Humanities

Sea Dogs, Buccaneers, and Corsairs: Piracy in the Early Modern Age and Today

Wednesday, February 20, 4:00 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery “Sea Dogs, Buccaneers, and Corsairs: Piracy in the Early Modern Age and Today” Virginia Lunsford, Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy Medieval and Early Modern Studies Virginia Lunsford is an associate professor of history at the U.S. Naval Academy, specializing in maritime and …

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Amerikanuak

MLLI Wednesday, October 10 | 7:15 p.m. Amerikanuak University Center Ballroom Lounge More than a half a century ago, many Basques left Spain looking for a better life working as sheepherders in the American West. In Amerikanuak, Nach Reig looks at the lives at some of the last remaining Basque sheepherders in the U.S.  The documentary takes place …

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Reading and Discussion of “This is How You Lose Her”

Monday, October 29, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m. Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre Junot Diaz, Creative Writing Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Reading and Discussion of This is How You Lose Her Co-sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Department of Modern Languages, …

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Faulkner and Hemingway: Overview of a Rivalry

Monday, November 5, 12:00 p.m. Commons Room 329 Joseph Fruscione, Department of English, UMBC and First Year Writing Program, George Washington University “Faulkner and Hemingway: Overview of a Rivalry” The Department of English William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway, both winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature, carried on a nuanced and complex literary rivalry. At times, …

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For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Visual Arts November 15 – March 10 For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture in partnership with …

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Schleppers and Shoppers: Jews, Street Markets, and the Selling of Ready-to-Wear Fashion in London in the 1920’s and 1930’s

Thursday, September 27, 5:00 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Judith Walkowitz, Johns Hopkins University “Schleppers and Shoppers: Jews, Street Markets, and the Selling of Ready-to-Wear Fashion in London in the 1920’s and 1930’s” Humanities Forum Annual Robert K. Webb History Department Lecture “Schleppers and Shoppers” spotlights a Jewish street market that emerged as the …

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Disability, Justice, and the Future of the Humanities

Monday, October 15, 7:00 p.m. Proscenium Theater, Performing Arts and Humanities Building Michael Berubé, President, Modern Language Association “Disability, Justice, and the Future of the  Humanities” Humanities Forum Co-Sponsored with the Department of English This talk will discuss how the disciplines of the humanities create and challenge our definitions of the human– an ancient question, …

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