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Call for Papers, "The Horizons of Community"

The Graduate Students of The Humanities Center are proud to announce a Graduate Student Conference, "The Horizons of Community," with keynote speakers Boris Groys (Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, NYU), Joshua Kotin (Assistant Professor, Department of English, Princeton), and Molly Warnock (Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and The Humanities Center, JHU). 


   February 27 and 28, 2015

   Click here for further information.

New Master's Program in Humanistic Studies

   The Humanities Center is pleased to
   announce a new course of study, the
   Master of Arts in Humanistic Studies.

   Please click here for more information.

How to Really Do Things with Words

The Humanities Center is honored to present three lectures by Barbara Cassin (CNRS, Léon Robin Center for Research on Ancient Thought, and Collège International de Philosophie),  Associate of the Humanities Center:

   Oct. 21: "Ontology/Logology"
   Oct. 22: "South African TRC: 'Enough of
      the Truth for...'"
   Oct. 23: "Lacan, or 'The Presence of the
      Sophist Nowadays'"

   4:00 pm in the Humanities
   Center Seminar Room (Gilman 208)

Matthew Engelke

The Humanities Center is pleased to announce a lecture by Matthew Engelke (London School of Economics)

   Secular Shadows:
   African, Immanent, Post-colonial

   Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 4 pm

Workshop: Principles of Cultural Dynamics

The workshop discusses the work of this year's participants in the research network "Principles of Cultural Dynamics" and presents the exchange program with the Freie Universität Berlin.


   Tuesday, December 2, 2014
   4:30 pm
   Gilman 208

Workshop on Spiritual Exercises

The Humanities Center is happy to announce a one-day workshop under the title “ASpiritual Exercise Every Day” with the aim to discuss various concepts and practices of Spiritual Exercises in different fields of humanities, notably philosophy, literature and cinema.


   Thursday, December 4, 2014
   9:00 am to 4:00 pm
   Gilman 208

   Click here for a program of the workshop.

Michael Marder

The Humanities Center and GRLL are pleased to announce a lecture by Michael Marder (Ikerbasque Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country, UPV-EHU, Vitoria-Gasteiz)


   "Plant Philosophy"

   Wednesday, February 18, 2015

David Wellbery

The Humanities Center is proud to announce three lectures by David Wellbery (LeRoy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson University Professor and Chair of the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago), Associate of the Humanities Center

  March 9, 10 and 11, 2015

Jennifer Ashton

The Humanities Center is glad to announce a lecture by Jennifer Ashton (Department of English, University of Illinois at Chicago)


   "'All that silent stone, in agony':
   American Poetry since 2001,
   a View from the Pergamon Altar"

   Wednesday, March 25, 2015
   4:00 pm
   Gilman 208

Rens Bod

The Humanities Center and GRLL are pleased to announce a lecture by Rens Bod (Professor in Digital Humanities at the University of Amsterdam)


   "Writing the Global History of the Humanities"

   Monday, April 6, 2015

Past Events

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