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June 2019

  • Tuesday, June 4th RIZAL: THE HERO AS TRAVELLER

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    Tuesday, June 4, 20194:00PM - 6:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place
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    While the words travel and tourism are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between the two: a tourist travels for leisure, he dips into a foreign culture but remains largely unchanged while a traveller aims for experience as a means of understanding himself in the context of the foreign. Every Filipino child knows that Rizal travelled a great deal when air travel was but a figment of the imagination, but what is not emphasized is how Rizal was formed by his exposure to other lands, peoples, and cultures. It is not well known that Rizal travelled to America, travelling by land from San Francisco to New York to catch a voyage to London. Looking back on Rizal’s travels helps us understand the hero, ourselves, and the emergence of the Filipino nation.

    José Rizal, in full José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda, was born on June 19, 1861 in Calamba, Philippines and died on December 30, 1896 in Manila. Jose Rizal, the Philippine National Hero was a man of gifts: a multilingual writer, poet, artist, scholar, and physician, as well as a leading figure in a movement that called for basic reforms and civil liberties in the Spanish overseas colony.

    AMBETH R. OCAMPO is a public historian whose research covers the late 19th century Philippines: its art, culture, and the people who figure in the birth of the nation.

    Prof. Ocampo is Associate Professor and former Chairman of the Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University. He served as Chairman, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (2005-2007) and Chairman, National Historical Commission of the Philippines (2002-2011), and President of the Philippine Historical Association.

    Prof. Ocampo has published over 30 books, writes a widely read Editorial Page column for the Philippines Daily Inquirer, and moderates a growing Instagram and Facebook Fan Page.

    Reception to follow


    Speakers

    Dr. Ambeth Ocampo
    Speaker
    Associate Professor, Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University 

    Nhung Tran
    Chair
    Director, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies; Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto 


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    Centre for Southeast Asian Studies

    National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)

    Sentro Rizal Toronto

    Consulate General of the Philippines, Toronto


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  • Saturday, June 8th Tong Lam: Moving Images, Moving People

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    Saturday, June 8, 201911:00AM - 6:00PMBachir/Yerex Presentation Space, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 450A
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    Presented by the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival in partnership with Vtape. Supported by the University of Manitoba, the University of Toronto, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

    Tong Lam’s series meticulously documents contemporary China’s outdoor film phenomena, where films are sometimes screened next to dancing people and even animals, and where propaganda films have to compete with images of conspicuous consumption. In addition to showing the diversity of people and places in a rapidly changing nation, Lam’s work also invites viewers to consider an increasingly complex global media environment overrun with commercials, misinformation, and media spectacle.

    Curated by Tina Chen (Head, Department of History, Unviersity of Manitoba)

    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

    University of Manitoba


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  • Monday, June 10th London Fog: The Politics and Culture of Air Pollution in 19th- and 20th-century Britain

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    Monday, June 10, 201911:00AM - 12:30PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, 315 Bloor Street West
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    London Fog: The Politics and Culture of Air Pollution in 19th- and 20th-century Britain

    The thick, yellow ‘pea-souper’ fogs associated with London from the early 19th century to the mid-20th began as sulphur emissions from coal fires and factories mingled with naturally occurring mists as London started to expand in the course of the industrial revolution. Novelists such as Dickens, Conrad, Stephenson, James, Conan Doyle, and, later on, Eliot and Selvon used it to great effect in their work. Artists including Whistler and Monet came to London to capture its atmospheric effects on canvas. As the effects of this air pollution on health became clear, the need to limit it became more urgent until the Clean Air Acts finally eliminated it in the 1950s.

    In this lecture, Christine L Corton explores the cultural processing of London fog and explains why it took so long to bring it under control.

    Dr Corton is a cultural historian of modern Britain. She is a Senior Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge and the founder of the Cambridge branch of the Dickens Fellowship. She has spoken at literary festivals across the world, from Hay to Jaipur. Her book, London Fog: The Biography, was published in 2015 by Harvard University Press to widespread acclaim and has recently been translated into Chinese. She is currently writing a cultural history of divorce in modern Britain.

     


    Speakers

    Christine L Corton
    Wolfson College, Cambridge



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  • Monday, June 10th Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy Distinguished Lecture Series
    Sir Richard J. Evans: Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History

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    Monday, June 10, 20192:00PM - 3:30PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, 315 Bloor Street West
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    Series

    Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy Distinguished Lecture Series

    Description

    Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History

    By the time of his death in 2012, Eric Hobsbawm was the most widely read historian in the world. His books were translated into over 50 languages. They sold a million copies in Brazil alone.

    His influence on the discipline of history was immense. But he was not just a writer: he was also present at some of the key moments of twentieth-century history, from the Nazi seizure of power in Berlin and the election of the Popular Front in France to the crisis of international communism in 1956 and the rise of New Labour in Britain in the 1980s. In this lecture, drawing on his recently published biography, Sir Richard J Evans explores Eric Hobsbawm’s life and deals with some of the controversies it has aroused.

    Sir Richard J. Evans is Provost of Gresham College, London, and Regius Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books on modern German and European history, including The Coming of the Third Reich, The Third Reich in Power and The Third Reich at War. He was the principal expert witness in the libel action brought against Deborah Lipstadt in 2000, recently the subject of the movie, Denial.


    Speakers

    Sir Richard J. Evans
    Speaker
    Gresham College and University of Cambridge

    James Retallack
    Chair
    University of Toronto



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  • Monday, June 17th The Russian Question in Estonia: Challenges and Perspectives

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    Monday, June 17, 201912:00PM - 2:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Description

    Kristina Kallas is a research fellow at Tartu University Narva College, Estonia. She has researched extensively the question of Russian-speaking population in post-Soviet space and the questions of minority rights and integration in post-communist nation-building. She obtained a Master’s degree from the Central European University in political science and a PhD from Tartu University with a thesis entitled “Revisiting the triadic nexus: an analysis of the ethnopolitical interplay between Estonia, Russia and Estonian Russians”. She has worked as a consultant for the Estonian government in developing national integration strategies since 2007 and is also the head of the council of Estonian Integration and Migration Foundation. In 2018 she formed a new liberal political party in Estonia Eesti 200 and became the first leader of the party.


    Speakers

    Dr Kristina Kallas
    University of Tartu



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  • Thursday, June 20th Histories of LGBTQ+ Movements and Minorities in Europe and in Canada

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    Thursday, June 20, 20192:00PM - 5:00PMUniversity College 140
    15 King's College Circle
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    In partnership with EUNIC Global, the Sexual Diversity Studies Program at the University of Toronto, the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and the ArQuives, the cultural services of the Embassy of France organizes a panel on LGBTQ+ archives in Europe and Canada with a focus on the untold and invisible stories of the movements. The role of archives in the LGBTQ+ community will be discussed, especially as regards to the empowerment and the struggles of the community. This panel will also be the occasion to question the place of the minorities inside the community, and to see how the borderline between art and archives can be overstepped.


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  • Tuesday, June 25th Governing the Environment of Small Cities: The Role of Municipalities in Gujarat and West Bengal

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    Tuesday, June 25, 20192:00PM - 3:30PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    There is a widely shared belief that decentralization has the potential to lead to more efficient, responsive and accountable government. In the Indian context, however, the existing literature indicates that state (provincial) governments failed to devolve substantive powers and funds to municipalities. This presentation discusses municipal-state relations through the lens of urban environmental governance and in the case of small cities, which are generally understudied. While our findings based on in-depth research in Gujarat and West Bengal largely confirm the conclusions from the literature, they also point to important differences between the two states and to differing degrees of municipal agency and relative autonomy influenced by institutional frameworks and the flow of funds and personnel.

    René Véron is professor of social geography based at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His research focuses on urban environmental governance with a regional specialization on India. He is particularly interested in exploring socio-environmental processes related to urban environmental services, waste and pollution using an approach of urban political ecology.


    Speakers

    René Véron
    Speaker
    Professor, Social Geography, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Visiting Professor, Asian Institute

    Rajyashree Narayanareddy
    Chair
    Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Planning; University of Toronto at Scarborough


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Co-Sponsors

    Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance

    Department of Geography and Planning

    Centre for South Asian Studies


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August 2019

  • Thursday, August 8th Growing Religious Conservatism in Indonesian Higher Education: The Case of Bandung

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    Thursday, August 8, 20193:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    While scientific inquiry is often expected to be free from ideological interference, religiosity has become a feature in Indonesian higher education. In this paper, we explore the formation of scholars’ identity in terms of religious orientation. We show that many student groups in Indonesia have made it a mission to raise religious consciousness and experiences on campus. Over the last 20 years, there are significant tensions between managing students’ exposure to religiously conservative efforts, maintaining religious tolerance, and balancing these elements with religious freedom and association. These questions are important because they determine the kinds of identities and organizational forms that students contribute to nation-building projects.

    Teti A. Argo is a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Bandung Institute of Technology – Indonesia. Her research on religious conservatism in universities is a part of a larger research dedicated to looking at the role of higher education and nation building.

    Frans A. Prasetyo holds a masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. He is currently a fellow at the University of Toronto.


    Speakers

    Teti A. Argo
    Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

    Frans A. Prasetyo
    Fellow, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    Centre for Southeast Asian Studies


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