Upcoming Events

ILR Brown Bag Lunch Presentation: László Andor: Brexit, Free Movement and European Unity

April 24th, 2018 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Location: 281 Ives Faculty Building

Room: Doherty Lounge

Although Leave had a narrow win over Remain at the UK referendum in 2016, British membership in the European Union has always been special. This lecture explores the key factors that drove British public opinion apart from the continent, and what possible outcomes might exist. From the point of view of economics Brexit, by definition, is a lose-lose game, but it also provides opportunities for the...

"Copts in Context: Embodying Egypt and the Other?," by Nelly van Doorn, CMSP Seminar Series

April 24th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

The Copts of Egypt pride themselves of their long Egyptian heritage that reaches back to the time of the pharaohs. Being the original inhabitants of the land, their community is tightly woven into the social, cultural and ethnic fabric of the Egyptian nation. Staunchly patriotic they prioritize the interest of the country before their own religious communal concerns.  As a result of this atti...


April 24th, 2018 - 7:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2015 > Mexico > Directed by Alonso Ruiz Palacios With Tenoch Huerta, Sebastian Aguirre This award-winning deadpan comedy is set in late-90s Mexico City during the National University strike, which leaves Sombra and Santos out of school with nothing to do but kill time. The abrupt arrival of Sombra's little brother Tomas does little to change their slacker ways until Tomas convinces...

Nagasaki 1945 - The Angelus Bells (Anime)

April 25th, 2018 - 5:00PM-6:20PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2005 > Japan> Directed by Seiji Arihara In wartime Japan, an idealistic young doctor is sent to the countryside to run a TB hospital in the provincial town of Nagasaki. Dr. Akizuki forms close bonds with his patients and the community. Then, suddenly, the unimaginable happens. An atomic bomb is dropped, and the town and its people are devastated. Dr. Akizuki and his staff struggle courageou...

A Fantastic Woman

April 25th, 2018 - 7:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2017 > Chile > Directed by Sebastian Lelio With Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco In Lelio's A Fantastic Woman, transgender actress Vega delivers "an acting tour de force whose every flash of fury and ecstasy is grounded in a cool, radiant stillness." (LA Times) A waitress and aspiring singer, Marina must fight for her widow's rights when her boyfriend Orland...

SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

April 26th, 2018 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Re-Mapping Religion in Bangkok: Alternative Lineages and Cosmologies in the Making in the History of the City" Justin McDaniel, Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania This talk will question the very idea of the Galactic Polity and structural approaches to understanding Thai Buddhism through a close look at three neighborho...

Reppy Institute Seminar: Current Events Roundtable on "The Legacies of Chernobyl"

April 26th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Current Events Roundtable on "The Legacies of Chernobyl" at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall with Andrei Kozyrev, Distinguished Fellow at the Kennan Institute (Wilson Center); Lissette Lorenz, graduate student in the Cornell University Department of Science and Technology Studies; and Mary Mitchell, Assistant Professor of History, Purdue University and Postdoctoral Fellow, Atkinson Center fo...

Exhibiting Yugoslavia

April 26th, 2018 - 12:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Milstein Hall

Room: Auditorium

Description: The Balkans region has long been seen as only peripherally associated with the project of modernity, and the lands of the former Yugoslavia have been construed in Western art, literature, and culture as Europe’s internal “other”. However, in carefully considering Yugoslav architects’ production and networks of exchange between the years 1948 and 1980, a very...

Conference: Ptolemaic and Roman Households in Context

April 27th, 2018 - 9:00AM-6:30PM

Location: A.D White House

A two-day conference bringing together scholars working on houses and households in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. Our speakers represent a broad range of disciplines - including archaeologists, papyrologists, historians, and art historians - in order to place the archaeology of Greco-Roman Egypt in dialogue with recent theoretical and comparative research on households, dwelling, and daily practice....

Institute for African Development Spring Symposium

April 27th, 2018 - 1:00PM-6:00PM

Location: King Shaw hall, 140 garden Avenue

Room: 423

Elections and Governance: Democratic Backsliding in Africa? The symposium will explore the specific national causes of democratic decline; or, that take on a comparative focus to explain variations in the quality of democracy across the African continent.In recent years, the democratic gains of the Third Wave of democratization have come under challenge in many countries around the world, and a...

A Talk with Mohamad Hafez

April 27th, 2018 - 6:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Milstein Auditorium

As part of our evening for refugee awareness, ISU is excited to host Art Beyond Borders: An Evening for Refugee Awareness with keynote speaker Mohamad Hafez. Mohamad Hafez is a Syrian artist and architect born in Damascus, raised in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and educated in the Midwestern United States. Hafez’s art reflects the turmoil in the Middle East and exposes the fragi...

Art Beyond Borders: An Evening for Refugee Awareness

April 27th, 2018 - 6:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Milstein Hall

Fundraiser gala at Milstein Hall to raise awareness about the global refugee crisis....

LASP seminar: Understanding the linkages between Caribbean plant diversity, cultural heritage, and human health CANCELLED

April 30th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153


SAP Seminar Series: "Leaks and the Hydraulic City" by Nikhil Anand

April 30th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In this talk I will present an overview of my recently published book, Hydraulic City. Drawing attention to the ways in which settlers in Mumbai establish access to water in the city, I begin by showing that urban citizenship is not an event in linear time, but a fickle, distributed and reversible process. Next, I attend to the ways in which water leaks in the public system. Rather than theorize t...

Ice Poison

April 30th, 2018 - 7:00PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2014 > Taiwan > Directed by Midi Z With Shin-Hong Wang, Ke-Xi Wu With crop prices too low to make ends meet, a Burmese farmer pawns his cow for an old motorcycle so that his son can sell rides into town. The new business is fruitless until the son meets San-Mei, a young drug runner in need of transportation. A mesmerizing tale of addiction and Myanmar's changes...

2017-18 Environmental Humanities Lecture Series present: “Environmental Martyrdom and Defenders of the Forest”

May 1st, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: GSHG76, Lewis Auditorium

Rob Nixon holds the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Family Professorship in Humanities and the Environment at Princeton University. He is the author of four books, most recently Dreambirds: the Natural History of a Fantasy, and Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor, which won numerous awards, including the 2012 Sprout prize from the International Studies Association for the best book i...


May 2nd, 2018 - 7:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2017 > Argentina > Directed by Lucrecia Martel With Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Lola Duenas, Matheus Nachtergaele Don Diego de Zama is a servant to the Spanish crown in remote Paraguay. He continuously schemes for professional advancement as he struggles with his mental and emotional state as isolation, bureaucratic setbacks, and self-destructive choices begin to compound themselves in his l...

SAP Seminar Series, Two Film Screenings: "Casting Untouchable Beats: The Story of the Drum Makers" and "Jaffna: A Glimpse at a Heritage of Trades", by Athula Samarakoon

May 3rd, 2018 - 12:00AM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Film Synopses: Casting Untouchable Beats: The Story of the Drum Makers, 40 minutes - In the sound of the traditional Sri Lankan drums are rhythmic beats that go back centuries. Mystique of the occult and closely guarded hereditary craft blend to create the instruments that speak of a country’s olden heritage in ritualistic music. Yet the life of the Sri Lankan drum makers, their stat...

SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

May 3rd, 2018 - 12:00PM-1:15PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Iran, this Image of History (Among Some Cambodian Muslim Cham Sayyids)" Emiko Stock, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University The video is played over and over on smartphones' facebooks. Viewer-bys round up in comments: "Must be truly ancient", "So beautiful and strange", "Pure shi'a stuff", “So like us but more"...

Reppy Institute Seminar: The Liberal Effect - The Politics of Policy Sciences in the Soviet Union

May 3rd, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Eglė Rindzevičiūtė, Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology, Kingston University, London, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall on “The Liberal Effect: The Politics of Policy Sciences in the Soviet Union” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar.   Co-sponsored by the Cornell Institute for European Studies....

CCCC - TJ Hinrichs

May 4th, 2018 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: Cho Room, B59

The final Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium speaker of the 2018 Spring semester, Cornell University's own Prof TJ Hinrichs will be giving a guided reading of a Classical Chinese text entitled, “The Re-Theorization of Ritual Healing in Song Huizong’s (宋徽宗, r. 1101-1125) Comprehensive Record of Sagely Beneficence (Shengji zonglu 聖濟總錄, 1018)” At eac...

SAP Seminar Series, "Indigenous Clothing and Sustainable Fashion" by Sabri Wable

May 7th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

A global industry like the fashion industry has environmental and social implications. Today it is dominated by fast fashion which encourages overconsumption, is polluting and drives inequality. The craze for “new” has led to an industry which is energy intensive and uses toxic chemicals– particularly in cotton production by GMO seeds, pesticides and fertilizers, polluting water...

"A Culturally Aware Educational Psychology?", presented by Maimouna Phelan, Lin Lin and Amit Anshumali

May 7th, 2018 - 1:30PM-4:30PM

Location: 135 Emerson Hall

Prompted by educational psychologists such as Frank Pajares and Stephen Vassallo, Bryan Duff, Director of the Education minor at Cornell, decided to include more multicultural perspectives in his class, Educational Psychology. The results: fewer “universal” principles and prescriptions and a more nuanced understanding of learners’ experiences, but still plenty of guidance for mak...

"Of Sailor, Sufis and Danger at Sea: Risk and Protection in the Western Indian Ocean," by Nidhi Mahajan, CMSP Seminar Series

May 8th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

The speaker will focus on sailors from the Gulf of Kutch in India who traverse the Indian Ocean on wooden sailing vessels known as vahans or dhows. These dhows function as an economy of arbitrage, transporting foodstuffs, electronics, diesel, livestock and cars, going where container ships cannot or will not go. Dhows have recently become sinews of war in Somalia and the Middle East, especially as...

2017-18 Environmental Humanities Lecture Series present: "Skilling Up for the Anthropocene"

September 18th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Room: TBA

Stephanie LeMenager is Barbara and Carlisle Moore Professor of English and Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. Her publications include the books Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century (2014), Manifest and Other Destinies (2005), and Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (2011). Her co-edited collection Teaching Climate Change in the Humani...

Transnational Migration from the Global Perspective

September 27th, 2018 - 9:00AM-5:00PM

Location: Cornell University

Transnational Migration from the Global Perspective: The 7th International Conference of the World Confederation of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies (WCILCOS), September 27-28, 2018, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York USA Cornell University Library and Ohio University Libraries are pleased to announce that they will jointly organize this event, which is being held in conj...

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