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February 2018

Thursday, February 15th
Thursday, February 22nd


October 2017

Monday, October 23rd

October 2016

Tuesday, October 25th
  • Echos of War
    • Echoes of War asks Veterans and members of the public to consider how we memorialize war, and how that relates to the way war is remembered.
    • 6:30 pm, AGH library
Tuesday, October 18th
  • Echos of War
    • Echoes of War asks Veterans and members of the public to consider how we memorialize war, and how that relates to the way war is remembered.
    • 6:30 pm, AGH library
Tuesday, October 11th
  • Echos of War
    • Echoes of War asks Veterans and members of the public to consider how we memorialize war, and how that relates to the way war is remembered.
    • 6:30 pm, AGH library

February 2016

Thursday, February 11th
Wednesday, February 3rd

January 2016

Friday, January 22nd

November 2015

Sunday, November 8th
Saturday, November 7th
Friday, November 6th

October 2015

Thursday, October 29th
Monday, October 26th
Thursday, October 22nd
Wednesday, October 14th
Thursday, October 8th

April 2015

Saturday, April 11th

November 2014

Sunday, November 9th
Saturday, November 8th

October 2014

Friday, October 31st
Tuesday, October 28th
Monday, October 27th
Wednesday, October 15th
Tuesday, October 14th
Wednesday, October 8th
Thursday, October 2nd
  • Barry Lopez public talk
    • "The Writer and Social Responsibility," a public talk by the Angus C. Wurtele Distinguished Visitor and author Barry Lopez.
    • 7:30 pm, Boliou 104

September 2014

Monday, September 29th

May 2014

Thursday, May 22nd
Sunday, May 18th
  • Northfield Reads: Veterans' Voices
    • Community reading project featuring literature written by veterans, about veterans' experiences.
    • 4:00 pm, Weitz Center 236, Larson Meeting Room
Tuesday, May 6th

April 2014

Monday, April 21st
Friday, April 11th
Wednesday, April 9th

March 2014

Friday, March 7th
  • Ellen Heck, printmaker
    • Ellen Heck, printmaker in the San Francisco area will speak about her work
    • 4:00 pm, Boliou 161

February 2014

Thursday, February 27th
Tuesday, February 25th
Monday, February 24th
  • Immigration 101 Forum
    • Immigration 101: Minnesota's new immigration laws and what they mean for Northfield students, families and employers.
    • 7:00 pm, Carleton College Weitz Cinema and Reception Area
Saturday, February 22nd
Thursday, February 20th
Thursday, February 6th
Tuesday, February 4th

January 2014

Monday, January 27th
Friday, January 17th
Thursday, January 16th

November 2013

Thursday, November 14th
Monday, November 11th

October 2013

Wednesday, October 30th
Saturday, October 26th
Friday, October 25th
Thursday, October 24th
Thursday, October 17th
Tuesday, October 15th

September 2013

Wednesday, September 25th

May 2013

Wednesday, May 15th

April 2013

Saturday, April 27th
Wednesday, April 24th
Tuesday, April 23rd
Monday, April 22nd
Tuesday, April 9th

March 2013

Friday, March 1st

February 2013

Friday, February 22nd
  • Convocation: Siri Hustvedt
    • Author explains how personal experience and memory become transformed into narrative.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel
  • Wynia Memorial Lecture: Prof. Luigi Manzetti
    • "Corruption and the Dark Side of Left Wing Populism in Argentina Under the Kirchners" by Prof. Luigi Manzetti, Southern Methodist University
    • 4:30 pm, Gould Library Athenaeum
Wednesday, February 20th
Thursday, February 14th
Sunday, February 10th
  • Dakota 38 Film Screening
    • A powerful film depicting the annual 330-mile horse ride commemorating the largest mass execution in US history on December 26, 1862.
    • 2:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
Wednesday, February 6th
Tuesday, February 5th

January 2013

Wednesday, January 23rd
Thursday, January 17th
Wednesday, January 16th

November 2012

Thursday, November 8th
Tuesday, November 6th

October 2012

Monday, October 29th
Tuesday, October 23rd
Sunday, October 21st
Thursday, October 18th
Thursday, October 4th

September 2012

Thursday, September 27th

May 2012

Wednesday, May 23rd
Wednesday, May 16th
Tuesday, May 15th
Monday, May 14th
Thursday, May 10th
Tuesday, May 8th
Wednesday, May 2nd

April 2012

Thursday, April 19th
  • Celebrating the Shahnameh
    • Panel discussion: Professor Adeeb Khalid, Professor Yaron Klein, and Dr. William N. Buffet '55
    • 5:15 pm, Gould Library Athenaeum
Saturday, April 14th

March 2012

Thursday, March 29th

February 2012

Monday, February 27th
  • "Foucault on Biopower and Governmentality," by Professor Mihaela Czobor-Lupp
    • Professor Czobor-Lupp is a member of the Carleton Political Science Department, where she teaches modern and contemporary political theory, democratic theory, critical theory, post-modernism, and politics and literature. This special public event is sponsored by the Humanities Center at Carleton.
    • 5:00 pm, Gould Library Athenaeum
Sunday, February 26th
  • Living Electric Theater: Cinema Emerges in Northfield
    • Carol Donelan, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at Carleton College, will offer a narrated tour through re-created episodes in Northfield’s early moviegoing history in the cinema at the Weitz Center for Creativity on Sunday, February 26 at 2:00pm. In addition to the lecture, early short films and a stellar cast of local musicians and performers will enliven the show. Come experience the movies as they once were. The event is co-sponsored by Carleton’s Humanities Center and Cinema & Media Studies Department, the Northfield Historical Society, the Northfield News and KYMN Radio. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
    • 2:00 pm, WCC 161 - Weitz Cinema
Thursday, February 23rd
Tuesday, February 21st

January 2012

Tuesday, January 10th

November 2011

Tuesday, November 8th
Wednesday, November 2nd

October 2011

Thursday, October 27th
Thursday, October 20th
Monday, October 17th
  • "Art and Science as Parallel and Divergent Ways of Knowing"
    • The presentation is entitled "Art and Science as Parallel and Divergent Ways of Knowing" Nowadays, artists and scientists tend to think of their ways of probing the world as distinctly different. But such was not always the case (in fact the divide is only a few centuries old; think of Leonardo, think of the wonder cabinets of the seventeenth century). Lunch provided for 45
    • 12:00 pm, Weitz 236
  • The Uncanny Valley: The Digital Animation of the Face:
    • The Carleton Art and Art History department, CAMS and Viz are pleased to announce the upcoming lecture of Lawrence Weschler, who will be speaking in ( Weitz Center 230/ Boliou 104) at 7:30 pm Monday, October 17
    • 7:30 pm, Boliou 161 (handicapped accessible)
Tuesday, October 4th
  • Seeing is Knowing: a Dialogue with Trevor Paglen, Joel Weisberg, & Laurel Bradley
    • Perspectives from an artist, an astronomer and a curator, with audience participation. The notion that “Seeing is Knowing” frames a free-ranging conversation around technologies of vision, ethical dimensions of enhanced “seeing,” and artists and scientists as social critics. (10/4 is the 54th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite)
    • 12:00 pm, Gould Library Athenaeum
Monday, October 3rd
  • 'The Other Night Sky', followed by skygazing in Central Park
    • Artist, writer, experimental geographer Trevor Paglen has been exposing the secret activities of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies over the last eight years in books and large-scale landscape photographs. These 'Other Night Sky' images reveal secret spy satellites and other covert military operations.
    • 6:00 pm, Cinema, Weitz Center for Creativity; Central Park

May 2011

Friday, May 6th
  • “Transnational/Transcultural/Transgressive Performances of Identity” with 2Fik & Denis M. Provencher, Phd.
    • Act 1. 2fik “Shooting identity: writing a new self” Act 2. Denis Provencher “Coming out à l'oriental : Maghrebi-French performances of gender, sexuality and religion” 2Fik is a Moroccan-French performance artist based in Montreal. He is an interdisciplinary artist that works in photography, video, and live performance in order to capture the tension of various identities. Provencher is an Associate Professor of French Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and author of Queer French: Globalization, Language, and Sexual Civilization.
    • 6:00 pm, Boliou 104

April 2011

Tuesday, April 26th
Friday, April 15th
  • Convocation: Louis Menand
    • Harvard University professor of English and American literature and language, Louis Menand is widely considered to be the foremost modern scholar of American studies. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning The Metaphysical Club, a detailed history of American intellectual and philosophical life in the 19th and 20th centuries. His recent book The Marketplace of Ideas, has sparked a debate about the future of American education. Has American higher education become a dinosaur? Why do professors all tend to think alike? What makes it so hard for colleges to decide which subjects should be required? Why do teachers and scholars find it so difficult to transcend the limits of their disciplines? Why, in short, are problems that should be easy for universities to solve so intractable? The answer, Menand argues, is that the institutional structure and the educational philosophy of higher education have remained the same for one hundred years, while faculties and student bodies have radically changed and technology has drastically transformed the way people produce and disseminate knowledge. Sponsored by the Fred W. and Margaret C. Schuster Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Literature Fund, the title of his presentation is "Why the Case for Liberal Education is Hard to Make."
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel
Monday, April 11th

February 2011

Tuesday, February 22nd
Thursday, February 17th
  • Turkish Vocal Arts: Lecture Demonstration
    • Join vocalist Ahmet Erdoğdular for a lecture demonstration on Turkish vocal arts as a prelude to his concert with Münir Beken on Saturday, February 19. Ahmet will discuss and demonstrate Turkish vocal improvisatory forms through their melodies, lyrics and modes (makams), while accompanying himself on tanbur (long-necked lute).
    • 12:00 pm, Gould Library, Athenaeum
Monday, February 14th
Thursday, February 10th
  • Dervishes and Cantors: Muslim-Jewish Musical Encounters, Empire to Nation
    • Maureen Jackson, PhD ACLS Postdoctoral New Faculty Fellow, Department of Middle Eastern Languages This talk is based on Dr. Jackson's ethnographic fieldwork in Istanbul. It will focus on music-making among Turkish Jews and Muslims amidst social ruptures and continuities across the 20th and 21st centuries.
    • 7:30 pm, Library Athenaeum
Thursday, February 3rd

January 2011

Friday, January 7th
  • The Path of the Onnagata: From Male to Female
    • A lecture/performance by David Furumoto, an expert on traditional Japanese theater and other Asian theater forms at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    • 7:30 pm, Boliou Hall Auditorium

October 2010

Thursday, October 7th
  • Fall History Dept Herbert P. Lefler Talk, Dr. Kathleen Brown, U. Pennsylvania
    • We are delighted to announce that our History Department Fall Term Lefler speaker, Kathleen Brown, History Dept, U Penn, will present a talk on Thursday, October 7, at 5:00 p.m. in Leighton 304, "'Am I Not a Man and a Brother?' Anglo-American abolitionism and the concept of human rights." for more information.
    • 5:00 pm, Leighton 304
  • Visiting artist Ben Katchor: "Great Museum Cafeterias of the World"
    • An illustrated lecture on the design and culture of museum cafeterias. And examination of the work of Claude Curcilio, whose theory of the "veracious peek" was the first to explain the mysterious connection between art and museum cafeterias. The lecture includes an anecdotal survey and slide presentation of great museum cafeterias, past and present.
    • 7:30 pm, Boliou 104 (handicapped accessible)

September 2010

Thursday, September 23rd

May 2010

Tuesday, May 11th

April 2010

Monday, April 5th

February 2010

Thursday, February 25th
  • Post- Katrina Symposium---New Orleans, Katrina, and the Road to Recovery: Three Perspectives
    • On Thursday, February 25 from 5-6:45 p.m. in Boliou 104, Carleton College, three speakers—Rosanne Adderley, Associate Professor of History, Tulane University; John Bardes, '08 (history), teacher, Arthur Ashe Charter School, New Orleans; and Kimberly Smith, Associate Professor, Political Science and Environmental Studies, Carleton College— reflect on the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and the city's road to recovery. Michael Hemesath, professor of economics, and organizer of two post-Katrina Carleton service trips to the Gulf Coast, will be the moderator.
    • 5:00 pm, Boliou 104
Thursday, February 18th

May 2009

Thursday, May 21st
  • Crusade and Aftermath, Living with a Holy War, 1095-1125, followed by Public Reception!
    • Jay Rubenstein, '89, Associate Professor of History & Headley Distinguished Visitor-in-Residence. His visit is being supported by the Class of 1957 Revolving Lectureship Fund, established by the Class on the occasion of their 30th Reunion. RECEPTION IN HISTORY DEPARTMENT LOUNGE following event - refreshments will be served! EVERYONE WELCOME!
    • 5:00 pm, Leighton 304

January 2009

Thursday, January 29th

October 2008

Monday, October 13th