Curator Talk: “The Hundred Tongues of Rumour:” Information, Misinformation, and Narratives in Times of Crisis
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
4:00PM to 5:00PM
Join us via Zoom for a curator talk by Nick Lasinsky '23, Joseph E. O'Donnell Student Research Intern. This exhibit looks at four moments from the past: the English Civil Wars from 1640 to 1660; the French and Hatian Revolutions of the late eighteenth century; the Yellow Fever epidemic that struck Philadelphia in 1793; and one man’s perspective on the Vietnam War from 1960 to 1973. This exhibit demonstrates the power of story, rumor, and rhetoric when it seems as though the world is falling apart around us.
Thursday, February 3, 2022
4:30PM to 6:00PM
This talk will provide a closer look at William Powhida’s work from 2012 to the present featured in the exhibition Condition Report on view at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery January 28 - March 4, 2022 and a discussion of the accompanying publication. RSVP: https://hav.to/powhida. Condition Report is a close examination of the often unobservable phenomena at play in American finance, culture, and politics. Accompanied by a small publication capturing a recent conversation between William Powhida and artist Mark Thomas Gibson, the exhibition offers insights, warnings, and inspirations for what was, what is, and what could possibly be.
Monday, February 7, 2022
4:15PM to 5:15PM
Join us on Zoom for a Young Academic Alumni Lecture by Niloufer Siddiqui '05! Political parties are integral to democracies. Yet, they frequently engage in violent behavior and form electoral alliances with non-state armed actors. When do parties engage in, or facilitate, violence and what determines the strategy of violence that they employ? "Under the Gun" explores these questions in the context of Pakistan.
Monday, February 21, 2022
4:30PM to 8:00PM
Judith Weisenfeld is the Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion at Princeton University. This talk explores late nineteenth and early twentieth-century psychiatric theories about race, religion, and the “normal mind” and shows how the emerging specialty of psychiatry drew on works from history of religions to make racialized claims about African Americans’ “traits of character, habit, and behavior.” This history of the intersections of psychiatry and African American religions sheds light on how ideas about race, religion, and mental normalcy shaped African American experience in courts and mental hospitals and on the role the racialization of religion played more broadly in the history of medicine, legal history, and the history of disability.
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