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From Coin Collecting to Archaeological Sites: To Whom does the Past Belong?

From Coin Collecting to Archaeological Sites: To Whom does the Past Belong?
170 St. George Street, JHB room 1040
Time: Apr 8th, 10:00 am End: Apr 8th, 12:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Political Science, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Information, Faculty of, Indigenous, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), German (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Art (FAS), Archaeology, Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS)
Master class with Susan Buck-Morss, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC

The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts on Things that Matter, and the Northrop Frye Centre, are pleased to present:

Susan Buck-Morss, Distinguished Professor of Political Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC and Cornell University

From Coin Collecting to Archaeological Sites: To Whom does the Past Belong?

A master class for graduate students at the University of Toronto

Susan Buck-Morss (CUNY Graduate Center & Cornell University)
An expert on Walter Benjamin, the Frankfurt School, and the politics of culture, Susan Buck-Morss is one of the pre-eminent philosophers and intellectual historians of her generation. She is the author of seminal works such as: The Origin of Negative Dialectics: Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, and the Frankfurt Institute (1977), The Dialectics of Seeing. Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project (1989), Dreamworld and Catastrophe. The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West (2002), Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left (2003) [Updated Edition, (2006)], and Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History (2009).

Susan Buck-Morss is the plenary speaker at the conference "On Nearness, Order and Things: Collecting and Material Culture, 1400 to Today" (8-9 April 2016).  Click HERE for conference details.

This class is open to doctoral students in humanities programs at the University of Toronto.  Registration is required, because seating is limited.  Please click HERE to register to participate.

Download flyer for master class [pdf]

For further information, please contact the Northrop Frye Centre at (416) 585-4521 ext. 3100.


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