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Archive for February, 2012

Laura Fair presents in the Netherlands at the African Studies Centre, Leiden

Laura Fair will be giving a presentation on March 8, 2012 in Leiden, Netherlands.  “Socialist Modernities and Discourses of Development: The Drive-in Cinema in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania” To see more information about this talk, click on the flyer link.  FLYER

Ethan Segal speaks at MSU Asian Studies Center

Professor Ethan Segal will share his observations on the March 2011 disasters and Japanese efforts at recovery in a presentation on Tuesday, February 28th, for the MSU Asian Studies Center. “One Year Later: Japan and the Challenges of Post-Tsunami Recovery” Tuesday, 2/28, at 4 p.m. in 303 International Center

Gradhacker – A blog co-edited by Alex Galarza, a blog about ‘hacking’ graduate school co-edited by Alex Galarza, has made the MSU news with a special feature. This signals success for the department, as Micalee Sullivan and Ashley Wiersma have both written stories for the site. The department has also supported two Gradhacker bootcamps on ‘Managing you Online Academic Identity’, attended by […]

Africa Past and Present podcast with Profs. Hawthorne & Hall

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall and Walter Hawthorne discuss the Atlantic Slave Data Network — a digital history project of Matrix and the History Department at Michigan State University funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Click here to listen to Episode 60 of Africa Past and Present.

Professor Ethan Segal to speak at Dartmouth College

Ethan Segal, Associate Professor of Japanese History at MSU, will speak on “Visualizing Meiji Nationalism and Japan’s Wars For Empire.”  In this presentation, Dr. Segal will highlight visual materials including photographs, ukiyo-e woodblock prints, and political cartoons associated with Japan’s wars against China (1894-95) and Russia (1904-05), both of which were key events in the […]