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04/01/2019 - 4:00pm
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04/06/2019 - 9:00am
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04/09/2019 - 4:00pm
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Presented as part of the Art and Media Project’s Spring 2019 series,

 Gender Technologies and Intersectional Code.


Mel Y. Chen is Associate Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at U.C. Berkeley and Director of the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture. Mel is also an affiliate of the Center for Race and Gender, the Institute for Cognitive and Behavioral Science, the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, and the Haas Disability Studies and LGBTQ Citizenship Research Clusters.

Dr. Chen’s lecture is presented as part of the Art and Media Project, a multi-year series of lectures and publications organized by Dr. Pamela M. Lee and the History of Art Department.

Upcoming Art and Media Project events

  • Weds, April 17 - Aria Dean, “Body Double”
  • Tues, April 23 - Julia Bryan-Wilson, “Louise Nevelson: Technologies of Drag”
  • Tues, April 30 - Candice Hopkins, “Warped wefts and Short Circuits”
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 4:00pm
 
04/10/2019 - 5:00pm
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Please join the History of Art department’s Modern & Contemporary Forum this Wednesday, April 10 at 5pm for an exciting book preview with Professor Pamela M. Lee, Carnegie Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art. Professor Lee will offer readings from her forthcoming book, The Glen Park Library: A Fairytale of Disruption (no place press, June 2019), followed by open discussion.

From Silicon Valley, digital technologies, and the dark web, to poetry, public libraries, and visual art, this innovative work of “experimental art criticism” chronicles the sweeping effects of the notion of ‘disruption’ in contemporary culture. Against the backdrop of its titular “fairytale of disruption” –– the October 2013 arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, site administrator of the dark-net market Silk Road –– the book sketches a brief portrait of ‘disruptive innovation,’ while providing insightful analysis of works by artists such as Gretchen Bender, Cécile B. Evans, Josephine Pryde, Carissa Rodriguez, and Martine Syms. In antithesis (or antidote) to the gospel of disruption, The Glen Park Library proposes “close reading” and “slow looking.” As Lee writes,

“Few care to wrestle with language when it’s quicker and easier just to make shit up; and fewer still bother about the provenance of images—or their destiny, for that matter. […] But to read things in detail, to look at things closely, sustaining more attention than is typically warranted in this day and age, that’s what we’re up against here at the Glen Park Library. Call it close reading and slow looking in the epoch of fast history.”

After the reading, a reception will be held in Loria’s third-floor lounge. We will have copies of The Glen Park Library on hand for consultation. For those interested in pre-ordering the book, MIT Press has generously provided special discount codes for the event.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 5:00pm
 
04/11/2019 - 5:00pm
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J. Lorand Matory is the Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology and the Director of the Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic Project at Duke University.

The author of three books and more than 50 articles and reviews, he is also the executive producer and screenwriter of five documentary films. Choice magazine named his Sex and the Empire That Is No More: Gender and the Politics of Metaphor in Ọyọ Yoruba Religion an outstanding book of the year in 1994, and his Black Atlantic Religion: Tradition, Transnationalism, and Matriarchy in the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé won the Herskovits Prize from the African Studies Association for the best book of 2005.  In 2010, he received the Distinguished Africanist Award from the American Anthropological Association, and, in 2013, the government of the Federal Republic of Germany awarded him the Alexander von Humboldt Prize, a lifetime achievement award that is one of Europe’s highest academic distinctions.  Professor Matory was also selected to deliver anthropology’s most prestigious annual address, the Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture, which resulted in the book Stigma and Culture: Last-Place Anxiety in Black America (2015), concerning the competitive and hierarchical nature of ethnic identity-formation.  His latest book, The “Fetish” Revisited: Marx, Freud and the Gods Black People Make, will be published by Duke University Press in 2018.

Professor Matory is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Chicago, and he has conducted 35 years of intensive research on the great religions of the Black Atlantic—West African Yoruba religion, West-Central African Kongo religion, Brazilian Candomblé, Cuban Santería/Ocha, and Haitian Vodou.  In recognition of his outstanding scholarship, he also served, from 2009 to 2013, as the James P. Marsh Professor at Large at the University of Vermont, one of that University’s highest honors.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 5:00pm
 
 
 
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04/17/2019 - 4:30pm
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04/23/2019 - 4:00pm
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The Aerial Image Conference 04/27/2019 - 9:00am to 04/28/2019 - 3:30pm

This interdisciplinary conference explores the ”aerial image,” broadly conceived. Drawing upon recent work in the environmental humanities, the conference aims to open critical dialogue around representations of climate, atmospheric pollution, and weather in historical context, as well as prescient studies of the historical intersections of flight, fuel, and aerial image-making practices. In considering the ways that technology, energy, and industrialization have re-shaped aerial spaces since early modernity in Europe and North America, the conference responds to our current moment––marked by the unfolding crisis of anthropogenic climate change and the ongoing deployment of drones and aerial surveillance in both private and military contexts.

Speakers include: Emily Doucet (Toronto), Maria Loh (Hunter), John Harwood (Toronto), Jessica Horton (Delaware), Matthew Hunter (McGill), Amy Knight Powell (UC Irvine), Lynda Nead (Birkbeck), Nicholas Robbins (Yale), Richard Taws (UCL), Alison Syme (Toronto), Chitra Ramalingam (Yale Center for British Art), and Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan).

For full conference schedule and free registration, please visit https://aerialimageconference.yale.edu/.

This conference has been generously sponsored by Yale Environmental Humanities, the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarky Kempf Memorial Fund, the Department of the History of Art, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Program in History of Science and Medicine.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 3:30pm
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The Aerial Image Conference 04/27/2019 - 9:00am to 04/28/2019 - 3:30pm

This interdisciplinary conference explores the ”aerial image,” broadly conceived. Drawing upon recent work in the environmental humanities, the conference aims to open critical dialogue around representations of climate, atmospheric pollution, and weather in historical context, as well as prescient studies of the historical intersections of flight, fuel, and aerial image-making practices. In considering the ways that technology, energy, and industrialization have re-shaped aerial spaces since early modernity in Europe and North America, the conference responds to our current moment––marked by the unfolding crisis of anthropogenic climate change and the ongoing deployment of drones and aerial surveillance in both private and military contexts.

Speakers include: Emily Doucet (Toronto), Maria Loh (Hunter), John Harwood (Toronto), Jessica Horton (Delaware), Matthew Hunter (McGill), Amy Knight Powell (UC Irvine), Lynda Nead (Birkbeck), Nicholas Robbins (Yale), Richard Taws (UCL), Alison Syme (Toronto), Chitra Ramalingam (Yale Center for British Art), and Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan).

For full conference schedule and free registration, please visit https://aerialimageconference.yale.edu/.

This conference has been generously sponsored by Yale Environmental Humanities, the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarky Kempf Memorial Fund, the Department of the History of Art, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Program in History of Science and Medicine.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 3:30pm
 
 
04/30/2019 - 4:00pm
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:00pm