Past Events

May19
Mass-producing the cosmos: visuality and divination from manuscript to lithograph in 19th-century South Asia

Mass-producing the cosmos: visuality and divination from manuscript to lithograph in 19th-century South Asia

AVACGIS Guest Lecture Series with Nur Sobers-Khan

Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Virtual Event

Nur Sobers-Khan's paper explores the genealogy of Tilsimat-i Aja’ib (Talismans of Wonder) texts, a genre that features elements of cosmology and divination, in Urdu lithographs of the 19th and early 20th century in the British Library’s collections, examining the illustrative programs in these texts and positing a continuity with the Persian Aja’ib al-Makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) manuscript tradition.

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May3
Food for Thought

Food for Thought: The GMU Center for Psychological Services 5th Annual Fundraiser

An Evening with Roche & SHAED to raise funds for Mental Health

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Monday, May 3, 2021 6:00 PM

Join us for an inspiring evening hosted by DC101 Radio personality Roche raising funds to provide free psychological support for essential workers impacted by the pandemic. Hear moving testimonials from the center, bid on unique auction prizes, and enjoy special performances by SHAED!

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Apr29

What's Going on in Myanmar: The Coup & The State of International Democracy

Center for Social Science Research

Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-going-on-in-myanmar-the-coup-the-state-of-international-democracy-tickets-150079530917

The evening will feature panelists focusing on Myanmar, the events leading up to the recent coup, as well as a brief history of the region and the impacts on the state of democracy in the Southeast Asia region and beyond. The goal - an evening of education, questions, and discussion - is to provide attendees with information not generally discussed in the news and elsewhere to gain insight and a better understanding of the issues involved. This event is sponsored by the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution and the Dialogue & Difference Project.

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Apr23
Social Movements Workshop: An intercampus exchange of advanced social movement scholarship

Social Movements Workshop

An intercampus exchange of advanced social movement scholarship with Melanie Brazzell and Sergio Cabrales

Center for Social Science Research

Friday, April 23, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Join us as we hear about and discuss research carried out by advanced PhD students, faculty, postdocs, and movement based activist scholars. This workshop is a new collaborative exchange between academic institutions with specialties in disciplined social movement research. Presenters: Melanie Brazzell (UC Santa Barbara) and Sergio Cabrales (University of Pittsburgh).

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Apr19
2021 Seeds of Change Recognition Week: Nominees & Awardees Social Media Spotlight

2021 Seeds of Change Recognition Week: Nominees & Awardees Social Media Spotlight

Social Action and Integrative Learning

April 19, 2021, 7:00 AM to April 23, 2021, 11:00 PM
Online Location

To continue Mason's tradition of celebrating and recognizing everyone’s impactful and incredible contributions to our local and global community, Social Action & Integrative Learning will be running a Seeds of Change Nominees & Awardees Social Media Spotlight Campaign from April 19th through 23rd, 2021.

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Apr14
On Racial Injustice and Restorative Action

On Racial Injustice and Restorative Action: A Conversation with Spencer Crew and Derrick Johnson moderated by Stefan Wheelock.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

On Racial Injustice and Restorative Action: A Conversation with Spencer Crew and Derrick Johnson moderated by Stefan Wheelock.” A virtual event sponsored by the GMU Center for Humanities Research, this discussion will celebrate the life and work of Mason’s preeminent public historian and former director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Spencer Crew. Dr. Crew and NAACP President Derrick Johnson will dialogue about the lessons we might learn from America’s racial past while offering strategies for restorative justice in an era of racial hostilities.

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