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Thursday, February 28, 20139:00 am Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe and Beyond
This two-day international conference brings together scholars in literature, theology, law, art history, history, and musicology, to examine the practices and values attached to the human voice in medieval cultures. The topic of voice and voicelessness engages with issues of law and representation; theology and embodiment; historicist models of subjectivity; the poetics and esthetics of marginality; and the linguistic dynamics of intercultural encounter. The conference seeks a common ground for interdisciplinary dialogue by examining how distinct areas of scholarly endeavor approach a problem of universal resonance but elusive definition. To support the project's commitment to fostering dialogue, paper abstracts and selected passages from works to be discussed will be available online shortly in advance of the conference event. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, February 28, 20133:30 pm Particle and Fields Seminar
"Learning How to Count" Anson Hook Institute of Advanced Studies
Thursday, February 28, 20135:00 pm The Politics of Halal in Not-So-Halal Malaysian Politics: A Commentary
The Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs presents Shamsul A.B., Founding Director, Institute of Ethnic Studies Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The lecture will discuss the politics of halal in not-so-halal Malaysian politics. Refreshments will be served prior to the lecture.
Thursday, February 28, 20136:00 pm Irish Voices: A Reading and Conversation with Colm Tóibín
Colm Tóibín, celebrated Irish novelist, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic, and, most recently, poet in conversation with Christopher Ricks, William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University. This event takes place as part of our “European Voices” series – an ongoing series of conversations with artists and writers, activists and intellectuals exploring questions at the intersection of politics and culture. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at Boston University, and the literary journal AGNI. Funded in part by the European Commission Delegation in Washington DC. Free and open to the public. Reception and book-signing to follow.
Thursday, February 28, 20136:00 pm Film Screening: Rafting to Bombay
The Center for the Study of Asia presents Rafting to Bombay – Irez Laufer’s moving film about his father’s return to his childhood home in India, where his family found refuge after escaping from Nazi-occupied Poland. The screening takes place as part of Boston’s South Asian Film Festival with sponsorship from the South Asian Arts Council and the Consul General of Israel in Boston. Introductions by Amit Dixit, South Asian Arts Council, and Abhisheka, Head of the Hindi-Urdu Language Program at Boston University.