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January 2020

Do Lunch with Anita Sarkeesian

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke, Room 101, 1364 Campus Drive
Durham, NC
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Do Lunches create a space for undergrads (and undergrads only!) to interact directly with authors, practitioners, and scholars. You are invited to a Do Lunch with Anita Sarkeesian, feminist media critic and founder of Feminist Frequency. Her clarity during GamerGate and after have made us more reflective but have also garnered her death threats and ongoing harassment. With a powerful mix of intellectual insight and striking courage, Sarkeesian illuminates how the virtual becomes the real. She brings a critic’s eye…

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The Ethics of Now: Anita Sarkeesian

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St
Durham, NC 27701
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Media critic Anita Sarkeesian’s clarity during GamerGate and after have made us more reflective but have also garnered her death threats and ongoing harassment. With a powerful mix of intellectual insight and striking courage, Sarkeesian illuminates how the virtual becomes the real. She brings a critic’s eye to the video game industry and shows how sexism in popular culture has repercussions in everyday life and politics.   The Ethics of Now is a series of conversations between Duke historian Adriane…

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February 2020

Providential Modernity Seminar with Eric Nelson

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke, Room 101, 1364 Campus Drive
Durham, NC
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The next Providential Modernity seminar will meet at 1:00PM on Thursday, February 6, in the Ahmadieh Family Conference Room (West Duke Building, room 101). The seminar will feature Eric Nelson (Government, Harvard University). A vegetarian lunch will be served; please RSVP to receive a copy of the paper (and request parking on East Campus, if needed) to Amber Díaz Pearson. Eric Nelson is the Robert M. Beren Professor of Government at Harvard University. His research focuses on the history of…

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In the Praise of Floods – Luce Lecture with James Scott

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Divinity School Goodson Chapel, 403 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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James Scott, Sterling, Professor of Political Science at Yale University, will deliver the final bi-annual Facing the Anthropocene Luce Lecture, entitled “In the Praise of Floods.” It is an ecological and social hymn to the good work floods do for non-humans and for Homo sapiens alike. The lecture will take place on February 10th, at 6pm, in Goodson Chapel. Free parking will be available in the Lower Allen lot. A reception will follow the lecture.   Presented by the Kenan…

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Graduate Arts Fellow Show: Existence on the Periphery

February 17 - March 29
Keohane-Kenan Gallery, West Duke Building, 1364 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Still photo from Existence on the Periphery, curated by Kenan Graduate Arts Fellow Cassandra Klos

Existence on the Periphery, curated by 2019-2020 Kenan Graduate Arts Fellow Cassandra Klos, will be on display in the Keohane-Kenan Gallery until March 29. We have entered the era of the Anthropocene: a geological age denoted by human engagement with the environment becoming the dominant force behind geological, oceanic, and atmospheric change. As the ramifications of our treatment of the planet become ever more visible, many are reckoning with the spectre of drastic changes to life as we currently live…

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Existence on the Periphery Opening Panel & Reception

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Room,, West Duke 101
Durham,
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Still photo from Existence on the Periphery, curated by Kenan Graduate Arts Fellow Cassandra Klos

Join us Thursday February 20th for a panel discussion on documenting the Anthropocene. The panel, which will feature Duke Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology Ralph Litzinger along with artists Allison Cekala and Acacia Johnson, will focus on how artists and documentarians work to capture the current geological age. The panel will be moderated by 2019-2020 Graduate Arts Fellow Cassandra Klos. Reception to follow in the Keohane-Kenan Gallery.

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