UMAA's Community Lecture Series 2016

Making Sense of Ourselves: Answers from the Humanities
Alumni Association Community Lecture Series 2016
Featuring University of Montana Faculty in the Humanities

Anya Jabour
Anya Jabour
Benedicte Boisseron
Benedicte Boisseron
David Sherman
David Sherman
Quan Ha
Quan Ha
Jillian Campana
Jillian Campana
Ashby Kinch
Ashby Kinch

Six Tuesday nights 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
University Center Theater UC Third Floor

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Feb. 16: Anya Jabour
“Making Meaning of Memories”
The Life of Activist Sophonisba Breckinridge
An activist’s fragmentary memoirs illustrate her dedication to Progressive Era

Feb. 23: Benedicte Boisseron
“The Naked Truth”
Shame in Animal Studies and Black Studies
Exploring shame and self-consciousness as experienced in human relationships with animals

March 1: David Sherman
“Justice in Motion”
The Evolution of a Complex Concept
How can we define “justice” when it consists of many conflicting elements and our conception of it seems to change over time? Can “justice be grounded if its elements conflict and our conception of it evolves?

March 8: Quan Ha
“Vietnam War”
Literature & the Politics of Remembrance
Issues with remembering the conflict only from the American angle

March 15: Jillian Campana
“Rehearsing for Reality:”
Building Empathy by Exploring Another
Using acting and role-play to cultivate empathy

March 22: Ashby Kinch, Moderator
“Making Sense of It All”
Why the Humanities Matter More Than Ever
Panel Discussion on the Past, Present and Future of Humanities