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Videos for selected DePaul Humanities Center lectures and events available: DePaul Humanities Center Youtube Page​.​

Digital Humanities Series

Access and Collaboration: The Challenges of Editing Native American Documents - Tuesday, September 25, 2012

5:30 PM | Richardson Library, Room 400 | 2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Paul Grant-Costa and Tobias Glaza... View flyer

Geographic Imagination's Role in the Digital Humanities - Friday, November 2, 2012

5:30 PM | DePaul Art Museum | 935 W. Fullerton Ave.
Visualizing places, movement, and spatial relations has become a prevalent theme in the digital humanities. Such visualizations are inherently, if not explicitly, geographical, yet geographers have not generally been in the vanguard of... View flyer

Frequently the Messages Have Meaning: What Claude Shannon and Neil Postman Can Tell Us About the Digital Humanities - Wednesday, February 6, 2013

6:00 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 314 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Advances in the Digital Humanities—the “semantic web,” high-throughput computing, affective computation, etc.—hold out the promise of exciting new avenues of research and scholarly activity. But they also call into question what it is that...... View flyer

Nostalgia and the Age of Enlightenment

The Problem of the Past in English Socialism - Thursday, February 28, 2013

6:00 PM | McGowen South, Room 104 | 1110 W. Belden Ave.
Recent years have seen a number of explorations of the nostalgic content of socialism and other nineteenth century radical traditions. In this talk, Alastair Bonnett returns to this disputed territory through the political thinking of Thomas Spence (1750-1814), one of the putative founders of the English socialist tradition... View flyer

Irony and Excellence After the Enlightenment? Yeah, Right. Sure. - Thursday, January 17, 2013

5:30 PM | DePaul Art Museum | 935 W. Fullerton Ave.
Matthew Girson, H. Peter Steeves... View flyer

What are the Humanities Worth? - Wednesday, May 8, 2013

6:00 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 314 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
This talk considers two recent books in the “crisis of the humanities” genre, and finds in them opposing attitudes toward what both authors see as the accelerating decline of the humanities... View flyer

The About Time Show - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

7:00 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 120 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
The About Time Show is an interdisciplinary, multimedia investigation of temporality and the physics and metaphysics of time. We are all in the midst of time, at its mercy, held “green and dying,” hoping at best to sing in our chains like the sea... View flyer

George Saunders

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

5:30 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 120 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Saunders will read from his newest collection of short stories, "Tenth of December"... View flyer

Mahmoud Saeed: Ben Barka Lane: Bringing a Landmark Arab Novel to an English-Language Audience

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | John T. Richardson Library, Room 400 | 2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
In "Ben Barka Lane" we see the Morocco of the late 1960s through the eyes of a young political exile from Iraq—its beauty and misery, its unforgettable people. In this contemporary classic, Mahmoud Saeed offers us a unique portrait of a time and place, and a tale of the passion, ... View flyer

New Voices in the Humanities

Native American Verse - Thursday, October 4, 2012

5:30 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 314 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Featuring Natalie Diaz, Santee Frazier, Orlando White... View flyer

Little Known Facts - Wednesday, March 13, 2013

6:00 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 314 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
The people who orbit Renn Ivins, an actor of Harrison Ford-like stature--his girlfriends, his children, his ex-wives, those on the periphery--long to experience the glow of his fame. Anna and Will are Renn’s grown children, struggling to be authentic versions of themselves.... View flyer

Faculty Fellows Program

Writing Belfast - Monday, November 5, 2012

5:30 PM | DePaul Humanities Center, Room 314 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Belfast presents the writer with a number of problems. Its reputation as a place of violent political conflict necessitates a response from its writers. Its anomalous status as the only fully industrialised city in Ireland makes it difficult to frame such responses in... View flyer

American Allegory: Ralph Ellison and the Question of American Identity - Saturday, June 8, 2013

3:00 PM | Seminary Co-op Bookstore, University of Chicago | 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Black Hawk Hancock's American Allegory: Lindy Hop and the Racial Imagination, appearing June 5th from the University of Chicago Press, is an ethnographic study of two forms of social dance—the Lindy Hop and Steppin—which draws its inspiration from... View flyer

Death Penalties Conference

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Cortelyou Commons | 2324 N. Fremont St.
A conference organized by Elizabeth Rottenberg, 2012-2013 DePaul Humanities Center Faculty Fellow... View flyer


Stargazing: Schoolgirls, Science and Technology in Cold War America and the Soviet Union - Monday, March 18, 2013

4:30 PM - 7:30 PM | DePaul University STEM Center, Suite 4400 | 990 W. Fullerton Ave.
A History-in-Your-Hands Workshop with Roshanna P. Sylvester, associate professor of history and DePaul Humanities Center faculty fellow... View flyer