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September 3, 2002

Humanities Forum Fall 2002 Calendar

All events are free and open to the public. For more information on Humanities Forum events call x56798.

September 23, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
"Islam and Modernity: Radical versus Reformist Islam"
BARBARA STOWASSER
Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University

Stowasser is a highly respected scholar of Islamic religion and culture, who has conducted extensive fieldwork in the Middle East. Her book Women in the Qur'an is considered one of the most important works available on women in Islam.

Sponsors: Friends of the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery; Center for the Humanities; Social Sciences Forum

September 26, 4:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Panel Discussion: "Typography as Industrial Design"
MATTHEW CARTER
Carter & Cone Design, Inc.
JOHANNA DRUCKER
Robertson Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia
STEVEN HELLER
Author and educator

In conjunction with the Kuhn Library Gallery exhibition, "Typographically Speaking: The Art of Matthew Carter, this panel will address typography as an industrial object, focusing on type design as a form of industrial design and typography's importance now that desktop publishing allows the layperson to experiment with the relationships that link writer, designer and reader.

Sponsors: Friends of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, Center for the Humanities, AIGA Baltimore

October 16, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
"New Wine in Old Bottles: How Our Understanding of Greek and Roman Sculpture Has Changed"
BRUNILDE SISMONDO RIDGWAY
Rhys Carpenter Professor Emerita of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College

Ridgway is one of the most renowned and widely published scholars of Greek and Roman sculpture in the world. Her brilliant synthetic studies, expressed with a rare lucidity, are based on profound knowledge of both visual and literary sources.

Sponsors: Department of Ancient Studies; Center for the Humanities

November 6, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
"Chinese Footbinding, Fashion and Modernity"
DOROTHY KO
Professor of Chinese History, Barnard College

Some of our most cherished notions of modernity are undermined by Professor Ko's research, as she transforms our understanding of women's place in traditional Chinese culture. Her recent work has examined footbinding as a meaningful practice in the eyes of the women who underwent it.

Sponsor: Center for the Humanities

November 7, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
The Webb Lecture: "How do Intellectual Historians Study Political Thought?"
REBA SOFFER
Professor of History Emeritus, California State University, Northridge

A specialist in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century British intellectual history, Soffer has written in particular on the emergence in England of a distinctive revolutionary tradition in the social sciences that was seen as a prerequisite for modernity and social progress.

Sponsor: Department of History; Social Sciences Forum

November 12, 7 p.m.
University Center Ballroom
The W.E.B. DuBois Lecture
ROBIN D.G. KELLY
Professor of History and Africana Studies, New York University

Among Kelly's many interests are the contributions that black migrant/colonial intellectuals have made to re-thinking the modern West. His most recent book is Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination, in which he traces the dream of freedom that has dictated political action in the black community.

Sponsor: Department of Africana Studies

November 20, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
"Cosmopolitan Tendencies: Modernism and Cosmopolitanism"
JESSICA BERMAN
Associate Professor of English, UMBC

A specialist in twentieth-century narrative and cultural studies and organizer of the 10th Annual Virginia Woolf Conference at UMBC in 2000, Berman contends that much of the work of the major "modernist" writers constitutes a call for modern, cosmopolitan versions of community. She would also argue that post-modernism is actually a sub-category of modernism.

Sponsor: Center for the Humanities

Posted by dwinds1 at September 3, 2002 12:00 AM