September 17, 2018 to November 16, 2018
Commemorating the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War, this exhibition puts poems from the battlefield and the home front into conversation with historical photographs, maps, artifacts, and the correspondence of John Alexander, a Baltimorean and officer in the American Expeditionary Forces. World War I was conducted in flooded trenches, against chemical weapons, bombshells, machine guns, airplanes, and tanks. While many participants began the conflict in the high spirit of nationalism, conceptions of heroism, patriotism, and military ethics were re-examined and reformed under the war’s punishing conditions. The poetry of the war testifies to the dramatic cultural shifts it prompted.
The exhibition is curated for the Sheridan Libraries by Lucy Eills (Writing Seminars, Class of 2018), recipient of a Sheridan Libraries / Alexander Grass Humanities Institute Dean’s Undergraduate Research Award.
Latin America in a Globalizing World (LAGW) Seminar
Elaine Carey, Purdue University Northwest
A double-feature screening of O Babado da Toinha (Toinha’s Fad, Brazil, 2014) and Señorita María, la falda de la montaña (Miss Maria, Skirting the Mountain, Colombia, 2017) on November 14, 2018, 5-7 p.m. at The Parkway Theater (on 5 W. North Ave.), with filmmakers Aranda Souza and Rubén Mendoza.
The films will have English subtitles and the discussion will be conducted in English as well.
For more information, please contact Liliana Galindo Orrego (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We hope to see you there.
Gabriele Ferrario, History of Science and Technology; Islamic Studies, JHU
Alchemy in Motion: The Trilingual Tradition of an Alchemical Recipe Book
Timothy D. Walker, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth [pre-circulated paper]
The English Department presents a lecture by Sarah McNamer, Georgetown University, as part of its Tudor and Stuart Lecture Series. The title of the talk is “The Pearl Poet in the History of Emotion.”
Please join The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute on Friday, November 16th for a lunch panel discussion on the Vietnam War in International Law with Kevin Jon Heller and Samuel Moyn. To view the event poster, please click here.
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, November 12th at mailto:email@example.com
Kevin Jon Heller is an Associate Professor of Public International Law at the University of Amsterdam and Professor of Criminal Law at the University of London.
Samuel Moyn is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Professor of History at Yale University.
2018 Graduate Conference
The Realism Anti-Realism Debate
Keynote speaker: Philip Kitcher (Columbia University)
“Progress in the Sciences and the Arts”
Friday, November 16: 3:00-5:00 pm – Gilman 50
Saturday, November 17: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Gilman 132