Humanities

Jennifer Lynn Stoever: “Listening to Racism in the US — Or Why Sound Matters”

Humanities Forum Jennifer Lynn Stoever, Associate Professor of English, Binghamton University – State University of New York “Listening to Racism in the US — Or Why Sound Matters” Thursday, March 1, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Media and Communications Studies 10th Anniversary Event We talk too often about race and racism as if they …

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Show Me Your Papers: The Political Cartoons of Lalo Alcaraz

Humanities Forum Show Me Your Papers: The Political Cartoons of Lalo Alcaraz Tuesday, September 26, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Proscenium Theatre In this talk, political cartoonist and film and TV writer, Lalo Alcaraz, will explore his history as an editorial cartoonist and creator of La Cucaracha, the first politically oriented and Latino-themed syndicated daily comic …

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Implicit Biases, Moral Agency, and Moral Responsibility

Humanities Forum Angela Smith, Roger Mudd Professor of Ethics and Professor of Philosophy, Washington and Lee University Evelyn Barker Memorial Lecture Thursday, March 24, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Is it appropriate to regard individuals as responsible, and perhaps also blameworthy, for (the existence, operation, or influence of) implicit biases of which they …

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Microscopic War: Fragmenting Vision in Contemporary American Militarism

Humanities Forum Thursday, April 9 | 4:00 p.m. Rebecca Adelman, Assistant Professor, Media and Communication Studies, UMBC  Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  Editors manipulate the tiniest elements of digital images to obscure combat atrocities. The U.S. Army invests deeply in a pixelated camouflage pattern that it expects will keep soldiers safely invisible. The NSA disaggregates …

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Samuel Kerstein: Dignity and Disability

Philosophy, Humanities Forum Wednesday, April 9 | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery The annual Barker Lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and co-sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities. Samuel Kerstein (Ph.D., Columbia University) is professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research focuses …

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Medicalization, Justice, and the Definition of Health

Wednesday, April 10, 4:00 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Rebecca Kukla, Kennedy Institute of Ethics and Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University “Medicalization, Justice, and the Definition of Health” Barker Lecture Humanities Forum Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy with support from the Dresher Center for the Humanities Dr. Kukla distinguishes between ‘scientistic’ definitions of …

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