A guide to upcoming events in the humanities and social sciences at Temple University, updated weekly during the academic year.
The Center for the Humanities at Temple University supports innovative, interdisciplinary research and teaching in the humanities. Participation in the Center is open to faculty and students in all schools and colleges at Temple University.
Upcoming Distinguished Faculty Lectures
All talks showcase new research by Temple faculty on alternate Thursdays, 12:30-1:50 pm, CHAT Lounge, 10th Floor, Gladfelter Hall
|Sep. 12||Adrienne Shaw, Media Studies and Production|
|Sep. 26||Niambi Carter, African American Studies|
|Oct. 10||Hamil Pearsall, Geography and Urban Studies|
|Nov. 7||Eileen Ryan, History|
|Nov. 21||Yun Zhu, Critical Languages|
|Feb. 6||Cristina Gragnani, Italian|
|Feb. 20||Mark Leuchter, Religion|
|Mar. 13||Orfeo Fioretos, Political Science|
|Mar. 27||Adele Nelson, Art History|
|Apr. 10||Lara Ostaric, Philosophy|
|Apr. 24||Alicia Imperiale, Architecture|
Portraits by Jason Florio
For over 20 years Mogadishu, Somalia's beleaguered capital, has been the frontline for internecine clan warfare, and in recent years was under the sway of the al Qaeda inspired Islamist militants, Harakat Al Shabaab. Harakat Al Shabaab retreated from Mogadishu in August 2011 and the Transitional Federal Government forces took control. But no matter who has been in power over the last two decades, life in Mogadishu has been fraught with extreme danger and biblical deprivations; whether for those who are willing to stay, or those that are forced to be there because of drought and conflict in other parts of the country. The portraits and short statements are a way to bring people face to face with those living in one of the World's most dangerous cities.
M-F, 10 am-4 pm, CHAT Gallery
10th floor, Gladfelter Hall (more... )
Looking for a unique course to round out your graduate education? Serious about interdisciplinary methods? CHAT lists Graduate courses across the humanities and social sciences that welcome qualified students from other graduate programs. Listings are updated regularly.
Many past lectures can be viewed online. These are fascinating lectures on a wide range of topics in the humanities with high-quality sound and video. See our growing collection of recorded programs.
Ben Wilson, American Painter
In 2008, CHAT aquired six large oil paintings by American painter Ben Wilson thanks to the generosity of the Ben and Evelyn Wilson Foundation. These works are on permanent display in the CHAT lounge and conference room. (Image: a detail from “The Thresher,” c. 1975)