Co-sponsored Events

The Glasscock Center supports the humanities at Texas A&M University by co-sponsoring public lectures, performances with a humanities research component, and scholarly presentations by visitors from outside the university. The Glasscock Center also supports notable lectures by speakers of pre-eminent interdisciplinary reputation that will both promote the humanities and contribute broadly to the intellectual community. Through the Symposium and Small Conference Grant, the Center supports such events that showcase and promote scholarship and research in the humanities.

 Fall 2017 Co-sponsored Events

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored Lecture
“Secularism in the Middle East and Online: An Iraqi Refugee’s View”
Faisal Saeed al Mutar |Advocate and writer
Location: 100 Chemistry Building

Spring 2017

Friday, 21 April 2017, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Co-sponsored Conference
On Trial: Kafka and Philosophy
Location: 401 YMCA
For more information, please contact Dr. Daniel Conway.
Event Flyer

Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored Symposium
Theorizing the Subject of African Cultural Production: Reflections on the Work of Kenneth W. Harrow
Location: Glasscock 311
Event Flyer

Monday, 24 April 2017, 7 p.m.
Co-sponsored Lecture
Dialogues in Religion and Culture: Day One
Film Screening and Discussion of Mundo Milagroso (Miraculous World)
Kristy Nabhan-Warren
| Associate Professor, V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Fellow in Catholic Studies, Department of Religion, University of Iowa
Location: 109 Harrington Education Center
For more information, please contact Dr. Donnalee Dox.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored Event
Dialogues in Religion and Culture: Day Two
Lecture
“Latinos/as, Food Production, and Religion in America Today”
Kristy Nabhan-Warren | Associate Professor, V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Fellow in Catholic Studies, Department of Religion, University of Iowa
Location: 255 LAAH
For more information, please contact Dr. Donnalee Dox.

April 2017 (Date & time TBD)
Co-sponsored Symposium
“Theorizing the Subject of African Cultural Production: Reflecting on the Writing of Kenneth W. Harrow”
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Carmela Garritano.

Friday-Saturday, 19-20 May 2017, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Co-sponsored Event
“The Society for Mexican-American Philosophy: Cultivating a Philosophical Space towards the Future of Philosophy”
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
Event Flyer

 


Past Events

Spring 2017

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 4 p.m.
Co-sponsored Lecture
“Refusing the University”
Sandy Grande | Professor of Education and Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), Connecticut College
Location: Forsyth Galleries
Event Flyer

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Co-sponsored Workshop
“This Untranslatability Which Is Not One”
Jacque Lezra | 
Professor, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of California Riverside
Location: 2501 Memorial Student Center
Event Flyer 

Friday, 17 February 2017 (Time TBD) (Cancelled)
Co-sponsored Lecture
“Unemployment, Health and Masculinity in 20th Century Britain”
Marjorie Levine-Clark | Associate Dean and Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Denver

Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday-Friday, 23-24 February 2017 (Time TBD) (Cancelled)
Co-sponsored Lecture
“Lecture by Cuban Poet/Novelist Wendy Guerra”
Location: Whitney Suite, Evans Library

Friday-Saturday, 3-4 March 2017, 8-6:30 p.m.
Cultural Enrichment and Campus Diversity Grant Event
“29th Student Conference on Latino Affairs ‘Con Ganas!: Building a Legacy'”
Location: Hildebrand Equine Complex
For more information, contact Amanda Flores.

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored Lecture
“An Archeologist’s Eye: Drawing the Parthenon Metopes
Katherine A. Schwab | Professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Fairfield University
Location: 2406 Memorial Student Center
For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Klein.
Event Flyer

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 12:00 p.m.
Co-Sponsored Lecture
“Seeing Music in Color”
Nancy Mooslin | Artist
Location: Langford A, Technical Reference Center
For more information, please contact Laurie Lisonbee.

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 3:30 p.m.  (Postponed)
Co-sponsored Event
“American Civil Religion after Barack Obama”
Philip Gorski
 | Yale University

Location: 428 Academic Building

Friday-Saturday, 31 March-1 April 2017 (Time TBD)
Co-sponsored Conference
“Communicating Diversity Conference”
Location: TBA

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 6 p.m.
Cultural Enrichment and Campus Diversity Grant Lecture
“Gay Men and the New Way Forward”
Raymond L. Rigoglioso 
| Founder of Gay men of Wisdom
Location: Evans 204E
Event Flyer

Friday, 7 April 2017, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Discussion to follow)
Co-Sponsored Event
“Ethnographic Theater & Qualitative Research: A Symbiotic Relationship”
FIlm scrreening and discussion of Crawling with Monsters
Location: Rudder Forum
Event Flyer 


Past Events • Fall 2016

23-25 September 2016
Co-sponsored Conference
Texas Medieval Association (TEMA) Conference
KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Saturday, 24 September 2016, 4:45-6 p.m.
“‘We Prefer Gods We Can See’: Forma, Figura, and Music’s Representational Power”
Nancy van Deusen | Louis and Mildred Benezet Chair in the Humanities, Claremont Graduate University
Location: M207Animal Industries Building (Keynote Address)

Friday, 23 September 2016, 2-3 p.m.
Notable Lecture
“Intermedial Art: Cinema, Literature, Visualization, Intallation.”
Albert Serra 
| Filmmaker
Location: 301 Rudder Tower
Event Flyer →

Thursday- Saturday, 29 September-1 October 2016, 8-5 p.m.
Co-Sponsored Conference
Eleventh Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics.
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information please contact Dr. Theodore George.

Monday, 2 October 2017 (Time TBD)
Notable Lecture
“Martin Luther and the Reformation after 500 Years”
Location: TBA

Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 4-5:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored Lecture
“When Did Politics Become Toxic? The 1968 Election and Today”
Michael Cohen | Author of American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division
Loation: 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 5 p.m. 
Co-sponsored Event
“Sean Orr Folk Music Master Class”
Learn tips and techniques for the performance of folk music from a professional folk musician. Bring your fiddle/violin, banjo, or mandolin!
Location: LAAH 109
Event Flyer →

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 7 p.m.
Co-sponsored Event
“Sean Orr Trio Performance/Discussion”
Performance and discussion about Texas Country and Folk music, including Western Swing, Old-Time, Celtic, Honky Tonk, and Cajun
Location: Black Box Theater (first floor of LAAH)
Event Flyer →

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 7-8:30 p.m.
Cultural Enrichment and Campus Diversity Grant Event
4th Annual Native American Heritage Month Film Series
“Âs Nutayuneân: We Still Live Here”
Location: ARCC 105
Event Flyer

Friday, 4 November 2016, 3 p.m.
Notable Lecture
“No Slippery Slopes: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy & the Future of Marriage”
Stephen Macedo | Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
Event Flyer →

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 6-8 p.m.
Co-sponsored Lecture
“The Vernacular Musical Culture of the U.S. South”
A lecture and performance by Sean Orr in collaboration with Texas A&M University students
Sean Michael Orr | Independent musician
Location: Black Box Theater, Liberal Arts and Humanities Building

Thursday,10 November 2016, 7-8:30 p.m.
Cultural Enrichment and Campus Diversity Grant Event
4th Annual Native American Heritage Month Film Series
“The Thick Dark Fog”
Location: ARCC 105
Event Flyer

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 2:30-4:30 p.m. (Reception to follow)
Co-sponsored Event
“She Wrote It, But…: Erasures, Recoveries, and the Futures of Women’s Book History”
Location: Mayo Thomas Room, Cushing Library

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Co-sponsored Lecture
“Imperfect Stranger: Americans, Arabs, and U.S.-Middle East Relations in the 1970s”
Salim Yaqub | Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 7-8:30 p.m.
Cultural Enrichment and Campus Diversity Grant Event
4th Annual Native American Heritage Month Film Series
“Kumu Hina: The true meaning of aloha”
Location: ARCC 105
Event Flyer

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 


Past Events • 2015-2016 Academic Year

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 4 p.m.CartelCercas_72dpi
Notable Lecture
“The Man Who Says No”
Javier Cercas | Writer and Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Girona, Spain
Location: 204E Evans Library

Friday, 4 September 2015, 9:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Co-sponsored Symposium
Javier Cercas’ “El impostor”: a Symposium
Location: Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 3-4 p.m.cadava_lecture_flyer2
Co-Sponsored Lecture
“The Roots of Latino Coservatism: Empire, Capitalism, and Culture
from 1810 to 2010″
Dr. Geraldo Cadava | Northwestern University
Location: Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock

9-10 October 2015
Co-sponsored Conference
Third Conference of the International Network of Address Research 
Location: 311 Glasscock Building and 453 Liberal Arts and Humanities Building
Website →

Monday, 2 November 2015, 7 p.m.
Co-Sponsored Event
“Free Angela & All Political Prisoners: A Film Screening and Conversation with documentary filmmaker Shola Lynch”
Location: ARCC 105

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 5 p.m.
Glasscock Cultural Enrichment and Campus Diversity Event
Native American Heritage Month Lecture:
“Picturing Diplomacy: John Mix Stanley and the Western Frontier”

Scott Manning Stevens | Associate Professor and Director of Native American Studies, Syracuse University
Location: Stark Gallery, Texas A&M University

Monday, 8 February 2016
“Pluralism without Priveledge? Corps Intermediaries, Civil Societ, and the Art of Association”
Dr. Jacob T. Levy | Professor McGill University
Location: 2115 Allen Building

18-21 February 2016
Co-sponsored Conference
Gender and Citizenship Conference
Location: College Station Hilton
Conference website 

4-6 March 2016
Co-sponsored Conference (Cultural Enrichment and Campus Diversity Grant)
“Student Conference on Latino Affairs”
Simon Silva | Artist and Motivational Speaker
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Author and Motivational Speaker
Lionel Sosa | Consultant and Protrait Artist
Michael Reyes | Hip Hop and Spoken Word Artist
Adan Gonzales | Entrepreneur
Location: 401 YMCA Building

10 March 2016, 3:45-5:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored Lecture
“Construction and Deconstruction of Octavio Paz’s The Labyrinth of Solitude”
Guillermo Hurtado Perez | The Institute for Philosophical Research at UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico.
Location: 401 YMCA Building

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.lecture_sacred architecture
Co-sponsored Lecture
“Sacred Architecture and Architecture of the Sacred”
Michael Crosbie | Hartford University
Location: Langford C105
Event poster

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 4-5 p.m. 
Co-sponsored Lecture
“The Future Foretold: Lyndon B. Johnson’s Support for Israel in the Senate”
Olivia L. Sohns | Clements Post-Doctoral Fellow, Clements Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
Event webpage →

Thursday, 14 April 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
Event webpage →

22-24 April 2016
Co-sponsored Conference
History of Philosophy Society: Nature and Art
Keynote Speakers:
Alexander Mourelatos | University of Texas
Angelica Nuzzo | CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College
Location: TBA


Past Events • 2014-2015 Academic Year

 


 

Past Events • Fall 2014

6 October 2014, 4-5 p.m. 
Co-sponsored Lecture
“A World Behind Wire: The Nazi Camp and Ghetto System, 1933-1945”
Geoffrey Megargee | Senior Applied Research Scholar in the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

17-18 October 2014Making Sense final poster
Co-sponsored Symposium
“Making Sense: Handwriting and Print” Symposium
Cushing Library, Glasscock Building, Liberal Arts and Humanities Building
makingsensewriting.wordpress.com →

10 November 2014, 4-5 p.m. 
Co-sponsored Lecture
“Returning to Stay? Jews in Germany after the Holocaust”
Andrea Sinn | DAAD Visiting Professor of History and German, UC Berkeley
311 Glasscock Building
Event poster →

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 12-1 p.m.
Co-sponsored Lecture
“Civil Society, Protest and the Ukraine Invasion”
Harley Balzer | Associate Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University
311 Glasscock Building
Event poster →

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 4-6 p.m. 
Co-sponsored Symposium
“Neglected Writers of the Gulag” Symposium
Roger R. Reese | 
Texas A&M University, Moderator
Alan Barenberg | Texas Tech University
Alexandra Smith | University of Edinburgh
Dariusz Tolczyk | University of Virginia
Olga Cooke | Texas A&M University
311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 13 February 2015, 12:30-2 p.m. 
Co-sponsored Lecture
“The Post-Impressionist Dress”
Jane Garrity | Associate Professor of English, University of Colorado-Boulder
Location: Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 20 February 2015, 3 p.m.
Co-sponsored Lecture
“Family Stories and the Making of History: The Case of the Grandparents I Never Had”
Ivan Jablonka | Univerité Paris 13
Location: 100 Chemistry Building

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 7 p.m. (book signing to follow)
Co-sponsored Lecture
“On Looking”
Lia Purpura | Writer in Residence, University of Maryland
Location: 453 Liberal Arts and Humanities Building
Event flyer 
Lia Purpura will also do a craft talk from 3-4 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February in room 311 Glasscock Building.

Friday, 27 February 2015, 1 p.m.
Co-sponsored Lecture
“Teaching Poetry in a Juvenile Corrections Facility”
Jim LaVilla-Havelin | Instructor, Cindi Taylor Krier Juvenile Correctional Treatment Center
Location: 466 Liberal Arts and Humanities Building

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 
Co-sponsored Workshop
“Taboo: A Video Production Workshop” with Anat Zuria (session 1)
Anat Zuria | Documentary and Feature Filmmaker (independent)
Location: 2406A Memorial Student Center (MSC)

Wednesday, March 2015, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 
Co-sponsored Workshop
“Taboo: A Video Production Workshop” with Anat Zuria (session 2)
Anat Zuria | Documentary and Feature Filmmaker (independent)
Location: 2406A Memorial Student Center (MSC)

6-7 March 2015
Co-sponsored Conference
“Body, Memory and Trauma,” Texas A&M University 5th Annual Hispanic Studies Graduate Conference
Location: 501 Rudder Tower and SEAD Gallery
Event website →

Keynote Lecture:
Friday, 6 March 2015, 4 p.m.

“A Hornet’s Nest of Heretics: New Christians and the Mexican Inquisition”
Richard Kagan | Johns Hopkins University
Location: 501 Rudder Tower
Event flyer 

Monday, 9 March 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Co-sponsored Film Screening
Black Box by Anat Zuria
Location: Hillel Center
Event flyer →

Monday, 6 April 2015, 4 p.m.
Co-sponsored Lecture
“Vietnamese Colonial Republican: The Political Vision of Vu Trong Phung”
Peter Zinoman | University of California, Berkeley
Location: Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
More information →

Friday, 10 April 2015, 3-4 p.m.
Co-Sponsored Lecture
“U.S. Tribal Citizenship in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Kim TallBear | Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Location: Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
More information

Saturday, 11 April 2015, 8:30 a.m.  – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 12 April, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Co-Sponsored Conference
Annual Conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Southern Plains Chapter
Keynote presentation: Dr. Deborah Wong | Professor of Music, UC Riverside
Location: Liberal Arts and Humanities Building (LAAH), multiple rooms
More information

Saturday, 11 April 2015, 5 p.m.
Co-Sponsored Performance
Maroon Steel Pan Ensemble
Location: Liberal Arts and Humanities Building Courtyard

Monday, 13 April 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Co-Sponsored Roundtable and Sound Installation
“Performing (in) the City: Affective Oscillations”
Dr. Reuben May, Dr. Cecilia Giusti, Dr. David Matarrita, Dr. Leonardo Cardoso, and Dr. Jeff Morris will discuss the multiple relationships between urban space and performance.
Location: Liberal Arts and Humanities Building, Room 109
Event flyer →

Monday, 13 April 2015, 7 p.m. 
Notable Lecture
“Non-Islamic Determinants of Arab Protest”
Gilbert Achcar | University of London School of Oriental and African Studies
Location: 601 Rudder Tower

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 7 p.m.
Co-Sponsored Reading
Reading and Discussion of March by Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks | Pulitzer Prize winning author
Location: Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

23-25 April 2015
Co-sponsored Conference
2015 Hannah Arendt Circle
Location: 3rd Floor, Glasscock Building
Event website →

Monday, 27 April 2015, 6 p.m.
Co-Sponsored Film Screening & Panel Discussion
“The Case of Chasing Ice: Using Documentary Films & Social Media
to Engage Citizens and Policy-makers about Climate Change Issues”
Location: Rudder Theatre
Event flyer →

Thursday, 30 April 2015
Co-sponsored Symposium
“Zero Hour: World War II After 70 Years”
Keynote Speaker:
Robert Citino | Department of History, University of North Texas
Location: 3rd Floor, Glasscock Building


Past Events • Spring 2014

8-9 February 2014
CO-SPONSORED CONFERENCE
Machiavelli between Past and Future: Reflections on the 500th Anniversary of The Prince and the State of Machiavelli Scholarship
Location: 2115 Allen Building
For more information, please contact Guillaume Bogiaris-Thibault
Conference website →


WGST Feb 21 Event_thumbFriday, 21 February 2014, 3-5 p.m. 
CO-SPONSORED INTERACTIVE-INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM
“Gender, Judaism, and the Limits of Forgiveness”

Delivered in 1963, in response to the theme “forgiveness,” Levinas’s Talmudic essay, “Toward the Other,” considers the necessity and limits of forgiveness in the pursuit of justice. This interdisciplinary, interactive symposium will explore Emmanuel Levinas’s essay and consider the following questions for their relevance today: Is everything forgivable? Is forgiveness, or the expectation of forgiveness, gendered? What role does forgiveness play in justice? Is revenge a form of justice?

Martin Kavka | Religion and Jewish Studies, Lehigh University
Dan Conway | Philosophy, Texas A&M University
Marian Eide | English, Texas A&M University
Ted George | Philosophy, Texas A&M University
Hilaire Kallendorf | Hispanic Studies and Religious Studies, Texas A&M University
Claire Katz | Philosophy, Texas A&M University
Matt Rosenberg | Texas A&M Hillel
Kristi Sweet | Philosophy, Texas A&M University
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Claire Katz.
Event flyer →


Thursday, 27 February 2014, 3:45-5:30 p.m.
CO-SPONSORED LECTURE
“Heroic-Idyllic Philosophizing: Epicureanism in Modern European Philosophy”
Keith Ansell-Pearson | Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick (UK), Senior Visiting Research Scholar, Humanities Research Center, Rice University
401 YMCA Building
For more information, please contact Dan Conway


Friday, 28 February 2014, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
CO-SPONSORED WORKSHOP
“Philosophy as a Way of Life?: The Reception of Epicurean Teaching in Nietzsche and Bergson”
Keith Ansell-Pearson | Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick (UK), Senior Visiting Research Scholar, Humanities Research Center, Rice University
401 YMCA Building
For more information, please contact Dan Conway


Friday, 21 March 2014, 1-2 p.m.Microsoft Word - Walter EH talk at TAMU-APHedits
CO-SPONSORED LECTURE
Leadership and Legal System In the Light of Justice: Walter Echo-Hawk on Native Americans in a Global Context
Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee) is an author, attorney, tribal judge, law professor and activist. He is of counsel to the Crowe & Dunlevy law firm of Oklahoma and an adjunct law professor at the Tulsa University College of Law.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glassock Building
For more information, please contact Martinus Van de Logt.
Event Flyer →


Monday, 24 March 2014, 3 p.m.vanvleck_lecture_flyer
CO-SPONSORED LECTURE
“Empire of the Air: Aviation and the American Ascendancy”
Jenifer van Vleck | Professor of History, American Studies, and the History of Science and Medicine, Yale University
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glassock Building
For more information, please contact Julia Erin Wood.
Event Flyer →


Friday, 28 March 2014, 6 p.m. Microsoft PowerPoint - Communicating Diversity Student Conferenc
CO-SPONSORED LECTURE
“Narrating the Closet”
Keynote Address for the Communicating Diversity Student Conference
Tony E. Adams | Assistant Professor, Northeastern Illinois University
111 Koldus Builidng
For more information, please contact Tasha Dubriwny.
Event Flyer →


4-5 April 2014
CO-SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM
The Presents of the Past
453 Liberal Arts and Humanities Building
For more information, please contact Britt Mize.


23 April 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Butcher - Flyer - second
CO-SPONSORED LECTURE
“Coworking: A New Phenomenon or the Rediscovery of Community?”
Tim Butcher | Director, Undergraduate Programs in the College of Business, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Joshua Barbour.
Event Flyer →


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