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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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Shuchi KapilaDirector, Center for HumanitiesProfessor   Christopher P. FrenchAssociate Professor           Kelly HeroldAssociate Professor         Philippe J MoisanAssociate Professor         Joseph NeisserAssistant Professor    
Accepting nominations... for The Grinnell Lecture: A Celebration of Faculty Scholarship, now through Oct. 17, 2014. See Announcement and Call for Nominations. Theme 2014-15: "A Century of War: 1914 and Beyond" These events will explore the social, political, and cultural...
ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS THE GRINNELL LECTURE: A CELEBRATION OF FACULTY SCHOLARSHIPFriday, December 12, 2014Nominations due by October 17, 2014 The Dean’s Office and the Center for the Humanities are delighted to announce that the First Annual Grinnell Lecture,...

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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...
Grinnell College students will have the chance to question a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist during the opening of “A Century of War: 1914 and Beyond.” Chris Hedges spent two decades as a war correspondent, most of them with the New York Times. On Sept. 16, he will Head a...
A look at the life of The Emir Abd el-Kader, for whom the town of Elkader, Iowa, was named in 1846. A three-day symposium held Sept. 21–23 will reflect on the life of the Emir Abd el-Kader (1808–83). Described as an exemplary Muslim, the celebrated military hero of Algeria...
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...
"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...
"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...
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. 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...
  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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