Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute

Events

January  

“The Mountains as Wilderness and Home: Examining the Late Holocene Archaeological Landscape of the Southern Rockies of Colorado”
Jason LaBelle, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University 
Wednesday, January 28th  
5:00 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Sponsored by: The Scott Hawkins Lecture Series and the Department of Anthropology's Golden Jubilee

February

"An Epidemic of Misunderstandings: Public Perception and Ebola in Dallas and West Africa"
Adia Benton, Ph.D., Brown University
Doug Henry, Ph.D., University of North Texas
Carolyn Smith Morris, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
Friday, February 6th
4:30 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Sponsored by: The "Global Africa" Fellows Seminar

"Having a Weak Sense of Self: Implications for Situated Self-Image and Identity"
William Ickes, Distinguished Professor, Psychology, University of Texas, Arlington
Friday, February 6th
4:30 p.m., Owen Art Center 1060
Sponsored by: The "The Situated Self" Fellows Seminar

Godbey Lecture Series
The Anniversary Series: "Wellington, Napoleon and Waterloo"

John A. Mears, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
Tuesday, February 10th
6:00 p.m., Jones Hall, Meadows Museum
Please register here.
Parking available at the right entry of Meadows Parking Center.

Joanne Shenandoah
Joanne Shenandoah, Ph.D., Grammy Award Winner
Workshop I
Friday, February 13th
1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Hughes-Trigg Student Center, The Forum Room (1st Floor, Lower Level)
Workshop II
Saturday, February 14th
1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Hughes-Trigg Student Center, The Forum Room (1st Floor, Lower Level)
Concert
Friday, February 13th
7:00 p.m., Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theatre (1st Floor, Lower Level)
Sponsored by: The Scott Hawkins Lecture Series, the University Honors Program and Clements Center for Southwest Studies
Parking information available in link above.

"Serialized Addicts and Recovery Stories: Issues of Temporality and Narratability in 'Complex TV'."
Robyn Warhol, Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Wednesday, February 18th 
6:30 p.m., 201 Hyer Hall
Sponsored by: The "Interdisciplinary Approached to Inebriation, Addiction and Recovery Literature" Research Cluster

Godbey Lecture Series
The Anniversary Series: "Perspectives on Magna Carta"
Jeremy Adams, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
Joshua Tate, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
Ada-Maria Kuskowski, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
Thursday, February 19th
6:00 p.m., Jones Hall, Meadows Museum
Please register here.
Parking available at the right entry of Meadows Parking Center.

Film Screening: Wild Style
Tuesday, February 24th  
5:30 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Sponsored by: The "Institutional Graffiti: Subversion and Complicity in Public Writing" Research Cluster

Director's Visiting Scholar
"Jane Austen, Game Theorist"

Michael Chwe, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Wednesday, February 25th  
5:00 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Parking available in the E Lot, North of Dallas Hall.

March

“NGOs and the State in Africa: Regulatory Waves and Contestation for NGO Self-Regulation”
Mary Kay Gugerty, Ph.D., University of Washington 
Wednesday, March 4th  
5:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Meadows Museum
Sponsored by: The "Global Africa" Fellows Seminar and the John G. Tower Center Forum Program

“Tikal vs. Chaco: Water, Complexity, and the Archaeology of Sustainability
Verne Scarborough, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
Wednesday, March 18th
5:00 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Sponsored by: The Scott Hawkins Lecture Series and the Department of Anthropology's Golden Jubilee

“When Time is Out of Joint: Material Entanglements, Temporal Diffractions, and Re-memberings.”
Karen Barad, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Wednesday, March 18th 
4:30 p.m., Hyer Hall 100
Sponsored by: The Scott Hawkins Lecture Series and Women's and Gender Studies

“Paint the Town Red: A Riff on Paris Graff”
Andrew Zawacki, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Thursday, March 26th 
5:30 p.m., Heroy Hall 153
Sponsored by: The "Institutional Graffiti: Subversion and Complicity in Public Writing" Research Cluster

April

“Dynamical Systems on Graphs”
Stefan Siegmund, Ph.D., Technische Universitaet Dresden
Monday, April 6th 
3:30 p.m., Dedman Life Sciences Building 132
Sponsored by: The "Linking Mathematical and Life Sciences" Research Cluster

“Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons' Place in a Changing Religious Landscape”
David E. Campbell, Ph.D., The University of Notre Dame 
Wednesday, April 8th
6:00 p.m., Caruth 147
Sponsored by: The "Religion and American Public Life" Fellows Seminar

“Slavery, Love, and Romanticism in Cuba”
Rachel Price, Ph.D., Princeton University
Friday, April 10th
6:00 p.m., Fondren Science Building 153
Sponsored by: The "Thinking with Affect" Research Cluster

“Alternate Reality Games as Digital Probes: Experimental Design, Practice-Based Research, and Transdisciplinary Collaborations”
Patrick Jagoda, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Monday, April 20th 
6:00 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Sponsored by: The "Digital Humanities" Research Cluster 

“The Rising of God's Red Son: The Making of an American Religion and the Road to Wounded Knee
Louis Warren, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Thursday, April 23rd
6:00 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Sponsored by: The Scott Hawkins Lecture Series and the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies

“Background Independence as a Constraint on Fundamental Theories
Alyssa Ney, Ph.D., University of Rochester
Friday, April 24th 
5:00 p.m., Hyer Hall 204
Sponsored by: The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute and the Department of Philosophy 

“Self-Representation in 5th Century Spain
Ross Kraemer, Ph.D., Brown University
Monday, April 27th
8:45 a.m., Dallas Hall Room 70
Sponsored by: The "Jewish Studies" Research Cluster

“Heretics, Pagans, Jews (and Samaritans): The Priorities of Christian Imperial Programs in the 4th and 5th Centuries
Ross Kraemer, Ph.D., Brown University
Monday, April 27th
12:00 p.m., Hyer Hall Room 100
Sponsored by: The "Jewish Studies" Research Cluster

The Godbey Book Award Authors' Reception
Tuesday, April 28th
5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:00 p.m. Program; The Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum
Please register here.
Parking available at the right entry of Meadows Parking Center.