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God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality Fri. April 28th, 2017
11:45 am-1:45 pm

Mysticism and science: What do they have in common? How can one enlighten the other? By drawing on modern cosmology

Faculty Work-in-Progress: The Modernization of Knowledge Tue. April 25th, 2017
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

In his talk, Chris Haufe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, compares the individual and community-level practices that have contributed

2017 Joseph and Violet Magyar Lecture in Hungarian Studies: Television and the Politics of Nostalgia in Hungary and Eastern Europe Thu. April 20th, 2017
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

In her lecture, Aniko Imre, Professor and Chair of the Division of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of

A Community Conversation About Libraries: Moving From Present to Future Wed. April 19th, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

This event is a “Soul of Cleveland” dialog. As demographics, technology, and forms of information dissemination constantly change, libraries of

The Color of Creation and the Creation of Color: Making Art in Ancient Egypt Wed. April 12th, 2017
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

For the ancient Egyptians nothing existed before creation except a dark expanse of endless water. With the creation of the

Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity – A Talk with Charles Hersch Thu. April 6th, 2017
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Music has been an important vehicle for ethnic groups to assert and explore their identities. In his new book Jews

Building Bridges: Fixing the Immigration Issue and Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Relations Mon. April 3rd, 2017
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

2017 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: IMMIGRATION SEATING CAPACITY FOR THE VENUE HAS BEEN FILLED. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.

When Away Becomes Home: The Refugee Crisis and Opportunities for Welcome in Northeast Ohio Fri. March 31st, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

2017 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: IMMIGRATION The world is in the midst of the worst refugee crisis since World War II.

Lady Mary’s Legacy: Vaccine Advocacy from The Turkish Embassy Letters to Video Games Thu. March 30th, 2017
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

2017 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: IMMIGRATION On April 1, 1717, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu wrote her famous “Letter to a Friend”

Film Screening and Discussion – I Learn America: One High School, One School Year, Five New Americans Wed. March 29th, 2017
4:30 pm-7:00 pm

2017 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: IMMIGRATION In America, nearly one student in four is a child of immigration. How America fares

Who Should Enter the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy in Historical Perspective Wed. March 29th, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

2017 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: IMMIGRATION Click HERE to view the recording of this lecture. The current debate about immigration often

Internal Immigration and Return: Jewish Renaissance in Sicily and Sardinia Tue. March 28th, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

2017 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: IMMIGRATION The infamous 1492 Edict of Expulsion of the Jews forced close to 500,000 people into

Muslim in America: A Conversation with Ayad Akhtar Mon. March 27th, 2017
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

2017 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: IMMIGRATION Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Ayad Akhtar discusses the Muslim experience in America with Justine Howe,

A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps: My Mother’s Memories of Imprisonment, Immigration, and a Life Remade Fri. March 24th, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

2017 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: IMMIGRATION REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED. Please email: bakernord@case.edu to be placed on the waiting

Imagination and Diaspora in Peter Balakian’s Poetry and Prose Fri. March 24th, 2017
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

2017 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: IMMIGRATION Peter Balakian, Pulitzer-prize winning Armenian American poet and writer and the Donald M. and Constance

Ancestry Thu. March 23rd, 2017
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

2017 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: IMMIGRATION Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s presents the F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture, which is also the

Graduate Student Work-in-Progress – Bioaffect, Medical Memoir, and the Making of a Physician Tue. March 7th, 2017
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Medical students and physicians in the US are routinely rhetorically positioned as subjects who lack empathy. By examining memoirs that medical

Platonic Properties Thu. March 2nd, 2017
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Plato’s Theory of Forms has mostly been conceived by his later readers as a theory of universals or properties: that is,

Humanities@Work: Practical Advice from Human Resources Directors Fri. February 24th, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Panelists will discuss how they consider applicants with humanities degrees, how applicants can best explain their skills, and will give

Faculty Work-in-Progress – The Big Sale: Elk Hills, the Energy Crisis, and the Invention of the Neoliberal Market, 1969-1998 Tue. February 21st, 2017
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

In his talk, Peter Shulman, Associate Professor in the Department of History, will discuss the Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve.

Humanities@Work: Politics – A Conversation with Senator Sherrod Brown Mon. February 20th, 2017
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Please join Ohio’s senior United States Senator Sherrod Brown for a conversation about how studying the humanities prepared him for

Graduate Student Work-in-Progress – Expanding the Closed Loop: Industrial Conservation, Recycling, and Environmentalism in the United States Tue. February 14th, 2017
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Contemporary solid waste recycling did not simply arise from the countercultural environmentalism of the late 1960s and 1970s. In this

Film Screening and Discussion – Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask Thu. February 9th, 2017
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

This documentary looks at the life and legacy of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first African American to achieve national fame

Career Opportunities and Resume Writing for Humanities Majors Fri. February 3rd, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Click HERE for the PowerPoint presented at this event. The recently expanded Humanities@Work program connects CWRU humanities students with corporate,

2017 Baker-Nord Distinguished Faculty Lecture : The Sauroktonos (Lizard-Slayer) from Praxiteles to Charles Ray Wed. February 1st, 2017
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Click HERE to view this event. In 2004 the Cleveland Museum of Art acquired a rare ancient bronze statue of the

Humanities@Work: Media Mon. January 30th, 2017
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Panelists discuss how studying the humanities influenced their careers and answer questions from the audience. Panelists include: Carlo Wolff (Boston


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