Indiana University

Lecture Notes: Jan. 24 to Feb. 7, 2014

  • Jan. 24, 2014
Changing Contexts and Meanings: Making ‘Culture’ and ‘Heritage’ in Northwest China
  • WHEN: Noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24
  • WHERE: Ballantine Hall, 1020 Kirkwood Ave., Room 004, Bloomington
  • WHAT: Sue Tuohy, folklore and ethnomusicology, IU Bloomington, will reflect on changes over the past 30 years in Northwest China, and she will explore transformations in the framing of somewhat risqué songs -- promoted as unique artistic forms of the two provinces over the past half century -- from “products of Northwest China’s working classes” to an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.”
  • COST: Free and open to the public
  • INFORMATION: 812-855-37635 or easc@indiana.edu 
The Life, Work and Legacy of Ian Hornak
  • WHEN: 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24
  • WHERE: The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall 007, Bloomington
  • WHAT: Eric Ian Hornak Spoutz (executive director of the Ian Hornak Foundation) will discuss the art and career of Ian Hornak and his association with Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and other major 20th-century artists.
  • COST: Free but due to adult content, visitors should be 18 or older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • INFORMATION: 812-855-7686 or kinsey@indiana.edu 
Meet the Collection -- Isthmus Zapotec Costume: Aesthetics of the Ordinary and the Extraordinary
  • WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25
  • WHERE: Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N. Indiana Ave., Bloomington
  • WHAT: Anya Royce, Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology at IU, will discuss the collection she acquired during her work with the Zapotec in Juchitan, Oaxaca, Mexico, and donated to the Mathers Museum.
  • COST: Free and open to the public
  • INFORMATION: 812-855-1696 or jakirk@indiana.edu 
The Social Organization of HIV: Who is Protecting Whom?
  • WHEN: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28
  • WHERE: CE-Campus Center room 307, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis
  • WHAT: Three studies of sexual relationships show how people are successfully or unsuccessfully -- but often unknowingly -- protecting themselves and others against HIV. Keynote speaker: Professor of sociology David Bell.
  • COST: Free and open to the public
  • INFORMATION: libarsvp@iupui.edu 
Ethics Over Tea: Affluenza
  • WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 29
  • WHERE: The Poynter Center, 618 E. Third St., Bloomington
  • WHAT: Ethics Over Tea is a casual undergraduate ethics discussion series. Share your thoughts on this month's topic, affluenza, with moderators professor Joe Varga and labor studies major Grace Haas.
  • COST: Free and open to the public
  • INFORMATION: 812-855-0261 or eayoung@indiana.edu
Hell's Kitchen: The Battle for Urban Space
  • WHEN: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29
  • WHERE: The Poynter Center, 618 E. Third St., Bloomington
  • WHAT: Joe Varga, professor of labor studies, will lead a discussion based on his new book, "Hell's Kitchen: The Battle for Urban Space, Class Struggle and Progressive Reform in New York City, 1894-1914."
  • COST: Free and open to the public
  • INFORMATION: 812-855-0261 or eayoung@indiana.edu
Around the Country in 52 Museums: Finding the Objects of Experience
  • WHEN: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31
  • WHERE: CE-Campus Center room 268, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis
  • WHAT: Everyday objects remind us about stories from our lives. Explore how museums can build these connections to transform visitor experiences. Keynote speaker: Professor Elee Wood
  • COST: Free and open to the public
  • INFORMATION: libarsvp@iupui.edu 
Molasses, Stranded Ships and 100 Dead Mules: American Legal History of the 1820s
  • WHEN: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4
  • WHERE: CE-Campus Center room 307, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis
  • WHAT: An IU School of Liberal Arts Sabbatical Speaker Series event. When America was still young, and pirates roamed the Atlantic, U.S. Attorney General William Wirt, like many of his contemporaries, juggled a diverse and amazing caseload. Hear more about American legal history as told through stories of Wirt's many cases. Keynote speaker: Professor Liz Brand Monroe
  • COST: Free and open to the public
  • INFORMATION: libarsvp@iupui.edu 
The Good Soldiers
  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4
  • WHERE: Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington
  • WHAT: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel tells the story of the U.S. Army’s 2-16 infantry battalion -- a story not just of the Iraq War, but of all wars, for all time.
  • COST: Free and open to the public
  • INFORMATION: 812-855-5788 or ivirk@indiana.edu 
Thank You For Your Service
  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6
  • WHERE: Alumni Hall, IMU, Bloomington
  • WHAT: In part two of his Patten Lectures, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel introduces us to some of the 500,000 Americans who have returned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan psychologically wounded and who are home now in the loneliness of the after-war, trying to understand what happened to them and to heal.
  • COST: Free and open to the public
  • INFORMATION: 812-855-5788 or ivirk@indiana.edu