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spring 2014



Date & Time  
Location Event
Every Thu
7:30 p.m.
10 Stone Ave
Room 104
Raidin' the Wake: BC's Finnegans Wake reading group
Tue, Jan 28
5:00 p.m.
Higgins Hall
Room 300
Aid, Violence, and Post-2014 Afghanistan
Details
Tue, Feb 11
5:30 p.m.
Gasson Hall
Room 305
Post-Western Christianity and the Post-Christian West Candlemas lecture with Lamin Sanneh, Yale University | Details
Wed, Feb 12
7:00 p.m.
Gasson Hall
Room 100
Colum McCann: A Reading of his Fiction
Details
Mon, Feb 17
8:00 p.m.
St. Ignatius Church
28 Comm Ave
Missa gentis humanæ: Mass for 8-voice a cappella choir by RALF YUSUF GAWLICK | Details
RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER, now
Tue, April 29

Devlin Hall
Room 101
A Riddle of Music History: What is ‘Andalusian’ in Arabo-Andalusian Music? Lecture-recital by Camerata Mediterranea | Details
Tue, Feb 18
5:00 p.m.
Higgins Hall
Room 300
Aid Through Action: Reconstructing Education and Health Systems in Afghanistan with Dr. Sakena Yacoobi | Details
Wed, Feb 19
7:00 p.m.
McGuinn Hall
Room 121
The Frontier Gandhi: Badshah Khan, a Torch for Peace Film Screening | Details
Tue, Mar 25
4:30 p.m.
Burns Library
Thompson Room
James Sacré French Poetry Reading with English Translations | Details
Thu, Apr 3
5:00 p.m.
Higgins Hall
Room 300
The Price of Access: Washington's Costly Central Asian Detour on the Way to Afghanistan with Alexander Cooley, Barnard College
Sat, Apr 5
7:00 p.m.
St. Ignatius Church
28 Comm Ave
La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc – film screening with choral accompaniment | Details
Mon, Apr 14
4:30 p.m.
Devlin Hall
Room 101
Legal Issues in Art Restitution with Leila Amineddoleh, J.D. | Details
Wed, Apr 16
5:00 p.m.
McGuinn Hall
Room 521
Divided by David Cay Johnston
Thu, Apr 24
4:30 p.m.
Cushing Hall
Room 001
Lecture by Marita Sturken, New York University; co-sponsored by the American Studies Program
Fri, May 2 -
Sat, May 3
Stokes Hall,
Room 195S
Early Modern France and the Americas: Connected Histories Conference | Details

 


fall 2013



Date & Time  
Location Event
Every Tue
7:30 p.m.
10 Stone Ave
Room 104
Raidin' the Wake: BC's Finnegans Wake reading group
Mon, Sep 30
5:00 p.m.
Higgins Hall
Room 300
Afghanistan Approaches 2014: Transition or Drop Dead Date? | Details
Tue, Oct 15
7:30 p.m.
Higgins Hall
Room 300
China Watching: Reflections from a Student who was at Tiananmen Square with Shen Tong
Wed, Oct 30 –
Fri, Nov 1
Gasson 205 &
McElroy 237
Visual Culture, Media & Gender
Details
Wed, Nov 6
5:00 p.m.
Devlin Hall,
Room 008
Counterterrorism & Containment: Security Challenges in Afghanistan after 2014
Details
Fri, Nov 8
4:30 p.m.
Stokes Hall, Rm 195S Who’d ‘a thunk it?’ Celebrating the Centennial of Husserl’s Ideas I with John Drummond
Fri, Nov 8 –
Sun, Nov 10
McGuinn Hall &
Stokes Hall
Husserl’s Ideas Pertaining to a Pure Phenomenology and to a Phenomenological Philosophy Workshop
Details
Fri, Nov 22
5:00 p.m.
Higgins Hall, Rm 300 The Story of Illness. Where is it written? When? By whom? with Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D.
Fri, Nov 22 McGuinn Hall &
Higgins Hall
Genetics, Narrative, & Identity - Symposium
Details



spring 2013



Date & Time  
Location Event
Every Wed
7:30 p.m.
10 Stone Ave
Room 104
Raidin' the Wake: BC's Finnegans Wake reading group
Wed, Feb 6
7:00 p.m.
East Wing 400, BC Law School
Listening and Learning From Clients: Working Together for Change with Corey Silberstein Shdaimah | Details
Fri, Feb 22
3:00 p.m.
Stokes Hall
Room S461
Colloquium: Philosophy, Cognition, and the Poetic Imagination | Details
Thu, Feb 28
8:00 p.m.
Gasson 100 Blue Heron: Divine Song: Connections and exchanges between secular song and sacred music, featuring the music of Johannes Ockeghem | Details
Mon, Mar 11
7:00 p.m.
Gasson 100 Four Decades after Title IX:  Sport, Kids, Gender and Families with Michael Messner | Details
Tue, Mar 26
4:30 p.m.
Devlin 101 The First Social Media: How the Victorians Shared Books with Leah Price | Details
Sat, April 20
9:30 a.m.
Higgins Hall Joyce & the Digital Humanities | Details
Tues, April 23
7:00 p.m.
Devlin 101 Should College Athletes Be Paid? A Conversation with Allen Sack and Warren Zola



Fall 2012



Date & Time  
Location Event
Every Wed
7:30 p.m.
10 Stone Ave
Room 104
Raidin' the Wake: BC's Finnegans Wake reading group
Tue, Sep 11
7:00 p.m.
Gasson 100 Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy: Stories and Songs | Details
Tue, Oct 9
12:00 p.m.
10 Stone Ave
Room 201
English Works | Details
RSVP required to Min Hyoung Song by 10/05
Sat, Oct 13
8:00 p.m.
Gasson 100
Boston College Artists-in-Residence: Skálholt Quartet, with violinist Jaap Schröder | Details
Mon, Oct 15
7:00 p.m.
McGuinn 121
The (Re)Discovery of the Commons as a Path Toward a Greener, More Equitable and Happier World by Jay Walljasper | Details
Wed, Oct 17-
Fri, Oct 19
Gasson 100
Paul Klee: Philosophical Vision: From Nature to Art Confernce | Details
Tue, Oct 23
12:00 p.m.
McGuinn 521 China, Environmental Change, and the Modern World with Robert Marks | Details | RSVP required
Tue, Oct 23
5:00 p.m.
Fulton 511 HARP Launch with the International Justice Project's Wanda M. Akin and Raymond M. Brown | Details
Thu, Oct 25
5:00 p.m.
Gasson Hall 206
BC Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Research and Service Trip to Ho Chi Minh City and Da Lat
RSVP required to ila@bc.edu
Fri, Oct 26
12:00 p.m.
McGuinn Hall 521 BC Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Research and Service Trip to Ho Chi Minh City and Da Lat
RSVP required to ila@bc.edu
Thu, Nov 1 -
Sun, Nov 4
Gasson Hall Haskins Society Annual Conference
Details
Thu, Nov 8
Gasson Hall A Night of Music Research, Original Composition and Performance | Details



Spring 2012



Date & Time        
Location Event
Wed, Feb 1
6:45 p.m.
Heights Room Social Innovation Symposium
RSVP Required | Details
Thu, Feb 2
7:30 p.m.
McGuinn Hall,
Room 121
College Sports: Money Changers in the Temple? with Charles Clotfelter | Details
Thu, Feb 9
4:00 p.m.
Stuart 411,
Newton Campus
Policy Adaptation from the Bottom Up: The Case of Prostitution Diversion Programs with Corey Shdaimah | Details
Sat, Feb 11
4:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Chapel The Game of Love: Open Dress Rehearsal for the BC Community by the Boston Camerata | Details
Tue, Feb 14 Devlin 101 Junot Díaz Book Discussion | Details
Wed, Mar 21
7:30 p.m.
Devlin 008 University Fault Lines: Escalating Tensions Between Athletics & Academics with Jay Coakley | Details
Tue, Mar 27
7:30 p.m.
Higgins 300 College Sport In The Age of The Super Conference: What Will Be Left Standing In The End? with Ellen Staurowsky | Details
Thu, Mar 22 -
Sat, Mar 24
Gasson
Commons
After the Unthinkable: Trauma, Nachträglichkeit, and Coming to Terms Symposium | Details
Fri, Mar 30 -
Sun, Apr 1
2101 Comm Ave, Brighton Campus Authority, Leadership and Social Justice: Here and Now Conference | Details | Brochure
Mon, Apr 2
5:00 p.m.
Devlin 101 Senses and Values of Oneness with Philip J. Ivanhoe | Details
Wed, Apr 18
7:00 p.m.
Devlin 008 Hoodwinked! What Wrecked our Economy? How to Fix It with John Perkins | Details
Sat, Apr 21 Devlin Hall Joyce and Religions Conference with Keynote Speaker Fintan O'Toole | Details
Thu, Apr 26 -
Fri, Apr 27
Higgins 300 & Thompson Room, Burns Library Unbelievable: Jacques Derrida and "Religion" Conference
Details | Register Now



Fall 2011



Date & Time  
Location Event
Wed, Sep 21
5:00 p.m.
Devlin 101
A Phenomenology of Cultural Racism: Veils, Bodies, and the Nature of Culture with Professor Alia Al-Saji | Details
Wed, Sep 21
5:30 p.m.
426 Murray
Function Room
Yawkey Center
The World of Matteo Ricci with Ronnie Po-chia Hsia | Details
Wed, Oct 12
7:30 p.m.
St. Mary's Chapel Masterworks from the Jesuit German College in Rome: Tomás Luis de Victoria and Giacomo Carissimi Jesuits & Music Series | Details
Thu, Oct 13
7:30 p.m.
St. Mary's Chapel
& McMullen Museum
Making History-Making Music: the Jesuit musical tradition in Rome and England Jesuits & Music Series | Details
Sat, Oct 15
8:00 p.m.
First Church
Congregational,
Cambridge
Celebrating Tomás Luis de Victoria on the feast of St Teresa of Ávila
Jesuits & Music Series
Fri, Oct 21
9:00 a.m.-
5:00p.m.
McGuinn Hall
Room 521
Practicing Plenitude: Social Innovation for Sustainable Lifestyles | Details
Sat, Oct 29
8:30 a.m.
Heights Room Science in the Liberal Arts University: Why it Matters to Us All
ILA Symposium | Details
Fri, Nov 4 -
Sun, Nov 6
Gasson 100 Haskins Society Annual Conference
Details
Wed, Nov 6
6:00 p.m.
Gasson Commons Polysemy and Dissemination: Ricoeur and Derrida, Lecture by Professor C. Eddo Evink History of Modern Philosophy, University of Groningen



Spring 2011



Date & Time Location Event
Fri, Feb 11
7:00 p.m.
Devlin Hall
Room 008
Tournées Film Festival: Un Secret
(French Film Festival)
Sun, Feb 13
4:00 p.m.
Devlin Hall
Room 008
Tournées Film Festival: L'Origine de la Tendresse
et autres contes
Wed, Feb 16
4:00 p.m.
Devlin Hall
Room 008
Tournées Film Festival: Séraphine
Mon, Feb 21
7:00 p.m.
Devlin Hall
Room 008
Tournées Film Festival: Welcome
Fri, Feb 25
7:00 p.m.
Devlin Hall
Room 008
Tournées Film Festival: Coco avant Chanel
Mon, Feb 28 TBD Global Asia Initiatives: Eric Hayot
Tue, Mar 15
8:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Chapel Blue Heron Renaissance Ensemble
Thu, Mar 31
5:30 p.m.
Devlin Hall
Room 008
Global Humanities Project:
Nick Nesbitt, Princeton University
"C.L.R. James and the Critique
of Haitian Revolutionary Violence"
Wed, Apr 6
4:30 p.m.
Vanderslice
Cabaret Room
Race and Culture in the U.S. After 9/11
Amitava Kumar, Vassar College
Thu, Apr 7   African and African Diaspora
Studies Lecture, Chimamanda Adichie
Sat, Apr 9
8:00 a.m.
Hovey House Human Rights and Religion in Historical
Perspective
Thu, Apr 14 Devlin Hall
Room 001
Global Humanities Project:
Sabine MacCormack
Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Notre Dame University
"Four Kinds of War and None of them Holy?
Theories and Practices of Warfare in the Spanish
Monarchy of the Sixteenth Century"
Sat, Apr 16
10:00 a.m.
Cushing Hall
Room 001
Frederick Wiseman: Screening of film
State Legislature
(2006)
Thu, May 5
  Bridging Science and Humanities
Conference (Daniel Harris-McCoy)



Fall 2010



Date & Time
Location Event
Wed, Oct 6
4:30 p.m.
McGuinn
Room 121
Race and Culture After 9/11
Sunaina Maira: "Missing Youth, Citizenship,
and Empire After 9/11"
Thu, Oct 14
8:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Chapel Blue Heron Renaissance Ensemble
Fri, Oct 15-
Sat, Oct 16
9 Lake Street,
Room 100
Conference on the Visual Arts, Music,
and Literature “The Pamphilj and The Arts:
Patronage and Consumption in Baroque Rome”
Fri, Nov 5
4:30 p.m.
Devlin Hall
Room 101
Northeast Milton Seminar Lecture
Paul Stevens, University of Toronto
"Obnoxious Satan: Milton, Neo-roman
Theory, and the Terms of Grace"
Fri, Nov 5-
Sun, Nov 7
  Charles Homer Haskins, Society for Viking,
Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman and Angevin History
29th Annual International Conference
Tue, Nov 9
7:00 p.m.
Murray
Function
Room
Gish Jen, Reading from World and Town,
with book signing
Wed, Nov 10
4:00 p.m.
McGuinn
Room 121
Gish Jen, "Book Club" style discussion
of World and Town
Thu, Nov 11
4:45 p.m.
Devlin Hall
Room 008
Moderated Asian American Studies Q&A,
with Min Song and Gish Jen in dialogue,
followed by questions from audience and a reception
Sat, Nov 13
9:00 a.m.
Heights Room Old and New Territories: Remapping the
Liberal Arts for the Twenty-first Century
ILA Symposium
Thu, Nov 18
7:00 p.m.
Devlin Hall
7:00 p.m.
Re/Imagining the Sacred: Theism, Atheism,
and Anatheism
with James Wood, Harvard
University, in conversation with Richard
Kearney, Boston College
Thu, Nov 18
5:00 p.m.
Devlin Hall
Room 101
Talking Times: Literary and Political Lives in
the Young Ireland Era with Roy Foster