Panel Sessions

Sawyer Seminar at the University of Chicago, 2011-2012                               Around 1948: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Transformation      (Note: Audio recordings of 1 to 1 1/2 hours can take from seconds to several minutes to load.   While lectures are fully audible, the quality of follow-up discussions is variable.  You can either listen to audio recordings from the page that opens up when you click “listen here,” or (once that page is loaded) pause the recording and download the mp3 recording to your computer by using “save this page as” in your browser menu.

SYMPOSIUM, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
POST-WWII LEGAL PURGES AND THE MAKING OF MODERN EUROPEAN STATES

                                                                                                                                                 Introduction: Dimitris Kousouris, Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow, History, University of Chicago                                                                                                                                       “Popular and Unpopular Justice: Czech and Slovak Postwar Collaboration Trials”
Ben Frommer, Associate Professor, History, Northwestern University            “Transitional Justice or Just Transitions? The German Case, 1945-1950”
Devin Pendas, Associate Professor, History, Boston College                                Commentary:
Sheila Fitzpatrick, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of History, University of Chicago                                                                                                                         Tara Zahra, Associate Professor, History, University of Chicago                                          listen here                                                                                                                                Symposium description

PANEL,  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012                                                                                           Around 1948: Musical Utopias and Realities East and West
Martha Sprigge, “Around 1948” Sawyer Dissertation-Year Fellow                         University of Chicago discussants Robert Kendrick, Franke Institute Faculty Fellow, Music; Seth Brodsky, Music; and Berthold Hoeckner, Music                                                   listen here

PANEL AND DISCUSSION, WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
CYBERNETICS AND THE DISCIPLINES: THE CASE OF ANTHROPOLOGY

                                                                             Chair: James Chandler, Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor of English, Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago                                                  “An Interpretation of Geertz: The Crisis of Cold War Social Science and ‘Culture’ as a Cybernetic Concept”
Poornima Paidipaty, Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, University of Chicago                                                                                  “The Difficulties of Gift-Giving: Lévi-Strauss and the Technologies of Man”
Bernard Geoghegan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Cultural Studies, Humboldt University                                                                                                            Respondent: John Kelly, Professor, Anthropology, University of Chicago                        listen here

 

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