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Research and Academic Explore

Season 2

February 9: “How to Look with Soft Eyes”: Darby English on Description as Method

February 16: “Unpacking My Identity”: Genevieve Gaignard on Race in America and the Impossibility of Home

February 23: “A Gesture of Reciprocity”: Souleymane Bachir Diagne on Translation and Restitution

March 2: “A Database is an Argument”: Anne Helmreich on Digital Humanities and Art History

March 9: “When is This?”: Brian Michael Murphy on Media Archaeology and Preservation

March 16: “The Sound Can Touch You Directly”: Christina Kubisch on Electronic Sound Art

March 23: “Perception is a Form of Sampling“: Christoph Cox on Materialities of Sound

March 30: “Sound is a Dimension of Reality”: Robin James on Theorizing Sound, Race, and Gender

April 13: “Moving Across the Threshold”: Alisa LaGamma on Curating the Arts of Africa

April 20: “One’s Own Bifurcations”: Lorraine O’Grady on Both/And Thinking in Art

April 27: “Where the Impossible is Possible”: Saundra Weddle and Lisa Pon on Collaboration and Renaissance Studies

May 4: “‘Others’ of Various Kinds”: J. Vanessa Lyon on Intersectionality as an Early Modern Scholar


In the Foreground is hosted by Caro Fowler, and produced by Caitlin Woolsey, Samantha Page, and Caro Fowler, with music by lightchaser, editing by John Buteyn, and additional support provided by Alice Matthews.