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Symposium – Legacies of Nazi Perpetrators: Looking at Hitler and Himmler Today Thu. April 21st, 2016
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Brad Prager (University of Missouri, Columbia): “Pinpointing the Evil in Nazi Family Photographs.” Michael Richardson (Ithaca College): “The Führer’s Face:

Surprising Interactions: Unlocking Content through Personal Experience Wed. April 20th, 2016
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

This is event is co-sponsored with Books@Work, which conducts seminars in community and company settings. Students bring to their reading

Humanities@Work: Entrepreneurs Mon. April 18th, 2016
6:00 pm-6:45 pm

In this panel, designed for undergraduate Students, Cleveland area entrepreneurs will discuss how studying the humanities influenced their careers. Panelists

Food Justice, Food Sovereignty: Transforming our Food System Thu. April 14th, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

In his lecture, Eric Holt-Giménez, executive director of Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy, will address the structural inequity

Warrior Chorus Sun. April 10th, 2016
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

2016  CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: REMEMBERING WAR Warrior Chorus is a major new national humanities program by New York’s Aquila Theatre Company,

The Wades in Wartime – 1830-1945 Sat. April 9th, 2016
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

2016 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: REMEMBERING WAR The name Wade is familiar to many in northeast Ohio who enjoy Wade Park,

The Baker-Nord Distinguished Faculty Lecture – Thirty Four Miles from Kent State: CWRU and the Vietnam War Fri. April 8th, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

2016 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: REMEMBERING WAR While not Berkeley or Columbia, Case Western Reserve University became a visible part of

Feeding War: Gender, Health, and the Mobilized Kitchen in WWI Germany Thu. April 7th, 2016
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

2016 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: REMEMBERING WAR Heather R. Perry, Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte,

Rose Wohlgemuth Weisman Women’s Voices Lecture – Mourning for Lost Art Tue. April 5th, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

2016 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: REMEMBERING WAR In times of war, why do armies destroy cultural artefacts? And what does it

Under Cover of War: The Armenian Genocide and Its Continuing Ramifications Mon. April 4th, 2016
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

2016 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: REMEMBERING WAR World War I provided the cover for the ultranationalist “Young Turk” dictatorship of the

Film Screening and Panel Discussion – May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970 Sun. April 3rd, 2016
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

2016 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: REMEMBERING WAR Screening of the award-winning documentary film May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970. The film is

Remembering War – Keynote Address: Moral Injury and War Fri. April 1st, 2016
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

2016 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: REMEMBERING WAR What is it about the experience of war that can ruin the lives of

Graduate Student Work-in-Progress – Global Fictions, Religious Violence, and Secularism’s Antinomies of Value Tue. March 29th, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

For several contemporary novelists, secularism and globalization collide in a way that recasts sociopolitical debates as questions of aesthetic value.

Faculty-Work-in-Progress – Attempt at a Mythology Tue. March 22nd, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

What place do our oldest stories have in twenty-first century poetry? How can contemporary lyric make and unmake myths of

Graduate Student Work-in-Progress – The Amateur Instrument: Teenagers, the Electric Bass, and Garage Bands 1958-1964 Thu. March 17th, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

  This lecture examines how the electric bass transitioned in the late 1950s and early 1960s to its current position

Faculty-Work-in-Progress –  From Translation and its Aftermath: The Soviet Legacy in a Post–Socialist Cuba Thu. March 3rd, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

In her lecture, Damaris Punales-Alpizar, Assistant Professor of Spanish, proposes an approach to the socialist literature in Spanish that was

The Joseph and Violet Magyar Lecture in Hungarian Studies: Hungarian Foreign Policy – Renewed and Adjusted to Today’s Challenges Tue. March 1st, 2016
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE AMBASSADOR’S REQUIRED TRAVEL TO THE HOME OFFICE.  WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE SOON.

Graduate Student Work-in-Progress – A Comedy in Five Acts: A Gamified Pedagogical Approach to Shakespeare Thu. February 25th, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Michelle Lyons-McFarland, a PhD candidate in the Department of English, will explore what it means to take plot, trope, and narrative

Humanities@Work:Law Mon. February 22nd, 2016
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Panelists discuss how studying the humanities influenced their careers. Panelists include: Joel Levin (University of Chicago ’82) majored in history

Faculty-Work-in-Progress – Invisible Women: Gabon’s ‘Empty Canon’ Thu. February 4th, 2016
4:30 pm-5:15 pm

Gabon is unique in that its women writers have historically been predominate in creating its national literature. Despite its many

Exceptional Measures: The Human Sciences in STEM Worlds Thu. January 28th, 2016
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE NEW LECTURE TOPIC In this lecture, Jerome McGann, John Stewart Bryan Professor at the University of Virginia, discusses

Humanities@Case Fri. January 22nd, 2016
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Panelists will discuss the resources available specifically to undergraduate humanities students at Case Western Reserve University and answer questions from the

Edge of Disaster–Vaccines and Epidemics Thu. January 21st, 2016
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

The recent outbreak of Ebola in parts of Africa–and the frightened posts and live-tweets that accompanied two infected health workers


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