At these informal presentations, which take place six times throughout the year, a faculty, staff member, or invited guest discusses a multidisciplinary project on which they are currently working. Past presenters have explored a wide range of topics. Because our audience is made up of interested colleagues from across the university, the interchange between the disciplines is both fascinating and instructive.
Colloquium I: Antoine the Fortunate: Original Light on WWI from a Newly Discovered Memoir

SPEAKER: Nefin Dinc (SMAD)
DATE:  September 19
TIME:  NOON
LOCATION:  ICI, Roop 208

Antoine the Fortunate: Original Light on WWI from a Newly Discovered Memoir

Professor Nefin Dinc (School of Media Arts and Design) will discuss her work on the newly discovered memoirs of an Austro-Hungarian foot soldier born in the Ottoman Empire. The texts, photographs, drawings, caricatures and home videos found in the memoirs shed new light on life and military service in the Ottoman Empire during WWI.

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Colloquium II: The Photographs in the House: How Two Images Opened a Hidden World

SPEAKER: Erica Cavanagh (ENG)
DATE:  October 16
TIME:  NOON
LOCATION: ICI, Roop 208

The Photographs in the House: How Two Images Opened a Hidden World

Erica Cavanagh (English) will discuss the stereographic slides she inherited that are included in the current ICI exhibition, “The Great War in Stereo.” In her current writing project, she considers the ways in which these tangible objects become imbued with emotional and intellectual meanings that resonate well beyond the objects themselves.

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Colloquium III: Linking Across Worlds - Tales from “Physics of Science Fiction”

SPEAKER: Harold Butner (Physics)
DATE: November 20.
TIME: NOON
LOCATION
: ICI, Roop 208

Linking Across Worlds - Tales from “Physics of Science Fiction”

Harold Butner (Physics) will discuss his new interdisciplinary class focusing on how authors use physics, and science in general, to create their worlds in science fiction stories. Topics and stories help illustrate how the science assumed could impact the characters and the story, and how changes in the underlying assumptions could impact characters and the overall story. 

 

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