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  Artists to give talks on alternative universities as sites of creativity Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Vincent Katz to lecture and hold workshop Artists from the Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU) and Vincent Katz, a professor of art at Yale...
  Co-sponsored by the Music Department, the Center for the Humanities, the Center for International Studies, and the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights. On August 23, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. Roughly...
Celebrate Humanities Day on March 14 to feature former U.S. Rep. Jim Leach Activities will include Leach's keynote address, student performances and a pub quiz Grinnell College will mark Celebrate Humanities Day, a daylong series of events to honor the study of the humanities,...
Grinnell College will present "When the Wolves Came In," performed by Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, 1108 Park St., Grinnell. In addition to the performance, Abraham will give a free,...
Two-Part Workshop: Monday, September 14, 7:30 p.m., JRC 101 (Brainstorming/discussion of topic for the zine.) Tuesday, September 15, 11 – 1:30 p.m., JRC 101 (Hands-on making the zine. Feel free to stop by and work for a few minutes or a few hours.)   Lecture Presentation and...
Solera, downtown Sites of Creativity Presentations by: Ross Haenfler, Associate Professor of Sociology, “Lifestyle Movements as Sites of Creativity” Kathleen Oberlin, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Place and Culture-Making: Geographic Clumping in the Emergence of Artistic...
Emotions Presentations by: Abram Lewis, Assistant Professor of Gender, Women's and Sexuality StudiesJoe Neisser, Associate Professor of PhilosophyTony Perman, Assistant Professor of MusicNancy Rempel-Clower, Associate Professor of PsychologyMaria Tapias, Associate Dean of the...
  Dudley Andrew is Professor of Film and Comparative Literature at Yale. Biographer of André Bazin, he extends Bazin’s thought in What Cinema Is! (2011) in the edited volume, Opening Bazin (2012), and in his translaton of a new collection, André Bazin’ New Media. Working in...
  Dudley Andrew, Professor of Film and Comparative Literature, Yale University will give a talk on French cinema of the 1930s and 40s leading to the New Wave a decade later as an instance of the collaboration between artistic creation and political movements.  In speaking to our...
The Center for Humanities will have an election to add new members to its Advisory Board on Thursday, October 1, 4:15 p.m., at Macy House. This is also a great occasion to give us feedback on Center events, share your ideas about what you would like to see this coming year and...
Urvashi Butalia, “Publishing Against the Grain: A Story from India”Billy Kahora, “Of Creative ‘Interventions’ and ‘Social Contracts’: Looking At Kwani” Two international scholars, Urvashi Butalia and Billy Kahora, will give a joint lecture about publishing houses in India and...
  Juliet Bellow, “Working Simultaneously: Robert and Sonia Delaunay and the Ballets Russes” Julia Randel, “Pas de deux of music and dance: Balanchine’s Stravinsky ballets”   Juliet Bellow, is Associate Professor of Modern European Art History at American University.  Her...
The Wall (BCA 154) Dr. Megan Lewis from UMass Amherst shares her research on how whiteness plays out in culture and is maintained, and contested, through performance. Drawing on her forthcoming monograph, A Whitely Nation: Performing and Reforming the Afrikaner in South African...
  Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English at Salem State University, will be visiting campus March 11th and 12th.  During her time here, she will give a workshop entitled, "Digital Humanities Pedagogies for Social Justice," Saturday from 10 am to 1:30 pm in the DLab.  ...
Room 102 Please join us Friday, October 9th at 4:15 p.m. in ARH 102 as we welcome Jim Elmborg, Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa, and Sarah Purcell, Professor of History and Director of the Rosenfield Program of...
  Eric Avila, Professor of History, Chicano Studies and Urban Planning and Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the Division of Social Sciences, UCLA The Folklore of the Freeway: Connectivity, Creativity and Conflict in the Age of Highway Construction Eric...
Today, millions of people throughout the world literally “inhabit" imaginary worlds, often in the company of others, for extended periods of time. But are fans of Sherlock Holmes, the Lord of the Rings, or Worlds of Warcraft merely escaping from reality, or are they learning to...
Scholars from India and Kenya talk about Publishing Houses as creative collectives. Urvashi Butalia, “Publishing Against the Grain: A Story from India” Billy Kahora, “Of Creative ‘Interventions’ and ‘Social Contracts’: Looking At Kwani” Urvashi Butalia is co-founder of India...

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All films will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 921 Main Street, Grinnell, Iowa. These showings are free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. Monday, February 9 – Afghanistan: The Surge Robert Hodierne ’68, director/producer, will answer...
The Humanities Center is pleased to announce its annual student conference on April 19-20, 2013.  Following the success of the conference last year, the Center has decided to make this an annual event at which students have the opportunity to present a selection of their papers...
From the French origins of Des Moines to the Algerian roots of Elkader, this year's festival, "A Home in the World | A World at Home," focuses on Iowans' roles in the global community and on the international influences that shape our state. On Saturday, April 12, join faculty...
Vincent Sherry will present a free public lecture, “Bare Death: The Failing Sacrifice of the Great War,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Sherry will consider the fate of “sacrifice” as a category of value in the political, military, and...
*/ Jennifer Worley, associate professor of English, women's studies, and LGBT studies at City College of San Francisco, will present two events at Grinnell College. Screening and Talk — Sex On Wheels:  A Secret History of Sex Workers 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, Rosenfield Center...
Artists from the Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU) and Vincent Katz, a professor of art at Yale University, will give talks on alternative universities as sites of creativity on Wednesday, April 20, at Grinnell College. The free and public talks will take place at...
Professor Dhananjay Singh, of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, will present "Ancient Indian Theatre Traditions and their Representation in Contemporary Bollywood" at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Lawson Lecture Hall, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Room 152. In a...
Nicole Mitchell — a leading flutist, composer, and improviser — will present a lecture recital, “Ancient to the Future," at 4:15 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015 in Herrick Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Mitchell lives at the intersection of improvisation,...
*/ February 11-12, 2016 at Grinnell College On August 23, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. Roughly five years later, on January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake rocked the small island nation of Haiti. These cataclysmic events, this shared experience...
Grinnell College will mark Celebrate Humanities Day, a daylong series of free, public events to honor the study of the humanities, on Monday, March 14. U.S. Rep. Jim Leach will present the keynote, "Where Politics and Morality Conjoin and Disconnect," at 7:30 p.m. in Joe...
Joanna Bourke, professor of history at Birkbeck College, University of London, will present “Designed to Kill: The Science and Art of Killing, 1914-1945” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Bourke says “Weapons have a social life. They move in...
Disability culture activist Petra Kuppers will deliver a free public lecture, “Disability Culture Pedagogy and Social Justice,” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community performance...
Dudley Andrew, Selden Rose Professor of Film and Comparative Literature at Yale University, will give a lecture on French cinema of the 1930s and ’40s on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled "From Ciné-Liberté  (1936) to Film...
Kevin Kopelson, professor of English at the University of Iowa, offers a humorous take on “Hollywood Has-Beens” and what we can learn from them about acceptance and delight. His presentation, complete with film clips, is at 4:15 p.m. Friday, April 18 in ARH Room 102. The free...
Two international scholars, Urvashi Butalia and Billy Kahora, will give a joint lecture about publishing houses in India and Kenya at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. Butalia, founder and CEO of Zubaan, a feminist publishing house in India,...
"Letters Home" exhibition, Oct. 1, 2014 to Feb. 28, 2015, Burling Library  As part of the Center for the Humanities theme “A Century of War: 1914 and Beyond,” the Burling Library exhibition "Letters Home " is on display on the main floor and in Burling Gallery on the lower level...
Professors Juliet Bellow and Julia Randel will discuss models of collaboration in dance, art, and music at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Each will present a 20 minute talk. Bellow will present “Working Simultaneously: Robert and Sonia Delaunay...
Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company will present Mortal Tongues, Immortal Stories is a multimedia dance project that bears witness and celebrates the lives of poets and artists lost to AIDS. Based on the anthology "Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS", this...
  Connelly Lecture: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, Rosenfield Center Room 101 Srinivas Aravamudan is a distinguished scholar of 18th-century English literature with wide-ranging interests and an unusual approach to contemporary issues. On Oct. 9, Aravamudan is presenting this year’s...
The third annual Iowa Humanities Festival, co-sponsored by Grinnell College, will be held in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 10-11, 2015. This year’s theme is “The Elusive Prairie” and the festival’s organizers are currently accepting submissions for a photo contest. They say: The...
Eugene Gaub, associate professor of music, will perform Maurice Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin: A Memorial to Friends Killed in the Great War” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. This free concert will take place in the Faulconer Gallery. Ravel, a 20th century French composer,...
Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English at Salem State University, will deliver a talk entitled, "Decolonizing Digital Humanities: Towards New Communities of Practice" on March 11, 4-5:30 p.m., in Burling Lounge. This talk takes a critical look at what it means  –  and...
Vincent Sherry will consider the fate of “sacrifice” as a category of value in the political, military, and personal experience of the Great War of 1914-18 in a talk called “Bare Death: The Failing Sacrifice of the Great War.” He will present at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in...
College students often wonder how their chosen areas of study will affect their future. The third annual Humanities Student Symposium, to be held April 7-9, will highlight student research and help students understand how the humanities can offer a wealth of life and career...
*/ The Dean's Office and the Center for the Humanities are pleased to announce the Student Research Symposium, April 6–9, 2015. Selected students across all divisions will present a selection of their disciplinary or inter-disciplinary research papers, creative performances,...
Film studies is a long-established interdisciplinary study theme at Grinnell. This is because film and media studies are supported throughout the curriculum, explains Terri Geller, assistant professor of film theory and history in the English Department. For example, the Center...
Eric Avila, professor of history, Chicano studies, and urban planning at UCLA, will present "The Folklore of the Freeway: Connectivity, Creativity and Conflict in the Age of Highway Construction" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 11 in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center Room 101. Avila...
Michael Saler, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, will discuss the prehistory of imaginary worlds in fantasy and science fiction as a source of modern enchantment when he speaks at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101....
Panel Book Talk: noon Friday, Nov. 15, Bucksbaum Center Faulconer Gallery In The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas S. Kuhn argues against the view that science continually progresses throughout time. Instead, he asserts that science undergoes revolutions in which a...
Anton Kaes, professor of German and film & media, 
University of California-Berkeley, will present
 “The Trauma of War in Weimar Cinema” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center Room 101. This lecture addresses the invisible, long-term effects of the...
Timbuktu, winner of seven Cesar Awards including Best Picture, will be shown at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at The Strand Theatre, 921 Main St., Grinnell. The screening is free and open to the public. The film centers on proud cattle herder Kidane, who lives peacefully in the...
  Artist, researcher, and writer Sara Hendren opens the Center for the Humanities’ ongoing series “Science, Technologies, and the Human Condition” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Rosenfield Center Room 101. The series explores how different technologies have transformed the...
Writers@Grinnell brings poet and memoirist Brian Turner to campus for two free public events on Thursday, March 12 in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. Roundtable: 4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Rosenfield Center, Room 209. Reading: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Rosenfield Center...
*/ Carlos Ferguson ’92 and Kate In ’13 of Tiny Circus will conduct a collaborative zine-making workshop Sept. 14-16. An abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine, a zine is a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images. Tiny Circus is a...

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  Connect to the humanities with research and scholarship, interdisciplinary studies, and more. Theme 2015-16: "Sites of Creativity: Streets, Salons, Studios, and Schools" The Center for the Humanities will explore the creative synergies of groups of writers, artists, students,...

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