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Past HRC Conferences, Symposia, and Special Events
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April 13-14 - The Birds Now
Lee C. Edelman - Chair of the English Department, Fletcher Professor of English Literature, Tufts University
Tom Cohen - Chair of the English Department, SUNY Albany
Susan Lurie - Associate Professor of English, Rice University
Joshua D. Gonsalves - Assistant Professor of English, Rice University
Click here for the symposium website and complete schedule
March 24-25 - Autrey Symposium - Aristotelian Natural Philosophy
Focused on the research interests of Pierre Pellegrin, Autrey Visiting Professor,
Rice University Humanities Research Center
Robert Bolton, Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University
Sean Kelsey, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles
Andrea Falcon, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Concordia University
Mary Louise Gill, Professor of Philosophy and Classics, Brown University
Robin Smith, Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University
Contact: Donald Morrison, firstname.lastname@example.org or x2714
Click here for a schedule of events.
March 23-24 - Autrey Symposium - The Hacienda and the Plantation: Historical, Political, and Cultural
George Baca, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies, Goucher College
Colin Dayan, Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities, Vanderbilt University (Webcast)
Michael Hanchard, Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University (Webcast)
José E Limón, Boatright Regents Professor in American and English Literature, University of Texas at Austin
Suzette Spencer, Assistant Professor of English, University of Connecticut
Jennifer Wilks, Assistant Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin
Contact: Joseph Clarke, email@example.com or x2787
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October 12-13 - Apocalypticism and Crisis in Ancient Judaism
George Nickelsburg, Professor Emeritus of Religion, University of Iowa - "Enoch and the Beginnings of Apocalypticism"
Matthias Henze, Watt J. & Lilly G. Jackson Associate Professor in Biblical Studies, Rice University - "Baruch and the Decline of Apocalypticism"
April 1 - México y Estados Unidos: nuevas posiciones y contraposiciones
José Antonio Aguilar Rivera (CIDE, Mexico City): "La persuasión multicultural en México y Estados Unidos"
Rebecca Biron (University of Miami): "Modernities on Parade: William Faulkner and Elena Garro"
Robert McKee Irwin (UC Davis): "Border Studies/Estudios de la Frontera: el legado de Anzaldúa"
Mauricio Tenorio Trillo (University of Chicago): "De la 'brown Atlantis' y los intelectuales mexicanos"
Javier D. Durán (University of Arizona): TBA
María Socorro Tabuenca (Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico): TBA
Contact: Maarten van Delden, firstname.lastname@example.org or x2481.
April 1 - Intersections of Opera and Film
Jeongwon Joe (Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music): "Film Divas and the Gendered Dichotomy Between Vocal and Instrumental Music"
Michal Grover-Friedlander (Tel Aviv University): "Callas Forever: The Afterlife of an Operatic Voice"
Marcia J. Citron (Shepherd School, Rice Univ.): "Cavalleria rusticana as the Climax of Coppola's Godfather Trilogy"
Helen M. Greenwald (New England Conservatory of Music): "The Opera That Would be Film: Leonard Bernstein's A Quiet Place"
"Callas Forever" (introd. by Profs. Grover-Friedlander and Joe)
"The Godfather" (introd. by Prof. Marcia Citron)
Contact: Marcia Citron, x3209 or email@example.com
March 9-28 - Beggars and Choosers: Motherhood is Not a Class Privilege in America
Women's History Month Exhibit
Lecture: Rickie Solinger, co-curator and historian - "Nine Ways of Looking at a Poor Woman"
Contact: Lora Wildenthal, firstname.lastname@example.org
March 24-25 - Things/Matter: The Object and Its Representation in Literature and Art
Keynote Speaker: Susan Staves, Professor Emerita of English Literature, Brandeis University
For additional information, click here.
December 15-17 - Title: Changing Perceptions of the Public Sphere
Click here for the conference web site and program.
Contact: Christian J. Emden
October 28-29 - The Anthropology of Intellectuals
James D. Faubion (Rice University)
Lesley Fordred Green (University of Cape Town, Smithsonian)
Dominic Boyer (Cornell University)
Douglas Holmes (SUNY Binghamton)
Paul Rabinow (U. C. Berkeley)
George E. Marcus (Rice University, U. C. Irvine)
Contact: James D. Faubion, email@example.com, x3384.
Aristotelian Natural Philosophy in Later Greek Antiquity
April 15-16, 2005
Disciplinary Flashpoints: Conversations Between History and Literature
April 1-2, 2005
Figurations of Knowledge: The CSC in the Context of Higher Learning
Werner Kelber, The Director of the Center for the Study of Cultures and the Isla Carol and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies at Rice University
March 14, 2005
Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Gender, Genre, and the Negotiation of Knowledge in Late Qing China
March 4-6, 2005
Reinventing Hispanism in the Age of Globalization Symposium
February 26, 2005
Southern National Bank Conference, "The Transformation of the South in the Twentieth Century"
February 25-27, 2005
Technology, Cognition, and Culture Lecture Series
Doug Greenberg, President and CEO of the Shoa Foundation
February 10, 2005
The Late Medieval City: Architecture and Urbanism
January 29, 2005
Working Across the Disciplines: Writing a History of the Early West African States and Empires, 800-1500 C.E.
(Part of the Early West African States and Empires Workshop)
David Conrad (Professor of History at SUNY Oswego)
Paulo Farias (Professor of History at University of Birmingham - England)
Roderick McIntosh (Professor of Anthropology at Rice University)
Susan Keech McIntosh (Professor of Anthropology at Rice University)
November 9, 2004
Language in Use: Culture, Society, and Change Workshop
October 23-24, 2004
Annual International Symposium and Meeting of the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
April 22-25, 2004
Tenth Biennial Linguistics Symposium
March 31-April 4, 2004
Beyond the Clash of Civilizations: Missionaries, Conversion, and Tolerance in the Ottoman Empire Conference
April 2-3, 2004
Afghan Women after 9/11 Symposium
Sonali Kolhatkar, "Building Empire on the Backs of Women"
Meena Nanji, screening of clips from her film "A Grain of Sand"
Anne Brodsky, "An Incomplete Liberation: RAWA, Afghan Women, and the Need for Continued Resistance"
March 18-19, 2004
- Locating Pop Cultures: Negotiating Place, Interrogating Class, Constructing Identity Graduate Student Symposium
March 12-13, 2004
The Return of the Repressed: Working through Freud in Religious Studies
December 5-7, 2003
Technology, Cognition, and Culture Lecture Series
Stephen Murphy, Professor of Medieval Art and Gothic Architecture at Columbia University
November 4, 2004
38th Annual Western Literature Conference
October 29-November 1, 2003
Orality and Literacy III: Memory International Conference
October 10-12, 2003
Women and Gender in Islamic Societies Lecture Series
DR. AZIZAH AL-HIBRI, Professor of Law at University of Richmond
"The Qur'anic Worldview: A Womanist Perspective"
April 21, 2003
DR. AMINA WADUD, Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University
"Text, Gender and Reform in Islam"
March 31, 2003
ZAINAB SALBI, Founder and President of Women for Women International
"Understanding a Refugee Woman's Reality"
March 26, 2003
The Young Leibniz International Conference
April 18-20, 2003
Heidegger and Transcendental Philosophy Conference
April 3-5, 2003
Tradition and the Challenge of Modernity: Politics, Poetics and Gender in Late Qing China, 1840-1911
March 7-9, 2003
Rice Women's Conference
Connecting, Communications and Networking
February 7-9, 2003
"The Jewish Museum Berlin: Historical Roots and Contemporary Relevance"
W. MICHAEL BLUMENTHAL
Director of the Jewish Museum, Berlin
November 12, 2002
"Literature in the Twenty-first Century: A Technological Revolution"
Part of the Technology, Cognition & Culture Lecture Series
N. Katherine Hayles (Professor of English at University of California, Los Angeles)
October 24, 2002
- 6th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language: Language, Culture, and Mind
Keynote speakers: JOHN LUCY (Univ of Chicago, Max Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics)
SUSANNA CUMMING (University of California, Santa Barbara)
RONALD LANGACKER (University of California, San Diego)
For more information, please refer to the website at http://www.rice.edu/csdl.
October 11-14, 2002
- International Herder Society Conference
September 26-28, 2002
- Queer and There: Travel and Commodified Desires
An interdisciplinary symposium on lesbian and gay tourism. Featured Dennis Altman and Jasbir Puar.
April 13, 2002
Memoria: Memory and Commemoration in Medieval Christianity and Judaism
The Neil J. O'Brien Conference for Medieval Studies
April 7-9, 2002
The Two Cultures - Plus One
Part of the Lecture Series "Technology, Cognition and Culture"
Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University
April 2, 2002
Ninth Biennial Rice University Symposium on Linguistics
Speech Perception in Context: Beyond Acoustic Pattern Matching
March 13-16, 2002
Central Texas Philosophy of Science Consortium Meeting
March 1, 2002
Shifting Terrains: Translations and Identity-Formations in an Era of Transnationality
2002 Rice Graduate Symposium, Dept. of English
Further information (including symposia program): www.ruf.rice.edu/~englsymp
February 22-23, 2002
Africa and the African Diaspora: Past, Present, Future
44th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association
November 15-18, 2001
Written Text and the Rise of Literate Culture in the Ancient World
Second part of the April 2000 conference, "Written Text and Transformations of Thought and Expression in Classical Greece"
November 1-3, 2001
Moonlight on the Ganges: Interpreting the Exotic in Early American Popular Song
Thomas E. Jenkins (Trinity University)
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies; Former Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Rice University
Karim Al-Zand (Rice University)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Shepherd School of Music
October 24, 2001
First part of the Lecture Series "Technology, Cognition and Culture"
Mark C. Taylor (Williams College)
Cluett Professor of Humanities, Director of the Center for Technology in the Arts and Humanities
October 22, 2001
New Modernisms III
3rd Annual Conference of the Modernist Studies Association
Further information: MSA Website
October 12-15, 2001
A Symposium and Exhibition Studying African-American Culture, Contemporary Architecture and Community Keynote Address by bell hooks
October 11-13, 2001
Cameroon Transitions and Transformations: Multidisciplinary Perspectives of a Society at the Crossroads
Friday, April 6, 2001, 3:00-8:00pm
Saturday, April 7, 2001, 8:30am-4:00pm
Sunday, April 8, 2001, 8:30-12:00noon
Memory of Violence and the Violence of Memory in the Middle East and North Africa
Conference exploring the intersection of memory, violence, and politics, initiated by the thesis that historical narratives situate themselves at the intersection of competing collective memories.
March 23-25, 2001
Narrative 2001: An International Conference
Conference bringing together some 300 international scholars in English, foreign languages, law, history, and philosophy.
March 8-10, 2001
Economic Planning in Republican and Early PRC-China: Path-Dependency and Institutions
Transition Economics Speaker Series 2001
One-day conference investigating the Republican Chinese and early PRC context of the institutional origins of socialist economic planning.
February 24, 2001
Asian American Literature and Films
Symposium bringing together writers and filmmakers for a discourse on transformative identity politics in the Asian American arena.
February 23-25, 2001
C. Vann Woodward's Origins of the New South
Symposium addressing different aspects of Woodward's seminal work, published in 1951.
February 23-25, 2001
Wisdom and Wisdom Literature in the Ancient Mediterranean
Symposium with guest speakers Richard Martin (Stanford University, Classics) and William Hansen (University of Indiana at Bloomington, Classical Studies and Folklore Studies).
February 17, 2001
- The Dead Sea Scrolls
Conference hosted by Matthias Henze (Religious Studies, Rice U.) that will deal with the Qumran Scrolls found in Israel in the 1940s and shrouded in controversy ever since.
February 10, 2001
- The Future of Feminist Critique: Ethics, Agency, Politics
An interdisciplinary conference exploring how feminist analysis can speak to fundamental questions about the nature of subjectivity, the ethical claims of difference, the meaning of social justice, and the efficacy of political action.
November 3-5, 2000
- Written Text and Transformations of Thought and Expression in Classical Greece (conference)
April 13-16, 2000; Baker Hall, International Conference Facility
- Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Medieval Spain: colloquium on works in progress
Miner Lounge, Rice Memorial Center, April 12, 2000, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Second Floor Conference Room, Rice Memorial Center, April 13, 2000, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
- Causation and Interpersonal Manipulation in Languages of Central and South America (Eighth Biennial Rice University Symposium on Linguistics)
April 6-9, 2000
- Collaborative Urbanisms (series of workshops pairing local and national urban scholars with key players in the revitalization and economic growth of downtown Houston) See online poster.
Saturdays, February 26, March 4 & 25, April 8
- Path-Dependency and Transition Economics Series (year-long series of workshops on matters of political economy and cultures of production and consumption)
- Queering Past and Present (symposium)
February 26, 2000; Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren Library
- Landscapes Through Asian Pacific/American Media (film festival / conference)
February 18-20, 2000; Rice Media Center
- The Enigma of Gift and Sacrifice (conference)
March 26-27, 1999
- Text and Commentary (symposium)
March 17, 1999
- Asian American Stories on Film (film festival / conference)
January 29-31, 1999
- The Road to Plandom: Non-Socialist and Pre-Socialist Economic Planning in Republican China and Europe, 1935-1950 (symposium)
January 30, 1999
- Constructing Hildegard: Reception and Identity, 1098-1998
November 20-21, 1998
- 19th-Century Anglo-American Conceptions of Space
March 19-22, 1998
- Marcel Duchamp and Rethinking the Creative Act
March 21-23, 1997
- History and the Limits of Interpretation Symposium
March 15-17, 1996
- The Body of Christ in the Art of Europe and New Spain, 1150-1800
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Dec. 21, 1997 - April 12, 1998.
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