Calendar of Events

A Conversation with Peruvian Filmmaker Melina León

Zoom Princeton

Oct 3, 2023, 11:00 am – 12:20 pm Oct 3, 2023, 1:30 pm – 2:50 pm Please join us for a special Q&A in Spanish with Peruvian filmmaker Melina León on her debut feature film Canción sin nombre (2019) available on Princeton University Kanopy Streaming. This event is co-sponsored by the Spanish and Portuguese department, […]

The Future of Hong Kong: Is free speech dead?

16 Joseph Henry House

The widespread 2019 protests in Hong Kong, and the imposition of a sweeping new National Security Law the following year, irrevocably changed the fabric of this once open and free-wheeling society. Dozens of civil society groups, labor unions and political parties disbanded, news outlets were shuttered and dozens of activists were arrested or fled into […]

Princeton University Library Author Talk: Ryo Morimoto “Nuclear Ghost”

Firestone Library, Classroom A-6F

"There is a nuclear ghost in Minamisōma." This is how one resident describes a mysterious experience following the 2011 nuclear fallout in coastal Fukushima. Investigating the nuclear ghost among the graying population, Ryo Morimoto encounters radiation’s shapeshifting effects. Morimoto, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University, has written one of the first in-depth ethnographic accounts […]

Homer’s Hippiad: From the First Deaths to the Last Word

A71 Louis A. Simpson Building

Mules are the first deaths in the timeline of the poem; the last word of the poem is ἱπποδάμοιο, “breaker of horses.” In between, horses (and mules) share with men the experiences of battle, hard labor, and athletic excellence, and with women, being judged by their beauty, seized as spoils, and offered as prizes. They […]

“Birdcalls: A roundtable”

Room N107, School of Architecture Room N107, School of Architecture, Princeton

For this work, sometimes referred to as “Patriarchal Rollcall”, Louise Lawler sounded out the familiar names of male artists dominating the art world in the 1970s using the chirps and peeps of birdcalls - activating the artistic tradition of mimesis but with a twist. ​The humor of the work is tinged with urgency as it […]

Panel: Creativity in the Age of ChatGPT

Community Room, Princeton Public Library Community Rm, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, Princeton

Join us for a panel discussion featuring a diverse set of voices from the tech industry, journalism, the arts, and higher education. Participants will consider how ChatGPT, and generative AI more broadly, will alter how we define, understand, and practice creativity in the future. Rishi Jaitly, Princeton University alumnus and former Trustee, former executive at […]

ALTHEA Reading: by Ling Ma & Sandra Cisneros

Drapkin Studio at Lewis Arts complex Princeton

Fiction writer Ling Ma, author of the novel Severance and the story collection Bliss Montage, and MacArthur Foundation Fellow and National Medal of Arts-winning writer Sandra Cisneros read from their work to kick off the 2023-24 Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series.

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