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  • Sunday, May 18, Weitz Center 236 ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

    Northfield Reads: Veterans' Voices

    May 18, 2014

    This event took place on Sunday, May 18th, 2014, 4-6 pm, at the Carleton Weitz Center, Room 236, 320 East 3rd St (old Northfield Jr High School, 3rd St entrance). It was a community reading project featuring literature written by war veterans, about their war experiences. Many war veterans, Carleton students and faculty, and members of the Northfield community attended the event. Many said afterwards that they were very eager to participate in the future events that are already being planned to discuss veterans' experiences and wider issues, sponsored by the Northfield Human Rights Commission, the League of Women Voters, the Arcadia Charter School, the Carleton Humanities Center, the Northfield Public Library, and Northfield's Eugene H. Truax VFW Post 4393. Please click this line for details and available readings.

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 11 3:45, Athenaeum, REFRESHMENTS!

    Humanities Center Spring Dialogos: Varieties of Public Humanities II !

    April 11, 2014

    Serena Zabin (History), Nancy Cho (English), and Kelly Connole (Studio Art)

    "We explainED why thinking about the relationship of the humanities and the public mattered to our work, what we learned from an interdisciplinary faculty seminar, and how participating in this seminar reshaped and revitalized our creative and scholarly projects."

    Gould Library Athenaeum, Friday, April 11, 3:45-5:00 pm

    Refreshments event.

    Serena Zabin    Nancy Cho    Kelly Connole     

  • Lina Feuerstein '12

    Students speak about the value of the Humanities

    March 10, 2014

    Recently, an alum wrote and reflected on the value of her education in the humanities: "Humanistic inquiry has the power to nourish the elasticity of the individual and social mind, as it facilitates our capacity to develop out of ourselves in our own way—to transform and incorporate into ourselves what is past and foreign to heal wounds, replace what has been lost, recreate broken molds. It liberates us from the confines of our individuality and, through the imaginative experience of another’s musings, humor, or deep pangs of the heart, it helps us cultivate a new sense of vision, as we begin to perceive, through the smallness of our existence, a universality of the human condition." — Lina Feuerstein '12