Glasscock Center Lecture Series & Symposia Archives

2016-2017 | 2015-20162014-20152013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012

2016-2017 Academic Year

September 6, 2016
Undergraduate Summer Scholars Presentations
Public presentations of project proposals by the 2016-17 Glasscock Summer Scholars.bi

September 7, 2016
Glasscock Center Meet & Greet
Meet Glasscock Center faculty fellows, graduate student fellows, staff, and new faculty and staff from affiliated departments.

September 27, 2016
“Pivotal U.S. Elections: Democracy at Issue”
Panelists:
Katherine R. Unterman | Assistant Professor of History, Texas A&M University
George C. Edwards III | Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies, Texas A&M University
H.W. Brands | Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History, University of Texas, Austin
Terry Anderson | Professor of History ad Cornerstone Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M University

October 12, 2016
Featured Guest Lecture
“America’s War for the Greater Middle East: Why It Began and Why It Never Ends”
Andrew Bacevich | Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

October 24, 2016
Featured Guest Lecture (with France/TAMU Institute)
“The Life and Legends of Albert Camus’s The Stranger
Alice Kaplan | John M. Musser Professor of French, Yale University

March 1-2, 2017
WWI Conference
“1917: A Global Turning Point in History and Memory”

March 20, 2017
The Future of Humanities Research
Colleen G. Boggs
| Professor of English, Dartmouth College

March 22, 2017
Featured Guest Lecture
“Fiction, Humor, and a Sense of Place”
Richard Russo | Novelist, screenwriter, short-story writer.

March 27, 2017
The Future of Humanities Research
Dympna C. Callaghan
| William L. Safire Professor of Modern Letters, Syracuse University

March 30, 2017
The Future of Humanities Research
Gregg Lambert
| Dean’s Professor of Humanities, Humanities Center, Syracuse University

April 5, 2017
Featured Guest Lecture
“Putting the Pen to the Sword”
Philip Caputo| Author and Journalist


2015-2016 Academic Year

September 2, 2015
New Faculty Coffee Hour
Morning coffee to introduce new faculty in affiliated departments to GCHR.

September 8, 2015
Undergraduate Summer Scholars Presentations
Public presentations of project proposals by the 2015-16 Glasscock Summer Scholars.

September 9, 2015
Glasscock Center Meet & Greet
Meet Glasscock Center faculty fellows, graduate student fellows, staff, and new faculty and staff from affiliated departments.

September 15, 2015
Faculty Colloquium Series
“A King Must Walk Slowly: Dance and Political Legitimation at Ghana’s Independence”
David Donkor | Assistant Professor, Department of Performance Studies and Africana Studies Program

September 16, 2015
Co-sponsored Lecture
“The Roots of Latino Conservatism: Empire, Capitalism, and Culture from 1810 to 2010”
Geraldo Cadava | Northwestern University

September 23, 2015
France/Texas A&M University Institute Lecture
Pierre Lemaitre | Prix Goncourt-winning French Author and Screenwriter

September 28, 2015
Special Guest Lecture
“Does Putin Have a Grand Strategy?”
Anne Applebaum | American and Polish journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author

October 9-10, 2015
Co-sponsored Conference
Third Conference of the International Network of Address Research

October 20, 2015
Graduate Colloquium Series
“NICs Political Ecology of the Commons: Competing Ownership of Rural Landscapes in South
Korea”
Souyeon Nam | PhD student, Department of Geography

October 27, 2015
Exhibit and Reading with Sarah Bird
Sarah Bird
| American Novelist, Screenwriter, and Journalist

October 28, 2015
Glasscock Center Lecture
“A Life in Stories: One Frame at a Time”
Sarah Bird | American Novelist, Screenwriter, and Journalist

November 3, 2015
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Delivering Obamacare: Obstetrical Nursing, Patient Care, and Emotional Labor Under the Affordable Care Act”
Theresa Morris | Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

November 6, 2015
Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Award Presentations
Presentation of the two awards to the Cushing-Glasscock scholarship recipients.

November 11, 2015
Buttrill Ethics Lecture
“Into the Silence: Modern Writers in the Wake of War”
Barbara Will | A. and R. Newbury Professor of English, Dartmouth College

November 12, 2015
Know Your IX Workshop
Dana Bolger | Co-founder of Know Your IX and columnist at Feministing.com

November 12, 2015
Buttrill Ethics Roundtable
“Title IX and Sexual Violence in Higher Education”

November 16, 2015
“The Reagan Enigma”
Bill Brands | University of Texas at Austin

November 17, 2015
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Out in the Territory: The Place of the Critique of Judgment in Kant’s System”
Kristi Sweet | Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy

December 1, 2015
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Raiding and Trading on the Spanish Lake: The Woodes Rogers Expedition 1708-1711”
Ian Abbey | Department of History

February 23, 2016
Graduate Colloquium Series
“The Return of the Popular: Visual Arts and the ‘Pink Tide.’ Thinking the Image as Dialogue, Contestation or Adaptation to State Discourse in Contemporary Latin America”
Michela Russo | Department of Hispanic Studies, Texas A&M University

February 24, 2016
Book Prize Award Presentation and Lecture
“How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts”
Natalia Molina | Professor of History and Urban Studies, Department of History, UC San Diego

February 25, 2016
Book Prize Outside Reader Lecture
“War Games/Puro vacilón”
Debra A. Castillo | Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature, Cornell University

March 8, 2016
Graduate Colloquium Series
“From Citizenship to the Space of Appearance: Arendt, Haiti, and the Problem of Political Exclusion”
Jennifer Gaffney | PhD Student, Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University

March 23, 2016
Special Guest Lecture
“The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority”
Madeline Y. Hsu | Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin

March 28, 2016
Fallon-Marshall Lecture
Susan Rubin Suleiman | C. Douglas Dillon Research Professor of the Civilization of France at Harvard University, 2015-16 Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS) Faculty Fellow

March 29, 2016
A Roundtable on Irène Némirovsky, Author of Suite Française
Panelists:
Susan Rubin Suleiman | C. Douglas Dillon Research Professor of the Civilization of France at Harvard University, 2015-16 TIAS Faculty Fellow
Olivier Philipponnat | Author of The Life of Irène Némirovsky
Nathan Bracher | Professor of French at Texas A&M University

March 29, 2016
Co-sponsored Lecture

“Sacred Architecture and Architecture of the Sacred”
Michael Crosbie | University of Hartford

April 5, 2016
Faculty Colloquium Series
“In Fulton’s Wake: The Archaeology of North America Steamboats, 1807-1850”
Kevin Crisman | Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

April 6, 2016
Featured Guest Lecture
“The Holocaust as History and Warning”
Timothy Snyder | Bird White Housum Professor of History, Yale University

April 13, 2016
Conference on Foreigners and Outsiders in Modern European Culture
Conference discussing the current refugee crisis in Europe.

April 14, 2016
Co-sponsored Lecture

“‘The Classic Non-Jewish Jew was a Texan,’ Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, American Jews, and Israel”
Olivia L. Sohns | Clements Post-Doctoral Fellow, Clements Center, University of Texas at Austin

April 14, 2016
Co-sponsored Lecture

“Dementia and Storytelling: An Autobiographical Field Report”
Thomas Cole | McGovern Chair in Medical Humanities and Director of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

April 19, 2016
Faculty Colloquium Series
“‘Troubling Sex’: Contested Citizenship Under Globalization in Postcolonial India”
Chaitanya Lakkimsetti | Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University

April 28, 2016
Seminar on Contemporary Latin American Democracies Event
“From the Cold War to Theory Wars. A Symposium on Latin American Thought.”

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2014-2015 Academic Year

September 3, 2014
New Faculty Coffee Hour
New faculty from affiliated departments are invited to learn about the Glasscock Center.

September 5, 2014
Faculty Grant Workshop
This grant workshop will focus on resources for research and development.

September 9, 2014
Undergraduate Summer Scholars Presentations
Public presentations of project proposals by the 2014-15 Glasscock Summer Scholars.

September 10, 2014
Glasscock Center Meet & Greet
Glasscock Center faculty fellows, graduate student fellows, undergraduate scholars, staff, and new faculty and staff meet and greet.

September 11, 2014
Graduate Student and Faculty Grant Workshop
Julie Masser | Director of Research Development for the College of Liberal Arts

September 24, 2014
Buttrill Ethics Lecture
“Investigating a National Tragedy: Seeking Justice After the Kennedy Assassination and 9/11”
Philip Shenon | Bestselling author and reporter

September 30, 2014
World War II Global Legacies Lecture
“Dallaire’s Story of Courage and Conviction”
Roméo A. Dallaire | Retired Lieutenant-General and Humanitarian

October 27, 2014
Q&A with Natasha Trethewey
Natasha Trethewey | United States Poet Laureate (2012-2014), Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet

October 28, 2014, 4-5 p.m.
Visiting Scholar Lecture/Poetry Reading
“Poetry and History: A Reading with Natasha Trethewey”
Natasha Trethewey | United States Poet Laureate (2012-2014), Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet

November 12, 2014
Buttrill Ethics Roundtable
“American Security Since 9/11”
PANELISTS:
Hank Lawson | Director, TEEX National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center
Andrew S. Natsios | Director, Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs and Executive Professor
Dr. Elizabeth Parker | Chief Veterinarian, Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases
Dr. Joseph Ura | Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

November 13, 2014
Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Award Presentations
Jared Miracle | Department of Anthropology
Leah Sandlin | Department of English

January 28, 2015
Book Prize Award Presentation and Lecture
“Surrounding One’s Self with the Beauty of Life: Historicizing Nineteenth-Century Latina/o Writing”
Raúl Coronado | Associate Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

February 4, 2015
Faculty Grant Logistics Workshop
Julie Masser | Director of Research Development, College of Liberal Arts

February 5, 2015
Graduate Student Grant Workshop
Lynn Burlbaw | Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Marian Eide | Associate Professor, Department of English

February 26-27, 2015
France/Texas A&M University Institute Lecture
“French Women Today”
“Crimes Against Humanity in France”
“Charlie Hebdo, Anti-Semitism, and Immigration in France”
Annette Levy’Willard | French journalist and reporter

March 5, 2015
Glasscock Guest Lecture
“Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders”
Denise A. Spellberg | Professor, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin

March 11, 2015
“World War II Global Legacies” Lecture
“Ten Things Every American Should Know About World War II”
Rick Atkinson | Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

March 24, 2015
Book Prize Outside Reader Lecture
“The American Civil War and the Cultural Production of Disabled Americans”
Colleen Glenney Boggs | Professor of English, Dartmouth College

April 16, 2015
France/Texas A&M University Institute Lecture
“Corporeal Memory, Intellectual Memory”
Pascal Bruckner | Essayist and novelist

April 22, 2015
France/Texas A&M University Institute Lecture
“The Great War in France Today: A Look Back at the Centennial Year 2014”
Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau | Director, School for Advance Studies in the Social Science (EHESS)
“Remembering WWII: Heroes, Victims, Culprits”
Henry Rousso | Director of Research, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

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2013-2014 Academic Year

August 29, 2013
New Faculty Coffee Hour
New faculty from affiliated departments are invited to learn about the Glasscock Center.

August 29, 2013
Undergraduate Summer Scholars Presentations
Public presentations of project proposals by the 2013-14 Glasscock Summer Scholars.

September 4, 2013
Glasscock Center Meet & Greet
Glasscock Center faculty fellows, graduate student fellows, undergraduate scholars, staff, and new faculty and staff meet and greet.

September 19, 2013
Grant Writing Workshop for Graduate Students
Workshop for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are interested in applying for grants offered by the Glasscock Center.

October 1, 2013
Film Screening of Nostalgia for the Light
A film by Patricio GuzmánIcarus Films
Introduction and Q&A by
Nicholas B. Suntzeff | Mitchell/Heep/Munnerlyn Professor of Observational Astronomy, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University

October 2, 2013
Roundtable on “Human Rights Abuses and the Politics of Memorial Sites in Latin America”
Paola S. Hernández | Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The University of Wisconsin, Madison
Brenda Werth | Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures, American University

October 21, 2013
Guest Lecture
“A Genius for War: The Surprising Case of Ulysses Grant”
Henry William Brands | University of Texas at Austin

October 23, 2013
Featured Guest Lecture • This lecture was rescheduled for spring 2014
“On Teaching Comparative Catastrophe: Japanese and Jewish Responses to War”
Alan Tansman | Professor of East Asian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, Editor of Representations

October 25, 2013
Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Award Presentations
2013 Cushing-Glasscock Award ceremony.

November 13, 2013
Buttrill Ethics Lecture
“School Pictures in Liquid Time: Assimilation, Exclusion, Resistance”
Marianne Hirsch
 | William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature; Professor, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Columbia University; President of the Modern Languages Association of America (MLA)

November 21, 2013
Albert Camus Centennial Roundtable
Panelists:
Robert Zaretsky | Professor of French History at the University of Houston Honors College
John McDermott | University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Texas A&M University
Marc Dambre | Professeur des Universités at Université Paris
Chair:
Nathan Bracher | Professor of French at Texas A&M University

November 25, 2013
Guest Lecture
Laurent Binet | French novelist, author of award-winning novel HHhH

January 23, 2014
Visiting Scholar Lecture
“The Dilemmas of Human Rights: Ideals and Illusions”
Seyla Benhabib | Eugene Mayer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Yale University

January 23, 2014
Informal Roundtable
“Boycotting Israeli Universities?”
Russell Berman | Former president of the Modern Language Association (MLA)

January 23, 2014
Film Screening 
The Trial of Adolf Eichmann, by Michaël Prazan
Hagler Auditorium, Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

January 23-25, 2014
Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: 50 Years On 
A conference at the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research and the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University.

February 5, 2014
Graduate Student Grant Writing Workshop

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Special Guest Lecture
“Frederick Douglass, Thomas Auld, and the Reunion Narrative: 1877, 1881, 1892”
Robert S. Levine | Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS) Eminent Scholar, Professor of English and Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland

March 26, 2014
Humanities Lecture
“Enough with the Defense! Why We Should Stop ‘Making the Case for the Humanities’ and What We Should Do Instead”
Christopher Newfield | Professor of English, University of California Santa Barbara

April 9, 2014
Buttrill Ethics Roundtable
“The Ethics of Higher Education at A&M: Re-Vision 2020”

April 21, 2014
Special Guest Lecture
“Negotiating the Time, Space, and Socialities of Dakar: Sembène Ousmane’s Faat Kiné
Van Kelly | Associate Professor of French at the University of Kansas

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2012-2013 Academic Year

August 29, 2012
Undergraduate Summer Scholars Presentations
Public presentations of project proposals by the 2012-13 Glasscock Summer Scholars.

September 5, 2012
Glasscock Center Meet and Greet
Meet Glasscock Center faculty fellows, graduate student fellows, staff, and new faculty and staff from affiliated departments.

September 12, 2012
Opening Faculty Colloquium
“The Financial Records and Memoranda of Edmund Herbert, 1708-1733”
James Rosenheim 
| Professor, Department of History, Texas A&M University

September 13, 2012
Graduate Grant Writing Workshop: Social Sciences
Kevin Glowacki and Cynthia Werner will be leading the workshop for graduate students in the social sciences.

September 14, 2012
Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Award Presentations

Brian Altenhofen
 | Department of Communication
Deborah L. Pfuntner
 | Department of English
Carlos Rodríguez González
 | Department of Anthropology

September 20, 2012
Graduate Grant Writing Workshop: Humanities
Margaret Ezell, Robert Griffin, and Mary Ann O’Farell will be leading the workshop for graduate students in the humanities.

September 26, 2012
Faculty Grant Writing Workshop
Brian Linn and David Vaught will be leading the grant writing workshop for faculty in the humanities and social sciences.

September 26, 2012
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 | Dean Emeritus and Director, Military History Institute, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

October 3, 2012
Carrol O. Buttrill ’38 Endowed Fund for Ethics Lecture

“Scientists and their Moral Responsibility for their Inventions: The Cases of Leo Szilard and Bill Joy”
Michael Bess | Chancellor’s Professor of History, Vanderbilt University

October 31, 2012
Visiting Scholar Lecture
“Memorial Patriotism, Paradoxical Patriotism”
Pascal Bruckner
 | Essayist and novelist

November 8, 2012
Featured Guest Lecture
“Eichmann in Jerusalem: No Ordinary Defendant”
Henry Rousso
 | Institut d’histoire du temps présent (IHTP, Paris) and Visiting Professor at Yale University

January 28, 2013
Graduate Student Grant Writing Workshop

January 30, 2013
Faculty Grant Writing Workshop

February 20, 2013
Visiting Scholar Lecture
“Soviet Society at War”
Nicolas Werth 
| Research Director, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS); Senior Fellow, Institute of Contemporary History (IHTP), Paris

February 21, 2013
Visiting Scholar Seminar
“Stalinism”
Nicolas Werth 
| Research Director, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS); Senior Fellow, Institute of Contemporary History (IHTP), Paris

February 27-28, 2013
14th Annual Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship
Award Presentation and Lecture
“Slavery and Modern Identity”
Simon Gikandi | Robert Schirmer Professor of English, Princeton University

Outside Reader Lecture
“Guille and BelindaA Lesbian Arcadian Romance, a Photobook by Allesandra Sanguinetti”
David William Foster 
| Regents’ Professor of Spanish, and Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University

March 20, 2013
WWII Initiative Film Festival: Two Recent Films on the Holocaust

Film: Unter Bauern (Saviors in the Night)
Film Q&A
Ludi Boeken | Film director of Unter Bauern

Film: La Rafle (The Roundup)
Film Q&A
Annette Levy-Willard | French journalist
Richard J. Golsan | Glasscock Center Director

March 20, 2013
Featured Guest Lecture
“Holocaust Memory and the War on Terror: The Case of Boualem Sansal”
Debarati Sanyal
 | Associate Professor, Department of French, University of California, Berkeley

April 4, 2013
Carrol O. Buttrill ’38 Endowed Fund for Ethics Roundtable

“Ethics, Athletics, and Academics: Institutions, Coaches and Players”
Jo Evans | Head Coach, Softball, Texas A&M University
Lex O. McMillan III | President, Albright College
Jay M. Smith | John Van Seters Distinguished Term Professor and Associate Chair of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil

April 17, 2013
Featured Guest Lecture
“Nazism, Terrorism, and Criminal Justice in Postwar Germany”
Rebecca Wittmann
 | Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto

April 19, 2013
The Civil War, its Legacies, and Representations
Adam Arenson | Assistant Professor of History, The University of Texas at El Paso
Lorien Foote | Professor of History, University of Central Arkansas
Randal Fuller | Chapman Professor of English, The University of Tulsa
Larry Reynolds | Distiguished Professor of English, Texas A&M University

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2011-2012 Academic Year • “Sustenance”

September 22, 2011
“Sustenance” Lecture Series
“John C. Frémont and the Perils of Land Monopoly in the Nineteenth Century United States”
Donald Pisani | University of Oklahoma

October 21, 2011
Internal Faculty Fellows Workshop

“Perspectives on Sustenance: Food, Trade, Animals, and Ecosystems”

February 23, 2012
“Sustenance” Lecture Series
“Criticism in the Cultural Food Chain”
James Chandler
| University of Chicago

April 10, 2012
Special Presentation
“The French New Wave and the Memory of World War II”
Philip Watts
|  Columbia University

March 27, 2012
Glasscock Center Lecture
“The Humanities in Our Culture and the Urgency of Language Learning”
Russell Berman
| Stanford University

April 24, 2012
Glasscock Center Lecture
“Dreaming in French: the Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis”
Alice Kaplan
| Yale University

March 8, 2012
metaLAB (at) Harvard Presentation and Demonstration

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For any inquiries about Lecture Series & Symposia Archives dating 1988-2010, please contact the Glasscock Center.