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A Great Year in CHAT:

intro picAnother busy year is coming to an end at CHAT and I want to thank the many people who have made this a memorable one; the eleven Temple faculty members who gave a Distinguished Lecture; the six scholars from other institutions who visited Temple to talk about Translation; the sixteen CHAT fellows, who shared their work and their time in bi-weekly seminars throughout the school year. We ended our program on a high note with a visit by the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri who talked about the work of translation in front of a packed audience of 250 in Walk Auditorium on April 24th.

The combined tally of the year is impressive: twenty lectures by scholars from Temple, Yale, the University of Virginia, Sophia University, Tokyo, University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton; three symposia; twenty-eight book or dissertation chapters, one completed dissertation (with two more scheduled before the beginning of the fall); two article publications (and one more forthcoming).


All of these activities would not have been possible without the generous support CHAT received from a number of schools and departments, among them the College of Liberal Arts, The Tyler School of Arts, the Klein College of Media and Communication, the Boyer College of Music and Dance, and the Graduate School. CHAT builds bridges among departments and schools; it is looking forward to strengthening existing and developing new relationships, among them with the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts, which just inaugurated a new PhD program.

We are committed to bringing you a new crop of exciting lectures during the coming year, including a series of lectures on the theme of Displacement.

Consider Giving to CHAT

If you enjoyed the programs CHAT offered last year, and would like to help CHAT grow, you might consider making a contribution to CHAT through the Give Now link on our website. No amount of support is too small; whether it is ten dollars, a hundred, or a thousand. We are grateful for your support. These funds help keep existing programs alive and encourage the development of new ones.

The Team

CHAT depended a great deal on the tremendous effort of a stellar support team. They often donít get the recognition they deserve because they work behind the scenes and out of the public eye. Anne Eckert and Cori Haas kept a tight handle on every organizational detail during the fall semester, and Maggie Cogswell took over during the spring semester, getting up to speed on everything in no time at all. Graphics Assistant Thanh Nguyen continued to produce beautiful posters to advertise our lectures. Web Manager Jedrick-Leo Boca made this Chatter appear perfect every week, fixed glitches, and updated information, sometimes on a Sunday afternoon! He is graduating this spring!! Congratulations Jedrick. Whoever follows him at CHAT will have big shoes to fill.

Sarah Robey was invaluable as Assistant Director, managing the flow of information, publicity, and a whole lot more. In the middle of this, she successfully defended her dissertation, and landed a tenure-track job at Idaho State University. Congratulations, Sarah, and good luck in your new position!

We will be back in late August with a new chatter, and a whole new program for the 2017-18 academic year.

Petra Goedde, Director

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.

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 after registration begins for each semester.

Continuing Exhibitions

Spring 2016

Speaker PortraitLeah Modigliani, Tyler School of Art

How long can we tolerate this? An incomplete record from 1933-1999

M-F, 10 am-4 pm, CHAT Gallery
10th floor, Gladfelter Hall
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Center for the Humanities
10th Floor, Gladfelter Hall (025-45)
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Phone - 215-204-6386
Fax - 215-204-8371
Email - chat@temple.edu