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Events 2010

  • A discussion with MARY COFFEY, Dartmouth College.Part of the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives Plains Indian Ledger Art . Friday December 3, 2010 2 - 5pm.
  • GALLERY TALK at the Hood Museum of Art with MARY COFFEY, Dartmouth College. Part of the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives Plains Indian Ledger Art. Thursday December 2, 2010 2pm.
  • LEDGER ART AND PRISON WORK a discussion with VERA B. PALMER, Dartmouth College.  Part of the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives Plains Indian Ledger Art . Friday November 19, 2010 2 - 5pm.
  • GALLERY TALK at the Hood Museum of Art with VERA B. PALMER, Dartmouth College. Part of the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art. Thursday November 18, 2010 2pm:
  • (UN)SETTLING ACCOUNTS: THE VIOLENT ECONOMIES OF THE LEDGER a discussion with MELANIE BENSON, Dartmouth College.  Part of the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art . Friday November 12, 2010 2 - 5pm.
  • NIETZSCHE AND FREUD a discussion of Robert Pippin’s article, “Nietzsche and the Melancholy of Modernity” with eminent philosophy University of Chicago Professor, ROBERT PIPPIN for the Psycholanalysis Study Group. riday November 12, 12 - 1.30pm. Haldeman 246.
  • ROBERT PIPPIN University of Chicago  will talk about  FATALISM IN FILM NOIR: TRAPPED BY ONESELF in Jacques Tourneur's OUT OF THE PAST which will be screened by the DFS on Wednesday November 10, at 7pm in the Loew Auditorium.   This lecture is presented by the Department of Philosophy  Thursday November 11, 2010 4pm.
  • GALLERY TALK at the Hood Museum of Art with MELANIE BENSON, Dartmouth College. Part of the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives in  Plains Indian Ledger Art. Thursday November 11, 2010 2pm.
  • HUGO CHAVEZ, OIL AND LATIN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY  by MIGUEL TINKER SALAS, Arango Professor History, Pomona College. Co-sponsored by The Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Department of History, LALACS, Rockefeller Center and the John Sloane Dickey Center for International Understanding.   Wednesday November 10, 2010 4.00pm.
  • A NIGHT OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE POETRY with PETER COOK and KENNY LERNER - The Flying Words Project hosted by Larry Polansky.  Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall. Saturday November  6. 2010 7.30pm   Cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation.
  • A discussion with JOE HORSE CAPTURE, Guest Curator of the Mark Lansburgh Exhibit the Hood Museum  and Associate Curator, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts.  Part of the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art . Friday November 5, 2010 2 - 5pm.
  • GALLERY TALK at the Hood Museum of Art with JOE HORSE CAPTURE, Guest Curator of the Mark Lansburgh Exhibit at the the Hood Museum and Associate Curator, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. Part of the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives in  Plains Indian Ledger Art . Thursday November 4, 2010 2pm.
  • THE ALTARES EXHIBIT: EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS.  Main Hallway Baker-Berry Library.  Los Angeles-based Chicano Installation Artist Rigo Maldonado hosts a series of art workshops introducing students to the tradition and contemporary reconceptualization of El Dia de los Muertos, a historic Mexican cultural practice honoring the dead and celebrating the afterlife.  Students will install two altares (or altars) in the main hallway of Baker-Berry Library and open the exhibit with a special reception with students, co-sponsors, and the artist. Cosponsored by The Leslie Center for the Humanities, LALACS, Comparative Literature Program, Women's and  Gender Studies  and Department of Spanish and Portuguese.  November 1 and 2, 2010.
  • TIME, NARRATIVE, AND INDIVIDUALITY IN LEDGER BOOK ART a discussion with CHRIS DUEKER, Columbia University.   Part of the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art . Friday October 29, 2010 2 - 5pm.
  • GALLERY TALK at the Hood Museum of Art with CHRIS DUEKER, Columbia University. Part of the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art . Thursday October 28, 2010 2pm.
  • KARL MARLANTES will talk about his new, highly acclaimed  novel MATTERHORN.  Marlantes will be introduced by President Emeritus, Eleazar Wheelock Professor of History, and former marine, James Wright, who is currently writing a history of American views toward war and those who fight them. With a discussion led by Edward Miller, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and an expert on the Vietnam War. Monday October 25, 2010 4.30pm.
  • WORKSHOP ON FILM FESTIVALS with Jeff Ruoff, Richard Peña, Gerald Perry, Zoe Elton, and Bill Pence. October 23,24, 2010.
  • THE MISSION OF ELEAZAR WHEELOCK, THE VISION OF BROTHER STANDING BEAR, AND WHY LEDGER ART MATTERS AT DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. A lectures by COLIN CALLOWAY, Professor of History and Native American Studies, and Director of the Humanities Institute 2010, Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection.  Arthur M. Loew Auditorium.  Friday October 22, 2010 5.30pm.
  • RECOGNIZING HE ARTISTS AND IDENTIFYING THE SUBJECTS OF LEDGER DRAWINGS IN THE MARK LANSBURGH COLLECTION a discussion with MIKE COWDREY. Part of the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art . Friday October 22, 2010 2 -5 pm.
  • GALLERY TALK at the Hood Museum of Art with MIKE COWDREY.  Part of the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art. Thursday October 21, 2010 2pm.
  • GEORGE EDMONDSON will speak on "FREUD ON HUMOR" for the Psychoanalysis Study Group.  Haldeman 246.   Dartmouth Professor George Edmondson will offer his thoughts  about Freud and humor. Readings will be pre-circulated to guide our discussion. Wednesday October 20, 2010 5pm - 7pm.
  • LANGUAGE AND POWER with JOHN EDWARDS, Professor of  Psychology, St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia . Kreindler Conference Center Haldeman 041. John Edwards is a world authority on language politics and multilingual societies, with its ramifications, for ethnicity, nationalism, and multiculturalism. Co-sponsored by DAMELL, AMES, Department of Linguistics, The Leslie Center for the Humanities, The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and Rockefeller Center. Thursday October 14, 2010 4.15pm - 6pm.
  • AGENCY AND ACTIVISM - The Yale Building Project with Richard W. Hayes.  13 Carpenter Hall. Conceived by architect Charles W. Moore and begun in the context of social activism and dramatic institutional change during the 1960s, the Yale Building Project has contributed to the education of many of this country’s leading architects, serving as the model for “design-build” programs at universities nationwide. Presented by the Department of Art History with assistance from the Leslie Humanities Center and Arc@D. Thursday October 14, 2010.
  • LANGUAGE AND POWER with JOHN EDWARDS, Professor of  Psychology, St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia . Kreindler Conference Center Haldeman 041. John Edwards is a world authority on language politics and multilingual societies, with its ramifications, for ethnicity, nationalism, and multiculturalism. Thursday October 14, 2010 4.15pm - 6pm. Co-sponsored by DAMELL, AMES, Department of Linguistics, The Leslie Center for the Humanities, The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and Rockefeller Center.
  • STRIVING FOR RECOGNITION: LEDGER DRAWINGS AND THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF SOCIAL STATUS DURING THE RESERVATION PERIOD  a discussion with MICHAEL JORDAN, University of Oklahoma.  Part of the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art . Friday October 8, 2010 2 - 5 pm.
  • GALLERY TALK  at the Hood Museum of Art with MICHAEL JORDAN, University of Oklahoma. Part of the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art. Thursday October 7, 2010 2.00pm
  • OPENING EVENT FOR NATIVE AMERICAN LEDGER DRAWINGS FROM THE HOOD MUSUEM OF ART: THE MARK LANSBURGH COLLECTION. A Panel Discussion at the Arthur M. Loew Auditorium, moderated by Colin Calloway, Dartmouth College; Joyce M. Szabo Professor of Art, University of New Mexico; Joe Horse Capture Associate Curator, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. Free and open to all.
  • CONTESTED PLANES (PLAINS), NEW GEOGRAPHIES: LEDGER ART AND THE WHITE RECTANGLE a discussion with MARY PETERSON ZUNDO University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Part of the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art . Friday October 1, 2010 2- 5pm.
  • WAR, TRADE, AND TERRITORY: SOUTHERN PLAINS LEDGER DRAWINGS IN A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE  a discussion with JENNY TONE-PAH-HOTE, University of North Carolina. Part of the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art . Friday September 17, 2010 2 - 5pm.
  • JOYCE SZABO University of New Mexico and William H. Morton Distinguished Fellow at Dartmouth for the Humanities Institute 2010 Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art will open the Institute and present and overview. Friday September 10, 2010 2- 5pm.  
  • SOMETHING MUST BE CHANGED.  Dartmouth 105  Final PHILOSOPHY STUDY GROUP MEETING  screening and discussion led by Daniel Rugo Daniele Rugo (InC - University of London) with readings from Duttmann and Cavell. Wednesday May 26, 2010 6.30pm- 8.00pm.  Sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Department of Philosophy.
  •  ORDINARY TURBULENCE.  Dartmouth 217. PHILOSOPHY STUDY GROUP MEETING led by Daniel Rugo Daniele Rugo (InC - University of London) with readings from Nancy and Ranciere. Wednesday May 19, 2010 6.30pm- 8.00pm. Sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Department of Philosophy.
  • BRAIN IMAGING AND THE LAW with ADINA ROSKIES, Department of Philosophy.  HUMANITIES FORUM LUNCHTIME DISCUSSION. Tuesday May 18, 2010 12pm - 1.30pm Haldeman 246. Studies indicate that the brain imaging studies can bias people's judgments in a variety of contexts.  With the increasing technological sophistication of techniques for investigating brain structure and function, neuroscience evidence promises to play an increasingly important role in the courtroom.   Adina Roskies will present a series of studies that examine the potential effects of brain images on legal judgments, and discuss their implications. 
  • DIGITAL HUMANITIES SYMPOSIUM Friday, May 14, 2010 10am - 5pm Kreindler Auditorium Haldeman 041. Organized by Research Computing, The Sherman Fairchild Professorship in Digital Humanities, the Neukom Institute, and Dartmouth College Library in collaboration with the Leslie Center for the Humanities. 
  • WILLIAM  EGGINTON Johns Hopkins University. A RIGOR OF ANGLES: BORGES AND EVERYDAY FUNDAMENTALISM. Thursday, May 13, 2010 4.00pm  Kreindler Auditorium Haldeman 041.  Cosponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Department  of Comparative Literature, and the Leslie Humanities Center.   Free and open to all.
  • CINEMA AND THE PRODUCTION OF THE NEW.  Dartmouth 217.  PHILOSOPHY STUDY GROUP MEETING led by Daniel Rugo Daniele Rugo (InC - University of London) with readings from Deleuze and Badiou.Wednesday May 12, 2010 6.30pm- 8.00pm. Sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Department of Philosophy. 
  •  ITALIAN CULTURAL STUDIES CONFERENCE May 6, 7, and 8, 2010.  A conference organized by Graziella Parati and Patrizia Calefato (University of Bari). In collaboration with The Paul D. Paganucci Chair, the Dickey Center, and the Provost's Office. 
  • ORIENTING THINGS OTHERWISE .... PERHAPS. Dartmouth 105  PHILOSOPHY STUDY GROUP MEETING , screening and discussion led by Daniel Rugo Daniele Rugo (InC - University of London) with readings from Benjamin, Adorno and Agamben. Wednesday May 5, 2010 6.30pm- 8.00pm   Sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Department of Philosophy.  
  • JOAN MARGARIT (Barcelona) *IN SPANISH*  A LIFE IN CONSTRUCTION. A RECITAL AND CONVERSATION WITH NATIONAL POET AND AWARD-WINNING ARCHITECT  JOAN MARGARIT (Barcelona) *IN SPANISH*. Tuesday May 4, 2010 4.30pm. Kreindler Auditorium Haldeman 041.   Since his retirement from architecture he has redoubled his commitment to literature and to writing with the publication of poetry and essays, his own translations to Castilian and Catalan of Thomas Hardy and Elizabeth Bishop, and his promise to support emerging forms of poetry.  Free and open to all.  Cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The Johan Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, The Office of the Provost, The Dean of Faculty, The Comparative Literature Program and The Insitut Ram Llull (Barcelona).
  • MO WILLEMS  Thursday April 29, 2010 4.30pm Kreindler Auditorium Haldeman 041. Mo Willems began his career as a writer and animator for PBS’ Sesame Street, where he garnered 6 Emmy Awards for his writing.  "Radio Cartoonist." In collaboration with the Center for Cartoon Studies. 
  • REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN will speak at Dartmouth about her new book THIRTY-SIX ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD: A WORK OF FICTION. Tuesday April 27, 2010 4.30pm  Filene Auditorium. Rebecca Goldstein is a writer whose novels and short stories dramatize the concerns of philosophy without sacrificing the demands of imaginative storytelling, She now gives us a  novel that transforms the great debate between faith and reason into an exhilarating romance of both heart and mind. Sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities in cooperation with the Departments of Philosophy and Religion.
  • TEDxDARTMOUTH Moore Theatre.  Saturday April 17, 2010 12- 7pm. Dartmouth College will host its first TEDx event. In a jaw-dropping series of ten talks of max. 18 minutes by some of the most inspiring and innovative Dartmouth professors, shorter talks by 4 remarkable Dartmouth students and a number of short art performances, TEDxDartmouth promises to be the ultimate showcase of Dartmouth excellence.
  • FROM 'LEED' TO LIVING BUILDINGS AND BEYOND. A SUSTAINABLE DESIGN SYMPOSIUM hosted by Dartmouth College Sustainability Initiative and New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (NH AIA).  April 16 and 17, 2010.  The symposium will focus on innovation in sustainability and the built environment for students, faculty, staff, professional architects, and residents of the Upper Valley community. Cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Morgan Family Foundation, the Neukom Institute for Computational Sciences, and the Ethics Institute.
  •  ANNE McCLINTOCKUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison.PARANOID EMPIRE. SPECTERS BEYOND GUANTANAMO AND ABU GHRAIB.   Wednesday April 14, 2010 4pm. Kreindler Auditorium Haldeman 041.The talk explores the crisis of embodying the enemy after 9/11; the persistent presence of photography in the scene of torture; the pornography-made-them-do-it rationale; why modern states photograph and archive their own atrocities; why the torture of women and children at U.S. prisons abroad is still a state secret. In cooperation with the Program of Comparative Literature. Free and open to all.
  • IWR WIRED COFFEE HOUR SERIES ON DIGITAL AND MULTIMEDIA COMPOSITION.  Videoconference with Cynthia Selfe in DCAL Teaching Center Room 102 Balker Library. Wednesday April 14, 2010. 3 - 4pm.  Pioneering researcher Cynthia Selfe will discuss her work on multimodal and aural composition. Sponsored by the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric and DCAL, with support from the Leslie Humanities Center.
  • PERFORMING THE PROFANE AND GENDERING THE SACRED with  SHALINI AYYAGARI, AndrewW. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Music & Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Wednesay April 13, 2010 1 - 1.30pm.   A HUMANITIES FORUM LUNCHTIME DISCUSSION.  In 2006, a performance of folk music from North India was staged in Italy, and placed musicians of an all-male, sacred, Indian folk tradition in the staged context of the typically all-female, profane context of the Red Light District of Amsterdam. What are the implications of such a performance? Possible topics of conversation include performativity, gender representations, notions of tradition and authenticity, and the profane/sacred dichotomization.
  • BLACK THEATRICALITY: RACE AND REPRESENTATION IN BLACK LITERATURE AND CULTURE.  April 9 and 10, 2010. A conference organized by Soyica Colbert, Michael Chaney, and Sam Vásquez. to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the African and African American Studies Program at Dartmouth Colleg. Sponsored by the Bildner Endowment and administered by the Leslie Center for the Humanities with additional support from the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Dean of Faculty, African and African American Studies, Department of English "Voices: The Dartmouth Theater Visiting Artist Program." Free and open to all.
  • ON "THE PH.D. PROBLEM" BY LOUIS MENAND, with Richard Kremer, Department of History. Humaniies Forum Lunchtime Disucssion.. Thursday March 4, 2010 12 - 1.30pm. Haldeman 246. In a recent article  Louis Menand describes the professionalization of academic life in the twentieth century, focusing the discipline of English as a case study.  This discussion will focus on Menand’s provocative article, especially in relation to the “Dartmouth Experience.”   
  • THE HOMERIC UNCANNY  Wednesday March 3, 2010 5.00pm - 6.30pm.  The Psycholanalysis Study Group. Haldeman 125. Professor Katherine Kretler (Lecturer of Classics) will lead a  discussion on the way that performance in Homer evokes the uncanny.
  • ON SEDUCTION - THE APORIA OF THE SEDUCER - Duras 'The Malady of Death'. Tuesday, March 2, 2010 6.30pm - 8.00pm. Philosophy Study Group.   Haldeman 246. A series of seminars in Continental Philosophy by Daniele Rugo (InC - University of London). Cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Department of Philosophy
  • ON SEDUCTION - THE APORIA OF THE SEDUCER - Bataille on Sade.  Tuesday February 23, 2010 6.30pm - 8.00pm. Philosophy Study Group.  Haldeman 246. A series of seminars in Continental Philosophy by Daniele Rugo (InC - University of London). Cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Department of Philosophy.
  • SOUND STUDIES with Bill Bahng Boyer, Leslie Center Fellow. Thursday February 18, 2010 12 - 1.30pm.  Humanities Forum Lunchtime Discussion. Haldeman 246. Sound Studies, an emergent and interdisciplinary area of inquiry, turns an ear toward the sonic dimensions of everyday life and the world, affording knowledge that transcends surfaces, perspective, and shadow. 
  • ON SEDUCTION - THE APORIA OF THE SEDUCER - Nancy on 'love'.  Tuesday, February 16, 2010 6.30pm - 8.00pm.  Philosophy Study Group. Haldeman 246. A series of seminars in Continental Philosophy by Daniele Rugo (InC - University of London). Cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Department of Philosophy.
  • ON SEDUCTION - THE APORIA OF THE SEDUCER- Kierkegaard on Mozart.  The Philosophy Study Group.  Tuesday February 9, 2010 6.30 - 8.00pm Haldeman 246. A series of seminars in Continental Philosophy by Daniele Rugo (InC - University of London). Cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Department of Philosophy.
  • CARY WOLFE Rice University. ANIMAL STUDIES, BIOPOLITICS, AND THE HUMANITIES. Thursday February 4, 2010 4.30m. Kreindler Auditorium, 041 Haldeman. Wolfe, Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor in the Department of English at Rice University is the author of foundational texts in posthumanist criticism.
  • TIME, HISTORY, AND VISUAL CULTURE with Mark Williams, Department of Film and Media Studies.  A Humanities Forum Lunchtime Discussion. Thursday February 2, 1010 12 - 1.3opm. Haldeman 246.
  • FREUD's SCREEN MEMORIES.  A Psycholanalysis Study Group Meeting. Wednesday January 27, 2010, 5.00 - 6.30pm. Haldeman 125.
  • ON SEDUCTION - THE APORIA OF THE SEDUCER. The Philosophy Study Group - Introductory Session with Daniele Rugo (InC - University of London).  Tuesday January 26, 2010 6.30 - 8.00pm.  A series of seminars in Continental Philosophy. Cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Department of Philosophy.
  • SCIENCE & SUBJECTIVITY, with Adia Benton, Dickey Center Fellow. A Humanities Forum Lunchtime Discussion.  Thursday January 14, 2010 12 - 1.30pm.
  • CHARLES BRIGGS University of Vermont. CHRIST'S BROKEN BODY: A UNIFYING MYTH AND NARRATING THE END OF THE MIDDLE AGES. Monday, January 11, 2010. 4.30pm. Kreindler  Auditorium, 041 Haldeman. How a master metaphor sought to resolve (or elide) contemporary realities of conflict and fragmentation and how this same metaphor can be used as a way to frame the period of the later Middle Ages/early Renaissance.

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