Upcoming Events & Dates

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
Carol Tilley, professor of library and information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will speak about Dr. Fredric Wertham, the psychiatrist who began a crusade in the 1950s about the harmful effects of comic books on children. He helped spark the U.S. Congressional inquiry into the comic book industry and the creation of the Comics Code. Tilley is the first researcher to look at the papers of Dr.
Monday, September 29, 2014 (All day)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 5:30pm
Presented by Professor Emeritus of English Miriam Gilbert, this talk is in conjunction with the Met showing of Verdi's Macbeth. Coordinated with selected operas from the Met Live in HD cinecasts, "The Metropolitan Opera in Iowa" talks begin at 5:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4:00pm
Learn more about the Humanities Without Walls Alternative Academic Career Summer Workshop for Pre-Doctoral Students in the Humanities. Teresa Mangum will provide background about this new opportunity and answer questions about the application process and what selected fellows can expect during the three-week workshop.  
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 3:00pm
Nathan Platte (Assistant Professor of Musicology in the UI School of Music) will lead a discussion on opera and film (readings will be distributed to participants before the meeting).
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 4:00pm
Technology designers are changing the way cognitive processes work in people who use the technologies they design: from perception to memory, attention, learning, communication, and social cognition. In fact, we may be seeing the beginnings of one of the largest shifts in cognition brought about by technology, perhaps even bigger than the changes brought by handwriting and mathematical notation.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 5:30pm
Presented by Professor of Voice in School of Music Katherine Eberle, this talk is in conjunction with the Met showing of Bizet's Carmen. Coordinated with selected operas from the Met Live in HD cinecasts, "The Metropolitan Opera in Iowa" talks begin at 5:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Friday, November 7, 2014 (All day)
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 4:00pm
Dr. John Spencer (Psychology, CLAS) will  talk about a recent National Science Foundation workshop of the same title. The workshop, held October 2-3 in Washington, DC, brings together leading theorists and practitioners of "civic science" to refine and enrich this concept through the lens of civic agency. Civic agency highlights the political (not partisan) nature of science - science as a powerful source of knowledge for action in the world that negotiates a shared democratic way of life.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 2:00pm
Robert Ketterer (UI Professor of Classics) will discuss his ongoing work for a new book on early opera and the Ottoman Empire.

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