2024 Anderson Fellows Philosophy Lecture: “Rebels, Romantics, and Revolutionaries: The Radical Legacy of Nineteenth-Century Women Philosophers”

Anderson Fellows Lecture | Rebels, Romantics, and Revolutionaries: The Radical Legacy of Nineteenth-Century Women Philosophers Prof. Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University) | 30 October, 5:30pm doors for 6:00pm start   Rebels, romantics, and revolutionaries – the women in nineteenth-century philosophy were ready to cause trouble. In this presentation, Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University) examines the often-overlooked works …

Philosophy Seminar Series Special Edition: Arash Abizadeh

Philosophy Seminar Series | Special Edition Arash Abizadeh | McGill University | Monday 3:30pm, 14 August, 2023 Agential Power and Structural Power, Causal and Non-Causal Many theorists of social power assume that agents’ power operates only by way of their intentional actions and their causal role in effecting outcomes. The former assumption is true of …

Lingustics seminar: Catriona Malau, Newcastle

Linguistics Seminar Series Catriona Malau | University of Newcastle | Midday, Friday August 11 2023   Contact-induced change in kinterms of Atara Imere, a Vanuatu Polynesian Outlier Atara Imere is spoken in the large village of Mele (Imere), just outside Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila. In Atara Imere today, none of the commonly used kinterms are …

Philosophy Seminar Series: Tom Dougherty

Philosophy Seminar Series Tom Dougherty | University of North Carolina | 3:30pm, 9 August, 2023 Social Scripts Social scripts specify the normal way for people to interact in certain situations. For example, a social script for a restaurant conversation explains why the world over, these conversations take a similar form. I will discuss what social scripts are, how they …

History on Wednesday: Virtue Capitalists: the rise and fall of the professional class in the Angloworld

Virtue Capitalists: the rise and fall of the professional class in the Angloworld Associate Prof Hannah Forsyth, Australian Catholic University | 12:10pm, 18 October, 2023   In the last quarter of the nineteenth century, members of an established, English-speaking middle class built and consolidated a new category of work for themselves. This paper will explain …

History on Wednesday: Refugee Status and Activism in the Global and Digital Diaspora

Refugee Status and Activism in the Global and Digital Diaspora Dr Anh Nguyen Austen, Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, Australian Catholic University | 12:10pm, 13 September, 2023   Citizenship is often considered the endpoint for refugees; however, Vietnamese in Australia and the global and digital diaspora continue to refer to their humanitarian and refugee …

History on Wednesday: Emotions, Politics, and the Terror of History: Methodological Considerations

Emotions, Politics, and the Terror of History: Methodological Considerations Dirk Moses, City College of New York | 12:10pm, 6 September, 2023   Scholars of genocide and ethnic violence have long sought to account for perpetrator behavior by invoking emotions, albeit from their different disciplinary standpoints. They also point to a variety of relevant emotions—hate, resentment, anger, …

History on Wednesday: “Thinking in Papua New Guinean terms” The sensitive files case of 1972 and Australia’s experiences of decolonisation

“Thinking in Papua New Guinean terms” The sensitive files case of 1972 and Australia’s experiences of decolonisation Dr Jon Piccini, Australian Catholic University | 12:10pm, 23 August, 2023   In early 1972, as the Territory of Papua New Guinea geared up for national elections, a team from the Commonwealth Archives Office began removing  ‘sensitive’ files …

History on Wednesday: Towards a Political and Cultural History of Environmental Regeneration in South Asia: Tentative Frameworks and Early Case Studies

Towards a Political and Cultural History of Environmental Regeneration in South Asia: Tentative Frameworks and Early Case Studies Professor Taylor Sherman, London School of Economics | 12:10pm, 9 August, 2023   Professor Taylor Sherman, London School of Economics | 12:10pm, 19 August, 2023 The history of environmentalism in postcolonial South Asia, is often told as …