Past Events

Photo of N. Katherine Hayles.
“How to Do Things with Codes: Rethinking Processes of Signification in Digital Media”
Avenali Lecture
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2001 | 7:30 pm
Morrison Reading Room, Doe Library
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United States

Postmodern literary critic N. Katherine Hayles is known for her work concerning the relationship between literature, science and technology. Hayles holds advanced degrees in both Chemistry and English, and her early work orchestrates the play of resonances between contemporary scientific paradigms and literature.

With Una's Lecturer Eva Hoffman
Tuesday, Oct 3, 2000 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States
Wednesday, Sep 27, 2000 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Panel Discussants: Eva Hoffman, Paula Fass (History), Saidiya Hartman (English), and Michael Roth (California College of Arts and Crafts)

Photo of Eva Hoffman.
“Complex Histories, Contested Memories: Some Reflections on Remembering Difficult Pasts”
Una's Lecture
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2000 | 7:30 pm
Alumni House
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United States

Eva Hoffman is the author of several books, including the widely regarded Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language and Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews.

Photo of a man with a pickup truck, the trunk of which is full of standing camels.
Photographs by Eric Gillet
Exhibit
Friday, Sep 1, 2000 to Wednesday, Jan 10, 2001
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

In 1993, Eric Gillet set out for Mongolia with Philippe Simon, a Belgian writer and independent filmmaker, and in 1994 they made their way toward Central Africa. They never reached their final destinations, but achieved their goal nonetheless: to experience the process of traveling which makes reaching a destination less important. The relationship between the travelers and their encounters provide a series of stunning black-and-white photographs in which the photographed “other” looks directly back at the world of the photographer.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2000 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Panel Discussants: Bruno Latour, Cathryn Carson (History), Gene Rochlin (Energy and Resources Group) and Paul Rabinow (Anthropology)

With Avenali Lecturer Bruno Latour
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2000 | 8:00 pm
145 Dwinelle Hall
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United States
Photo of Bruno Latour.
“The End of Nature as a Way to Organize our Polity”
Avenali Lecture
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm
145 Dwinelle Hall
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United States

Bruno Latour is Professor at the Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation at the Ecole des Mines in Paris and Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. His work is known for its unique incorporation of both philosophy and anthropology.

With Avenali Lecturer Bruno Latour
Thursday, Apr 6, 2000
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United States
With Una's Lecturer Anthony Grafton
Wednesday, Nov 3, 1999 | 8:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

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