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Oct 14, 2022

Oct 14, 2022

2:30 PM

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The history of photography and photography theory in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is often preoccupied with “Western” criticism and arguments about the photograph as art, document or technology. Yet, this criticism has ignored the development of photographic theory in the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 1960s, where prominent Russian theorists used the journal Sovetskoe foto (The Soviet Photo) as a platform to devise their own interpretations of the social purpose of photography in t...

Oct 18, 2022

Oct 18, 2022

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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This talk begins with a brief survey of the history of scientific discourse on mental health, then focuses on the intellectual and professional dilemma faced by early modern physicians: either repeat Greek psychology and suppress one’s own originality or challenge the giants of Greek medicine along with their scientific and cultural weight. The lecture tells the story of how some authors in the John Martin Rare Book Room collection grappled with the authority of the past against the backdrop...

Oct 19, 2022

Oct 19, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Join the Pentacrest Museums as we explore the history of Archaeology in Iowa. What does our human past and ancestral knowledge reveal about the modern world? How has our understanding and value of cultural heritage changed over the last 70 years? What's being done to protect and preserve our rich cultural heritage and ancient wisdom? Experts from the UI Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) and the OSA Indian Advisory Council will examine these topics, the events which have shaped the fie...

Oct 21, 2022

Oct 21, 2022

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Cotten Seiler is Professor of American Studies at Dickinson College. He is the author of Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America (University of Chicago Press) and the editor of Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies. His work has appeared in publications such as American Quarterly, Public Culture, Social Text, American Studies, the Guardian, and The Conversation. He is completing a manuscript analyzing the racial history of infrastructure provisio...

Nov 4, 2022

Nov 4, 2022

10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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To continue our year-long Mellon Sawyer Seminar devoted to “Racial Reckoning Through Comics,” we turn to critical and creative approaches to representing historical as well as potential futures of racial trauma, testimony, possibility, and expanded narrative. How have comics neglected as well as addressed racialized histories or imagined racialized futures? In addition to presentations from our dynamic speakers, this event will include a guided archival tour of rare comics artifacts from the...