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Modern “Global-Cultural Sustainability” Symposium: Translation and Etymology as Cultural Narratives of Sustainability and Resilience.

With guest speaker Simon Richter, Class of 1942 Endowed Term Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania. Lecture, November 13, 5:00-6:30 pm Dauer 219 (Ruth McQuown Room): “Getting Creative: Translation and Etymology as Cultural Narratives of Sustainability and Resilience in Germany, Israel, the Netherlands & […]


Symposium: “Border-Walls, Fire-Walls, Sea-Walls, Present and Future.”

Border-Walls, Fire-Walls, Sea-Walls Global-Cultural Resources as Limits “Border-Walls, Fire-Walls, Sea-Walls, Present and Future: Global-Cultural Resources as Limits,” with guest speaker, freelance journalist Dr. Susanne Götze, author of Land Unter im Paradies: Reportagen aus dem Menschenzeitalter (‘Land Under’ in Paradise. Reports from the Anthropocene).       https://www.oekom.de/nc/buecher/vorschau/buch/land-unter-im-paradies.html           Lecture by Dr. […]


Symposium: “Premodern Border-Walls, Fire-Walls, Sea-Walls: Global-Cultural Resources as Limits.”

Border-Walls, Fire-Walls, Sea-Walls Global-Cultural Resources as Limits How do walls—man-made and otherwise—define global-cultural limits? How do the physical/material characteristics of walls bear on/inform/reflect/etc. their religious, political, social, and economic meanings, and vice versa? How do walls mark cultural relations of infinity and finiteness, abundance and lack, presence and absence, etc.? What kinds of cultural dynamics […]


“Setting Global-Cultural Limits 30 Years after Berlin 1989” Commemoration.

Section of Berlin Wall, East Side Gallery—photo by Will Hasty, July 2019 On the evening of November 14, 2019, UF students and faculty continued a decade-long consideration of Walls and their cultural significance, with the Berlin Wall as the central focal point. This consideration originally began with the “Freedom without Walls” UF Campus Weeks events in […]


Global-Cultural Sustainability Symposia 2018

Premodernity Symposium in October: Caroline Bruzelius, Anne M. Cogan Professor Emerita of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. Lecture, Oct. 8, 5:00-6:30 pm Dauer 219 (Ruth McQuown Room): “Generating New Knowledge with Technologies: Case Studies in the Field and the Classroom.” Watch recording of livestream:  https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/4f155def11cc44a18f38731dced51d0e1d This talk looks at the use […]