Council of the Humanities Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 30

Amy Jo Burns author Cinderland: A Memoir Labyrinth 6:00pm

Monday, November 3

Eric Avila UCLA "Race, Space and American Culture After World War II" The Princeton Mellon Forum for Research on the Urban Environment Presidential Dining Room, Prospect House 12:00pm
Daniella Gatlin '06 independent translator "High-Stakes Writing in Translation: Rodolfo Walsh and Operation Massacre" 216 Aaron Burr 12:00pm
Nadia Abu El-Haj Barnard College, Columbia U "History as Tragedy: Ethics, Politics and Responsibility in Late Liberalism" 202 Jones 12:00pm
Steffi Lewis Municipal Capital Management The Lewis-Skyrms Correspondence 201 Marx Hall 12:00pm
Brian Skyrms UC Irvine EMERGENCE OF MEANINGFUL SIGNALS Bowl 1, Robertson Hall WWS 4:30pm

Tuesday, November 4

Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski U Pittsburgh "Demonic Money" 106 McCormick Hall 4:30pm
Walter Frank author Law and the Gay Rights Story Labyrinth 6:00pm

Wednesday, November 5

Eric Avila UCLA Book Talk | The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City 62 McCosh Hall 11:00am
Sidney H. Griffith Catholic U "Melkites and Muslims: the Longue Durée of the Arabic Orthodox Church" 202 Jones 4:30pm

Thursday, November 6

Judy Fan Princeton How Does Visual Communication Work? The Influence of Visual Production on Object Representations 101 Peretsman-Scully 12:30pm
Qian Suoqiao Newcastle U Lin Yutang and Hu Shi: Two Liberal Paths for Modern China 202 Jones Hall 4:30pm
Volker Schröder Princeton "Versailles on Paper: Pictures from an Exhibition" 127 East Pyne 4:30pm
Jason Throop UCLA "On Being Elsewhere: Attunement, Possibility, Mood" 219 Aaron Burr 4:30pm
Wyatt MacGaffey Haverford, Emeritus "Art of Power, Power of Art: Kongo across the Waters" 101 McCormick 5:30pm
Lev Golinkin author A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka Labyrinth 6:00pm
Concert Ébène Quartet Richardson 8:00pm

Friday, November 7

Workshop Princeton "Urban Studies Research Methods" 104 Carl Fields Center 9:00am
Pamela Ballinger U Michigan, Ann Arbor "Forgotten Refugees: Decolonization, Displaced Persons, and the Reconstruction of Italy, 1945-1960" for pre-circulated paper contact jhoule@princeton.edu 211 Dickinson 10:15am

Saturday, November 8

Concert "Meet the Music: The Magical World of Maurice Ravel" Richardson 1:00pm
Katherine Hill author The Violet Hour: A Novel Labyrinth 4:00pm

Sunday, November 9

Nobuko Manabe Omotesenke School of Tea Masters of Tea Art Museum 3:00pm

Monday, November 10

Jenny Price Princeton "History and Theory in Action! -- the 'Our Malibu Beaches' & 'Play the LA River' projects" email cwkessel@princeton.edu to attend 102 Jones 12:00pm
Denis Feeney Princeton "What Does and Does Not Get Translated: The Case of Literature" 216 Aaron Burr 12:00pm
Yelena Rakic Assoc. Curator, Dept. of Ancient Near Eastern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibiting Interaction at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age 209 Scheide Caldwell House 4:30pm
Marjorie Rhodes NYU Intuitive theories of the social world A02 Princeton Neuroscience Institute 4:30pm

Tuesday, November 11

Rusty Jones Harvard "Platonic Goods" 010 East Pyne 4:30pm
Anette Schwarz Cornell "Stories of Kinship and Tragic Legacies" 010 East Pyne 4:30pm
Andrew Cole & Eduardo Cadava Princeton; Princeton The Birth of Theory in conversation Labyrinth 6:00pm

Wednesday, November 12

Thomas G. Schestag Brown "Zuschreiben" 205 East Pyne 4:30pm
Roger Levy UC San Diego TBA 010 E. Pyne 4:30pm

Thursday, November 13

Sarah Kanouse, Cynthia Smith, Rachael DeLue U Iowa; curator, Cooper-Hewitt; Princeton "What Arts Are Good For" panel discussion 10 Guyot 4:30pm
Film Screening "Trust" School of Architecture 5:00pm
Cornel West and James Cone Union Theological Seminary; Union Theological Seminary Black Prophetic Fire in conversation Labyrinth 6:00pm

Friday, November 14

Adam Teller Brown "From Amsterdam to Istanbul: The Polish-Jewish Refugee Crisis, 1648-1683" for pre-circulated paper contact jhoule@princeton.edu 211 Dickinson 10:15am
Symposium "Trust" 300 Wallace Hall 1:00pm
Charles Fanning Southern Illinois U “Banish the Bushwah! Why We Ought to Read James T. Farrell” Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street 4:30pm
Keith Krumwiede and guests NJIT Freedomland Exhibition Symposium School of Architecture 4:30pm
CWR Thesis Students and Justin Torres novelist Emerging Writers Series Labyrinth 6:00pm

Sunday, November 16

Dyanna Taylor documentary filmmaker "Showing and Discussion of Film, 'Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightening'” location TBA 7:00pm

Monday, November 17

Thomas Wild Bard "Hannah Arendt's Plurality of Lanuages" 216 Aaron Burr 12:00pm
Arlene Davila, Zaire Dinzey-Flores and Johana Londono CUNY; Rutgers; Princeton The Princeton Mellon Forum for Research on the Urban Environment: "Cities of the Americas" Bowl 2, Woodrow Wilson 4:30pm
Ryan Raul Bañagale Colorado College "Rhapsody in Blue Two Ways" 102 Woolworth 4:30pm
Raul Rojas Gonzales Center for Information Technology Policy History of Science Colloquium: "Konrad Zuse and the History of Computing in Germany" 230 Dickinson Hall 4:30pm

Tuesday, November 18

James Romm Bard "Self-Punishment in Seneca, the Boudicca Revolt, and the De Beneficiis" 010 East Pyne 4:30pm
Greil Marcus and Sean Wilentz author; Princeton The History of Rock 'n Roll in 10 Songs in conversation Labyrinth 6:00pm

Wednesday, November 19

Dean Young and Aleksandar Hemon poet; writer Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series Berlind 4:30pm
Lital Levy and Benjamin Conisbee Baer Princeton Poetic Trespass: Writing Between Hebrew and Arabic between Israel and Palestine in conversation Labyrinth Books Princeton 6:00pm

Thursday, November 20

Barbara Young Welke U Minnesota "The Course of a Life: Preliminary Thoughts on a History of the Curriculum Vitae" email cwkessel@princeton.edu to attend 102 Jones 12:00pm
Herwig Wolfram U Vienna "Transformation of the Carolingian World" 010 E. Pyne 4:30pm

Friday, November 21

Pierre Force Columbia "Wealth and Disaster: Atlantic Migrations from a Pyrenean Town in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries" for pre-circulated paper contact jhoule@princeton.edu 211 Dickinson 10:15am
Etienne Balibar UC Irvine "How to Interpret the Missing Theory of Democracy in Spinoza and How to Use It" 010 E. Pyne 4:30pm

Saturday, November 22

Sunday, November 23

Concert Richardson Chamber Players: "Divine Winds" Richardson 3:00pm

Monday, November 24

Monday, December 1

Lital Levy Princeton "The Perils of (Mis)Translation in Israel/Palestine" 216 Aaron Burr 12:00pm

Tuesday, December 2

Marcelo Ridenti UNICAMP, Brazil "Protests in Brazil, 2013" 216 Aaron Burr 12:00pm
Helen Morales UC Santa Barbara "Contextualizing Colluthus: Sexual Politics in Late Antiquity" 010 East Pyne 4:30pm

Thursday, December 4

Sam Wang Princeton The Cerebellum, Sensitive Periods, and Autism 101 Peretsman-Scully 12:30pm
Emily I. Dolan Harvard "The Invention of Newly Invented Instruments" 106 Woolworth 106 4:30pm
Ann Fabian Rutgers History of Science Colloquium: "The Frog Book—A Life History in Herpetology " 230 Dickinson Hall 4:30pm
Daniel Selcer Duquesne "What is Textual Materialism? An Early Modern Perspective" 010 East Pyne 4:30pm
David Ball Princeton False Starts: The Rhetoric of Failure and the Making of American Modernism Labyrinth 6:00pm

Friday, December 5

David Kaiser MIT "Coordinated Blasts: Migrating Skills in the Early Cold War from H-bombs to the Cosmos" for pre-circulated paper contact jhoule@princeton.edu 211 Dickinson 10:15am
Tristram Hunt British historian and broadcaster “The Socialism of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists: Robert Noonan and the modern Labour Party” Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street 4:30pm

Saturday, December 6

Sunday, December 7

Monday, December 8

Michael Gordin Princeton "The Road to Gloro: Max Talmey and the Einsteinian Language" 216 Aaron Burr 12:00pm
Angus Burgin Johns Hopkins "The Post-Industrial Revolution" 102 Jones 12:00pm
Josh Guild and Malik Rahim Princeton; community activist "New Orleans" The Princeton Mellon Forum for Research on the Urban Environment 107 School of Architecture 12:00pm
Neil Rudenstine Princeton Ideas of Order: A Close Reading of Shakespeare's Sonnets Labyrinth 6:00pm

Tuesday, December 9

Andrew Hamilton Princeton "The Dumbarton Oaks Tunic: A Sartorial Statement of Inca Imperial Power" 216 Aaron Burr 12:00pm
Peter Gordon Harvard "On Heidegger & Politics: A Mini-Symposium on the Schwarze Hefte" 010 East Pyne 4:30pm

Thursday, December 11

April Alliston Princeton "Notes on the Early Modern Invention of Pornography: From Pietro Aretino to the Marquis de Sade" 127 East Pyne 4:30pm

Friday, December 12

Steven Hahn U Penn "The South, the West, and the Imperial American Nation-State" for pre-circulated paper contact jhoule@princeton.edu 211 Dickinson 10:15am
Jonathan Price Tel Aviv U The Problem of Synagogues and their Inscriptions in the Ancient World 209 Scheide Caldwell House 11:00am

Thursday, December 18

Susan Solomon author The Science of Play: How to Build Playgrounds that Enhance Children's Development Labyrinth 6:00pm

Thursday, February 5

Morten Pedersen U Copenhagen "The Great Indoors: Paradoxes of Inwardness Among Mongolian and Danish Protestants" 219 Aaron Burr 4:30pm
Concert Isabelle Faust, Violin & Alexander Melnikov, Piano Richardson 8:00pm

Wednesday, February 11

Evie Shockley and Meg Wolitzer poet; author Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series Berlind 4:30pm

Thursday, February 12

Concert Chicago Symphony Winds Richardson 8:00pm

Friday, February 13

Fintan O'Toole Princeton “Unspeakable Horror: How Ireland Forgot the Great War” 2014 Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street 4:30pm

Wednesday, February 18

Concert Brentano String Quartet with Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano Richardson 7:30pm

Thursday, February 19

Mauro Calcagno UPenn Spectral Poetics: The Wooster Group’s Production of Busenello/Cavalli’s La Didone 127 East Pyne 4:30pm

Friday, February 20

CWR Thesis Students and Marie Howe poet Emerging Writers Series Labyrinth 6:00pm

Saturday, February 21

Princeton University Jazz Faculty Recital "Composing in the Moment" Taplin 8:00pm

Thursday, February 26

Moira Fradinger Yale "Antigone in Peru: from Lima to Huamanga" 010 East Pyne 4:30pm
Concert Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano Richardson 8:00pm

Friday, February 27

Concert Princeton University Glee Club and the Nassau Sinfonia Richardson 7:30pm

Sunday, March 1

Concert Richardson Chamber Players: "Pierrot's Stage" Richardson 3:00pm

Friday, March 6

Concert Princeton University Orchestra with winners of PUO concerto competition • also performing Respighi's Pines of Rome Richardson 7:30pm

Saturday, March 7

Concert Princeton University Orchestra with winners of PUO concerto competition • also performing Respighi's Pines of Rome Richardson 7:30pm

Wednesday, March 11

A.E. Stallings and Akhil Sharma poet; writer Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series Berlind 4:30pm
Royall Tyler Australian National U Eyewitnesses to Strange Times: Hino Nako (Takemuki-ga-ki) and Nijō Yoshimoto (Ojima no kuchizusami) 202 Jones Hall 4:30pm

Saturday, March 21

Concert "Meet the Music: Inspector Pulse Pops a String" Richardson 1:00pm

Wednesday, March 25

Jean Comaroff Harvard "The Return of Khulekani Khumalo, Zombie Captive: Person, Time and Conduct in South Africa" The Clifford Geertz Commemorative Lecture 219 Aaron Burr 4:30pm

Thursday, March 26

Concert Lisa Batiashvili, Violin and Paul Lewis, Piano Richardson 8:00pm

Friday, March 27

Glenn Patterson Belfast novelist Readings from his recent work Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street 4:30pm
CWR Thesis Students and Philipp Meyer writer Emerging Writers Series Labyrinth 6:00pm

Friday, April 10

Regina Ui Chollatain University College, Dublin “A ‘New’ Gaelic League Idea: Douglas Hyde 100 Years On” Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street 4:30pm

Wednesday, April 15

Rachel Kushner and John Yau poet; author Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series Berlind 4:30pm

Thursday, April 16

Concert Australian Chamber Orchestra with Martin Frost, clarinet Richardson 8:00pm

Friday, April 17

Conference Princeton "The English Legal Imaginary, 1500-1700: Early Modern Law, Politics, and Literature" Bobst Center 8:00am
Poulomi Saha UC Berkeley “Easter Risings: The Irish Insurrection in India” Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street 4:30pm

Saturday, April 18

Conference Princeton The English Legal Imaginary, 1500-1700: Early Modern Law, Politics, and Literature Bobst Center 8:00am

Friday, April 24

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

Saturday, April 25

Concert Princeton University Orchestra and Glee Club performing Verdi's Requiem Richardson 7:30pm

Thursday, April 30

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

The Humanities Council prepares this calendar as a public service. We invite departments and programs to submit their events to Penny Stone, Editor of the Calendar, so the listing can be as complete as possible. 

 

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