MIGC: Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2020
February 21 - February 22
The theme for this year’s Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC) is Rendition. The conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 21-22, 2020 with keynote speaker Dr. Ingrid E. Castro (Massachusetts Liberal Arts College).
Renditions have generated cultural meanings and material consequences for centuries. Various modes of representation—digital, virtual, analog, visual, aural, printed, and more—have critiqued, challenged, reinforced, or brought attention to our understanding of various ideas. Problematic representations have been confronted in the academy and in public discourses, from mapping’s construction of a colonial gaze to natural history museums’ renditions of past cultures to ongoing debates about representation and appropriation in popular culture. Renditions are often fraught with moral, ethical, political, social, and economic implications. Those representations also, invariably, omit certain identities or meanings while privileging others. The 2020 Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC) inquires how various renditions can be used to interrogate how we construct our understanding of science, culture, technology, politics, youth, human behavior, and more.
Find more information, including the conference schedule, on the MIGC website.