Dresher Center Announces Spring Humanities Forum

The Dresher Center for the Humanities announces the spring 2011 Humanities Forum, which will feature lectures by UMBC faculty as well as visiting artists and scholars. This semester’s forum will begin on February 21 and run through April 27. Events include:

February 21: Artist Joseph Nechvatal will discuss “The Viractal.”

March 2: Assistant professor of American studies Kimberly Moffitt, along with co-editors Heather Harris of Stevenson University and Catherine Squires of the University of Minnesota, will discuss their new book, “The Obama Effect.”

March 9: American cartoonist, animator and activist Nina Paley will discuss “The Ramayana and Free Culture.”

March 30: A panel of speakers from Maryland Traditions will discuss Maryland’s folk life.

April 13: Richard Long, the Atticus Haygood professor emeritus of interdisciplinary studies at Emory University, will give the annual Daphne Harrison lecture on “Haiti and African Americans: A Historical View.”

April 20: Professor of history James Grubb will present the annual Lipitz lecture, entitled “The Historian: Citizen of the World, and an Archive Mouse.”

April 27: Joelle Biele, author of “White Summer” and a guest teacher for UMBC’s Spring 2011 Humanities Scholars Seminar, will read from her work.

For more information on these events, visit www.umbc.edu/dreshercenter/Spring2011.htm.

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