Events and Activities

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Co-Curricular Initiative on Cities, COLL 131:  Global Urban Experience Across Time and Space.

The Cities Co-Curricular Initiative will focus on a variety of themes combined to examine the circumstances of and meanings attributed to cities.  This new initiative will use "Cities" to facilitate broad and connected teaching and learning on the formation and growth of cities in the ancient and pre-industrial past, as well as the more contemporary urbanization and cityscapes.

The Cities Co-Curricular Initiative is made possible by the Trinity College Presidential Mellon Fund, and co-sponsored by:  Office of the Dean of Faculty, Office of the President, Center for Urban and Global Studies, and the Departments of Anthropology, Classics, Economics, Environmental Science, History, International Studies, and Political Science.

This initiative will have special programming throughout the 2012-2013 academic year. 

Fall 2012 Common Hour Events and Lectures:

Thursday, September 6:  Common Hour, Washington Room, Mather Hall
          Kickoff Event
          President James F. Jones and Dean Rena Fraden
 
Friday, September 7:  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Center for Urban and Global Studies, 70 Vernon St.
          First orientation opportunity for students and faculty
          Co-directors Dario Euraque and Garth Myers
 
Tuesday, September 11:  Common Hour Lecture, Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall.
          "Akko:  Conflicts of Interest"
          Shelley-Anne Peleg, Director of International Conservation Center, Citta' di Roma, Akko. 
          Co-sponsor:  Classics Department 
 
Wednesday, September 12:  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Center for Urban and Global Studies, 70 Vernon St.
          Second orientation opportunity for students and faculty
          Co-directors Dario Euraque and Garth Myers
 
Thursday, September 13:  Common Hour, Center for Urban and Global Studies, 70 Vernon St.
          “From Polis to Madina: Ancient Mediterranean Cities in Transition"
          Panelists: Trinity Professors:  Gary Reger, History; Zayde Antrim, History; and Jonathan Elukin, History
          Reading: Hugh Kennedy, “From Polis to Madina: Urban Change in Late Antique and Early Islamic Syria,“ 
          Past and Present 106 (1985): 3-27.
 
Wednesday, September 19:  4:30 pm, Faculty Club
          "Cosmopolitan Alexandria in the Films of Togu Mizrahi (1930-1939)"
          Deborah Starr, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Director of Jewish Studies, Cornell University
       
Thursday, October 4:  4:30 pm, Reese Room, Smith House
          Bankwitz Lecture:  “Paris Under Water:  How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910”
         Jeffrey Jackson, Associate Professor of History and Director of Environmental Studies and Sciences Program,  
          Rhodes College
         Co-sponsor:  History Department
 
Thursday, October 25:  Common Hour, Center for Urban and Global Studies, 70 Vernon St.
          "Race, Sexuality, and the City: Black Looks, Queer Desires, in Habana”
            Panelists: Jafari Sinclaire Allen, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African-American
            Studies, Yale University; Trinity Professors Davarian Baldwin, American Studies; and Beth Notar, Anthropology
            Reading: selections from Jafari Sinclaire Allen, ¡Venceremos?: The Erotics of Black Self Making in
            Cuba (Duke University Press, 2011)
 
Monday, October 29: 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm, Center for Urban and Global Studies, 70 Vernon St.
          “Challenges in Understanding Global Urban History”
          Peter Clark, Professor of European Urban History, University of Helsinki
          Co-sponsor:  Center for Urban and Global Studies 
        
Thursday, November 15:  Common Hour, Center for Urban and Global Studies, 70 Vernon St.
           "City as Cosmic Pivot: Copán and Angkor Thom"
            Panelists: Trinity Professors Dario Euraque, History and International Studies; and Michael Lestz, History
            Reading: TBA
 
Tuesday, November 27:  Common Hour, Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall 
          "Place and Displacement"
          Panelists: Kathryn Libal, Assistant Professor in Community Organization, School of Social Work,
          University of Connecticut; Trinity Professors Garth Myers, Urban International Studies; and Zayde Antrim, 
          History and International Studies
          Reading:  Selections from J. Robinson, Development and Displacement (Open University Press, 2002)
 
Please download a copy of the schedule of events for the Cities Co-Curricular Initiative here. 
Note: Separate information on films for the students enrolled in COLL 131 is forthcoming.

 

Please visit our YouTube page to view videos of our past lectures:  http://www.youtube.com/user/CUGS01/videos