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2016 Humanities Forum

​​​​​​Spring 2016 Events

La Passion de Jeanne d'ArcLa Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (“The Passion of Joan of Arc”)
7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3
Guzman Hall, Room 250

Raphael Shargel of the Providence College Department of English will present a screening and discussion of this 1928 French silent film directed by Carl Theodore Dreyer and starring Renée Jeanne Falconetti.


To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird

2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12
Guzman Hall, Room 250

As part of a two-week series on the work of Harper Lee, Suzanne Fournier of the Providence College Department of English will present a screening and discussion of this 1962 film directed by Robert Mulligan.



Jacob KleinJacob Klein: European Scholar and American Teacher
2:30 p.m. Friday, March 11
Aquinas Lounge (reception to follow)

The Humanities Forum hosts the keynote address of the third annual Jacob Klein Conference. Eva Brann, former dean and longest-serving tutor at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md., will speak on the legacy of Jacob Klein.


Harper LeeA Discussion of the Work of Harper Lee
2:30 p.m. Friday, March 18
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room 105
Reception to follow in Ruane Center for the Humanities Great Room

Curt Columbus, the Richard L. Bready Artistic Director of the Trinity Repertory Company; Mary Farrell of the Providence College Department of Theatre, Dance and Film; and Margaret Manchester of the Providence College Department of History will discuss the work of Harper Lee.

Gordon WoodThe American Enlightenment
2:30 p.m. Friday, April 1
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room 105
Reception to follow in Ruane Center for the Humanities Great Room

The Humanities Forum hosts The Rev. Cornelius P. Forster, O.P. Making History Lecture Series (sponsored by The Gladys Brooks Foundation). Gordon Wood, Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University, and the recipient of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for History for The Radicalism of the American Revolution, will discuss “why the American Revolutionaries thought the United States was the most enlightened nation in the world.”

Unruly AmericansThe Anti-Democratic Origins of the U.S. Constitution
2:30 p.m. Friday, April 8
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room 105
Reception to follow in Ruane Center for the Humanities Great Room

The Humanities Forum hosts The Rev. Cornelius P. Forster, O.P. Making History Lecture Series (sponsored by The Gladys Brooks Foundation). Woody Holton, McCausland Professor of History, Department of History, University of South Carolina, will speak on the “Anti-Democratic Origins of the U. S. Constitution.”



Mary BilderMadison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention
2:30 p.m. Friday, April 15
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room 105

The Humanities Forum hosts The Rev. Cornelius P. Forster, O.P. Making History Lecture Series(sponsored by T​he Gladys Brooks Foundation). Professor Mary Sarah Bilder of Boston College Law School will speak on James Madison’s notes on the Constitutional Convention. ​​


Susan HanssenTotalitarianism and the Revival of Liberal Education in America
2:30 p.m. Friday, April 22
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room 105
Reception to follow in Ruane Center for the Humanities Great Room

Susan Hanssen, Associate Professor of History, University of Dallas, will speak on totalitarianism and the history of liberal arts education.​

 See Also

Director:

Raymond Hain, Department of Philosophy

The Humanities Forum Committee:

Patrick Breen, Department of History and Associate Director of the Development of Western Civilization Program

Holly Taylor Coolman, Department of Theology

Suzanne Fournier, Department of English and Associate Director of the Liberal Arts Honors Program

William Hogan, Department of English and Director of the Center for Engaged Learning

Sandra Toenies Keating, Department of Theology and Director of the Development of Western Civilization Program

Colin Guthrie King, Department of Philosophy

Stephen Lynch, Department of English and Director of the Liberal Arts Honors Program​​