Lectures

  • Environmental Humanities Colloquium: Tiffany King

    Wed, Sep 22, 2021, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

    Tiffany King, an associate professor of women, gender and sexuality at the University of Virginia, will present “Meditations from the Shoal” via Zoom.

    King will think with errant and offshore practices of Black intimate encounters with the environment. Focusing on Black erotic practices that involve dirt, mud and earth, she will ask how Black erotic ecologies reimagine human/more-than-human hierarchies and reorganize sensorium(s).

  • Faber Lecture: Cameron Rowland

    Thu, May 20, 2021, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

    The property relation of the enslaved included and exceeded that of chattel and real estate. Plantation mortgages exemplify the ways in which the value of people who were enslaved, the land they were forced to labor on, and the houses they were forced to maintain were mutually constitutive.

  • Lecture: Rachael Z. DeLue

    Tue, Dec 3, 2019, 4:30 pm

    Old Dominion Work in Progress Talk

    The mind cannot possibly grasp the full meaning of the term of a hundred million years; it cannot add up and perceive the full effects of many slight variations, accumulated during an almost infinite number of generations.

    — Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (London: John Murray, 1859), p. 481.

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