Published 23 February 2015

A listing of international events on and around the UW-Madison campus
compiled by Global Studies and the Division of International Studies.
Please email any questions to Global Happenings.

All events free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Vernacular Urbanism: Community, Capital, and Urban Space in Middle India. Thomas Blom Hansen, Anthropology, Stanford University. Sponsored by the AnthroCircle, Anthropology, Center for South Asia, Art History, and the University Lectures Committee. 3:30 pm, 8417 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4884.

A Moveable Feast: The Flexibility of Fertility Preferences in a Transitioning Malawian Community. Jenny Trinitapoli, Penn State. Demography Seminar (DemSem). Sponsored by Demography & Ecology and Sociology. 12:15-1:30 pm, 8417 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2182.

Introduction to the International Studies Major. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 1:00-2:00 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Rituals of Intimacy: Animal Sacrifice and Interspecies Kinship in India's Central Himalayas. Radhika Govindrajan, Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Sponsored by Anthropology and others. 4:00-5:30 pm, 4308 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, email, or call 608-262-2866.

Peace Corps and the International Studies Major. Learn how you can use your International Studies Major or Area Studies Certificate in the Peace Corps. Sponsored by International Studies Major and Peace Corps at UW-Madison. 5:00-6:30 pm, 206 Ingraham, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

WUD Film and the Lubar Institute Present: Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal). Canada, France, 1990. Directed by Denys Arcand. French w/ English subtitles. Sixth screening in an eight-part film series, 'Religion on Film.' Discussion to follow screening. Sponsored by the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions and the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee. 7:00 pm, The Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1821.

Funding Study Abroad Info Session. Sponsored by International Academic Programs and the Financial Aid Office. 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Red Gym (TITU), 716 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6329.

Africa at Noon: Higher Education for Africa’s Resurgence in the 21st Century. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, History and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Quinnipiac University. Sponsored by African Studies. 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2380.

Panel Discussion: The Nile & African Identity. Mina Girgis, CEO, The Nile Project, Tejumjola Olaniyan, English and African Languages & Literature, John Nimis, African Languages & Literature, and Linda Vakunta, Environmental Studies, and Program Director, Project 1808. Sponsored by African Studies and others. 4:00-6:00 pm, Fredric March Play Circle Theater, Second Floor, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2380.

Reshaping U.S. Defense Forces for the Fourth Generation of Warfare: Small, Smart, and Multiple. Thomas X. Hammes, Colonel, USMC, and Distinguished Research Fellow, Center for Strategic Research, National Defense University, Washington D.C. Registration required. Cost: ($0-$20), no charge for guests of International Studies and first-time guests. Sponsored by the Madison Committee on Foreign Relations and International Studies. 5:30-8:00 pm, University Club, 803 State St. For information, visit the website or call 608-234-7430.

Declare Me! Declaring the IS Major and Global Culture Certificate. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 10:00-11:00 am, 301 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Performing Nirbhaya: Representations of Violence Against Women since December 2012. K. Frances Lieder, Theatre & Drama. Sponsored by Center for South Asia. 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4884.

Nelson Institute Student Brownbag: The Establishment and Development Process of Band-e-Amir: The First National Park of Afghanistan. Naseem Sultani. Sponsored by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 12:30 pm, 15 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St. For information, visit the website or email.

Symposium: Visualizing and Translating Scriptures: Reflections on The Saint John’s Bible. Marc Epstein, Religious Studies, Vassar College, Conrad Rudolph, Medieval Art History, University of California, Riverside, David Roxburgh, Islamic Art History, Harvard University, and Thomas E.A. Dale, Art History. Held in conjunction with the Chazen Museum of Art's exhibit: Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible. Sponsored by the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, Art History, the Kohler Art Library, and the Chazen Museum of Art. 1:00-3:15 pm, Kohler Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art, 750 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1821.

Exodus from the East: Emigration and the Making of the Free World, 1889-Present. Tara Zahra, European History, University of Chicago. Part of the War and Intimacy Series, a Burdick-Vary Lecture Series, a year-long series of lectures exploring the intimate bonds fostered by the experience of war in the twentieth century. Sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia (CREECA), the Institute for Research in the Humanities, the George L. Mosse Program in History, and the Alice D. Mortenson/Petrovich Chair in Russian History. 4:00-5:30 pm, Banquet Room, University Club, 803 State St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

Learning Curv(atur)es: How Spanish Writers Read Galileo, 1611-1660. Enrique Garcia Santo-Tomás, University of Michigan. Part of the Luso-Hispanic Culture, Literature, and Language: Crossroads of Past, Present, and Future Lecture Series. Sponsored by Spanish & Portuguese, the Center for German & European Studies, and the Jay C. & Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund. 4:00 pm, 104 Van Hise, 1220 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2093.

The Indirect Costs of Partnership: Administrative Labor and African Invisibility in Global Health Science. Johanna Crane, Anthropology, University of Washington, Bothell. Sponsored by Science & Technology Studies (STS). 4:00-5:30 pm, 8417 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-2927.

Weston Roundtable: Burning Questions: How Much Fuel Needs to Stay in the Ground? Why Is This So Hard? How Can We Make It Possible? Michael Berners-Lee, Founding Director and Principal Consultant, Small World Consulting, and author, United Kingdom. Part of the 2015 Office of Sustainability Forum: Rethinking Our Consumption: Beyond Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (8:30 am-5:30 pm). Registration for Forum. Sponsored by Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Office of Sustainability, Civil & Environmental Engineering, the Wisconsin Energy Institute, and the Morgridge Center for Public Service. 4:30-5:30 pm, Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-2517.

WUD Film Presents: Starlight Cinema: Sans Soleil. France, Japan, Guinea-Bissau, 1983. Directed by Chris Marker. French w/ English subtitles. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee. 7:00-8:40 pm, Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website or email.

The Saint John’s Bible and Making Bibles in the Middle Ages. Christopher de Hamel, Donnelly Fellow Librarian of Corpus Christi College (Parker Library), Cambridge University. Held in conjunction with the Chazen Museum of Art's exhibit: Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible. Sponsored by the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, Art History, the Kohler Art Library, and the Chazen Museum of Art. 7:30-9:00 pm, L160 Elvehjem, 800 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1821.

The Nile Project Concert. No charge. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Theater's Performing Arts Committee, the Wisconsin Arts Board, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Associated Students of Madison, and others. 8:00 pm, Wisconsin Union Theater, Shannon Hall, 800 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2380.

CEMS Conference 2015: Conceiving Peace, Pacification, and Conflict Resolution in the Early Modern Period. Daniel Kapust, Political Science, David Quint, English and Comparative Literature, Yale University, Andrew Shifflett, English, University of South Carolina, Mara Wade, Germanic Languages, Comparative & World Literature, and Gender & Women's Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Cathy Yandell, French, Carleton College. Sponsored by the Center for Early Modern Studies (CEMS), the Center for European Studies (CES), Institute for Research in the Humanities, English, French & Italian, German, and History. 9:00 am-4:30 pm, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. For information, visit the website or email.

A Division of Listening: The Sonic Broadcasts of the Thai Military at Bangkok Political Protests. Ben Tausig, Ethnomusicology, State University of New York, Stony Brook. Sponsored by Southeast Asian Studies. 12:00-1:30 pm, 19 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1755.

Global Hot Spots Lecture: Update on International Relations. Jon Pevehouse, Political Science. Shedding light on the most important political issues facing the world today. Registration requested. Sponsored by Wisconsin Alumni Association and International Studies. 1:30-2:30 pm, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2551.

Sickle and Stars: The New Soviet-Jewish Literary Wave. Boris Fishman, author. Sponsored by Jewish Studies. 4:00 pm, Memorial Union (TITU), 800 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-4763.

Education Is Not a Crime. Documentary Film Screening: To Light a Candle. Panel discussion and conversation to follow screening. Sponsored by the Baha'i Campus Association, Amnesty International Local Group 139, and the Middle East Studies Program. 6:30 pm, Tripp Commons, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. For information, email, or call 773-349-1411.

Premiere Showcase: Kis Uykusu (Winter Sleep). Turkey, France, Germany, 2014. Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Sponsored by Cinematheque, Communication Arts, and the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research. 7:00 pm, Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Communication Hall, 821 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3627.

Wisconsin Global Youth Summit. Bringing together globally minded high school students, along with their teachers, from around the state for a day-long gathering. The summit is aimed at generating enthusiasm for and encouraging networking around global education, encouraging international interests, and promoting advocacy for international education. Registration required. Sponsored by International Studies, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), and Global Wisconsin. 9:00 am-3:30 pm, Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-267-9265.

Slavic Winter Celebration. Dnipro Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Milwaukee, and Tatiana Migliaccio, Violinist, Milwaukee Conservatory of Music. Performance at 7:00 pm, with musical performance and dance to follow. Sponsored by Slavic Languages & Literature, the Russian Flagship Program, the International Learning Community (Russian House), and the Center for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia (CREECA). 7:00 pm, Upper Carson Gulley, 1525 Tripp Circle. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

WUD Film Presents: The Tale of Princess Kagyua. Japan, 2014. The latest animated masterwork from Studio Ghibli and Isao Takahata. Japanese w/ English subtitles. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee. 8:45-11:00 pm, Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website or email.

Panel Proposal Deadline: South Asia Legal Studies Pre-Conference Workshop. May relate to any aspect of the study of law and South Asia. Panels should consist of four speakers AND a chair. If selected, panel will be featured as a plenary session at the Pre-Conference Workshop to be held at UW-Madison October 22, 2015. If interested, please submit proposal to e-mail address provided below. Annual Conference on South Asia will be held October 23-25, 2015. See the UW Conference on South Asia website for conference details. Sponsored by South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, Global Legal Studies, Center for South Asia, and others. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2240.

Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: Mario Monicelli Comedies: Caro Michele. Italy, 1976. Directed by Mario Monicelli. Italian w/ English subtitles. Sponsored by Chazen Museum of Art, Cinematheque, Communication Arts, and the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research. 2:00 pm, Chazen, 750 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3627.

WUD Film Presents: The Tale of Princess Kagyua. Japan, 2014. The latest animated masterwork from Studio Ghibli and Isao Takahata. An English dub. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee. 3:00-5:15 pm, Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website or email.

Submission Deadline (11:59 pm): Journal of Undergraduate International Studies Spring 2015 Issue. Open to current undergraduates and recent graduates (one semester or less post-graduation). To submit your work, send attachment via e-mail to address provided below. JUIS seeks to publish the best undergraduate work across the country related to international themes and topics, including, but not limited to: international conflict and conflict resolution, human rights, environmental issues, culture, history, comparative politics & economics, development & trade, global security & international health. Submissions generally range in length from 5-20 pages. Submissions must not have been published in any other publication. For information, visit the website or email.

La Violencia, la Dictadura, y la Globalización: Arte y Política en el Perú Contemporáneo. Victor Vich Florez, Literature and Cultural Studies Program, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, and Tinker Visiting Professor. In Spanish. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. Cynthia Farid, Law. Sponsored by South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. 12:00-1:00 pm, 7205 Law, 975 Bascom Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-1395.

Introduction to the International Studies Major. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 12:30-1:30 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Africa at Noon: Challenges to Conserving the Congo Basin Rainforest: Climate Change and the Second Scramble for Africa. Thomas B. Smith, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Founding Director, Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles. Sponsored by African Studies. 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2380.

Language Matters: Language, Power Equity, and Justice: A Return to Critical Bi(Multi)Cultural Education. Mariana Pacheco, Curriculum & Instruction. Sponsored by the Language Institute and the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition (SLA). 12:00-1:00 pm, 254 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1473.

Community Conversation: Caribbean Dance. Laura Anderson Barbata, Spring 2015 Artist-in-Residence, and Christopher A. Walker, Dance. Sponsored by the Arts Institute and others. 6:30-8:00 pm, On Wisconsin Room, Red Gym, 716 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-9290.

Call for Applications: Fall 2015 Washington, D.C. Semester in International Affairs. Intern in an internationally focused organization in Washington, D.C. while earning credits at UW-Madison. Juniors and seniors from all majors are encouraged to apply. Sponsored by the International Internship Program and International Studies. Application Deadline: March 5, 2015 (4:30 pm), 260 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Dr. For information, visit the website or email.

Humanities Friday Lunches. Showcasing the work of UW-Madison humanities faculty and offering an informal opportunity for conversation across disciplines. Lunches are hosted by the Center for the Humanities with thanks to the Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters & Science. The series is open to members of the UW-Madison faculty, graduate students, and staff. Visiting scholars and fellows are welcome to attend; others should contact the Center to determine eligibility. Attendance is by reservation only, and space is limited. To reserve space at one of the lunch programs, please send an email including your UW-Madison affiliation to events@humanities.wisc.edu. Reservation deadline for each program is noon on the Monday prior to the event. 12:00-1:30 pm, Banquet Room, University Club, 803 State St. For information, visit the website or email.
March 6, 2015, 'Street Archives' of the Socialist City: Dar es Salaam's Underground Publishing Industry, 1967-1985. Emily Callaci, History.
March 20, 2015, Tariffs on Textbooks: The United States in a Global Knowledge Economy, 1800-1830. Adam Nelson, Educational Policy Studies.
April 24, 2015, The Early Modern Caribbean and the Imagination of the World. Pablo Gómez, Medical History and Bioethics.

Fish-Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture: Homophobia in Africa: Perspectives from Uganda. Frank Mugisha, Executive Director, Sexual Minorities Uganda. Sponsored by the UW Human Rights Program, Global Legal Studies, International Studies, and the A.W. Mellon Foundation. March 17, 2015 (4:00 pm), AT&T Room, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-1395.

Keynote Address: An Ode to Constraints: Savoring the Act of Translation of Structured Verse. Douglas Hofstadter, Cognitive Science & Comparative Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington. Part of the Annual GAFIS Symposium: 'Constraints,' an interdisciplinary conference exploring the inner dynamics of constraints in art, literature, sciences, and any field of human knowledge that involves a creative act. Registration required to guarantee seat. Sponsored by the Graduate Association of French & Italian Students (GAFIS) and French &amp Italian. March 20 (4:00-5:30 pm), Varsity Hall III, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website or email.

Call for Applications: 2015 Summer Language Institutes at UW-Madison. Each summer, the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosts several eight-week intensive language programs at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, for course credit equivalent to two semesters of study. For information, visit the website.
Arabic, Persian and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII)
Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)
South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI)
Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)
Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute

Woven Gardens of Hope: Afghan Women’s Carpets. Exhibition highlights a community-based program to empower Afghan women through weaving of carpets following centuries-old techniques to create a sustainable quality of life for their families. Their carpets will be shown within the context of historic carpets and textiles from this region and culture, extending a past tradition into the present. Presenting an artisanal tradition in an innovative model of social entrepreneurship. Sponsored by the Ruth Davis Design Gallery and Human Ecology. Through March 1, 2015 (Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, & Sunday, 12:00-4:00 pm), Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-8815.

Photographic Exhibition: Lands in Limbo. Narayan Mahon, photographer. A photographic journey through the unrecognized countries of Abkhazia, Northern Cyprus, Transnistria, Nagorno Karabakh, and Somaliland. No admission fee. Sponsored by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Through March 15, 2015, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 227 State St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-257-0158.

Scripture Transfigured: Visualizing the Christian Bible from the Sixth to the Fifteenth Century. Exhibition curated by five art history graduate students: Ashley Cook, Peter Bovenmyer, Daniel Cochran, Mark Summers, and Matthew Westerby. The Bible is sometimes imagined to be a rigid and unchanging book, but this was not the case in the Middle Ages nor is it today. Presenting ten facsimiles of medieval European manuscripts from the Kohler Art Library containing selections of biblical texts and images. Running in conjunction with the Chazen Museum of Art's St. John's Bible exhibit. Sponsored by Art History, the Kohler Art Library, and the Chazen Museum of Art. Through March 15, 2015, Kohler Art Library, Elvehjem Bldg., Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2632.

Chapter and Verse: Bibles from the Holdings of Special Collections. Exploring the close association of the Bible and other texts from various religious traditions with print culture (and, more broadly, book culture). This exhibit, drawing upon the holdings of Special Collections, is meant to complement a touring exhibition, Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible, at the Chazen Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Memorial Library. Through April 3, 2015, Special Collections, 976 Memorial Library, 728 State St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2632.