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February 2, 2005

UMBC Humanities Forum Examines History and Identity

UMBC brings together scholars and professionals who represent the richness of contemporary work in philosophy, history, culture, language, literature, and the arts in the 2005 Humanities Forum. Among the topics to be discussed are the literary precursors to Homer's epics and themes in undergraduate research; speakers will include Walter Mosley, Mortimer Sellers and Jonathan Tuck.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Wednesday February 16 at 4pmAlbin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
"Undergraduate Experiences in Humanities Research"
Students from the departments of History, English and Ancient Studies

Wednesday March 2 at 4pmAlbin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
"Darwin, Romantic Geologist?"
Sandra Herbert, Professor of History, UMBC

Wednesday March 9 at 4pmAlbin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
"Straddling Borders: Literature and Identity in Subcarpathian Rus'"
Elaine Rusinko, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Linguistics, UMBC

Thursday March 17 at 4pmAlbin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
"Sons of Homer: the Genealogy of the Epic Poem"
Jonathan Tuck, Tutor, St. John's College, Annapolis

Monday April 4 at 7pmUniversity Center Ballroom
The Daphne Harrison Lecture: "Bearing Witness"
Walter Mosley, Novelist and social commentator

Wednesday April 13 at 4pmAlbin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
"America: the New Rome"
Mortimer Sellers, University of Maryland Regents Professor, Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law, University of Baltimore School of Law

Directions to UMBC and campus locations of the lectures
For directions go to: http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/index_map.html

Posted by OIT at February 2, 2005 12:00 AM