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May 2016

Landbody: Indigeneity’s Radical Commitments

May 5, 2016 - May 7, 2016
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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The C21 conference landbody considers the implications of Native ontologies and epistemologies, emphasizing the animate, living nature of place and the conceptual primacy of connection and locale. Despite colonial incursions, Native communities continue tribal lifeways, constructing and reconstructing systems of…

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February 2017

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)

Feb 16, 2017 - Feb 18, 2017
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Theme: MOSAIC See MIGC Website Keynote talk Jason W. Moore (Sociology, Binghamton University) “Expulsions, Inclusions, and the Double Valence of Violent Abstraction: How Modernity Works Through Nature to Accumulate Capital and Destroy Lives” Friday, February 17 3:30 pm Curtin 175…

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April 2017

The Big No

Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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The Center for 21st Century Studies Spring 2017 conference, The Big No, was held April 27-29, 2017. Plenary speakers included Joshua Clover, Katerina Kolozova, François Laruelle, Ariana Reines, and Frank B. Wilderson III. You can find more about the conference, including…

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February 2018

MIGC 2018: Asymmetry

Feb 16, 2018 - Feb 17, 2018
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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MIGC 2018: Asymmetry

The theme of MIGC 2018 is Asymmetry, and features as keynote speaker Lisa Parks (MIT), a global media scholar whose research focuses on three areas: satellite technologies and media cultures; critical studies of media infrastructures; and media, militarization and surveillance. She…

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May 2018

APPROXIMATELY 800cm3 OF PLA

May 3, 2018 - May 5, 2018
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Curtin 175 Deadline for submissions: ASAP                 APPROXIMATELY 800cm3 OF PLA is an exhibition project surveying the current state of 3D imaging by making it as tangible as possible. It…

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Ends of Cinema

May 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - May 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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The Center for 21st Century Studies' Spring 2018 conference, "Ends of Cinema," took place on May 3-5. Plenary speakers included Caetlin Benson-Allott (Georgetown), James Leo Cahill (Toronto), Francesco Casetti (Yale), Mary Ann Doane (Berkeley), André Gaudreault (Montreal), Michael Gillespie (City College),…

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January 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Spring Insecurity Conference: Call for Papers Now Open

Jan 15, 2019

NOTE: THE CFP DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, JANUARY 15. We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for our spring 2019 conference! This year's conference theme is "Insecurity." We are currently seeking papers that address…

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February 2019

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)

Feb 15, 2019 - Feb 16, 2019
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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This year's Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference will take place on February 15 and 16 in Curtin 175 (plus an offsite welcome event and creative showcase). MIGC is organized entirely by graduate students at UWM, who collectively decide on an annual…

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March 2019

Power and Gendered Labor in the Academy: A Half-Day Symposium

Mar 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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C21 hosted a half-day symposium exploring issues of labor, power, precarity, and academic stardom. (Listen to Carol Stabile's keynote talk below.) The past two years have seen shockwaves of protest and activism in response to a growing awareness of sexual…

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May 2019

Insecurity Conference

May 2, 2019 - May 4, 2019
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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This conference proposes the concept of “insecurity” as one of the governing logics of economic, political, and social life in the West at the end of the second decade of the 21st century. Insecurity picks up on, and challenges, several key concepts of 21st century studies, especially “precarity,” “securitization,” and “resilience.”

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