On and Off Campus
January 27th, 2015
Reinventing Documentary: The Art of Allan Sekula
The Eric and Ronna Hoffman Gallery of Art presents:
Reinventing Documentary: The Art of Allan Sekulauntil March 15
King Abdullah Memorial
Join us for student presentations celebrating Saudi Arabian King Abdullah’s life, informative discussions, and snacks.
January 29th, 2015
Poetry Reading by Victor Rodríguez Nuñez
Please join us for an wonderful evening with poet Victor Rodríguez Nuñez. This event is co-sponsored by the English Department and the Hispanic and Studies and Latin American Studies Departments.
February 2nd, 2015
52nd Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture
The Department of History is delighted to announce Dr. Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College at the University of Chicago, as the 2015 Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lectuerer. Dr. Chakrabarty’s talk, titled “Historical Research: The Indian Career of A European Ideal,” will track some of the debates and processes through which certain Rankean ideas about historical sources, research, and telling the “truth” about the past found a home in British India.
February 3rd, 2015
6:30pm - 8:00pm:
Lecture by Dr. Ed Baptist (Cornell University)
Ed Baptist grew up in Durham, North Carolina, and received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. He did his graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania. Since then, he has taught first at the University of Miami, and, since 2003, at Cornell University. He will speaking about his new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.
February 4th, 2015
7:00pm - 8:30pm:
An Evening with Sister Helen Prejean and the 20th Anniversary of the film “Dead Man Walking”
Sister Helen Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty. Sister Helen is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph and began working at Hope House from 1981 – 1984. During this time, she was asked to correspond with a death row inmate Patrick Sonnier at Angola. She agreed and became his spiritual adviser. After witnessing his execution, she wrote a book about the experience. The result was Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States.
February 21st, 2015
Presenting SISTER OUTSIDER!
Sister Outsider Poetry is an award-winning duo representing two of the top three female slam poets in the world, Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman. Their tour marks the first time that two Women of the World Poetry Slam Champions have paired up. They have appeared on six national poetry slam finals stages and have six championships collectively.
Inspired by the life and work of Audre Lorde, they write and perform their “otherness” into the center and use spoken word as a tool for social change.