Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities - Globalism and its Origins
By Case Western Reserve University
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For the academic year 2010-2011, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities is focusing on the theme of “Globalism and Its Origins.” In recognition that this phenomenon is transforming American society today, Baker-Nord has organized a series of public events that allow participants to understand this multi-cultural phenomenon better; to reflect critically on it social, cultural, and ethical implications; and to demonstrate how the humanities allow us to learn about and gain a better appreciation of other cultures.
|1||VideoThe "Pre-Colombian" Era of Drug Trafficking in the Americas: The Origins of Illicit Cocaine, 1945-1973||Gootenberg, Professor of History, State University of New York, Stony Brook, examines the early cocaine smuggling class, which came together across a vast expanse of shifting geographies, and, as they invented and shared new tools of the trade, represented a new form of pan-American "networking,” as well as cocaine's new transnational geographies pertaining to the "cold-war" history of the Americas. Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Department of History.||9/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Prospects for a World Art History||2010 Baker Nord Prospects for a World Art History||11/3/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoThe Richard N. Campen Lecture in Architecture and Sculpture: So You Want to be an Architect?, Peter van Dijk||2010 Baker Nord Architecture Campen||11/4/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoTwentieth Century Tanzimat: Privatizing Higher Education and Museums in Turkey||John Grabowski, Department of History, discusses his work on the rise of foundation-funded private universities and museums in Turkey in the period after 1980.||11/18/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Getting Published: Advice for the Humanities||Scholars at every professional stage, from graduate school to retirement, face an overwhelming array of pressures concerning publication of their scholarship. These pressures are only growing as academic and trade publishers struggle to adapt to new market forces and a rapidly changing landscape of new media technologies. Mary C. Francis, Executive Editor for the University of California Press discusses publishing with university presses and writing a successful book proposal.||1/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoTheater and the Poetics of Resistance||Seremba reads from his plays NAPOLEON ON THE NILE and COME GOOD RAIN. In COME GOOD RAIN, Seremba relives the night of Dec. 10, 1980, when he was abducted by Milton Obote's military soldiers and taken into Namanve forest, shot and left to die, and NAPOLEON ON THE NILE is about three Sudanese refugees, who on the seventh anniversary of their escape from the Sudan reenact their experiences of escaping the conflicts in their country. Seremba's talk is part of the yearlong exploration of the humanities and globalism.||4/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoDigital Humanities Connections||Agility and Openness: Digital Public History||5/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|