2010s: The Digital, Nonhuman Turn, Anthropocene, Indigeneities

2010–2011

sep

24

Richard Grusin

Richard Grusin

Lecture: “The Future of 21st Century Studies”

oct

08

Arijit Sen, Lisa Silverman, Swati Chattopadhyay, Karen E. Till, Charlotte Fonrobert, Jennifer Cousineau, James Rojas, Joseph Sciorra

Conference: Embodied Placemaking in Urban Public Spaces I

Arijit Sen, Lisa Silverman, Swati Chattopadhyay, Karen E. Till, Charlotte Fonrobert, Jennifer Cousineau, James Rojas, Joseph Sciorra

oct

21

Jussi Parikka

Lecture: Media Archaeology as Zombie Media Research

nov

05

Arun Saldanha

Arun Saldanha

Lecture: A Tear in the Fabric of Time: the Immediate Impact of Jan Huygen van Linschoten’s Itinerario

nov

11

Paula Massood

Paula Massood

Lecture: Harlem and Visual Culture

dec

10

Arthur Kleinman, M.D

Arthur Kleinman, M.D

Lecture: Deep China: A Reprise

feb

04

Symposium: Minding the Gaps: WikiLeaks and Internet Security in the 21st Century

Laura DeNardis, Sandra Braman, Richard Grusin

feb

18

Matthew Burtner

Conference: [Ø] [zerospace]

Matthew Burtner, Interactive Media Research Group/IMRG (UVA), Chris Chafe, Scott Deal

feb

25

Heather Love

MIGC Keynote: Sticking Together

feb

26

Catherine Malabou

MIGC Keynote: Plasticity in between Paranoia and Schizophrenia

mar

04

Jacalyn Harden

Lecture: 21st Century Wish Dreams: Seattle, Detroit, and the Recalcitrant Anthropologist

apr

01

Lauren Berlant

Lauren Berlant

Lecture: The Desire for the Political

apr

12

Paolo Ruffino

Paolo Ruffino

Screening: IOCOSE: The Future is a Reconstruction

apr

22

Anna Vemer Andrzejewski

Lecture: Midwestern Modernism: “Wrightification” and Domestic Architecture in Madison, Wisconsin, 1930-1970

apr

29

Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Kate Kramer, Rachel Breunlin, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, Emanuela Guano, Jennifer Geigel Mikulay, Carl Nightingale, Janet Zweig

Conference: Embodied Placemaking in Urban Public Spaces II

Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Kate Kramer, Rachel Breunlin, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, Emanuela Guano, Jennifer Geigel Mikulay, Carl Nightingale, Janet Zweig

2011–2012

sep

30

Jonathan Flatley

Lecture: Black Leninism; Or, Newspapers and Revolutionary Attunement from Lenin to the League of Revolutionary Black Workers

oct

04

Donald Pease

Lecture: Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies

oct

07

Ursula Heise

Lecture: Terminal Species: Narrative, Database, and Biodiversity Loss

oct

21

Jane Taylor

Lecture: PERFORM/REFORM

nov

02

Richard Rogers

Lecture: The End of the Virtual: Digital Methods

nov

18

Thomas Dale

Thomas Dale

Lecture: Romanesque Sculpture, the Body, the Senses, and Religious Experience

dec

02

Daniel Kleinman

Lecture: Uneven Commercialization: Contradiction and Conflict in the Identity and Practices of American Universities

feb

10

Frieda Knobloch

Lecture: Remaking Environmental Studies: Excavating Bedrock and Creating Formations

feb

24

Siobhan Somerville

MIGC Keynote: Unsettling Citizenship: Queer Indigenous Studies, U.S. Empire, and the Racial State

feb

24

Kathryn Stockton

MIGC Keynote: Kid Orientalism: How a Global Future for Child Sexuality is Now Surfacing

mar

01

Eric Hayot

Lecture: Comparative Literature in the 21st Century: Literary History After European Time

mar

30

Timothy Lenoir

Lecture: Premediating Neurofutures: Brain-Machine Interfaces and the New New Media

apr

13

Symposium: Pre-Occupy

George Ciccariello-Maher, Joshua Clover, Dan S. Wang

may

03-05

Conference: The Nonhuman Turn

Jane Bennett, Ian Bogost, Wendy Chun, Mark Hansen, Erin Manning, Brian Massumi, Tim Morton, Steven Shaviro

2012–2013

sep

30

J. Hoberman

Lecture: Film after Film: (Or, What Became of 21st Century Cinema?)

oct

12

David Redlawsk

David Redlawsk

Lecture: Rationality: An Overrated Part of Decision Making?

oct

26

Jodi Dean

Jodi Dean

Lecture: The Communist Horizon

nov

09

Jim Brown

Jim Brown

Lecture: Narrative, Database, and Algorithm in the Hospitable Network

feb

01

Anna Mansson McGinty, Caroline Seymour-Jorn, and Kristin Sziarto

Anna Mansson McGinty, Caroline Seymour-Jorn, and Kristin Sziarto

Workshop: Public Engagement, Community Collaboration, and Participatory Research

feb

15

Jack Halberstam

MIGC Keynote: No Church in the Wild: Anarchy, Failure and Chaos

mar

01

Donna Jones

Donna Jones

Lecture: The Speculative Turn: Science Fiction and the State of the Novel Form

mar

12

Gerry Canavan, Richard Grusin, Greg Jay, Wilhelm Peekhaus, and Kristi Prins

What’s the Matter With MOOCs

Critical Conversation with Gerry Canavan, Richard Grusin, Greg Jay, Wilhelm Peekhaus, and Kristi Prins

mar

29

Nouri Gana

Nouri Gana

Lecture: Specters of Arabness

apr

03

Christine Evans, Caitjan Gainty, Shelleen Greene

Conversation: What Does Television Do in the 21st Century?

apr

04

Derek Mueller

Workshop: Chronos, Chronos Again: Composing Media-Rich Timelines with Timeline JS

apr

05

Symposium: Contested Ecologies: The Promises and Perils of Transdisciplinarity

Tim Ehlinger, Karen Grattan, Ryan Holifield, T. S. McMillin, Morgan Robertson, Manu P. Sobti

apr

18

Matthew Jockers

Lecture: Around the World in 3,500 Novels

apr

19

Matthew Jockers

Workshop: Text Analysis and Topic Modeling in the Humanities

may

02-04

Conference: The Dark Side of the Digital

Sandra Braman, Micha Cárdenas, Julie Cohen, Greg Elmer, Lisa Nakamura, Rita Raley, McKenzie Wark, Andrew Norman Wilson

2013–2014

sep

07

Artist Talk: Steve Rowell

sep

27

Cannon Schmitt

Lecture: Technical Maturity in Robert Louis Stevenson

oct

11

José van Dijck

Lecture: Social Media and the Culture of Connectivity

oct

18

Robert Markley

Robert Markley

Lecture: Mapping the Great Lakes: Computational Analysis and Climate History, 1680-1850

nov

01

Irene Klaver

Lecture: Meander Model Meme: River as Bridge

nov

07

Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards

Lecture: Code, Community, and Trust in Climate Science

nov

18

Thomas Dale

Lecture: Romanesque Sculpture, the Body, the Senses, and Religious Experience

jan

24

Rob Nixon

Lecture: This Brief Multitude: The Anthropocene Epoch in the Age of Disparity

feb

07

Ian Baucom

Ian Baucom

Lecture: Postcolonial Method and Anthropocene Time

feb

21

Mel Y. Chen

MIGC Keynote: Temporal Politics, Scholarship, and the Protean “Posthuman”

mar

07

Jonathan Freedman

Jonathan Freedman

Lecture: The Figural Jew and the Undecidability of Art: From Sartre to Proust to the Coen Brothers and Back Again

apr

04

Stefan Helmreich

Stefan Helmreich

Lecture: The Water Next Time: Changing Wavescapes in the Anthropocene

apr

10-12

Conference: Anthropocene Feminism

Stacy Alaimo, Claire Colebrook, Myra J. Hird, Natalie Jeremijenko, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Juliana Spahr

apr

24

Chris Newfield

Chris Newfield

Lecture: The Humanities in the Post-Capitalist University

2014–2015

sep

26

Paul Jay

Paul Jay

Lecture: Critical Humanism and the Literary Futures Market

oct

20

John McKenzie, Cheryll Ball, and T. Mills Kelly

Counting DH Scholarship: A Symposium on the Digital Humanities

with John McKenzie, Cheryll Ball, and T. Mills Kelly

oct

24

Wendy Brown

Lecture: Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism and Political Life

nov

07

D. Fox Harrell

D. Fox Harrell

Lecture: Phantasmal Media Poetics: Computing and Imagination for Expressing Humanistic Critical Inquiry

nov

14

Eleana Kim

Eleana Kim

Lecture: Militarized Flyways: Migratory Birds and Transnational Choreographies of Endangerment

nov

21

Joe Austin, Elana Levine, Mark Vareschi

Discussion: Doing Digital History

nov

21

MLA Subconference Organizing Committee

Presentation: Competing Utopias and Class Composition

dec

05

Tom Gunning

Tom Gunning

Lecture: Cinema of Digits: The Elusive Touch, the Evasive Grasp, the Open Gesture

jan

30

EmergentC21 Discussion: #BlackLivesMatterUWMKE: What Should We Do?

Jeremy Triblett, Angela Walker, Khalil Coleman, Jayme Montgomery Baker, Anne Bonds, Rob Smith, and Monique I. Liston

feb

06

Jake Kosek

Jake Kosek

Lecture: Homo-Apians: A Critical Natural History of the Modern Honeybee

feb

21

Opal Tometi

Opal Tometi

Lecture: The #BlackLivesMatter Tipping Point: The Praxis and Power of the Global Black Liberation Movement

feb

13

Janice Radway

Janice Radway

Lecture: Riot Grrrl History, Underground Itineraries and Girl Zine Networks: Unruly Subjects in the 1990s and Beyond

feb

20

Lauren Berlant & Lee Edelman

MIGC Keynote: The Unbearable: A Postscript

feb

26

Robert Samuel Smith and Amy Bonds

Black Lives Matter Teach-In

with Robert Samuel Smith and Amy Bonds

mar

06

Kavita Philip

Kavita Philip

Lecture: Pirate Copying, Jugaad Economics: Postcolonial Technologies and Developmental Leapfrogging

mar

27

Etienne Benson

Etienne Benson

Lecture: The Environment: Pasts and Futures of an All-Encompassing Idea

apr

17

Matthew Kirschenbaum

Matthew Kirschenbaum

Lecture: Sand Tables: A Granular History of a Speculative Form

apr

30

Conference: After Extinction

Daryl Baldwin, Claire Colebrook, William Connolly, Joseph Masco, Cary Wolfe, Joanna Zylinska

2015–2016

oct

17

Kimberly Blaeser

Reading & Talk: Gesture and Silence in Poetry of Place

oct

29

Caroline Seymour-Jorn

Presentation: Social Justice Activism Among Muslims in Milwaukee

nov

20

Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

Lecture: Bagijiganan: Anishinaabe Ethics in Native Studies

dec

11

Siobhan Senier

Siobhan Senier

Lecture: Indigenizing Wikipedia: Expanding the Presence of Native Authors on the World’s Largest Encyclopedia

feb

12

Reading: Stephen Graham Jones

feb

19

Levi Bryant

MIGC Keynote: The Interior of Things

feb

20

Nick Montfort

Workshop: Exploratory Programming Workshop

mar

04

Patricia Richards

Patricia Richards

Lecture: Recollections of Violence and Survival in the Life Histories of Mapuche Women Elders

apr

04

Chia Vang, Omar Mohamed, Kalyani Rai, Mette Brogden, Anwar Sallumi, Barb Graham, Patrick Thein, Tammie Xion

EmergentC21 Forum: Becoming and Being a Refugee

Chia Vang, Omar Mohamed, Kalyani Rai, Mette Brogden, Anwar Sallumi, Barb Graham, Patrick Thein, Tammie Xion

apr

22

Gloria Kim

Lecture: The Raw and the Pre-Cooked: Processing Raw Data in Preemptive Data Visualization

apr

28

Sianne Ngai

Sianne Ngai

Lecture: Theory of the Gimmick

may

05-07

Conference: Landbody: Indigeneity’s Radical Commitments

Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Jolene Rickard, Audra Simpson, Kim TallBear, and Gerald Vizenor

2016–2017

sep

16

Brian Price

Brian Price

Lecture: Regret and Remake

oct

28

EmergentC21 Lecture: Jacqueline Stevens

Lecture: “Saying NO to Military Power in a University”

dec

02

Thomas Dumm

Thomas Dumm

Lecture: “I Would Prefer Not To”: Bartleby, Neo-liberalism, and the Great Refusal

jan

27

Cindi Katz

Cindi Katz

Lecture: Refusing Mastery: The Detroit Geographical Expedition and Institute as Minor Theory

feb

13

Daniel T. Rodgers

Daniel T. Rodgers

Lecture: Age of Fracture: The Transformation of Ideas and Society in Modern America

feb

17

Jason W. Moorez

MIGC Keynote: “Expulsions, Inclusions, and the Double Valence of Violent Abstraction: How Modernity Works Through Nature to Accumulate Capital and Destroy Lives”

feb

18

Margaret Rhee

Workshop: “Kaleidoscope Thinking: On Graduate Reflection, Body, and Writing”

feb

24

Catherine Lutz

mar

10

Camille Robcis

mar

30

Rebekah Sheldon

Lecture: When Life Says No: Sterility Apocalypses and Queer Ecopessimism

mar

31

EmergentC21 Forum: The Visa Promise

EmergentC21 Forum: The Visa Promise

Arijit Sen, Rachel Buff, Anna Mansson McGinty, Dav Odrcic, Kristin Sziarto

apr

27-29

Conference: The Big No

Joshua Clover, Katerina Kolozova, François Laruelle, Ariana Reines, and Frank B. Wilderson III

2017–2018Theme: In the Eschaton

nov

10

Erick Felinto

Erick Felinto

Lecture: Vilém Flusser’s “Philosophical Fiction”: Science, Creativity and the Encounter with Radical Otherness

nov

30

Discussion: The End is All Around Us

Richard Leson, Gerry Canavan, Brittany Pladek

feb

09

Race and Free Speech on Campus: Then and Now

Angela Lang, Carolyn Rouse, Rob Smith, Johnny Eric Williams

feb

16-17

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Theme: “Asymmetry”

feb

16

Lisa Parks

MIGC Keynote: Asymmetries of the Vertical: Mediating the War on Terror from 9/11 to Trump

mar

07

Geoffrey Stone

Lecture: Is Campus Protest Protected Speech?

apr

03

Camille Mays and Christie Melby-Gibbons

Local-Digital-Public Community Roundtable

Camille Mays and Christie Melby-Gibbons

apr

05

Julia Adeney Thomas

Lecture: The “Human” in History and Biology

apr

13

Social Media and Academic Freedom

George Ciccariello-Maher, Steve Salaita

apr

20

Suzanne Leonard

Lecture: Rethinking the 21st Century “Wife-Cycle”

apr

20

Gabriel Menotti

Lecture: 3D Replication Technologies: Digital Artifacts for the Radical Mediation of History

apr

27

Leon Neyfakh

Leon Neyfakh

Slow Burn: A Conversation About Impeachment, the Presidency, and Podcasting

apr

27

Allison McCracken

Lecture: America’s First Pop Idol: The Rise and Fall of Rudy Vallée

may

02

Arts and Belonging Among Muslims in Milwaukee

Panel: Muslim Milwaukee Collaboratory

may

03-05

Ends of Cinema

Caetlin Benson-Allott, James Leo Cahill, Francesco Casetti, Mary Ann Doane, André Gaudreault, Michael Gillespie, Jean Ma, Amy Villarejo

2018–2019

sep

28

Sharon Marcus

Discussion: The Drama of Celebrity: Imitation

oct

05

N. Katherine Hayles

Lecture: Computer Cognition: A Cyber/Bio/Semiotic Perspective

oct

25

Patricia and Dae Mellencamp

Celebrating the Patricia Mellencamp Founding Collection: Archiving Moving Images: From 16mm to Vimeo

oct

26

Anniversary Symposium: Remembering the Center for 20th Century Studies

50th Anniversary Symposium: Remembering the Center for 20th Century Studies

Amelie Hastie, Andreas Huyssen, Tara McPherson, Patricia Mellencamp, Gary Weissman, Kathleen Woodward, Dick Blau, Greg Jay, Robin Pickering-Iazzi

nov

02

All Derangements, Great and Small

All Derangements, Great and Small

Roundtable Discussion with Amitav Ghosh, Richard Grusin, Arijit Sen, Jasmine Alinder, Rina Ghose, Anne Bonds

nov

07

Roundtable Discussion: Popular Feminisms

Kristen Warner and Jessalynn Keller, Moderated by Elana Levine

feb

01

Jane Gallop

Book Lecture: Sexuality, Disability, and Aging: Queer Temporalities of the Phallus

mar

08

Carol Stabile

Power and Gendered Labor in the Academy

Symposium: Carol Stabile (Keynote), Rachel Buff, Renee Calkins, Cary Costello, Xin Huang, and Joyce Latham

mar

09

Salam Yousry: Milwaukee Choir Project

Muslim Milwaukee Project Collaboratory Special Performance

mar

29

Nicholas Mirzoeff

Nicholas Mirzoeff

Lecture: The World of Statues: Mobility, Whiteness and the Infrastructures of Race

apr

05

Jenna Freedman, Milo Miller, and Lane Hall

Bending the Archive: Zines, Preservation, and the Digital Humanities

Roundtable Discussion with Jenna Freedman, Milo Miller, and Lane Hall

apr

10

Dan Kaufman

Lecture: The Fall of Wisconsin: The Legacy of Divide-and-Conquer Politics and the Aftermath of the 2018 Elections

apr

17

Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing

Discussion: Unblocking Attachment Sites for Living in the Plantationocene

may

02-04

Conference: Insecurity

Plenary Talks: Jennifer Doyle, Annie McClanahan, Mark Neocleous, Naomi Paik, and Saskia Sassen

may

10

Teresa Mangum

Lecture: What Would a Humanities PhD Look Like for Students Who Do NOT Want to Be Professors? Imagining an Alt-Alt-Ac Degree

2019–2020

aug

16

Grazia Ingravalle

Brown Bag Discussion: Exploring Moving Image Archives: Practices, Theories, and Research

oct

04

Henry Lovejoy

Lecture: Probabilities of African Origins: The Collapse of the Kingdom of Oyo and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, 1816-1836

oct

09

Karissa Hahn

Lecture: A Brighter Darkness

oct

18

T.L. Taylor

Lecture: Play as Transformative Work

oct

24

Mucking Up the Archives: Orphans, Amateurs, and Film Preservation

Media Studies Symposium with Dan Streible and Kim Tomadjoglou

oct

25

Brigid Vance

Lecture: Divining the Past: Dream Encyclopedic Knowledge in China

oct

25

Brazilian Digital Media Studies: Two Talks

Fatima Regis Oliveira and Daniel Marques

nov

01

Jairus Grove

Lecture: Savage Ecology: War and Geopolitics at the End of the World

nov

18

Melissa Kagen

Lecture: Traveling Through: (Post)colonial Play in ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ Games

nov

18

Eric Hoyt

Lecture: From Digitizing Magazines to Preserving Born-Digital Media

dec

06

Brian Jacobson

Lecture: Pipeline Vision and the Essence of Power

feb

07

Raine Koskimaa

Lecture: Introduction to eSport Culture

feb

14

Edward Shanken

Lecture: Deus ex Poiesis: A Manifesto for the End of the World and the Future of Art and Technology

feb

18

Nina Elder

Artist Brown Bag Discussion

feb

20

Maxwell Woods

Lecture: On the Chilean Social Explosion of 2019: Urban Segregation, Public Transport as Public Space, and Neoliberal Modernity

feb

28

Karen Culcasi

Lecture: Displacing Territory and Challenging the International Refugee Regime: Syrian & Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

feb

28

Courtney Baker

Lecture: Framing Black Performance: Selma and the Poetics of Representation

mar

06

Michelle Caswell

Special Bagel Hour with the DH Lab

mar

06

Kavita Daiya

Lecture: Graphic Migrations: Hannah Arendt, Statelessness, and South Asia Across Media

apr

02

Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Filmmaker Discussion and Meet-and-Greet

apr

17

Thy Phu

Lecture: Warring Visions: Photography and the Vietnam Conflict

apr

17-18

#ArtInHigherEd Symposium

Keynote by Dr. Lauren Lessing

apr

24

Hester Blum

Brown Bag Discussion

apr-
may

30-02

Spring Conference: #ALT_MKE

with Fatima El-Tayeb, Dasha Kelly Hamilton, L.A. Kauffman, Brian Larkin, Monique Liston, Rick Lowe, and AbdouMaliq Simone

Center Archive

1968: The Center’s Founding

1970s: Film, Performance, Language, and Technology

1980s: Feminism, Modernism, and Culture

1990s: Culture, Aesthetics, Aging, and Animals

2000s: War, Sovereignty, Gender, Space