Council of the Humanities Calendar of Events

The Humanities Council prepares this calendar as a service to University departments and programs.  Registered users in humanities departments and programs may submit humanities-related events using this form; others may submit event listings using the public submissions form. Questions to Rhea Dexter (rdexter@princeton.edu).

Wednesday, April 1

Slavoj Žižek philosopher A Critique of Object-Oriented-Ontology and New Materialism 46 McCosh 4:30pm
Tracy K. Smith Princeton Ordinary Light: A Memoir Labyrinth Books 6:00pm

Thursday, April 2

Eric Bulson Claremont Graduate U Wireless and the Invention of the Avant Garde 127 East Pyne 4:30pm
Barbara E. Borg U Exeter Reviving Tradition in Hadrianic Rome: From Incineration to Inhumation 010 East Pyne 4:30pm
Reviel Netz Stanford The Aesthetics of Mathematics Faber Lecture 106 McCormick 4:30pm
Peter Brown and Helmut Reimitz Princeton The Ransom of the Soul: Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity Labyrinth Books 6:00pm

Friday, April 3

Conference Learning From/In Latin America Betts 10:00am
Symposium Decreations: A Graduate Symposium on the Work of Anne Carson 219 Aaron Burr 1:30pm

Saturday, April 4

Symposium Decreations: A Graduate Symposium on the Work of Anne Carson 106 McCormick 9:00am

Monday, April 6

Kevan Harris Princeton Retheorizing Iranian Civil Society from Top to Bottom 202 Jones 12:00pm
Slavoj Žižek philosopher Abjection, Ugliness, Disgust: A Delimitation From Kristeva. 46 McCosh 4:30pm
Concert Crossfire Steel Orchestra Taplin Auditorium 7:30pm

Tuesday, April 7

Victoria Wohl U Toronto Faber Lecture: Aporia and Action in Euripides' Iphigeneia at Aulis 010 East Pyne 4:30pm
Paul Bloom Yale There Is Nothing Special About Religious Belief 101 McCormick 4:30pm
Slavoj Žižek philosopher Hegel, Modern Art, and The End of Art: A Delimitation From Pippin 46 McCosh 4:30pm
Michael Wood Princeton Alfred Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much Labyrinth Books 6:00pm
Film Los Inundados (1961) The City Lost and Found Film Series Betts 6:00pm

Wednesday, April 8

Mark D. Jordan Harvard Convulsing Bodies: Religion & Resistance in Foucalt Lounge, 1879 Hall 4:30pm
Mario Calabresi Writer/Journalist; Editor-inChief, La Stampa FABER LECTURE Two Italian Nights: From Terrorism to Economic Doom, Struggles and Hopes of an Old Country 127 East Pyne 4:30pm
Paul Bloom Yale Against Empathy 010 East Pyne 4:30pm
Peter Sellars UCLA The Humanities, Terrorism, and Anti-Terrorism 101 McCormick 5:00pm
Abderrahmane Sissako director Film Screening of Timbuktu Garden Theater 7:00pm

Thursday, April 9

Devin Johnston and Robert Adamson Poetry Reading On Avant-Garde Print Networks 105 Chancellor Green 4:30pm
Mark D. Jordan Harvard Aquinas's Summa and Christian Scenes of Moral Formation Betts Auditorium 4:30pm
Kate Paesani Wayne State U The Multiliteracies Framework: A New Paradigm for Collegiate Language Teaching 010 East Pyne 4:30pm
Conference and Exhibit Frames: Jewish Culture and the Comic Book With exhibit curated by Assaf Gamzou (Israeli Cartoon Museum) 219 Aaron Burr 6:00pm
Kevin Kruse Princeton One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America Labyrinth Books Princeton 6:00pm

Friday, April 10

Conference and Artist Roundtable Frames: Jewish Culture and the Comic Book 219 Aaron Burr 8:30am
Regina Ui Chollatain University College, Dublin A ‘New’ Gaelic League Idea: Douglas Hyde 100 Years On Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau 4:30pm

Monday, April 13

Slavoj Žižek Ontology and Sexual Difference with Alenka Zupančič and Mladen Dolar TBD 4:30pm

Tuesday, April 14

Marc David Baer The London School of Economics and Political Science From Sultanic Saviors to Turkish Rescuers: Jewish Accounts of the Ottomans 120 Lewis Library 4:30pm
Evangelos Kotsioris and Chris Reitz Princeton MEDIA+MODERNITY Doctoral Colloquium 2015 Room N107, School of Architecture 5:00pm
Michael Walzer Institute for Advanced Study The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions Labyrinth Books Princeton 6:00pm

Wednesday, April 15

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht Stanford Hegel’s Prose of the World and Diderot’s Neveu de Rameau 010 East Pyne 4:30pm
Marc David Baer The London School of Economics and Political Science Cautionary Tales: Ottoman Accounts of Jews 120 Lewis Library 4:30pm
Martin Goodman Oxford Toleration within Judaism in the Roman Empire 106 McCormick 4:30pm
Rachel Kushner and John Yau poet; author Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series Berlind 4:30pm
Slavoj Žižek philosopher Do We Live in End Times? A Critique of Millenarist Reason 46 McCosh 4:30pm

Thursday, April 16

Larissa MacFarquhar The New Yorker What is Family? What are Strangers? James A. Moffett '29 Lectures in Ethics 101 Friend Center 4:30pm
Seth Monohan Eastman Tristan 102 Woolworth 4:30pm
Aomar Boum UCLA Bureaucrocy of War: Jewish and Non-Jewish Refugess in Morocco, 1940-1945 010 East Pyne 4:30pm
Marc David Baer The London School of Economics and Political Science Ottomans and Jews in the Literary Imagination of the Other: a Roundtable Discussion with Marc Baer, Mark Cohen and Molly Greene (Princeton) 120 Lewis Library 4:30pm
Christopher Bush Northwestern Avant-Garde Futures 127 East Pyne 4:30pm
Concert Australian Chamber Orchestra with Martin Frost, clarinet Richardson 8:00pm

Friday, April 17

The Eighteenth Century Symposium Revolution in Thought: The French Revolution and Long-Term Cultural Change 211 Dickinson 1:00pm
Poulomi Saha UC Berkeley Easter Risings: The Irish Insurrection in India Stewart Theater 4:30pm
Robin Cormack Courtauld Institue of Art The Kurt Weitzmann Lecture - Discovering Icons at Sinai: From Uspenskij to Weitzmann 101 McCormick 5:00pm

Saturday, April 18

Conference Princeton The English Legal Imaginary, 1500-1700: Early Modern Law, Politics, and Literature Bobst Center 8:00am
The Eighteenth-Century Symposium Revolution in Thought: The French Revolution and Long-Term Cultural Change 211 Dickinson 9:00am

Monday, April 20

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen U Wisconsin, Madison Sophia Rising: The Making of "Women's Wisdom" in American Thought, 1960s-80s 210 Dickinson 12:00pm

Tuesday, April 21

Film Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles (1972) The City Lost and Found Film Series Betts 6:00pm
Eric Foner Columbia Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad Labyrinth Books Princeton 6:00pm

Wednesday, April 22

Mark Doty Rutgers Deep Lane: Poems Labyrinth Books Princeton 6:00pm

Thursday, April 23

Pierre Joris On Paul Celan 105 Chancellor Green 4:30pm
Andrew Preston Cambridge U National Security: The History of an Idea 211 Dickinson 4:30pm
John D. Lyons U Virginia Montaigne, Experience and History (FABER LECTURE) 010 East Pyne 4:30pm
Andreas Huyssen Columbia Miniature Metropolis: Literature in the Age of Photography and Film Labyrinth Books Princeton 6:00pm

Friday, April 24

C.A. Conrad, and Dorothea Lasky poets Emerging Writers Series with CWR Thesis Students Labyrinth Books 6:00pm
Concert Princeton University Orchestra and Glee Club performing Verdi's Requiem • Richardson 7:30pm 9:30pm

Monday, April 27

Rosina Lozano Princeton The Spanish Soundscape of Territorial New Mexico 210 Dickinson 12:00pm
Jenny Erpenbeck author Reading of "The End of Days: A Novel" and Conversation with Susan Stewart (Princeton) Labyrinth Books Princeton 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 28

Ruth Ozeki novelist Sea Changes: A Conversation with Ruth Ozeki and Chang-rae Lee 10 McCosh (entry door #1, A or B) 4:30pm
Erica DiBenedetto, Nathaniel Wolfson, and Joseph Bedford Princeton MEDIA+MODERNITY Doctoral Colloquium 2015 Room N107, School of Architecture 5:00pm
Jeff Nunokawa Princeton The Note Book Labyrinth Books Princeton 6:00pm

Thursday, April 30

Johanna Malt King's College - London Casts, Impressions and the Found Body in Avant-Garde and Contemporary Art 127 East Pyne 4:30pm
Freeman Dyson Institute for Advanced Study Dreams of Earth and Sky Labyrinth Books Princeton 6:00pm
Concert Anthony Roth Costanzo, Countertenor and Bryan Wagorn, Piano Richardson 8:00pm

Friday, May 1

Concert The Ghost Trio Iarla O’Lionaird, Ivan Goff and Cleek Schrey play Irish traditional songs Taplin 4:30pm

Saturday, May 9

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