CAMPUS-WIDE HUMANITIES EVENTS

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Thursday, September 29

2:00pm Classics Graduate Conference Modernist Fragmentation and After 106 McCormick
4:30pm German Conference Synesthesia of Law 101 McCormick
4:30pm Slavic Languages and Literatures Sam Schacht actor Lecture/demonstration on Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters Whitman Theater
4:30pm Comparative Literature Hamid Dabashi Columbia Where Is the Global South 006 Friend Center

Friday, September 30

8:30am Classics Graduate Conference Modernist Fragmentation and After 106 McCormick
10:00am German Conference Synesthesia of Law 101 McCormick

Saturday, October 1

9:30am German Conference Synesthesia of Law 101 McCormick

Monday, October 3

12:00pm Near Eastern Studies Lindsey Stephenson Princeton Debts and Death: Bahrain Court Records and the Iranian Everyday, 1920-1945 202 Jones

Tuesday, October 4

12:00pm Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos U Westminster Waves in Space: The Spatiotemporal Movements of Spatial Justice 210 Dickinson
4:30pm Comparative Literature Deborah Smith translator Publishing from the Margins: the Challenges, Opportunities and Responsibilities of Working with 'Under-Represented' Languages 010 East Pyne
4:30pm Medieval Studies Ali Benmakhlouf Paris Est U Why Read Arabic Philosophers? 219 Aaron Burr
5:00pm Media and Modernity Monica Amor, Irene V. Small Maryland Institute College of Art, Princeton Nonobjects and Folded Frames School of Architecture, N-107

Wednesday, October 5

4:30pm Linguistics Donald Ringe U Penn The Invariant Transparency Hypothesis 1-S-5 Green Hall
4:30pm Humanities Council Information Session Applying for a Gardner Magic Project Grant 16 Joseph Henry House
6:00pm Labyrinth Books Susan Sugarman, Joseph Avery Princeton What Freud Really Meant Nassau Street

Thursday, October 6

4:30pm Creative Writing David Unger novelist, translator A Reading and Conversation Prospect House Library
4:30pm Classics Duncan Kennedy Bristol University Plato and Lucretius on the Theoretical Subject: A Metaphysical Inquiry 010 East Pyne
6:00pm Labyrinth Books Dan El Padilla Peralta Princeton Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League Nassau Street

Friday, October 7

4:00pm Philosophy Maria Lasonen-Aarnio U Michigan Enkrasia or Evidentialism? Bowl 2 Robertson
4:30pm Labyrinth Books Nancy Malkiel Princeton Keep the Damned Women Out: the Struggle for Coeducation Nassau Street
5:00pm Humanities Council Deadline Nominations for Short-Term Visiting Fellows (round one)
5:00pm Humanities Council Deadline Nominations for Long-Term Visiting Fellows
5:00pm Humanities Council Deadline Application for Behrman Professors in the Humanities

Saturday, October 8

9:30am Art and Archaeology Colloquium The Modernity of Sculpture 106 McCormick

Monday, October 10

12:00pm American Studies Sarah Rivett, Sean Harvey Princeton, Seton Hall U Colonial Indigenous Language Encounters in the Americas and Intellectual History in the Atlantic World 102 Jones
12:00pm Near Eastern Studies Jane Hathaway Ohio State U Eunuchs and Sunni Orthodoxy: Attitudes of the Ottoman Chief Harem Eunuch to Sufism and Shi`ism 202 Jones
7:00pm Council on Science and Technology, Humanities Council Mary Roach science writer Evnin Lecture: Embracing Curiosity 101 Friends Center

Tuesday, October 11

5:00pm Art and Archaeology Thomas F. Mathews NYU The Dawn of Christian Art in Panel Paintings and Icons 101 McCormick

Wednesday, October 12

12:00pm Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities Mellon Forum Imagining Nonhuman Philadelphia School of Architecture, North Gallery
4:30pm Program in the Ancient World Clemente Marconi Institute of Fine Arts, NYU Cross-cultural Relationships in Archaic Sicily: Modern Expectations and the Interpretation of Material Culture 010 East Pyne
4:30pm Creative Writing NoViolet Bulawayo, Valeria Luiselli fiction writers Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series Berlind Theatre
6:00pm Labyrinth Books David Daley, Samuel Wang Connecticut News Project, Princeton Ratf**ked: The True Story behind the Secret Plan to Steal American Democracy Nassau Street

Thursday, October 13

12:00pm Humanities Council Marni Sandweiss Princeton The Princeton and Slavery Project: Bulletins from the Front Faculty Seminar: Work in Progress • Open to faculty, fellows, and doctoral students; space is limited. RSVP to jp16@princeton.edu • 16 Joseph Henry House

Friday, October 14

2:00pm Program in the Ancient World Lorenzo D’Alfonso NYU Phrygian Identities and the Political History of Central Anatolia in the Early 1st Millennium BCE 161 East Pyne
4:00pm Philosophy • Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Council of the Humanities Murray Smith U Kent Putting Transparency in its Place Bowl 2, Robertson
6:00pm Labyrinth Books Scott Bruce, Tony Grafton U Colorado, Princeton The Penguin Book of the Undead: 1500 Years of Supernatural Encounters Nassau Street

Sunday, October 16

2:00pm Rare Books and Special Collections An Afternoon of Talks Wild Lives: Catesby, Audubon, Lear, and Ford Guyot Hall Auditorium

Monday, October 17

12:00pm American Studies Henry Yu UBC Migration and the Making of History 102 Jones
4:30pm Art and Archaeology Owen Donan California State U Xenophon in a Pontic Landscape: Settlement Models for the Iron Age in the Kırkgeçit çayı Drainage, Sinop (Turkey) 106 McCormick

Tuesday, October 18

4:30pm Classics Emily Greenwood Yale Seeing Citizens: re-reading the ring of Gyges' ancestor in Plato's Republic 010 East Pyne • Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Council of the Humanities
4:30pm Digital Humanities Salim Mohammed Stanford Launching the David Rumsey Map Center: Resource and Incubation Hub for Historic Spatial Data B Floor, Firestone
6:00pm Labyrinth Books Peter Singer, Robert George Princeton Ethics in the Real World Nassau Street

Wednesday, October 19

6:00pm Labyrinth Books Whitney Terrell, Jim Richardson author, Princeton The Good Lieutenant- A Novel Nassau Street

Thursday, October 20

4:30pm Art and Archaeology Susanne Blier Harvard Lecture McCormick Hall

Friday, October 21

4:30pm Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Workshop Renaissance Globalism 127 East Pyne

Monday, October 24

5:00pm Council of the Humanities Deadline David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project Grants (round one)

Wednesday, October 26

12:00pm Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities Mellon Forum The Bulldozer in the Countryside, 15 years later School of Architecture, North Gallery
4:30pm Program in the Ancient World Nicola Terrenato U Michigan The Romanization of Rome. Between Cultural Change and Elite Tastes 010 East Pyne
4:30pm English Gregor Moder U Ljubljana Hegel and Spinoza: Telos and Teleology 111 East Pyne
4:30pm Program in the Ancient World Nicola Terrenato U Michigan The Romanization of Rome. Between Cultural Change and Elite Tastes 010 East Pyne
4:30pm Comparative Literature Margarita Valencia writer Lecture 006 Friend Center
6:00pm Labyrinth Books Aron Shkuda, Francesca Ammon Princeton, U Penn The Lofts of SoHo: Gentrification, Art, and Industry in NY 1950-80 Nassau Street
6:00pm Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities Book Talk The Bulldozer and the Artist: Reinventing American Cities after WWII Labyrinth Books

Monday, November 7

Tuesday, November 8

12:00pm Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities Michael Marder U Diego Portales Untimely Theses on Time, Energy, and Plant Growth 203 Scheide Caldwell
4:30pm European Cultural Studies Mary Favret Johns Hopkins Lecture 010 East Pyne • Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Council of the Humanities

Wednesday, November 9

12:00pm Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities Mellon Forum The Lessons of 19th Century Boston Harbor School of Architecture, North Gallery

Thursday, November 10

4:30pm Classics Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer University of Chicago Lecture 010 East Pyne
4:30pm Medieval Studies Roland Betancourt UC Irvine The Icon's Gold: Spatiality, Equipmentality, and Materiality 127 East Pyne
4:30pm Art and Archaeology Briony Fer University College, London A History of Detail 106 McCormick

Monday, November 14

4:30pm Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities Charles Ray American scupltor Experimental Statues 010 East Pyne
4:30pm Art and Archaeology Matthew Adams Institute of Fine Arts, NYU Abydos, Egypt: Landscape of Kings, Landscape of Myth 106 McCormick

Tuesday, November 15

12:00pm Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities Charles Ray, Hal Foster scupltor, Princeton Sculptural Decisions Prospect Library

Wednesday, November 16

12:00pm Humanities Council Tim Leonard Princeton Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era Faculty Seminar: Work in Progress • Open to faculty, fellows, and doctoral students; space is limited. RSVP to jp16@princeton.edu • 16 Joseph Henry House
4:30pm Program in the Ancient World Emma Dench Harvard Roman Imperial Change as Conversion Narrative 010 East Pyne
4:30pm Linguistics Michael Wagner McGill U Topicality and Incremental Structure Building 1-S-5 Green Hall
4:30pm Creative Writing Stephen King, Eileen Myles authors Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series Berlind Theatre

Tuesday, November 29

4:30pm Classics Peter Meineck NYU Lecture 010 East Pyne

Wednesday, November 30

4:30pm University Center for Human Values Naomi Oreskes Harvard Tanner Lectures on Human Values: Trust and Distrust in Science 101 McCormick

Thursday, December 1

4:30pm Art and Archaeology Richard Neer U Chicago Lecture 106 McCormick
4:30pm University Center for Human Values Naomi Oreskes Harvard Tanner Lectures on Human Values: Trust and Distrust in Science 101 McCormick
5:00pm Humanities Council Deadline Proposals for Team Teaching Grants
5:00pm Humanities Council Deadline Application for Old Dominion Research Professors

Monday, December 5

12:00pm American Studies Monica Huerta Society of Fellows No Safe Face: Frederick Douglass and the Risk of Expression 102 Jones
4:30pm Medieval Studies Claire Waters UC, Davis The Alphabetic Virgin: Medieval Marian Poetry and the Form of the Letter 106 McCormick

Tuesday, December 6

12:00pm Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities Heather Love U Pennsylvania Waving/Drowning: Making Contact with the Queer Past 210 Dickinson

Wednesday, December 7

12:00pm Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities Mellon Forum Perspectives on Urban Environmental History: The Case of Pittsburgh School of Architecture, North Gallery
4:30pm Linguistics Donna Jo Napoli Swarthmore Sign Language Humor: When the Articulation Carries the Joke 1-S-5 Green Hall
5:00pm Art and Archaeology Peter Parshall Robert Janson-La Palme *76 Visiting Professorship Conference: Once again, Albrecht Dürer’s Melencolia I 101 McCormick

Thursday, December 8

12:00pm Humanities Council Clair Wills Princeton 'White Strangers': Writing an Immigrant History of Post-War Britain Faculty Seminar: Work in Progress • Open to faculty, fellows, and doctoral students; space is limited. RSVP to jp16@princeton.edu • 16 Joseph Henry House

Monday, December 12

4:30pm Art and Archaeology Barbara Kellum Smith Winning Hearts & Minds: Augustan Visual Strategies 106 McCormick

Wednesday, February 8

4:30pm Creative Writing Paul Beatty, Marilyn Chin novelist, poet Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series Berlind Theatre

Tuesday, February 14

12:00pm Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities Miriam Leonard U College London Classics and Revolution 161 East Pyne

Wednesday, February 15

4:30pm Program in the Ancient World P.J. Kosmin Harvard Lecture 010 East Pyne

Thursday, February 16

4:30pm Art and Archaeology Mauro Mussolin Metropolitan Museum of Art Lecture 106 McCormick

Thursday, February 23

4:30pm Comparative Literature Françoise Lionnet Harvard Lecture 010 East Pyne

Thursday, March 2

4:30pm Art and Archaeology Carl Knapett U Toronto Investigating a Minoan Coastal Town in East Crete: New Work at Palaikastro, 2012-16 106 McCormick

Monday, March 6

5:00pm Council of the Humanities Deadline Nominations for Short-Term Visiting Fellows (round two)
5:00pm Humanities Council Deadline David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project Grants (round two)

Wednesday, March 8

12:00pm Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities David Gissen California College of the Arts Environmental Translations: Experiments in Writing Space, Environment, and Time Prospect Library

Tuesday, March 14

4:30pm Program in the Ancient World Christelle Isabe Fischer-Bovet U Southern California Lecture 010 East Pyne

Wednesday, March 15

4:30pm Art and Archaeology Stefan Heidemann Hamburg U Agents of Changes in the Material Culture of the Empire: Technical and Aesthetical Innovations at the Abbasid Court 106 McCormick
4:30pm Creative Writing Douglas Kearney, Kirstin Valdez Quade poet, fiction writer Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series Berlind Theatre

Thursday, March 16

4:30pm Comparative Literature David Scott Columbia Lecture 010 East Pyne

Monday, April 3

4:30pm Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities Philippe Descola Collège de France Lecture Betts Auditorium • Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Council of the Humanities

Tuesday, April 4

12:00pm Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities Jimena Canales U Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Time Twisters: Laplace's, Maxwell's, and Einstein's Demon (1814-1924) 161 East Pyne

Tuesday, April 11

5:00pm Art and Archaeology Salvatore Settis Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa The James F. Haley Memorial Lecture 101 McCormick

Thursday, April 13

4:30pm Art and Archaeology Sarah Guerin U Penn Lecture 106 McCormick
4:30pm Comparative Literature Jamaica Kincaid author Lecture 010 East Pyne

Wednesday, April 19

4:30pm Creative Writing John Ashbery, Jim Jarmusch poet, filmmaker Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series Berlind Theatre

Thursday, April 27

4:30pm Art and Archaeology Gregory Levine UC Berkeley Lecture 106 McCormick

Sunday, April 5

4:30pm French and Italian Fabio Finotti U Penn Dante's Motherland 321 East Pyne
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