Mathematics professor and affiliate professor of Asian Studies Manil Suri will be presenting a talk on his “Trimurti” trilogy, based on the trinity of Hindu gods Vishnu, Shiva, and Devi, at the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian on Saturday, December 7, at 4 p.m.
Suri, who is an award-winning author, will be discussing his use of mythological motifs in his three novels: The Death of Vishnu (2001), The Age of Shiva (2003), and The City of Devi (2013). His novels have been translated into 27 languages. The talk will also include a discussion with curator Carol Huh and artist Rina Banerjee. Banerjee’s work has been exhibited in India, Japan, and throughout Europe and her talk will focus on her use of materials to call forth the long history of migration.
The talk is free to attend. The event is sponsored by the Embassy of India and Freer and Sackler Galleries. You can find more information here.
The Problem with Print: publishing born digital scholarship – Helen J. Burgess
November 25, 2013, 4 p.m., Library Gallery
Dr. Burgess will discuss some of the difficulties for academics seeking to work and publish outside traditional “print-bound” models of humanities scholarship – including issues of professional evaluation and distribution – and show some examples of “born digital” works that would benefit from a new model of publishing.
CUERE seminar presents Dr. Douglas Wrenn from Pennsylvania State University and his talk on “Local Interactions versus Regulatory Delay: Evaluating Competing Explanations for Residential Land Development”. Friday, November 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the TRC building room 206.
The Women’s Center is hosting its final film series of the semester with the screening Invisible War. The film will be screened in the Women’s Center lounge on the following dates:
- Monday, November 18 at 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, November November 19 at 1 p.m.
- and Wednesday, November 20 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a discussion of the film beginning around noon.
For more information about the film, visit our myUMBC event posting. For additional information, contact the Women’s Center at email@example.com or 410-455-2714.
The Department of Media and Communication Studies presents, Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle, the organizers of FORCE. Ms. Brancato and Ms. Nagle will be speaking about “hacking media” as a form of activism, specifically in the context of their recent mock campaigns, “Pink Loves Consent” and “Playboy’s Top Ten Party Commandments: The Ultimate Guide to a Consensual Good Time.”
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn, 7th Floor
There will be a small reception following the lecture.
Read more about FORCE, a creative activist collaboration based in Baltimore dedicated to upsetting the culture of rape and promoting a culture of consent across America, and their Art Actions.
The 5th Annual NESS & PSS bake sale benefiting the Maryland Charity Campaign will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Commons Main Street.
How can you help?
We need BAKERS to donate cakes, cookies, pies, cupcakes…anything you would like to donate, homemade or store bought. Plan to drop off baked goods between 10:30 and 11:30 am on Main Street.
We also need hungry SHOPPERS to purchase delicious baked goods to benefit the Maryland Charity Campaign!
All proceeds go directly to the Maryland Charity Campaign. Monetary donations accepted and MCC forms will be available. PSS will also be collecting non-perishable food items for a Fall Food Drive! Donations are welcome!
If you are able to donate baked goods, please contact:
Hungarian flutist and graduate of the Budapest Liszt Academy of Music, Gergely Ittzés will perform Sunday, November 17 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. One of the most proactive personalities of the flute scene, his large repertoire includes several important works written for flute, and a great number of rare compositions that range from classical to contemporary. In addition to classical and modern music, several other styles have also influenced his musical idiom, like jazz and free improvisation.
The program will feature:
- C.P.E. Bach: Flute Sonata in A minor, H.562
- Niccolò Paganini: Capriccio No. 24
- László Lajtha: Deux pièces pour flute seule Op. 69
- J. S. Bach: Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013
- Gergely Ittzés: Echo Etude
- Gergely Ittzés: Projections
- Gergely Ittzés: Totem
- Gergely Ittzés: Etude for Three Fingerings
This event is free for students and free with a UMBC. Find out more at our Arts and Culture Calendar.
Kid-Simple: A Radio Play in The Flesh, written by Jordan Harrison, directed by guest artist, Michele Minnick opens this Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, and will continue through Sunday, November 24.
Tickets available at MissionTix.com.
“After Moll, girl genius, invents a machine for hearing sounds that cannot be heard, she wins the science fair, and unknowingly lets her heart — and her machine, “The Third Ear” — be stolen by an evil shape-shifting mercenary. In this quirky, thrilling, live-performance radio play, Moll teams up with Oliver, the last boy virgin in the 11th grade, and heads off on a life-threatening adventure to rescue her invention and save sound as we know it!”
Thursday, November 21 | 8 p.m.
Friday, November 22 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 23 | 2 p.m & 8 p.m.
Sunday, Noveber 24 | 2 p.m.
More information available at our Arts and Culture Calendar.
Students in French 340 will present “Haiti: Past and Present,” on Wednesday, November 20th at 12 p.m. in ITE 456. The students will give a brief history of Haiti (past and present) and introduce their individual fundraising campaign for medical aid in the country.
French 340 students are teaming up with Partners in Health to raise funds for treating vicious diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis, building homes for poor families, helping farmers increase their crops, and treating malnutrition in children.
You can find out more about the campaign here.
Dr. Garcia, Professor of the Center for Asian and Africa Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, will discuss the history of modern discourses regarding the changing nature of shunga’s multiple identities, from commodity and popular entertainment to “obscenity,” and then to “art”; that is, how they were interpreted and then censored in later periods for reasons far beyond their original cultural context.
Exhibiting Erotic Art (shunga) and the Problem of Obscenity
November 26, 2013, Library Gallery – 4 p.m.
In Japan today there is an informal prohibition against public exhibitions of erotic prints, or shunga, from the Edo period (1603-1868). For most of the 20th century they were considered obscene, and their publication was required to follow regulations stipulating that any bodily representation should be arranged or altered so that the genitals and pubic hair be kept hidden.
Sponsor: Asian Studies. Co-sponsors: Visual Arts Department and the Dresher Center for the Humanities