Past Mellon Symposia

As part of the Mellon Fellowship's second year, each Fellow stages a symposium or forum connected to the Fellow's teaching or research interests.

2012-13

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    Friday, March 29th, 2013, Stokes 102 This interdisciplinary symposium will be held on the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq as a venue to examine multiple dimensions of the decade-long occupation. Convened by Zainab Saleh, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
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2011-12

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    March 30th–31st: Organized by Farid Azfar, The Event Before Sex gathers eight scholars who work at the interstice of sexuality and temporality. From libertine culture in Restoration England to S&M scenarios in post-Abu Ghraib San Francisco, this symposium explores how an eventful study of sex disrupts existent disciplinary paradigms of interpretation.
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2010-11

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    March 18-19, 2011: Convened by Ruti Talmor in connection with the exhibition Possible Cities, the 2011 Mellon Symposium Imaging Africa brings together leading curators, filmmakers, critics, and scholars to discuss the status of African visual culture in the contemporary moment.
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2009-10

2008-09

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    Coordinated by John Muse, "among friends" presents a series of four simultaneous, collaborative workshops that team contemporary artists with Haverford students and interested members of the community. Monday March 23rd – Thursday, March 26th, 2009.
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2007-08

2006-07

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    A symposium on law's limits and possibilities, bringing together thinkers across disciplines to consider theoretical and practical issues in contemporary law, justice, and politics, was organized by Mellon Fellow 2005-07 Jill Stauffer.
2005-06

2004-05

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    Presented by Yiman Wang, 2003-05 Mellon Fellow on May 1, addressed the political and cultural implications of racial, gender, and border passing processes that are depicted in romantic scenarios in cinema. This program was free and open to the public.