Calendar

E.g., 09/30/2014
E.g., 09/30/2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014 to Saturday, October 4, 2014
Picturing "The Great War" : Conflict, Representation, and Memory in American Visual Culture

9 am to 3 pm daily

Writing on the eve of “The Great War,” Chicago lawyer, author, and art collector Arthur Jerome Eddy declared: “The world is filled with ferment.” Although the thrust of Eddy’s essay was a critical discussion of innovations in modern art, he equally acknowledged the “ferment of new ideas” in politics, social reform, science, business, and poetry.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The Economics of Emerging Markets

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

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One of the most important developments in the past twenty years is the rise of economies outside of North America and Europe (the so-called “first world”). The center of world economic growth has shifted to formerly poor and marginal economies.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Fashioning Modesty : Clothing and Morality in American Culture

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Clothing is a moral issue.

Friday, October 10, 2014
Art as a Weapon : The Black Chicago Renaissance of the 1930s and 1940s (first session)

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

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This seminar will examine the questions of how and why an African American “Renaissance” in the arts emerged in 1930s Chicago and what impact it had on the ideas about race, class, and politics, both in Chicago and across the nation.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Middle East Politics after the Arab Spring

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

In 2011, the sudden eruption of popular demonstrations across the Arab world filled participants and observers alike with hope in a new dawn of democracy. Three and a half years later, outcomes are decidedly mixed.

Friday, October 17, 2014
Putting the Founding Fathers in their Place : Popular Politics in the Early American Republic

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

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In present-day historical memory, the words and deeds of the “Founding Fathers” cast a shadow so large that it often obscures our understanding of the development of American political ideas and institutions.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Native American Journey Stories

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

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The journey story represents a well-traveled literary path. In countless Euro-America novels and films, an individual moves away from home in search of something better, bigger, or just different, experiencing a reinvention of self.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Art as a Weapon : The Black Chicago Renaissance of the 1930s and 1940s (second session)

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

This seminar will examine the questions of how and why an African American “Renaissance” in the arts emerged in 1930s Chicago and what impact it had on the ideas about race, class, and politics, both in Chicago and across the nation.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire : Culture and Politics in the Ottoman Balkans

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

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The Ottoman Empire was one of the longest-lasting empires in world history, stretching across the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Eastern Europe since the 1500s.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The U.S. Empire

9 am to 3 pm

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At the end of the nineteenth century, the United States did something it had never done before: it claimed territory overseas. Usually this is treated as just a short episode in U.S. history. But the United States held onto its empire—the fifth largest in the world—for decades. In this seminar we will probe the history of the United States’ overseas territories. How and why were they acquired...

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