The IHGC Suspends March & April 2020 Programming
Due to the novel coronavirus COVID-10 global health threat, we are following
University of Virginia policy and must cancel our planned March & April events
and are working to reschedule them for the 2020-21 academic year.
Global South Initiative
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Virginia $3.47 million to launch a major
humanities initiative dedicated to the study of the Global South. The College and Graduate School of Arts &
Sciences has matched the grant, making the initial five-year investment to launch the initiative about $7 million.
A new IHGC lab on Asian Cosmopolitanisms aiming to reconceptualize the study of Asia
across the disciplines of the humanities and interpretive social sciences.
UVa's Puzzle Poetry working group was launched in the fall of 2017 by Neal Curtis and
Brad Pasanek as an experimental and collaborative endeavor. The group seeks to treat
poems as puzzles, isolate the substance of prosody, and apprehend shape as a medium.
They are makers, coders, and subformalists.
Consortium of Humanities Centers & Institutes 2018 Annual Meeting | June 13-17, 2018
A conference on Humanities Informatics that showcased the power of the humanities
to address the urgent questions about the ‘human’ in our information age.
Achille Mbembe Lecture
"Negative Messianism in the Age of Animism" | September 18, 2017
Burning the Library of Life: Species Extinction and the Humanities
A Symposium | September 26-27, 2019
IHGC Fall 2019 Distinguished Visitor
October 4, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Bryan Hall Faculty Lounge
Pulitizer Prize Winner | Professor of History and African & African American Studies, Harvard University
"The 'Moral Effect' of Legalized Lawlessness in the British Empire"
Thursday, February 27, 2020 | Wilson Hall 142 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
News & Announcements
Cristiana Facchini, "Questioning God: Jewish and Christian Theologies after Auschwitz"
Wed Apr 01
Cristiana Facchini is an Associate Professor at the University of Bologna and Fellow at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies of the University of Erfurt. She has studied in Bologna and specialized in Oxford and Jerusalem. She earned her PhD in Jewish Studies at University of Turin. She has been awarded many fellowship and grants, while pursuing her research in Paris, Budapest, New York and Berlin. She extensively wrote on history and theories of religions, with special regards both to Christianity and Judaism. In Bologna she has taught a wide range of courses, such as Theories of Religions, Comparative Religions, History of Judaism, Jewish Studies, Biblical Hebrew, Modern History, and History of Western Christianity. In 2015 she was one of the keynote speakers of the XXI IAHR World Congress. In 2018 she received the Italian National Scientific Qualification (ASN) for Full Professor in Early Modern History (11/A2) and History of Christianity & Religious Studies (11/A4).
Humanities Informatics - Symposium and Exhibition
Fri Apr 03
Mellon Fellows Seminar - Giulia Paoletti, "Decentralizing the Gaze: On the Origins of Photography in Senegal (1860-1910s)
Fri Apr 17
Giulia Paoletti’s research examines nineteenth and twentieth century African art with a particular focus on the early histories of photography in West Africa. Based on two years of fieldwork, she is working on a book manuscript tracing the origins and early developments of photography in Senegal (1860-1960). The book is based on her dissertation that received the Arts Council of the African Studies Association’s 2017 Roy Sieber Award for Best Dissertation in African art (2013- 6). Besides Senegal, she did research in Mali, Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon and the Gambia where she has examined contemporary art practices.
Mellon Global South Initiative
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Virginia $3.47 million to launch a major humanities initiative dedicated to the study of the Global South. The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will match the grant, making the initial five-year investment to launch the initiative about $7 million.
Clay Endowments & Grants
The Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures (IHGC) invites proposals for funding from the Buckner W. Clay Endowment to support innovative work in the global humanities at the University of Virginia. The Endowment provides an ambitious basis of support for faculty and student research and teaching to be conducted under the auspices of the IHGC. Faculty and students from across all schools and disciplines at the university are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory is a new research entity jointly promoted by the University of Virginia, Duke University and the University of Bologna. It is conceived as an intellectual space for scholars coming from different research fields and geographical regions to work together on the redefinition of the humanities in a global age.