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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...
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...
"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...
  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,...
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...
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...
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...
  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...

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  Connect to the humanities with research and scholarship, interdisciplinary studies, and more. Theme 2014-15: "A Century of War: 1914 and Beyond" These events will explore the social, political, and cultural transformations brought about by the First World War and the ways in...

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