September 27, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Lecture: Sherlock Holmes Loves John Watson: Tumblr, BBC Sherlock, and the Stories Queer Fans Tell

Kenneth P. Dietrich postdoctoral fellow in Film Studies, Diana Anselmo-Sequiera, will host a lecture.  Read More>
September 22, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "The Complexities of Intersectionalities"

Dietrich School Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Rostom Mesli, will host a colloquium. Read More>
September 20, 2016 - 5:00pm

Lecture: How Borges Wrote

Dan Balderston's talk will be related to his book "How Borges Wrote", to be published in early 2017 by the University of Virginia Press. Read More>
September 19, 2016 (All day)

Medical Humanities Event: Bradley Lewis (NYU, Associate Professor)

The Medical Humanities Event Series presents, Bradley Lewis (Associate Professor at New York University), for a colloquium and lecture on Monday, September 19. Read More>
September 15, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: The Terrible, the Repulsive, and the Obscene: The Provincial Origins of Moscow Actionism, 1991-1995

Michelle Maydanchik will discuss the emergence of Moscow Actionism—a violent and spectacular strain of performance art that erupted in Russia’s capital city immediately after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R in 1991. Read More>
September 13, 2016 (All day)

Humanities Center Visiting Fellow: Ursula Heise (University of California)

Ursula Heise (UCLA) will host a colloquium and lecture in the Humanities Center as its Visiting Fellow. Read More>
September 8, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: Labors of Reform: The Political Ecology of English Reformation Literature

William Rhodes will discuss works by John Skelton, Simon Fish, Robert Crowley, and John Bale, and considers how these writers make rural land and labor the primary agents of reform in their satires and polemics.  Read More>
September 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

Lecture: How Meat Changed Sex: The Law of Interspecies Intimacy after Industrial Reproduction

Gabriel N. Rosenberg explores the recent history and structure of American laws criminalizing sexual contact between humans and animals. The talk notes that the majority of these have been enacted within the past three decades and contain language that explicitly exempts animal husbandry and veterinary medicine from prosecution.  Read More>
May 2, 2016 - 11:00am to May 6, 2016 - 2:00pm

Faculty Seminar: "Emancipation Narratives in the Arts" with Lydia Goehr

Lydia Goehr will lead this year’s seminar. She is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, where she has won the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award and two major awards for teaching. Her strongest interests are Aesthetics, Critical Theory and Philosophy of History, all with special reference to music.  Read More>
April 19, 2016 - 4:30pm to April 20, 2016 - 1:00pm

Digital Storytelling Events: D. Fox Harrell (MIT)

Year of the Humanities Digital Storytelling Series with D. Fox Harrell, Associate Professor of Digital Media in the Comparative Media Studies Program and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. Read More>
April 13, 2016 - 12:00pm

Lecture: "American Chinese Medicine: Orientalized Biopower"

This talk is based on an ethnographic study of Chinese medicine in the United States. Read More>
April 11, 2016 - 4:00pm

Lecture: "Benjamin Lay and the Origins of Revolutionary Abolitionism"

This talk explores the life and thought of Benjamin Lay (1682-1759), the Quaker dwarf who practiced guerrilla theater against slave-owners and became one of the first to argue for the immediate, unconditional abolition of slavery.   Read More>
April 11, 2016 - 8:00am to April 15, 2016 - 5:00pm

Visiting Fellow: Neilesh Bose Event Series

Neilesh Bose is Assistant Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair of the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC, Canada. As a historian of modern South Asia (the Indian subcontinent) from the eighteenth century to the present, Neilesh is interested in the history of nationalisms, cultural and intellectual histories, histories of religion, and the global history of decolonization.  Read More>
April 7, 2016 - 5:00pm

Lecture: "The Rise of China and the End of the World as we Know It"

This talk argues that the integration of the PRC into global capitalism requires criticism directed at it also to attend to the structure of the system of which it is a part. Read More>
April 4, 2016 (All day) to April 6, 2016 (All day)

Text as Process: Genetic and Textual Criticism in the Digital Age

The Text as Process Conference will he held in the Humanities Center April 4 - 6, 2016. Read More>