Farewell & Thank You from Director Golsan and Associate Director Misemer

Below is a list of all of the events from the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research over the past six years.
Our thanks to all of our co-sponsors for their generosity and assistance in bringing some of these events to life.

GENERAL GLASSCOCK EVENTS

LECTURES

“The Humanities in Our Culture and the Urgency of Language in Learning”
Russell A. Berman – Stanford University
3/27/2012

“Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis”
Alice Kaplan – Yale University
4/24/2012

“The Dilemmas of Human Rights: Ideals and Illusions”
Seyla Banhabib – Yale University
1/22/2014

“Enough with the Defense! Why We Should Stop ‘Making the Case for the Humanities,’ and What We Should Do Instead”
Chris Newfield – U.C. Santa Barbara
3/26/2014

“Poetry and History: A Reading With Natasha Trethewey”
Natasha Trethewey – U.S. Poet Laureate
10/28/2014

“Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders”
Denise A. Spellberg – University of Texas at Austin
3/5/2015

“Photo Exhibit and Reading with Sarah Bird”
Sarah Bird – Novelist, screenwriter, journalist
10/27/2015

“A Life in Stories: One Frame at a Time”
Sarah Bird – Novelist, screenwriter, journalist
10/28/2015

“The Reagan Enigma”
H. W. “Bill” Brands – University of Texas at Austin
11/16/2015

“The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority”
Madeline Y. Hsu – University of Texas at Austin
3/23/2016

“America’s War for the Greater Middle East: Why it Began and Why it Never Ends”
Andrew Bacevich – Boston University
10/12/2016

“The Life and Legends of Albert Camus’ The Stranger
Alice Kaplan – Yale University
10/24/2016

“Fiction, Humor, and a Sense of Place”
Richard Russo – Novelist, screenwriter, short-story writer
3/22/2017

“Putting the Pen to the Sword”
Philip Caputo – Author and journalist
4/5/2017

CONFERENCES

metaLAB (at) Harvard Presentation: Workshop and Hackday
Jeffrey Schnapp – co-founder of metaLAB (at) Harvard; Harvard University
Jesse Shapins – co-founder of metaLAB (at) Harvard; Harvard University
James Burns – co-founder of metaLAB (at) Harvard; co-founder of Zeega.org
Joseph Bergen – Lead designer/developer of Zeega.org
3/8/2012

“The Civil War, its Legacies, and Representations”
Adam Arenson – University of Texas, El Paso
Randall Fuller – University of Tulsa
Larry Reynolds – Texas A&M University
Katherine Unterman – Texas A&M University
4/19/2013

“1914 and the Making of the 20th Century”
Keynote: “WWI: A Past That Will Not Pass Away”
Josef Joffe – Stanford University
9/17-19/2013

Eichmann Conference
Film Screening: “The Trial of Adolf Eichmann”
Michaël Prazan – Filmmaker
1/23/2014
Conference: “Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: 50 Years On”
Seyla Benhabib – Yale University
Russell Berman – Stanford University
Leora Bilsky – Tel aviv University
Daniel Conway – Texas A&M University
Carolyn Dean – Yale University
Lawrence Douglas – Amherst College
Valerie Hartouni – U.C. San Diego
Michaël Prazan – Independent filmmaker
Dana Villa – University of Notre Dame
Rebecca Wittmann – University of Toronto
1/24-25/2014

“A Conference on Foreigners and Outsiders in Modern European Culture”
Robert Zaretsky – University of Houston
Susan Suleiman – Harvard University
Atina Grossman – The Cooper Union
Lia Brozgal – UCLA
Robert Shandley – Texas A&M University
Dinah Hannaford – Texas A&M University
Ken Aptekar – Artist
4/13/2016

SUSANNE M. GLASSCOCK HUMANITIES BOOK PRIZE FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOLARSHIP

14TH BOOK PRIZE
Winner
“Slavery and Modern Identity”
Simon Gikandi – Princeton University
2/27/2013

Outside Reader
“Guille and Belinda: A Lesbian Arcadian Romance, a Photobook by Allessandra Sanguinetti”
David William Foster – Arizona State University
2/28/2013

15TH BOOK PRIZE
Winner
“Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade”
Gabrielle Hecht – University of Michigan
4/10/2014

Outside Reader
“Maryse Condé and Caribbean Identity: Thinking Back Through our Mothers”
Mary Jean Green – Dartmouth University
4/11/2014

16TH BOOK PRIZE
Winner
“Surrounding One’s Self with the Beauty of Life: Historicizing Nineteenth-Century Latina/o Writing”
Raúl Coronado – U.C. Berkeley
1/28/2015

Outside Reader
16th Annual Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize
“The American Civil War and the Cultural Production of Disabled Americans”
Colleen Glenney Boggs – Dartmouth College
1/29/2015

17TH BOOK PRIZE
Winner
“How Race is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts”
Natalia Molina – U.C. San Diego
2/24/2016

Outside Reader
“War Games/Puro Vacilón”
Debra A. Castillo – Cornell University
2/25/2016

18TH BOOK PRIZE
Winner
“The Age of the Crisis of Man”
Mark Greif – The New School
2/1/2017

Outside Reader
“The Proletarian Prometheus”
Sabine Hake – University of Texas at Austin
2/2/2017

BUTTRILL ETHICS SERIES

LECTURES

“Scientists and their Moral Responsibility for their Inventions: the Cases of Leo Szilard and Bill Joy”
Michael Bess – Vanderbilt University
10/3/2012

“School Pictures in Liquid Time: Assimilation, Exclusion, Resistance”
Marianne Hirsch – Columbia University
11/13/2013

“Investigating a National Tragedy: Seeking Justice After the Kennedy Assassination and 9/11”
Philip Shenon – Author and reporter
9/24/2014

“Literary Minimalism in the Wake of War”
Barbara Will – Dartmouth College
11/11/2015

“Solidarity Matters: Palestine, BDS, and Academic Freedom Under the Trump Era”
Jasbir K. Puar – Rutgers University
2/9/2017

ROUNDTABLES

“The Ethics of War and Memory”
Nandini Bhattacharya – Texas A&M University
Nathan Bracher – Texas A&M University
Marian Eide – Texas A&M University
Arnold Krammer – Texas A&M University
Katherine Unterman – Texas A&M University
4/12/2012

“Ethics, Athletics, and Academics: Institutions, Coaches, and Players”
Jo Evans – Texas A&M University Head Softball Coach
Lex O. McMillan III – President, Albright College
Jay M. Smith – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Larry J. Walker Jr. – Texas A&M University College of Liberal Arts Director of Development
4/4/2013

“The Ethics of Higher Education at A&M: Re-Vision 2020”
Katherine Banks – Texas A&M University
José Luis Bermúdez – Texas A&M University
Eddie J. Davis – Texas A&M University Foundation
Karan Watson – Texas A&M University
4/9/2014

“American Security Since 9/11”
Hank Lawson – TEEX National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center
Andrew Natsios – Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs
Elizabeth Parker – Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases
Joseph Ura – Texas A&M University
11/12/2014

“Title IX and Sexual Violence in Higher Education”
Dana Bolger – Co-founder of Know Your IX and columnist at feministing.com
Dave Parrott – Texas A&M University Student Affairs [Substituted by Cynthia Hernandez]
Barbara Will – Dartmouth College
11/12/2015

“Freedom From Fear? Hatred, Tolerance, and Civility”
Daniel Humphrey – Texas A&M University
Chaitanya Lakkimsetti – Texas A&M University
Kristan Poirot – Texas A&M University
Jasbir K. Puar – Rutgers University
2/8/2017

EVENTS OF THE WWII GLOBAL LEGACIES INITIATIVE

LECTURES

Keynote Address for “World War II in Context: Conflicts, Moral Dimensions, and Trials of History”
“Leadership in War and Peace: Texas A&M in the Life of Earl Rudder”
Thomas M. Hatfield – University of Texas at Austin
9/26/2012

“Soviet Society at War”
Nicolas Werth – IHTP, Paris
2/20/2013

“Holocaust Memory and the War on Terror: The Case of Boualem Sansal”
Debarati Sanyal – U. C. Berkeley
3/21/2013

“Nazism, Terrorism, and Criminal Justice in Postwar Germany”
Rebecca Wittmann – University of Toronto
4/17/2013

“Dallaire’s Story of Courage and Conviction”
Roméo A. Dallaire – Retired Lt. Gen.
9/30/2014

“Ten Things Every American Should Know About WWII”
Rick Atkinson – Author and Military Historian
3/11/2015

“The Holocaust as History and Warning”
Timothy Snyder – Yale University
4/6/2016

Film Screening and Lecture
“Saviors in the Night (Unter Bauern)”
Ludi Boeken – Film Director
“La Rafle (The Roundup)”
Annette Levy-Willard – French Journalist
Richard J. Golsan – Director, Glasscock Center
3/20/2013

CONFERENCES

A Film Screening and Roundtable on Political Violence in South America
Film Screening: “Nostalgia for the Light”
Nicholas Suntzeff – Texas A&M University
10/1/2013
Roundtable: “Human Rights and the Politics of Memorial Sites in Latin America”
Paola S. Hernández – University of Wisconsin, Madison
Brenda Werth – American University
10/2/2013

“Zero Hour: World War II After 70 Years”
Robert Citino – University of North Texas
Jennifer Jones Barbour – Texas A&M University
Nathan Bracher – Texas A&M University
Marian Eide – Texas A&M University
Brian Linn – Texas A&M University
Adam Seipp – Texas A&M University
Joshua Shifronson – Bush School of Government and Public Service
4/30/2015

CO-SPONSORED EVENTS

LECTURES

“The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder”
Alan Rosen – International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Israel
10/30/2012

“Memorial Patriotism, Paradoxical Patriotism”
Pascal Bruckner – French novelist and essayist, Public intellectual
10/31/2012

“Eichmann in Jerusalem: No Ordinary Defendant”
Henry Rousso – IHTP, Paris
11/8/2012

“A Genius for War: The Surprising Case of Ulysses Grant”
H. W. “Bill” Brands – University of Texas at Austin
10/21/2013

“Guest Lecture by Laurent Binet”
Laurent Binet – French novelist
11/25/2013

“A World Behind Wire: The Nazi Camp and Ghetto System, 1933-1945”
Geoffrey Magargee – U.S. Holocaust Museum
10/6/2014

“Returning to Stay? Jews in Germany After the Holocaust”
Andrea Sinn – U.C. Berkeley
11/10/2014

Morning Coffee Hour
Gilbert Achar – University of London School of Oriental and African Studies
4/13/2015

“Corporeal Memory, Intellectual Memory”
Pascal Bruckner – Essayist and novelist
4/16/2015

“The Great War in France Today: A Look Back at the Centennial Year 2014”
Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau – EHESS
“Remembering WWII: Heroes, Victims, Culprits”
Henry Rousso – CNRS
4/22/2015

“The Man Who Says No”
Javier Cercas – University of Girona, Spain
9/3/2015

On his novel “Au Revoir lá-haut”
Pierre Lemaitre – French author and screenwriter
9/23/2015

“Does Putin Have a Grand Strategy?”
Anne Applebaum – Author and journalist
9/28/2015

“Intermedial Art: Cinema, Literature, Visualization, Installation”
Albert Serra – Filmmaker
9/23/2016

CONFERENCES

“Albert Camus Centennial Roundtable”
Robert Zaretsky – University of Houston
John McDermott – Texas A&M University
Marc Dambre – Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle
11/21/2013

“A Roundtable on Irène Némirovsky, Author of Suite Française
Olivier Philipponnat – French author
Susan Rubin Suleiman – Harvard University
Nathan Bracher – Texas A&M University
3/29/2016

“Pivotal U.S. Elections: American Democracy at Issue”
H. W. “Bill” Brands – University of Texas at Austin
Terry Anderson – Texas A&M University
Katherine Unterman – Texas A&M University
George C. Edwards III – Texas A&M University
9/27/2016

Hagler Institute for Advanced Study Symposium
“Writing in Dark Times” – Session V Panel, chaired by Richard J. Golsan
Susan Suleiman – Harvard University
Henry Rousso – IHTP, Paris
Lynn Higgins – Dartmouth College
Maurice Samuels – Yale University
2/24/2017

WWI Conference
“1917: A Global Turning Point in History and Memory”
Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau – EHESS
Brett Bowles – Indiana University, Bloomington
Elizabeth Cobbs – Texas A&M University
Mark E. Grotelueschen – USAF Academy
Paul Jankowski – Brandeis
Charlotte Ku – Texas A&M University Law
Adam Seipp – Texas A&M University
Nicolas Werth – CNRS, IHTP Paris
3/1-2/2017

Humanities Texas – Institute for Texas Teachers
“The Two World Wars”
R.J.Q. Adams – Texas A&M University
Jason Parker – Texas A&M University
Brian Linn – Texas A&M University
Adam Seipp – Texas A&M University
Marian Eide – Texas A&M University
Michael Bess – Vanderbilt University
Arnold Krammer – Texas A&M University
Stefanie Harris – Texas A&M University
Elizabeth Cobbs – Texas A&M University
H. W. “Bill” Brands – University of Texas at Austin
Terry Anderson – Texas A&M University
Charles Flanagan – National Archives and Records Association
Richard J. Golsan – Texas A&M University
6/13-16/2017

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS AND OUTCOMES

The Trial That Never Ends: Hannah Arendt’s “Eichmann in Jerusalem” in Retrospect (Toronto UP, 2017)
A book publication, which was co-edited by Dr. Golsan and Dr. Misemer, resulted from the 2014 Eichmann Conference.

“The Hidden Campus”
This collection of photographs of the Texas A&M campus, captured by British photographer Chris Flood, is displayed throughout the Glasscock Center.

Grants Awarded
Internal
2014: Visual and Performing Arts grant in support of Natasha Trethewey’s lecture

External
2011: NEH Summer Seminar “Visions of the Dark Years: Legacies of World War II in France”
2012: NEH Summer Seminar “France’s Haunting Past: Debating Twentieth-Century History and French National Identity Since 1990”
2013: French Cultural Services grant in support of “1914 and the Making of the 20th Century”
2014: NEH Summer Seminar “Memories Divided & Reconciled: World Wars I & II in France Today”
2016: Humanities Texas Public Square grant in support of “Pivotal U.S. Elections”
2017: French Cultural Services grant in support of “1917: A Global Turning Point in History and Memory”
2017: Humanities Texas support for “The Two World Wars” Teacher Institute