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25 Feb 16

Fellow Spotlight: Mary Ellen Carroll

Despite an oeuvre spanning more than twenty years and a disavowal of any signature style, Mary Ellen Carroll has been investigating a single, fundamental question: what do we consider a work of art?

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17 Feb 16

Fellow Spotlight: David Behrman

At Columbia Records, David Behrman produced many of the “Music of Our Time” recordings, which included works by John Cage, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, and many other influential composers.

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16 Feb 16

Fellow Spotlight: Yemane Demissie

Filmmaker Yemane Demissi is producing The Quantum Leapers: Ethiopia 1916-1975, a documentary series about the Emperor Haile Selassie era.

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09 Feb 16

Fellow Spotlight: Corine Schleif

Adam Kraft's sculptures provide the basis for art historian Corine Schleif's discussion of how art has participated in religious rituals, economic developments, art-historical debates, political decision-making, and military strategies through the centuries.

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09 Feb 16

Security, a Roman Metaphor

Michèle Lowrie, Professor of Classics and the College, University of Chicago, notes that Securitas first occurs in Cicero meaning "tranquility," in a strictly psychological sense. A century later the "security of the Roman Empire" had become a political slogan.

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09 Feb 16

World Ornament: Adornment on a Global Scale

Architectural historian Spyros Papapetros’s lecture focuses on the theorization of bodily adornment by Emil Selenka, renowned evolutionist and anthropologist, and his wife, Lenore Selenka, a prominent feminist, pacifist, zoologist, and amateur anthropologist.

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04 Feb 16

Fellow Spotlight: Michèle Lowrie

Classicist Michèle Lowrie’s current research concerns Roman political thought and its reception, including projects on exemplary thinking, civil war, and transformations in the public sphere. In her Academy project, Lowrie explores the Roman sources of concepts that are key to post-9/11 concerns about “national security” and “emergency.”

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01 Feb 16

Fellow Spotlight: Spyros Papapetros

Spyros Papapetros’ project “World Ornament” examines bodily and architectural adornment in the work of the German architect Gottfried Semper (1803-1879), who understood ornament as a means of attuning humans with the cosmos.

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02 Jan 16

Winter 2016 Berlin Journal on NPR Berlin

Interviews with writer and Holtzbrinck Fellow Mary Cappello, medical historian and Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow Monica Green, historian and Siemens Fellow Robin Einhorn and writer and Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellow Anthony Marra.

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11 Dec 15

Nature and Culture in the Kamasutra

University of Chicago Divinity School professor Wendy Doniger, one of the world’s foremost authorities on ancient Indian texts, seeks to restore the Kamasutra to its proper place in the Sanskrit canon.

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