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November 2019

Value/Economy Workshop

November 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

The third series of events related to the Sawyer Seminar: Interrogating the Plantationocene: A UW-Madison Mellon Sawyer Seminar is right around the corner! The November events explore the theme of "value/economy". - VALUE/ECONOMY EVENTS -…

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The Character of Science: A Virtue Theoretic Account

November 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Character of Science: A Virtue Theoretic Account Robert T. Pennock, PhD, Michigan State University Philosophers, historians and sociologists are used to analyzing the character of science in methodological and social terms, though these perspectives…

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February 2020

Friday Forum: Jerome Whitington

February 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Late Industrial Environments are Constituted by Uncertainty: Notes from Lao Hydropower Friday Forum: Jerome Whitington Jerome Whitington, Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology, New York University Viewing contemporary environmental politics through the lens of crisis or destruction…

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Fracturing Democracy: The Erosion of Civil Society in a Shifting Communication Ecology Conference

February 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Fracturing Democracy: The Erosion of Civil Society in a Shifting Communication Ecology Conference February 27-28, 2020 Conference The title of our conference is “Fracturing Democracy: The Erosion of Civil Society in a Shifting Communication Ecology”…

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March 2020

Sensoria: Interrogating the -cene[s] reading group

March 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting of the Interrogating the -cene reading group on Monday, March 2, 5-7 pm, in Science Hall Rm 350. Building on the Plantationocene's series of events this month, our theme will be Sensoria. Join us for a multi-sensorial experience…

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SUGAR MACHINE: Medical Technologies and Plantation Legacies in the Caribbean Diabetes Epidemic

March 24, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Amy Moran-Thomas, Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT LACIS Lunchtime Series Sponsored by LACIS and Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies "Sugar... has been one of the massive demographic forces in world history," anthropologist…

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April 2020

Futures: A roundtable with food and environmental justice activists

FUTURES   Thursday, April 9, 2020, 7pm A roundtable with food and environmental justice activists Malik Yakini, Chavannes Jean-Babptiste, and Ashlesha Khadse H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St. This event is free…

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The Future of Food Justice: a community celebration with local and international food and environmental justice activists

April 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  Thursday, April 9, 2020, 7pm A roundtable with food and environmental justice activists Malik Yakini, Chavannes Jean-Babptiste, and Ashlesha Khadse H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St. This event is free and…

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November 2020

SUGAR MACHINE: Medical Technologies and Plantation Legacies in the Caribbean Diabetes Epidemic

November 10, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by: Amy Moran-Thomas, Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT.  Professor Moran-Thomas is interested in questions of ecological change and ethnographic approaches to science, technology, and chronic conditions. She received a PhD in Anthropology from Princeton…

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Tortoises All the Way Down

November 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event will feature and celebrate Holtz Center member, Elizabeth Hennessy and her new book. Please consider attending. The Nelson Institute invites you to a discussion and celebration of Vilas Associate Professor Elizabeth Hennessy’s 2020…

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