Calendar of Events
Friday, March 5, 2021
The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: 17th Annual Symposium
“Visions of the End: Medieval & Renaissance Apocalyptic Cultures”
March 5-7, 2021
Visions of the EndThe Marco Institute’s 17th annual (virtual) symposium will explore apocalyptic themes. During the course of three days, eleven leading scholars will discuss medieval and Renaissance responses to the Book of Revelation written by John of Patmos and the end-times he predicted. During the virtual sessions, scholars working in the disciplines of art history, history, literary studies, and religious studies will present their current research on the celestial visions and the millennial fears of pre-modern times.
The “Visions of the End” Symposium is hosted by the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Additional support comes from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the UT Office of Research SARIF Scholarly Projects Fund.
The Symposium is free and open to the public. The 2021 Symposium will be hosted online and will require advance registration. https://marco.utk.edu/symposium/
UT Science Forum: Epidemics, Societies, and Math: How Disease Changes Animal Evolution
Nina Fefferman, professor in the UT Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics, will present “Epidemics, Societies, and Math: How Disease Changes Animal Evolution,” Friday, March 5 via Zoom.
Animals, including humans, have had to evolve in order to balance the risk of catching infectious diseases from each other against the need for social contact and useful group organization. In her presentation, Professor Fefferman will use mathematical modeling to show how some of the behavioral patterns we see in nature achieve this balance really efficiently. She will apply some of these lessons to human society today.
The UT Science Forum takes place via Zoom Friday, March 5 from noon to 1 p.m. Registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a link to join the Zoom presentation.
The UT Science Forum is weekly lecture series presented by the UT College of Arts and Sciences.
UT Dept of Sociology: The Enduring Myth of White Men's Disadvantage
In this talk, sociologist Tristan Bridges (University of California-Santa Barbara) will discuss his research with both pro-feminist and anti-feminist White men. Faced with a historically novel context in which gender and racial privilege are more visible than perhaps ever before, this work asks how groups of gender-politically engaged, straight White men navigate the increasing visibility of privilege. Rather than undoing privilege, Bridges documents the strategies each group mobilized that he shows work to sustain these men's collective denial of their structural positions of power. This process has the consequence of making gender and racial subordination, power, and marginalization less visible.
Sponsored by the Women, Gender & Sexuality Interdisciplinary Program with support from the Department of Sociology and the Intersectionality Community of Scholars.
Registration is required.
Friday, March 5 at 12:10pm to 1:10pm