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Nov 09

African Studies Workshop

The African Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students and faculty whose work concerns the material and sociocultural lives of people of the African continent and its discursively constituted diasporas, presently and historically.

Design Notes:

A very simple, but well-organized and effective workshop site based on the BlueSky WordPress theme. Individual events are listed as posts on the home page and tagged with one of several categories. These are then displayed using the Category widget in the sidebar allowing one to search through past events by topic.

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Oct 09

Law, Culture and Society Workshop

The law stands at the center of virtually every social, political, linguistic and cultural domain. It plays a critical role in shaping our most basic concepts and categories of thought and identity and responds in turn to social and historical transformations. The goal of the graduate Law, Culture and Society workshop is to facilitate the study of law as a cultural and social institution in both historical and contemporary contexts.

Design Notes:

A very simple, but effective and visually interesting workshop site build on the BlueSky WordPress theme. Individual events are listed as posts on the home page and tagged with one of several keywords. These are then displayed using the TagCloud plugin and widget in the sidebar allowing one to get an immediate overview of the relative number of events in each topic (bigger text = more posts on this topic).

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13
Nov 08

Art and Politics of East Asia

The graduate Art and Politics of East Asia workshop provides a common intellectual forum for students and scholars of diverse fields investigating the interaction of aesthetics with political economics as reflected in textual and visual media in East Asia.

Design Notes:

A very simple and effective workshop site based on the Writer’s Blog WordPress theme. This theme is a good choice if you don’t want to select an image to go along with your site. Several more of our supported WordPress themes also give you the option of not placing an image in the header.

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15
Oct 07

Wittgenstein Workshop

The graduate Wittgenstein Workshop aims to foster a variety of forms of interdisciplinary research that take their point of departure from a shared interest in Wittgenstein’s intellectual achievement.

Design Notes:

The Wittgenstein Workshop site uses the MistyLook WordPress theme to very good effect to create a very good looking, easy to navigate and well organized site. The restrained design elements are particularly well coordinated here by the matching color palette and calm quality of the header image. The coordinator of the site has opted to leave just one (current) event on the home page, re-writing this as needed. Older events are placed on the Archive page. Another way to achieve the same effect would be to continue writing a new post for each event but then limit the number of posts that can appear on the home page to one. WordPress will then generate a running archive of past events automatically, sorted by month and year. Another advantage of using one post per event is that events can now be assigned tags and categories. In this way one can quickly view all events about a certain topic, by a certain speaker etc.

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