Mellon Research Seminar

Forum on Heritage, 2022-2023

Wolf Humanities Center's Mellon Research Seminars are open to invited guests only.

Past Seminars

  • September 13, 12:00 pm

    Welcome and Introductions

  • September 20, 12:00 pm

    Huda Fakhreddine
    Revolutionizing the Tradition: Umm Kulthum and the Arabic Qas̩īda
    Respondent: Jorge Téllez

  • September 27, 12:00 pm

    Emily Wilson
    Respondent: Kostis Kourelis

  • October 4, 12:00 pm

    D. Bret Leraul
    The Inheritors: Cultural Reproduction and the Neoliberal University in the Southern Cone, 1980-2011
    Respondent: Anna Lehr Mueser

  • October 11, 12:00 pm

    David Barnes
    Storyscapes as Portals Between Past and Present: Epidemics, Immigration, and Marginalization
    Respondent: Peter Sorensen

  • October 18, 12:00 pm

    Grant Writing Workshop
    Lisa Mitchell, Professor of Anthropology and History, South Asia Studies

  • October 25, 12:00 pm

    Margaret Geoga
    Between Literature and History: Reception in Ancient Egypt
    Respondent: Larissa Johnson

  • November 1, 12:00 pm

    Kimberly Takahata
    Skeletal Testimony: Repatriating Narratives in the Early Atlantic
    Respondent: Jake Nussbaum

  • November 15, 12:00 pm

    Lindsay Ceballos
    Children of Gannibal: The Multiethnic Past and Future of Russian Literary Heritage (1820-90)
    Respondent: Emily Wilson

  • November 29, 12:00 pm

    Anna Lehr Mueser
    Land After Technology: Collective Memory and the New York City Water Supply
    Respondent: Richard Fadok

  • January 17, 12:00 pm

    Max Dugan
    Feeling Authentically Islamic: Halal Consumption, Islamic Tradition, and Material Religion in a Gentrifying Philadelphia
    Respondent: Mary Channen Caldwell

  • January 24, 12:00 pm

    Philip Gentry
    Space, Sound, and Heritage in Philadelphia's Old City
    Respondent: David Barnes

  • January 31, 12:00 pm

    Larissa Johnson
    Land, the Human, Practice: Indigneous revivalism in South Africa since democracy
    Respondent: D. Bret Leraul

  • February 7, 12:00 pm

    Rebecca Haboucha
    Safeguarding Indigenous Heritage in the Anthropocene: A transnational comparative study of the Northwest Territories, Canada, and northern Chile
    Respondent: Kimberly Takahata

  • February 14, 12:00 pm

    Kostis Kourelis
    Displaced in Arcadia: Archaeologies of Forced Migration in Modern Greece
    Respondent: Huda Fakhreddine

  • February 21, 12:00 pm

    Lynn Meskell
    Beyond Repair: Heritage Humanitarianism from the Middle East to India
    Respondent: Ioanida Costache

  • February 28, 12:00 pm

    Mary Channen Caldwell
    The Musical Politics of St. Nicholas: Sound, Power, and Hagiography from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century
    Respondent: Margaret Geoga

  • March 14, 12:00 pm

    Jake Nussbaum
    Beyond Time: Radical Experiments with Politics and Performance in Philadelphia
    Respondent: Philip Gentry

  • March 21, 12:00 pm

    Richard Fadok
    Animal Heritage: Multispecies Architecture in the United States
    Respondent: Lindsay Ceballos

  • March 28, 12:00 pm

    Peter Sorensen
    ‘I am a Singer, I Remember the Lords’: History in the Sixteenth-Century Aztec Cantares
    Respondent: Lynn Meskell

  • April 4, 12:00 pm

    Jorge Téllez
    Latin American Cultural Heritage: Narratives of the Past, Fictions of the Future
    Respondent: Rebecca Haboucha

  • April 11, 12:00 pm

    Ioanida Costache
    Hearing Romani-ness: Affect, Subjectivity, and Musical Histories
    Respondent: Max Dugan

  • April 18, 12:00 pm

    Cosette Bruhns Alonso, Contemporary Publishing Fellow, Center for Research Data & Digital Scholarship and University of Pennsylvania Press
    The Digital Publishing Turn: Considering Narrative, Multimodality, Access, and Audience

  • April 25, 12:00 pm

    Closing Discussion and Zine-making