Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by Green College.  Dr. Barnor Hesse. Associate Professor of African American Studies, Political Science and Sociology, Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University.   ‘Raceocracy: How the racial state of exception proves the racial rule’.  The talk is based on the forthcoming: ‘Creolizing the Political: Race Governance and Black Politics’. It seeks to rethink the meaning of race and racism in relation to questions of western governance; and secondly, to identify a theoretical framework in which to understand ‘Black politics’ as a series of interventions and practices irreducible to the bodies of the populations who produce those practices and interventions.  This lecture is part of the ongoing Green College lecture series, “Law and Society.”


Barnor Hesse is an Associate Professor of African American Studies, Political Science, and Sociology at Northwestern University. His research interests include post-structuralism and political theory, black political thought, modernity and coloniality, blackness and affect, race and governmentality, conceptual methodologies, postcolonial studies.

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Hesse, B. (2011). Marked Unmarked: Black Politics and the Western political, South Atlantic Quarterly, Fall 2011, 110: 4. [Link]

Hesse, B. (2011). Symptomatically Black: A Creolization of the Political in S. Shih and F. Lionnet eds. The Creolization of Theory. Durham: Duke University press. [Link]

Hesse, B. (2009). Afterword: Black Europe’s Undecidability in D. Hine, T. Keaton and S. Small eds. Black Europe and the African Diaspora. Urbana: University of Illinois press. [Link]

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Live Webcast – begins at 12.00PM on March 13, 2013.  Please click on play button to view the lecture — for full screen view, click on upper right hand.

This iSchool@UBC colloquium presents results from a research project designed to engage elementary school students as active participants in their own science education, before, during, and after visits to a science museum. The Habitat Tracker project uses online and mobile learning technologies to integrate field trips to a wildlife center with a standards-based curriculum designed to help elementary students better understand the nature of science. Along with a series of integrated classroom activities, participating students use a custom-designed iPad application and website to collect, share, and analyze scientific data about north Florida wildlife and natural habitats while on a field trip to the Tallahassee Museum, a 52-acre, outdoor natural science museum. Students contribute their observations in real time to shared databases that can be accessed by other students online, and used to develop and answer scientific research questions, thereby helping students better understand the scientific inquiry process. This presentation will provide an overview of the information systems and science education modules developed for the project, and discuss results from pilot tests conducted with more than 1500 fourth and fifth grade students.


About the Speaker: Paul Marty is an associate professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Florida State University. His research and teaching interests include museum informatics, information behavior, and user-centered design. His current research focuses on the evolution of sociotechnical systems and collaborative work practices, digital convergence and the evolving roles of information professionals, and involving users in the co-construction of distributed, digital knowledge.

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Bias, Randolph G.; Marty, Paul F.; Douglas, Ian. (2012). Usability/User-Centered Design in the iSchools: Justifying a Teaching Philosophy. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. 53(4). pp. 274-289. [Link]

Jörgensen, Corinne; Marty, Paul F; Braun, Kathy. (2012). Connecting to Collections in Florida: Current Conditions and Critical Needs in Libraries, Archives, and Museums. The Library Quarterly. 82(4). pp. 453-476. [Link]

Hinnant, CC; Stvilia, B; Wu, SH; Worrall, A; Burnett, G; Burnett, K; Kazmer, MM; Marty, PF. (2012) Author-Team Diversity and The Impact of Scientific Publications: Evidence from Physics Research at a National Science Lab. Library & Information Science Research. 34(4). pp. 249-257. [Link]

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Location: Dodson Room, Level 3, Chapman Learning Commons, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, UBC – 12.00-1.00PM,      March 13, 2013

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Alvan Bregman, UBC Library’s Head of Technical Services, comments in a University Affairs article about the theft of rare materials in Nova Scotia. Some of the items, including manuscripts and books, are believed to have been taken from university collections.

“Archival thefts know no boundaries and many items are of irreplaceable cultural value,” says Bregman.

Read “RCMP asks archivists to help identify stolen artifacts” in University Affairs.


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