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October 2019

Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ustler Hall, University of Florida Gainesville, FL + Google Map

Talk by Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe, Assistant Professor, Criminology, University of Illinois at Chicago. Recent scholarship and activism paint a troubling picture of the American carceral state and chart a way out by utilizing the framework of abolition. But disability and madness and their histories of oppression and resistance are largely missing from as ways to inform policy and activist resolutions to incarceration. For example- the erasure of the most massive exodus of people from carceral enclosures in the U.S., deinstitutionalization.…

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Islam and the Spice Trade: Profit and Prophecy in the Global Middle Ages

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Conference Room, Keene Flint

A talk by Joel Blecher (Ph.D. Princeton) is Assistant Professor of History at George Washington University. He is the author of Said the Prophet of God: Hadith Commentary across a Millennium (University of California Press, 2018). His current book project on Islam and the Spice Trade has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Library of Congress. This event is made possible by the Izzat Hasan Sheikh Endowment in Islamic…

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When They See Us: A Discussion of Race, Crime, and Justice

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Holland Hall Room 180

Panel discussion sponsored by the W. George Allen Chapter of the Black Law Students Association, speakers: Professor Kenneth Nunn, Levin College of Law Professor Sarah Wolking, Levin College of Law Moderator: Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown, Levin College of Law

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Museums & Slavery: Engaging the Past & the Present in the Public Sphere

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Smathers 100, Library East + Google Map

A talk by Ana-Lucia Araujo, Department of History, Howard University. This talk is part of the 2019-2020 Series "Rethinking the Public Sphere, Part I"

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History Department Working Paper Series: “Pseudo-Martin of Braga and the Slavs: a re-examination of the poem ‘In basilica'”

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Conference Room, Keene Flint

A work in progress by Florin Curta. If you are interested in reading the paper before the talk, please contact Dr. Curta at fcurta@ufl.edu

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Prince of the Press

October 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, 1545 West University Avenue

A talk by Joshua Teplitsky Assistant professor in the Department of History and the Program in Judaic Studies at Stony Brook University. He specializes in the history of the Jews in Europe in the early modern period, with a particular interest in cultures of knowledge-making, printing, and book collecting David Oppenheim (1664–1736), chief rabbi of Prague in the early eighteenth century, assembled a remarkable collection of Jewish books that today testifies to the myriad connections Jews maintained with each other across…

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“The Social Lives of Books from Print to Pixel”

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, 1545 West University Avenue
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November 2019

History Department Working Paper Series: “’Unfitting words or speeches’ in Ireland’s 1641 depositions”

November 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Conference Room, Keene Flint

A work in progress presented by Grace Hoffman. If you would like a copy of this paper in advance, please contact Dr. Curta at fcurta@ufl.edu

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Ibram Kendi

November 21 @ 7:00 pm
TBA

Ibram Kendi will speak about his new book, How to Be an Antiracist This talk is sponsored by the Rothman Family Chair in the Humanities  

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December 2019

History Department Working Paper Series: ”Land reform and nationalism. Negotiating national loyalty in interwar Transylvania”

December 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Conference Room, Keene Flint

A work in progress presented by Bogdan Dumitru. If you are interested in seeing a draft of this paper, contact Dr. Curta at fcurta@ufl.edu

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