Each year the Humanities Lab undertakes an investigation of a specific question or topic. For the 2017-2018 academic year we are investigating the concept of revolution, especially focusing on interdisciplinary cultural, technological, and political perspectives.
Join us for one event or for the whole series! All events are free and open to the public.
Culture, Technology, Politics
Our investigation for this year is anchored by two anniversaries of important historical and cultural events: the 100 years of the Russian Revolution in October 1917, and the 200 years of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in January 1818. Our lectures focus on political transformation, technological bodies, revolution, perception, and art.
Arthur Shapiro, Departments of Psychology and Computer Science, American University
Wednesday September 20, 2017, 1 pm
Michael Sappol, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala University
Wednesday October 4, 2017, 1 pm
Eric Lohr, Departmentt of History, American University
Wednesday October 25, 2017, 1 pm
Catherine Knight Steele, Deparment of Communication, University of Maryland
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 1 pm
Richard Sha, on Frankenstein and Romantic Science
Jimena Canales, on the Concept of Time in Philosophy and Science
Andrew Zimmerman, on the Impact of the Russian Revolution on American Civil Rights Activism
Oliver Gaycken, on Curiosity and Filming Science in Early Cinema