Edward Mendelson, Richard Sacks, and Andrew Szegedy-Maszak will be presenting a talk, "On the Question of the Gods" on October 23rd at the Italian Academy. Registration is required.
Everyone reading the Iliad and the Odyssey wonders what the presence of the gods and the demi-gods might signify—for the ancient Greeks and then for us as post-moderns. How are transcendent or spiritual values conveyed in Homer’s texts? How does Bearden translate Homer’s gods onto today’s scene?
Join us for a talk entitled "Worlded Localisms" on Friday, October 31st by David James, Reader in Modern and Contemporary Literature in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London.
Friday 10/31, 11-:12:30 IRWG seminar room (754 Schermerhorn Ext)
Columbia's Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities is pleased to announce its inaugural event this Friday, November 14, at 3:00 in Studio@Butler (Butler 208). Pamela Smith, Seth Low Professor of History and Director of the Center for Science and Society will present on her ongoing research with The Making and Knowing Project: From the Workshop to the Laboratory.
Adrian Noble, acclaimed theatre director, will talk about his past work, including his years as the artistic director at the Royal Shakespeare Company (1990-2003), as well as his most recent engagement as the director of Verdi's Macbeth at The Met Opera this past fall. Additionally, Noble will discuss how to bring a Shakespearean text alive through wordplay, character-building and structure as well as the medium of opera for Shakespeare's plays. Noble is the Mellon Visiting Artist and Thinker at the School of the Arts this Fall.
In Touch, an older man returns to his childhood home in Manhattan’s Chinatown after fifty years to care for his ailing mother. The protagonist and narrator, who remains nameless, is a librarian, cataloguer and recorder, gay man, watcher and impersonator. He shares an amalgam of research, interviews, thoughts, secrets, improbabilities and free-floating desires.
The Conversations on Online Learning series continues on Wednesday, December 3, at 3pm in 203 Butler with Harvard University Librarian Robert Darnton. Professor Darnton's talk "Digitize, Democratize: Libraries, Books, and the Digital Future" will address how the Digital Public Library of America, and library digitization generally can fit in with online learning.