John Ruskin: 19th-Century Visionary, 21st-Century Inspiration

Dec. 13, 2019

This conference introduces British art and social critic John Ruskin to a modern audience and makes the case for his continuing relevance in our own troubled time.

 

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Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Woman's Life in Nineteenth-Century Japan
Nov. 19, 2020

Amy Stanley, professor of history at Northwestern University, introduces the vibrant social and cultural life of early nineteenth-century Japan through the story of an irrepressible woman named Tsuneno, who defied convention to make a life for herself in the big city of Edo (now Tokyo) in the...

 
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Black Matter
Nov. 18, 2020

Namwali Serpell, professor of literature at Harvard, author of The Old Drift, and recent recipient of the Arthur C. Clarke award for the best science fiction novel published in the UK discusses the origins of Afrofuturism. This is the Ridge Lecture for Literature.

 
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Mistresses of the Market: White Women and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Slave Trade
Nov. 11, 2020

Stephanie Jones-Rogers, associate professor of history at University of California, Berkeley, draws upon the testimony of formerly enslaved individuals, the correspondence and account books of slave traders, and a wide range of other material (including travel writing, newspapers and business...

 

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