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Futures Beyond the State - SOVEREIGNTIES Dialogue Fall keynote

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM CT

Where: Norris University Center, Louis Room (North), 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free! Public welcome.

Contact: Jill Mannor   (847) 467-3970

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Global & Civic Engagement


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Fall Keynote of the Kaplan Humanities Institute's SOVEREIGNTIES Dialogue:

Futures Beyond the State 

An interdisciplinary dialogue on struggles for sovereignty amidst empire and racial regimes—past, present, and in the future. With political anthropologist Yarimar Bonilla (Effron Center for the Study of America at Princeton University) and writer and public historian Adrian De Leon (2023-2024 Jack and Nancy Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History at Simon Fraser University).

About the Sovereignties Dialogue

SOVEREIGNTIES is a year-long conversation that mobilizes humanities research to question, understand, and reimagine sovereignties—bodily, artistic, intellectual, geopolitical—and their global histories, contemporary challenges, and possible futures.

This Dialogue series seeks to examine Sovereignties in many dimensions. Restrictions on bodily autonomy—from borders to identity to reproductive rights—are pressing in familiar and unfamiliar ways. Collectives and individuals are practicing sovereignty beyond state formations—in gardens, on floating cities, in activist solidarities—even while confronting the consequences of pollution that seeps into bodies and foods. The Kaplan Humanities Institute Sovereignties Dialogue will contend with these contradictions, the histories that re-emerge in the present, and the forms of belonging forged against, within, and beyond the state.

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