[Uwhistory] Upcoming Events
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Thu May 10 11:39:09 PDT 2007
Silk Road lecture: Secrets of Tamerlane's Tomb
A Lecture by Robert D. McChesney
May 10, 2007, 7 pm in Kane Hall 110
Tamerlane's tomb, the Gur-i Amir in Samarkand, has been a subject of fascination and speculation since its initial construction in 1404. The great domed tomb complex has undergone numerous changes in the past half millennium and those changes have helped spark legends and stories of its secrets and mysteries. Based on long extant as well as recently discovered evidence, this illustrated talk will trace the evolution of the tomb and the stories about it from its founding until its emergence in the late 20th century as an iconic symbol of the modern Uzbek government.
R. D. McChesney is Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and History at New York University. He is the author of Waqf in Central Asia (1991), Central Asia: Foundations of Change (1996) and Kabul Under Siege (1999) as well as numerous articles on the social and economic history of the eastern Persianate world.
This event is co-sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities and the Silk Road Foundation.
Pacific Crossings: The Imperial Logics and Transnational Formations of US Public Health
A Lecture by Warwick Anderson
May 14, 4:00 pm in Communications 120
Warwick Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., is currently the Robert Turell Professor of Medical History and Population Health, Professor of the History of Science, and Chair of the Department of Medical History and Bioethics, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on the history of biology, medicine and public health, particularly in Australasia, the Pacific, Southeast Asia and the United States. He is especially interested in ideas about race, human difference, and citizenship in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Dr. Anderson is the author of The Cultivation of Whiteness: Science, Health and Racial Destiny in Australia (Basic Books 2003; Duke 2006), which shared the 2004 W.K. Hancock Award of the Australian Historical Association. Colonial Pathologies: American Tropical Medicine, Race, and Hygiene in the Philippines was published by Duke University Press in 2006. In Spring 2008, the Johns Hopkins University Press will publish The Collectors of Lost Souls: Kuru and the Creation of Value in Modern Science. He is also preparing an edited collection of essays (with Professor Richard Keller) on colonial psychoanalysis and modern sovereignty, as well as a reader on science and globalization (with Professors Gabriela Soto Laveaga and Amit Prasad). Dr. Anderson's work has been supported by awards from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council (US), the Rockefeller Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation.
This event is sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities.
Changing Views of the Middle Ages in Hungary and East-Central Europe
A Lecture by István Petrovics, University of Szeged, Hungary
May 15, 2007, 2:00 pm in Communications 126
Dr. István Petrovics of the Department of Medieval and Early Modern Hungarian History at the University of Szeged is a specialist in medieval Hungarian/European social and urban history. His research interests also include medieval church, legal and military history. He has participated in several national research programs the most important of which produced the publication Medieval Hungarian Historical Lexicon (Korai magyar történeti lexikon, 1994). He has published three books and more than three dozen studies, a significant part of which are in English.
This event is co-sponsored by the Ellison Center, Department of History, Elizabeth Boba & Family
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