EVENTS

Calendar

Nov
15
Fri
GSAH Global Perspectives Series – Symposium @ College of Law Castle Board Room
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GSAH Global Perspectives Series - Symposium @ College of Law Castle Board Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

10:00am – Symposium, “Toward an Expansive Definition of Genocide” – John Cox, UNC Charlotte

11:00am – “Can the Spanish Genocide Speak?” – Scott Boehm, Michigan State University

12:00pm – Roundtable Discussion

  • Almudena Carracedo, Film Director
  • John Cox, UNC Charlotte
  • Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College
  • Cristina Moreiras-Menor, University of Michigan
  • Joseba Gabilonda, Michigan State University
Film screening: The Silence of Others – GSAH Symposium @ B122 Wells Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
18
Mon
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime

From core principles to the ways Shinto is practiced today, this talk will address shrines for sports, fertility and protection from STDs, appropriation by popular culture (such as in anime and advertisements), and new spirituality movements including the power spot boom.

 

Dr. Stephen Covell

Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion and the Mary Meader Professor of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. Dr. Covell was the founding director of WMU’s Soga Japan Center and has published widely on Buddhism and other Japanese religious topics.

 

 

Sponsored by the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities, IAH Connecting Pedagogy and Practice Fund, Department of Religious Studies, Asian Studies Center, and MSU Japan Council.

Feb
3
Mon
Traveling Through Time @ MSU Union Ballroom
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Traveling Through Time @ MSU Union Ballroom | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Honors College will be presenting Sharper Focus/Wider Lens on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 7 pm in the MSU Union Ballroom.

Speakers include:

  • John Grey, Department of Philosophy
  • Emily Conroy-Krutz, Associate Professor in the Department of History
  • Jeffery T. Freymueller, Endowed Chair fro Geology of Solid Earth in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Carolyn Isaac, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology
  • G. Mark Voit, Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Associate Dean in the College of Natural Science

 

Feb
7
Fri
SEPOS Speaker: Joyce Havstad
Feb 7 all-day
SEPOS Speaker: Joyce Havstad

Socially Engaged Philosophy of Science Speaker Joyce Havstad from Oakland University

Feb
14
Fri
Mccracken Lecture: Rocío Zambrana
Feb 14 all-day
Mccracken Lecture: Rocío Zambrana

Mccracken Lecture featuring Rocío Zambrana from University of Oregon

Mar
13
Fri
Discussions from the Borderlands (Day 1) @ Wells Hall B310
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Discussions from the Borderlands (Day 1) @ Wells Hall B310

Over the course of two days, Michigan State University’s 2020 Philosophy Conference will explore the concept of borders, with an emphasis on the US-Mexico border. Additionally, the conference strives to cultivate a strong interdisciplinary approach. We hope to bring together a wide variety of scholars and community activists to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, expertise, and experience between the scholars theorizing about the borderlands and the activists working/living in those lands.

Click here to download the event poster.

 

Mar
14
Sat
Discussions from the Borderlands (Day 2) @ Digital Scholarship Lab Flex Space (MSU Library 2nd Floor, West Wing)
Mar 14 @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
Discussions from the Borderlands (Day 2) @ Digital Scholarship Lab Flex Space (MSU Library 2nd Floor, West Wing)

Over the course of two days, Michigan State University’s 2020 Philosophy Conference will explore the concept of borders, with an emphasis on the US-Mexico border. Additionally, the conference strives to cultivate a strong interdisciplinary approach. We hope to bring together a wide variety of scholars and community activists to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, expertise, and experience between the scholars theorizing about the borderlands and the activists working/living in those lands.

Click here to download the event poster.

Mar
23
Mon
POSTPONED Crossing Boundaries @ MSU Union Ballroom
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
POSTPONED Crossing Boundaries @ MSU Union Ballroom | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Honors College Sharper Focus Wider Lens series presents Crossing Boundaries with an expert faculty panel. Moderated by Honors College dean, Dr. Jackson-Elmoore, it will be a great evening of discussion you don’t want to miss!

A free public discussion on politics, gender, race, and the way these identities intersect and cross boundaries of the human condition on March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the MSU Union Ballroom.

On the panel will be:

  • Kaston Anderson Carpenter, Ph.D., Department of Psychology
  • Robert T. Pennock, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor
  • Stephen Gasteyer, Ph.D., Department of Sociology
  • Johanna Schuster-Craig, Ph.D., Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages