The Humanities Center and Africana Studies (NEH)
It Might Get Loud
Music Film in Concert and Conversation
A New Music Film Screening Series
Held at the Humanities Center
Hosted by Dr. John Vilanova, Journalism professor and Rolling Stone writer
Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace
Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities
This group will meet from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, 522 West Maple Street, Allentown, PA 18101.
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Department of Sociology
Director, Institute for Society and Genetics
Department of English
The Humanities Center is excited to announce four seminars for the 2019-20 academic year: (1) The Gloria Naylor Archive, (2) Trans* Studies, (3) Democracy and Truth, and (4) Interdisciplinary Approaches to Antibiotic Resistance. This year, we have consciously built collaborative relationships across campus to develop diverse seminars designed to build intellectual community, facilitate cutting-edge scholarship, jumpstart long-term projects, and bring in prestigious visiting scholars who will contribute to conversations already underway among Lehigh graduate students and faculty. The seminars meet eight times over the course of the year, and participants receive a $1000 research or travel grant. We invite anyone with an interest in learning more about the topics to apply, but special consideration will be given to applicants who have work in progress that they would be interested in workshopping with this small intellectual community. The seminars are open to faculty (tenure-track, adjunct, visiting), staff, and graduate students who have passed their exams. Detailed descriptions, application instructions, and fine print are below as PDF.
Sara Ahmed will present a lecture "Complaint as Diversity Work" on Thursday, February 21 at 4:10pm in the Scheler Humanities Forum, 200 Linderman Library.
James Casey will present a lecture on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 12noon in the Scheler Humanities Forum, 200 Linderman Library.
Lunch will be provideded with RSVP to email@example.com by January 28.
Lisa Rhody will present a lecture "Reading Against Models: Approaches to Algorithmic Criticism with Poetry" on Friday, November 2nd at 12noon in UC 306.
RSVP required for lunch to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 29th.
Carissa Harris will present a lecture "Resisting Rape in the Middle Ages and Now" on Wednesday, October 31 at 4:10pm in the Scheler Humanities Forum, 200 Linderman Library.
Roemmele Global Commons, Williams Hall
Matthew Bush, Associate Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies and Director, Latin American and Latino Studies Program will give a talk "Unlearning Inequity: Melodrama, Affects, and the Art of Latin America" on Wednesday, April 25th at 4:10pm.
See PDF linked below for additional information.
Fourth Annual North Eastern Public Humanities Consortium
April 19-20, 2018
Lehigh University - Humanities Center, 224 West Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: 610-758-4649 | Email: email@example.com
Thursday, April 19th
5:30pm-7pm - Opening Reception, Zoellner Arts Center, Butz Lobby
7:30pm - Act Like You Know 10-Year Anniversary Show, Zoellner Arts Center, Diamond Theater
Friday, April 20th
8:00am-4:30pm - Conference and break-out sessions, Williams Hall, Roemmel Global Commons
5-7pm - Opening Reception for "Our (Digital) Humanity (please note separate registration is required to attend this event - http://wordpress.lehigh.edu/odh2018/register/)
7-9pm - Dinner, University Center, Asa Packer Dining Room
Registration is required and is closed: go.lehigh.edu/neph2018
GENERAL INFORMATION - LEHIGH UNIVERSITY
About Lehigh University
GENERAL INFORMATION - BETHLEHEM, PA
About Bethlehem, PA
THURSDAY - Park at Zoellner Arts Center, East Packer Ave and Hillside Ave (an attendant will allow extrance to 2ND LEVEL for NEPH guests)
FRIDAY - Park at Alumni Parking Pavilion, Brodhead Ave and Summit St (15 SPACES RESERVED ON 4TH LEVEL with placard or in any faculty/staff space with visitor scratch off hang tag - placards and tags will be provided at registration on Thursday night)
Asa Packer Campus Map
Trans-Bridge Lines - stops in South Bethlehem within walking distance of campus
Bieber Transportation - stops in Hellertown (about 5 miles from campus) and would require Uber, Lyft or taxi.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO ASA PACKER CAMPUS
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS – nights of April 19 and 20
Guests should contact the hotel before deadlines to receive group rates.
Hotel Bethlehem – (610) 625-5000
$164/night (parking $7 additional/night)
Group: Lehigh NEPH Conference before March 15
Hyatt Place, Bethlehem – (610) 625-0500
Group: NE Public Humanities Conference before March 19
The Comfort Suites – (610) 882-9700
Group: NE Public Humanities GB 2018 held before March 22
Bring your lunch...cookies and drinks provided.
Roemmele Global Commons, Williams Hall
Haideh Moghissi, Emerita Professor and Senior Scholar, York University, Toronto will present a lecture "Revisiting Populism, Democracy and Gender: Challenges of the 21st Century on Thursday, November 9 at 4:10pm.
Roemmele Global Commons, Williams Hall
Scheler Humanities Forum, Linderman 200
The refugee is a literary invention. How is it that Anglo-American literature conceptualized the refugee first and with greater complexity than law did? Sharif Youssef turns to seventeenth and eighteenth-century texts such as Hobbes’ Leviathan, Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year, and Kant’s The Metaphysics of Morals to trace how the concept of the refugee emerges and proves incompatible with the Muslim concept of dutiful exile as understood by the Orientalist William Marsden. Why is it that the liberal conception of the refugee is at odds with the Muslim doctrine of hijrah (هِجْرَة)?
Sharif Youssef is a JD Candidate in his final year of study at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He holds a PhD from the University of Chicago and a post-doctoral MsL (Master of Studies of Law) from the University of Toronto where he has returned to complete his JD after two years of leave spent as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College and a Lecturer in English at Clemson University. His book project, The Actuarial Form: Moral Hazard in the Early Novel, is about the emergence of the categories of risk and information in the use of mass casualty statistics in eighteenth-century works of literature and political economy. He has edited “Inevitability,” a special issue of Modern Language Quarterly on the subject of inevitability in legal and literary theory, and an anthology entitled, The Hostile Takeover: Human Rights after Corporate Personhood. His writing has appeared in Law and Literature, Modern Language Quarterly, Criticism, and Humanity.
Matthew Jacobson, Professor of American Studies, History & African American Studies at Yale University will present a lecture "The Historian's Eye: Meditations on Photography, History, and the American Present" in Fairchild Martindale Library, 5th floor.
Alexander G. Weheliye, Professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University will present a lecture "Black Life--Schwarz-Sein" in the Scheler Humanities Forum, Linderman Library, Room 200.
Doris Sommer is the Ira and Jewell Williams Jr. Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, where she is Founder and Director of Cultural Agents: Arts and Humanities in Civic Engagement. She is the author of Bilingual Aesthetics: A New Sentimental Education and editor of Cultural Agency in the Americas, both published by Duke University Press. The public lecture will be held in Sinclair Auditorium.
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies have provided additional funding to the Humanities Center for research grants in the Humanities.
See pdf link below for additional information.
Lecture and discussion with filmmakers in the Roemmele Global Commons, Williams Hall.
See pdf below for additional information.
Sponsored by the Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative
Elizabeth Brake, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University will present a lecture "Love and the Law: Legal Support for Diverse Family Forms" in the Scheler Humanities Forum, Linderman Library, Room 200.
Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder will present a lecture and performance Dream Warriors: Creating Pathways Through Poetry and Music in the Lamberton Hall Great Room.
Co-sponsored with the Associate Dean's Office for Interdisciplinary Programs, the Dialogue Center, Africana Studies, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Women's Center
Christopher Reed, Professor of English and Visual Culture at the Pennsylvania State University will present a lecture "'The Society of Buggers': The Bloomsbury Group as Queer Family" in the Scheler Humanities Forum, Linderman Library, Room 200.
Ann Little, Associate Professor of History at Colorado State University will present a lecture on "The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright: Communities of Women in the Northeastern Borderlands" in the Roemmele Global Commons, Williams Hall.
Co-sponsored with the Gibson Institute for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Naomi Cahn, the Harold H. Greene Professor of Law at George Washington Law School, will present a lecture "The Multiple Meanings of Marriage Equality" on Thursday, February 4 at 4:10pm in the Scheler Humanities Forum, Linderman Library, Room 200.
Co-sponsored with Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Health, Medicine and Society
Nayan Shah will present a lecture entitled "Intimacy, Estrangement and Transnational Ties" on Thursday, November 19 at 4:10pm in the Roemmele Global Commons, Williams Hall.
Nayan Shah is Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.
Co-sponsored with American Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Please join us on Thursday, November 12 at 12 noon in the Humanities Center as Khurram Hussain, Assistant Professor of Religion shares the outcome of his Summer Faculty Research Grant "Can the Muslim Speak?".
C. Riley Snorton will present a lecture "Jorgensen's Shadows" on Thursday, October 22 at 4:10pm in the Scheler Humanities Forum, Linderman Library, Room 200.
C. Riley Snorton is an assistant professor in Africana studies and feminist, gender and sexuality studies at Cornell University.
Joint event with Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and co-sponsored with Africana Studies.
Gil Anidjar will present a lecture "Whodunit?" on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 4:10pm in the Global Commons Room, Williams Hall.
Gil Anidjar is Professor in the Department of Religion & the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University
Co-sponsored with the Berman Center for Jewish Studies
Loretta Ross, Co-founder and the National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective will present a lecture entitled "Understanding Reproductive Justice in the 21st Century" on Tuesday, September 22 at 7:30pm in Williams Hall, Global Commons.
See flyer linked below for additional information.
Inter(Play) Hip Hop Symposium – May 1 to May 3, 2015
Investigating Hip Hop's intersections with social justice, entertainment and identity, the Inter(Play) Hip Hop Symposium will feature talks and performance workshops by nationally and internationally recognized Hip Hop artists, scholars and Lehigh University students.
ASHERU, Hip Hop artist, educator, and youth activist, widely known for performing the opening and closing themes for the popular TV series, The Boondocks, as well as his pioneering and innovative efforts to forward the Hip Hop Education movement, will give a keynote address on Saturday, May 2nd at 12:00pm. Symposium attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops on beat-making, music technology; and health, wellness and healing.
The 5th Element Open Mic Show will be held at the Born into the Arts Dance Studio, minutes away from the Lehigh University campus. This show will feature a live DJ, guest artist performances, local MCs, B-Boy & B-Girl dance battles, spoken word poetry, graffiti art and more.
The symposium concludes on Day 3, with a Hip Hop theater play featuring Lehigh University students in Act Like You Know 7.0 Final Show, at the Diamond Theater in the Zoellner Arts Center.
For more details, check out the Inter(Play) Hip Hop Symposium website!
The Lehigh Review is an undergraduate-run academic journal showcasing the best written and visual research that Lehigh students have to offer.
Join us for the unveiling of the 23rd edition of the Lehigh Review! Pick up a copy of the journal and enjoy light refreshments from Sotto Santi, Deja Brew, and Lehigh Catering!
--Lehigh Review Staff--
Editor in Chief: Ali Correll
Design Editor: Justine Gaetano
Marketing Editor: Tori Yu
Staff Editors: Abby Johnson, Betsy Powers, Catherine Preysner, Erin Hanlon, and Monica Shell
Facilitator: Laura Kremmel
--Lehigh Review Contributors--
Barbara Tsaousis, Christopher Herrera, Danielle Campbell, Elizabeth Phillips, Erin Lidl, Grace Johnjulio, Hannah Han, Jaclyn Sands, Jade Van Streepen, Jonelle Jerwick, Katie Hooven, Kerstin Schkrioba, Luchen Wang, Min Jun Kim, Monika Martin, Natalie Tacka, Nina Miotto, Prarthna Johri, Rachel Mayer, Robert Mason, Sathya Ram, Savannah Boylan, Yiyi Chen, Yuqing Ye, and Zhenyu Li
Jasbir K. Puar, Associate Professor, Women's & Gender Studies at Rutgers University will give a lecture entitled "Debility/Capacity: From Narrative Prosthesis to Disaster Capitalism".
Jasbir K. Puar is Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University and the author of Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Duke University Press), which won the 2007 Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. Professor Puar's forthcoming monograph, Affective Politics: States of Debility and Capacity (Duke University Press, 2014) takes up questions of disability in the context of theories of bodily assemblages that trouble intersectional identity frames.
For additional information: http://www.jasbirpuar.com/
Sponsored with the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
J. Andrew Brown will present a lecture "Evolving Posthumanities in Latin American Literature: The Case of Edmundo Paz Soldán's Iris" on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 4:10pm in the Scheler Humanities Forum, Linderman Library Room 200.
J. Andrew Brown is Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, Washington University in St. Louis.
Please join us on Friday, March 6 at 12 noon in the Humanities Center as Kate Crassons, Associate Professor of English and Director, Lehigh University Press, shares the outcome of her Summer Research Grant "Chaucer's Saint Cecilia and the Insecurities of Faith".Bring your lunch...cookies and drinks provided.
Please join us on Friday, February 27 at 12 noon in the Humanities Center as Amanda Brown, PhD Candidate in History, shares the outcome of her Summer Research Grant "Pragmatic Christianity: Howard Thurman, The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, and the Twentieth Century American Intellectual Tradition".
Bring your lunch...cookies and drinks provided.
Kalpana Seshadri will present a lecture "What is Post-Human Economics?" on Thursday, February 19 at 4:10pm in the Scheler Humanities Forum, Linderman Library, Room 200.
Kalpana Seshadri is Professor in the Department of English, Boston College.
Susan Pearson will present a lecture "Sentiment and Savagery: Collapsing the Boundary Between Animals and Children in U.S. History" on Thursday, January 29 at 4:10pm in the Scheler Humanities Forum, Linderman Library, Room 200.
Susan Pearson is Associate Professor of History at Northwestern University.
This lecture is co-sponsored with the American Studies Program.
Please join us on Friday, December 5 at 12 noon in the Humanities Center as Anna Chupa, Associate Professor of Design, shares the outcome of her Faculty Research Grant "The Royal Path of the Mystical Serpent: An Autobiography of Priestess Miriam Williams as Told to Anna Chupa" with an introduction by Susan Kart.
Please join us on Wednesday, November 12 at 12 noon in the Humanities Center as Nitzan Lebovic, Assitant Professor of History, shares the outcome of his Faculty Research Grant "Zionist Melancholia."
Join The Lehigh Review Staff!
For the past twenty-two years, Lehigh University has published The Lehigh Review, an entirely student-produced journal of academic work. Each issue contains some of the best scholarly writing and artwork by Lehigh undergraduates. The staff is made up of Lehigh undergraduate students who take this course for either 1 credit (staff) or 4 credits (editor). The available positions are as follows: one marketing editor (4-credits), one graphic design editor (4-credits), one editor-in-chief (4-credits), and several copy editors (1-credit). Copy editors can be from any major or field of study who would be interested in working on the journal!
For more information and to apply to be on the staff, email Laura Kremmel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kellie Robertson will present a lecture "Nature's Voices: On Hearing Beyond the Human" on Thursday, November 6 at 4:10pm in the Scheler Humanities Forum, Linderman Library, Room 200.
Kellie Robertson is Associate Professor of English at the Univeristy of Maryland.
David Bates will present a lecture "An Artificial History of Natural Intelligence" on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 4:10pm in SINCLAIR AUDITORIUM.
David Bates is Professor in the Department of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley.
Eva Morales Soler, Architect and Activist, will give a public lecture entitled "Mas que una casa/More than a House: New Communities against Home Evictions". The Lecture will take place on Thursday, November 14 at 4:10pm in Sinclair Auditorium.
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor, Columbia University will give a lecture entitled "Home?" on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 4:10pm in the Scheler Humanities Forum, Linderman 200.