• EXHIBIT: "A Snapshot of Pakistan, 1965: The Madge Minton Collection"
    November 15 9:00am
    On her 1965 trip to Pakistan, WASP pilot and herpetologist Madge Minton arrived with funding from the IU Museum (today the Mathers Museum of World Cultures) and a mission to collect objects used in everyday life. "A Snapshot of Pakistan, 1965: The Madge Minton Collection" uses the items she collected and the information she recorded ab more »
  • Mongol Scholars in the Field of Tibetan Studies
    November 15 3:00pm
    Kalsang Dargye is Senior Research Fellow at the China Tibetology Research Center, Beijing. A native of Henan Mongol Autonomous County, Qinghai, and a graduate of Northwest University for Nationalities (Lanzhou), Dargye has worked as a translator, editor, and researcher. As a Tibetan-Mongolian, Dargye has always been drawn to study Tibetan-Mongol more »
  • Redeeming Icarus: Human/Animal Attributes and the Rise of the Microscope - A Lecture by Laurie Shannon
    November 15 4:00pm
    Though humans have worked tirelessly to distinguish ourselves from non-human animals, the nature of the “slash” we use to divide us from them varies profoundly over time. This talk will explore an important pivot in the history of that “slash” by considering the state of affairs around the rise of the microscope (c. 1600) more »
  • TALK: "Redeeming Icarus: Human / Animal Attributes and the Rise of the Microscope" with Dr. Laurie Shannon (Northwestern University)
    November 15 4:00pm
    Though humans have worked tirelessly to distinguish ourselves from non-human animals, the nature of the "slash" we use to divide us from them varies profoundly over time. This talk will explore an important pivot in the history of that "slash" by considering the state of affairs around the rise of the microscope (c. 1600). It more »
  • Wang Jianping (Shanghai Normal), "The Sinicization of Islam in China: A New Deployment in the Changing Political Environment"
    November 16 11:30am
    The campaign to Sinicize certain religious groups has recently gained momentum in China. Professor Wang will discuss the Sinicization of Islam under the current political regime in China, and examine the historical background of these efforts, the reactions of Muslims to these efforts, and their potential outcomes. Professor Wang Jianping more »
Thursday, November 15, 2018