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Society of Fellows Calendar of Events

Winter Quarter 2023

Friday, January 13th
4:30-6:30
Welcome Winter Celebration
Library
Quadrangle Club

Friday, January 20th
12:30-2:00
Jonny Bunning, Collegiate Fellow in Social Science
TBA
HM 284

6:00-8:00 -- Opening Reception
Pawing the Ground in Place

January 20th - March 5, 2023
Exhibition organized by Heather Smith (Collegiate Fellow, Visual Arts)
and Ali Feser (Collegiate Fellow, Social Sciences)
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts - Gallery

Friday, January 27th
12:30-2:00pm
Oliver Cussen, Collegiate Fellow in the Social Sciences
TBA
HM 284
 

Friday, February 10th
12:00-2:00pm
Geoff Traugh, Collegiate Fellow in Social Science

6:00-8:00 pm
Pawing the Ground in Place
exhibition organized by Heather Smith and Ali Feser
Performance by Whitney Johnson/Matchess
Reva and David Logan Center for the Performing Arts - Gallery

Friday, February 24th

12:30-2:00pm
Ali Feser, Collegiate Fellow, Social Sciences
TBA
HM 284

6:00-8:00pm
Pawing the Ground in Place
exhibition organized by Heather Smith and Ali Feser
Performance by C. Tai Tai
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Friday, March 10th
12:30 -2:00
Lisa Landoe Hedrick, Collegiate Fellow in the Social Sciences
The Challenge of Affirmative Critique in the Study of Religion: Lessons from Anthropology's Ontological Turn

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in events at the Society of Fellows in Liberal Arts should contact Deborah Neibel dneibel@uchicago.edu

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Fall Quarter 2022

Monday, October 3rd
12:00-1:20 PM 
Political Theory Workshop
John Harpham, Collegiate Fellow in the Social Sciences
“The Intellectual Origins of American Slavery”
(Practice Job Talk)
Pick 506

Friday October 7th
6:30-9:30
Society of Fellows Fall Welcome Dinner
Antique Taco - Bridgeport
1100 West 35th Street
Transportation to/from antique Taco from Hyde Park can be arranged.
Contact Deb Neibel for assistance dneibel@uchicago.edu
RSVP  dneibel@uchicago.edu

Friday, October 21
12:30-2:00pm
Society of Fellows Workshop
Lisa Hedrick, Collegiate Fellow in the Social Sciences 
The Challenge of Affirmative Critique in the Study of Religion:  Lessons from Anthropology's Ontological Turn
HM 284

Friday October 28th
12:00- 6:00pm
Weissbourd Fall Conference
New Fellows will present their work
Franke Institute of the Humanities
JRL

Friday, November 4th
12:30-2:00pm
Society of Fellows Workshop
Jordan Jochim, Collegiate Fellow in the Social Sciences
Like a Master: Aristotle on the Logic of Despotism
Location TBA

Friday, November 18th
12:30-2:00 pm
Society of Fellows Workshop
Natasha Piano, Collegiate Fellow in the Social Sciences
Title TBA
HM 284

Friday, December 2nd
12:30-2:00pm
Society of Fellows Workshop
John Harpham, Collegiate Fellow in the Social Sciences
Two Concepts of Slavery in the Early Modern English Atlantic World
HM 284

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in events at the Society of Fellows in Liberal Arts should contact Deborah Neibel dneibel@uchicago.edu

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Fall Quarter 2021

Friday, Oct 1
5:00-7:00pm
Welcome Reception
Join us for beer and wine on the Gates-Blake Quad to celebrate the new quarter

Friday, Oct 15
Society of Fellows Fall Celebration
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Friday October 29
Weissbourd Fall Symposium
11:00 - 3:00
Stevanovich Institute for the Formation of Knowledge
rm 104
Come hear about the new fellows' research

Friday, November 5th
Society of Fellows Practice Job Talk
John Clegg, Collegiate Fellow in the Social Sciences
From Slavery to Mass Incarceration

Friday, November 19th
Society of Fellows Workshop
Jonny Bunning, Collegiate Fellow in the Social Sciences
Title: TBA
Harper Memorial Library
Room 284

Friday, December 3rd
Society of Fellows Workshop
John Harpham, Collegiate Fellow in the Social Sciences
Title: From Freedom to Slavery
Harper Memorial Library
Room 284

Winter Quarter 2022

Friday, January 14th
4:00-5:30pm
Society of Fellows Practice Job Talk
Natasha Piano
Collegiate Fellow in the Social Sciences, Political Science
"Democratic Elitism: The Secret History of American Political Science."

Friday, January 21st
3:15 -4:15
Society of Fellows Professionalization:  Advice for the Campus Visit
A Discussion of what to expect and how to prepare for your campus visit, including the virtual version.
Participants include:  Sophia Azeb, Assistant Professor, Department of English; Elisabeth Clemens, William Rainey Harper Professor, Department of Sociology; Jennifer Pitts, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; Steve Rings, Associate Professor, Department of Music; Emma Saunders-Hastings, Department of Political Science, Ohio State University
via zoom

4:30-6:00pm
Society of Fellows Practice Job Talk
Nicole Whelan
Collegiate Fellow in the Social Sciences, Political Philosophy
"Republicanism Against the Free Market: Richard Price and the Agrarian Tradition"
via zoom

Friday, January 28th
Society of Fellows Professionalization:  Mock Job Talk
Gus Law, Collegiate Fellow in the Humanities, Philosophy
 "Walking without Touching the Ground -- Detached Engagement in the Zhuangzi"
Via Zoom
12:30-2:00

CANCELLED Friday, February 11th 
Society of Fellows Workshop
Blake Smith, Collegiate Fellow in the Social Sciences
Title: Durkheim as reader of Hobbes
Harper Memorial Library
Room 284-86
12:30-2:00pm

Friday, February 18
Weissbourd Series:  Poetics in Practice
Lyric Technologies and the Body
A Conversation on Poetry, Sound, and Contemporary Medical Practice with Laura Kolbe, MD and Ailsa Lipscombe, moderated by Jennifer Iverson, Associate Professor Department of Music 
Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge
1:00-2:00pm

New date!!!
March 4

Dario Donetti, Collegiate Fellow in Art History
"Planning Obsolescence: Bramante at St. Peter’s"
Niall Atkinson, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, respondent
Harper Memorial Library
Room 284-86
12:30-2:00pm

SPRING QUARTER 2022

Thursday, April 17
12:30 -2:00pm
Franke Institute
Weissbourd Series:  Poetics in Practice
Paper Bells and Collaborative Translation
Phan Nhien Hao and Hai-Dang Phan in Conversation

Friday, April 29th
12:30-2:00pm
Society of Fellows Workshop
Lisa Hedrick, Collegiate Fellow in the Social Sciences
Title TBA
Respondent:  Alireza Doostdar

Date tba
Society of Fellows Professionalization Workshop
Publishing Workshop with Alumni Fellows

Friday, May 20
time tba
Weissbourd Series: Poetics in Practice
Remembering Etel Adnan: Brandon Shimoda, Dot Devota, and Quinn Latimer
virtual event (on Zoom)

10:00-4:30pm
Virtual
Book Manuscript Workshop
Natasha Piano, Democratic Elitism:  The Secret History of American Political Science
Full Schedule available email dneibel@uchicago.edu

Friday, June 3rd
12:30-2:00
Society of Fellows Workshop
Ali Feser, Current Fellow in the Social Sciences
Title: TBA
Respondent: TBA