Presenters: Hannah Herzog & Jackson Hall

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AMST Colloquium: Theresa Gloster, Artist in Residence Q&A

March 28, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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April 2018

AMST Colloquium: Film, Food, and Journalism

April 4, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Guest Speaker: Victoria Bouloubasis

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AMST Colloquium: Eastern Kentucky African American Migration Project

April 11, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Guest Speaker: Karida Brown

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AMST Colloquium: Ukrainian Doll Making Workshop

April 18, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Guest: Iryna Voloshyna

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AMST Colloquium: Town Hall w/Dr. Engelhardt & Dr. Robinson

April 25, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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September 2018

Department Colloquium: Dr. Annette Rodriguez

September 5, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

At this colloquium, we will hear from our esteemed new postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Annette Rodriguez. The title of Dr. Rodriguez’s talk is “Trigger Warning: Civilization’s After Party” and will explore turn-of-the-century images of U.S. empire’s “frontier” expansion, the conceptual framework of misery, and the visual construction of power and violence against Native and Mexican bodies. A note on this year’s colloquia: Drawing from the successes of colloquiums past, we have streamlined the series as a space for American Studies faculty,…

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October 2018

Department Colloquium: Dr. Keith Richotte, Jr.

October 3, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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November 2018

Department Colloquium: Dr. Gabrielle Berlinger

November 7, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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December 2018

Department Colloquium: Town Hall

December 5, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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April 2019

Protecting the Water: Documenting an Indigenous led movement through indigenous eyes

April 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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