25 Years

ICGC Brown Bag Series

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).


ICGC Brown Bag
Jan
29
2016

Community by Design: Self-Reliance and Trusteeship at the University of Pretoria, 1948-2012

Event Time: Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:00pm

Janeke Thumbran, Department of History

Abstract: Taken from her dissertation project, this presentation attempts to think through the history of a former all-white university in South Africa. It examines...

ICGC Brown Bag
Dec
04
2015

Reintegrating Ecosystem Services into Agricultural Landscapes: Conservation Biological Control

Event Time: Fri, 12/04/2015 - 12:00pm

Hannah Gray, Department of Entomology

Abstract: Feeding an estimated 9.7 billion people by mid-century will challenge our ability to derive more food from a finite amount of arable land and resources...

ICGC Brown Bag
Nov
20
2015

Crafting an African Green Revolution: Traveling Technocrats and Intertwining Networks

Event Time: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 12:00pm

Dr. Rachel Schurman, Department of Sociology

Abstract: Over a span of ten short years, a group of old and new global actors has congealed around the goal of transforming Africa...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
30
2015

Soil Health and Quality for Food Security: A View Through the Microbial Lens

Event Time: Fri, 10/30/2015 - 12:00pm

Dr. Julie Grossman, Department of Horticultural Science

Abstract: Soil is a critical piece of the food security puzzle, especially in regions where fertilizers are not accessible. Today’s...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
23
2015

Planetary Sea, Ocean Archive: Querying the Geography of History

Event Time: Fri, 10/23/2015 - 12:00pm

Jessica Lehman, Department of Geography, Environment and Society

Abstract: How can we contend with global-scale environmental crises caused by the human species, while also attending to geographical...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
16
2015

Darfur is Dying: Playing with Genocide

Event Time: Fri, 10/16/2015 - 12:00pm

Lauren van der Rede, Department of English, University of the Western Cape

Abstract: Darfur is Dying is a simulation style video game which markets itself as a “game for change”, that offers...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
09
2015

The Voice and the Speaker: On the Resonance of Social History

Event Time: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:00pm

Aidan Erasmus, Department of History, University of the Western Cape

Abstract: This paper examines the work of the voice and the speaker as technologies of the sonic that resonate with the work of history...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
02
2015

Matchmaking Business: External and Intermediate Force of Exogamy

Event Time: Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:00pm

Juyoung Lee, Department of Anthropology

Abstract: Anthropologists have long studied marriage practices of exogamy as a rupture that severs biological roots of kinship. Following critiques of such a...

ICGC Brown Bag
Sep
25
2015

School-Based Leadership and its Influence on Teacher Professional Learning in a South African Reform Context

Event Time: Fri, 09/25/2015 - 12:00pm

Dr. Smangele (Sma) Mkhwanazi, Department of Education Leadership & Management, University of South Africa 

Abstract: The era of transformation in the South African education context...

ICGC Brown Bag
Sep
18
2015

Arab Youth: Disruptive Generation of the Twenty-first Century?

Event Time: Fri, 09/18/2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Dr. Linda Herrera, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Abstract: Are the Arab youth who crystallized into the generation of the uprisings causing a disruption to the prevailing order, and if so, in what direction? What...

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