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Upcoming Events

Environmental Humanities Series

Speaker portraitPaige West, Anthropology
Barnard College

Accumulation, Dispossession, Conservation and Indigenous Sovereignty in Papua New Guinea

Thursday, April 17
3:30 pm, Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk (more...)

Environmental Humanities Series

  SPRING 2014
  Apr. 17   Paige West, Anthropology, Barnard
  May 1   Tarla Peterson, Wildlife Sciences, Texas A&M

Distinguished Faculty Lectures

Thursdays, 12:30-1:50 pm, CHAT Lounge, 10th Floor, Gladfelter Hall

  SPRING 2014
  Apr. 24   Alicia Imperiale, Architecture


Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Somali woman in red traditional dressFacing Mogadishu:
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 by New York photographer Jason Florio bring viewers face to face with people living in one of the world's most dangerous cities.

M-F, 10 am-4 pm, CHAT Gallery
10th floor, Gladfelter Hall
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Graduate Courses

Student with booksLooking 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.

Recorded Programs

Video CameraMany 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.

Continuing Exhibitions

Ben Wilson, American Painter

imageIn 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)

Center for the Humanities
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