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Tuesday, February 3

Wednesday, February 4

Padraic Scanlan Harvard Copper Money, Anti-Slavery and Empire in West Africa 211 Dickinson 4:30pm

Thursday, February 5

Morten Pedersen U Copenhagen The Great Indoors: Paradoxes of Inwardness Among Mongolian and Danish Protestants 219 Aaron Burr 4:30pm
Henning Borm U Konstanz Procopius of Ceasarea and the Sasanian Empire: Images of Persia in Late Antique Historiography 010 East Pyne 4:30pm
Colin Phillips U Maryland Linguistics Illusions: Some Recent Surprises 15 Joseph Henry 4:30pm
Concert Isabelle Faust, Violin & Alexander Melnikov, Piano Richardson 8:00pm

Monday, February 9

Royall Tyler Australian National U Murasaki Shikibu and Proust: On Translating "The Tale of Genji" 216 Aaron Burr 12:00pm


Three Behrman Undergraduate Fellows Named Rhodes Scholars
The Council of the Humanities was proud to see that the three Princeton students just named as Rhodes Scholars—Joseph Barrett ’14, Rachel Skokowski ’15, and Sarah Yerima ’15—are all alumni or current members of the Council’s Behrman Undergraduate Society of Fellows. In addition, Rachel is pursuing a certificate in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities and won the Haarlow Prize for a paper she wrote while in HUM 216-219, the Humanities Sequence.
Council Chair to Lead 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.
Grants of $7500 for Faculty to Team Teach in Humanistic Studies
The Program in Humanistic Studies offers summer grants of $7500 for faculty members who team teach interdisciplinary courses, including the capstone seminar (HUM 470); "East Asian Humanities"; and "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture." Interested colleagues are encouraged to contact Kathleen Crown ( for more information.
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