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February 25th, 2019

March 19th, 2019

  • Julia Adeney Thomas, Associate Professor History, University of Notre Dame 5:00pm: A Lecture by Julia Adeney Thomas: The Historian’s Task in the Anthropocene

    If our future looks nothing like our past because of climate change, why bother with history?  That’s the central question of this talk.  Earth System scientists are saying that we’ve entered a new geological epoch, an unprecedented condition, they’re calling “the Anthropocene.” Thomas explores what this means scientifically and the challenge it poses to historical practice.  Then, turning to Japan, she will propose a new form of critical history as we move from modernity’s promise of freedom and abundance to the more modest goal of sustainability with decency. 

  • Do The Right Thing 7:00pm: Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing

April 1st, 2019

  • Fady Joudah 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading by Fady Joudah
    Fady Joudah has published four collections of poems, The Earth in the Attic, Alight, a book-long sequence of short poems composed on a cell phone, Textu, whose meter is cellphone character count; and, most recently, Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance. He has translated several collections of poetry from Arabic. He was a winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2007 and has received a PEN Translation Award, a Banipal/Times Literary Supplement Prize from the UK, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Houston, with his wife and kids, where he practices internal medicine.

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