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​​Celebrating the Humanities seeks to share our common ties and extend the collegiality of our academic community. Humanities is an area of study steeped by definition in life and history. As such its study extends beyond the Humanities Division; in some manner, each of us teaches and studies the Humanities.

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List of Celebrating the Humanities Events 
Fall 2017 

What Does it Mean to be Human … Now?​  

1. To Be Human is to Talk?

  • Launch: Thursday, 9/7, 6:30-9:00 PM in Mentry 343
  • Leaders: Erin Delaney & Sarah Etheridge-Criswell
  • Collaboration between Anthropology, American Sign Language, and English
  • Topic: a viewing of the film Rise of the Planet of the Apes with a discussion of what it means to be human in relation to language and primates and animals more broadly.

2. To Be Human is to Hurt

  • Tuesday, 9/12, 6:00-8:00 PM in Mentry 343
  • Leaders: Sarah Etheridge-Criswell & Tricia George
  • Collaboration between Anthropology and English
  • Topic: "Art & Abolition" - a one-woman show about overcoming abuse by Brittanie Richardson, who has started a non-profit in Kenya to rescue girls from human trafficking.  This event will explore what it means to be human after others have intentionally dehumanized you.

3. To Be Human is to Tell Stories

  • Wednesday, 9/27, 12:30-1:50 PM in Mentry 343
  • Leader: Christine Iskander
  • Topic: A kind of fireside chat considering the wide appeal of Joseph Campbell's theories about heroes & anti-heroes and our seemingly universal tendency learn about each other through stories.

4. To Be Human is to Fear

  • Tuesday, 10/10, 6:30-9:00 PM in Mentry 343
  • Leaders: Erin Delaney & Guido Santi
  • Collaboration between Cinema and English
  • Topic: a viewing of the film Get Out with a discussion about why we create "us versus them" divisions in humanity where we dehumanize, exploit and also fear each other.

5. To Be Human is to Feast

  • Friday, 11/17, 7:00-9:00 PM in Hasley 101
  • Leaders: Alexa Dimakos & Hervé Guillard
  • Collaboration between Pierre's Foreign Language film series, the Culinary department, and English
  • Topic: a viewing of the film Babette's Feast with a discussion of why food – and especially feasting – is so effective at bringing people together within and across cultural boundaries.
 
 

EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED
& ALL ARE OPEN TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY AND THE PUBLIC​​
 
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