Humanizing Sustainability

Join us this fall and spring for a series of talks about Humanizing Sustainability.

  • Sept. 26, 2017, Joni Adamson (Arizona State), Keynote Address, (Traditional Reading Room, 5 p.m.)
  • Nov. 14, 2017, Paul Thompson (Michigan State), "Sustainability Paradigms", (Traditional Reading Room, 5 p.m.)
  • March 1, 2018, Carolyn Finney (Kentucky), (Traditional Reading Room, 5 p.m.)
  • April 19, 2018, Mierle Laderman Ukeles (New York City and Jerusalem), (Traditional Reading Room, 5 p.m.)
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Spring 2018

Jan. 18 - BHC Happy Hour (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

Jan. 25 - Humanities Symposium VI (Maria Balcells, philosophy), "Passing Time: Temporal Experience and Illusion" (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

Feb. 1 - Humanities Symposium VII (Anna Paparcone, Italian studies), "Italian Gender(ed) Cinema? Women in Focus: Breaking Stereotypes through Body and Language" (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

Feb. 8 - Humanities Symposium VIII (Stuart Young, religious studies): "The Fabric of Monasticism: Buddhism in the Silk Cultures of Medieval China" (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

Feb. 15 - Humanities Symposium IX (Jaye Austin Williams, Africana studies): Title TBA (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

Feb. 22 - Humanities Symposium X: (Andrew Stuhl, environmental studies): Title TBA (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

March 3 - Animal Rights Conference: TBA

March 8 - Humanizing Sustainability III: Carolyn Finney (Kentucky): "Empowering Sustainability" (Traditional Reading Room, 5 p.m.)

March 19 - Mar. 23 - Sustainability Symposium: Climate Changes, TBA

March 29 - Humanities Symposium XI (GC Waldrep, English - creative writing), Title TBA (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

April 5 -  Humanities Symposium XII (Lindsey Mazurek, classics & Ancient Mediterranean studies), "The Problem of Greekness: Fashioning Cultural Identities in the Roman Empire" (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

April 12 - Humanities Symposium XIII (Song Chen, East Asian studies), "Master of Our Land: Gods, Ethnicity, and Settlement Rights in Sichuan, China, 800-1300" (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

April 19 Humanizing Sustainability IV: Mierle Laderman Ukeles, "Imagining Sustainable Futures" (Location TBA, 5 p.m.)

April 26 Humanities Symposium XIV (Janice Mann, Art History), "Ways of Seeing Civilization on Your TV, 1969-1972" (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

May 3 - BHC Happy Hour (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

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Fall 2017

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