Other Humanities Events of Interest 2013-2014
Kate Brooks, In the Light of Darkness: A Photographer's Journey
Brook's collection of photographs and essays chronicles her ten year odyssey from September 11th to Arab Spring. Shortly after 9/11, at the age of 23, Brooks moved to Pakistan to photograph the impact of the U.S. foreign policy in the region and life in post-Taliban Afghanistan. In the Light of Darkness is part of the EIU Center for the Humanities investigation of the concept "Authenticity".Open to the publicJanuary 15- February 23, 201410:00am- 5:00pmTarble Main Arts Galleries/ East
Elizabeth Wong, Visiting Artist:
The Theatre Arts Department, English Department, and Women's Studies is excited to bring Elizabeth Wong to EIU's campus. Wong, a Los Angeles playwright and theatre director, is known for her unique blend of comedy and social satire. She is the recipient of the Tanne Foundation Award for artistic achievement and recently received a commendation from the City of Los Angeles for her themes on human rights. A selection of her well-known plays include Letter to a Student Revolutionary, China Doll, and Kimchee & Chitlins. For more information about Wong, please visit her website at www.elizabethwong.netOpen to the publicThursday, January 30, 20146:30pmDoudna Fine Arts Center, Lecture Hall Darwin Day, "What About God?"
The Biological Sciences Department presents the film "What About God?", an episode from the PBS NOVA "Evolution" series.
Brian Montgomery, an EIU philosophy professor, presents his lecture, "Pseudoscience."
Dr. Lewis Branscomb from the University of California at San Diego presents his lecture, "What is Science?".
Local religious leaders of different religion faiths will host this round-table discussion.Open to the publicWednesday, February 12, 20147:00pmColeman Hall Auditorium, Room 1255
Macbeth, by William Shakespeare:
The Theatre Arts Department presents one of Shakespeare's darkest and most power tragedies, "the Scottish play," which depicts the destructive nature inherent in man when Macbeth chooses evil as a means to fulfill his thirst for power. In a world peopled with kings, lords, warriors, and witches, the play explores the effects of ambition, murder, and madness on one who would be king.$12 general admission/ $10 EIU employees and seniors/ $5 studentsWednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:30pmThursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:30pmFriday, February 28, 2014 at 7:30pmSaturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:30pmSunday, March 2, 2014 at 2:00pmDoudna Fine Arts Center, Theatre "Digital Humanities and teh Language of Citizenship in the 1891 Hurricane in the French Antilles"
Christopher Church of the Social Science Data Lab at the University of California will present his current research into the public reception of Atlantic World disasters in the nineteenth century and will explain how the techniques of digital humanities enhance scholarship by allowing us to analyze textual information in the aggregate. He will also discuss how such new methodologies expand out interpretive opportunities, while cautioning that they must be seen as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, traditional methods.
Christopher Church of the Social Science Data Lab at the University of California will provide a practical workshop on the technologies involved in digitized humanities research, particularly those related to textual analysis and visualization. The hands-on workshop will introduce participants to some out-of-the-box textual analysis software programs and visualization tools. Please feel free to bring your laptop.
'Night Mother, by Marsha Norman
The Theatre Arts Department presents 'Night Mother, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This eloquent, enthralling, and ultimately shattering play explores the struggle between a mother, who is a survivor, and her daughter, who has decided that life is no longer worth living.$12 general admission/ $10 EIU employees and seniors/ $5 studentsWednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7:30pmThursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30pmFriday, April 4, 2014 at 7:30pmSaturday, April 5, 2014 at 7:30pmSunday, April 6, 2014 at 2:00pmDoudna Fine Arts Center, Theatre
Third Annual Kwame Nkrumah Undergraduate Research Conference
The Africana Studies program presents the third annual Kwame Nkrumah Undergraduate Research Conference. More information to follow.Saturday, April 5, 2014Arcola/Tuscola Room, Martin Luther King Jr. University Union
Dr. James Sparrow, Annual Barry D. Riccio Lecture Series
The History Department invites Dr. James Sparrow, from the University of Chicago, to EIU's campus for the annual Barry D. Riccio Lecture. The Barry D. Riccio fund, established by family and colleagues of the late Barry Riccio, a former Eastern history faculty, sponsors a lecture series with an emphasis on the history of ideas and allows EIU's history department to bring talented intellects to the campus.Wednesday, April 9, 2014More information to follow
Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine, by Bob May, Christopher Tibbetts, and Roy C. Booth
The Theatre Arts Department presents Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine, a children's theatre production. Beanie Boren may be a science wiz, but he's not too keen on reading books! He designs a reaching machine for the science fair, that unfortunately, is neither user-friendly nor free of bugs. When Beanie turns it on....well, come to the show and see the chaos he creates!$5 general admissionFriday, April 25, 2014 at 7:00pmSaturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:00pm Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:00pmDoudna Fine Arts Center, Theatre