- February 17, 2012
The Global Knowledge seminar series at Carleton College, an initiative of the Humanities Center, will present “Against Globalization: Superstudio's Critique of International Style Architecture” on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Part of a series of faculty presentations in the humanities, the lecture will be presented by Ross Elfine, an assistant professor of art and art history. This event is free and open to the public.
- February 17, 2012
Last Wednesday, professors and students gathered in the Weitz Center as the Humanities Center unveiled the submissions to its contest, which judged student submissions of artwork.
- January 19, 2012
University of Minnesota professor Jim Foley, an expert on the interactions between human beings and complex ecological systems, will present a public forum on ecology and food systems on Monday, Jan. 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the Carleton College Gould Library Athenaeum. His presentation, entitled “Can We Feed the World, Without Destroying the Planet?” will be held at 4:30 p.m in the Gould Library Athenaeum, and is free and open to the public.
- November 2, 2011
WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! Thank you all for your submissions to the contest!
The Humanities Center at Carleton is delighted to have a new space! After years of being a “Virtual Center”, we are now a Center with a physical center: the Humanities Center office in Weitz 223! Our new space is wonderful in every way... except one: there are some very bare wall expanses in Weitz 223! SO – we are issuing a challenge to the Carleton Student Body ($ prize will be awarded to winner): Can you create a work of art that represents your vision of the humanities?
- November 1, 2011
Dr. Abraham Sela of the Hebrew University in Jersusalem, an expert on the Arab world and currently a visiting scholar at Carleton College, will present a public lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in the College’s Gould Library Athenaeum. Focused on the underlying causes of the revolutions that have overtaken the Arab world and the future of politics in countries such as Egypt and Syria, Sela’s lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Entitled “Understanding the Arab Spring,” this presentation is free and open to the public.
- October 24, 2011
Carleton professor of history Adeeb Khalid, an expert on the history of Central Asia, will present the Jane and Raphael Bernstein Asian Studies and History Professorship Public Talk on Thurs., Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum on the Carleton College campus. Entitled “Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Making of Central Asia,” Khalid’s presentation is free and open to the public.
- October 14, 2011
Award-winning author Lawrence Weschler, a “passionate advocate of wonder” and writer of creative nonfiction works, will deliver a pair of presentations at Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity on Monday, Oct. 17. Weschler’s appearance is in conjunction with the exhibit, “Seeing is Knowing: The Universe,” currently on display in the Perlman Teaching Museum at the Weitz Center for Creativity. Both events, as well as admission to the exhibit, are free and open to the public.
- October 7, 2011
Carleton’s three-year-old virtual Humanities Center is about to get physical. Since the start of the 2011-2012 school year, the innovative center that was designed to foster the college’s intellectual and cultural life now has a tangible office in the Weitz Center for Creativity.
- October 15, 2010
Susana di Palma, internationally acclaimed flamenco dancer and choreographer, will perform at Carleton College on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Severance Great Hall. Earlier that day, di Palma will also lead a flamenco workshop in the College’s Cowling Dance Studio at 5 p.m. Unparalleled as a dancer and choreographer, her performances have been described as “ferocious, enigmatic, and poignant” (The Seattle Times). Di Palma has captured the attention of audiences and critics around the world, combining traditional Spanish flamenco with innovative choreography and theatrics to create performances “with a sense of humor and a clear idea of theater” (The Villager, New York). In addition to being an accomplished flamenco soloist, di Palma’s theatrical contributions to the dance form have earned her recognition for producing socially relevant works that reflect upon contemporary issues. The performance and the workshop are both free and open to the public.
- October 3, 2010
In the wake of one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in history, Haitians are still suffering social, economic, and structural damage from the magnitude 7.0 M earthquake that occurred on January 12, 2010. Rea Dol, Founder and Director of the SOPUDEP School near Port-au-Prince, will speak about the current efforts to restore Haitian life to normalcy at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, in Boliou Hall Auditorium on the Carleton College campus. Haiti-born Hamline University professor Max Adrien will also speak about Haitian culture today, and the disaster’s devastating effects. Additionally, student leaders of Carleton’s Haiti Relief effort will propose ways that people can contribute and aid the nation’s ongoing struggle. This event is free and open to the public.
“Whodunnit? Shakespearean Murders and Detective Criticism” Presented by Acclaimed Author and PsychoanalystSeptember 21, 2010
Pierre Bayard, acclaimed author and psychoanalyst, will present “Whodunnit? Shakespearean Murders and Detective Criticism” on Monday, Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m., in the Boliou Hall Auditorium at Carleton College. Bayard’s lecture will be a provocative inquiry into some of the problematic murders in Shakespeare’s works, addressing them in a way that is accessible to anyone who has read (or seen) “Hamlet,” “MacBeth” or “Othello.” Bayard offers a unique view, using a blend of psychoanalytic and literary theory. Bayard’s appearance, followed by a booksigning and reception with light refreshments, is free and open to the public.
- April 19, 2010
Homi Bhabha, the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, Director of Harvard’s Humanities Center, and Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities at University College, London, will deliver a public lecture entitled “Humanities and the Anxiety of Violence” on Thursday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in Boliou Hall, room 104 on the Carleton campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.