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Faculty Fellow Lecture
Freedom & Exclusion: Citizenship and Immigration in Athenian Democracy
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 4:30 PM
4130 Posvar
 
Dr. Naomi Campa is Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at Kenyon CollegeHer research specialties include ancient political theory, oratory and philosophy. Campa's current book project, "I Do What I Want: Freedom and Power in Classical Athens," investigates the ideologies of freedom and power underlying citizenship in the first democracy.
 
Dr. Campa's will demonstrate that ancient democracy uniquely defined freedom for its citizens as the ability to do “whatever one wished.” Citizens were thus remarkably empowered in Athens. The result of entwining citizenship with freedom and power, however, was the ideological exclusion of non-citizens from both. Turning to a historical court case prosecuting an immigrant for masquerading as a citizen, she will then explore how democratic ideology could be mobilized against foreigners. 
Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human Lecture Series
Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 4:30 PM
4130 Posvar
 
Dr. Victoria Reyes is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. She received her PhD from the Department of Sociology at Princeton University in January 2015 and was a 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. She previously taught in Bryn Mawr College’s Growth and Structure of Cities Department.
 
Dr. Reyes' research focuses on boundaries, how they are created and remade as well as how they shape inequality in global settings, and she has examines these processes as they relate to leisure migration, cultural politics, sovereignty, and legally plural, foreign-controlled places she calls “global borderlands.”
 
Join us on Friday, March 6 at 9 AM in 4217 Posvar for Dr. Reyes' workshop. Workshop reading can be found here.
Caitlin Bruce's GAP Series
Development of Street Art as Community Experience in Latin America
Monday, March 16, 2020, 12 - 12 PM
4130 Posvar Hall
 
This talk hosted in collaboration with HCUAP and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, led by Dr. Ricardo Klein of the University of Valencia (Spain), will share experiences of communities in Latin America with respect to the role that street art plays as an artistic tool for these regions. At the same time, it will explain how, through these initiatives, such art develops strategies for recognition and legitimization of communities, generating new collective spaces for participation. Street art (and muralism in particular) seek to create a positive experience of local public space, generating other practices, including creating open air galleries/museums.
Faculty Fellow Lecture
The Grammar of Being Human: Greek Grammar and American Slavery
Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 4:30 PM
601 Cathedral of Learning, Humanities Center
 
Dr. Emily Greenwood is Professor of Classics at Yale University. Greenwood studied Classics at Cambridge University, where she gained her BA, MPhil, and PhD degrees. After finishing her PhD she was a research fellow at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (2000–2002), before joining the department of Classics at the University of St Andrews where she was lecturer in Greek from 2002–2008. She joined the Classics department at Yale in July 2009.
 
Dr. Greenwood's research interests include ancient Greek historiography, Greek prose literature of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE, twentieth century classical receptions (especially uses of Classics in Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Greece), Classics and Postcolonialism, and the theory and practice of translating the ‘classics’ of Greek and Roman literature. She is more than happy to talk to students who are interested in working in any of these areas.
Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human Lecture Series
More Light, and The Gloom of That Light
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 4:30 PM
501 Cathedral of Learning
 
Dr. José-Alain Sahel, Chair of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Director of UPMC Eye Center, is known worldwide for his expertise in vision restoration techniques. He has developed several interventions— including stem cell implantation, gene therapy, innovative pharmacologic approaches, and the artificial retina—for retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, vascular eye disease, and other vision impairments that currently are untreatable.
 
Join us on Friday, March 20 at 9 AM in Universtiy Club Library for Dr. Sahel's workshop.
Interactive Workshops
Mapping Loss in the Anthropocene
March 16 & April 6 (Mondays)
3-7 PM, 4130 Posvar Hall

Along with our partners at the World History Center, we are offering a series of hands-on mapping workshops that provoke participants to learn how to practice different ways of communicating using maps while also thinking about how to depict environmental transformation in Pittsburgh as we enter the Anthropocene: an Epoch of Loss. See remaining dates and topics below:
 
*March 16 -- GEOSPATIAL MAPPING
*April 6 -- MAPS AS ART
 
For additional information,visit our website and to register, click here.
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