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Penn Humanities Forum on Travel: Spring 2007 Program
January 16, 2007, Volume 53, No. 18
Penn Humanities Forum

Continue the journey of the 2006-2007 Penn Humanities Forum on Travel!

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public, however preregistration is required for some events.

Thursday, January 25, 4–8 p.m.
Arts Café, Kelly Writers House
Reading: Jack Kerouac’s On the Road–50th-Anniversary Celebration at the Kelly Writers House. First Levin Annual Program in memory of Charles Bernheimer. To participate in reading a section of the Kelly Writers House “scroll,” RSVP and for more information e-mail wh@writing.upenn.edu. Cosponsored by the Penn Humanities Forum in collaboration with the Kelly Writers House.

Tuesday, January 30, 5–6:30 p.m.
Rosenwald Gallery, 6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Exhibition opening: The Art of Reinvention: Travel, Exile, Recuperation;exhibition runs January 16–April 13, 2007. Cosponsored by the Penn Humanities Forum in collaboration with the Penn Library. To pre-register (required): http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu or (215) 573-8280.

Wednesday, January 31, 5–6:30 p.m.
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum
Lecture: Ancient Maya through U.S. Eyes; Richard Leventhal, professor of anthropology and curator, American Section, Penn Museum. Cosponsored by the Penn Museum. To pre-register (required): http://humanities.sas.upenn.eduor (215) 573-8280.

Wednesday, February 7, 5–6:30 p.m.
Penn Humanities Forum
Reading: Satyr Square: A Year, A Life in Rome; Leonard Barkan, Arthur W. Marks ’19 Professor of Comparative Literature, director, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, Princeton University. Cosponsored by the Penn Humanities Forum in association with English Department. To pre-register (required): http://humanities.sas.upenn.eduor (215) 573-8280.

Wednesday, February 14, 4–6 p.m.
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum
Symposium: Travel for Humanity—International Adoption: Peter Conn, professor of English and author of Pearl Buck: A Cultural Biography; Medical Aid in Botswana: Dr. Harvey Friedman, chief of Infectious Diseases and director, Penn–Botswana Program; International Advising: Brendan O’Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science, and political advisor to Kurds and Iraqis; The Ethics of Humanitarianism in a Globalized World: winner of the 2007 PHF-Weiner Prize for Best Undergraduate Essay; the PHF-Weiner Prize is supported by the Marvin and Sybil Weiner Fund of the Penn Library. To pre-register (required): http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu or (215) 573-8280.

Thursday, February 22, 5–6:30 p.m.
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum
Graduate Humanities Forum Keynote
Old Histories, New Itineraries: Museum of the History of Polish Jews; Barbara Kirshenblatt-Kimblett, University Professor and professor of performance studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Cosponsored by the National Museum of American Jewish History. To pre-register (required): http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu or (215) 573-8280.

Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center
Concert: Anonymous 4, Long Time Traveling; Tickets: $15-20 adults; $10-20 senior citizens and Penn faculty, staff and alumni; $5-15 students. Annenberg Center Box Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. noon-6 p.m. Cosponsored by the Office of the Provost, Music Department, and McNeil Center for Early American Studies.

Wednesday, March 14, 5–6:30 p.m.
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum
Lecture: The Wandering JewCultural and Historical Pathways through Time and Space; Richard Cohen, Paulette and Claude Kelman Chair in French Jewry Studies, Hebrew University. To pre-register (required): http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu or (215) 573-8280.

Wednesday, March 21, 5–6:30 p.m.
Tuttleman Auditorium, ICA
Whenever Wednesday Lecture: Down the Mississippi; Swoon, street artist. Cosponsored by ICA. To pre-register (required): http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu or (215) 573-8280.

Thursday, March 29, 5–6:30 p.m.
Room 17, Logan Hall
Undergraduate Humanities Forum Keynote
Sinbad the Traveling Salesman: His Ancestry and Progeny; Robert Irwin, historian and broadcaster. To pre-register (required): http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu or (215) 573-8280.

Friday, April 6, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Penn Humanities Forum
Symposium: Reel TravelDisplacements of Film. Cosponsored by the PHF in collaboration with the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Cinema Studies Program. To pre-register (required): http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu or (215) 573-8280.

Thursday, April 12, 5–6:30 p.m.
Room 200, College Hall
Closing Lecture: The Rise and Fall of European Multiculturalism;Ian Buruma, Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Rights and Journalism, Bard College. To pre-register (required): http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu or (215) 573-8280.

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