Byers

Glaciers and Garbage: Towards Sustainable Solid Waste Management in the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Nepal (NGS-55262C-19) 2019.09.26

with Alton C. Byers, Ph.D CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, September 26 @ 12:30PM CASE Building, room W311 The accumulation of solid waste in the world’s high mountain basecamps and high camps has been a chronic problem facing alpine and nival ecosystems since mountaineering first became popular in the 1850s. The problem has further intensified with the steady acceleration of trekking and mountaineering tourism during the past four decades. But while...
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Funny Noises: Cold War (A)synchronies in Taiwanese and South Korean Film Comedy 2019.10.10

with Evelyn Shih CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, October 10 @ 12:30PM CASE Building, room W311 In the post-colonial cinemas of Taiwan and South Korea, both emerging from the structures of Japanese cinematic modernity and the rubble of civil wars, film comedy took on an anachronistic cast. They revived the aesthetics of early sound comedy, which delighted in matching improbable noises to key sync points in physical comedy sequences. Like their...
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Memory Work as Humanitarian Intervention: Peace-building in Osh, Kyrgyzstan 2019.10.24

with Caitlin Ryan CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, October 24 @ 12:30PM CASE Building, W311 This paper considers the production and circulation of expert knowledge about the causes of peace and conflict in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. It looks at the particular readings of history that are recruited into the service of western development and humanitarian interventions, arguing that memory work is no less a “tool” of the western humanitarian apparatus than other...