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February 2020

Daniel Morat, “More than Looted Art: The Humboldt Forum and Germany’s Colonial Legacy”

February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies Rendering of the rebuilt city palace of Berlin which will host the Humboldt Forum starting in 2020. © SHF In the fall of 2020, the Humboldt…

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Fracturing Democracy: The Erosion of Civil Society in a Shifting Communication Ecology

February 27 - February 28

Sponsored by the Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence for Comparative Populism and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications Fracturing Democracy: The Erosion of Civil Society in a Shifting Communication Ecology Conference February…

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Reimagining the Future of Postsecondary Language Education

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What are the most pressing challenges in language education today and how can we address them? How do UW-Madison students view language learning? In rapidly changing times, how can we adapt to meet diverse student…

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March 2020

Daniel Sack, “Real Tears, Fake Tears: The Strange Act of Crying in the Theatre”

March 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6191 Helen C White, 600 N Park St
Madison, WI 53706 United States

Daniel Sack, Professor of English at University of Massachusetts-Amherst Co-sponsored by Center for German and European Studies and Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies Daniel Sack holds a joint appointment in the Commonwealth Honors College and the English…

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Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, “Ultimate Questions, Incomplete Answers: Or, the Hunger for the Unknowable in the 20th-Century”

March 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison In his final essay before he died in 1903, Herbert Spencer allowed himself, age 83, to ask “ultimate questions” about the source and meaning of life.  The famed materialist…

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Nancy Fraser, “What should socialism mean in the 21st century?”

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706

Nancy Fraser, Professor, New School for Social Research “Socialism” is back! For decades the word was considered an embarrassment—a despised failure and relic of a bygone era, rightly consigned to the historical dustbin. No more!…

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Meike Hoffmann, “The Mosse Art Research Initiative (MARI) – A beacon of international provenance research”

March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies. Meike Hoffmann studied art history, classical archaeology, folklore, and library science at the University of Kiel and at the Free University of Berlin. In 2005, she…

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Christof Mauch, “Slow Hope”

March 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sponsored by the Center for German & European Studies (CGES) and the Nelson Institute’s Center for Culture, History and the Environment (CHE) Departing from Rob Nixon’s concept of “slow violence”—which describes the gradual, almost invisible…

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K-14 Teacher Workshop 2020: TEACHING CYBER-WARFARE and ACCELERATING GLOBAL CHANGE

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706

Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence (JMEUCE), the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA), and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) present: Teaching Cyber-Warfare and Accelerating Global Change   Saturday, March…

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Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies Conference

March 15 - March 16

The WCSS2020 Conference, theme "Looking Forward," will be on March 15-16 in Madison, WI. The venue location is The Madison Concourse Hotel, near the capitol, museums, and restaurants. There is a multitude of great presenters…

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