3/25, Nancy Wilkie, “Preserving the Past, the Path to the Future”

Professor Nancy Wilkie (emerita at Carleton College and advisor to the President as a member of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee) will give a talk today entitled,  “Preserving the Past, the Path to the Future”. This talk will be in Bryant Hall 209 at 5:30 P.M.

Talk summary: The destruction and looting of cultural property robs the world of its irreplaceable cultural heritage. It also removes an important basis for creating a common past though which the diverse peoples of a nation can be united, especially times of post-conflict resolution. By preserving the past we create a path to the future.

Iraqi National Museum Director Mushin Hasan

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11/3 Tom McGinn, “The Expressive Function of Law: Problems and Possibilities”

Please join the Department Monday 11/3 at 5:30 in the Tupelo Room at the Barnard Observatory for a lecture by Dr. Thomas McGinn of Vanderbilt University on the idea in Roman law of the lex imperfecta, a law without a sanction attached, and its relation to the modern theory of law’s “expressive function,” i.e., that law can make a statement or influence social norms in ways unconnected to enforcement or its consequences.

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10/22 Steven Ellis, “Pompeii from the Bottom Up”

Our first AIA lecture of the year was a grand success with Dr. Steven Ellis of the University of Cincinnati speaking to a packed house about his long-running archaeological project in a working-class neighborhood in Pompeii.

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10/2: Joe Goodkin’s Odyssey

Join us for a free community performance of Joe Goodkin’s Odyssey, a 30-minute original musical composition for solo acoustic guitar and voice, which tells the story of Homer’s Odyssey in a series of 24 short songs.  It has been performed over 100 times for audiences of all ages and was honored in 2003, 2004, and 2012 with an American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Award.  Thursday, 10/2 at 5:30 in the main floor Bryant Hall Gallery.  Contact Dr. Pasco-Pranger at 915-7097 if you have questions!

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