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January 29, 2024

O​akley Center Spring Events Brochure

The Iconography of Devotion in Muslim South Asia

January 29, 2024

​February 27 | ​4:30 pm | O​akley Center

Murad Khan Mumtaz is a US-based Pakistani artist and researcher trained in the traditional practice of Indian miniature painting. As small acts of remembrance, his paintings meditate on traces of traditional culture that are disappearing in the materialistic landscape of contemporary life.

Why Weimar Matters Today: Reflections on Netflix Series Babylon Berlin

February 14, 2024

​March 6 | ​4:30 pm | O​akley Center

Dartmouth College Associate Professor of German Studies Veronika Fuechtner in conversation with Associate Professor of German Christophe Koné

When Life Gives You Lemons, Paint Them

February 14, 2024

​March 12 | ​4:30 pm | O​akley Center

Artist Dara Haskins in conversation with Gallerist, Independent Curator, and Clark Art RAP Program Coordinator Shawnette Smalls

Movie Night: A Night of Knowing Nothing

February 14, 2024

March 14 | ​7:30 pm | O​akley Center

“A Night of Knowing Nothing” (2021) by Payal Kapadia (France, India)

Provenance and Restitution: The Africa Museum in Belgium and “Its” Objects

February 14, 2024

​April 3 | ​4:30 pm | O​akley Center

Johns Hopkins Professor of History Didier Gondola in conversation with Assistant Professor of History Benjamin Twagira

The Far Right Populist Wave

February 14, 2024

​April 9 | ​4:30 pm | O​akley Center

University of Salzburg Professor of Political Science Reinhard Heinisch in conversation with Visiting Professor of International Studies Farid Hafez

Movie Night: Dry Ground Burning

February 14, 2024

​April 11 | ​7:30 pm | O​akley Center

“Dry Ground Burning” (2022) by Joana Pimenta, Adirley Queirós (Brazil)

Fashion Between Aesthetics and Politics

February 14, 2024

​April 18 | ​4:30 pm | O​akley Center

NY Times Fashion Critic Vanessa Friedman in conversation with Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Marketa Rulikova and Associate Professor of German Christophe Koné

Changing the Perspective on the Colonial Past: Retelling History Through Stories

February 14, 2024

​April 24 | ​4:30 pm | O​akley Center

German Novelist & Screenwriter Christopher Kloeble in conversation with interlocutor TBA

Past Events

Printing in the Darkroom: the Creativity of an Intimate Practice

By Krista Birch | January 29, 2024 | Comments Off on Printing in the Darkroom: the Creativity of an Intimate Practice

​February 21 | ​4:30 pm | O​akley Center

Daniel Goudrouffe is a photographer. He uses a documentarian approach to depict the Caribbean to express a collective awareness of the impact of enslavement and colonialism and constitutes contemporary black and white visual archives at the millennium and in the 21st century.

Colloquium with Nikhil Goyal

By Krista Birch | January 29, 2024 | Comments Off on Colloquium with Nikhil Goyal

​February 13 | ​4:30 pm | O​akley Center

Nikhil Goyal is a sociologist and policymaker who served as senior policy advisor on education and children for Chairman Senator Bernie Sanders on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Committee on the Budget. He developed education, child care, and child tax credit federal legislation as well as a tuition-free college program for incarcerated people and correctional workers in Vermont. He has appeared on CNN, Fox, and MSNBC, and written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time, The Nation, and other publications.

Colloquium with Zachary Wadsworth

By Krista Birch | January 29, 2024 | Comments Off on Colloquium with Zachary Wadsworth

​February 7 | ​4:30 pm | O​akley Center

Zachary Wadsworth is a composer of “fresh, deeply felt and strikingly original” music (Washington Post) whose works have been heard around the world.

Colloquium with Gulnur Mukazhanova

By Krista Birch | January 29, 2024 | Comments Off on Colloquium with Gulnur Mukazhanova

​February 6 | ​4:30 pm | O​akley Center

Gulnur Mukazhanova is a Berlin-based Kazakh textile artist.

Movie Night: Hollywood

By Krista Birch | November 6, 2023 | Comments Off on Movie Night: Hollywood

​November 30 | ​7:30 pm | O​akley Center

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (2019) is an American comedy drama film by Quentin Tarantino.

Colloquium with Janet Roitman

By Krista Birch | November 6, 2023 | Comments Off on Colloquium with Janet Roitman

​November 16 | ​4:30 pm | O​akley Center

Janet Roitman is an anthropologist and the co-founder of the Platform Economies Research Network. Her ​​research focuses on financial practices and the anthropology of value with a particular focus on the cycle of crisis production and the stakes of crises.

Colloquium with Padmini Chettur

By Krista Birch | November 6, 2023 | Comments Off on Colloquium with Padmini Chettur

​November 7 | ​4:30 pm | O​akley Center

Padmini Chettur is an Indian contemporary dancer and choreographer. Chettur runs her own dance company based in Chennai, India.

Davis Lecture: Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn

By Krista Birch | November 6, 2023 | Comments Off on Davis Lecture: Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn

​November 9 | ​7:00 pm | ’62 Center

The Annual W. Allison Davis ’24 and John A. Davis ’33 Lecture, delivered by Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn, Professor and Department Chair for Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Colloquium with Elidor Mëhilli

By Krista Birch | September 12, 2023 | Comments Off on Colloquium with Elidor Mëhilli

​November 1 | ​4:30 pm | O​akley Center

Elidor Mëhilli teaches European history at Hunter College, City University of New York. His work and research interests include authoritarianism, contacts between Europeans and non-Europeans, globalization, integration, and disintegration.

Movie Night: Nollywood

By Krista Birch | September 12, 2023 | Comments Off on Movie Night: Nollywood

​October 26 | ​7:30 pm | O​akley Center

“Gangs of Lagos” (2023) is a Nigerian gangster crime thriller film by Jade Osiberu.