Spring 2018 Speaker Series: Frankenstein Dissected


Frankenstein dissected

Spring 2018 Speaker Series: Frankenstein Dissected

Thursday February 8, 2018 Frankenstein Dissected:  21st Century Legacies of a Nineteenth-Century Classic A Roundtable with preliminary comments by our three guests, followed by conversation with the audience, featuring: Susan Lederer Robert Turell Professor of Medical History and Bioethics, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health “Franken-Fears: The Ethical Legacy […]

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Liz Covart

Spring 2018 Speaker Series: Liz Covart

Wednesday February 21, 2018 The Ben Franklin’s World Project: Podcasting and the Future of Digital History Liz Covart Digital Projects Editor, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and host of the award-winning Ben Franklin’s World History Podcast Wednesday February 21, 2018 4:00pm Multipurpose Room (Second Floor), Cabell Library

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Su'ad Abdul Khabeer

2018 Spring Speaker Series: Su’ad Abdul Khabeer

Tuesday March 27, 2018 Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip-Hop in the United States Su’ad Abdul Khabeer Associate Professor of American Culture and Arab and Muslim American Studies, University of Michigan Tuesday March 27, 2018 4.00pm Cabell Library Lecture Hall The Virginia Commonwealth University Powell-Edwards Lecture Series in Religion and the Arts is sponsored by […]

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Stefano Adamo

2018 Spring Speaker Series: Stefano Adamo

Thursday April 12, 2018 The Humanities Respond!  Literary and Cinematic Depictions of the 2007 Financial Crisis Stefano Adamo  Assistant Professor of Italian Culture, University of Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina Thursday April 12, 2018 4:00pm Cabell Library Lecture Hall

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Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Junot Diaz

Tuesday September 12, 2017 A Public Reading by Junot Díaz, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology To be followed by Q&A, Book Signing, and Reception Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 6.00pm Cabell Library Lecture Hall 901 Park Avenue Admission is free and all […]

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Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

Monday September 25, 2017 Professor Emerita of Religious Art and Cultural History and Haub Director, Catholic Studies Program, Georgetown University “Fruit of Pleasure, Source of Sustenance, Object of Shame: The Naked Breasts of Eve and of Mary” Monday September 25, 2017 at 4.00 pm VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons I-II 907 Floyd Ave.  Admission is free […]

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Balfour Declaration Centennial

The Balfour Declaration Centennial: How a 1917 Proclamation Shaped Israel and Palestine

Friday November 3, 2017 Guest Speakers: Noura Erakat, J.D. (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Social Justice / Human Rights, George Mason University) and Hillel Gruenberg, Ph.D. (Director of Israel Engagement at the New York Campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of religion and the Jewish Theological Seminary) Friday November 3, 2017, 2.00-4.00pm VCU […]

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Gender Revolution

Screening of GENDER REVOLUTION and panel discussion featuring Gavin Grimm

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 In partnership with the Southern Film Festival: A Screening of Gender Revolution with special guest, Gavin Grimm Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Reception at 6pm, film at 6:30pm James Branch Cabell Library Lecture Hall Gender and sexuality can be fluid, and today transgender issues are altering the nature of day-to-day interactions. Newscasting legend Katie Couric […]

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Dean Spade

Trans politics and Criminal Punishment Reform

Thursday October 26, 2017, 7pm In partnership with the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies: Dean Spade, Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law “Can we survive mainstreaming? Trans politics and Criminal Punishment Reform” Thursday October 26, 2017, 7pm W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts 922 Park Ave.

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Cary Costelle

The Fight for Intersex Human Rights in the 21st Century

3:00 PM, October 13, 2017 MCALC 1105 Cary Costello, Associate Professor of Sociology and Coordinator, LGBT Program, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee In partnership with the Department of Sociology. Admission is free and all are welcome!

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