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Spring 2012 Seminar: Gender and Identity in the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa

Grinnell faculty from a variety of disciplines are spending the academic year 2010-11 studying the complex issues of gender and identity in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. Under the guidance of Professors Susan Ireland (French), Kathy Kamp (Anthropology), and Mervat Youssef (Arabic), these faculty members are reading and discussing a detailed bibliography of scholarly works to prepare for a two-week trip to Egypt, where they will meet with scholars and NGO leaders.

2011 Grinnell Area Local Food Alliance Apprentices

Jackie Blair ‘12 and James Yox ’12 were the two Grinnell Area Local Foods Alliance summer garden apprentices, working with Center director Jon Andelson. They maintained the campus garden and community garden, worked with the Compass Plant CSA, worked with kids programs in the community of Grinnell, developed a series of local foods cooking classes, and other activities.

2012-13 Humanities Student Symposium

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 or creative work. Student submissions can be in the form of essays that show excellent research in the humanities, broadly defined by principles of humanistic inquiry and research, creative writing, art projects, or other forms of creative expression.

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