Past Events

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The Contested Terrain of Financial Knowledge: Financial Coaching, Behavioral Economics and the Pursuit of Market Agency
Miranda Martinez, The Ohio State University
3 PM, September 7
Taft Research Center

Human-Plant Attachments & Modes of Unequal Belonging in South Africa
Laura A. Foster, University of Indiana-Bloomington
3:30 PM, September 20
Taft Research Center

Incorporating Dynamic Assessment in the Language Classroom through Concrete Tasks and

Próspero N. García, Rutgers University
3:30 PM, September 20
Old Chem Building, 835

Developing Successful Masters of Arts in Teaching Programs: From Conceptualization to Graduate Placement
Próspero N. García, Rutgers University
3:30 PM, September 21
Old Chem Building, 713

Newflashes from the field and lab - short talks by UC archaeologists from Anthropology, Biology, Classics, and Geography
6 PM, September 25
Taft Research Center

The Origins of Suburban Crisis: Real Estate and Inequality in 20th Century America
Thomas Sugrue, New York University
6 PM, September 26
People's Liberty, 1805 Elm St. 

Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North
Thomas Sugrue, New York University
12:30 PM, September 27
407 Teachers/ Dyer Hall

53rd Annual Philosophy Colloquium: Philosophy of Biology
September 27-28

From Rat Route to Plan Andinia: Anti-Semitism in Latin America
Ilan Stavans, Amherst College
2018 Taft Hispanic lecturer
2 PM, October 3
Taft Research Center

Are Jewish Men Manly? A Story of American Masculinity
Sarah Imhoff, Indiana University
7 PM, October 4
Taft Research Center

Public Q&A "The New Hispanics"
Ilan Stavans, Amherst College
12:30 PM, October 4
O'Connor Room, 713 Old Chem Building

Queering family: erotic relationships and creative kinship
Brownbag with Sarah Imhoff, Indiana University
12 PM, October 5
Benny Kraut Conference Room, 3601 French Hall West

Commented reading/rehearsal of "The Oven"
Ilan Stavans, Amherst College
12:30 PM, October 5
MainStreet Cinema, TUC 220

Reception Honoring the publication of "Post-Colonial Cameroon: Politics, Economy, and Society" co-edited by Joseph Takougang and Julius A. Amin
11 AM, October 18
Taft Research Center

James C. Kautz Lecture: Our changing lives: Work, family, and policy in a time of rising gender equality
Betsey Stevenson, University of Michigan
5:45 PM, October 19
Carl H. Lindner College of Business, Fealy Auditorium (Rm. 112)

2018 The Warren Bennis Leadership Experience: Building a Culture of Fresh Ideas
5 PM, October 19
TUC Great Hall

A People’s Atlas of Detroit: Collaboration, Research, and the Right to the City
Andrew Newman, Wayne State University
4 PM, October 25
Taft Research Center

Men, Women, and Shame among Jews in Antiquity
Michael Satlow, Brown University
7 PM, October 25
Taft Research Center

The Spectacular Case of Abner Louima: Sexualized Violence, Black Masculinity, and Police Brutality
Jamie L. Small, University of Dayton
1:30 PM, October 29
Taft Research Center

Life of the Mind: “What’s Next for America? Teaching Hope and Reviving Democracy.”
Sarah M. Stitzlein, Education & Philosophy
3 PM, October 30
Annie Laws / 407 Teachers/Dyer

Responding panel: 

  • Wendy Calaway, assistant professor of criminal justice, UC Blue Ash College
  • Whitney Gaskins, assistant dean and assistant professor – Center for Inclusive Excellence & Community Engagement, College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • J. Antonio Islas-Munoz, assistant professor of practice, head of transportation design, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning

Uneasy Peace: The Great crime decline, the renewal of city life, and the next war on violence
Patrick Sharkey, New York University
3 PM, November 2
Taft Research Center

Ethics, Aesthetics, and Nonfictionality in Medical Fictions: Lisa Genova's Inside the O'Briens and Ian McEwan's Saturday (Keynote for Writing & Popular Culture Conference)
James Phelan, Ohio State University
2 PM, November 3
McMicken Hall 127

Reception Honoring the publication of "In Service to the City: A History of the University of Cincinnati" by David Stradling
3 PM, November 7
Taft Research Center

Field Mapping: The Terrain of the Rhetoric of Health & Medicine and the Medical Humanities
Mark Hannah, Arizona State University
2 PM, November 8
53 McMicken Hall

Descendant Communities and Museum Collections 
Bob Pickering, University of Tulsa, Senior Curator at the Gilcrease Museum
3 PM, November 8
Taft Research Center

In the Wilderness (Midbar): the Spiritual Journey of Transparent
Rabbi Susan Goldberg, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Los Angeles
2 PM, November 11
Mayerson Jewish Community Center, 8485 Ridge Rd.

Finding Common Ground: Moving Toward Productive Pathways for CitizenshipAnnie Laws Drawing Room
6 PM, November 16

Breaking New Ground: A Collaborative Approach to Repatriation and Social Justice
Holly Cusack-McVeigh, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
4 PM, November 29
Taft Research Center

Free to Rock: How Rock & Roll Helped End the cold War
Screening followed by Q&A with Producer Doug Yeager
1 PM, November 30
MainStreet Cinema (TUC) 

What makes a Good Worker or Good Boss? How Undercover Boss Answers
Ilana Gershon, Indiana University Bloomington
4 PM, January 24
Taft Research Center

Allegory, the Nation, and the Female Body in Anne Claire Poirier’s Les Filles du Roy
Maggie Flinn, Ohio State University
3:30 PM, February 5
701 Old Chemistry

Arts and Activism in Prisons
Ashley Lucas, University of Michigan
4 PM, February 7
Taft Research Center

Feminist Leadership Principles in Higher Education
Amy Koerber
4 PM, February 8
Taft Research Center

Women’s Empowerment in Japan: Progress, Challenges, and Ways Forward
Asako Osaki 
12:30 PM, February 13
Taft Research Center

Imagining Taft's Future
Amy Lind, Taft Faculty Chair & Center Director
3:30 PM, February 19
Taft Research Center

Liberalism Cannot Save the Planet: Multispecies Justice Ongoing Colonialism and Decolonization in Malaysia and South Africa
Juno Salazar Parreñas, The Ohio State University
4 PM, February 21
Taft Research Center

Creating “Half-Breed:” A History of Mixed Blood North America, 1600-1940
Anne Hyde, University of Oklahoma
5 PM, February 27
People's Liberty, 1805 Elm St.

Annual Research Symposium
Taft Research Center

March 4 – 8

3 PM, March 7
Taft Research Center

Humanities Education at the Crossroads: Why the Liberal Arts are Fundamental to Democracy
William Egginton, John Hopkins University

Queens of Syria
Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion
6 PM, March 12
800 Swift Hall

March 13 - 14

Lisa Duggan, New York University

3 PM, March 13
Taft Research Center

The Political Theology of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Sarah Eltantawi, Evergreen College
4 PM, March 26
Taft Research Center

Islam and the Arc of Justice in America
Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Reed College
6:30 PM, March 30
Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
8092 Plantation Drive, West Chester, OH

Muslims and American Religion Post-World War II
Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Reed College
12:15 PM, Apr 1st, 
Dyer Hall 350

Transnational Orientalia
Minoo Moallem, University of California, Berkeley
4 PM, April 1
Von Rosenstiel Room, 315 McMicken Hall

The American Mosque and Its Controversies
Kambiz Ghanea Bassiri, Reed College
3 PM, April 1
Taft Research Center

What Can Comparative Politics Teach us about Gender and Populism in India?
Amrita Basu, Amherst College
3 PM, April 4
Taft Research Center

16th Annual Queen City Colloquium Interdisciplinary History Conference Keynote 
Oceans of Skin in the Early Modern World
Craig Koslofsky, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1 PM, April 5th Taft Center

LTAB finals

Journeys through Feminist International Relations: A Century of Feminist Thought and Activism on Peace and Security
J. Ann Tickner, University of Southern California
2 PM, April 11
Taft Research Center

Symphony: This Will Be Our Reply -- A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein
Maestro Lucas Richman, Bangor Symphony Orchestra
7 PM, April 14
American Jewish Archives, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (3101 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH)

Change the World’: Broadway’s Assassins (1990), Gun Violence, and American Society (Part 1) 
Maestro Lucas Richman, Bangor Symphony Orchestra
12:15 PM, April 15
Dyer Hall 350

Taking the F#%&ing High Road’ and Other Essays About Music, Leadership, and Life
Maestro Lucas Richman, Bangor Symphony Orchestra
3:30 PM, April 15
Taft Research Center

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Environmental Contamination, Dietary Patterns, and Health
Julia Ravenscroft, University of Kentucky
4 PM, April 18
Taft Research Center

Change the World’: Broadway’s Assassins (1990), Gun Violence, and American Society (Part 2)
Maestro Lucas Richman, Bangor Symphony Orchestra
12:15 PM, April 17
Dyer Hall 350

The Future of (No) Work and AI
Wednesday, April 17
UC Niehoff Urban Studio
2827 Short Vine St. 
FORUM, 2:30 PM

Lee Rainie, Director, Internet & Technology Research, Pew Research, author of Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans


Julie Heath, UC Economics Center 
Richard Harknett, Political Science Department 
Zvi Biener, Philosophy Department

PROVOST Kristi Nelson: The challenge and UC’s response

UC Talks, 3:30 PM
A competition among UC faculty presenting short TED Talk-type presentations on best practices in pedagogy to address the impact of AI.

We live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood
Dani McClain
1PM, April 23
Taft Research Center