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2017 Walter A. Strauss Lecture: The Importance of the Sciences – and the Arts Fri. December 1st, 2017
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Celebrated philosopher Philip Kitcher of Columbia University is known for his studies of the role of scientific inquiry in democratic societies from the perspective the philosophy of pragmatism associated with William James and John Dewey.   …Read more.

2017 Walter A. Strauss Lecture Series: Shaping the Citizen Wed. November 29th, 2017
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Celebrated philosopher Philip Kitcher of Columbia University is known for his studies of the role of scientific inquiry in democratic societies from the perspective the philosophy of pragmatism associated with William James and John Dewey.   …Read more.

2017 Walter A. Strauss Lecture Series: Too Many Aims? Mon. November 27th, 2017
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Celebrated philosopher Philip Kitcher of Columbia University is known for his studies of the role of scientific inquiry in democratic societies from the perspective the philosophy of pragmatism associated with William James and John Dewey.   …Read more.

Why Bob Dylan Matters Thu. November 16th, 2017
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

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Harvard Classics Professor, teacher since 2004 of the freshman seminar, “Bob Dylan”, and celebrated ‘Dylanologist’ Richard F. Thomas makes a compelling case for why the music and lyrics of Bob Dylan endure and inspire us.   …Read more.

Faculty Work-in-Progress – Object Memory: Souvenirs and Memorabilia in the Roman Empire Thu. November 2nd, 2017
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

The Roman Empire produced a rich range of souvenirs and memorabilia commemorating cities, monuments, sporting and theatrical events, and religious rituals. At a time when literacy was limited and visual communication was essential, these objects were a critical means for generating and mediating memory and knowledge of their represented subjects. …Read more.

Girih Tiles: Decagonal Geometry in Medieval Islamic Architectural Tilings and Beyond Wed. October 25th, 2017
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

The conventional view holds that geometric star-and-polygon patterns in medieval Islamic architecture were designed using a straightedge and a compass. Peter Lu, a research associate at Harvard University, will present his findings that, instead, a wide variety of patterns with five- and ten-fold symmetry were conceived as tessellations of specific decorated puzzles pieces, called girih tiles, that appear in medieval Islamic architectural scrolls. …Read more.

Faculty Work-in-Progress – Iraq and Syria, 1941: Working Around Lies, Exaggerations, Distortions, and Deletions to Tell a Little-known Story of WWII Tue. October 10th, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

In spring 1941, the Iraqis and the Vichy French in Syria made agreements with the Axis powers that might have had disastrous consequences for the Allied war effort if the Allies hadn’t improvised a jerrybuilt force to respond. …Read more.

Graduate Student Work-in-Progress: Opera, Shakespeare, and the Creation of Romanticism Thu. October 5th, 2017
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Shakespeare’s current position atop the global literary pantheon belies a complex history of reception, especially in continental Europe. By examining the collision of early nineteenth-century Shakespeare reception and nascent romantic opera, Musicology PhD candidate Paul Abdullah highlights the entanglements of literary and musical histories for the romantic generation. …Read more.

Rose Wohlegemuth Weisman Women’s Voices Lecture: The New Exploitation Economy Tue. October 3rd, 2017
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

In her lecture, Katherine Boo, staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post, will provide field notes from global reporting on families who lack privilege and power.   …Read more.

A Humanities@Work Workshop for Undergraduate Humanities Majors: Preparing for the Career Fair Fri. September 29th, 2017
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Tom Matthews, Executive Director of the CWRU Career Center, will present a general overview for creating effective resumes and will offer practical advice for a successful Career Fair experience. …Read more.

Faculty Work-in-Progress — The Air War in the Museum: The Bombing of Dresden as History and Spectacle Tue. September 26th, 2017
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Susanne Vees-Gulani, Associate Professor of German in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, explores the representations of the 1945 destruction of the famous German baroque city in two new exhibition spaces – the Military History Museum of the German Armed Forces, redesigned by Daniel Libeskind, and the large-scale panorama installations by the architect Yadegar Asisi. …Read more.

KeyBank “Lunch and Learn”: Internship Opportunities for Humanities Majors Fri. September 22nd, 2017
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Are you a Humanities student looking for a Summer Internship or Job? Come learn about the opportunities at Key Bank during this special H@W event with Aqeel Brown, Senior Campus Recruiter. …Read more.

A Conversation with Peter Ho Davies Wed. September 6th, 2017
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

This event features Peter Ho Davies, recipient of the 2017 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction, in conversation with CWRU faculty members Thrity Umrigar and Lisa Nielson. Peter Ho Davies’ innovative novel, The Fortunes, examines the burdens, limitations and absurdities of Asian stereotypes.  …Read more.


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