Programs

Spring 2017 Events at a Glance

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

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9-10 a.m.
Special Morning Coffee Hour
Richard Russo | Novelist, screenwriter, short-story writer
Location: 311 Glasscock Building 

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

• Past Events •

Spring 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 4 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
Eighteenth Book Prize Award Presentation and Lecture
“The Age of the Crisis of Man”
Dr. Mark Greif | Associate Professor of Literary Studies at The New School
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 4 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
Eighteenth Book Prize Outside Reader Lecture
“The Proletarian Prometheus”
Dr. Sabine Hake | Texas Chair of German Literature and Culture, University of Texas at Austin
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 4-5 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
Buttrill Ethics Roundtable
“Freedom from Fear? Hatred, Tolerance, and Civility”
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 4-5 p.m. (reception at 3:30 p.m.)
Buttrill Ethics Lecture
“Solidarity Matters: Palestine, BDS, and Academic Freedom under the Trump Era”
Jasbir K. Puar | Associate Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, 20 February 2017, 4-5 p.m.
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights Lecture
“The Borderline and the Color Line: The Strange Career of William Ellis from Texas Slave to Mexican Millionaire.”

Dr. Karl Jacoby | Columbia University
Location: 2500 Memorial Student Center
Event Flyer
For more information, please contact Dr. Monica Neshyba or Dr. Evan Haefeli.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 11:30-1 p.m.
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights Lecture
“History Beyond the Book: The Perils and Possibilities of Digital History”
Dr. Karl Jacoby | Columbia University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
Event Flyer
For more information, please contact Dr. Monica Neshyba or Dr. Evan Haefeli.

Friday, 24 February 2017, 1:30-4:00 p.m.
TIAS Panel Session V, chaired by Dr. Richard J. Golsan
“Writing in Dark Times”
Location: Hawking Auditorium, Mitchell Institute
Event Flyer 

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

Fall 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9-10 a.m.
New Faculty Coffee Hour
Morning coffee to introduce new faculty in affiliated departments to GCHR.
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

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 20, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Mid-Century Modern American Synagogues: The Case of Mendelsohn, Wright, and Yamasaki”
Anat Geva
| Professor, Department of Architecture
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 9-10 a.m.
Morning Coffee Hour
“A Heroine, a Water Witch, and Two Phoenixes: The Archaeology of Early American Steamboats”
Kevin Crisman
| Professor, Nautical Archaeology Program, Department of Anthropology
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 

Friday, October 7, 2016, 2 p.m.
Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Award Presentations
Patrick Anderson | Department of Philosophy
Micaela Sandoval | Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Location: Mayo-Thomas Room, Cushing Library

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Nathaniel Hawthorne, Slavery, and the Civil War”
Larry Reynolds | Department of English
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 9-10 a.m.
Morning Coffee Hour
Dr. Andrew Bacevich | Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History, Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Faculty Colloquium Series
“An Empire above the Law: The Insular Cases in the U.S. Territories”
Katherin Unterman | Department of History
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

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Machiavellian Pedagogy”
Guillaume Bogiaris Thibault | Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 9-10 a.m.
Morning Coffee Hour
Dr. Theresa Morris | Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Faculty Colloquium Series
“The Craft of Journalism: Writing the Rule Book in the Gilded Age”
Dr. Randall Sumpter| Department of Communication
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Toward Mobility: Talking in William Faulkner’s Light in August
Hwayoung Yi | Department of English
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 9-10 a.m. Rescheduled to November 30, 2016
Morning Coffee Hour
Dr. Chaitanya Lakkimsetti | Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Love Like a Chinese Socialist: Sublimation, Substantialization and Momentary Indulgence in Maoist Culture”
Dr. Jun Lei | Department of International Studies
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 4-5 p.m. Rescheduled to December 6, 2016
Graduate Colloquium Series
Yoandy Cabrera Ortega| Department of Hispanic Studies
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 9-10 a.m.
Morning Coffee Hour
Dr. Chaitanya Lakkimsetti | Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4-5:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored Lecture
“Changing the Terms of Debate about Gun Violence: Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms”
Jonathan Metzl
| Frederick B. Rentscheler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University
Location: MSC Ballroom, Room 2300E; Reception to follow at the University Club Mezzanine.
Event Flyer 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Graduate Colloquium Series
Yoandy Cabrera Ortega| Department of Hispanic Studies
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

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