Every summer, the Humanities Institute funds several competitive Summer Writing Grants for university faculty working in the humanities to complete or make significant progress on a manuscript for a monograph that is either under contract or in which a publisher has indicated written interest. Applications are open to all full-time faculty. One of the grant’s requirements for faculty recipients is to give a public presentation on their writing projects during the academic year following the summer they received the grant. Throughout the Spring 2023 semester, recipients of Summer 2022 Writing Grants will give public presentations on their research and writing projects. Please join us on the following dates. If you have any questions, contact Aimee Mepham, HI Associate Director at email@example.com. On Thursday, February 9th, Tara Baldrick-Morrone, Visiting Assistant Professor, Study of Religions will deliver the talk, “Reproducing History: Antiquity, Abortion, and Politics in Twentieth-Century America.” Her presentation will take place at 4:00pm in ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404). The rest of the talks are as follows: Tuesday, February 28th Margaret Bender Associate Professor, Anthropology 4:00pm ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404) Monday, March 20 Daniel Burton-Rose Visiting Assistant Professor, History 4:00pm ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404) Tuesday, April 11 Jieun Lee Assistant Professor, WGSS 4:00pm ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404)
“The Bioarchaeology of Rare Disease: A Framework for Considering Disability and Lived Experiences in the Past” is a free, public lecture by Dr. Aviva A. Cormier, Visiting Assistant Professor at Davidson College. This event is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Disability Studies Initiative. All are welcome. Content warning: This presentation includes images of human remains.
Frances Flannery, Professor of Religion at James Madison University, is the author and editor of numerous publications specializing in biblical studies in relation to contemporary challenges such as religious terrorism, identity formation, and environmental care. Her current research addresses the relationship of earth, human, and non-human animals in the Hebrew Bible, bringing together her expertise in biblical studies with her former career in Environmental Science.