We invite visiting authors and scholars to submit a "Bibliography," with or without annotation, of books in some way related to their own book or work. Check each post for details on related events!

June 21st, 2024

Photo Credit: Natasha Moustache

Of Her Becoming celebrates the printmaking, work, and impact of influential artist and activist Elizabeth Catlett (1915–2012) within an important site in Catlett’s career: Chicago’s South Side. Curated by Sheridan Tucker Anderson, the exhibition showcases an array of Catlett’s lithograph and linoleum prints alongside works by contemporary Black women printmakers from the South Side, Angela Davis Fegan, Krista Franklin, and Rebel Betty.

Examining the significance of Catlett’s time on the City’s South Side, this exhibition sheds new light on a period that revolutionized her artistic practice, and how her legacy still impacts artists and community organizers today.

We invite you to experience the exhibit yourself...

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February 16th, 2024

Amy Tyson and Chris Solís Green co-edited Chicago Mosaic: Immigrant Stories of Objects Kept, Lost or Left Behind and began their exploration by co-teaching a DePaul University class on Chicago immigration. As part of the class, they researched immigration issues and patterns across the country—see the reading list below. Through both their research and in conducting interviews with people across Chicago, they realized that, like any American city, Chicago is made up of a mix of stark regrets and hopes of its immigrants, all of...

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May 15th, 2023

In collaboration with the National Public Housing Museum, we are honored to celebrate the June 1 event with Richard & Leah Rothstein for Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law. Just Action provides a roadmap for achieving social justice by challenging the scourge of residential segregation. 

As part of this partnership, we have curated a comprehensive reading list that delves into the history and narratives surrounding residential segregation, public housing, and mass incarceration. This collection, featuring history, sociology, urban studies, fiction, and poetry, brings...

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March 19th, 2023

We are thrilled to be sharing a reading list in partnership with the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge’s upcoming Science and Liberalism Conference. The conference will take place on April 7-8, 2023 at the University of Chicago.

About the conference: Modern Science and modern liberalism grew up together, with shared genealogies in colonialism, racism, and capitalism. This conference centers the constitutive relationship between the two. Science and Liberalism brings together historically minded scholars from critical traditions that deconstruct both concepts. We will interrogate the ways ideas about science...

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January 13th, 2023

On Monday, January 23rd, the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will present "Organs and Humans on Chips: Biomedical Models and the Political Economy of Innovation" as part of the Cultures & Knowledge Worskshop Series. This workshop will be presented by Melanie Jeske.

Register HERE for in-person registration

Register HERE for Zoom access

Description: In the wake of mounting concerns regarding translational failure between bench research to bedside therapies, new actors, fields, and technologies now promise to disrupt existing...

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February 1st, 2022

Silence and Silences is a meditation on the infinite search for meanings in silence from Wallis Wilde-Menozzi, author of The Other Side of the Tiber and Mother Tongue. In this Selected Bibliography, Wilde-Menozzi shares and reflects on the books that informed her exploration of silence.

Wallis Wilde-Menozzi: There is a great deal of silence in my inner writing life, and a great number of strong opinions in my outer one. Getting at silence by using words seemed a contradiction; I often longed for a solution like John Cage’s, when musicians performed his composition of silence for four minutes and thirty-three soundless seconds. Or like Tilley Olsen’s, defining it from a...

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January 19th, 2022

On January 24, The Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will present "Digital Emancipation: Augmenting Public Access to and Engagement of Historical Documents" as part of the Cultures & Knowledge Workshop Series. This workshop will be presented by Alisea W. McLeod.


About the presenter: Alisea W. McLeod introduce ongoing historical work, Practices of Emancipation. Over several years, along with John Clegg, the two have transcribed and digitized thousands of obscure primary documents related to the U.S....

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November 17th, 2021

On November 29, the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will present "Fact Culture: Polling and the Politics of Objectivity" as part of the Cultures & Knowledge Workshop Series. This workshop will be presented by Tal Arbel.


About the presenter: Tal Arbel is a cultural historian of science. Her primary research interests include the history of the behavioral and mind sciences, the sociology of expertise, and the social technologies that sustain the liberal democratic state. Her manuscript in progress, Fact Culture: Polling and the Politics of Objectivity, examines the global...

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November 11th, 2021

On November 15, the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will present a new lecture in their Cultures and Knowledge Workshop series for the term. This workshop, titled "The Dog Years: a History of Beagle Science," will be presented by Brad Bolman. 


This talk explores how beagles, the affectionate tricolor hounds that have long been one of America’s most popular dogs, became increasingly central to regimes of global scientific experimentation across numerous disciplines in the twentieth century. At a moment of dramatic expansion in both radiobiology and pharmacology as well as efforts to standardize biological research tools, beagles were gradually re-...

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October 29th, 2021

On November 1st, the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will present "Of Types and Trees: Evolutionary Thought, Ancient DNA and Research on the Human Past" for the inaugural event of this year's Cultures & Knowledge Workshop Series. This workshop will be presented by Hannah Moots.


About the presenter: Hannah Moots is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the project “Genomes, Migrations, and Culture in the Early Civilizations of the Middle East.” She studies people and...

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