Archived Events: Spring 2019

Tuesday, May 7th | 12:00pm | Center for the Humanities – Seminar Room 
Yizhou Huang (Department of Drama and Dance, Tufts University) 
“Local and Global Festivities: A Case Study of Shanghai Amateur Dramatic Club’s Pantomimes”

Thursday, May 2nd | 5:30pm | Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center 
Rana Barakat (Birzeit University – Palestine) 
“A People’s Memory – Ayam Baladna (in the days/time) of our homeland: Lifta and Resisiting the Museumification of Palestine”

Friday, April 19 | 2:00pm | Fares Center, Fletcher School
Special Series: Iran’s Revolution at 40
Neda Maghbouleh (Toronto)
“Cowboys and Iranians: Encounters at the Limits of Whiteness”

Tuesday, April 16 | 12:00 – 1:30PM | Center for the Humanities, Fung House
Ina Baghdiantz McCabe (Tufts)
“Absurd Interpretations: the Socio-economic Impact of Travel Accounts on Early Modern France” 

Thursday, April 11 | 5:30pm | Crane Room, Paige Hall
Jason Stanley (Tufts)
“Ignorance in the Age of Information”

Wednesday, April 10 | 12:00 – 1:30pm | Center for the Humanities, Fung House
Elizabeth Foster (Tufts)
“Catholicism and the Decolonization of Africa”

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | Rabb Room
Special Series: Iran’s Revolution at 40
Lior Sternfeld (Penn State)
“Revolutionary Jews: the politicization of the Iranian Jewish Communities in the Twentieth Century”

March 28, 2019 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | Rabb Room
Special Series: Iran’s Revolution at 40
Amir Moosavi (Rutgers)
“Literary Afterlives of 1979: War and Resistance in Arabic and Persian Literatures”
Golnar Nikpour (Dartmouth) 
“The Prison is the Struggle: Incarceration and Emancipation in Revolutionary Iran” 

March 26, 2019 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | Interfaith Center, 58 Winthrop Street
Ursula Heise (UCLA)
“Inaugural Phelps-Coit Lecture: “Narrative, Biodiversity, and the Future of the City”

March 14, 2019 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | CHAT, Fung House
Siraj Ahmed (Lehmann College)
“The Archaeology of Babel: The Colonial Foundation of the Humanities”

March 11, 2019 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm | Crane Room, Paige Hall
Ammiel Alcalay (Queens College/CUNY)
“Finding my way through New and Old Work” – Poetry Reading

February 13, 2019 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm | CHAT, Fung House
Laurie Essig (Wesleyan)
“Love, Inc. Dating Apps and Big White Weddings”

February 7, 2019 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | CHAT, Fung House
Ebony Coletu (Pennsylvania State):
“The Logistical Turn in African Diaspora Studies: Practicing Political Imagination in Chief Sam’s Back-to-Africa Campaign”