News and Announcements

Fall 2014 Philosophy Speaker Series

Friday, September 19 (All day)
Coor Hall

This year's guest speakers will include: 

Fall 2014 Philosophy Colloquium Schedule

Impartiality and Universalizability

Friday, November 7, 12:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

Craig Taylor (Flinders University)
Impartiality and Universalizability

History Works in Progress

From “Industrial Education” to “Practical Anthropology”: Western Education in British Colonial Africa 1920-1940

Friday, November 7, 3:30 pm
Coor Hall4403
2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

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

A Conversation with Dr. Vandana Shiva

Thursday, October 30, 1:45 pm
Memorial Union236

Dr. Vandana Shiva is a leading proponent of community food security, organic farming, seed saving and women's involvement in agriculture.

The Transhumanist Imagination: Innovation, Secularization, and Eschatology

Wednesday, October 29, 12:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

The Transhumanist Imagination: Innovation, Secularization, and Eschatology
Speakers: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Ben Hurlbut

History Pizza Party!

Wednesday, October 29, 11:00 am
Coor Hall4th Floor

History Faculty and Students are welcome to join us for Free Pizza and fun times.

Fall of the Wall Campus Weeks Discussion

"Mauerspringer" East and West German Art across the Wall (together with Art History)

Friday, October 24, 2:30 pm
Memorial UnionLa Paz Room 242

Art did not only decorate the Western side of the Berlin Wall, but art often literally jumped across the wall.

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

Philosophy Pizza Party!

Wednesday, October 22, 11:00 am
Coor Hall3rd Floor

Philosophy Faculty and Students are welcome to join us for Free Pizza and fun times.

Friends of Philosophy Discussion Group

Herbert Butterfield's "Origins of Modern Science"

Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 pm
Coor Hall3323

To anyone interested in philosophical discussion:

"Community Archives in the Digital Era: Creating the South Asian American Digital Archive"

Honors Lecture Series with Samip Mallic

Tuesday, October 21, 6:05 pm
ISTB 4 Marston Theater

Samip Mallick will discuss the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) innovative post-custodial digital-only approach to building a community-based archives for the digital era.

Fall 2014 Philosophy Colloquium Schedule

Why Subjectivism

Friday, October 17, 3:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

David Sobel (Syracuse University)
Why Subjectivism

"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

Religious Studies, Asia Studies, and Jewish Studies Pizza Party!

Wednesday, October 15, 11:00 am
Coor Hall4th Floor

Religious Studies, Asia Studies, and Jewish Studies Faculty and Students are welcome to join us for Free Pizza and fun times.

Fall of the Wall Campus Weeks Roundtable Discussion

"Gorbachev, Poland’s Solidarnosc, and East Germany’s Wende. Reform Movements in Eastern Europe and the Fall of Communism”

Friday, October 3, 2:30 pm
Coor Hall4403

The Reform Movements as Entangled History: The opposition/reform movements in Eastern Europe were very diverse and yet spoke to each other and informed the East German opposition in meaningful ways

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.

Friends of Philosophy Reading Group

Herbert Butterfield: Origins of Modern Science

Wednesday, September 17, 7:00 pm
Coor Hall3301

The Friends of Philosophy discussion group will meet on September 17, 2014, from 7-9 PM, in Coor Hall 3301 Tempe Campus, ASU.

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.


Lecture focuses on preserving stories in the digital era

Posted on October 27, 2014

Samip Mallick, co-founder and executive director of the South Asian American Digital Archive, will speak about the archive in a lecture, Oct. 21, at Arizona State University.

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ASU celebrates 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Posted on October 6, 2014

ASU students commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall through a host of lectures, events and student activities.

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The relationship between religion, migration: ASU professor explains

Posted on October 6, 2014

ASU religious studies professor Leah Sarat talks about the relationship between religion and migration in Mexico and the United States.


International relations expert to lecture on the end of American exceptionalism

Posted on October 6, 2014

Andrew Bacevich, former Army officer, bestselling author and professor of international relations and history, will give a free public lecture titled "The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism" at Arizona State University, Oct. 23.


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."