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Stellar Connections: Explorations in Cultural Astronomy – Pt. 1, Gary Urton

Stellar Connections: Explorations in Cultural Astronomy – Pt. 1, Gary Urton

DOUG HERMAN: Aloha. AUDIENCE: Aloha. MR. HERMAN: All right that was pretty good, that’ll do. Aloha and welcome to today’s symposium “Stellar Connections: Explorations in Cultural Astronomy”. I’m Doug Herman, senior geographer here at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and very happy to welcome you here today. I myself come to this topic through my work with Polynesian and Micronesian voyagers who used the stars to guide canoes thousands of miles across open ocean and find tiny…

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From Slavery to Freedom Lab Opens at FHI

From Slavery to Freedom Lab Opens at FHI

I’m really delighted to welcome you this afternoon to the launch of the new lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute, which has chosen as its name the title of the extraordinary book by John Hope Franklin, “From Slavery to Freedom.” The Franklin Humanities Institute has been structured around labs for many years now, allowing for a forum in which faculty come together collaboratively with the participation of graduate and undergraduate students around a particular theme. At Duke, we talk a…

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Ai Weiwei on the role of artists in today’s society- Hirshhorn Museum

Ai Weiwei on the role of artists in today’s society- Hirshhorn Museum

As an artist, I’m only interested in the role of art, [when] you’re relating [it] to our life condition, our living condition, which is about human dignity, it’s about freedom of speech, about our dreams and our fears, and that those are so much reflected in today’s political, and social conditions. So that’s why my art quite often is dealing with those issues. Not only because I come from a society where freedom of speech [is] limited, and [is] censored,…

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Nation to Nation: 04 Robert N. Clinton

Nation to Nation: 04 Robert N. Clinton

Our next speaker is the distinguished Robert Clinton, Foundation professor of law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and an affiliated faculty member of the ASU American Indian Studies Program. He is also a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Law, Science, and Innovation. Clinton has served on the courts of several tribes, in addition to teaching and writing about tribal law, American Indian history, federal courts, cyberspace law, copyright, and civil procedure. His…

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