Defetishing Material Culture in Museums: Public Education with Vanicéla Silva-Santos
This lecture is presented by the Center of Africana Studies and is part of their Africa Lecture Series.
Public educational institutions like museums must correct mistaken views about Africa and Africans. This lecture addresses the history of removing material culture from Africa and the process of naming objects through the lenses of art dealers.Go to event
Israel’s Rights Revolution: Public Opinion and Constitutional Law
The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies is proud to present The First Annual Howard Jay Reiter Memorial Lecture.
After a “constitutional revolution” during the 1990s, Israel is now facing a “counter-constitutional revolution” at a time of profound challenge to democratic governance and constitutionalism globally.Go to event
Young, Gifted, and Diverse: Origins of the New Black Elite
This event is presented by the Center of Africana Studies.
Join us for a special Book Talk with Camille Z. Charles, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences in the Departments of Sociology and Africana Studies. The discussion will be centered on her co-authored book, Young, Gifted, and Diverse: Origins of the New Black Elite.Go to event
Global Discovery Series - Love and Drunkenness in Persian Poetry
Sufism is an Islamic belief and practice in which individuals seek an intimate personal experience of God. This intimate connection has been a major subject of Persian poetry for many centuries and is often described as a feeling of intoxicating love. Join Professor Jamal J. Elias as he explores Sufism and Sufi poetry using examples from famous figures such as Rumi, as well as from other lesser-known poets in Persian and other languages. He will be sharing poems in translation and the original and providing suggestions for further reading.Go to event
Inspiring Impact Virtual Series - Tilting on its Axis: How to Steady a Climate-Threatened World
The extreme weather conditions of recent years are visible canaries-in-the-coal-mine of climate change. This session of the Inspiring Impact Virtual Series will explore how Penn’s growing strengths in climate science and policy are addressing stark environmental realities in practical and actionable ways.Go to event
21st Annual Goldstone Forum: The White Backlash
The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program presents the 21st Annual Goldstone Forum.
This event is free and open to the public.Go to event
Stephen A. Levin Family Dean's Forum: Poetry, Prose, and Reckoning with History: Clint Smith in Conversation With Mia Bay
Stephen A. Levin Family Dean’s Forum
The Stephen A. Levin Family Dean's Forum welcomes Clint Smith as this year's speaker.
This event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m.
Award-winning authors Clint Smith and Mia Bay talk about the presence of the past in the United States and how to contend with the nation’s history of slavery.Go to event
Evidence for Judean Exiles in Babylonia, 572–474 BCE
The Murašû texts, excavated in the nineteenth century by the Penn Museum, record the activities of an entrepreneurial family in fifth century BCE Nippur. The texts, along with records from a town called Yāhūdu, document Judeans living in the Babylonian countryside and working in the land-for-service sector of the Achaemenid empire. This talk will contextualize their experiences and consider the contribution of these sources to understanding the social location of Judeans in Babylonia, from the time of the exile to the years beyond the return.Go to event