Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 6:00pm 501 Cathedral of Learning
This lecture, by Professor Farah Griffin (William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University) will coincide with Women’s History Month and will address discussions surrounding critical race theory and the issue of race in twentieth-century America.
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 11:00am Mukaiyama University Room Frame-Westerberg Commons
As part of Pitt-Bradford's Executive Speaker Series, this event will feature Emily Hine, who spent many years as a Program Manager in the Law and Corporate Affairs Department at Microsoft Corporation before profound meditation experiences inspired her to dedicate her life to advancing peace and compassion in the world.
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 4:15pm Frick Fine Arts Theater
This event will feature three sessions: lectures by Terry Smith (Pitt) and TJ Demos (UC-Santa Cruz), followed by a panel discussion with Professors Smith and Demos. It is the second event in the Global Studies Faculty Fellowship Series, titled Coevality: Global Ethics in a Time of Total Change.
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 5:00pm 501 Cathedral of Learning
A panel of faculty and students from medicine, the humanities, and the social sciences moderated by Jacques Bromberg, acting chair of the Department of Classics. Topics will include anatomical dissection, the practice of medicine in diverse historical contexts, medical body-snatching, funerary practices, and the use of human materials in artistic display.
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:30pm School of Information Sciences Building, Room 501
Crowdsourcing and citizen science bring a new life to practices of public engagement which were popular in the 19th century. Reinforced by modern technologies, they are gaining appeal across a number of scientific disciplines including biology, astrophysics, and mathematics. However, humanities and arts are still benefitting very moderately from this type of engagement project and tend to tap mainly into crowdsourcing activities. This talk will explore why citizen humanities initiatives are still not enjoying the same popularity as citizen science.
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 5:30pm Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
This lecture by Maneesha Deckha (University of Victoria) is the third in a year-long series of events titled Globalizing the Human. The series will invite colleagues from the humanities and social sciences (and cognate professional schools) to jointly explore questions that highlight the urgency of thinking globally about the humanities and humanistically about globalization.
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 6:00pm Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
This lecture by Thomas W. Gaehtgens, director of the Getty Research Institute, is part of a spring 2016 lecture series, Versailles: Space, Power, Memory, organized by the Architectural Studies Program and the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures. The series is designed to investigate how the intensive study of the history and physical configuration of sites contributes to our understanding of what it means to be human.
What did King Lear know about binary numbers? Who gets us closer to the truth: poets or mathematicians? Come see this humorous spin on classroom battles waged by two vehement defenders of their own academic turf: a mathematician and an English instructor, corralled into teaching an inter-disciplinary course, who struggle to find common ground.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The fifth and final event in a series devoted to exploring and engaging August Wilson's Fences, this afternoon tour will be led by Christopher Rawson, senior lecturer in English at Pitt.
Conference designed to reconsider what it means to study the body and corporality. This conference is intended to be an opportunity to rethink and/or update the canonical work of theorists Judith Butler and Michel Foucault.