Wave / History / Time: 2016–2017 Lunchtime Talks Series

The series “Wave/History/Time” invites us to rethink the concept of historical time. Encompassing a mix of disciplines—architectural history, legal theory, philosophy, gender and sexuality studies, history of science, and classics —these talks will serially investigate the role of time and temporality in cultural practice and experience. The title “Wave” stands for a range of possibilities: the materiality and repetitions of sound and light; the measurement of mechanical, electromagnetic, and neurophysiological waves; successive iterations of political and artistic movements; environmental flows; and movements of space-time itself, destabilizing settled assumptions about the relationship of past experience to anticipated future.

All lunch talks are from 12:00 - 1:20pm.
Lunch will be provided.

Fall 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Waves in Space: The Spatiotemporal Movements of Spatial Justice
Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, University of Westminster

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Untimely Theses on Time, Energy, and Plant Growth
Michael Marder, University of the Basque Country (Spain) and University of Diego Portales (Chile)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Waving/Drowning: Making Contact with the Queer Past
Heather Love, University of Pennsylvania

Spring 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Classics and Revolution
Miriam Leonard, University College London

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Environmental Translations: Experiments in Writing Space, Environment, and Time
David Gissen, California College of the Arts

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Time Twisters: Laplace's, Maxwell's, and Einstein's Demon (1814-1924)
Jimena Canales, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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