News and Announcements
Call for Papers: “An Ending of Sorts? Critical Responses to Disappearance and Disenchantment in Modernity,” March 3–4, 2017The Graduate Students of the Humanities Center of Johns Hopkins University are pleased to announce a conference to be held on March 3 and 4, 2017. We are honored to host keynote speakers Peter Gordon (Amabel B. James Professor of History, Harvard University) and Megan Quigley (Associate Professor of English, Villanova University).
In the interdisciplinary spirit of the Humanities Center, we invite papers from literature and the arts, philosophy and critical theory, anthropology and sociology, and any other relevant field that take up questions of disappearance, loss, and disenchantment, as well as those that consider the scholar's role in the recuperation or preservation of the object of inquiry.
For more details, see the full call for papers.
Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind
The Humanities Center welcomes George Makari for a discussion of his most recent book
Soul Machine: The Invention
December 2, 2016, 1:30 pm
A Colloquium in France on the Humanities Center’s 1966 Conference on Structuralism and its Legacy
The Humanities Center is pleased to co-organize a colloquium on its founding 1966 conference, “The Poststructuralist Controversy and the Sciences of Man,” to be held in Paris December 13–14, 2016.
You can find a program
In Praise of Translation
The Humanities Center is pleased to announce three seminars by Barbara Cassin, Director of research at the CNRS, director of the Léon Robin Center for Research on Ancient Thought, and Associate of the Humanities Center.
April 3, 4, and 6, 2017
Margaret Cavendish (1623–73): Vitalist, Materialist and Poet
The Humanities Center is pleased to welcome Susan James, Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, and Associate of the Humanities Center for three seminars on Margaret Cavendish.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
All seminars will take place in
Hent de Vries Appointed to the Chaire de Métaphysique Etienne Gilson
Hent de Vries has been appointed as the 2018 Titulaire de la Chaire de Métaphysique Etienne Gilson at the Institut Catholique in Paris. In that capacity, he will present six public lectures in March 2018, which will be published by the Presses Universitaires de France. The endowed chair and lecture series commemorates the work of the well-known twentieth-century medievalist and Descartes specialist, Etienne Gilson. Earlier chair holders include Pierre Aubenque, Alain de Libera, Jean-Luc Marion, Stanley Rosen, Stéphane Moses, Jean-Louis Chrétien, Francis Jacques, Jean Greisch, Jean Grondin, Rémi Braque, and Cathérine Chalier.
New Positions for Current and Former Members of the Department
The Humanities Center is proud to congratulate the following graduate student, postdoc, and alumnus on their recent acceptance of new positions:
Nicole Jerr—Assistant Professor of English, Department of English Department, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado
Daniel Schwartz—Assistant Professor in German and Russian Cinema, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, McGill University
Sebastian Lecourt—Assistant Professor of English and American Literature, Department of English, University of Houston
Tarek Dika—Assistant Professor in History of Philosophy, Program of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame
Michael Fried Decorated in France
The Humanities Center congratulates Michael Fried on his being honored by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. Professor Fried has been named Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of his significant contributions to furthering the arts and literature in France and throughout the world. The award reflects a recognition of decades of important scholarship by Michael Fried in the areas of French painting, art criticism, and literature.
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