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Day 1 of “A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Perspectives”

Friday, Apr, 7 2017 — 12:45 PM
At: EQB House

Join the Mellon Globalization Forum, the Office of Global Citizenship, and the International and Global Studies Program for Day 1 of their 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: "A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Perspectives." On Thursday, April 6, Professor Jack Weatherford (Macalester College, Emeritus) will deliver the keynote address for the Mellon Globalization Forum's Interdisciplinary Conference, A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Perspectives. His talk is entitled, "Genghis Khan, Thomas Jefferson, and God: A Sense of Place."  On April 7-8, faculty and students will deliver 30 research presentations.  You may download the full ‌


Friday, April 7
All events on April 7 take place at the EQB Building


11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch for conference participants


12:45-1 p.m. Welcome by Dean Scott Wilson and Nicholas Roberts


1-2:15 p.m. Panel 1: GENDERED SPACES AND PLACES
Andrea Mansker, "Love by the Classifieds: Spatial Intimacy and Alienation in Napoleon's Paris"
Liesl Allingham, “Domestic Creativity: The Spatiality of Gender and Authorship around 1800”
Catherine Casselman, “Isolated Histories in an Isolated Community: A Look at the Way African-American Women Use Oral History in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans"
Moderator: Julie Berebitsky


2:30-3:45 p.m. Panel 2: SPATIAL IMAGINATION AND MEMORY
Laura Nuffer, “Hell on Earth: How the Realms of Torment Became a Tourist Destination in Early Modern Japan”
Jennifer Michael, “Voices of the Ground: Silence and Articulation in Gray, Wordsworth, and Blake”
Kelly Ann Graff, “Religious Labors: The Taoism of Wendell Berry’s Sabbath Poems”
Moderator: William E. Engel


5-7 p.m. Panel 3: POST/COLONIAL SPACE/PLACE
Shana Minkin, “Mourning the Imperial Dead in Turn-of-the-Century Alexandria, Egypt”
Dharitri Bhattacharjee, “Claiming the Province as Private: Bengal and India towards Decolonization (1937-1943)”
Roger Levine, “Spaces of Lived Racism in Segregation-Era South Africa: From Bathrooms to Kitchens to Gardens to the Nation itself”
Anna Sumner Noonan, “The Intersection of Space and Memorialization in the Post-Apartheid Moment: An Analysis of the Prestwich Memorial in Cape Town, South Africa”
Kate Perry, “Power in Development: The Lasting Impact of Colonialism on the Agricultural Development of Kenya and Tanzania"
Moderators: Adam Dahl & Tam Parker


The conference “A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Identities” and associated events have been co-organized by the Mellon Globalization Forum, International and Global Studies Program, Office of Global Citizenship, and Sewanee Writers’ Conference. The organizing committee includes Justyna Beinek (International and Global Studies and Russian), Nicholas Roberts (History and International and Global Studies), Kelly Whitmer (History), and Scott Wilson (Politics). We extend special thanks to Sara Nimis, Print Services, Megan Roberts, and Helen Stapleton. Images in the conference materials courtesy of Pradip Malde and Brock Gordon. All events are free and open to the public.


 


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