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Fall 2013 Humanities Forum

The UMBC Humanities Forum offers a program of events that illustrate the richness of contemporary work in philosophy, history, culture, language, literature and the arts. The Forum is particularly interested in demonstrating the links that bring together the humanities, the social sciences and the sciences.

Sep 10
4 PM
“Hispanic Americans: The Cosmic Race”
Lecture by Marie Arana
LECTURE/DISCUSSION · Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery ·Throughout her career as a writer, Marie Arana has aimed toexplain who Hispanic Americans are and what it means to have a north-southAmerican identity. In this talk, she will explore questions of…
Sep 19
4:30 PM
“What Remains? Baltimore Neighborhoods in Transition”
Moderator: Denise Meringolo
LECTURE/DISCUSSION · Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery ·Moderator: Denise Meringolo (History). Participants: NicoleKing (American Studies), Steve Bradley (Visual Arts), Bill Shewbridge (Mediaand Communication Studies), Michelle Stefano (Maryland…
Sep 24
4 PM
“The Worlds of Joseph Conrad:…”
Lecture by Maya Jasanoff
LECTURE/DISCUSSION · Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery · “The Worlds of Joseph Conrad: British Imperial Declineand the Dawn of Globalization” The Annual Robert K. Webb History Department Lecture….
Sep 26
4 PM
“Electric Orisha: Race, Media & Travel in…”
Lecture by Aisha M. Beliso-DeJesus
LECTURE/DISCUSSION · University Center : 310 · “Electric Orisha: Race, Media and Travel in TransnationalSanteria”    The Africana Studies Research Colloquium (African StudiesDepartment). Dr. Aisha M. Beliso-DeJesus is a…
Oct 16
7 PM
“HOT: Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth”
Lecture by Mark Hertsgaard
LECTURE/DISCUSSION · University Center : Ballroom · For twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard (Fellow of the New AmericaFoundation, the environment correspondent for The Nation, and a co-founder ofthe group, Climate Parents) has written about global…
Oct 23
4 PM
“Roman Gladiatorial Spectacle”
Lecure by David Levering Lewis
LECTURE/DISCUSSION · Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery ·Ancient Studies Week Lecture. Dr. Fagan, Professor of Ancient History, Penn StateUniversity, will present the findings of his recent book, The Lure of theArena, a study of the social…
Nov 13
7 PM
“W.E.B. Du Bois Fifty Years after the March on Washington”
Lecture by David Levering Lewis
LECTURE/DISCUSSION · University Center : Ballroom · The 35th Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Department of AfricanaStudies Lecture. Dr. David Levering Lewis is Professor of History at New YourUniversity and author of eight books and editor of…
Nov 20
4 PM
“Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South tell their Tales”
Lecture by E. Patrick Johnson
LECTURE/DISCUSSION · University Center : Ballroom · The 7th Annual Korenman Lecture. E. Patrick Johnson is the Carlos Montezuma Professor ofPerformance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University andArtistic Fellow…
Nov 26
4 PM
“Exhibiting Erotic Art & the Problem of Obscenity in…”
Lecture by Amaury Garcia
LECTURE/DISCUSSION · Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery ·“Exhibiting Erotic Art (shunga) and the Problem of Obscenityin the 20th Century Japan” In Japan today there is an informal prohibition…