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African Diaspora symposium hosts first local screening of ‘Dreams Are Colder than Death’

Sep. 17, 2015—A Sept. 24-26 symposium will include plenary speakers Nahum Chancler of UC-Irvine and Cheryl Wall of Rutgers University, as well as Vanderbilt faculty member Lucius Outlaw and others.

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Virgins, Mothers, and Martyrs: Women in Early Christian Africa

Apr. 23, 2015—“Virgins, Mothers, and Martyrs: Women in Early Christian Africa,” delivered by Kate Cooper on April 27, 2015. This event was sponsored by Vanderbilt University’s Department of Classical Studies, The Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender and Sexuality at Vanderbilt Divinity School, and the Late Antiquity seminar at Vanderbilt’s Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.

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THATCamp to offer inspiration, resources on digital humanities

Oct. 21, 2014—The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp), described as a collaborative "unconference" that focuses on promoting and developing skills related to digital humanities in an informal manner, is scheduled for Oct. 24 and 25 at the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy.

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Writer James McBride to present the 2014 Harry Howard Lecture

Sep. 25, 2014—James McBride, who wrote the National Book Award winner "The Good Lord Bird," will give the Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Oct. 2 at Sarratt Cinema.

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Ferrato to unveil ‘I Am Unbeatable’ exhibition at Vanderbilt

Aug. 26, 2014—Photographer Donna Ferrato's premiere gallery presentation of "I Am Unbeatable" will open Sept. 12 at Vanderbilt University.

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Mellon Foundation president to deliver Vanderbilt’s Howard Lecture

Jan. 31, 2014—Earl Lewis, president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will deliver the 2013-14 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Feb. 20 at Vanderbilt University's Central Library.

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Globalization and Diaspora

Oct. 8, 2013—Moderator Paul Freedman, Chester D. Tripp Professor of History, Yale University; Director of the Warren Center 1993-1997 Deborah Cohn, Spanish, Indiana University; Warren Center Fellow 2000-2001 Nihad Farooq, English, Georgia Tech University; Warren Center Fellow 2013-2013 Sharryn Kasmir, Anthropology, Hofstra University; Warren Center Fellow 1998-1999 Jemima Pierre, African American and Diaspora Studies, Vanderbilt University; Warren...

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Media and Technology

Oct. 8, 2013—Moderator Helmut W. Smith, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of History and Professor of European Studies; Director of the Warren Center, 2005-2008 Leo Coleman, Comparative Studies, Ohio State University; Warren Center Fellow 2011-2012 Cara Finnegan, Communication Studies, University of Illinois; Warren Center Fellow 2006-2007 Richard Grusin, English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Warren Center Fellow 1999-2000 Steve Rachman,...

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Gender, Sexuality and Race

Oct. 8, 2013—Moderator Charles E. Scott, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus; Director of the Warren Center, 1987-1993 Jean Feerick, English, John Carroll University; Warren Center Fellow, 2005-2006 Gilbert Herdt, Sexuality Studies, San Francisco State University; Warren Center Fellow 1997-1998 Richard King, History, University of Nottingham; Warren Center Fellow 2001-2002 Benita Roth, Sociology, Binghamton University; Warren Center Fellow...

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Theory and Culture

Oct. 8, 2013—Moderator Edward H. Friedman, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Spanish and Professor of Comparative Literature; Director of the Warren Center, 2008-present Susan Hegeman, English, University of Florida;, Warren Center Fellow 1996-1997 Anne Morey, English, Texas A&M University, Warren Center Fellow 2010-2011 Arkady Plotinsky, English, Purdue University; Warren Center Fellow, 1994-1995 Maurice Stevens, Ohio State University,...

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Robert Penn Warren Center celebrates 25th anniversary Sept. 19-20

Sep. 18, 2013—The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University kicks off its 25th anniversary Sept. 19-20, with scholarship and celebration, including the premiere of a documentary, a reception and a series of panel discussions with former Warren Center fellows.

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Sacred Ecology symposium to explore complex ritual sites around the world

Aug. 27, 2013—"Sacred Ecology: Landscape Transformations for Ritual Practice," a symposium that explores the various experiences of complex ritual sites around the world and across all periods of history, takes place Aug. 30 at the Sarratt Student Center.

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