Fall 2018

New Books in the Society of Fellows Celebrating Recent Work by Maggie Cao, Dalia Judovitz, and William Sharpe

New Books in the Arts & Sciences: Celebrating Recent Work by Joseph Howley

What does it mean to be a Muslim philosopher, or to philosophize in Islam? In Open to Reason, Souleymane Bachir Diagne traces Muslims’ intellectual and spiritual history of examining and questioning beliefs and arguments to show how Islamic philosophy has always engaged critically with texts and ideas both inside and outside its tradition. Through a rich reading of classical and modern Muslim philosophers, Diagne explains the long history of philosophy in the Islamic world and its relevance to crucial issues of our own time.

How can we imagine justice, practice solidarity and create change across barriers of social difference in today’s political landscape? As the acceptance of inequality has become the new norm to a degree we might have deemed unthinkable, and as public dialogue has reached an impasse, protest and resistance continue. This conference brings together scholars, artists, and activists from around the globe whose work can inspire new ways of thinking, seeing and listening, and productive strategies of intervention for our time.

New Books in the Arts & Sciences: Celebrating Recent Work by Tey Meadow

New Books in the Arts & Sciences: Celebrating Recent Work by Ana Paulina Lee


Monday, October 8, 2018 - Friday, October 12, 2018

LES HISTORIENNES:  a series of special events with Jeanne Balibar and three French historians who inspired Jeanne Balibar’s performance of “Les Historiennes” at FIAF on October 13

The Center for Palestine Studies, in partnership with the NGO Zochrot and the Italian Academy, will host a three-week-long exhibition on the theme of Bedouin ownership of Negev lands and the ongoing Israeli state campaign to uproot the Palestinian Bedouin from the northern threshold of the desert.

Embodied cognition theorists emphasize the role of the body and the environment in constituting mental processes. Through examining how our brains interact with the rest of our bodies and how our entire bodies interact with the environment, we can learn much about human behavior and the human mind. Tools can be understood as extensions of the body, and in some cases as becoming part of the body. Does our mind extend to our tools? How does this change our world? How should we understand this relationship? In order to help us think through these fascinating questions, we will hear from an archaeologist who has theorized about the evolution of this human capacity, a biomedical engineer who uses computers to make robotic prostheses more fluidly extend human bodies, and a music theorist who shows how musical instruments become part of our bodies.

New Books in the Arts & Sciences: Celebrating Recent Work by Wael Hallaq

New Books in the Arts & Sciences: Celebrating Recent Work by Alan Stewart

Edward W. Said remained, for over forty years, concerned with Conrad. A fascinating conversation emerges between the two men’s work, one concerned with aesthetics, displacement and empire, and sheds an interesting light on the present moment.

New Books in the Arts & Sciences: Celebrating Recent Work by Nicole B. Wallack


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