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Investigating Injustice with Data

16 Joseph Henry House

The digital age has transformed investigative journalism. For virtually every coverage beat, proof of wrongdoing and injustice is hidden in opaque databases. Meanwhile, readers no longer consume news in print and have developed an unprecedented skepticism for mainstream journalism. Reporter and former software developer Neil Bedi will share his experiences navigating this new landscape by […]

Sites of Memory: A Symposium on Toni Morrison and the Archive

Lewis Arts complex

Sites of Memory: A Symposium on Toni Morrison and the Archive brings together scholars, artists, writers, and activists to celebrate, interrogate, and reflect upon the archive in relation to Toni Morrison’s writing, her teaching, and her public intellectual work. The event is part of a year of programming surrounding the Spring 2023 exhibition Toni Morrison: […]

On the Edge of the World: Rome’s Fluid Frontier in Northern Britain

010 East Pyne 010 East Pyne

Britain was the last region in Western Europe conquered by the Roman Empire. However, its occupation was never completed: despite several campaigns by Roman armies, most of the northern territories remained free of direct Roman rule. Over several generations, the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire moved back and forth between modern-day northern England and […]

Venetian Air and the Avatars of Disegno in Sixteenth-Century Art Theory

Green Hall 0-S-9

When praising cities in the early modern era it was typical to comment upon the advantages of their particular siting, especially when it resulted in mild temperatures and good air quality. This presentation examines ways in which early modern art theorists, Giorgio Vasari in particular, used these environmental tropes to support their outlook on Venetian art, […]

LLL Presents: Poverty, by America

Nassau Presbyterian Church Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton

In his new book, Matthew Desmond reimagines the debate on poverty, making a new and bracing argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it. He is joined in conversation by fellow scholar about housing and poverty in America, author, and activist Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor. Andrea Elliott, who won the Pulitzer […]

Book Discussion | Carlo Ginzburg: History/Microhistories/Architectural Histories

Betts Auditorium

On March 6, 2022, Yehuda Safran (Pratt Institute) and Daniel Sherer (Princeton SoA) interviewed Italian historian Carlo Ginzburg for Issue 5 of Potlatch journal, perhaps the most extensive and in-depth exchange ever given. From a broad spectrum of subjects, Ginzburg discusses key sources of his intellectual formation, the complex relation of art history, architectural history, […]

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