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Catherine Jacquet

Assistant Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge

Before Caitlyn Jenner: A Brief History of Transsexuality in the US

PRESENTED ON JUN 30, 2017
IN BATON ROUGE @ VOL 5

Before Caitlyn Jenner graced the cover of Vanity Fair in June 2015, transsexual and gender variant people had been fighting for decades for equality in the United States. In this brief history Cat Jacquet will explore the origins of transsexuality and ensuing movements for trans rights.

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A Brief History of Medicine

BY VINCENT LAM
@ HEALTH TALKS 2013 ON FEB 27, 2013

Writer and emergency physician Vincent Lam gives us a short and fast overview of the development of medical history, a look into the Black Box of the medical system. This look at important figures in medicine and their discoveries reveals that the medical model has always revolved around one thing; the patient's care and health.

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A Brief History of Distilling In New York

BY CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Christopher Williams gives a brief, but detailed history of distilling in New York. He goes into depth on the Golden Age of distilleries in the state prior to prohibition and their subsequent demise. Christopher goes on to describe the contemporary reemergence of the industry--a New York distilling "renaissance".

"Presentation of the Day" on January 8, 2014.

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A VERY Brief History of American Belly Dance

BY JO ROSS
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

Jo Ross takes us through a brief history of the origins of American Belly dance as we know it today. Little did we know the origins are many and varied!  

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A (brief) History of US Ballparks

BY JOSH GRUNER
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 14, 2014

Josh Gruner gives a brief history of eastern US ballparks designs. He explores the evolution of the architecture of the American baseball stadium.

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A Brief History of Polyptych Art

BY SAID TEN BRINKE
@ VOL 26 ON APR 09, 2015

In this presentation, Said ten Brinke explains the use of multi-panel works of art from early Renaissance to Andy Warhol. He then presents a series of self created photo-polyptychs.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 13, 2015.

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A Brief History of Jewelry

BY CALLA GOLD
@ VOL 15 ON NOV 04, 2015

Calla Gold, owner of Calla Gold Jewelry a Santa Barbara, CA based jeweler, has been a "Jeweler without Walls" since 1983. Specializing in custom jewelry design, wedding rings, jewelry restoration and revitalizing of unworn and under worn jewelry, she helps her clients select jewelry that fits their distinct lifestyle, career, face and body shapes.

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A Brief History of Roy H. Singh

BY ROHAN SINGH
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

After his father's sudden death in September 2016, Rohan Singh has been seaching for some catharsis. He believes this 6:40min glimpse of the man that played a larger than life role in his world would help get him there.

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A Brief History of Disco - From Dionysus to the Disco Duck

BY JOHN FEITH
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

What was the first disco song (around 1972) and why did it come to flames in Chicago's Disco Demolition Night (in 1979)? John Feith looks at some of the highlights from the rise and fall of disco.

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A Brief History of Human Intoxication and the War on People (of Color) Who Use Drugs

BY LOGAN KINAMORE
@ VOL 8 ON APR 06, 2018

"Human beings have consumed mind and mood-altering substances since the advent of our species, using drugs for medicine, magic, and recreation. From pre-historical fermentation to the modern racist war on drugs, we will explore the human experience through the lens of drug use and changing social attitudes."