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Mon, 18 Oct 2021 20:32:54 +0000
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Sent: Monday, October 18, 2021 4:27 PM
Subject: CHR Events and Opportunities

Dear Colleagues, Students, and Friends,

Lots of exciting opportunities and events—please be sure to read the whole message!


Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, October 19 (12-1 pm; hybrid):

Please join us tomorrow for the next CHR Residential Fellow talk by PhD Candidate Eric Ross, “'An Emphatic Refusal to Forget': Empathy and Memory at the National Museum of the American Indian." Find us in Horizon Hall 6325 or virtually via this link<https://gmu.zoom.us/j/96405690617?pwd=N1h5aDZzOVpSd3k2MGhkMWxGTmhHUT09>.

Wednesday, October 27 (12-1 pm; hybrid):

And join us next week for a CHR Residential Fellow talk by Associate Professor Brian Platt, “Wind, Worms, and Weeds: Rescuing the Past in Early Modern Japan.” Find us in person in Horizon Hall 6325 or virtually via this link<https://gmu.zoom.us/j/91363144803?pwd=TnZRZEhiSG9FaHBLOUMvYmlvM1lnQT09>.

*Please see the attached flyer for other CHR Residential Fellow talks happening in November.

Friday, November 5 (3-4:30 pm; hybrid):

We'll be co-hosting (with the PhD Program in Cultural Studies) a book talk panel, "The Imaginative Possibilities of Infrastructure," featuring new work by Hatim El-Hibri, Jessica Hurley, and Rashmi Sadana, and moderated by Denise Albanese. Learn more here<https://chr.gmu.edu/events/12759> or see attached flyer.

Wednesday, November 10 (3-4 pm; hybrid):

In the first event of CHR’s new Working Group on Archaeology and Material Culture, Jamie Aprile will give a talk (open to all, not just the working group) entitled, “An Introduction to the San Giuliano Archaeological Research Project.” Flyer attached or learn more here.<https://chr.gmu.edu/events/12784> Join us in person in Horizon Hall 6325 or on Zoom by clicking here<https://gmu.zoom.us/j/93865290947?pwd=VzVCYzB6TXdzSnIxQ0lUUzhScVdFZz09>.

And please consider joining the new working group, which will bring together researchers and students across campus interested in these fields. Fill out this form<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzdybZDAtaxDwfS2xjfvBOdSluytL0OlR_7JuO_rhlk9GuJg/viewform?usp=sf_link> to join.

Friday, November 19 (10-11:30 am; virtual):

Have you ever considered writing for a public audience but were unsure about how to get started?

Attend CHR’s workshop on “Writing for the Public.” This event is part of our "Writing for the Public" series and is open to students, faculty, and staff. It will feature three short presentations, each of which will be followed by a Q&A.


     *   Niklas Hultin<https://globalaffairs.gmu.edu/people/ihultin> (Assistant Professor, Global Affairs), "Writing for the ‘Blob’ in DC and elsewhere"

     *   Samuel Clowes Huneke<https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/people/shuneke> (Assistant Professor, History and Art History), “Pitching for the Public”

     *   Abby Mullen<https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/people/amullen2> (Assistant Professor, History and Art History, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media), “Writing for Audio”

Please fill out this form<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8CxzWxn-K4VadPInaJF1g6Jd7S-lQer-j6TiEvUpSzgIMdQ/viewform?usp=sf_link> to RSVP.

Click here to join via Zoom<https://gmu.zoom.us/j/98355705100?pwd=RDdtUjhRY2hWc1k3MXdWQVVhT0JMQT09>.

Friday, December 3 (1-2:30 pm; virtual):

Join a discussion with our colleagues in the social sciences at a virtual workshop jointly hosted by Mason's CHR and CSSR (Center for Social Science Research), "Stretching Disciplinary Boundaries: Discussing Possibilities at the Intersection of the Humanities and Social Sciences." Read more here<https://chr.gmu.edu/events/12760> and please help us spread the word by forwarding on the attached flyer to interested students and/or colleagues. All are welcome.

Panelists: Isidore Dorpenyo (Assistant Professor, English), Shannon Fyfe (Assistant Professor, Philosophy), Vivek Narayanan (Assistant Professor, English), Amaka Okechukwu (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology), Jessica Otis (Assistant Professor, History and Art History), and Rick Smith (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology).


Now on YouTube:

CHR recently hosted its largest virtual event yet (co-sponsored by the German Program at MCL and the German Embassy), "Holocaust and Postcolonialism: A Conversation with Professor Michael Rothberg (UCLA) and Professor Alison Landsberg (Mason)." Please find the recording here<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51UYzSo8kVk>.

Other events of interest:

Fulbright Italy celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program

Tuesday, November 9th, 12-1:30pm Eastern

Zoom registration link<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc34RAFdaLywDPL8zfPkFlEBDBnvs5HtQNxNmPAIpzldC3umg/viewform>

Identity and Searching for Black Lives in the Archives in the Words of LaNitra Berger and Maaza Mengiste

A conversation between Maaza Mengiste, Fulbright 2010 and author of the novel, The Shadow King, which shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize and was a 2020 LA Times Book Prize Fiction finalist, and LaNitra Berger, an award-winning scholar, social justice advocate, and Fulbright Program Advisor, and moderated by Timothy Martin, Board Member of the U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission and a performer and teacher of over 30 years. The authors will discuss race and identity and the need to "decolonize” the archives and focus on how Maaza’s book was shaped by her Fulbright experience in Italy. The conversation will also expand to encompass issues of diversity and identity in contemporary Italy.


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Have a great week!

Best wishes,

Alison Landsberg (Director)

Catherine Olien (Associate Director)

Center for Humanities Research (CHR<https://chr.gmu.edu>)
6320 Horizon Hall
George Mason University