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Center for the Humanities announces 2012-2013 lectures, events
The Center for the Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences has announced its schedule of events for the 2012-2013 academic year. The center will present lectures, book talks, and conferences on a broad range of topics in the humanities, including art, literature, religion, culture, and politics. These events are included as part of the the Year of the Humanities and the Arts, a year-long celebration of the arts and humanities at the University of Miami.
Five distinguished scholars, Mark Juergensmeyer, Temple Grandin, Mary Garrard, Amitov Ghosh, and Anthony Grafton, will serve as Stanford Distinguished Professors, giving public talks as well as special seminars for UM students and faculty during the fall and spring semesters. The Center also invites the public to learn about the work of several UM faculty, Casey Klofstad, Joel Nickels, Michael Miller, and Brenna Munro, via public BookTalks at Books & Books in Coral Gables.
Stanford Distinguished Professor Mark Juergensmeyer, Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present “Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State from Christian Militias to al Qaeda” on Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 pm in the Newman Alumni Center.
A Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Symposium in the spring will celebrate the first edition of Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, produced by an editorial team under the auspices of the Center for the Humanities and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami. The Center, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Law will also collaborate on the Language & Democracy Conference in March. And the Center will play a prominent role in Shakespeare in Miami, collaborating to present lectures and post-performance discussions for the winter Shakespeare festival.
For more information and a complete calendar of Center for the Humanities events, visit http://humanities.miami.edu/calendar/.
September 4, 2012