Columbia University - Heyman Center for the Humanities

I saw Othello’s visage in his mind': Visualizing Othello in Nineteenth-Century British Theatre

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Moses Hadas and Historical Black Colleges and Universities - Classics, Racism, Segregation

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Elaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Lecture: Mishuana Goeman

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Lush Aftermath: Race, Labor, Scorched Earth

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Celebrating Recent Work by Nadia Abu El-Haj

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A History of Decarbonization

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The Many Afterlives of Incarceration with John Gargano

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Website as Archive for the Public Humanities

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Book Talks in Medical Humanities: Heather Davis's Plastic Matter

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Alvin Baltrop's Voyeurism: Sexual Perversity, Race, and the Historical Uses of Photography

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Contestations of Salience and the Theory of Everyday Political Conflict

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2022 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons: Carol Becker

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The Art of the Social Practice Arts Incubator

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Mapping Injustice: Experiments in Critical Cartographies and Digital Mapping Practices

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Book Talks in Medical Humanities: Britt Wray's Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Change

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A Rose from Canefield

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Utopia 2/13: Cooperation Jackson with Kali Akuno

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How Initial Peasant Support for Shining Path Shifted to Violent Resistance in Peru

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Mormons, Magic and Tarot

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Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: A Conversation between Deborah Cohen and Adam Tooze

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The Meddlers: Sovereignty, Empire, and Birth of Global Economic Gov

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The Long March of Incarceration: from Ancient Prisons to Incarcerated Slavery

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Brotherhood of Barristers: Gender, Space and the Culture of the Bar, 1840-1940

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Beyond Nationality: Belonging and Empire in Ottoman North Africa

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Belonging to the Conquerors: The Mosquito Confederation and the Competing Conquests of Eighteenth-Century Central America

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Wartime Order and Its Legacies

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Building Publics 2022: Art-Based Experiences and Caregiving Relationships

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Building Publics 2022: Language Pedagogy and Social Justice

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Underwriting and Cyclones in the Indian Ocean

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Building Publics 2022: 34th Ave Story Circle: Reflecting on the Past and Future of Urban Streets

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Translating The End of the World: A Conversation with Dorothy Zinn and Jasmine Pisapia about translating Ernesto de Martino’s La fine del mondo

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Spectral Belonging: Artisanal Reproduction of Landscape Imagery in Nineteenth-Century Chinese Tombs

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Unworlding: AFTRthoughts: A Feminist Theory of Refusal and the Politics of Re-Worlding

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nayture is sumwere else: trans poetics, middle and old English variations

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Building Publics 2022: Unguarded: Art and Restorative Justice

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Revolution 10/13: Brandon Terry on Malcolm X

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Thinking Elsewhere: A Conversation with Shahzia Sikandar

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Building Publics 2022: Speaking of Spirituality

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Contesting Citizenship across the Mediterranean: A Global Legal History of Belonging in the Nineteenth Century

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Building Publics 2022: Mobilities and the City: History and Current Challenges in Mexico City

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Kitchen Table Praxis: Recipes for Belonging in Electronic Music

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Slavery, Antislavery, and the British Empire

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Beyond Airmindedness: Aviation in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon

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Emma Francis-Snyder in conversation with Adriana Garriga-López, Carlito Rivera, and Ivan Calaff

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Working towards Equity and Inclusion in Journal Publication

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The Deep History of Incarceration

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Book Talks in Medical Humanities: Sarah Richardson's The Maternal Imprint: The Contested Science of Maternal/Fetal Effects

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Bobbies in Babylon: Black Resistance to British Policing

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Shelter Without Shelter

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Policing the City: An Ethno-Graphic. Didier Fassin and Jake Raynal

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Symposium: Gendering Africa: Musical Perspectives

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Negative Belonging

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Revolution 8/13: Becoming Numerous: Legacies of Queer and Trans Rebellion

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Book Talks In Medical Humanities: Heather Davis's Plastic Matter • Morningside Area Alliance
Book Talks in Medical Humanities: Heather Davis's Plastic Matter

Book Talks in Medical Humanities: Heather Davis’s Plastic Matter

Plastic Matter traces plastic’s relations to geology, media, biology, and race to show how matter itself has come to be understood as pliable, disposable, and consumable. Davis charts these relations to matter by mapping the queer multispecies relationships between humans and plastic-eating bacteria and analyzing photography that documents the racialized environmental violence of plastic production. In so doing, Davis provokes readers to reexamine their relationships to matter and life in light of plastic’s saturation.

About the Author

Heather Davis is an assistant professor of Culture and Media at The New School in New York whose work draws on feminist and queer theory to examine ecology, materiality, and contemporary art in the context of settler colonialism. Her most recent book, Plastic Matter (Duke University Press, 2022), explores the transformation of geology, media, and bodies in light of plastic’s saturation. Davis is a member of the Synthetic Collective, an interdisciplinary team of scientists, humanities scholars, and artists who investigate and make visible plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. She was the co-curator of Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials (on view at the Palmer Museum of Art, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Smith College and the Chazen Museum of Art, 2018-2020). Her writing has appeared in e-fluxThird TextAfterall, Canadian Art, PhiloSOPHIA, and Camera Obscura, numerous edited books and catalogues, and has been translated into Croatian, Slovak, Korean, French, and Chinese.

Respondent

Jennifer Wenzel is jointly appointed in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies. Her book, Bulletproof: Afterlives of Anticolonial Prophecy in South Africa and Beyond, published by Chicago and KwaZulu-Natal in 2009, was awarded Honorable Mention for the Perkins Prize by the International Society for the Study of Narrative.


Moderator

Leah Aronowsky is a historian of modern science and the environment, primarily in the twentieth-century United States. She received a PhD in History of Science from Harvard University in 2018. Her research explores the intersections of science, capitalism, and the environment in the history of planetary-scale environmental knowledge. She is currently writing a book on the history of the environmental sciences in the context of the emergent environmental regulatory state and the rise of neoliberalism in the 1970s. She has been a fellow in the Society of Fellows since 2020.

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Nov 15 2022
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