Library Auditorium Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • Please join the Office of the Dean of the College for the next event in the New Ideas series. Come learn more about the engaging scholarship of our College colleagues. Refreshments begin at 3:00 pm; speakers will begin promptly at 3:20 pm and will each have 8 minutes to share their "new idea." February Speakers: T.H.M. Gellar-Goad - Classical Languages Susan Harlan - English Charles Wilkins - History Natalie Holzwarth - Physics
  • A talk by Professor Megan Regan (Salem College), as part of the WGS Colloquium Series.
  • Students, faculty, and staff invited to discuss a Makerspace at Wake Forest. How might a Makerspace serve you on campus? What activities would you be interested in participating or offering in this space? What maker-type activities are you already involved with?
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21ST HUMANITIES INSTITUTE LECTURE WITH MIR YARFITZ (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HISTORY), RECIPIENT OF A 2017 SUMMER WRITING GRANT BAD JEWS IN THE BROTHELS OF BUENOS AIRES: TRANSNATIONAL SEX WORK AND IMMIGRANT ORGANIZATION, 1890S-1930S This talk introduces the surprisingly important role of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe in organized prostitution in Buenos Aires between the 1890s and 1930s, as part of broader transnational flows of sex work migrants and related debates about race, morality, and marriage. Mir Yarfitz teaches in the History Department on all aspects of Latin American and Caribbean history, with particular interests in gender and sexuality and Jewish migrations to the Americas. His book Impure Migrations: Jews In and Against Sex Work in Golden Age Argentina, is forthcoming with Rutgers University Press. His other main research project expands transgender history in Latin America from Argentina to Cuba, beginning with transgenderism before the word as the early concepts of homosexuality and transsexuality unevenly traveled the world. Sponsored by the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute with support made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Monday, March 26th Humanities Institute Lecture with Sarah Hogan (Assistant Professor, English), Recipient of A 2017 Summer Writing Grant Early English Utopias and the Capitalist-Imperialist Imaginary This talk will offer an account of the rise of the utopian literary genre in England, considered in the context of emergent capitalism and colonial expansionism. Drawing upon research from her forthcoming book, Professor Hogan will discuss how utopian authors from Thomas More to John Milton variously reimagined the socio-economic crises and world-changing transitions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Sarah Hogan is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Wake Forest University. She is the author of Other Englands: Utopia, Capital, and Empire in an Age of Transition, a forthcoming monograph of literary criticism from Stanford University Press (May 2018). Her writing on historical, lived, and literary utopias has also appeared in The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, The Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies, Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies, The Rumpus and The Collagist. Sponsored by the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute with support made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • In keeping with the themes of WFUs Rethinking Community initiative, this program is intended to help university staff members better understand what it means to live in a more diverse, polarized, global, and virtual community. Jeanne Kincaid, a national legal expert in higher education and disability, will help participants understand our legal obligation to provide accommodations to students with disabilities on campus. In addition, her improvisational and comedic background provides an engaging approach to better understanding the complex legal issues around disability accommodations in postsecondary education. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. This event is offered three separate times, with each session intended for a specific audience, so please register for the event that best suits you. The 8:30 is for administration and staff, the 11:30 is for medical school faculty and staff, and the 2:30 is for Reynolda campus staff.
  • In keeping with the themes of WFUs Rethinking Community initiative, this program is intended to help faculty members better understand what it means to live in a more diverse, polarized, global, and virtual community. Jeanne Kincaid, a national legal expert in higher education and disability, will help faculty understand our legal obligation to provide academic accommodations to students with disabilities in the classroom and in clinical settings, while not compromising course content or the integrity of the curriculum. In addition, her improvisational and comedic background provides an engaging approach to better understanding the complex legal issues around disability accommodations in postsecondary education. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. This event is offered three separate times, with each session intended for a specific audience, so please register for the event that best suits you. The 8:30 is for administration and staff, the 11:30 is for medical school faculty and staff, and the 2:30 is for Reynolda campus staff.
  • James (Jim) Dodson, two-time winner of the United States Golf Associations Herbert Warren Wind Award for best golf book of the year, will discuss his book, A Golfers Life (with Arnold Palmer). Dodsons lecture will take place on the eve of Arnold Palmer Day 2017, which is an annual event hosted by the Wake Forest Traditions Council. Dodson is founding editor of O. Henry, Salt and Seasons Style & Design Magazines. He is editor of PineStraw Magazine and Editorial Director of Business North Carolina Magazine. Dodson is also founding editor of The North Carolinian, a new statewide Arts and Culture Magazine in partnership with UNC-TV, which has a planned debut date of March 2018. Dodson grew up in Greensboro, NC where his family dates back generations and where he currently resides. He is the author of 14 books.