Category Archives: Events

Annual History Lecture: Daniel Lord Smail, Harvard University, “Humans and Things in a Deep Historical Perspective”

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Humans have been making things since, well, we became human. In the relationship between humans and things, who is the master and who is the slave? For Professor Daniel Lord Smail, the question has particular relevance in a world marked by a warming climate and environmental degradation. In this lecture, he will offer deep historical perspectives on one of the most burning questions of our time.

Professor Smail’s research concentrates on deep human history and the history and anthropology of Mediterranean societies between 1100 and 1600. He currently studies transformations in the material culture of later medieval Mediterranean Europe using household inventories and inventories of debt recovery from Lucca and Marseille.

Date: Thursday, October 2
Time: 4:15-6 PM
Place: Russell House

Disability Studies Lecture: Robert McRuer on “Queer/Crip Displacements: Disability, Austerity, and Resistance”

From Margot Weiss:

Join us for the first annual Disability Studies lecture! Robert McRuer will present from his book-in-progress, “Cripping Austerity,” which explores disability and sexuality in the context of contemporary political economies.

Robert McRuer, Professor of English, George Washington University, works at the intersection of queer and crip cultural studies. His books include Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability, The Queer Renaissance: Contemporary American Literature and the Reinvention of Lesbian and Gay Identities, and the co-edited volume Sex and Disability.

Contact Margot Weiss (mdweiss[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) for more information on the lecture.

Date: October 2, 2014
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Korean Language Table

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From Sali Choi ’15:

Come flaunt/practice your Korean with us! We will be convening every
Thursdays from 5 to 6, so come talk with us about Korean food, culture, and more! Sadly,  penguins not guaranteed.
Date/Time: Thursdays, 5 – 6 PM
Place: Usdan (Quiet Side)

Film Series: Ida

2013. Poland. Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski. With Agata Trzebuchowska. 106 min.

 

A nun-to-be discovers that she comes from an eradicated Jewish family and sets off with her estranged aunt to uncover the dark secrets of a past left buried after the war. The stark and desolate Polish landscape that pervades throughout wordlessly articulates the quiet dread of two lost souls who have yet to find their way.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

The Worm Queen

10662112_10205145052053025_7362690081726068077_oFrom Will McGhee ’17:

Join Second Stage’s first show of the season with The Worm Queen, an original dramedy!

Worm Queen takes place in a world where earthworms have become sentient and have enslaved humanity. A lone, dysfunctional family has survived the apocalypse by hiding away on an island. But the peace is fragile. With the eldest daughter prophesied to save the world and agents of the worms on their doorstep, nothing is as it seems.

Performances dates are October 2-4 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) at 8pm in the ’92. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the box office the day of. See the Facebook event for more info.

Dates: October 2-4 (Thursday through Saturday)
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: ’92 Theater
Cost: FREE (WORMS ARE ANTI-CAPITALIST)