News & Events

"Through their Gazes: Women on Screen and Intersectional Feminism"

Friday, March 16, 2018

UVA Professor of  Italian Francesca Calamita is co-organizing the symposium "Through their Gazes: Women on Screen and Intersectional Feminism" 

Date: Friday March 16; Place TBD

Participants include Prof. Bernadette Luciano (Auckland University, NZ) and  Italian film director, Alina Marazzi.

Geoff Eley (University of Michigan): "Fascism and Antifascism, 1920-2020"

Monday, February 19, 2018
4-5:30 Newcomb Hall Gallery

Co-sponsored by the Page Barbour Fund of the College of Arts and Sciences, Center for German Studies, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, East Asia Center, Department of German, Jewish Studies Program, and Corcoran Department of History

2017-18 UVA Polish Lecture Series: "Protest and Resistance"

Thursday, February 8, 2018 to Thursday, April 5, 2018

2017-18 UVA Polish Lecture Series: "Protest and Resistance"

Sponsored and organized by CREEES

Co-sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Made possible by the generosity of Lady Blanka Rosenstiel and the American Institute of Polish Culture


Thursday, February 8 at 5pm

"Between Empire and Nation-State: Poland's Eastern Borderlands and the Interwar World" 

Kathryn Ciancia, Assistant Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Wednesday, February 21 at 5pm

"'The Solidarity of the Shaken': Poland, Ukraine, and the Metaphysics of Revolution" 

Marci Shore, Associate Professor of History, Yale University 


Thursday, April 5 at 5pm

"International Comradeship: Polish Communists in the Twentieth Century" 

Padraic Kenney, Professor of History, Indiana University

"Emmanuel Macron : A Radical Centrist in Gaulist Sheep's Clothing?" A lecture by Professor Vincent Michelot, Sciences-Po, Lyon

Friday, November 3, 2017
3-4:30 New Cabell Hall 323

"Sanctuary and Belonging: Overcoming a Divided America" - A Page-Barbour Lecture, Featuring Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times

Monday, October 23, 2017
6:00-7:30pm Nau 101

"Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Memory" Center for German Studies

Friday, March 24, 2017
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Memory” is a 1.5-day Page Barbour conference on March 24 and 25, 2017, organized by Chad Dodson (Psychology) and Lorna Martens (German and Comparative Literature). Eight invited memory specialists will address topics of current interest in memory research. One speaker from the sciences and one from the humanities will present a perspective on each of these areas: 1. Memory and Imagination (Daniel Schacter and Alan Richardson) 2. Memory and Emotion (Mara Mather and Laura Otis) 3. Memory and Autobiography: Childhood Memory (Evelyne Ender and Patricia Bauer) 4. Voluntary and Involuntary Memory and Forgetting (Cathy Caruth and Michael Anderson).

Post-Humanism in the Anthropocene

Friday, December 2, 2016
142 Wilson Hall

Post-Humanism in the Anthropocene - an Institute of the Global Humanities and Culture Mellon Symposium

Dec. 2, 2016
142 Wilson Hall

Schedule of Events:

9.00 a.m.                      

9.30 a.m.                      
Welcome and Introduction – Enrico Cesaretti

9.45 – 11.00 a.m.          
Panel 1: Questioning Boundaries
Massimo Lollini (Dept. of Romance Languages, University of Oregon), “The Ancient Roots of a Non-Anthropocentric Philosophy: A Pythagorean Perspective”
Monica Seger (Dept. of Modern Languages - Italian, College of William & Mary), “Walking the Land: Toxicity, Transcorporeality and Phytoremediation in Southern Italy”
Louise Westling (Dept. of English and Environmental Studies, University of Oregon), “Merleau-Ponty's Ecophenomenology and Human Enmeshment in the Semiosphere”

11.15 – 12.30 p.m.         
Panel 2: Energies, Ecologies, Matters
Karen Pinkus (Dept. of Italian & Comp. Literature, Cornell University), “Thinking Decarbonization with Italian Autonomia”
Elena Past (Dept. of Classics and Italian, Wayne State University), “Thinking on Foot in the Hydrocarbon Sublime: Sorrentino’s Petrocultures”
Heather Sullivan (Dept. of German & Comp. Literature, Trinity University, “Petro-Texts and Material Ecocriticism”

12.30 – 13.45 p.m.         

14.00 – 15.15 p.m.         
Panel 3: Mediterranean Narratives Between Bios and Zoe
Federico Luisetti (Dept. of Romance Studies - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), “Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Political Animism”
Damiano Benvegnù (Dept. of French & Italian, Dartmouth College) “How Much Animal There Is in Us: Primo Levi's Animal Testimony”
Pasquale Verdicchio (Dept. of Literature – Italian & Comp. Lit. UCSD), “This Nostrum That is Neither Sea nor Remedy: Mediterranean Re-visions”


VIrginia Film Festival - Filming at the Borders: Migrating to Europe Today

Monday, October 10, 2016

Click here for "FIlming at the Borders" program information and here for more details concerning each film.

 Image from Gianfranco Rosi's 2016 documentary film "Fire at Sea" (Fuocoammare).


Professor Jeff Rossman Offers Insight Into Future of US-Russian Relations

Read a UVA Today interview with Prof. Rossman on current US- Russian relations and how things could be different as a new administration takes office.

UVA Panel at 24th Conference of Europeanists, Glasgow, Scotland

July 12-14, 2017

"Sustainable Pedagogies and Scholarship on Europe in the 21st century”  

Chair : Janet Horne, Associate Professor of French, Director of European Studies, University of Virginia          

Michael Levenson, William B. Christian Professor of English, University of Virginia

  • "Making a Religion out of Learning: What the Ordinary World can Teach the University"

Manuela Achilles, Director, Center for German Studies, University of Virginia

  • “Teaching and Learning about Sustainability: A Transatlantic Perspective”

Enrico Cesaretti, Assoc. Prof. of Italian, 2016-17 Mellon Humanities Fellow, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures , University of Virginia

  • Ecocinema as Political Pedagogy in Italy: Massimiliano Mazzotta’s Oil. The Devastating Force of Petroleum. The Dignity of Sardinians"

Elgin Cleckley, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Design Thinking, University of Virginia

  • TEMP Studio: Design Thinking for the Migrant and Refugee Crisis on the Italian Island of Lampedusa.”

Krishan Kumar, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia

  • “Imperial Legacies, East and West”

Discussant: Katya Makarova, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia