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Graduate Student Work-in-Progress: American Femmes fatales Thu. December 1st, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

  In two recent operas, Anna Nicole (2011) and American Lulu (2013), artists have updated and adapted the genre’s old

A Place at the Table: An Evening with Chef and Culinary Activist Michael Twitty Thu. December 1st, 2016
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Renowned chef, food writer and scholar, culinary historian and Judaic studies teacher Michael Twitty examines the emerging topic of culinary

Faculty-Work-in-Progress: Jordan’s Long War Tue. November 15th, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Since its inception as a monarchy and a state during World War One, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has participated

Humanities@Work: Food Mon. November 14th, 2016
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Panelists discuss how studying the humanities influenced their careers and answer questions from the audience. Panelists include: Patrick Conway (Loyola

Richard N. Campen Lecture in Architecture and Sculpture: Now I Sit Me Down Thu. November 10th, 2016
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Have you ever wondered where the rocking chair came from, or why cheap plastic chairs are everywhere? The way we

2016 Ubbelohde Lecture: What Ails Democracy? Thu. November 3rd, 2016
7:30 pm-8:30 pm

James T. Kloppenberg, Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University is one of the leading intellectual historians in

Faculty-Work-in-Progress – Walking Stories: Digital literature and a Poetics of Drift Tue. November 1st, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

In her talk Kristine Kelly, lecturer in the Department of English, reflects on wandering as it figures in the works

Faculty-Work-in-Progress – Italy by Way of India: Routes of Devotional Knowledge in the Early Modern Period Tue. October 18th, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

  Travel between the vying reliquary sites of St. Thomas Apostle in Chennai, India and Ortona, Italy ruptured narrative continuity

Graduate Student Work-in-Progress – : “Take Polaroid”: Showcasing the American Way of Life in the Soviet Union Thu. October 13th, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

The American humorist Irene Kampen chronicled her eight-week sojourn to the Soviet Union in the summer of 1969 in her

A Sorting Hat for the Digital Humanities:  Content and Design Considerations for Longevity, Access, and Stability Wed. October 12th, 2016
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

A humanities scholar embarking on a digital project often has little guidance in choices he or she must make at

Boondoggle! The Struggle to Build the Eisenhower Memorial Fri. October 7th, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Authorized by Congress seventeen years ago, the Eisenhower Memorial is still on the drawing board. Its design by starchitect Frank

2016 Issa Lecture: Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel Tue. October 4th, 2016
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

  Does your dog really love you or does she just want a treat? Long thought to be beyond reach

New Light on Old Papal Rome: Recent Finds from the Archive of the Boncompagni Ludovisi Fri. September 30th, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

The focus of this talk is the 2010 discovery of archival material that sheds unexpected light on centuries of Boncompagni

2016 Walter A. Strauss Lecture – Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature Tue. September 27th, 2016
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

The difficulty with the history of censorship is that it looks so simple: it pits oppression against freedom of expression.

Wonder Woman Symposium Fri. September 23rd, 2016
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Babes in Arms During World War ll, when the young men left their jobs to fight overseas, women took their

Humanities@Work: Sports Mon. September 19th, 2016
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Panelists discuss how studying the humanities influenced their careers. Panelists include: Amy Backus (Central Michigan University ‘79) majored in education

What Have We Learned About Culture, Disadvantage and Black Youth? Wed. September 14th, 2016
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Click HERE for the video of this event. Click HERE an article of the 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards Ceremony. A

High Performance Computing (HPC) Bootcamp Tue. September 13th, 2016
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Big data can be considered any data set outside the scope of a person to adequately process and interpret. Many

Big Data in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science Wed. May 11th, 2016
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Data abounds that is of interest to scholars in the humanities, arts, and social science.  High performance computing offers the

Cyberinfrastructure for the study of multimodal communication—language, gesture, art Wed. May 11th, 2016
10:30 am-11:30 am

This talk will review the big data and machine learning methods and instruments developed in the Red Hen Lab for

Cleveland in the Political Crosshairs: A Panel Discussion Tue. May 10th, 2016
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

With the date of the Republican National Convention fast approaching, Cleveland the focus of the nation and the world is


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