2016-2017 Humanities Center Events


Doris Sommer
Ira Jewell Williams, Jr. Professor of Romance Languagea and Literatures and in African and Aftrican American Studies, Harvard University

November 3 - 4:10pm - LECTURE: Cultural Agents: Why Art?
Sinclair Auditorium

November 4 - 8:00am to 4:00pm - Pre-Texts Workshop (Preregistration Required)
Ice House, 56 River Street, Bethlehem, PA  18015

Co-sponsored with the Southside Initiative and Literature and Social Justice

Mary Marshall Clark

February 17 and 18 - 8:00am to 4:00pm - Oral History Methods Workshop (Preregistration Required)
EWFM 379

Co-sponsored with the Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative and the South Side Initiative

Matthew Frye Jacobson
Professor of American Studies, History & African American Studies, Yale University

April 20 - 4:10pm - LECTURE: The Historian's Eye: Meditations on Photography, History, and the American Present
Scheler Humanities Forum, Linderman Library, Room 200

Co-sponsored with the South Side Initiative, History Department, English Department, Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative and Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.


Writing Retreats (Preregistration Required)

September 16, October 21 and November 18 - 8:00am to 4:00pm - Humanities Center

During the 2016-17 academic year, the Humanities Center will host a series of writing retreats for faculty in the humanities.  These retreats will provide a comfortable, distraction-free space to focus on writing.  Participants will trade in phones, emails, meetings, and texts in return for breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea, and other amenities that the Humanities Center will supply.

Debbie Lee

January 26 and 27 - 8:00am to 4:00pm - Grant Writing Workshop (Preregistration Required)

Humanities Center

Co-sponsored with the Office of Research


Faculty Seminars (Preregistration Required)

September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9, February 10, March 10, April 14 and May 12

The Humanities Center will hold a seminar on the works of Michael Foucault in commemmoration of the 50th anniversiary of the original publication in French of The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences.  The seminar will meet once a month throughout the 2016-17 academic year to discuss his writings, participate in dialogues, and meet with invited speakers.

Guest Lectures

Alexander Weheliye
Professor of African American Studies, Northwestern University

March 9 - 4:10pm - LECTURE: Black Life--Swarz-Sein
Scheler Humanities Forum, Linderman LIbrary, Room 200

March 10 - 12:00 to 3:00pm - Foucault Faculty Seminar (Preregistration Required)
Humanities Center