Carol Symes, Associate Professor of History, Theatre, and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, continued the Eisenberg Institute's 2015-16 programs on October 1 with her lecture, "The 'Desire of Deeds': Sensuality, Nostalgia, and the Affective Effects of Medieval Documentation."

Professor Symes's talk is available online as an MP3 audio file to University of Michigan account holders (link here to access).

On October 2, the Institute held its first graduate student workshop of the year, "Artifacts of Emotion: Historical Documents and Their Affective Contexts", featuring Carol Symes, Scott De Orio, Pascal Massinon, Emily Price, and Paolo Squatriti (panel chair).

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom visited on October 5 to present "The Ghosts of 1900: The Brutal Boxer Rebellion and the Civilized World's Savage Response," a special event for the Eisenberg Institute presented in collaboration with the Association for Asian Studies with additional support from the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

These events were made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.