Penn Lightbulb Cafe

Upcoming events in this series:

Jan
23

6:00 pm
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Herman BeaversGeography and the Political Imaginary in the Novels of Toni Morrison World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street

Professor Beavers' talk will focus on one of the most important figures in American letters, Toni Morrison, and will be based on his forthcoming book, Geography and the Political Imaginary in the Novels of Toni Morrison. He will touch on how black men perform manhood in her novels, the spatial relations Southern migrants experience in New York City, the role black women play in the establishment of spaces of resistance, how race figures into the transition from indentured labor to paid labor and the relationship between precariousness and placemaking.

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Lightbulb Café. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Presented by Penn Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications, Penn Cafe events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email at bryangm@upenn.edu.

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.

Click HERE to see a complete listing of all of the Spring 2018 Penn Science and Lightbulb Cafés.

Feb
20

6:00 pm
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Jennifer Houser WegnerLove Hurts: Heartbreak in the Ancient World World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street

A Penn alumna who earned her B.A. in Egyptology from Penn of Arts and Sciences, Jennifer Houser Wegner has worked in Egypt since 1990 and has participated in fieldwork at Giza, Bersheh, Saqqara and Abydos. She is a co-author of Akhenaten, Tutankhamun and the Amarna Period: Revolution and Restoration, and most recently she co-authored The Sphinx that Traveled to Philadelphia: The Story of the Colossal Sphinx in the Penn Museum.

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Lightbulb Café. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Presented by Penn Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications, Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email at bryangm@upenn.edu.

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.

Click HERE to see a complete listing of all of the Spring 2018 Penn Science and Lightbulb Cafés.

Mar
20

6:00 pm
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Dawn TeeleNudging Women to Run World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street

Dawn Teele studies the economic and psychological factors that drive women to seek political office. In a new research project, "Nudging Women to Run," Teele, along with scholars at Rutgers University, Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley, surveyed alumnae of women's campaign-training programs and is in the process of designing experimental innovations to encourage women to launch political campaigns. A leading authority on women and politics, Dr. Teele's research examines the causes and consequences of voting-rights reform, forms of bias in politics and social-science methodology. 

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Lightbulb Café. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Presented by Penn Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications, Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email at bryangm@upenn.edu.

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.

Click HERE to see a complete listing of all of the Spring 2018 Penn Science and Lightbulb Cafés.