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Feb
9
Tue
Tim Brown Visiting Design Lecture @ Virtual on Zoom
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tim Brown Visiting Design Lecture @ Virtual on Zoom

Tim Brown is the creative vision behind Allbirds, shoes, apparel, and accessories, where he combines his experiences as a World Cup soccer player for New Zealand with his background in business management and design. Brown is driven by a desire to do things better, his design practice is balanced with his active advocacy for sustainable practices in business, with a focus on renewable practices for the materials, packaging, sources, and manufacturing of Allbirds.

This virtual event is free and open to the public, please register using the link below:

https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wwvkHWZyTISvvqCRaJ5KmA

 

Feb
17
Wed
Dr. Kathleen Bickford Berzock Visiting Scholar Lecture @ Virtual on Zoom
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dr. Kathleen Bickford Berzock Visiting Scholar Lecture @ Virtual on Zoom

Dr. Kathleen Berzock | Wednesday, February 17 | Zoom Webinar | 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.

This event is additionally sponsored by the African American and African Studies Program and the Museum Studies Program.

This virtual event is free and open to the public please register to join using the link below:

https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_61OzIX-5RfWPD9DOryNOOw

 

 

Mar
25
Thu
Tanner Woodford Visiting Designer Lecture @ Virtual on Zoom
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tanner Woodford Visiting Designer Lecture @ Virtual on Zoom

Tanner Woodford | Thursday, March 25| Virtual on Zoom | 6pm

Tanner Woodford is the founder and executive director of the Design Museum of Chicago. He teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and makes Iterative Work. His research includes design issues, social change, and design history. His belief that design has the capacity to fundamentally improve the human condition is rooted in all of his pursuits. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

To join please register using the link below:

https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qLfFAehIRLeYi7m0iVKAHw

Apr
12
Mon
Global Digital Humanities Symposium @ Zoom
Apr 12 – Apr 15 all-day
Global Digital Humanities Symposium @ Zoom

Digital Humanities at Michigan State University is proud to extend its symposium series on Global DH into its sixth year. Digital humanities scholarship continues to be driven by work at the intersections of a range of distinct disciplines and an ethical commitment to preserve and broaden access to cultural materials. The most engaged global DH scholarship, that which MSU champions, values digital tools that enhance the capacity of scholarly critique to reflect a broad range of literary, historical, new media, and cultural positions, and diverse ways of valuing cultural production and knowledge work. Particularly valuable are strategies in which the digital form manifests a critical perspective on the digital content and the position of the researcher to their material.

With the growth of the digital humanities, particularly in under-resourced and underrepresented areas, a number of complex issues surface, including, among others, questions of ownership, cultural theft, virtual exploitation, digital rights, endangered data, and the digital divide. We view the 2021 symposium as an opportunity to broaden the conversation about these issues. Scholarship that works across borders with foci on transnational partnerships and globally accessible data is especially welcome.

Michigan State University has been intentionally global for more than 60 years, with over 1,400 faculty involved in international research, teaching, and service. For the past 20 years, MSU has developed a strong research area in culturally engaged, global digital humanities. Matrix, a digital humanities and social science center at MSU, has done dozens of digital projects in West and Southern Africa that have focused on ethical and reciprocal relationships and capacity building. WIDE has set best practices for doing community engaged, international, archival work with the Samaritan Collections, Archive 2.0. Today many scholars in the humanities at MSU are engaged in digital projects relating to global, indigenous, and/or underrepresented groups and topics.

Find out more about this free and fully virtual event, including the Call for Proposals and Registration information at http://msuglobaldh.org.

Apr
16
Fri
Ann Hamilton Signature Lecture @ Virtual on Zoom
Apr 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ann Hamilton Signature Lecture @ Virtual on Zoom

The College of Arts & Letters and the Department of Art, Art History and Design are pleased to host internationally acclaimed visual artist Ann Hamilton as the Spring 2021 Signature Lecture. Hamilton is best known for her large-scale multimedia installations, public projects, and performance collaborations. Her site-responsive process works with common materials to invoke particular places, collective voices, and communities of labor. Hamilton is a Distinguished University Professor at The Ohio State University.

This virtual event will be held on zoom and is free and open to the public but requires preregistration. To register please click here. For more information about Ann Hamilton and her work, please see this teaching resources packet, for MSU Students, Faculty, and Staff, accessible only with an MSU NetID and password, prepared by Lily Woodruff, Associate Professor, Art History and Visual Culture.

Signature Lecture Series

Originally founded as the Celebrity Lecture Series in 1998 by the College of Arts & Letters and the Dean’s Community Council, the series was later renamed the Signature Lecture Series in 2007 and allows notable public figures to interact and engage with the faculty, students, and greater community of Michigan State University through conversations and discussions.

Support for this series has come from sponsors both within the university community and the community at large. Their generosity has been critical in attracting the best and most qualified individuals to conduct an informed and wide-ranging discussion of contemporary ideas and creative achievements in the arts and humanities.

The popularity of this series has attracted some of the most illustrious scholars, critics, novelists, poets, film producers, and creative artists of our time, including Soledad O’Brien, Ken Burns, Oliver Stone, Richard Ford, and Maya Angelou, and most recently Claudia Rankine, just to name a few.