Fall 2005

Out of Place: Memories of Edward Said

Friday, September 23, 2005

The Heyman Center for Humanities Columbia University presents a documentary film by SATO Makoto OUT OF PLACE: MEMORIES OF EDWARD SAID A discussion with the filmmaker will follow the screening. No tickets or reservations necessary.

Adrienne Rich

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Adrienne Rich's poetry means so much to so many people that it is hard to convey her influence briefly and simply. She has evoked intense experience, she has expressed anger, hurt, and love, she has awakened in us an awareness of the vast and unfamiliar psychological recesses that are filled and shaped by familiar forms of social domination, even as she has taught us the possibilities of resistance and the scope of courage. On this occasion, sponsored by the Heyman Centre for the Humanities at the Miller Theater, she will read from some of her new and her old poems, and talk about them. Tickets, which are free, are available at the Miller Theater Box Office. Two tickets are allowed per person.

Gananath Obeyesekere

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

"Cannibal Talk and a Requiem for Captain Cook," with Michael Taussig and Ian Hacking as commentators.

“Romanticism and Pragmatism”

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Richard Rorty and Anthony Appiah will speak about "Romanticism and Pragmatism". No tickets or reservations required.

J.G.A. Pocock

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

"Who Were the Philosophers? Some Patristic and Enlightened Views of Late Antiquity." Co-presented by the Society of Fellows in the Humanities.

“Shame and Necessity”

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Stephen Greenblatt and Jonathan Lear will discuss "Shame and Necessity." No tickets or reservations are required. Seating which is first come first served is limited, and we recommend arriving early. We will open the doors a half hour before the event begins. For a map showing the Schapiro Center, see http://www.columbia.edu/about_columbia/map/schapiro_center.html

“An End to Poverty?”

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Some of the greatest economists and social theorists in the world will discuss one of the most pressing questions in the world: Can we and how can we end world poverty? Jeffrey Sachs, Amartya Sen, Gareth Stedman Jones, Emma Rothschild, Eric Foner, and Joseph Stiglitz will speak. No tickets or reservations necessary. Seating, which is first come first served, is limited. Doors will open at 5:30pm. In the event that the auditorium is filled, this event will be simulcast in Altschul Auditorium on the 4th floor of The International Affairs Building.

Michael Fried, J.R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities at The Johns Hopkins University, and well known art historian will discuss the work of photographer Jeff Wall. Diarmuid Costello, Senior Lecturer in the Theory of Art at Oxford Brookes University, and Gregg M. Horowitz, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University will serve as discussants.

Jonathan Miller

Monday, November 21, 2005

The theater and opera director, physician, and writer Jonathan Miller is one of the most diverse and creative sensibilities in the performing arts today. And that is because he is a deep and original thinker. He has written on subjects ranging from mind and body to atheism and disbelief, he has directed stage performances ranging from Shakespeare to Mozart, and he was a central presence in Beyond the Fringe. He will speak on all these themes when Colin McGinn, the philosopher, interviews him in front of a live audience at Columbia.


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