Ties that Bind (EVENT CANCELED)

March 27, 2020 (Friday) / 9:00 am4:30 pm

Humanities Conference Room, Williams Hall 623

Ties that Bind (EVENT CANCELED)

Each year the Wolf Humanities Center's Undergraduate Humanities Forum brings together undergraduate students from across the humanities and beyond to explore a common theme. Join us on March 27th as the Wolf Humanities Center's 2019–2020 Undergraduate Research Fellows present their research on the Ties that Bind as part of this year's Forum on Kinship.


8:45am | Breakfast

9:15-9:30am | Opening Remarks

Chloe Tan (Chair and Research Fellow, Undergraduate Humanities Forum)

Ayako Kano (Faculty Director, Undergraduate Humanities Forum; Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations)

9:30-10:45am | Death and Rebirth
Moderator: David Spafford (Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations)

Clare Kearns (Classical Studies; Comparative Literature; CAS, 2020)
Αὐτάδελφος and Φιλάδελφος: the Language of Kinship in Sophocles’ Antigone

Eva Karlen (History; CAS, 2021)
Social and Cultural History of the Woodlands Cemetery

Brooke Krancer (History; CAS, 2020)
"A Modern and Distinctively Scottish Portrait”: Scottish Modern Art and National Identity in the Interwar Period

11:00am-12:30pm | Ma(kin)g and Brea(kin)g
Moderator: Siyen Fei (Associate Professor of History)

Archana Upadhyay (History; CAS, 2020)
That More Peculiar “Peculiar Institution”: British Perceptions of Slavery in the Ottoman Empire

Michael John (Africana Studies; CAS, 2020)
Building A Nation: An Exploration of Ethnic Identity in Post Colonial Guyana

Changyue Yin (History; CAS, 2020)
In a Family with a Communist Dream: Accounts of An Indonesian Immigrant Family before and after the Cultural Revolution in the People’s Republic of China

Andrej Patoski (Biology; Economics; CAS, 2020)
Changes in Kin and Social Network Structure Due to Low Fertility and Emigration: Case Study of South-Eastern Europe

12:30–1:30pm | "Choices: Imagining Kinship in Experiences" video installation, Changyue Yin (Williams Hall 616)

1:30–2:45pm | Behind Closed Doors
Moderator: Karen Redrobe (Director, Wolf Humanities Center; Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of Cinema and Modern Media)

Cecily (Yujiao) Chen (English; History of Art; CAS, 2020)
Feeling Good about Feeling Bad: Kathy Acker’s Politics of Joy 

Yuxin (Vivian) Wen (Comparative Literature; CAS, 2020)
Of Two Minds: The Correspondences between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir

Chloe Tan (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; CAS, 2020)
Matters of the Heart(land): Housing, Kinship, and State Power in Singapore

3:00–4:15pm | To Have a Care in the World
Moderator: Jairo Moreno (Associate Professor of Music)

John Ortega (Health & Societies; CAS, 2020)
Nun Left: The Changing Identity of Catholic Sisters and Catholic Hospitals

Catherine Campbell (Health & Societies; CAS, 2020)
“But if you could see the difference the library and a woman has made in that place!”: Taking Care of Men and Books in World War I

Kate Dildy (Philosophy; CAS, 2020)
Starting Close to Home: Relational Care and Global Justice

4:15–4:30pm | Closing Remarks

Clare Kearns and Yuxin (Vivian) Wen (Executive Board and Research Fellows, Undergraduate Humanties Forum)