“The State of Eugenics” Film Screening & Panel Discussion. Thursday, January 12, 2017. Sponsored by the Anna Julia Cooper Center, the Journalism Program, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, School of Law, Women’s Center, the Documentary Film Program, the Humanities Institute, American Ethnic Studies, Politics & International Affairs, History, and the Center for Bioethics, Health & Society.
“Writing Resistance: Sustainable Spiritualities in the Anthropocene” with Terry Tempest Williams. Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Williams’s visit was sponsored by the Provost’s Fund for Academic Excellence, the Pro Humanitate Institute, the Humanities Institute, the Writing Program, the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, the Divinity School, the Environmental Program, the Religion and Public Engagement Concentration, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department.
“Feeding Flesh and Spirit: Stories of Religion, Food, and Resilience in the Black Faith Tradition.” Summer Writing Grant Presentation by Derek Hicks. Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium.
“Keyword Crossings.” Friday, February 17, 2017. Wake Downtown, Second Floor Atrium. Faculty from the humanities and sciences dared to explain common keywords to their non-specialist colleagues. For this first-time event the common keyword was “Scale.”
“Decoding Morse”: Cross-Disciplinary Conversation and a Viewing of Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre. Friday, February 24, 2017. Facilitated by Morna O’Neill, Associate Professor of Art History. Co-sponsored with the Reynolda House Museum of American Art.
Teachers, Teaching, and Media Conference. March 2-4, 2017. Convened by Mary Dalton (Communication), Adam Friedman (Education), Woody Hood (Film and Media Studies), Allan Louden (Communication). Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Department of Communication, the Department of Education, and the Film and Media Studies Program.
“American/Medieval: Book Launch & Reception.” Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Ammons Lounge, Tribble Hall. Sponsored by the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute and the Interdisciplinary Program in Medieval & Early Modern Studies.
Sixth Annual Student Symposium on Gender and Sexuality: Feminist Solidarities. Wednesday, March 15, 2017. ZSR Library Auditroium. Co-sponsored by the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and the WFU School of Divinity.
“Good Business? Hugh Lane, the Art Market, and the Art Museum.” Summer Writing Grant Presentation by Morna O’Neill. Monday, March 20, 2017. Z. Smith Reynolds Auditorium.
“The Art of the Incomplete” with Thomas Harrison, Professor and Chair of Italian, UCLA. Tuesday, March 28, 2017. 162 Greene Hall. Sponsored by the Italian Program, in collaboration with the Humanities Institute, the Thomas Jack Lynch Philosophy Fund, and the Department of Art.
“Is Objectivity Dead?” with Lewis Wallace, Journalist. Monday, April 3, 2017. Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium. Sponsored by the Department of Politics and International Affairs and the LGBTQ Center with additional support from the WFU Humanities Institute, with support made possible by a major grant from the NEH, Diversity Education, Department of English, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, Provost’s Fund for Academic Excellence, the Pro Humanitate Institute, and the Anna Julia Cooper Center.
“Fake News, Stephen Colbert, and the Momentous Risks of Satire.” Summer Writing Grant Presentation by T.H.M. Gellar-Goad. Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium.
Gendered Narratives of the Holocaust: Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Symposium. Thursday, April 20, 2017. DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall and ZSR Auditorium. Co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance, the Department of History, the Department of Communication, the Department for the Study of Religions, and the Intercultural Center.
Annual Humanities Institute Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminars Spring Symposium featuring the talk, “Decolonizing the Humanities: Reclaiming the Personal and the Public,” with Robert Newman, President and Director, National Humanities Center. Thursday, April 27, 2017. DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall. Sponsored by the Humanities Institute.