Published 27 October 2014

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.

 

Favelas at the Vanguard: Rethinking Our Assumptions on Sustainable Development. Theresa Williamson, Founder, Catalytic Communities. Including film screening. Sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and International Studies. 12:00-2:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2528.

Turkey and the Arab Spring: Leadership in the Middle East. Graham E. Fuller, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia. Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program and others. 12:30 pm, Vandeberg Auditorium, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. For information, email or call 608-262-7141.

Conversion and Empire: Byzantine Narratives and Imperial Christianity across the Frontier, 300-900. Alexander Angelov, Religious Studies, The College of William & Mary. Sponsored by Institute for Research in the Humanities. 3:30 pm, 212 University Club, 432 E. Campus Mall. For information, visit the website or email.

Introduction to the International Studies Major. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 4:30-5:30 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Go Big Read Keynote Presentation for I Am Malala. Shiza Shahid, CEO and co-founder, The Malala Fund. Sponsored by Office of the Chancellor, the Go Big Read Program, Center for the Humanities, UW-Madison libraries, the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, and others. 7:00-8:30 pm, Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2755.

Marquee Mondays and Halloween Horror: Stridulum (The Visitor). Italy, 1979. Directed by Michael J. Paradise (Giulio Paradisi). Sponsored by Cinematheque and Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD). 7:00 pm, Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3627.

Farms to Forests: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-Agricultural Landscapes in the Caribbean. Erika Marin-Spiotta, Geography. 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.

Blended Learning: Developing and Delivering Blended Language, Literature, and Culture Courses. Julie Allen, Scandinavian Studies, Matt Brown, African Languages & Literature, and Ryan Schroth, French & Italian. Part of a Brownbag Series on Technology-Mediated Language Teaching and Learning: Research and Practice. Sponsored by the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition and the Language Institute. 12:00-1:00 pm, 1418 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4077.

A Type of Struggle, A Type of Verse: The Revolutionary Poetics of Sa'id Soltanpur. Samad Alavi, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Washington, Seattle. Part of 'Only Connect?': Compartive Possibilities & Challenges lecture series. Sponsored by Comparative Literature & Folklore Studies and their Graduate Student Organization, African Languages & Literature, Gender & Women's Studies, Middle East Studies, Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS), and the Jay & Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund. 4:00-5:30 pm, 1313 Sterling Hall, 475 N. Charter St.
For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3059.

R(Evolution) of Climate Change - How the Climate Crisis Can Spur Economic and Political Transformation. An Evening with Naomi Klein, journalist, syndicated columnist, and author. Speaker's engaging keynotes address issues from climate change to megabrand influences on culture and government to free trade and resource privatization. Unticketed event. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Distinguished Lecture Series and the Havens Center. 7:30 pm, Shannon Hall, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. For information, visit the website or email.

Global Energy Outlook: 2014 Energy Summit: Meeting Needs for Future Cities and Communities. Registration: $50 ($15 for students). Sponsored by the Wisconsin Energy Institute, Office of Sustainability, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Global Health Institute, Midwest Energy News, International Studies, and others. 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St., and Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website or email.

Africa at Noon: Theater and Social Vulnerability in Mozambique. Luis Madureira, Spanish & Portuguese. 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.

'Med hundra lejons mod': Gendering Race in Nordic White Power Music. Benjamin R. Teitelbaum, Ethnomusicologist and Nordic Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder. Sponsored by Scandinavian Studies and the Center for European Studies (CES). 4:30-6:00 pm, 1418 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2090.

Panel Discussion: Ebola in Context: Emergency Response and Global Responsibility. Gregg A. Mitman, History of Science, Medical History, History, and Environmental Studies, Emmanuel Urey, Environmental Studies, Jo Ellen Fair, Journalism & Mass Communication and African Studies, Tony L. Goldberg, Epidemiology, Veterinary Medicine, Alhaji N’jai, Research Fellow, Pathobiological Sciences, and Adjunct Faculty, University of Sierra Leone, and R. Alta Charo, Law & Bioethics. Sponsored by Medical History & Bioethics. 7:00-8:30 pm, Great Hall, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2380.

Imagines Mundi: French Literature Abroad: Towards an Alternative History of Literature in French. Simon Gaunt, French, King's College London, U.K. Germaine Brée Lecture. Sponsored by the Institute for Research in the Humanities, the Center for the Humanities, French & Italian, the Global Middle Ages Project, and the A.W. Mellon Foundation. 7:00 pm, 212 University Club, 432 E. Campus Mall. For information, visit the website or email.

WUD Film and the Lubar Institute Present: Pi. USA, 1998. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Third 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.

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab: Anthropological Explorations of the Rising Star Cave in South Africa. John Hawks, Anthropology. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. 7:00 pm, 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Bldg., 425 Henry Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2420.

Navigating International Research Projects. Tony Goldberg, Global Health Institute, and others. An interdisciplinary discussion addressing collaborative international projects and relationships, managing expectations, navigating cultural expectations, addressing societal impact, and how to think through ethical dilemmas encountered in the field. Sponsored by Global Health Institute. 8:30-11:00 am, Union South (TITU), 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-2468.

Imaginary Dystopias, Sex Selection, and the State. KumKum Sangari, English and the Humanities, UW-Milwaukee. 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.

The Nobel Fighter: Putting Malala Yousafzai in Context. Amitabh Pal, Managing Editor, The Progressive Magazine, Co-editor, Progressive Media Project, and author. Sponsored by the Go Big Read Program and Asian American Studies. 1:00-2:30 pm, 6191 Helen C. White Hall, 600 N. Park St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-443-7284.

Between the Ethnos and the Soviet People: Mixed Marriages and Families in Soviet Central Asia. Adrienne Edgar, History, University of California, Santa Barbara. Sponsored by History and the Center for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia (CREECA). 4:00-5:30 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

Roundtable: French Outside France. Vlad Dima, Névine El-Nossery, Jennifer Gipson, and Ullrich Langer, French & Italian. Part of the Germaine Brée Lecture Series. Sponsored by the Institute for Research in the Humanities, French & Italian, the Global Middle Ages Project, the Center for the Humanities, and the A.W. Mellon Foundation. 4:30-5:30 pm, French House, 633 N. Frances St. For information, visit the website or email.

Found in Translation. Holland Cotter, Art Critic, The New York Times. Arts and Humanities Hilldale Lecture. Speaker has been particularly influential in introducing contemporary art from India and China to American audiences. Sponsored by Center for the Humanities, Art History, Journalism & Mass Communication, Art, the Art Institute, Chazen Museum of Art, and the Hilldale Fund. 6:00 pm, L160 Elvehjem Bldg., 800 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-3412.

Oral Tradition & Pop Culture Symposium. Matthew Brown, African Languages & Literature, Robert Cancel, African & Comparative Literature, University of California, San Diego, Eileen Julien, Comparative Literature, Indiana University, James P. Leary, Folklore and Scandinavian Studies, Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler, African Oral Tradition, Western Michigan University, and Philip A. Noss, University of Calabar, Nigeria. A Festschrift symposium to honor Emeritus Professor of Humanities Harold Scheub. Sponsored by African Studies and African Languages & Literature. 8:00 am-2:30 pm, 1820 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2380.

Imagines Mundi: A.W. Mellon Workshop on the Global Middle Ages. Carol Symes, History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Required readings. Sponsored by Center for the Humanities and the A.W. Mellon Foundation. 11:00 am, 7190 Helen C. White, 600 N. Park St. For information, visit the website or email.

CSEAS Talk. Maureen Justiniano, History. Sponsored by Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS). 12:00-1:30 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1755.

Imagines Mundi: The Medieval Battlegrounds of the First World War. Carol Symes, History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Imagines Mundi, the A.W. Mellon Workshop on the Global Middle Ages. Sponsored by Center for the Humanities, the A.W. Mellon Foundation, and the Center for European Studies (CES). 4:00 pm, 7191 Helen C. White, 600 N. Park St. For information, visit the website or email.

Destinies of a Metaphor: Figuring the Undefinable in French Modern Medicine (1575-1820). Sabine Arnaud, Research Group Director, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Sponsored by French & Italian, Science & Technology Studies, and Gender & Women's Studies. 4:00-5:30 pm, 1313 Sterling Hall, 475 N. Charter St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3941.

Application Deadline (5:00 pm CDT): 2015 Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Consortium Pre-Doctoral Summer Workshop. To be held in Chicago July 20-August 7, 2015. 'The Global Midwest': Rethinking the Midwest as a major force in this century's global economy and culture. Must be enrolled in a doctoral degree-granting program in a humanities discipline at one of the HWW consortium institutions. May be at any stage of doctoral work without having already received degree and be considering a career outside the academy and/or the tenure-track university system. Submit application via e-mail. Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the A.W. Mellon Foundation. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-3412.

Film Screening: Passenger Pigeon From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction. Documentary film. Comments and panel discussion to follow w/ David Mrazek, film producer, Joel Greenberg, co-producer and author, David Blockstein, author, and Curt Meine and Stanley A. Temple, conservation biologists. Part of a two-day symposium commemorating the centenary of the demise of the passenger pigeon. Free and open to the public w/ advance registration. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters and Forest & Wildlife Ecology. 1:00-4:00 pm, Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1692.

Staged Reading of The Savage Passengers, a new play written by Bret Angelos and performed by The Bricks Theater. Based on the true story of actor Junius Brutus Booth wanting to hold a funeral for a bushel of dead passenger pigeons to protest their slaughter in 1834, a raucous collision of art, nature, religion, and alcohol. Discussion w/ actors and playwright to follow staged reading. Part of a two-day symposium commemorating the centenary of the demise of the passenger pigeon. Free and open to the public w/ advance registration. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters and Forest & Wildlife Ecology. 7:00-9:00 pm, Auditorium, Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1692.

Remembering 'The Great War.': Shoulder Arms + How I Won the War. USA/UK, 1967. Directed by Richard Lester. Sponsored by Cinematheque. 7:00 pm, Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Communication Hall, 821 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3627.

Passenger Pigeon Symposium: The Columbiad, a symphony performed by the UW Symphony Orchestra. Composed by Anthony Philip Heinrich. First half of concert will feature Tragic Overture by Johannes Brahms, and Concerto for Orchestra by Witold Lutoslawski. Part of a two-day symposium commemorating the centenary of the demise of the passenger pigeon. No advance registration required. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters and Forest & Wildlife Ecology. 2:00-4:00 pm, Mills Concert Hall, Mosse Humanities Bldg., 455 N. Park St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1692.

Film Screening: La Vida y Los Muertos. Produced by Carolyn Kallenborn, Design Studies and LACIS. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS) and the Madison Children's Museum. 6:30-8:30 pm, Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Registration Deadline: Frontier Futurisms: Popular Music, Culture Work, and the Brazilian Amazon. Darien Lamen, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. Open to faculty, graduate students, and academic and library staff. RSVP required; space limited. Sponsored by Center for the Humanities, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University Club, and the Bertha & Rawson J. Pickard Fund. November 7, 2014 (12:00-1:30 pm), Banquet Room, University Club, 803 State St. For information, visit the website or email.

Asian Studies and Asian Languages in the 21st Century. Shoichi Iwasaki, University of Hawaii, Manoa. Sponsored by East Asian Languages & Literature, the Language Institute, Languages & Cultures of Asia, Linguistics, East Asian Studies, Trans-Asia Graduate Student Conference Organizing Committee, the University Lectures Committee, the Anonymous Fund, and the Ethel Antrim Bird Japanese Studies Fund. 12:00-1:15 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, email or call 608-262-1473.

Ancestral Powers and the Environment: Chagga Chiefs' Advice for Saving Mount Kilimanjaro. Amy Stambach, Educational Policy Studies. Part of Anthropology Colloquium Series. Sponsored by Anthropology. 3:30-5:00 pm, 5230 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, email or call 608-262-6841.

Berlitz Info Session. Interested in teaching English in Latin America? Learn about opportunities available in Colombia and Peru. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS) and others. 3:30-4:30 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Ikema Ryukyuan: Investigating Past Experience and the Current State through Life Narratives. Shoichi Iwasaki, University of Hawaii, Manoa. Sponsored by East Asian Languages & Literature, the Language Institute, Languages & Cultures of Asia, Linguistics, East Asian Studies, Trans-Asia Graduate Student Conference Organizing Committee, the University Lectures Committee, the Anonymous Fund, and the Ethel Antrim Bird Japanese Studies Fund. 4:00-5:00 pm, 254 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1473.

Trabalhar no Arquivo Almada Negreiros e Sarah Affonso: o Desafio da Unidade (Working in the Almada Negreiros -- Sarah Affonso Archive: The Challenge of Unity). Sílvia Laureano Costa, Modernism Online Research Project: A Virtual Archive of the Orpheu Generation, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. In Portuguese w/ English translation available. Sponsored by Spanish & Portuguese, Center for European Studies (CES), Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies, and Visual Cultures. 4:00-5:30 pm, 260 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2093.

Preventative Oral Health Care in Honduras. Amit J. Nimunkar, Medical Engineering. 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.

Berlitz Info Session. Interested in teaching English in Latin America? Learn about opportunities available in Colombia and Peru. Sponsored by the Worldwide Internships Office and Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). 12:00 pm, 260 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Film Screening: Srdce nad Hradem (The Heart above the Castle). Czechoslavkia, 2007. Directed by Jan Němec. In Czech w/ English subtitles. Czech Film Series: The Play's the Thing: Václav Havel, Art, and Politics. Sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia (CREECA), the Central Asian Studies Program, and European Studies. 4:00-5:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

Kutler Lecture: The Reform Jewish Impulse in America and in Germany. Gary P. Zola, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sponsored by Jewish Studies. 4:00-6:00 pm, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-4763.

Girl Power? Contemporary Scandinavian Young Adult and Children's Literature. Anna Nordenstam, Comparative Literature and Gender & Women's Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Sponsored by Scandinavian Studies, Gender & Women's Studies, and the University Lectures Committee. 7:00 pm, 7191 Helen C. White Hall, 600 N. Park St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2090.

Lubar Conference: The Holy in a Pluralistic World: Rudolf Otto’s Legacy in the Twenty-First Century. Two-day conference. No charge to attend. Sponsored by the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions. 9:00 am-9:00 pm, DE335 Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-1665.

French Brownbag. Philippe Vasset, author and French Academy in Rome's writer-in-residence, Villa Medicis. Presenter will talk about his current book project and his writing process. In French. Sponsored by French & Italian, Center for European Studies (CES), Interdisciplinary French Studies, and Cultural Services of the French Embassy. 12:00-2:00 pm, 1418 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3941.

Concert/Talk: Globalización y migración a 100 años del Canal de Panamá. Rómulo Castro García, songwriter and performer, Panama, and NAVE visiting scholar. Conversation on key role Panama has played in Central America and how international political and commercial interests have determined the country's history. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS), First Wave at UW, Latino Arts, Milwaukee, and Old Town School of Music, Chicago. 12:00-1:00 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Funding Study Abroad Info Session. Sponsored by International Academic Programs and the Financial Aid Office. 2:00-2:45 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6329.

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. 5:30-7:00 pm, 206 Ingraham, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1121.

The Anthropocene Slam: A Cabinet of Curiosities. All events are free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for German & European Studies (CGES), Center for Culture, History, & Environment (CHE), the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Center for the Humanities, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society, the Environmental Humanities Laboratory, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), Center for Climatic Research, the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD), English, Global Studies, Science & Technology Studies, Art History, the Material Culture Program, and Wisconsin Public Radio. November 8-10, 2014, H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St. November 8, 2014 (7:00 pm), Keynote Lecture: The Sixth Extinction: The Legacy of the Anthropocene, Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer, The New Yorker. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-9140.

Call for Papers: 28th Annual Graduate Student Symposium: 'Constraints.' To be held at UW-Madison, March 20-21, 2015. Keynote Speaker: Douglas Hofstadter, Cognitive Science & Computer Science, Indiana University. Interdisciplinary conference exploring the inner dynamics of constraints in art, literature, sciences, and any field of human knowledge that involves a creative act. Inviting abstracts from any field of research. Abstracts to range from 200-250 words. Papers limited to 15 minutes and must be presented in English. Sponsored by the Graduate Association of French & Italian Students (GAFIS) and French & Italian. Application Deadline: December 20, 2014. For information, visit the website or email.

Exhibit: Transcommunality. Documents the work of Mexican-born, New York-based artist Laura Anderson Barbata. It focuses on a decade-long project with stilt-walking communities in Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, and Brooklyn. Project highlights the vitality of the moko jumbie stilt walking tradition and demonstrates the possibility of using this storied art form as a platform for social contemporary performance, group participation, and protest. Artist Talk and Opening Fiesta!, September 28, 2014 (2:00-5:00 pm), w/ music by Golpe Tierra and performance by Madison stilt walkers. Sponsored by the Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Human Ecology, and Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). Through November 21, 2014, Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website or email.

The Visual Narrative: Book Arts and Photography. Curated by Stephanie Lifshutz, Art, and Lyn Korenic, Director, Kohler Art Library. Exhibition represents artists’ books covering the last forty-five years that construct visual stories through the use of photography and/or photography combined with text. Telling stories about the world, commenting on events, people, and issues on both a global and personal front, dealing with topics such as post-colonial identity, ecological concerns, autobiography, women’s history, and social justice, among others. Sponsored by Art, the Kohler Art Library, and others. Through December 14, 2014, Kohler Art Library, Elvehjem Bldg., 800 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2632.

World War I Exhibit: 1914: Then Came Armageddon. Guest exhibit co-curators Skye Doney and Eric O'Connor. A documentary exhibit about World War I, especially on the Western Front, commemorating the centennial of its outbreak. Sponsored by the Special Collections of the Memorial Library. Through December 30, 2014, Special Collections, 976 Memorial Library, 728 State St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2632.