News and Announcements

Fall 2014 Philosophy Speaker Series

Friday, September 19 (All day)
Coor Hall

This year's guest speakers will include: 

The Goddess's Tiger: Tīpu Sultān and transcommunal kingship in early modern Mysore

Religious Studies Forum

Wednesday, September 24, 12:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

In this talk, Dr. Caleb Simmons (University of Arizona) will examine the ritual practice of kingship during the reign of Tīpu Sultān, the Muslim ruler of Mysore during the late 18th century CE.

"Maria Tallchief": Ortiz/Labriola Lecture by Sandy Osawa, Filmmaker

Thursday, October 16, 7:00 pm
Heard Museum (2301 N Central Ave) Phoenix, AZ

Sandy Osawa (Makah), a filmmaker based in Seattle, WA, is the featured speaker in the fall 2014 installment of the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community

The New Living History of Fred Harvey, the Santa Fe and the Great Southwest: a Panel Discussion

Friday, October 24, 11:00 am

Stephen Fried Returns to the Heard Museum, With Friends

IHR/Wrigley Lecturer: Vandana Shiva

Ecofeminist, food security activist, social justice activist, physicist, philosopher, and founder of Slow Food International

Thursday, October 30, 5:00 pm
Memorial UnionArizona Ballroom

5:00 p.m. Reception | 5:30 p.m. Lecture
Followed by a book signing until 7:15

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

Fall of the Wall Campus Weeks Round Table Discussion

"Kristallnacht and November 9th in German History"

Friday, September 12, 2:30 pm
Coor Hall4403

Panelists:  Anna Holian, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies; Dan Gilfillan, School of International Letters and Cultures; Liz Schildkret, School of Film, Dance, and Theatre;

Program in Political Thought and Leadership Information Session

Wednesday, September 10, 12:00 pm
Coor Hall3rd Floor Advising Offices


Beyond the Border

Migrants or Refugees? The crisis in Central America and the response in the United States.

Wednesday, September 3, 12:00 pm
Pima Auditorium, Memorial Union

ASU faculty and members of the community gather to discuss and inform us about how the situation in Central America has contributed to 57,000 children crossing the border alone.

Friends of Philosophy Reading Group

Herbert Butterfield's "Origins of Modern Science," through chapter 2

Wednesday, August 27, 7:00 pm
Coor Hall3301

To all who are interested in philosophical discussion:

"Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference"

Religious Studies Forum with Dr. Linell Cady and Dr. Tracy Fessenden

Wednesday, August 27, 12:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

Global struggles over women’s roles, rights, and dress have taken center stage in a drama that casts the secular and the religious in tense if not violent opposition.

Friends of Philosophy Reading Group

Herbert Butterfield's "Origins of Modern Science," through chapter 2

Wednesday, July 16, 7:00 pm
Coor Hall3301

To all who are interested in philosophical discussion:

Friends of Philosophy Discussion Group Meeting

Wednesday, June 11, 7:00 pm
Coor HallRoom 3301

To all who are interested in philosophical discussion:

Friends of Philosophy Reading Discussion Group

Martin P. Golding's "Philosophy of Law" chapters 4 through 5

Tuesday, May 20, 7:00 pm
Coor Hall3301

As usual we will be meeting in Coor Hall 3301 on ASU Tempe campus. Please notice that we are meeting on a Tuesday this month.

The Future of Food: Building Sustainable Food Systems in Indigenous Communities

Thursday, May 1, 6:00 pm

Reception: 6:00 p.m. | Program: 7:00 p.m. | RSVP
Heard Museum | Steele Hall | 2301 N. Central Avenue | Phoenix, AZ 85004

Searching for the Historical Roots of the March 11, 2011 Disasters in Japan

Thursday, April 24, 5:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

This one-and-a-half day workshop seeks to intervene in current conversations surrounding the 3/11 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters.  A historical perspective on the origins of the 3/11 di

"Border Regions, Climate Change, and the Genocidal Impulse"

Wednesday, April 16, 4:30 pm
Coor Hall4403

Alex Alvarez, Professor and President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Dept.

"Traveling to a Place of a Father’s Secret: German Generations Remembering War & the Holocaust”

Wednesday, April 9, 5:00 pm
Coor HallRoom, 4403

History Faculty Forum: Dr. William Dabars, Senior Research Fellow for University Design, Office of the President

"Designing a New American University: Perspective on the Emergence and Evolution of the American Research University"

Wednesday, April 9, 4:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

William Dabars is Senior Research Fellow for University Design in the Office of the President, Arizona State University. He will discuss the book he has co-authored with ASU President Michael M.

Cesar Chavez "A leader and a life" presents a Film Discussion

"Hollywood's Look at the life of Cesar Chavez, a Great Mexican American Leader"

Tuesday, April 8, 4:30 pm
Memorial UnionPima Auditorium

Paul Espinosa will moderate a discussion of Diego Luna’s film Cesar Chavez with his biographers.

Safety, Soldier, Scapegoat: Pat Tillman and American Civil Religion/ a lecture by Jonathan Ebel

Public Lecture

Tuesday, April 8, 3:00 pm
West Hall135

Jonathan Ebel (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is associate professor of religion at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Cesar Chavez "A leader and a life" presents "The Workers Behind the Movement"

Tuesday, April 8, 10:00 am
Santa Rita Center - 1017 East Hadley Rd, Phoenix

In the hall where Cesar Chavez held a fast, we will have a commemoration of the Arizona veterans of the UFW movement and special honoree featured in the film, Gilbert Padilla.

Cesar Chavez "A leader and a life" Panel Discussion

"A Re-evaluation of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Workers' Movement"

Monday, April 7, 3:00 pm
Lecture HallEDC 117

Prof. Miriam Pawel, author of The Crusades of Cesar Chavez, and Prof.

National History Day

"State Competition at SkySong"

Saturday, April 5, 8:00 am

National History Day is an exciting way for students to study and learn about historical issues, ideas, people and events.

Is Japanese Racism Unique?

"Reflections on the Japanese Monarchy and Modern Racism"

Wednesday, April 2, 3:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

While it is tempting to regard Japanese racism as unique or odd because of the long history of discrimination in Japan against those considered phenotypically indistinguishable from themselves (for

Marina Mogilner

"Imperial Modernities: Racial Anthropology as the Language of Russion Imperial Self-Description"

Friday, March 28, 3:00 pm
Coor Hall5536

Marina Mogilner, an associate professor of history, holds the Edward and Marianna Thaden Chair in Russian and East European Intellectual History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Team of researchers wins grant to study borderlands culture, history

Posted on September 8, 2014

A team of researchers led by ASU professor Paul Hirt has won a planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project titled “Nature, History and Culture at the Nation’s Edge.”


ASU alum to lead center for Holocaust education at Seton Hill

Posted on July 16, 2014

Professor Tim Crain has been appointed director of the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education (NCCHE) at Seton Hill University.


History professor speaks at Nixon Presidential Library

Posted on May 2, 2014

Donald T. Critchlow spoke on April 24 at the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California about his new book, When Hollywood Was Right: How Studio Moguls, Movie Stars, and Big Business Remade American Politics.


Philosophy professor earns leadership award for contributions to diversity

Posted on March 28, 2014

Regents' Professor Rebecca Tsosie has been awarded the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education 2014 Individual Leadership Award for her pioneering work in Indian law, particularly through Native Nations and the federal system, as well as her leadership at the institutional,


It's all in the family for history professor

Posted on October 3, 2013

As a third generation academic, with a grandfather and both parents having been English professors before him, Christopher Jones is pleased to keep what he calls the "family business" going.


Professor brings past to life with today's digital tools

Posted on October 3, 2013

As an urban historian who specializes in digital and public history, Mark Tebeau is helping bring the past to life for cities and cultural organizations throughout the country, using today's digital tools. In the process he is engaging citizens, builiding public audiences for history.


ASU professor invited to be visiting professor at Princeton

Posted on August 10, 2013

ASU philosophy professor Cheshire Calhoun will join the faculty of Princeton University as a visiting professor with the Department of Philosophy and visiting research scholar in the University Center for Human Values for the spring of 2014. Calhoun's studies cover normative ethics, moral psychol


ASU professor wins prestigious labor history book award

Posted on June 7, 2013

Matt Garcia has been awarded the prestigious Philip Taft Labor History Book Award for his book, "From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement."