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Events: Fall 2013

Friday March 1, 2013, 9:00 -4:00
Silent Spring after 50 years: A Symposium

The FSU Program for the History and Philosophy of Science, Friends of the FSU Libraries, FSU Center for the Humanities and Society, and FSU Libraries invite you to attend a full day symposium, “Silent Spring After 50 Years: A Symposium,” on Friday, March 1, 2013, 9-4:00 pm in the Strozier Library’s Scholars Commons Reading Room.

For more information, please see the attached flyer, which you are encouraged to download and share with others, as well as the following text.

The participants and schedule is as follows:

9:00-9:30: Greetings & Coffee

9:30: Introductions

10:00-10:30
Frederick R. Davis, Florida State University, “Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Road Taken”

10:30-11:00
David Vail, Kansas State University, “To Protect or Endure?: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and Pesticide Application in the Great Plains, 1945 to 1985.”

11:00-11:30
Amy Hay, University of Texas – PanAmerican, “How do we measure Silent Spring?”

11:30-1:00 Break for Lunch

1:00-1:30
Mark Barrow, Virginia Polytechnic University, “Carson in Cartoon: A New Window onto the Noisy Reception to Silent Spring

1:30-2:00
David Hecht, Bowdoin College, “Friendly Fire: Challenging Carson from the Left”

2:00-2:30
Michael Ruse, Florida State University, “Rachel Carson and Rudolf Steiner: A Debt Deliberately Concealed”

2:30: Concluding Discussion


 

Monday, February 18, 11:00 - 12:10 and 12:45 - 2:00

Two Original Dramatic Presentations by Michael Lahr and Gregorij H. von Leïtis on the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche and Franz Kafka on Monday, Feb. 18,
In Strozier Library’s Scholars Commons Reading Room, from 11:00  am-12:10 pm and 12:45 pm-2:00 pm.

Gregorij H. von Leïtis will present:

“My Nietzsche”: A Reading of Selected Texts with Accompanying Commentary by Michael Lahr from 11:00 am – 12:10 pm

and

“The Gospel According to Kafka,”: A Literary Collage, with Concept and Introduction by Michael Lahr, from 12:45-2:00pm

Michael Lahr has written and lectured extensively on Nietzsche, frequently lectures on topics of political and social relevance, is the Program Director of Elysium – Between Two Continents (a cultural exchange organization operating between the U.S. and Europe) and services as an Advisor to the Nietzsche Forum, Munich, Germany.

Gregorij H. von Leïtis is the President of the Lahr von Leitis Academy & Archive, the Artistic Director of Elysium - Between Two Continents, Chairman of the Erwin
Piscator Award, which remembers the lasting legacy of Erwin Piscator, founder of the political theater in Germany and founder of the Dramatic Workshop at
the New School for Social Research in New York, where he taught such prominent people as Harry Belafonte, Judith Malina, Marlon Brando, Elaine Stritch, and
Tony Randall.  Martin Scorcese cast von Leïtis as Kurt Bloom in New York Stories and von Leïtis is the first Non-American winner of the New York
Theater Club Prize.

Attached, please find a flyer with this information, which you are encouraged to download and share with others.

For more information, please contact Birgit Maier-Katkin (bmaierkatkin@fsu.edu) or Nathan Stoltzfus (nstoltzfus@fsu.edu).


 

Thursday, Jan. 31, 3:00 PM

The FSU Center for the Humanities and Society invites you to attend the third presentation in the CHS’s 2012-2013 lecture series on “Culture, Politics, and Society in Contemporary Africa.”  Dianna Bell, Ph.D. Candidate in Religion at Florida State University will present “May God Repay Us: Islam and Baraji in West Africa” on Thursday, Jan. 31, 3:00 PM in the Strozier Classroom (Rm. 107 A) on the first floor of Strozier Library.

 

 


 

PAST EVENTS:

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at 3:00 PM

FSU's Program for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Center for the Humanities and Society invite you to a presentation by and discussion with Roger Peace, author of A Call to Conscience: The Anti-Contra War Campaign (2012) on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at 3:00 PM in the Scholars Commons Instruction Room at Strozier Library. For more information, please contact Sarah Buck Kachaluba, sbuckkachaluba@fsu.edu, (850) 645-2600. Scholars Commons, Strozier Library.

 

Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30 PM in Longmire 201

The FSU Center for the Humanities and Society and the FSU Musicology Colloquium Series invite you to attend the first presentation in the CHS’s 2012-2013 lecture series on “Culture, Politics, and Society in Contemporary Africa.”  Frank Gunderson, Associate Professor of Ethnomuscology at Florida State University will discuss “Expressive Bodies/Controlling Impulses: Exemplifying the Recurring ‘Dance’ Between Official Culture and Musical Resistance During the Colonial Era in Western Tanganyika,” on Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30 PM in Longmire 201.

 

Friday, April 13, 2012 1:00 PM

The FSU Center for the Humanities and Society invites you to attend the final event in its 2011-2012 series on "Politics and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean." After a screening of the film "City of God," Laura Lee, from the FSU Art History Dept., will facilitate a discussion of the film. The screening begins on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM in the Scholars Commons Instruction Room, Strozier Library. The discussion will follow.

Friday, April 6, 2012 3:00 PM

Martin Munro lecture "Prophecy and the Apocalypse in Contemporary Hatian Literature" April 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm in the Scholars Commons Instruction Room.

For more information, please contact Sarah Buck Kachaluba, sbuckkachaluba@fsu.edu, 645-2600. Scholars Commons, Strozier Library.


 

For more information, please contact Sarah Buck Kachaluba, sbuckkachaluba@fsu.edu, 645-2600. Scholars Commons, Strozier Library.


Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 3:00 PM

The FSU Center for the Humanities and Society invites you to attend the fourth presentation in its 2011-2012 lecture series on “Politics and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean".  

Alex Aviña, Assistant Professor of History at Florida State University will discuss "Peasant Guerrillas, State Terror, and the Counterinsurgent Origins of the Contemporary Narco Wars in Rural Mexico," on Thursday, Feb.2, 2012 at 3:00 PM in the Scholars Commons Instruction Room, Strozier Library.

For more information, please contact Sarah Buck Kachaluba, sbuckkachaluba@fsu.edu, 645-2600. Scholars Commons, Strozier Library.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 3:00

The FSU Center for the Humanities and Society invites you to attend the third presentation in its 2011-2012 lecture series on “Politics and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean".  

The FSU Center for the Humanities and Society invites you to attend the third presentation in its 2011-2012 lecture series on “Politics and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Valerie Scoon, Professor of Film at Florida State University will screen and discuss her film, “Grenada: Colonialism and Conflict” on Wednesday, January 18, at 3:00 PM in the Scholars Commons Reading Room, Strozier Library.


Thursday, November 10, at 3:00 PM

The FSU Center for the Humanities and Society invites you to attend the second presentation in its 2011-2012 lecture series on "Politics and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean". Ida Altman, Professor of History at the University of Florida will discuss "Spanish and Indigenous Violence in Nueva Galicia, 1524-1550" on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 3:00 PM in the Scholars Commons Reading Room, Strozier Library.


October 14, 2011 Michael Carrasco, Department of Art History presents "The Rhetoric of Violence and Sacrifice in Maya Art and Writing".


(Spring 2011)
April 12, 3:45-5:15 p.m
., Scholars Commons Instruction Room:  Will Hanley, Assistant Professor in FSU’s Department of History, will lecture on “The First British Mosques:  1880-1940.”

Listen to the lecture here now, or download to your mp3 player or computer.mp3

 

Will Hanley This presentation also included 17 images. View these images here.

 

March 1, 3:45-5:15, Scholars Commons Reading Room:  Andrew March, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University, lectured on “Speech Crimes in Islam.”

February 8, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Scholars Commons Instruction Room:  Adam Gaiser, Assistant Professor in FSU’s Department of Religion, lectured on “Early Muslim Coins and the Study of Islam.”

February 4, 9 a.m.-noon, Scholars Commons Reading Room:  “The Persistence of Evil,” a symposium with presentations by FSU faculty Michael Ruse (Philosophy; History and Philosophy of Science), Dan Maier-Katkin (Criminology and Criminal Justice), Nathan Stoltzfus (History), Birgit Maier-Katkin (German), and John Kelsay (Religion). 

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