Conversation in the Humanities
11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Thursday, November 20, Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101
Translation as Liberal Arts Pedagogy

Presentations by:
Aron Aji, Director of MFA in Literary Translation at University of Iowa - “Translation for Global Literacy: Integrating Translation Across the Curriculum”
Tim Arner, Associate Professor of English - “Translating Backwards”
Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies - “Translation as Inevitable Failure: Encounter, Adventure and Inadequacy in Moving Between Voices, Words and Worlds”
Hai-Dang Phan, Assistant Professor of English - “The Difference Translation Makes”


Priya Satia, Associate Professor of Modern British History, Stanford University
7:30 PM
Tuesday, December 2, ARH 302

“The Great War in the Middle East”

The Middle East was a critical arena in the global conflict known as World War One. British tactics on that front were also uniquely innovative. In this talk, Prof. Satia will examine the origins of those creative tactics and their enormous cultural and political impact in Europe, South Asia, and the Middle East itself.

Priya Satia is Associate Professor of modern British history at Stanford University. Her first book Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East (OUP, 2008) won the 2009 AHA-Herbert Baxter Adams Book Prize, the 2009 AHA-Pacific Coast Branch Book Award, and the 2010 Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies Book Prize. Her work has also appeared in the American Historical Review, Past and Present, Technology and Culture, Humanity, as well as several edited volumes and popular media such as the Financial Times, Nation, and the TLS. With support from the NEH and the ACLS, she is currently finishing her second book, Empire of Guns: The British State, the Industrial Revolution, and the Conscience of a Quaker Gun-Manufacturer.

Friday, December 12
(By invitation only)

The Dean’s Office and the Center for the Humanities are delighted to announce the first annual Grinnell Lecture, which recognizes outstanding scholarship by a faculty member. This year’s recipient, Tyler Roberts will present “Critical Thinking After Critique in Religious Studies and the Humanities.”