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History Works in Progress Series

PhD candidate Brianna Theobald, "Motherhood Without Marriage: Social Workers and the 'Menace' of Illegitimacy on American Indian Reservations, 1930-1949"

Friday, February 27, 3:30 pm
Coor Hall4403

The Carolyn & Herb Nathan Educators' Conference on the Holocaust

Monday, March 2, 7:45 am

In partnership with Arizona Council for the Social Studies, Arizona State University College of Education, Glendale Community College, Northern Arizona University Martin Springer Institute, Phoenix

ASU Humanities Career Fair 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 1:00 pm
Memorial UnionArizona Ballroom (MU 221) ASU

In the format of a traditional employer showcase event, the Humanities Career Fair offers ASU students in humanities majors an opportunity for focused networking and career and internship "shopping

Spring 2015 Religious Studies Forum

Kyla Pasha

Wednesday, March 4, 12:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

“The Meaning of Political Liberty: Three 18th C. Perspectives”

A panel discussion

Thursday, March 5, 4:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

Three prominent scholars meet to discuss the meaning of political liberty in the 18th century. 
 

Civil Rights Film Series - Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders

Thursday, March 5, 4:30 pm
Memorial UnionPima (MU 230)

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is a special initiative of the

Dubious Figures: Speculation, Calculation, and Credibility in Early 20th Century Chinese Stock Exchanges

Wednesday, March 18, 3:30 pm
Coor Hall4403

This talk examines elite and vernacular understandings of finance in the context of a speculative bubble in 1921 Shanghai.

Campus Meet-and-Greet with Victor Masayesva

Thursday, March 19, 10:00 am
Hayden LibraryLabriola Center (LIB 2nd flr) ASU

Please join us for a meet-and-greet reception honoring multimedia producer Victor Masayesva, Jr. The reception is hosted by the Labriola Center.
 

"Indian Time": Ortiz/Labriola Lecture by Victor Masayesva, Jr., Multimedia Producer

Thursday, March 19, 7:00 pm
Location: Heard Museum (2301 N Central Ave) Phoenix, AZ

Multimedia producer Victor Masayesva, Jr.

Spring 2015 Religious Studies Forum

Tod Swanson

Wednesday, April 8, 12:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

Jazz from A to Z Concerts

Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents Vincent Gardner

Thursday, April 9, 7:30 pm

When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Performing Live Series
Where: Mesa Arts Center
Start time: 7:30PM
On Sale to the Public: Now
Price: $50
 

Literature, Culture, Globalization: A Conversation with Gabriele Schwab

Wednesday, April 15, 4:30 pm
West HallRoom 135

Gabriele M.

"Politics in Tolkien: What We Can Learn From Hobbits"

Distinguished Guest Lecture Featuring Tom Shippey

Wednesday, April 15, 6:30 pm
Old MainCarson Ballroom

Tolkien’s fictions have been seen as guides to morality, ecology, philosophy and even religion – there are at least two sects which have constructed a system of ritual and belief from Tolkien’s myt

Spring 2015 SHPRS Graduation Celebration

Tuesday, May 12 (All day)
Social Science Building
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History Works in Progress Series

PhD candidate Brianna Theobald, "Motherhood Without Marriage: Social Workers and the 'Menace' of Illegitimacy on American Indian Reservations, 1930-1949"

Friday, February 27, 3:30 pm
Coor Hall4403

Civil Rights Film Series - The Abolitionists

The Abolitionists

Thursday, February 26, 4:30 pm
Memorial UnionPima (MU 230)

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is a special initiative of the

Alumni Career Panel (Humanities Career Fair Prep)

Thursday, February 26, 12:00 pm
Memorial UnionCoconino (MU 246) ASU

A panel of successful humanities alumni offers insight on how to use your degree to help launch and advance your career. Featured are:
 

How to Market Yourself to Employers (Humanities Career Fair Prep)

Tuesday, February 24, 12:00 pm
Language and Literature Building(LL) 165, ASU

Planning to look for work after graduation, but concerned that your degree in humanities won’t get you a job? Ever wonder how to market your major to future employers?
 

American Cinema and the Yiddish Tradition

Albert & Liese Eckstein Scholar-in-Residence: Community Lecture

Monday, February 23, 7:00 pm
Arizona Jewish Historical Society | Cutler✡Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center | 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix

The Albert and Liese Eckstein Scholar-in-Residence program is made possible through an endowment established by the late Dr. Albert and Mrs.

Political Thought and Leadership Dialogue Series

"The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them"

Monday, February 23, 5:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

New York Times bestselling author, Chris DeRose visits the program in Political Thought and Leadership to discuss America's gravest crisis through the eyes of the five former presidents who lived i

Travelling to Zion and Beyond: Sea Travel, Translation and the Rise of Modern Literature

Albert & Liese Eckstein Scholar-in-Residence: Campus Lecture

Monday, February 23, 10:30 am
Lattie F. Coor Hall, room 4403

The Albert and Liese Eckstein Scholar-in-Residence program is made possible through an endowment established by the late Dr. Albert and Mrs.

Civil Rights Film Series - Slavery By Another Name

Slavery By Another Name

Thursday, February 19, 4:30 pm
Memorial UnionPima (MU 230)

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is a special initiative of the

The Empire Strikes Back: The Dissolution of the USSR and the Ukraine Crisis

Thursday, February 19, 4:30 pm
Memorial Union

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the current crisis in Russia's relations with the West reveal with unprecedented clarity that the drama of the disintegration of Europe's lase empire is far from

Friends of Philosophy Discussion Group

Origins of Modern Science, Chapters 8-10 Discussion

Wednesday, February 18, 7:00 pm
Coor Hall3301

To all who are interested in philosophical discussion:
 

Spring 2015 Religious Studies Forum

Abdullahi Galab

Wednesday, February 18, 12:00 pm
West Hall135

Center for Asian Research Lecture Series

James Rush, " Faith vs. Poverty in the Philippines: Tony Meloto and Gawad Kalinga

Tuesday, February 17, 12:00 pm
Coor Hall6615

Jazz from A to Z Concerts

Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents Victor Goines

Tuesday, February 17, 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Where: Piper Repertory Theater
Start time: 11:45 AM
 

Race, Class and Neighborhood: Jews and African-Americans in Gotham

Monday, February 16, 1:00 pm
Lattie F. Coor Hall, room 4403

The mid-1960s witnessed a turning point in Jewish-African American relationships in New York City, but the extent of the challenges that both communities faced were largely dependent on class and n

Spring 2015 Philosophy Colloquium Schedule

The Curse of Artistic Luck

Friday, February 13, 3:00 pm
Coor Hall5536

Christy Mag Uidhir (University of Houston)
"The Curse of Artistic Luck"
February 13 3pm, Coor Hall 5536
 

Rethinking Ibn Gabirol’s “Jewish God”: Divine Will, Divine Desire, and the Greek Ground of Unknowing

Harold and Jean Grossman Lectures in Jewish Thought

Thursday, February 12, 4:30 pm
Lattie F. Coor Hall, room 4403

Jewish philosophy is a distinctive, rich and complex intellectual tradition within Judaism that bridges the presumed gap between “Athens” and “Jerusalem,” that is, between “religion” and “philosoph

Civil Rights Film Series - The Loving Story

The Loving Story

Thursday, February 12, 4:30 pm
Memorial UnionPima (MU 230)

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is a special initiative of the

Neuroscience and the Religious Imagination

Religion and Conflict: Alternative Visions Lecture Series

Thursday, February 12, 4:00 pm
Memorial UnionVentana Ballroom (MU 241B)

How does an accomplished neuroscientist and bestselling writer of fiction view issues of religion and conflict?  Dr.

Resume Workshop (Humanities Career Fair Prep)

Thursday, February 12, 1:30 pm
Language and Literature Building(LL) 165, ASU

Students enrolled in humanities majors at ASU are invited to this session facilitated by Mary Fachman of ASU Career Services and hosted by the ASU Department of English.

Stalin

Ideas, Power, Geopolitics

Friday, February 6, 1:00 pm
Coor Hall199

Stephen Kotkin received his Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley.  He is the John P.

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Harvard professor to shed light on the situation in Ukraine

Posted on February 17, 2015

Serhii Plokhii, professor of Ukrainian history at Harvard University and the author of "The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union" (2014), will discuss the origins and driving forces of the Ukraine crisis in the lecture that brings together the fall of the USSR and the events of ongoing

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'Race in the age of Obama' jumpstarts provost's lecture series

Posted on February 3, 2015

Cultural historian Eric Lott kicks off the Provost's Distinguished Lecture Series with his talk, "Hauntologies of Race in the Age of Obama," at 4 p.m., Feb. 11 on the Tempe campus. Developed by ASU Provost Robert E.

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Distinguished career award given to ASU history professor

Posted on February 2, 2015

Retired professor of ASU's School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Jann Warren-Findley, will be awarded the Robert Kelley Award from the National Council on Public History.

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United Farm Workers focus of ASU Barrett lecture

Posted on January 26, 2015

In a presentation titled “Capitalism in Reverse: The United Farm Worker's Grape Boycott and the Power of Inter-racial Organizing,” Matt Garcia, director of the Center for Comparative Border Studies at Arizona State University, will discuss the accomplishments of the United Farm Workers movement.

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ASU researchers explore cultural legacy of 'Frankenstein'

Posted on January 21, 2015

A panel of researchers from Arizona State University's Frankenstein Bicentennial Project will deliver public lectures as part of "It’s Alive!: Frankenstein on Film," a weekend of screenings and conversations, Jan. 23-25, at the SIFF Film Center in Seattle.

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Gov. Doug Ducey to give remarks at launch of new ASU center

Posted on January 21, 2015

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will visit Arizona State University's Tempe campus Jan. 22 to give opening remarks before a public lecture by Rich Lowry in celebration of the launch of the new Center for Political Thought and Leadership.

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Lecture to address 'Faith, Death, and Freedom on the Arizona Frontier'

Posted on January 21, 2015

Luis Cabrera, a political scientist at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, will discuss how unauthorized immigration can be viewed as a practice of global citizenship in a free public lecture, Jan. 21, at Arizona State University.

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Chicago artist leads annual public history short course at ASU

Posted on January 9, 2015

Rebecca Keller, professor at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, is teaching the annual public history short course at Arizona State University. The short course is a distinctive component of the public history program at ASU.

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History of capitalism professor to join ASU faculty

Posted on January 9, 2015

Arizona State University's School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies has hired Jonathan Barth as an assistant professor of history of capitalism and political economy.

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Beyond human: exploring transhumanism

Posted on December 16, 2014

Since the earliest stone tools, people have relied on technology to enhance their abilities. But will we eventually integrate with our tech so completely that we cease to be human?

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Strengthening the impact of ASU humanities

Posted on December 12, 2014

Arizona State University has launched the Provost's Humanities Fellows Program to boost book publication and career support for 10 emerging leaders.

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New ASU degree to expand knowledge of American culture

Posted on November 12, 2014

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies announces the start of a new master's degree program in American Studies beginning in fall 2015.

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Imagining the future of food

Posted on November 3, 2014

To bring together a diverse array of voices to discuss the food, health and nutrition challenges of the 21st century, various departments at ASU presented physicist, activist and author Vandana Shiva at a lecture, Oct. 30.

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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

Students in the School of International Letters and Cultures and the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at ASU 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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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