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Michael Bérubé
Michael Bérubé Speaks on the Value - and the Values - of the Humanities

On Sept. 23, esteemed professor and author Michael Bérubé delivered a lecture to a crowded Kennedy Auditorium on the value of the humanities, addressing commonly held views about “universalism” and “the human.” Bérubé is the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature and director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University and the author of seven books. His lecture was sponsored by the Dean of Faculty and the Hansmann Lecture Fund as part of the “Highlighting the Humanities at Hamilton” series.  More ...

Michael Bérubé
Penn State Professor Michael Bérubé to Lecture on Value of Humanities

Michael Bérubé, the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature and director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Penn State University, will deliver a lecture on Monday, Sept. 23, at 4:10 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium.  His lecture, titled “The Value -- and the Values -- of the Humanities,” is part of Hamilton’s Highlighting the Humanities series and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Ronald Grimes
Humanities Forum Lecture on Ritual Creativity and Bodies

Ritual theorist Ronald Grimes, professor emeritus of religion and culture at Wilfrid  Laurier University, will give a lecture titled “Translating Bodies: Enhanced for Festivity,” on Thursday, April 11, at 4:10 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The lecture is an event in Hamilton’s Humanities Forum and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Patrick Geary
Princeton Medievalist Patrick Geary to Lecture in Humanities Forum

Patrick Geary, a leading historian of the middle ages from Princeton University, will present a lecture titled “The Dilemma of Translation: Sacred Scripture and Sacred Power in the Early Middle Ages,” on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 4:10 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium at Hamilton College.  His lecture is sponsored by Hamilton College’s Humanities Forum and is free and open to the public.  More ...

David Bellos
Princeton Professor David Bellos to Lecture in Humanities Forum

Princeton University professor David Bellos will deliver the Hansmann Lecture at Hamilton College on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 4:10 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. Bellos also directs the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication. His lecture, titled “Translation and the Meaning of Everything,” is free and open to the public.  More ...

Caryl Emerson
Princeton Professor to Lecture on Russian Author, Composer and Stalinist Stage

Princeton University Professor Caryl Emerson will deliver the Hansmann Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 4:10 p.m., in the Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. Emerson is a professor of comparative literature and the A. Watson Armour III University Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton.  The lecture, part of the Humanities Forum, is titled “Eugene Onegin the Play:  Pushkin, Prokofiev, and the Stalinist Stage.” It is free and open to the public.  More ...

Sandow Birk
Artist, Filmmaker Sandow Birk to Speak in Humanities Forum

Los Angeles-based artist Sandow Birk will kick off this year's Humanities Forum with a lecture on Thursday, Sept.  27, at 4:10 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium.  Birk is a painter and filmmaker who creates elaborate artworks concerning a broad range of topics—including politics, inner-city violence, graffiti, war, prisons, surfing and skateboarding.  His lecture, titled “’American Qur’an’ and Dante: Cross Cultural Adaptations,” is free and open to the public.  More ...

Francis Bradley
Humanities Forum Speaker to Lecture on Translating Islam

Francis Bradley, assistant professor of history in the department of social sciences and critical studies at the Pratt Institute, will give a lecture on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 4:10 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center room 3024. Bradley will discuss “Translating Islam: The Interplay between Language and Religion in Southeast Asia” as part of Hamilton’s 2012 Humanities Forum on Translation and Cultural Exchange. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Anthony Kronman
Finding Salvation

Can the disparate fields of academia and spiritual fulfillment ever work toward the same goal? Does the never-ending quest for knowledge push matters of religion and spirituality to the periphery? These questions lie at the center of massive cultural and institutional shifts in education and society, particularly in the West, that occurred over the past two centuries. Yale Law professor Anthony Kronman addressed the spiritual-academic gap that America faces today in a Hamilton lecture, “Education in an Age of Disenchantment.”  More ...

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