IHGC Events February 2013

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Friday, February 1

Guest Lecture: Salman Akhtar
From Delight to Wisdom: the Nature of Poetry and its Healing Effect

Talk: 2 pm, Minor Hall Auditorium map >
Urdu poetry reading: 5:30 pm, Hotel A map >

Dr. Salman Akhtar, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Thomas Jefferson University, will be coming to speak as part of our series on Well Being. Reception and book-signing to follow.

Friday, February 1

Guest Lecture: Leon Botstein
Resisting Complacency, Fear and the Philistine: Modernization, Tradition and the University

4 pm
Minor Hall AuditoriumMap >

President of Bard College, Leon Botstein, will be speaking on the Future of Higher Education. Dr. Botstein has been the president of Bard College since 1975, where he is also the Leon Levy Professor in the Arts and Humanities. A conductor of international renown, Dr. Botstein has also been Music Director of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1992. Reception to follow.

Thursday, February 7

Well Being Series
Growing Up and Growing Older in the College Years. Will it ever get better than this?

Time: 6 pm
Minor Hall 125

Opening remarks by Dr. Meg Jay, Prof. Michael Levenson, and Charlie Tyson.

Thursday, February 14

Guest Lecture: John Zammito
Naturalism and the Claims of Philosophy to Authoritative Knowledge

4 pm
Watson Manor, 3 University Circle Map >

Professor Zammito is the John Antony Weir Professor of History at Rice University. He is the author, most recently, of Kant, Herder, and the Birth of Anthropology and of The Genesis of Kant's Critique of Judgment, both published by the University of Chicago Press. His lecture, "Naturalism and the Claims of Philosophy to Authoritative Knowledge," will take place at Watson Manor, 3 University Circle, at 4:00 pm. A reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, February 18

Conference: Zero Space

Time:
2 - 4 pm, paper session
7 pm, performance
Location: OpenGrounds studio

University of Virginia's Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures, the OpenGrounds Studio, the UVA Department of Music and IMRG NOMADS present the 2013 ZeroSpace Initiative. The events of ZeroSpace explore the theme of distance and interaction, examining how humans interact with one another and with our environment through new technologies. Through partnerships with cultural and education institutions around the world, ZeroSpace envisions a collaborative global network of artists, scholars and technologists. An interdisciplinary conference on February 18-19 will bring together scholars and artists who examine aesthetic, cultural, technological and environmental issues of distance and interaction in the 21st Century. Performances will feature works employing telematic network technology. ZeroSpace was created with support from the Buckner-Clay Endowment for the Humanities.

Tuesday, February 19

Conference: Zero Space

Time:
2 - 4 pm, paper session
4 - 5pm, NOMADS forum
7 pm, performance
Location: OpenGrounds studio

University of Virginia's Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures, the OpenGrounds Studio, the UVA Department of Music and IMRG NOMADS present the 2013 ZeroSpace Initiative. The events of ZeroSpace explore the theme of distance and interaction, examining how humans interact with one another and with our environment through new technologies. Through partnerships with cultural and education institutions around the world, ZeroSpace envisions a collaborative global network of artists, scholars and technologists. An interdisciplinary conference on February 18-19 will bring together scholars and artists who examine aesthetic, cultural, technological and environmental issues of distance and interaction in the 21st Century. Performances will feature works employing telematic network technology. ZeroSpace was created with support from the Buckner-Clay Endowment for the Humanities.

Thursday, February 21

Face to Face, Facebook, or Facetime?
Lost online, just lost, or never lost?

6 pm
OpenGrounds

What place is there for solitude, self-reflection and privacy in the college years? Opening remarks by Michael Mason and Sophie Rosenfeld.

Ahktar


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Zerospace