Video / Audio  James Galbraith

Full title: The Whiteness of Bones: the Emergence of the Human Skeleton as a Commodity, 1500-1800 The human skeleton became an object—scientific, natural, artistic, and artisanal—in the period between the late 15th century and the late 18th century. While retaining its symbolic value, in this period the skeleton became essential both to anatomists and to artists as the bedrock of the human form. As a valued commodity, skeletons were bought and sold, and entered public and private collections. Anatomical manuals included instructions on their crafting. This talk will examine who owned skeletons, who used them, and who made them, and the fact that their origins as dead humans remained curiously unexpressed.

Full title: The Whiteness of Bones: the Emergence of the Human Skeleton as a Commodity, 1500-1800 The human skeleton became an object—scientific, natural, artistic, and artisanal—in the period between the late 15th century and the late 18th century. While retaining its symbolic value, in this period the skeleton became essential both to anatomists and to artists as the bedrock of the human form. As a valued commodity, skeletons were bought and sold, and entered public and private collections. Anatomical manuals included instructions on their crafting. This talk will examine who owned skeletons, who used them, and who made them, and the fact that their origins as dead humans remained curiously unexpressed.

"Religion, Capitalism, and the Rural White Working Class" with Jarod Roll, “Make Believe: White Workers and the Elusive Promise of Capitalism, " Molly Worthen,“Theologies of Evangelical Trumpism" and Whitney Dow, "The Whiteness Project"

"Religion, Capitalism, and the Rural White Working Class" with Jarod Roll, “Make Believe: White Workers and the Elusive Promise of Capitalism," Molly Worthen,“Theologies of Evangelical Trumpism," and Whitney Dow, "The Whiteness Project"

Highlights of “Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Democratic Futures” with Maria Abascal, “Anxiety and Backlash to the Changing Face of America (And What We Can Do About It), " Andreas Wimmer, “Ethnic Diversity, Nationalism, and Democracy, " Bruce Western, "Race and Citizenship in the Era of Mass Incarceration" and moderated by Jürgen Barkhoff

“Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Democratic Futures” with Maria Abascal, “Anxiety and Backlash to the Changing Face of America (And What We Can Do About It)," Andreas Wimmer, “Ethnic Diversity, Nationalism, and Democracy," Bruce Western, "Race and Citizenship in the Era of Mass Incarceration" and moderated by Jürgen Barkhoff.

Highlights of "Challenges of Digital Media" with Joan Donovan, “You are the Media" Peter Koechley, “When fake is truer, when newness is less important, and other tangents,” Andie Tucher, "Not Exactly Lying": 300 Years of Fake News in America," Cathy O’Neil, and Matthew L. Jones, Moderated by Darryl Jones

Panel 1: "Challenges of Digital Media" Joan Donovan, “You are the Media" Peter Koechley, “When fake is truer, when newness is less important, and other tangents” Andie Tucher, "Not Exactly Lying": 300 Years of Fake News in America" Cathy O’Neil, and Matthew L. Jones