The Humanities Forum presents Silvia Montiglio, who will present the 2022 Ancient Studies Week Lecture, “An Immoral Pleasure? Schadenfreude in Illiad and Odyssey.” In this talk, Montiglio will discuss the importance of schadenfreude, or “pleasure in other people’s misfortunes," in the Iliad and the Odyssey and relate its manifestations to the moral and theological outlooks of the two Homeric epics.
The Humanities Forum and the Latinx and Hispanic Faculty Association present artist/theorist micha cárdenas, who will speak on Poetic Operations, Trans Ecologies, and Queer Oceans. She will discuss her recent book, Poetic Operations: Trans of Color Art in Digital Media, which considers contemporary digital media, artwork, and poetry to articulate trans of color strategies for safety and survival.
The Humanities Forum and the Department of History presents the annual Robert K. Webb Lecture, featuring Dan Hicks, who will speak on The Decade of Returns: Museum Curation after the "Universal Museum." As museums around the world begin to transfer ownership and make returns of looted African cultural heritage, what does this mean for museums in Europe and North America?