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Vanderbilt advocates for humanities funding

Mar. 13, 2018—Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Executive Director Mona Frederick and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations Christina West met with congressional delegates at the National Humanities Alliance’s recent annual meeting and advocacy day in Washington, D.C.

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Author of fierce family memoir ‘Cuz’ to deliver Howard Lecture

Mar. 7, 2018—Danielle Allen, a Harvard political theorist who has written a family memoir about the life and tragic death of her previously incarcerated first cousin, will deliver the Harry C. Howard Lecture on March 13.

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African American history ‘transcribe-a-thon’ honors Frederick Douglass

Feb. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt students and faculty came together to transcribe digitized handwritten records from the 19th century about African American history Feb. 14 at the Center for Digital Humanities.

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New research on the ancient Mediterranean among workshop topics

Oct. 16, 2017—Researchers from a variety of institutions who study the Late Antiquity will be on campus Oct. 19-20 for a consortium in which Vanderbilt faculty across many academic disciplines will participate.

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‘I Am Not Your Negro’ filmmaker to speak at Vanderbilt

Sep. 29, 2017—Filmmaker Raoul Peck, whose works include the Oscar-nominated 'I Am Not Your Negro,' will speak on campus Oct. 18, and two of his films will be screened at Sarratt Cinema Oct. 4 and 16.

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Alumna, former faculty member Alison Piepmeier honored with Sept. 25 lecture

Sep. 12, 2017—The Alison Piepmeier Memorial Lecture is set for Sept. 25, featuring speaker George Estreich, author of a book about raising his daughter who has Down syndrome.

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Experts to explore the ways of being Muslim across diverse environments

Sep. 3, 2017—Specialists on Islam will come together Sept. 7-9 at Sarratt Student Center to discuss the historical and contemporary facets of being Muslim in a wide variety of locales and language communities.

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Join provost for Open Dore On Location at Robert Penn Warren Center March 16

Mar. 9, 2017—The next Open Dore On Location, informal discussion sessions with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the Robert Penn Warren Center. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

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Panel discussion on border walls Monday, Feb. 13

Feb. 10, 2017—“The Impact of Walls: Experiencing Borders in East/West Germany, Israel/Palestine, and U.S./Mexico,” will be moderated by Ted Fischer, director of the Center for Latin American Studies.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright to deliver Howard Lecture

Jan. 24, 2017—Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes will discuss "A Writer's Many Selves" when she delivers the Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Feb. 2 at the Central Library.

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‘The Banjo’ musical conversation features Dubois and Flemons

Jan. 16, 2017—"The Banjo: A Conversation with Laurent Dubois and Dom Flemons" will include a musical performance by Flemons, a Grammy-winning musician, Jan. 26 in Alumni Hall.

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Learn about Fort Negley’s role in the civil rights struggle

Oct. 19, 2016—The story of African Americans who escaped from slavery during the Civil War and built Fort Negley will be told during an event co-sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.

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