Mark Lansburgh, Jr. (class of 1949), who died this past summer in Santa Fe, New Mexico, gave a major gift to the college and the Hood Museum of Art: the purchase and gift of over one hundred and thirty Native American ledger drawings, which were recently published in Ledger Narratives: The Plains Indian Drawings of the Lansburgh Collection of Dartmouth College (2012). The volume was edited by Native American Studies professor and historian Colin Calloway and published by University of Oklahoma Press in cooperation with the Hood Museum of Art and came out of a Humanities institute about the ledger drawings funded by the Leslie Humanities Center. It is one of two nominated volumes for the prestigious Barr Award for Smaller Museums, Libraries, or Collections from the College Art Association. The winner of the award will be announced at CAA's annual conference in February 2014.
Through lectures and discussions, the Humanities Forum promotes research at Dartmouth fundamentally. The Forum opens up a space for the presentation of research, the airing of new ideas, and for exchange about issues of interdisciplinary importance.
A longstanding Dartmouth institution, the Humanities Forum meets regularly to enable Dartmouth faculty members in the humanities and interdisciplinary studies to present their current work. Pre-tenure faculty members are especially encouraged to submit work, but any Dartmouth faculty member may do so.These lectures permit Dartmouth faculty to present a 30 to 40 minute lecture describing work-in-progress, followed by ca. 20 minutes of discussion. The discussion is an integral part of the format and aims at providing the speaker with substantial feedback. The event is followed by a reception, where conversation may continue in a more informal setting.
Please contact Colleen Glenney Boggs if you would like to present your work to the Forum, have an idea for an issue to be discussed over lunch, or if you have any questions about this program
Last Updated: 8/19/13