Humanities

Julia Adeney Thomas: Nuclear Pain and Humanitarian Photography

Humanities Forum Nuclear Pain and Humanitarian Photography: Morizumi Takashi, the Gulf Wars, and Fukushima Julia Adeney Thomas, Associate Professor of History, University of Notre Dame Wednesday, November 15, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Can photography help us see suffering and end nuclear destruction? Photographer Morizumi Takashi hopes so. Linking three moments of …

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English Department Reading Series: Ocean Vuong

English Department Reading Series Ocean Vuong Monday, April 18, 5 p.m.  Skylight Room  The UMBC Department of English presents the next installment of the 2015-2016 Reading Series, featuring poet Ocean Vuong.   Born in Saigon, poet and editor Ocean Vuong was raised in Hartford, Connecticut, and earned a BFA at Brooklyn College (CUNY). Vuong writes of his …

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Can A Comic Book Superhero and Rape Survivor Change Attitudes Toward Sexual Violence?

Humanities Forum Ram Devineni, filmmaker, publisher, and founder of Rattapallax publishing and film production company Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m. Performing Arts and Humanities Building Room 132 Ram Devineni is the co-creator of the innovative and hugely popular comic book, “Priya’s Shakti,” which helps illuminate attitudes towards gender-based violence. Priya’s Shakti arose in the aftermath of …

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“Without You, There Is No Us” — Undercover in North Korea

Asian Studies Lecture and Book Signing Tuesday, March 3 | 7:00 p.m. Suki Kim, Award-Winning Journalist Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor  In this talk, Suki Kim, an award-winning journalist, will discuss her book Without You, There Is No Us. A New York Times bestseller and already in its sixth printing since its publication three months ago, Without …

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Translating the Indian Past: The Poets’ Experience

Humanities Forum Monday, October 13 | 4:00 p.m. Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Poet, Anthologist, Literary Critic and Translator    Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, one of India’s most celebrated contemporary poets and an acclaimed translator of Indian literature, will talk about how three important Indian poets (Toru Dutt, AK Ramanujan, and Arun Kolatkar) …

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Past Obsessions: World War II in History and Memory

Wednesday, March 13, 4:00 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor Carol Gluck, Distinguished Lecturer, Association for Asian Studies and Department of History, Columbia University “Past Obsessions: World War II in History and Memory” Humanities Forum Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program with support from the Department of History and the Dresher Center for the …

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Japanese Science and International Politics in the Interwar Period

Wednesday, October 3, 4:00 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery James  R. Bartholomew, Professor of History at Ohio State University “Japanese  Science and International Politics in the Interwar Period” Social Sciences Forum Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, the Department of History and the Human Context of Science and Technology Program James Bartholomew is a …

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