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Fall 2019 Humanities Forum

  • The Fractal Caribbean

    New Literatures of Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic
    Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Mayra Santos-Febres, Professor of Creative Writing, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras This talk explores the efforts of contemporary Hispanic Caribbean writers to represent a reality that...
    Posted: July 23, 2019 2:07 PM
  • The Visual Workings of Roman Slave Sales

    Ancient Studies Week
    Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Jennifer Trimble, Associate Professor of Classics, Stanford University Slavery was a fundamental part of ancient Roman society, as was visual culture. We know a lot about these two topics...
    Posted: July 23, 2019 2:10 PM
  • Global History as Urban History

    A View from Edo, The Greatest City in the World
    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Annual Robert K. Webb Lecture Amy Stanley, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University Edo (now Tokyo) was once the greatest city in the world. In 1800 – the era of Napoleon...
    Posted: July 23, 2019 2:13 PM
  • The Future of Du Bois

    Consciousness, Citizenship, and Epistemology in Africa
    Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    41st Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture Nimi Wariboko, Water G. Muelder Professor of Social Ethics in the School of Theology and Chair of the Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics Department, Boston...
    Posted: July 23, 2019 2:16 PM
  • Can the Children of Iberian Cinemas Speak? A Video Essay

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Erin K. Hogan, Associate Professor of Modern, Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication, UMBC This presentation considers how the political appropriation of the child...
    Posted: July 23, 2019 2:22 PM