Calendar of Events


When Pages Breathe: Immersive Elocution of Literature, an installation

CoLab Gallery, Lewis Arts Complex

Lecturer in Theater Chesney Snow and students in his fall course, “The Oral Interpretation of Toni and William,” present a multimedia oral interpretation of literature installation that examines speech as an aspect of fine art through the exploration of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, as well as the literary canons of iconic American writer […]

Medieval Faculty Colloquium: “Engaging the Sensoria in Premodern Qur’an Commentary”

209 Scheide Caldwell 209 Scheide Caldwell, Princeton

The Program in Medieval Studies is pleased to offer the Faculty Colloquium series for Fall 2023. Tehseen Thaver (Religion) will present this lunchtime talk on Wednesday, December 6. What is the relationship between Qur’an exegesis, ritual practice, and the formations of religious identities and communities? This is the central question this presentation will address by focusing […]

Readings from The Princeton Comics Notebook

Labyrinth Books 122 Nassau Street, Princeton

Students in E.S. Glenn’s fall Princeton Atelier course, “How to Write a Graphic Novel,” read from The Princeton Comics Notebook, an anthology of stories created over the course of the semester combining drawings and text. Glenn is a regular cartoonist for The New Yorker and creator of the graphic novels Unsmooth #1 (2020) and its […]

2023-24 Old Dominion Public Lecture Series – Women’s Property and the Downward Spiral into Fraud: Questioning the Persistent Narrative of Progress in Women’s Legal Status

010 East Pyne Princeton

The assumption that women’s legal status has steadily improved over time is so entrenched that it is now difficult to imagine otherwise.  That narrative of progress, however, ignores dramatic legal changes in the nineteenth century that worked in the opposite direction, undermining traditional claims that women had to property and, increasingly, linking women’s control of property […]

Information structure insights from sign language anaphora

1-S-5 Green Hall 1-S-5 Green Hall, Princeton

Notions of topic and focus have been well-studied in sign languages, which - like many spoken languages -  tend to have word orders highly influenced by information structural considerations, along with perhaps some modality-specific considerations provided by suprasegmental nonmanuals, the tight integration of iconic gestures into the grammatical structure, etc. The use of signing space/”loci” […]

A Conversation on Literature and the Climate Crisis with Pierre Ducrozet

100 Jones Hall

A Conversation with French writer Pierre Ducrozet, the author of Le Grand Vertige, in discussion with Göran Blix (in English). This conversation on the climate crisis will take its cue from Pierre Ducrozet’s recent eco-thriller—Le grand vertige (2020)—a global road novel, absurdist adventure story, speculative fiction about the paths and pitfalls on the road to […]

China: From a Nationless State to a Nation Defined by State

202 Jones Hall

Reading a pre-modern concept into the modern era rather than reading modern notions back into the past, “China: From a Nationless State to a Nation Defined by State” explores how China and Chinese nationalism have been shaped by the multifaceted concept “guo.” A word for dynastic state in classical Chinese, this term came to be […]

Sex and Gender Complexity in Scientific Research

100 Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Researchers across disciplines  increasingly recognize the importance of accounting for the intersectional complexity of sex and gender. There is undeniable evidence that sex-related biological variables (such as chromosomes, hormones, external genitalia and internal reproductive structures) develop in ways that cannot be easily sorted to stereotypical binary categories. To further complicate the picture, gender-related social variables […]

“‘Tafaḍḍal,’ Come in and Delve!” – Or How to Sense the In/Visible Space in Manuscripts of the Islamic World

Firestone Library, Special Collctions, C-Floor

Medieval and early modern illustrators of the Islamic world developed various techniques to communicate spatial concepts and narratives on paper. They transformed the––seemingly––flat surface not only with their brush, but also through deliberate incorporation of the senses beyond the ocular to nudge the reader and viewer to wander through and explore what can be sensed […]

Science and Social Justice Salon: Sex and Gender Complexity

056 Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall

The Science and Social Justice Salon series aims to build bridges between scientists and humanists interested in critically examining the social and ethical impacts of scientific work. The December Salon immediately follows a panel discussion on sex and gender complexity in scientific research, featuring Catherine Clune-Taylor (Princeton Gender and Sexuality Studies) in conversation with Agustin […]

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