September 28, 2020
All event times are Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise specified.
Humanities Colloquium: Virtual Wabash 001, 12:10PM - 1:00PM
Dr. Jeremy Hartnett
“From Rome to Indianapolis: The Travels, Travails, and Trials of an Ancient Roman Artwork”
A second-century Roman funerary monument on display in the Indianapolis Museum of Art has undertaken a remarkable journey. Discovered underneath Rome’s St. Peter’s basilica in 1626, it passed through the hands of cardinals, grand Roman families, disreputable art dealers, and many others between the Eternal City to Naptown. Drawing on original archival work, this talk follows the piece’s chain of possession, the physical manipulation it underwent, and, most importantly, the significance attached to the artwork in each of its different contexts, from totem of hedonistic paganism in counter-reformation Rome to marker of classy sophistication in mid-20th-century Manhattan. As such, the case study prompts questions about the effect of intervening pasts on our study of ancient material as well as about the meanings we attach to the past today.
Mindful Mondays on the Mall: The Mall Quad 1, 12:40PM - 12:55PM
Join Jamie each Monday from 12:40 to 12:55 for a seated mindful meditation on the lawn of the mall (rain location: Chapel) T his event is open to students, faculty, and staff.
Student Senate Meeting: Virtual Wabash Chapel, 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Student Senate Meeting
Race, Segregation, and Inequality in the United States: Virtual Wabash , 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Despite declines in discrimination and prejudice, the United States remains a very racially segregated society, one that is now beset by a rising tide of economic inequality and class segregation. In this lecture, I describe recent trends in the residential segregation of African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians in U.S. metropolitan areas and present evidence on the continued causes of segregation. I then outline how the combination of high levels racial and class segregation concentrate poverty in black and Latino neighborhoods while simultaneously concentrating affluence in the neighborhoods of well-off whites and Asians. The result is a socially and politically polarized America where life chances depend on where you live and the socioeconomic mobility is increasingly unlikely. Douglas S. Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Professor Massey is co-author of American Apartheid and Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb. He is also coauthor of The Source of the River, the first analysis of minority achievement in selective colleges and universities based on a representative sample, as well as the follow up book Taming the River, which examined the determinants of persistence and grade achievement through the first two years of college. Massey has also published extensively on Mexican immigration. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Chicago where he directed its Center for Latin American Studies and Population Research Center, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he directed its Population Studies Center and chaired its Graduate Group in Demography. He is currently president of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences.