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Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 10:12 AM

Subject: CHR news and opportunities
Dear Colleagues, Students and Friends,

Mark your calendars for our first Faculty Fellow Research Presentation: Wednesday, February 10th, 12-1pm (Zoom)
Sam Lebovic (History/Art History) on “The Espionage Act and the Policing of American Dissent”
In this informal presentation, Lebovic will discuss his project and welcome feedback, questions, etc from the group.

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Come to a book talk by LaNitra Berger (Art History and Office of Undergraduate Education): Tuesday, February 16th, 4:30-5:30pm
She will be discussing her recently published work Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art: Audacities of Color in which she considers one of South Africa’s most enigmatic modern figures. Stern held conservative political positions on race even as her subjects openly challenged racism and later the apartheid regime. Using paintings, archival research, and new interviews, Berger's book explores how Stern became South Africa's most prolific painter of Black, Jewish, and Colored (mixed-race) life while maintaining controversial positions on race.

Please also plan to attend the panel we are co-sponsoring with the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) on: "Chronic Crisis: The Humanities Contextualize 2020”
Friday, February 26th, 1:30-3pm

Panelists: Andrew Peterson (Philosophy) on COVID19
Tehama M Lopez Bunyasi (Carter School) on Black Lives Matter
Jessica Mack (RRCHNM) on the Pandemic Religion project
Meredith Lair (History/Art History) on the teaching the election of 2020

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Also a reminder that book clubs are up and running, but it’s never too late to join! Most groups now have a webpage on the CHR website. Please explore!

Finally, if you have any events you’d like me to publicize, please let me know.

I hope to see you all at our events this semester!

Take care,

Alison Landsberg
Director, Center for Humanities Research (CHR)
Professor of History and Cultural Studies
George Mason University
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Alison Landsberg
Director, Center for Humanities Research (CHR)
Professor of History and Cultural Studies
George Mason University
Email: [log in to unmask]