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Contemporary Scholarship and Teaching in German Studies
This past summer, the German faculty applied for a Humanities Center summer research circle to support each other in projects related to both teaching and research (and the connections between them). In…
Settler Colonialism: Global and Local Connections
Our reading circle explored the concept and practices of settler colonialism across multiple contexts: Minneapolis, Palestine, and Alaska. The texts that we read spoke to our individual research interests as well as our commitment to tracing global crises that stem from the violent displacement of Indigenous communities in both the US and abroad. We were particularly interested in interrogating how settler colonialism strengthens and maintains white supremacy in a given place (e.g., Minneapolis, Palestine) and transnationally.
19th-20th century art and cultural change: shared scholarship
Baird Jarman (Art History) and Susan Jaret McKinstry (English) both research the visual culture of the Anglo-American world during the long nineteenth century, approaching art as matter — whether material,…
Bringing the Past to (Virtual) Life through Digital History Research and Pedagogy
The Mitford and Launditch Hundred House of Industry, now the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum, presents the historian with major opportunities for (re)imagining the past. Our digital modelling necessitated pulling off the mask it currently wears as a museum, stripping away the residue of its time as a twentieth-century Old Age Home, and uncovering the architectural and functional changes that turned it into a Union Workhouse of the New Poor Law period, after 1834.
Race and Racism in Social Philosophy and Theory Across the Disciplines
What should scholars and teachers do about the racism regularly encountered in the ideas, writings, and theories of intellectuals who are largely regarded as the founders of our disciplines in…
Racial Identity and Ethnicity in the Ancient World
The Classics Department’s initial application for a summer research circle was to explore current trends in the study of race and ethnicity in the ancient world. Classics (like many traditional…
MARS Post-Modern Writing Group Research Circle
Even having entered into the endeavor with enthusiasm, we (Sonja Anderson, Pierre Hecker, Jessica Keating, Yaron Klein, and William North) were surprised by just how valuable and enjoyable it proved…
“Braiding Sweetgrass” Summer Research Circle: Reflection
Nancy Braker, Dan Hernández, Dan Maxbauer, and Kim Smith met over the course of the summer to discuss the book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer.