ICGC offers a series of informal noon-time lecture-discussions called “Brown Bag Talks” where guests are invited to bring their lunches and eat during the sessions. Most of the presenters are ICGC Scholars and ICGC-affiliated faculty whose presentations focus on their current research projects. Visiting scholars and practitioners also make presentations in the talk series.
These events are open to the public. All ICGC Brown Bag Talks take place on Fridays from noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 537 Heller Hall, ICGC Commons Area (unless otherwise noted).
Settler Science, Sugar Beets, and “American Land” in Southeastern ColoradoEvent Time: Fri, 01/27/2017 - 12:00pm
Department of History
Abstract: What can the sugar beet industry tell us about the relationship between agriculture and American empire? Between 1870 and 1945, over 160 beet sugar...
Evolution of multicellularity: The Construction of biological spaceEvent Time: Fri, 12/09/2016 - 12:00pm
Presented by Maria Rebolleda Gomez, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
María Rebolleda-Gómez is an evolutionary ecologist fascinated with bacteria, fungi, plants and invertebrates. But she is also very interested...
Pest Management in Tropical and Temperate SettingsEvent Time: Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:00pm
Presented by Hannah Gray, Department of Entomology
Abstract: While consumer waste accounts for the majority of food waste in temperate United States, crop loss in the field and in post-harvest handling plays a significant role in food...
A revolution of brick and concrete: infrastructure as imaginary of social transformation after apartheidEvent Time: Fri, 11/11/2016 - 2:45pm
Presented by Bernard DubbeldDepartments of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch University Abstract: Abstract: Some within the ruling African National Congress speak of South Africa as in a “two...
Lethal bureaucracy: capital punishment, documents and their afterlivesEvent Time: Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:00pm
Presented by Bianca van Laun
University of the Western Cape
Abstract:This paper proposes a reading of the functioning of the bureaucratic systems in South Africa during the 1960s that processed an condemned individual from the point...
Identities, Cultures, and Education in ‘Economically Liberalized’ IndiaEvent Time: Fri, 10/28/2016 - 12:00pm
Identities, Cultures, and Education in ‘Economically Liberalized’ India
Presented by Nina Asher
Department of Curriculum &Instruction
Postcolonialism and globalization are...
Imagining the Buried Alhambra: Sea and Rubble In Cape Town's Cinematic NostalgiaEvent Time: Fri, 10/21/2016 - 12:00pm
Imagining the Buried Alhambra: Sea and Rubble In Cape Town's Cinematic Nostalgia
Presented by Fernanda Pinto de Almeida
Flagship for Critical Thought on African Humanities, university of the Western Cape
Jock was a Dalmataian: Race and History in Southern African Hunting NarrativesEvent Time: Fri, 09/30/2016 - 12:00pm
“Jock was a Dalmatian: Race and History in Southern African Hunting Narratives”
Presented by Paul Vig, PhD Candidate in the Department of History
Abstract: The ‘...
Thinking in apartheid's wake: On community as limitEvent Time: Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:00pm
Presented by: Dr. Maurits van Bever Donker, ICGC Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, University of the Western Cape
Abstract: Many of the dominant critiques of post-apartheid South Africa focus on community...
Skirmishes between science and culture when ambushed by the earthquake: Some stories of Nepalese IndividualsEvent Time: Fri, 09/16/2016 - 12:00pm
Presented by Dr. Bhaskar Uphadyay, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Abstract: The desire to find amicable relationships between food security, science, and the cultural values and beliefs is strong in many Nepali...