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University of Chicago Humanities Open House 

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The U. of C.'s 26th annual "celebration of humanistic inquiry" offers lectures, tours, and performances by faculty and staff. Events take place on Saturday, October 22; all are free, but advance registration is required (limited day-of-event registration will be available at Swift Hall, 1025 E. 58th). Call 773-702-3175 or visit humanities.uchicago.edu/openhouse for more.

SESSION I: 9:30 AM

Abraham in the Islamic Tradition by Wadad Kadi (Islamic studies). Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall.

Building a Vietnam War Children's Memorial by Herbert George (arts and sculpture). Biological Sciences Learning Center, room 205.

Empires in the Fertile Crescent Gallery tour. Oriental Institute, Mesopotamian Gallery.

Globalization and Language: Human Rights vs. Language Rights by Salikoko Mufwene (linguistics). Biological Sciences Learning Center, room 115.

How Blake Works by James Chandler (English language and literature). Franke Institute, Regenstein Library.

Mathematics and Machines: New Models for Literary Creation in the 1960s and '70s by Alison James (romance languages and literatures). Classics Building, room 10.

Medea From Ancient to Operatic Stage by Robert Kendrick (music). Stuart Hall, room 104.

Modern Architecture on Campus Walking tour. Departs from Walker Hall.

Modernity in Buddhism by Steven Collins (South Asian languages and civilizations). Stuart Hall, room 101.

The Romantic Guitar by Lawrence Zbikowski (music). Goodspeed Hall, Fulton Recital Hall.

Friedrich Holderlin's "Homecoming" by Chenxi Tang (Germanic studies). Rosenwald Hall, room 405.

KEYNOTE: 11 AM

How Long Do We Need to Remember? Reflections on the 60th Anniversary of the Bomb and the Pacific War by Norma Field (East Asian languages and civilizations). Mandel Hall.

SESSION II: 1:30 PM

Aristotle on Happiness and the Goods of Fortune: "Nichomachean Ethics" by Gabriel Richardson Lear (philosophy). Stuart Hall, room 101.

Aural-Visual Perception and Space by Kotoka Suzuki (music). Biological Sciences Learning Center, room 205.

Beowulf's World by Christina von Nolcken (English language and literature). Franke Institute, Regenstein Library.

Fiction and Poetry Reading by novelist Antonia Logue (Say of What You See in the Dark) and poet Srikanth Reddy (Facts for Visitors). Goodspeed Hall, Fulton Recital Hall.

The Future of the Past: An Internet Research Environment for the Study of Cultural Heritage by David Schloen (archaeology) and Sandra Schloen (Oriental Institute computer systems analyst). Stuart Hall, room 102.

Genetic and Neural Bases of the Language Faculty by Jason Merchant (linguistics). Biological Sciences Learning Center, room 115.

King Lear: Act IV, Scene VI by David Bevington (English and comparative literature). Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall.

"Man of La Mancha" Court Theatre artistic director Charles Newell and cast members provide an "inside look" at their current production. Court Theatre.

Meaning and Grammar by Anastasia Giannakidou (linguistics). Stuart Hall, room 104.

Modern Residential Architecture in Hyde Park by Hyde Park architecture enthusiast Sam Guard. An optional walking tour follows at 3 PM. Herrick House.

Poetic Form and the Problems of History by David Thompson (humanities associate dean) and Robert von Hallberg (English language and literature). Classics Building, room 10.

The Poetry of Mother and Child by Lisa Ruddick (English language and literature). Rosenwald Hall, room 405.

Poetry of the Surimono: Exploring the Arts of Japanese Cultural Salons by Hans Thomsen (art history). Biological Sciences Learning Center, room 218.

Vive la Difference by Nadine O. Di Vito (romance languages and literatures). Biological Sciences Learning Center, room 109.

SESSION III: 3 PM

Ancient History, Modern Politics Panel discussion led by humanities dean Danielle Allen. Goodspeed Hall, Fulton Recital Hall.

Brethren in Pain: Darwinism, Buddhism, and the Bears of Japan by Gregory Golley (East Asian languages and civilizations). Biological Sciences Learning Center, room 205.

Cosmic and Quotidian: Perceptions of Reality in Ancient Mesopotamia by Seth Richardson (Near Eastern languages and civilizations). Oriental Institute, Mesopotamian Gallery.

Film Music and the Fantastical Gap by Berthold Hoeckner (music and humanities). Biological Sciences Learning Center, room 115.

How to Read the Declaration by Eric Slauter (English language and literature). Franke Institute, Regenstein Library.

The Invention of Fiction in Ancient Greece: Theory and Practice by Mark Payne (classical languages and literatures). Classics Building, room 10.

Medieval Chinese Demonology: Texts and Images by Donald Harper (East Asian languages and civilizations). Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall.

Modern Residential Architecture in Hyde Park Walking tour. Departs from Herrick House.

The Motet Choir Performance. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

Naturalism About the Mind by Jason Bridges (philosophy). Stuart Hall, room 102.

The Shroud of Turin by Armando Maggi (romance languages and literatures). Stuart Hall, room 101.

The Smart Museum Tour led by museum director Anthony Hirschel. Smart Museum of Art.

Technology and the Humanities Panel discussion with Kotoka Suzuki (music) and Eric Elshtain and Jon Trowbridge, creators of Gnoetry, a poetry-writing computer program. Biological Sciences Learning Center, room 109.

Tolstoy and Education by Lina Steiner (Slavic languages and literatures). Stuart Hall, room 104.

The Trobairitz: Female Poets in the Middle Ages by Daisy Delogu (romance languages and literatures). Rosenwald Hall, room 405.

VENUES

Biological Sciences Learning Center 924 E. 57th

Classics Building 1010 E. 59th

Court Theatre 5535 S. Ellis

Franke Institute 1100 E. 57th

Goodspeed Hall 5845 S. Ellis

Herrick House 5735 S. University

Mandel Hall 1131 E. 57th

Oriental Institute 1155 E. 58th

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel 1156 E. 59th

Rosenwald Hall 1101 E. 58th

Smart Museum of Art 5550 S. Greenwood

Stuart Hall 5835 S. Greenwood

Walker Hall 1115 E. 58th

For maps of locations see maps.uchicago.edu

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