This seminar will focus on rereading Foucault’s History of Sexuality (both the three published volumes as well as additional published materials intended for a fourth volume) in relation to hagiographic narratives from the Late Antique, Old English, and Middle English traditions and to medieval and early modern literary texts on love in French (in translation).
2- 5 pm
This exhibition displays French pamphlets published during the transitional period from the Ancien Régime to the French Revolution. They served as modes of dissemination and diversion, teaching tools and educational models, and the foundation for current and future scholarly projects.
The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce novices to the basics of research at an informal orientation. After the session, you are welcome to begin your research. A reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required.
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The Extermination of Kennewick Man’s Authenticity through Discourse examines the intersection of Baudrillard’s simulation and simulacra with Foucault’s construct biopolitics in the media discourse surrounding Kennewick Man—a 9,400 year‐old skeleton discovered in 1996.
4 – 5 pm
Who was Tonehaddlemah (Limping Woman), also known as Laura Patrick? How did Elbridge Ayer Burbank come to paint her portrait at Fort Sill in 1897? Using material from the Ayer Collection, this presentation examines these questions and more to illustrate how Tonehaddlemah and other Kiowa people navigated this challenging era.
The Chicago Calligraphy Collective was founded in 1976 to promote the study, practice, and appreciation of calligraphy in all its historical and present-day applications.
4 – 5 pm
The assassination of Henri IV on May 14, 1610 brought with it fears of a return to the civil wars that had decimated France during the second half of the sixteenth century. In its aftermath, those close to the French crown orchestrated a propaganda campaign that had few precedents in European history.
5:30 pm reception; 6:15 pm program
Last fall Louisiana State University Press published a volume of new and selected poems by Mark Perlberg. To celebrate this publication, join Perlberg’s friends, former students, and fellow poets, as they read from this final volume and from their own work. The program will be introduced by Mark’s wife of many years, Anna Nessy Perlberg.
The Bía Platform of the Medici Archive Project offers Renaissance scholars new approaches to digital humanities research. This online platform presents high-resolution digitized manuscript documents and a searchable interface to the massive Mediceo del Principato collection at the Archivio di Stato di Firenze.
In the last thirty years, the study of early modern religious, especially women, has flourished. No longer reserved to historians of religion and spirituality, the field attracts scholars in multiple disciplines: women’s and gender studies, literature, history of art and music, social history, etc.—so much so, in fact, that we lose sight of its full interdisciplinary potential.
5:30 pm – 7 pm
Chet Van Duzer will present material from the new book Seeing the World Anew: The Radical Vision of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 & 1516 World Maps (Library of Congress / Levenger Press), which he co-authored with John Hessler.
In June 1843 American and British abolitionists convened in London for the second General World’s Anti-Slavery Convention. On the second day, delegates were treated to a visit from a Seminole Indian boy, who was introduced to the crowd as “a young Seminole Indian prince” named Nikkanochee.
4 – 5 pm
In addition to Gustav Mahler’s engaging songs and symphonies, his letters contain important details about his life and works. Yet it has taken over a century for the correspondence to be published. Fifty publications, many in the Newberry’s collection, preserve important parts of the composer’s correspondence, while others contain clues about the recipients.