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Previous Events

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Origins of the American Campus

The unique spatial form of the modern American campus originates as a product of the late nineteenth century socio-economic struggle between labor and capital. MORE
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Humanities on the Edge

The spread of Western knowledge in the age of globalization that began in the nineteenth century was in its own way as powerful a force as the political and economic transformations of imperialism. MORE
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Global or World Universities?

At the height of the millennial frenzy announcing the imminent advent of globalization and the reign of a knowledge economy, a number of universities launched expansion projects, entering into partnerships with foreign universities, and, increasingly, building new campuses, from Asia to the Middle East. MORE
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle

Raiford analyzes why activists chose photography over other media, explores the doubts some individuals had about the strategies, and shows how photography became an increasingly effective, if complex, tool in representing black political interests. MORE
Monday, March 4, 2013

Neuroscience and the Literary History of Mind: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Attention in Jane Austen

Natalie Phillips, Assistant Professor of English at Michigan State University, specializes in 18th-century literature, the history of mind, and cognitive approaches to narrative. MORE
Thursday, February 7, 2013

Too Big to See: The Visual Culture of Economic Rights

This talk features the work of our 2012-2013 CMU Humanities Center Senior Research Fellow, Leshu Torchin. MORE
Friday, November 9, 2012

When Homeland Terror Passes for Bureaucratic Security: The Wire Meets The Office

Do you know what the NBC comedy The Office has in common with the HBO series, The Wire? The idea that in a hierarchy every employee rises to his or her level of incompetence. MORE
Monday, October 8, 2012

The Media are a Force…but for What?

Brooke Gladstone is managing editor and co-host of On the Media. After working in print media, she joined NPR in 1987 as senior editor of Weekend Edition. MORE
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Anne Balsamo Lecture

In response to the “Imagining Planetarity” project, Anne Balsamo will address one of its key questions:  “how might the world to come be thought into existence constructively?” MORE
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Right to Look; Or, Why We Occupy

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Istvan Csicsery-Ronay

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Ecology of Everyday Life

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Arts of the Planet: National Conference, October 27-30, 2011

ASAP LogoAs part of its program for 2011-2012 on the them of Imaging Planetarity, the Humanities Center will a host the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present MORE