Open to the public
8:30am Coffee/Light Breakfast
8:45am Welcome Remarks by Dean Randy Diehl and Senior Associate Dean Esther Raizen
9:00am Jennifer Graber Gods "Really Present" and "Religious Doings:" Describing and Interpreting Kiowa Ritual Practice During American Expansion
9:30am Juliet Hooker Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois and Vasconcelos
10:00am Benjamin Gregg Genetic Engineering of Human Intelligence: Moral, Legal, and Political Issues
10:30am Joan Neuberger Behind the Tower
11:00am Peter Hess The Perils of Gluttonous Delights: Food and Globalization in Early Sixteenth-Century Germany
12:45pm Lisa Thompson Making History: Dominique Morisseau's Revolutionary Theatre
1:15pm Pascale Bos "Pulping" the Holocaust: Marketing Ka-Tzetnik's House of Dolls to the Masses
1:45pm Marc Pierce German Linguistics, Generative Linguistics, and Historical Linguistics in the 1960s
2:15pm Lars Hinrichs Language Variation and Social Change in Texas
3:00pm Nancy Stalker Budding Fortunes: Ikebana as Art, Industry, and Cold War Culture
3:30pm Hannah Wojciehowski Michel Foucault's 1968
4:00pm Randy Lewis A Mighty Fortress is Our God: Selling Surveillance in the Bible Belt
Note: After 2015, the Humanities Research Symposium changed from an annual to a biennial event.
The Humanities Research Award grants three years of funding to faculty to support the completion of a research project in the Humanities. Each Spring the College of Liberal Arts sponsors an all-day event where faculty at the end of the three-year grant cycle present their scholarship to the University community.
**The 2015 Humanities Research Award Symposium is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities.**
Friday, February 28, 2014
Open to the Public
Morning Session, 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Julia L. Mickenberg, Associate Professor of American Studies: The New Woman Tries on Red: Russia in the American Feminist Imagination, 1905-1945
Arturo Arias, Tomas Rivera Regents Professor in Latin American Literature: Recovering Lost Footprints: The Emergence of Contemporary Indigenous Narratives in Abya Yala
Gabriela Polit Dueñas, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese: Narrating Narcos:Culiacán and Medellín
Janine Barchas, Professor of English: Jane Austen and Celebrity Culture
Lunch, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM in the Normandy Scholars Room (CLA 2.606)
Afternoon Session, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
John Hartigan, Professor of Anthropology, "Care of the Species: Cultivating Biodiversity in Mexico & Spain"
Erika M. Bsumek, Associate Professor of History, "Damming Zion: Mormons, Navajos, and Water in the American West, 1860-1980"
Mark Atwood Lawrence, Associate Professor of History, "Unraveling Liberalism: The United States and the Developing World in the 1960s"
Katherine Arens, Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, "Squaring the Vienna Circle: Intellectual History Beyond the Cold War"
Martha G. Newman, Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies, "Narrating Faith: The Uncertain World of Engelhard of Langheim"