2015 – 2016 HEC Master Calendar

Humanities & Power

The theme for the Humanities and Ethics Center this year is Humanities and Power: #humgoespow.

Also below are the events sponsored by the student Humanities Society, held at the Humanities House.


SPRING 2016 EVENTS

Thursday, February 11, from 6 to 8:00 pm

Humanities House, Humanities Society

Student Trivia Night!: Form a team to test your trivia knowledge and compete for prizes! Snacks and drinks will be provided.


 

TUESDAY, FEBURARY 16, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Humanities House

Dr. Rich Schur & Dr. Tim Robbins, Reading Discussion Series

ISIS, America, and the Clash of Civilizations

Link to pre-discussion reading:  Samuel P. Huntington’s “The Clash of Civilizations?”


 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 11:00 AM

Humanities House

Dr. John Taylor, Thinking Aloud Series

“Is Free Speech Worth the Trouble?”


 

TBA

Humanities House, Humanities Society

Open Mic Night!: Join us for a night of Drury performances. Come read your favorite or original poems, play your favorite instrument, or tell us some jokes! Coffee and cupcakes will be provided.


 

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1:00 PM

The Moxie Film Series

Chinatown, Hosted by Dr. Kevin Henderson


 

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Humanities House, Reading Discussion Series

Dr. Rich Schur & Dr. Tim Robbins

Open Mic Poetry Reading: The Power of Poetry

In honor of National Poetry Month!


 

SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1:00 PM

The Moxie Film Series

The Iron Giant, Hosted by Prof. Steve Carpenter


 

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1:00 PM

The Moxie Film Series

Burnt By The Sun, Hosted by Dr. Ray Patton


 

THURSDAY, APRIL 29 19, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Humanities House, Humanities Society

End of the Year Party!

Cap off the academic year with an informal gathering at the Humanities House. Plenty of food and good conversation.

 


FALL 2015 EVENTS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Humanities House Welcome Back BBQ!

Please join the Humanities Society and faculty members at the Humanities House to celebrate the beginning of a new year, and learn about more about the Humanities at Drury!


 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 5:30 PM  
Reed Auditorium, The Trustee Science Center
Drury Lane, Drury University
Free and Open to the Public

HEC Speaker Series: Steampunk, Labor, and the Humanities
Dr. Roger Whitson, Washington State University

What attention should be paid to the working conditions of people who create our technological devices? Steampunk, a genre of science fiction that shows how history could have been otherwise if events happened differently, offers a unique answer to this question. Steampunk draws on the technology and culture of the Victorian period in Great Britain to get us to think about the present. Whitson discusses steampunk literature that reintroduces the plight of the London workers to contemporary audiences; this literature imagines a Victorian world where computers create new opportunities for both oppression and revolution. Whitson argues that alternate histories of Victorian London invite us to think about how labor movements intersect with the production and distribution of our own technology. In doing so, he prods us to think about not only how we the use of technology shapes our experience of being human today, but also about the lives of those who create the technology we use in our work and play.

Dr. Roger Whitson (Drury, ’00) is Assistant Professor of English at Washington State University where he also teaches in the Digital Technology and Culture program. He is the co-author of William Blake and the Digital Humanities: Collaboration, Participation, and Social Media, and author of Steampunk and Nineteenth-Century Digital Humanities: Literary Retrofuturism, Alternate History, and Physical Computing (forthcoming, Routledge).

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 12:00 PM
Hoblitt Suite

HEC Speaker Series/Teaching and Learning Center Lunch and Learn
Faculty Workshop: An Introduction to the Digital Humanities
Dr. Roger Whitson

What are the Digital Humanities, and why might a small liberal arts college incorporate them into its institution?
How might digital methodologies contribute to Drury’s mission in the Humanities, and in teaching and learning more broadly? What are the pros and cons of doing so?

Dr. Roger Whitson is Assistant Professor of English at Washington State University where he also teaches in the Digital Technology and Culture program. He is the co-author of William Blake and the Digital Humanities: Collaboration, Participation, and Social Media, and author of Steampunk and Nineteenth-Century Digital Humanities: Literary Retrofuturism, Alternate History, and Physical Computing (forthcoming, Routledge).

Lunch will be provided. Faculty can register for the event by emailing Katie Gilbert, kgilbert@drury.edu or Erin Kenny, ekenny@drury.edu.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 3:00 PM
Humanities House

Reading Discussion Series: Dr. Rich Schur & Dr. Tim Robbins
The United States Constitution as a form of Blues Music. Link to Stanley Crouch’s “Blues to Be Constitutional: A Long Look at the Wild Wherefores of Our Democratic Lives as Symbolized in the Making of Rhythm and Tune” Available here: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~cavitch/pdf-library/Crouch_Blues.pdf

Please see Dr. Rich Schur for a hard copy of the reading.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 6:00PM-8:00 PM 

Humanities Halloween Party!

Dress up as your favorite Humanities figure and meet at the Humanities House for Halloween food and fun. There will be prizes for the best costumes!


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 3:00 PM
Humanities House

Reading Discussion Series: Dr. Rich Schur & Dr. Tim Robbins
The Use and Abuse of Power in the Harry Potter Series.
NPR 2-minute audio for discussion available here:
http://www.npr.org/2015/05/01/403474870/does-reading-harry-potter-have-an-effect-on-your-behavior


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 11:00 AM     

Olin Library, Room 214

Thinking Aloud Series
Dr. John Taylor presents: “The art of the lecture” Is there a place for it in education today? Should it involve technology? If so, how? Have we veered too far in privileging seminar- or discussion-style formats?


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 11:00 AM

Olin Library, Room 214

Thinking Aloud Series: Professor Imene Moulati Presents: What is it like to teach American literary movements to university students in Algeria? How might this perspective also help Drury faculty to reflect on how we teach texts from outside of the U.S. to American students at Drury?


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Humanities House

Game Night!: Bring your favorite board games to the Humanities House for a night of fun and free pizza!

Please check back soon for updates on Spring 2016 events!

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