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The Jesse Macy House at 1205 Park Street opened in spring 2008— a newly renovated home for many of the College's distinguished programs. The house brings together programs that regularly enrich the lives of Grinnellians by bringing special speakers and performers to campus,...

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SEPTEMBER Waking the Machines: Art, Design, and Adaptive Technology Sara HendrenWednesday, September 11, 7:30 p.m., JRC 101Waking the Machines: Art, Design, and Adaptive Technology Sara Hendren is an artist, researcher, and writer in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She makes material...

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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...
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...
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...
Donna V. Jones, associate professor in of English at the University of California–Berkeley, will present “Immortal Inequalities: Towards a Critique of Futurist Discourse” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Rosenfield Center Room 101. The free event is open to the public. Jones...
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...
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...
Join Paula Findlen at 4:15 p.m., Oct. 3, for  "Is a Crocodile a Work of Art? Seeing Objects in the Early Modern Cabinet of Curiosities." Modern museums and art galleries have their origins in late Renaissance European private collections of artifacts gathered for study and...
Nick Wilding will discuss “Machinations: Plotting the Early Modern World" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 28, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. He is the latest speaker in the Center for the Humanities series "Science, Technologies, and the Human Condition." The series offers...
  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 Center for the Humanities' year-long series — Science, Technologies, and the Human Condition — explores the ways technologies have transformed how we perceive the body, time, space, and our environment. Speakers and activities will allow students and guests to explore the...
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...
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...
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...
  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. 2013-2014 Topic: "Science, Technologies, and the Human Condition" In this series, the Humanities Center seeks an interdisciplinary exploration of the ways in which different...
  Connect to the humanities with research and scholarship, interdisciplinary studies, and more. 2013-2014 Topic: "Science, Technologies, and the Human Condition" In this series, the Humanities Center seeks an interdisciplinary exploration of the ways in which different...

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