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CDH Grants Information Session

Zoom Princeton

Join us to learn more about CDH grant and fellowship opportunities. We will discuss the details of each program to help you learn which opportunity is right for you. On the agenda: Research Partnerships (deadline: March 1) Humanities + Data Science Institute (deadline: March 10) Data Fellowships (deadline: March 1) Graduate Fellowships (deadline: March 10) […]

The Puzzle of Panamanian Exceptionalism

216 Aaron Burr Hall

In the three decades since the U.S. invasion that overthrew the dictatorship of General Manuel Noriega, Panama has undergone a remarkable transformation. It has remained a stable democracy in an age of democratic backsliding, and its economy has grown faster than that of any other country in Latin America. It is today one of the […]

“Europe raped your mother:” The De/Colonialization of Medea (Grillparzer – Jahnn – Jones)

205 East Pyne

Over the last two and a half millennia, the child-killer Medea has featured in literature and other media more than any other mythological figure. While her ethnicity was certainly part of the cultural memory in Pindar, Herodotus, and Apollonius of Rhodes, it was nevertheless “forgotten” in the influential tragedies of Euripides and Seneca that stand […]

Imperial Gateway: Colonial Taiwan and Japan’s Expansion in South China and Southeast Asia, 1895-1945

202 Jones Hall

This book talk introduces Imperial Gateway (Cornell University Press, 2022), which explores the political, social, and economic significance of colonial Taiwan in the southern expansion of Japan's empire from 1895 to the end of World War II. The book uncovers a half century of dynamic relations between Japan, Taiwan, China, and Western regional powers. Japanese […]

Ecotheories Colloquium: Black Soil


This talk turns to Black soil to map a provisional theory of Black alchemy. Black alchemy names an erotic and ethical orientation toward the Dead and dead matter. Sifting the metonymic, metaphysical, and material properties between (Black fleshly) matter and (earthly) matters, I argue for an attention to the erotic relations between Blackness, soil, and […]

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