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Voces Magicae and the Power of the Unintelligible: Session 2

Conference

Voces Magicae and the Power of the Unintelligible: Session 2

Egypt and Judeo-Christian Texts

8:00am Svenja Nagel (Heidelberg) Voces magicae in (Egyptian) Context(s)

8:30am Korshi Dosoo (Würzburg) Great and Unspeakable Names: Notes on Voces Magicae in Magical Texts from Christian Egypt

9:00 Gideon Bohak (Tel Aviv) Voces magicae in ancient Jewish Amulets

9:30am Ortal-Paz Saar (Utrecht) Order and Entropy in Jewish voces magicae: A Digital Exploration

10:00am Kelly Holob (Chicago) Voces Magicae in the New Testament Apocrypha

BREAK (15 min)

Materials

10:45am Árpád Miklós Nagy (Budapest) After magical gems – voces magicae on Late Antique amulets

11:15am Celia Sánchez Natalías (Zaragoza) The materiality of voces magicae in Latin defixiones from Roman Africa

11:45am Attilio Mastrocinque (Verona) Α magical love inscription in the British Museum

Via Zoom

Lea Ypi on "Dignity and Historical Injustice"

Lea Ypi
Director's Lecture

Lea Ypi on "Dignity and Historical Injustice"

At this Director's Lecture, political theorist Lea Ypi will reflect on the moral and political meanings of dignity.

At this Director’s Lecture, political theorist Lea Ypi will read and discuss a chapter from her forthcoming book on dignity, an Albanian family’s history. Ypi will explore the moral and political meanings of dignity (both individual and collective) in connection to questions of truth, reconciliation, historical injustice, and the relationship between facts and fiction.

Rubenstein Forum

Opening Reception for The Chicago Cli-Fi Library

Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, 18 West 11th Street, March 6, 1970, 2006.
Exhibition

Opening Reception for The Chicago Cli-Fi Library

This exhibition is a modest attempt to make sense of the paralysis that sets in when artists try to fashion a response to climate change.

Climate change is a great existential crisis for humanity, yet the apocalyptic prospect of global warming and other consequences of this great disruption hardly make themselves felt in the mainstream of cultural production. Whether we consider art, film, literature or music, the specter of climate change has yet to produce the Anthropocene’s defining masterpieces. One could make the case that it is the very enormity of the challenge of imagining the unimaginable that causes this creative paralysis. The Chicago Cli-Fi Library is a modest attempt to make sense of this paralysis, suggesting that art’s response to the complexity and enormity of the issue at hand can only ever be piecemeal, ad hoc, and hyperlocalized – all of which must be understood as virtuous. Named after the emerging literary genre of “climate fiction,” or “cli-fi,” and accordingly bookish in both conception and outlook, this exhibition will feature the work of Chicago-based artists Beate Geissler & Oliver Sann, Jenny Kendler, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, and Dan Peterman. Curated by Dieter Roelstraete.

Please join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of this exhibition.

Neubauer Collegium

An Evening with The Crossing

Director's Lecture

An Evening with The Crossing

The award-winning chamber choir will ignite new curiosities at this concert, featuring a program of newly commissioned choral works.

A champion of new music, The Crossing is committed to commissioning works that expand and reinvent choral compositional practices. Having premiered pieces by many of today’s leading composers, the chamber choir will broaden the audience's expectations and ignite new curiosities in this concert of choral works by Ayanna Woods, Caroline Shaw, Edie Hill, Shara Nova, and Jennifer Higdon. Q&A with the artists immediately following.

This event is organized by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society and UChicago Presents in partnership with the Humanities Division, the Provost’s Office, and the Department of Music at the University of Chicago. The performance is presented as part of the Director’s Lecture series at the Neubauer Collegium.

Rubenstein Forum