Winter Meeting: David Theo Goldberg, Networking Knowledge

11 February 2010

Please join us:

Dr. David Theo Goldberg, “Networking Knowledge”

Thursday, February 25th, 5:15-7pm

Alice Kaplan Institute For the Humanities Seminar Room, Kresge Centennial Hall, 2-370

Light refreshments served.

David Theo Goldberg, Ph.D., is the Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the University of California system-wide research facility for the human sciences and theoretical research in the arts. He also holds faculty appointments as Professor of Comparative Literature and Criminology, Law and Society at UC Irvine, and is a Fellow of the UCI Critical Theory Institute.

Professor Goldberg’s work ranges over issues of political theory, race and racism, ethics, law and society, critical theory, cultural studies and, increasingly, digital humanities. Together with Cathy Davidson of Duke University, he founded the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) to promote partnerships between the human sciences, arts, social sciences and technology and supercomputing interests for advancing research, teaching and public outreach. Currently, with Mimi Ito he is leading the building of the MacArthur-UCHRI Research Hub in Digital Media and Learning at UC Irvine, an on-site and virtual research facility designed to promote field-building in the area.

He and Davidson recently published The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age, a summary report of the forthcoming book, The Future of Thinking: Learning Institutions in a Digital Age (forthcoming, MIT Press). He has authored numerous books, including The Threat of Race (2008); The Racial State (2002); Racial Subjects: Writing on Race in America (1997); Racist Culture: Philosophy and the Politics of Meaning (1993); and Ethical Theory and Social Issues: Historical Texts and Contemporary Readings (1989/1995). He has also edited or co-edited many volumes, including A Companion to Gender Studies (2005); A Companion to Racial and Ethnic Studies (2002); Between Law and Culture: Relocating Legal Studies (2002); Relocating Postcolonialism (2002); Race Critical Theories: Text and Context (2001); Multiculturalism: A Critical Reader (1994); Jewish Identity (1993); and Anatomy of Racism (1990).

Earlier in his career, David Theo Goldberg produced independent films and music videos (some of which aired on MTV), and co-directed the award-winning short film on South Africa, The Island.

For more on David Theo Goldberg’s work, visit his website at the University of California – Irvine.


Charles Taylor and Craig Calhoun in Conversation

11 February 2010

The Center for Global Culture and Communication presents:

Charles Taylor and Craig Calhoun in Conversation

Charles Taylor

(Philosophy, McGill University)

“Varieties of Secularism”

Craig Calhoun

(Sociology, New York University; President, Social Science Research Council)

“Rethinking Secularism”

Wednesday, February 24, 5-7pm

Annie May Swift Hall Auditorium

Northwestern University

1920 Campus Drive

Charles Taylor is Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, and a recipient of the Kyoto Prize (2008) and the Templeton Prize (2007). He is the author, most recently, of A Secular Age (Harvard University Press, 2007) and Modern Social Imaginaries (Duke University Press, 2004).

Craig Calhoun is Professor of Sociology at New York University, president of the Social Science Research Council, and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge. He is the author, most recently, of Nations Matter: Culture, History, and the Cosmopolitan Dream (Routledge, 2007), and Nationalism (University of Minnesota Press, 1997).

For more information, email Jesse Baldwin-Philippi (

The Center for Global Culture and Communication is an interdisciplinary initiative of Northwestern University School of Communication.

X-Post: Interfaith Youth Core’s (IFYC) 6th Conference, 25-27 Oct 09

20 October 2009

Leadership for a Religiously Diverse World: