Day 2 of “A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Perspectives”

Saturday, Apr, 8 2017 — 9:00 AM
At: EQB House

Join the Mellon Globalization Forum, the Office of Global Citizenship, and the Department of International and Global Studies for Day 2 of their 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: "A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Perspectives." Throughout the day, several groups of Sewanee faculty and students will present their research as part of interdisciplinary panels.  You may view the full Conference Program: "A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Perspectives"

Saturday, April 8
All events on April 8, except for lunch at McClurg, take place at the EQB Building

9-10:15 a.m. Panel 4: LANDSCAPE AND LAND USE
John Willis, “Evidence in Place: Nature’s Clues for Local History”
Jon Evans, “A Place on the Plateau: 200 years of Land-Use Change and Forest Ecology at the King Farm on the Domain”
Moderator: Robin Gottfried

10:30-11:30 a.m. Panel 5: “FINDING YOUR PLACE”
Deborah McGrath, Daniel Carter, Virginia Craighill, Pradip Malde, Bran Potter, and Jordan Troisi, “Finding Your Place First Year Program: Impact of Place-Based Learning on Sewanee Students and Faculty”

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Panel 6: DISPLACEMENT
William E. Engel, “Placing the Displaced: The Case of ‘the Wandering Jew’ in Pre-modern Europe”
Anne Kirk, “French Laïcité: Republicanism and its Impact on the Franco-Maghrebi Identity”
Eva Miller, “An Unending Exodus: North African Jews in France”
Amber Layne, “Reconstructing the Landscape: Lessons from the Tennessee Valley Authority”
Moderator: Abby Colbert

1:15-2:30 p.m. Lunch for conference participants at McClurg Dining Hall (Room 206)

2:30-4:15 p.m. Panel 7: PARTICIPATION IN URBAN SPACE
Joseph Perna, "Reconstruction Affects: Rossellini's Europe '51"
Brandon Kemp, “Desiring Space in Andrew Ahn’s Spa Night”
Jennifer Merriman, “The AK Party’s Monopoly over Turkish Identity: The Creation of a New Political Idiom in Turkey’s Urban Spaces”
Kathleen Mulligan, “Globalizing Barcelona: World Events and the Politics of a Metropolis ”
Jeffrey P. Thompson, “Spray Paint, Vandalism, and Reclamation: Gordon Matta-Clark’s Graffiti Truck and the Urban Ritual of Art-Making”
Moderator: Jessica Mecellem

4:30-6:15 p.m. Panel 8: SPATIAL IDENTITIES
Mila Dragojevic, “Defining Statehood and Competing for Political Inclusion”
Emily Susman, “Syrian Resilience: How Civilian Self-Protection Stabilizes Communities in an Active Armed Conflict”
Yuliya Ladygina, “Ol’ha Kobylians’ka’s War Fiction: Cultural Encounters during the First World War and their Aftermath for Ukraine’s Postwar Liberationist Movement”
Laurie Ramsey, “Alsace: A Multilingual and Multicultural Space”
Nicholas Roberts, “A Sense of Place in the Universal: Pan-Islamism in the Age of Nationalism”
Moderator: Rae Manacsa

6:15 p.m. Closing Remarks by Dean Scott Wilson

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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