HEC Master Calendar, Fall 2016

Humanities and Ethics Center Programming

2016: The Humanities and Nature

In our series this year, we take the term “nature” and explore its relationship to the Humanities in a number of ways: nature and the environment, the “nature” of something, what is “against nature,” the humanities and science, the nature of the digital, and more.

Please note that events are free open to staff, students, administrators, and faculty, and when noted, open to those outside of the Drury community too. We hope that you will join us!

Reading Discussion Series:

Changing the Nature of the Humanities? The Digital Humanities

Please join us for Digital Mondays! We will meet at noon during three Mondays over the course of the semester for an Introduction to the Digital Humanities. This series will continue during the Spring.

Our fall reading will be Digital__Humanities, by Anne Burdick et al.

In the spirit of the digital, the book has been published as an open source text, and can be found here:


Should you like to have a hard copy, one can be ordered on Amazon or other bookseller sites.

All meetings will be from 12:00 to 1:00 in FSC 204.

Please feel free to grab a plate from the Commons and join us.

Monday, September 19         Ch. 1, “Humanities to Digital Humanities”

Monday, October 3                Ch. 2, “Emerging Methods and Genres”

Monday, November 7            Ch. 3 & 4, “The Social Live of the DH” and “Provocations”


Speaker Series:

Nature(s) and the Humanities

 Against Nature: The Fiction of the Gender Binary

Dr. Teresa Hornsby, Religion

Tuesday, September 27, 4:00

Harwood Reading Room, Olin Library

Co-sponsored by The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religion and Allies.

Dr. Hornsby will be giving a talk based on her new book, Transgender, Intersex, and Biblical Interpretation, by Teresa Hornsby & Deryn Guest (Semeia Studies, 2016)


Cleaning Up Jim Crow: The Environmental Origins of Segregation at the New Jersey Shore, 1900-1920.

Dr. David Goldberg, Visiting Assistant Professor, History

Thursday, November 10, 4:00

Harwood Reading Room, Olin Library

Co-sponsored by The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religion and the History Club.

Dr. Goldberg will be giving a talk based on his new book, The Retreats of Reconstruction: Race, Leisure, and the Politics of Segregation at the New Jersey Shore, 1865-1920 (Fordham, 2016)


Moxie Film Series

Directed by Dr. Kevin Henderson

The Moxie, 305 S Campbell Avenue

Half-price tickets ($5)!

All films begin at 1:00 PM

Saturday, Oct. 15  The Third Man (1949). Post-film discussion with Dr. Kevin Henderson.

Saturday, Nov. 5  The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). Post-film discussion with Dr. Shelley Wolbrink.

Saturday, Nov. 19   Like Water for Chocolate  (1992). Post-film discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Nichols

Co-sponsored by The Moxie and  The Missouri Humanities Council.

MHC_logo_stacked_dkblue-brn-300x146Contact Dr. Kevin Henderson, Director of the Moxie Film Series, with questions at khenders@drury.edu.