Category Humanities

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Childhood in a Sri Lankan Village: Reading, Book Signing, and Reception with UMBC Anthropologist Bambi Chapin

Childhood in a Sri Lankan Village
Wednesday, October 22 | 4:00 p.m.
Bambi Chapin, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Like toddlers all over the world, Sri Lankan children go through a period that in the U.S. is referred to as the “terrible twos.” Yet once they reach elementary school age, they appear uncannily passive, compliant, and undemanding compared to their Western counterparts. Clearly, these children have undergone some process of socialization, but what? (Click heading for full description.)

Black Bread

MLLI Film Festival: Black Bread (Spain, 2010)

MLLI Film Festival
Wednesday, October 22 | 7:15 p.m.
Black Bread (Spain, 2010)
Administration Building Room 101

As part of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department’s Fall Film Festival, the Spanish area of MLLI will screen Black Bread (Spain, 2010). (Click heading for full description.)

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The Mathematics of Being Human

Interdisciplinary
Tuesday, November 4 | 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
The Mathematics of Being Human
Black Box Theatre, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

A provocative new play by UMBC professors Michele Osherow (English, Folger Theatre) and Manil Suri (Mathematics, author of The Death of Vishnu), directed by Alan Kreizenbeck (Theatre).

Tyler Jo Smith

Revel Without a Cause? Dance, Performance, and Greek Vase Painting

Humanities Forum
Wednesday, November 5 | 4:00 p.m.
Ancient Studies Week
Tyler Jo Smith, Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Virginia
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Greek vases have much to teach us about ancient dance and performance. But how do the figures decorating ancient drinking cups and mixing bowls relate to the dances documented by the ancient authors? This talk explores the unique connection between these two important art forms, and reveals the ways they have been understood by scholars over the past 100 years. From drinking games to party tricks, we will explore the context of ancient dance and the special place of vases in performance history. (Click heading for full description.)

Monsieur Lazhar

MLLI Film Festival: Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011)

MLLI Film Festival
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:00 p.m.
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011)
Administration Building Room 101

As part of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department’s Fall Film Festival, the French area of MLLI will screen Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011). (Click heading for full description.)

Like Father, Like Son

MLLI Film Festival: Like Father, Like Son (Japan, 2013)

MLLI Film Festival
Wednesday, November 5 | 7:00 p.m.
Like Father, Like Son (Japan, 2013)
Administration Building Room 101

As part of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department’s Fall Film Festival series, the department will screen Like Father, Like Son (Japan, 2013). (Click heading for full description.)

Helen Zia

Civil Rights, Asian Americans and Marriage Equality: 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Humanities Forum
Wednesday, November 19 | 6:00 p.m.
Helen Zia, Author and Former Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine
University Center, Room 312

50 years after the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed, Americans are more diverse than those lawmakers could have imaged. Through personal stories from her experiences as an Asian American, feminist and LGBT writer and activist, Helen Zia explores what other evils are lurking as “minorities” become the majority in these contemporary times that some call “post-Civil Rights,” and she considers the opportunities for all communities to move forward together. (Click heading for full description.)

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