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Nov
18
Mon
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime

From core principles to the ways Shinto is practiced today, this talk will address shrines for sports, fertility and protection from STDs, appropriation by popular culture (such as in anime and advertisements), and new spirituality movements including the power spot boom.

 

Dr. Stephen Covell

Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion and the Mary Meader Professor of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. Dr. Covell was the founding director of WMU’s Soga Japan Center and has published widely on Buddhism and other Japanese religious topics.

 

 

Sponsored by the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities, IAH Connecting Pedagogy and Practice Fund, Department of Religious Studies, Asian Studies Center, and MSU Japan Council.

Nov
20
Wed
Luis A. Sahagun Visiting Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Lecture @ MSU Broad Art Museum
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Luis A. Sahagun Visiting Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Lecture @ MSU Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Luis A. Sahagun | Wednesday, November 20 | Broad Art Museum | 7pm

Luis Sahagun is an AAHD Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Sahagun’s drawings, sculptures, paintings, and performances confront the palpable inescapability of race and transforms art into an act of reclamation. As a previously undocumented immigrant and former laborer, Sahagun’s work focus on the importance of Latinx cultures and contributions in order to combat the anti-immigration and anti-Latinx national rhetoric that persists throughout the country.

Support for this lecture is provided by the MSU Federal Credit Union, Broad Art Museum, The College of Arts and Letters, and the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.

Nov
21
Thu
Accessible Learning Conference 2019 @ The Kellogg Center
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm

Accessibility is an integral part of our professional, educational, recreational, economic, and civic lives. But at the core of accessibility are people and their stories. This year at the Accessible Learning Conference, we’re providing a space for those stories to come alive.

Join us in East Lansing to help craft and communicate the narratives that shape accessibility and the experience of students, faculty, staff, and community members in the educational sphere and beyond.

Dr. Huey Copeland Visiting Scholar Lecture @ MSU Library Green Room
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dr. Huey Copeland Visiting Scholar Lecture @ MSU Library Green Room

Dr. Huey Copeland | Thursday, November 21 |MSU Library Green Room | 7pm

Dr. Huey Copeland is Associate Professor of Art History, and affiliated faculty in the Critical Theory Cluster at Northwestern. His writing focuses on modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on articulations of blackness in the Western visual field. Copeland will present the keynote lecture for the 2019 Art History & Visual Culture Undergraduate Symposium.

Feb
6
Thu
Paul Vanouse Visiting Artist Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie Hall
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Paul Vanouse Visiting Artist Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie Hall

Paul Vanouse |Thursday, February 6 | 107 S. Kedzie | 6pm

Paul Vanouse is a Professor of Art at the University of Buffalo, NY, where he is also founding Director of the Coalesce Center for Biological Art a major facet of UB’s Community of Excellence in Genomics, Environment and Microbiomics. Vanouse works in emerging media forms, his art practice is guided by Interdisciplinarity and impassioned amateurism.

Feb
11
Tue
Colby Parsons Visiting Artist Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie Hall
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Colby Parsons Visiting Artist Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie Hall

Colby Parsons | Tuesday, February 11 | 107 S. Kedzie | 6pm

Colby Parsons is an Associate Professor of Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University, where he teaches Ceramics and Digital Craft. Parsons’ work applies aspects of traditional media approaches to digital-based processes, working in a range of media and formats including ceramics, digital fabrication, projection mapping, installation and interactivity.

Feb
21
Fri
Emil Ferris Visiting Artist Lecture @ MSU Library 4th Floor Green Room
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Emil Ferris Visiting Artist Lecture @ MSU Library 4th Floor Green Room

Emil Ferris | Friday, February 21 | MSU Library 4th Floor Green Room | 7pm

Emil Ferris is a writer, artist, and designer from Chicago, Illinois, whose first graphic novel, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, has earned her international acclaim and many awards, including the Gran Guinigi Award for Best Graphic Novel and Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album–two of the comics industry’s highest honors. Ferris is the 2020 Comics Forum Creator Keynote Speaker.

Feb
22
Sat
Nick Sousanis Visiting Artist Lecture @ MSU Library 2nd Floor DSL Flex Space
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nick Sousanis Visiting Artist Lecture @ MSU Library 2nd Floor DSL Flex Space

Nick Sousanis | Saturday, February 22 | MSU Library 2nd Floor DSL Flex Space |12pm

Nick Sousanis is an Eisner-winning comics author and an assistant professor of Humanities & Liberal Studies at San Francisco State University, where he started a Comics Studies program. Sousanis’s award-winning book, Unflattening (2015), argues for the importance of visual thinking in teaching and learning.  Sousanis is the 2020 Comics Forum Scholar Keynote Speaker.

Mar
11
Wed
Dr. Kathleen Berzock Visiting Scholar Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie Hall
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dr. Kathleen Berzock Visiting Scholar Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie Hall

Dr. Kathleen Berzock | Wednesday, March 11 | 107 S. Kedzie| 6pm

Dr. Kathleen Berzock is the Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, at the Block Museum, at Northwestern, specializing in African art. Her co-edited book (with Christa Clark) Representing Africa in American Art Museums: A Century of Collecting and Display (2010) chronicles more than a century of building and presenting collections of African art in the United States.

Apr
1
Wed
Jessica Bellamy Visiting Artist Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie Hall
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jessica Bellamy Visiting Artist Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie Hall

Jessica Bellamy | Wednesday, April 1 | 107 S. Kedzie | 6pm

Jessica Bellamy is a Motion Infographic designer from Louisville Kentucky. Bellamy tells visual stories using data and personal narratives. As a Design Justice advocate, Bellamy started her design career working with nonprofits and community groups to create compelling explainers that break down complex service and policy information. Bellamy created GRIDS: The Grassroots Information Design Studio, who solely works with nonprofits and community groups.