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Wolf Humanities Center, "After Matter: Rupture, Persistence, Survival"
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:00am to 6:30pm

Kislak Center, Van Pelt 6th floor

This symposium explores the notion of afterlives, a term embodying interactions that trouble the neat linearity of past, present, and future. Afterlives speak to both continuities and discontinuities: legacies of the past and the anticipation of manifold futures in the constitution of the present. Examining afterlives through the themes of materiality, race, and colonial power, speakers will consider the potent vestiges of violence, toxicity, and waste in contemporary societies and environments and examine bodies as sites of decomposition, ancestral identity, and racial privilege. 

Free and open to the public.