September 9 and 10, 2013: MATARIKI CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH AND THE HUMANITIES. Co-hosted by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Dartmouth College Library. By invitation only.
Friday September 20, 2013: MS REVIEW FOR AIMEE BAHNG: SPECULATIVE ARTS: By Invitation only.
Thursday October 3, 2013, 4.30pm: RICHARD BLANCO American poet and teacher and poet for Barack Obama's second inauguration. Filene Auditorium. Book Signing to follow. Free and open to all. Co-sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dickey Center for International Understanding, Departments of Spanish and Portuguese, English, AAAS, COLT, LALACS, MALS and WGST , Dean of Faculty, Office of the President and the Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities.
Monday October 7, 2013, 12.30pm - 2pm: MEDICAL HUMANITIES WORKGROUP MEETING: Dr Byron Good will address a lunch with a selected reading. Haldeman 246. Booking essential. RSVP Administrator to book your seat and receive a reading. Lunch provided.
Monday October 7, 2013 4.pm: BYRON GOOD (Harvard): HAUNTED BY STORIES: DO THE MEDICAL HUMANITIES NEED A HAUTOLOGY? Haldeman 041. Professor and renowned scholar, Byron Good will be giving a public lecture on Medical Humanities. Beginning with Jacques Derrida's term "hauntology," from "Specters of Marx," this talk examines the place of "haunting" in medicine, the medical humanities, and the social sciences more generally.Free and open to all.
Tuesday October 8, 2013 , 12pm -1.30pm: THEORY STUDY GROUP MEETING. FACILITATOR: SEBASTIAN DIAZ-DUHALDE (Spanish and Portuguese): Culture's Stomach. The Visual and the Viscera. Haldeman 246 RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading. Lunch provided.
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 5.30pm - 7pm: LACAN ON LOVE : Bruce Fink. PSYCHOANALYSIS STUDY GROUP MEETING . Haldeman 246. RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading.
Thursday October 10, 2013, 12pm - 1.30pm BOOK PROPOSAL WORKSHOP WITH RICHARD PULT (UPNE). Richard Pult (UPNE) A lunchtime workshop on writing and successfully submitting book proposals to academic presses. Samples of successful proposals will be presented and a group discussion of book-proposals-in-progress. Haldeman 246 RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading. Lunch provided.
Saturday October 19, 2013: Mirage/Time: PHILOLOGY AND POST/HUMANISM. A full day conference directed by Michelle Warren (Comparative Literature). Cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dean of Faculty, Department of French and Italian, Comparative Literature Program and the Department of Classics. CONFERENCE PROGRAM
Thursday October 31, 2013: 4:00pm, Carson L02. "Mexico's Middle Classes after 1968: History of Economic and Political Crisis" by Prof. Louise Walker. Prof. Walker will speak about the fate of Mexico's middle class after the 1968 political crisis brought about by the government's massacre of students in October of that year. Walker's approach combines the study of political economy with cultural studies. She thus paints a picture of the middle class that is both informed by statistics and popular culture.
Saturday November 2, 2013: 9am - 5pm: MEDIEVAL COLLOQUIUM. By Invitation only.
Wednesday November 13, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm: LESLIE CENTER AND MONTGOMERY ENDOWMENT LUNCH. The Leslie Center and Montgomery Endowment jointly invite you to a lunch on November 13, 12-2 in Haldeman 246. We are honored to host philosopher, novelist, MacArthur and Montgomery Fellow Rebecca Newberger Goldstein to discuss her forthcoming work. Dr. Goldstein will give a sneak preview of her new book, "Plato at the Goggoleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away," which will be published in March. Imagine that Plato came to life in the twenty-first century and set out on a multicity speaking tour: How would he handle a host on Fox News who challenges him on religion and morality? How would he mediate a debate on the best way to raise a child between a Freudian psychoanalyst and a Tiger Mom? How would he answer a neuroscientist who, about to scan Plato's brain, argues that all his philosphical problems can be solved by our new technologies? What would he make of Google, and the idea that knowledge can be crowdsourced rather than reasoned out by experts? Please RSVP by Monday, November 11 to Ellen.Henderson@dartmouth.edu
Wednesday November 13, 2013 7PM: APPLE HILL CHAMBER MUSIC CENTER: PLAYING FOR PEACE RESIDENCY, COMMISSION AND WORLD PREMIER: Sally Pinkas, Hopkins center Pianist-in-residence, with the Apple Hill Quartet, clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, and composer Kareem Roustom. This Hopkins Center residency is generously supported by Dartmouth's Music Department, The Leslie Center for the Humanities, and by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost as part of Dartmouth's Year of the Arts initiative in collaboration with the Dean of the Faculty.
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 4:30pm, Haldeman 41: Roberto Casati, "Digital Colonialism." Free and open to all. Professor Casati is a tenured senior researcher at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). His interdisciplinary work as a philosopher of the cognitive sciences focuses on the psychological status of commonsense notions (such as that of object, event, colors, sounds, and holes and shadows) and the proper methodology for studying these notions. Digital colonialism is the simple thesis that if a human activity can go digital, then it ought to go digital. It's nicer and cheaper to move electrons than it is to move atoms. Sure enough, some human practices, such as eating, cannot migrate into the digital sphere. On the other hand, practices that require information processing started to massively migrate. But are all information processing practices better off in the digital sphere? Digital colonialists trade on ambiguous notions, such as access to knowledge, multitasking, digital natives, that have insufficient or nonexistent empirical support, and must be thoroughly deconstructed. He will discuss the cognitive and social advantages of some old-fashioned practices, such as paper book reading, the use of a fully erasable blackboard, situated teaching, meetings behind closed doors, and paper voting.
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 12pm - 1.30pm: 19TH CENTURY STUDY GROUP MEETING. Haldeman 246 RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading. Lunch Provided.
Friday January 24, 2014: MS REVIEW FOR AMY ALLEN: THE END OF PROGRESS: THE PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CRITICAL THEORY. By invitation only.
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 12pm - 1.30pm: THEORY STUDY GROUP MEETING. FACILITATOR: MARY COFFEY: TEXT TBA. Haldeman 246 RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading. Lunch Provided.
Thursday, January 30, 2014: Vincent Brown (Charles Warren Professor of History and Professor of African and African-American Studies, Harvard University); title, location and time TBA
Friday January 31, 2014: MS REVIEW FOR ELIZABETH PEREZ: COOKING RELIGION: WORK, TALK, & THE MAKING OF BLACK ATLANTIC TRADITIONS. By invitation only .
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 12pm -2.00pm, Haldeman 246: PREP series event: The Ins- and Outs of Peer-Edited Journals, a discussion with Meg Musselwhite (Managing Editor, William and Mary Quarterly). Ever wonder about the ways peer-reviewed journals work? Want to demystify everything from the submissions process to the review procedures; the way to read and respond to reports; the things editors are looking for and the way they engaged with submissions? Meg Musselwhite, the managing editor of the "William and Mary Quarterly" will lead a lunchtime discussion. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to book a spot. Lunch provided.
Monday, February 17, 2014, 12:00-1:30PM: MEDICAL HUMANITIES WORKING GROUP: Roshi Joan Halifax will address a lunch with a selected reading on the topic "Being with Dying: Changing the Culture of Care." RSVP email@example.com to book your seat and receive a reading. Lunch provided.
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 12pm - 1.30pm THEORY STUDY GROUP MEETING. Haldeman 246 RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading. Lunch Provided.
Friday April 11, 2014, 12pm - 1.30pm: DR. RITA CHARON (Columbia Presbyterian Hospital) will address a lunch for theMEDICAL HUMANITIES WORKGROUP. Haldeman 246. RSVP administrator to book a spot and receive a reading. Lunch Provided.
Friday April 11, 2014, 4.00pj: DR. RITA CHARON (Columbia Presbyterian Hospital) will give a public lecture on Medical Humanities. Haldeman 041. Free and open to all.
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 12pm - 1.30pm: THEORY STUDY GROUP MEETING. Haldeman 246 RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading. Lunch Provided.
Tuesday May 22, 2014, 12pm - 1.30pm; THEORY STUDY GROUP MEETING. FACILITATOR: YASSER ELHARIRY: TEXT TBA. Haldeman 246 RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading. Lunch Provided.
May 23 - May 25, 2014: HUSSERL CIRCLE CONFERENCE: Directed by Amy Allen (Philosophy) and Smaranda Aldea (Philosophy) and Co sponrsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Philosophy Dept. Haldeman 041.
September 12 - 13, 2014: Milton Seminar
October 6 - 7, 2014: "How the 'Big Data' Viewpoint is Reshaping the Humanities" Dartmouth's Leslie Humanities Center and Neukom Institute for Computational Science will be hosting a conference, Oct. 6-7, 2014, on "How the 'Big Data' Viewpoint is Reshaping the Humanities." Digital Humanities (formerly Humanities Computing) is a wide and expanding field that explores where computational methodologies and humanistic inquiry might intersect, and in doing so fundamentally shifts each of these subjects in new directions. Ranging from game development to archiving projects and datamining, the field uses emerging technical and computational resources to provide access to knowledge and reshape its meanings. Increasingly, new approaches designed for the collection, analysis, and visualization of large data sets are becoming relevant for investigations in the humanities. This meeting will focus on these innovative approaches. More information at http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/hbd/