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UPCOMING EVENTS 2015-16

Monday, September 14

Symposium "Ferguson is the Future": Incubating Alternative Worlds Through Arts, Activism, and Scholarship African American Studies and Gardner Magic Project in the Council of the Humanities Chancellor Green 10:00am

Tuesday, September 15

Council of the Humanities Opening Event Ninth Annual Humanities Colloquium panel with Bernard Haykel (NES), AnneMarie Luijendijk (REL), Alison Isenberg (HIS); keynote by Rachael DeLue (ART) 219 Aaron Burr 1:30pm

Wednesday, September 16

Sean Wilentz Princeton Slavery and the U.S. Constitution American Studies Dodds Auditorium 4:30pm

Friday, September 18

Elizabeth Barnes UVA Social Construction and the Disappearing Body Philosophy Bowl 2 Robertson 4:00pm

Saturday, September 19

Exhibition Opening Cézanne and the Modern Exhibition Celebration: Lecture by Bridget Alsdorf, Princeton Art Museum 50 McCosh 5:00pm

Sunday, September 20

Monday, September 21

Sabinbe Schmidtke Institute for Advanced Study "An Anonymous Jewish Refutation of Samawʾal al-Maghribī's (d. 1175) Ifḥām al-yahūd" Near Eastern Studies 202 Jones 12:00pm

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Task Force on the Future of the Humanities
As part of the University's strategic planning process, a newly formed Task Force on the Future of the Humanities has been charged with gathering data and formulating recommendations about academic initiatives and cross-campus collaborations in the humanities. We welcome comments, questions, and ideas from members of the University community.
Student's Story Leads The New Yorker
Ben Taub '14, a recent journalism student, wrote and took photographs for the lead article in the June 1, 2015, edition of The New Yorker. The story is based on reporting in Europe and on the Turkish-Syrian border that Ben conducted with support of the Council of the Humanities.
John McPhee Award Established
This year, the Council established a new award to support independent journalism by students, thanks to a generous gift by former students of Ferris Professor John McPhee.
2015-16 Old Dominion Professors Announced
The Council of the Humanities is pleased to announce our Old Dominion Professors for 2015-16: Bernard Haykel (Near Eastern Studies), Alison Isenberg (History), and AnneMarie Luijendijk (Religion). Old Dominion Professors are in residence at Princeton for the year, serve as Faculty Fellows in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, and engage in the Council's intellectual life.
2015-16 Visiting Journalists Announced
The Council of the Humanities is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Ferris Professors of Journalism. These distinguished visiting journalists (print, radio, and television) will lead seminars on international news, human rights reporting, intellectual journalism, investigative and accountability reporting, long-form narrative, digital journalism, and writing about subcultures and social worlds.
Council Names Esther Schor as Inaugural Behrman Professor
Esther Schor, a professor of English at Princeton, will become the inaugural Behrman Professor in the Council of the Humanities, beginning in spring 2016. The three-year appointment recognizes distinguished Humanities scholars and dedicated teachers from within the University community.
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