Glasscock Center Lecture Series & Symposia Archives

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2016-2017 Academic Year

FALL 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 9-10 a.m.; 2-5 p.m.
Undergraduate Summer Scholars Presentations
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Glasscock Center Meet & Greet
Meet Glasscock Center faculty fellows, graduate student fellows, staff, and new faculty and staff from affiliated departments.
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 4 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
“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
Location: Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 4 p.m. (reception at 3:30)
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
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, October 24, 2016, 4 p.m. (reception at 3:30)
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
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

SPRING 2017

Wednesday, March 1-Thursday, March 2, 2017
WWI Conference
“1917: A Global Turning Point in History and Memory”
Location: Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

Monday, March 20, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The Future of Humanities Research
Colleen G. Boggs
| Professor of English, Dartmouth College
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6 p.m. (reception and book signing from 7-7:45 p.m.)
Featured Guest Lecture
“Fiction, Humor, and a Sense of Place”
Richard Russo | Novelist, screenwriter, short-story writer.
Location: Presidential Orientation Theater, George Bush Library

Monday, March 27, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The Future of Humanities Research
Dympna C. Callaghan
| William L. Safire Professor of Modern Letters, Syracuse University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, March 30, 2017, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
The Future of Humanities Research
Gregg Lambert
| Dean’s Professor of Humanities, Humanities Center, Syracuse University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 5-6 p.m. (book signing from 6-7 p.m.)
Featured Guest Lecture
“Putting the Pen to the Sword”
Philip Caputo| Author and Journalist
Location: Rudder Forum

2015-2016 Academic Year

FALL 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 9-10 a.m.
New Faculty Coffee Hour
Morning coffee to introduce new faculty in affiliated departments to GCHR.
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 1-5 p.m.
Undergraduate Summer Scholars Presentations
311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 3:30-5 p.m.
Glasscock Center Meet & Greet
Meet Glasscock Center faculty fellows, graduate student fellows, staff, and new faculty and staff from affiliated departments.
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 4-5 p.m.
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
311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 9-10 a.m.
Morning Coffee Hour
Col. Gerald Smith | Director, Veteran Resource & Support Center
311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 3 p.m.
Co-sponsored Lecture
“The Roots of Latino Conservatism: Empire, Capitalism, and Culture from 1810 to 2010”
Geraldo Cadava | Northwestern University
311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 4 p.m. (reception at 3:30)
France/Texas A&M University Institute Lecture
Pierre Lemaitre | Prix Goncourt-winning French Author and Screenwriter
311 Glasscock Building

Monday, September 28, 2015, 6 p.m. • RSVP required
Special Guest Lecture
“Does Putin Have a Grand Strategy?”
Anne Applebaum | American and Polish journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

Friday-Saturday, October 9-10, 2015
Co-sponsored Conference
Third Conference of the International Network of Address Research
3rd Floor, Glasscock Building

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 4-5 p.m.
Graduate Colloquium Series
“NICs Political Ecology of the Commons: Competing Ownership of Rural Landscapes in South
Korea”
Souyeon Nam | PhD student, Department of Geography
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Exhibit and Reading with Sarah Bird
Sarah Bird
| American Novelist, Screenwriter, and Journalist
Grand Stafford, Theater, Downtown Bryan

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 4 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
Glasscock Center Lecture
“A Life in Stories: One Frame at a Time”
Sarah Bird | American Novelist, Screenwriter, and Journalist
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 4-5 p.m.
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Delivering Obamacare: Obstetrical Nursing, Patient Care, and Emotional Labor Under the Affordable Care Act”
Theresa Morris | Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 9-10 a.m.
Morning Coffee Hour
Linda Radzik | Professor, Department of Philosophy
311 Glasscock Building

Friday, November 6, 2015, 2 p.m.
Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Award Presentations
Mayo-Thomas Room, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 4 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
Buttrill Ethics Lecture
“Into the Silence: Modern Writers in the Wake of War”
Barbara Will | A. and R. Newbury Professor of English, Dartmouth College
311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 9:30-11 a.m.
Know Your IX Workshop
Dana Bolger | Co-founder of Know Your IX and columnist at Feministing.com
311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 4-5:30 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
Buttrill Ethics Roundtable
“Title IX and Sexual Violence in Higher Education”
311 Glasscock Building

Monday, November 16, 2015, 4 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
Special Guest Lecture
“The Reagan Enigma”
Bill Brands | University of Texas at Austin
311 Glasscock Building 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 4-5 p.m.
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
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 4-5 p.m.
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Raiding and Trading on the Spanish Lake: The Woodes Rogers Expedition 1708-1711”
Ian Abbey | Department of History
311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 9-10 a.m.
Morning Coffee Hour
Shelley Wachsmann | Meadows Professor of Biblical Archaeology, Texas A&M University
Meadows Professor of Biblical Archaeology

 

SPRING 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
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
Location: 300 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 9-10 a.m.
Morning Coffee Hour
Dr. Jonathan Coopersmith | Associate Professor, Department of History, Texas A&M University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 4-5 p.m. (reception at 3:30)
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
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 4-5 p.m. (reception at 3:30)
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
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
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
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 9-10 a.m.
Morning Coffee Hour
James Rosenheim | Professor, Department of History, Texas A&M University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 9-10 a.m.
Morning Coffee Hour
N. Fadeke Castor | Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Africana Studies Program, Texas A&M University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 4-5 p.m. (reception at 3:30)
Special Guest Lecture
“The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority”
Madeline Y. Hsu | Associate Professor, Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, March 28, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
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
Location: Rudder Theater

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 4 p.m. (reception at 3:30)
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
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored Lecture

“Sacred Architecture and Architecture of the Sacred”
Michael Crosbie | University of Hartford
Location: C105 Langford Architecture Building

Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 9-10 a.m.
Morning Coffee Hour
Dr. Kristan Poirot | Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Faculty Colloquium Series
“In Fulton’s Wake: The Archaeology of North America Steamboats, 1807-1850”
Kevin Crisman | Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 9-10 a.m.
Morning Coffee Hour
Timothy Snyder | Bird White Housum Professor of History, Yale University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6 p.m. (RSVP required)
Featured Guest Lecture
“The Holocaust as History and Warning”
Timothy Snyder | Bird White Housum Professor of History, Yale University
Location: Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Conference on Foreigners and Outsiders in Modern European Culture
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
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, The University of Texas at Austin
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 4-5:30 p.m.
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
Location: 453 Liberal Arts and Humanities Building

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Faculty Colloquium Series
“‘Troubling Sex’: Contested Citizenship Under Globalization in Postcolonial India”
Chaitanya Lakkimsetti | Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 9-10 a.m.
Morning Coffee Hour
Claire Katz | Professor, Department of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Texas A&M University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 9:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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

FALL 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 9-10 a.m.
New Faculty Coffee Hour
New faculty from affiliated departments are invited to learn about the Glasscock Center.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, September 5, 2014, 12-1 p.m.
Faculty Grant Workshop
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 1-5 p.m.
Undergraduate Summer Scholars Presentations
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 3:30-5 p.m.
Glasscock Center Meet & Greet
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Graduate Student and Faculty Grant Workshop
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 9-10 a.m.
Morning Coffee Hour
Philip Shenon | Bestselling author and reporter
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 4-5 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
Buttrill Ethics Lecture
“Investigating a National Tragedy: Seeking Justice After the Kennedy Assassination and 9/11”
Philip Shenon | Bestselling author and reporter
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6 p.m.
World War II Global Legacies Lecture
“Dallaire’s Story of Courage and Conviction”
Roméo A. Dallaire | Retired Lieutenant-General and Humanitarian
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 9-10 a.m.
Morning Coffee Hour
Brian Linn | Professor of History and Ralph R. Thomas Professor in Liberal Arts
311 Glasscock Building

Monday, October 27, 2014, 4-5 p.m.
Q&A with Natasha Trethewey • RSVP required (limited seating)
Natasha Trethewey | United States Poet Laureate (2012-2014), Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 4-5 p.m. (reception at 3:30 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
311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 4-5:30 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
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
311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 2 p.m.
Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Award Presentations
Jared Miracle | Department of Anthropology
Leah Sandlin | Department of English
Mayo-Thomas Room, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives

SPRING 2015

Wednesday, January 28 2015, 4 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
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
311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12-2 p.m.
Faculty Grant Logistics Workshop
Julie Masser | Director of Research Development, College of Liberal Arts
311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 12-1 p.m.
Graduate Student Grant Workshop
Lynn Burlbaw | Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Marian Eide | Associate Professor, Department of English
300 Glasscock Building

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 11:10 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
France/Texas A&M University Institute Lecture
“French Women Today”
Annette Levy’Willard | French journalist and reporter
Lecture will be in French and English
311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 12:45-2 p.m.
France/Texas A&M University Institute Lecture
“Crimes Against Humanity in France”
Annette Levy’Willard | French journalist and reporter
Lecture will be in French and English
311 Glasscock Building

Friday, February 27, 2015, 3-3:50 p.m.
France/Texas A&M University Institute Lecture
“Charlie Hebdo, Anti-Semitism, and Immigration in France”
Annette Levy’Willard | French journalist and reporter
During the INTS 205: Issues in International Studies class time. Event open to the public.
Lecture will be in French and English. 
100 Chemistry Building

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
Glasscock Guest Lecture
“Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders”
Denise A. Spellberg | Professor, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin
311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6 p.m. (reception at 5:15 p.m.) • RSVP required for lecture
“World War II Global Legacies” Lecture
“Ten Things Every American Should Know About World War II”
Rick Atkinson | Pulitzer Prize-winning Author
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 4 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
Book Prize Outside Reader Lecture
“The American Civil War and the Cultural Production of Disabled Americans”
Colleen Glenney Boggs | Professor of English, Dartmouth College
311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 4 p.m.
France/Texas A&M University Institute Lecture
“Corporeal Memory, Intellectual Memory”
Pascal Bruckner | Essayist and novelist
311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4 p.m.
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)
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

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2013-2014 Academic Year

FALL 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013
New Faculty Coffee Hour
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 4-5 p.m
Glasscock Undergraduate Summer Scholars Presentations
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Glasscock Center Meet & Greet
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Grant Writing Workshop for Graduate Students
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 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
Room 410, Evans Library Annex

Wednesday, 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
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, October 21, 2013
Guest Lecture
“A Genius for War: The Surprising Case of Ulysses Grant”
Henry William Brands | University of Texas at Austin
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, 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
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, October 25, 2013
Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Award Presentations
Mayo-Thomas Room, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives

Wednesday, 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)
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Albert Camus Centennial Roundtable
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, November 25, 2013
Guest Lecture
Laurent Binet | French novelist, author of award-winning novel HHhH
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

SPRING 2014

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 4-5 p.m. Lecture rescheduled due to weather delays.
Thursday, 23 January 2013, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (reception prior to lecture)
Visiting Scholar Lecture
“The Dilemmas of Human Rights: Ideals and Illusions”
Seyla Benhabib | Eugene Mayer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Yale University
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, January 23, 2014 2-3 p.m.
Informal Roundtable
“Boycotting Israeli Universities?”
Russell Berman | Former president of the Modern Language Association (MLA)
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Film Screening (registration required)
The Trial of Adolf Eichmann, by Michaël Prazan
Hagler Auditorium, Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

Thursday-Saturday, 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.
3rd Floor, Glasscock Building

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 12-1 p.m.
Graduate Student Grant Writing Workshop
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 4-5 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
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
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 4-5 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
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
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 4-5:30 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
Buttrill Ethics Roundtable
“The Ethics of Higher Education at A&M: Re-Vision 2020”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:20-11:10 a.m.
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
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6 p.m. • PLEASE NOTE: event postponed until FALL 2014
“World War II and its Global Legacies” Initiative Lecture
“Dallaire’s Story of Courage and Conviction”
Roméo A. Dallaire | Retired Lieutenant-General and Humanitarian
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

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2012-2013 Academic Year

FALL 2012
August 29, 2012
Glasscock Undergraduate Summer Scholars Presentations

September 5, 2012
Glasscock Center Meet and Greet

September 12, 2012
Opening Faculty Colloquium

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

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, 2 p.m.
Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Award Presentations
 
Brian Altenhofen
 | Department of Communication
Deborah L. Pfuntner
 | Department of English
Carlos Rodríguez González
 | Department of Anthropology
Mayo-Thomas Room, Cushing Memorial Library

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”
Thomas M. Hatfield | Dean Emeritus and Director, Military History Institute, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
“Leadership in War and Peace: Texas A&M in the Life of Earl Rudder”
Memorial Student Center, Room 2400

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

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

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

November 8, 2012
Featured Guest Lecture

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

SPRING 2013

January 28, 2013
Graduate Student Grant Writing Workshop

January 30, 2013
Faculty Grant Writing Workshop

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

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

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

February 28, 2013
14th Annual Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship Outside Reader Lecture
David William Foster 
| Regents’ Professor of Spanish, and Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University
“Guille and BelindaA Lesbian Arcadian Romance, a Photobook by Allesandra Sanguinetti”

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

2:30-4:30 p.m.
Saviors in the Night
 (Unter Bauern)

Q&A at 4:30 with director Ludi Boeken
Robert M. Gates Ballroom, Room 2400, Memorial Student Center (MSC)

 

7-9 p.m.
La Rafle (The Roundup)

Q&A at 9 p.m. with French journalist Annette Levy-Willard and Glasscock Center Director Richard J. Golsan
Robert M. Gates Ballroom, Room 2400, Memorial Student Center (MSC)

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

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

“Ethics, Athletics, and Academics: Institutions, Coaches and Players”

April 17, 2013
Featured Guest Lecture
Rebecca Wittmann | Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto
“Nazism, Terrorism, and Criminal Justice in Postwar Germany”
Glasscock Center Library, Room 311 Glasscock Building

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
Glasscock Center Library, Room 311 Glasscock Building

 

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2011-2012 Academic Year • “Sustenance”

“SUSTENANCE” LECTURE SERIES

22 September 2011
Donald Pisani | University of Oklahoma
“John C. Frémont and the Perils of Land Monopoly in the Nineteenth Century United States”
Glasscock Center Library, Room 311, Glasscock Building

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

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

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

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

8 March 2012
metaLAB (at) Harvard Presentation and Demonstration

21 October 2011
Internal Faculty Fellows Workshop

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

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2010-2011 Academic Year • “Sustenance”

“SUSTENANCE” LECTURE SERIES
22 September 2010
K. David Harrison | Swarthmore College
“Language Extinction and the Human Knowledge Base”

8 March 2011
Lawrence Buell | Harvard University
“Enough is Enough? Challenges of Sustainability from the Perspective of Environmental Humanities”

1 October 2010
Internal Faculty Fellows Workshop
“In and Out of Place: Thinking Through Journeys”

8 April 2011
Spring 2011 “Sustenance” Symposium
“Cultured Sustenance”

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2009-2010 Academic Year • “Journeys”

“JOURNEYS” LECTURE SERIES
19 November 2009
Thomas A. Tweed | University of Texas, Austin
“Crossing and Dwelling: Reflections on a Transnational Theory of Religion”

24 March 2010
Roxanne L. Euben | Wellesley College
“Travel, Comparative Knowledge, and Muslim Cosmopolitanism”

16 October 2009
INTERNAL FACULTY FELLOWS WORKSHOP
“Journeys to New Ideas”

23 April 2010
SPRING 2010 “JOURNEYS” SYMPOSIUM
“Encounters along the Journey”

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2008-2009 Academic Year • “Journeys”

16-17 October 2008
INTERNAL FACULTY FELLOWS WORKSHOP
“Place, Times, Texts: How Do We Keep Knowing?”

6 November 2008
FALL 2008 “JOURNEYS” SYMPOSIUM
“Touring Culture”

“JOURNEYS” LECTURE SERIES
George Haggerty
| University of California, Riverside
“Horace Walpole on the Grand Tour”

Linda Levy Peck | George Washington University
“Cosmopolitanism, Politics, and Love: The Countess of Salisbury on the Grand Tour 1699-1703” 

Steven Hutchinson | University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Journeys across Culture and Religion: ‘Renegades’ in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Kristen Ghodsee| Bowdoin College
“Minarets After Marx: Islam, Religious Freedoms, and Alternative Paths of Secularism in Postcommunist Southeastern Europe”

Brian Gratton| Arizon State University
Don’t Send These to Me: The Nativist Tradition in American History”

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2007-2008 Academic Year • “How Do We Keep Knowing?”

INTERNAL FACULTY FELLOWS SYMPOSIUM September 7-8, 2007
“Troubling Truth: How Do We Keep Knowing?”

FALL 2007 SYMPOSIUM October 12-13, 2007
“Five and Twenty: How Do We Keep Knowing?”

SPRING 2008 SYMPOSIUM April 5, 2008
“How Do We Keep Knowing: A Symposium on the Transmission and Preservation of Knowledge”

“HOW DO WE KEEP KNOWING?” LECTURE SERIES
Alvin Goldman |
Rutgers University
“Social Epistemology: Theory and Applications” 

Elliott R. Wolfson | New York University
“Knowing the Unknowing: Mysticism and the (A)temporal Quest for Gnosis” 

Lawrence Grossberg | University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
“Economies, Discourses and Contexts: On Avoiding the Bottom Line” 

Michael Schudson | University of California – San Diego
“Journalism in an Era of ‘Truthiness'” 

Dror Wahrman | Indiana University
“How Do We Keep Knowing? An Eighteenth-Century End-run Around an Impossible Goal”

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2006-2007 Academic Year • “How Do We Keep Knowing?”

INTERNAL FACULTY FELLOWS SYMPOSIUM September 21-22, 2006
“Show and Tell”

“HOW DO WE KEEP KNOWING?” LECTURE SERIES

Constant Mews | School of Historical Studies, Director, Center for the Study of Religion and Theology, Monash University, Australia
“Questioning the Music of the Spheres: Grocheio, Aristotle, and Curriculum Politics at the University of Paris in the 13th Century” 

Linda Martín Alcoff | Philosopy and Women’s Studies, Syracuse University
“Comparative Race, Comparative Racisms” 

Anthony Grafton | History and the Humanities, Princeton University
“The Origins of Christian Scholarship: Origen, Eusebius and the Library of Caesarea” 

Henry Rousso | Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
“Post-Holocaust and Post-Colonial Memories: The French Battlefield” 

Thomas Mayer | Department of History, Augustana College
“Trying Galileo”

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2005-2006 Academic Year

INTERNAL FACULTY FELLOWS WORKSHOP September 29-30, 2005
“Visual Culture and the Humanities”

SPRING 2006 CONFERENCE March 30 – April 1, 2006
“A Thousand Words: Visual Culture and the Humanities”

“VISUAL CULTURE AND THE HUMANITIES” LECTURE SERIES

Lauren Berlant | Department of English, University of Chicago
“Capitalism, Compassion, and ‘the Children’: Rosetta and La Promesse

Ann Bermingham | Department of Art and Architecture, University of California – Santa Barbara
“Women’s Work: Print Rooms and Albums in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”

Philip Auslander | School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology
“‘Sound is Enough’: Spectacle, Theatricality, and Rock Music, c. 1967-1969”

Lynn Higgins | Department of Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College
“Can Reality Compete?”

Barbie Zelizer | University of Pennsylvania
“The Visual Culture(s) of Journalism”

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2004-2005 Academic Year

INTERNAL FACULTY FELLOWS WORKSHOP
“Culture Bound”

“DEFINITIONS OF CULTURE” LECTURE SERIES

Joseph Litvak | Department of English, Tufts University
“Wonderful Town: the Blacklist Musical”

Aihwa Ong | Department of Anthropology and Chair of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of California – Berkeley
“Re-engineering Personality in the New Chinese Economy”

Lynn Hunt | Department of History, University of California – Los Angeles, and Former President of the American Historical Association
“Bodies and Selves in the Eighteenth Century: Toward a Post-Foucaultian History of Personhood”

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2003-2004 Academic Year

INTERNAL FACULTY FELLOWS WORKSHOP  September 12-13, 2003
“Manifestations of Culture”

SPRING 2004 CONFERENCE April 1-3, 2004
“Defining Culture: Who, What, Why?”

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2002-2003 Academic Year

“DEFINITIONS OF CULTURE” LECTURE SERIES

Sherry Ortner | Department of Anthropology and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Columbia University
“Serious Games”

David Harvey | Department of Anthropology, City University of New York Graduate Center
“Geographical Knowledges/Political Powers”

William Ferris | Department of History and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Memory, Sense of Place, and the Humanities”

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2001-2002 Academic Year

SPRING 2002 CONFERENCE April 4-7, 2002
“Calibrations: Sizing Up Spaces, Communities, and Selves”

“URBANITY” LECTURE SERIES

David Harvey | City University of New York
“Possible Urban Worlds”

Kathy Peiss | Department of History, University of Pennsylvania
“Zoot Suit Revisited: Urban Style in 1940s America”

Andrew Ross | Department of American Studies, New York University
“Dot.Com Urbanism and the Live/Work Ethos”

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2000-2001 Academic Year

“URBANITY” LECTURE SERIES

Judith Walkowitz | Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
“Sex, Lies, and Exotic Dancing in Central London”

Jonathan M. Smith | Department of Geography, Texas A&M University
“Imagining Urbanity in Turn-of-the-Century America”

George Chauncey | Department of History, University of Chicago
“Another West Side Story? Latino Gay Culture and Urban Politics in Postwar New York City”

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1999-2000 Academic Year

SPRING 2000 CONFERENCE March 30 – April 2, 2000
“Silence and Expression: Histories of Permission and Censorship”

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1998-1999 Academic Year

“LISTENING ACROSS DISCIPLINES: SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES” LECTURE SERIES

Evelyn Fox Keller | Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Marrying the Pre-Modern to the Postmodern: Computers and Organisms after World War II”

Anne Fausto-Sterling | Department of Medical Sciences, Brown University
“Re-Thinking Sex: Science, Feminism, and the Nature/Nurture Divide”

Mary Ann O’Farrell | Department of English, Texas A&M University
“Self-Consciousness and the Psoriatic Personality”

N. Katherine Hayles | Department of English, UCLA
“Crossing the Two Cultures Divide: The Importance of Narrative in Scientific Inquiry”

Felice Frankel |Research Scientist and Artist in Residence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“The Power of Images in Communicating Science and Technology”

Bruno Latour | École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris
“Composing the Common Good: A View from Science Studies”

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1997-1998 Academic Year

SPRING 1998 CONFERENCE March 26-29, 1998
“Aesthetic Subjects: Pleasures, Ideologies, and Ethics”

IGHLS/IGHS TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION” 

Judith Bennett | Department of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
“Imagining Maidens and Singlewomen in England, c. 1300-1550”

Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe | Department of English, University of Notre Dame
“Spectacular Bodies: Wulfstan, the Law, and the Anglo-Saxon Subject”

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1996-1997 Academic Year

HISTORY AND ETHICS: THE QUESTION OF THE OTHER” LECTURE SERIES 

Tzevtan Todorov | Director of Research, National Center for Scientific Research, Paris
“The Abuses of Memory”

Jean Baudrillard | Author of Simulacra and Simulation, America, Cool Memories, and The Gulf War Did Not Take Place
“The Perfect Crime”

Jenny Franchot | Department of English, University of California at Berkeley
“Remembering Religion: Relics, Fragments and the Language of Otherness”

Gayatri Chakravaroty Spivak | Department of English, Columbia University
“Problems with Thinking Ethics for the Other Woman”

Mary Louise Pratt | Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Stanford University
“The ‘Third World’: Peripheral Modernity and the Geography of Theory”

Howard Marchitello | Department of English, Texas A&M University
“Heterology and Post-historicist Ethics”

Marshall Sahlins | Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago
“Sentimental Pessimism and Ethnographic Experience: Why Culture is Not a Disappearing Object”

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1995-1996 Academic Year

SPRING 1996 CONFERENCE April 11-14, 1996
“Virtual Gender: Past, Projections, Future Histories”

FALL 1995 CONFERENCE November 10-11, 1995
“Fascism’s Return: Scandal, Revision, and Ideology Since 1980”

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1994-1995 Academic Year

POLITICAL AND CULTURAL ICONOGRAPHY” LECTURE SERIES 

Hortense Spillers | Department of English, Cornell University
“On Cultural Memory”

Michael Rogin | Department of Political Science, University of California
“Uncle Sammy and My Mammy”

Alan Trachtenberg | Department of English, Yale University
“Imaginary Indians and American Identity”

Eric Lott | Department of English, University of Virginia
“The Whiteness of Film Noir”

Bryan C. Taylor | Department of Communication, Texas A&M University
“Nuclear Photography as Novelistic Discourse”

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1993-1994 Academic Year

SPRING 1994 CONFERENCE March 24-27, 1994
“Centuries’ Ends, Narrative Means”

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1992-1993 Academic Year

“THE NOVEL AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF CULTURE” LECTURE SERIES 

Louis J. Budd | Department of English, Duke University
“Chanting the Square Mimetic: Realism for All Times and Climes”

Nina Baum | Department of English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
“Woman’s Fiction Reconsidered”

D. A. Miller | Department of English, Harvard University
“Austen’s Attitude”

Terry Castle | Department of English, Stanford University
“The Apparitional Lesbian”

Robert D. Newman | Department of English, Texas A&M University
“Self-Consuming Art and Facts (Why the Novel Splatters)”

Nancy Armstrong | Department of Comparative Literature, Brown University
“The English Origins of the American Novel”

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1991-1992 Academic Year

2002 CONFERENCE
 “Textual Technologies: Text, Image, and History”

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1990-1991 Academic Year

“THE FORMATION AND REFORMATION OF AMERICAN LITERATURE” LECTURE SERIES 

Wai-chee Dimock | Department of English, University of California
“Historicizing the Reader: Feminism, New Historicism, and The Yellow Wallpaper”

Jane Tompkins | Department of English, Duke University
“Manhood and the Western: Fear, Anestheticization, Sacrifice”

Kenneth M. Price | Department of English, Texas A&M University
“Beyond Boston: Genteel and Modern in American Literature”

Richard H. Brodhead | Department of English, Yale University
“After the Opening: Problems and Prospects for a Reformed American Literature”

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Department of English, Duke University
“On Transforming the American Mind”

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1989-1990 Academic Year

“HISTORICIZING MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE LITERATURE” LECTURE SERIES 

Arthur F. Kinney | Department of English, University of Massachusetts
“Imagination and Ideology in Macbeth”

Glending Olson | Department of English, Cleveland State University
“The Beginning and Ending of the Canterbury Game”

S. K. Henninger, Jr. | Department of English, University of North Carolina
“Romancing the Renaissance: The Perils of Periodizing”

David Wallace | Department of English, University of Texas
“Politics, Historiography, and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales”

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1988-1989 Academic Year

FALL 1989 CONFERENCE September 27-29, 1989
“(Re)producing Texts/(Re)presenting History”

THE USE AND ABUSE OF THE NEW HISTORICISM” LECTURE SERIES 

J. Paul Hunter | Department of English, University of Chicago
“Paternity and Patriarchy: History in Macbeth”

Wesley Morris | Department of English, Rice University
“Signatures of Place and Time: Faulkner’s Historical Vision”

Stephen Greenblatt | Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
“Marvelous Possessions”

Lee Patterson | Department of English, Duke University
“Chaucerian Commerce: Urban Ideology and Literary Practice”

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1987-1988 Academic Year

“WRITING AND REWRITING LITERARY HISTORY” LECTURE SERIES

Jerome McGann | Department of English, University of Virginia
“The Future of History in Criticism” 

Lawrence Buell | Department of English, Oberlin College
“Literary History as a Hybrid Genre” 

Marilyn Butler | Department of English, King’s College, Cambridge
“English as a World Literature: Internationlizing Literary History” 

Ralph Cohen | Department of English, University of Virginia
“Generating Literary Histories”

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