November 18, 2020
Listen here for Ted Power's talk at the Iowa Foreign Relations Council:
November 12, 2020
What: Abortion in America
When: Thursday, November 12th, 4:30 pm Central
Where: Webinar registration link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WKYdydtJQ-GzkzUhFgYb-g
About the talk: Professor Carole Joffe, sociologist and Professor emerita from the University of California, Davis will join Lina-Maria Murillo, Assistant Professor of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies and History at UI, and Francine Thompson, Executive Director of the Emma Goldman Clinic, to discuss Joffe’s new book Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America.
Prairie Lights is selling copies of the book to benefit the Emma Goldman Clinic.
Since this talk is taking place just a few days after the election and on the heels of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, we hope to have a robust conversation on the past, present, and future of abortion provision in the United States from the perspective of scholars and providers in the field.
Gender, Mobility and Social Complexity in Iberian Late Prehistory (3000-2200 BCE): Thoughts from Archaeology and Ethnography
November 6, 2020 - 2:30pm
Marta Cintas Peña
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow
Departamento de Prehistoria y Arqueología - Universidad de Sevilla
Department of Anthropology - University of Iowa
Friday, November 6, 2020
2:30-4:00 pm (CST) via Zoom
Time: Nov 6, 2020 02:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 927 3528 8251
October 16, 2020 - 3:30pm
Eric M. Hirsch, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Department of Earth and Environment
Franklin & Marshall College
Time: Oct 16, 2020 03:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/93848733317?pwd=OEdCK2l2aDZaOW1tbkNnSzVzMkMzZz09
Meeting ID: 938 4873 3317
Find your local number: https://uiowa.zoom.us/u/abnXMal9Al
September 25, 2020 - 8:00pm
September 18, 2020 - 8:00pm
November 8, 2019
3:30 pm, 27 Macbride Hall
October 25, 2019
4:00 pm, 27 Macbride Hall
April 19, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
The sea nomads are a population of traditional breath-hold divers inhabiting the waters of Southeast Asia. Their marine hunter-gatherer lifestyle necessitates regular period of extended, repeated diving that puts their body under considerable physiological stress. After thousands of years of this unique means of survival, the sea nomads have evolved genetic adaptations that underlie their remarkable diving capabilities. The study of these divers and other diving populations provides important insight about human evolution and physiology under extreme conditions.
University of Utah, Molecular Medicine Program
University of California-Berkeley, Integrative Biology
March 15, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Macbride Hall 27
In the middle decades of the twentieth century, Puerto Rican convicts helped materialize a dynamic culture of rehabilitative corrections. The premier site of this activity was the Insular Penitentiary at Río Piedras (popularly known as Oso Blanco, or Polar/White Bear), an institution that opened in 1933 in the shadow of U.S. colonial empire with the goal of “regenerating” wayward citizens. Behind bars, prisoners engaged mainstream forms of medicine, religiosity, and the broader humanities not only to shield themselves from the dehumanization of the prison (Oso Blanco fell short of its aspirations in more ways than one at the time), but to get by and better and to prepare for societal reincorporation. During the decades in question, island authorities and their collaborators imagined inmates as “living dead,” or rather barely animate beings marginally capable of rational thought and action. While this trope can be traced to the era of racial slavery and even antiquity, in the mid-twentieth century Puerto Rican prisoners and the leisure and professional classes deployed the concept in their writings and other mediums to stress two realities: prisons were tombs for the living, but convicts could be raised from these tombs as well. Inmates could be “awakened” and have new social and civic life. Using penitentiary records, press accounts, and other sources, this talk explores the “irresolvable dialecticality” of living death and awakening through the lens of rehabilitative corrections in a creole-diasporic corner of the modern Caribbean.
Alberto Ortiz Díaz
Department of History, University of Iowa