Alexandria Mediterranean from Tanty Leonie's photo collection cropped. Showing a view of the city across the water, black and white.

Claiming My Egypt

Thursday April 1, 1PM CT Rhona Seidelman, 2020-21 Forum Grantee, Schusterman Chair of Israel Studies and a professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. with Shir Alon, Professor of Comparative Literature in the department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota. ‘Claiming My Egypt’ is Read more…

Evening Snow at Kanbara, from the series "Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō" ca. 1833–34:Deep snow covers the slope of Kanbara in the evening. Fresh flakes falling on the houses, trees, and mountains create a quiet that is broken only by the implied crunch of travelers' footsteps in the snow. This scene is almost entirely imaginary; it rarely snows in the Kanbara area, in present-day Shizuoka Prefecture.

Quintana Heathman

Quintana Heathman Brocade Pictures and Best Sellers: Japanese Popular Print Culture of the Edo Period (1615-1868) Monday September 28, 2020 Moderated by 2019-2020 Forum Fellow Joshua Frydman. In Japan, a vibrant print culture developed during the Edo period (1615–1868). Centered in the city of Edo (modern day Tokyo), these popular Read more…

Image from the Wisconsin Medical Recorder (1909). A skeleton sits in a room alone with a gigantic book at its feet.

Digital Humanities Symposium

DH@OU5: New Voices in Digital Humanities October 22 & 23 2020 Featuring eight presenters from across the country. Organized and moderated by Carrie Schroeder and Darren Purcell. Session 1: Thursday October 22, 2-3:30PM CT Moderated By Carrie Schroeder Dhanashree Thorat Mississippi State University “Racial Terror and Infrastructural Imperialism” Jennifer Isasi Read more…

A black and white photograph of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. By Margaret Bourke-White, from the New York Public Library Digital Collections

Rex P. Nielson

Rex P. Nielson “Environmental Refugees in the Work of Candido Partinari” November 5, 2020 Moderated by 2019-2020 Forum Fellow Paolo Moreira (OU Associate Professor of Portuguese) This presentation focuses on the Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari and his long-standing interest in drought and migrant refugees. Portinari is famous for a series of paintings he produced in Read more…

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