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Miranda Fricker: When Being Believed Is Not Enough CANCELED

With regret, this event has been canceled. All on-campus events at UMBC between March 12 through April 6 are also canceled due to COVID-19 health and wellness precautions implemented by the university. Please check back for updates regarding events scheduled beyond April 6.   When Being Believed Is Not Enough: The Vice of Inferential Inertia Miranda Fricker, …

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Ruth Wilson Gilmore: Making Abolition Geographies

Making Abolition Geographies: Social Justice Organizing for Vulnerable Households, Workers, and Communities Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s talk explores how visions of abolition guide and connect organizing …

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“Seeing the Unseen Landscape”

Humanities Forum — Lipitz Lecture “Seeing the Unseen Landscape” Dan Bailey, professor of visual arts Wednesday, May 8, 4 p.m. 132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building In this talk, Dan Bailey considers human scale, perception, and natural landscape, which are central to his current work on long-duration photography of landscapes and a reconstruction of Baltimore’s …

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“Zombies Speak Swahili: Why Language Matters for Global Citizenship”

Humanities Forum and Social Sciences Forum — Daphne Harrison Lecture “Zombies Speak Swahili: Why Language Matters for Global Citizenship” Jamie A. Thomas, assistant professor of linguistics, Swarthmore College Wednesday, April 3, 4 p.m. 132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building More and more universities are encouraging study abroad and global citizenship. But how should students and faculty …

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Amy Davis: “Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theatres”

Humanities Forum — Focus on Gentrification in Baltimore Amy Davis, author and Baltimore Sun photojournalist “Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theatres” Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m. 132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building Amy Davis presents vintage images of opulent movie palaces and neighborhood theaters in her talk on Baltimore’s forgotten movie theaters. Based on her new book, …

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Jennifer Lynn Stoever: “Listening to Racism in the US — Or Why Sound Matters”

Humanities Forum Jennifer Lynn Stoever, Associate Professor of English, Binghamton University – State University of New York “Listening to Racism in the US — Or Why Sound Matters” Thursday, March 1, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Media and Communications Studies 10th Anniversary Event We talk too often about race and racism as if they …

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Show Me Your Papers: The Political Cartoons of Lalo Alcaraz

Humanities Forum Show Me Your Papers: The Political Cartoons of Lalo Alcaraz Tuesday, September 26, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Proscenium Theatre In this talk, political cartoonist and film and TV writer, Lalo Alcaraz, will explore his history as an editorial cartoonist and creator of La Cucaracha, the first politically oriented and Latino-themed syndicated daily comic …

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Implicit Biases, Moral Agency, and Moral Responsibility

Humanities Forum Angela Smith, Roger Mudd Professor of Ethics and Professor of Philosophy, Washington and Lee University Evelyn Barker Memorial Lecture Thursday, March 24, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Is it appropriate to regard individuals as responsible, and perhaps also blameworthy, for (the existence, operation, or influence of) implicit biases of which they …

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Microscopic War: Fragmenting Vision in Contemporary American Militarism

Humanities Forum Thursday, April 9 | 4:00 p.m. Rebecca Adelman, Assistant Professor, Media and Communication Studies, UMBC  Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  Editors manipulate the tiniest elements of digital images to obscure combat atrocities. The U.S. Army invests deeply in a pixelated camouflage pattern that it expects will keep soldiers safely invisible. The NSA disaggregates …

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