Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Italian Academy 1161 Amsterdam Ave. and W. 117th Street, New York, NY 10027

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?

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Barnard Hall Room 409 (on the Barnard campus)

Interested students are welcome to attend the next Future of Disability Studies working group meeting, which will be held Friday, Oct 24 from 12-2pm in Barnard Hall Room 409 (on the Barnard campus).
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:00am
IRWG seminar room (754 Schermerhorn Ext)

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)

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 9:30am to 5:30pm
The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room

On November 7th, the Heyman Center hosts an all-day conference, entitled "Rewriting English: Gauri Viswanathan’s “Masks of Conquest” at Twenty Five."
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 1:15pm
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium

On November 14th, the New York Public Library hosts "Knowing George Eliot : A Roundtable of Scholars and Ideas".
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 3:00pm
Studio@Butler (Butler 208)

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.

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 5:00pm
Buell Hall, Morningside Campus (use main campus entrance at 2960 Broadway)

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.

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Dodge Hall, Lifetime Screening Room

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.

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Barnard Hall, room 302

The Medieval Colloquium invites you to a round-table discussion that focuses on ways that literature does philosophical or/and theological work. Medieval literature can often be read as a site where philosophical or theological concerns are at stake.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 3:00pm
203 Butler

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.