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Regenstein window2019-20 Franke Forums

The 2019-20 Franke Forums are scheduled for November 13, March 11, and May 6

Join us at the Gleacher Center on November 13, 2019 at 5:15p for a Franke Forum talk on "Beads, Books, Armor, and Coins: Sacred Music and the Material Culture of the Late Middle Ages" by Anne Walters Robertson, the Claire Dux Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Music and the Humanities in the College and Dean of the Division of the Humanities. 

The Franke Forum is a series of free public lectures by renowned University scholars. 

To reserve a seat, please email us. Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact 773.702.8274 in advance.

May 3, 2019 
Rosanna Warren, “Women, Power, Magic, and Damage: New Poems”

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May 2, 2018
Jennifer Pitts, “Empire and International Law”

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November 8, 2017
Deborah Nelson, "An Unsentimental Education: Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil"

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Coming Up
Regenstein window Proposals for team-taught, graduate level CDI seminars should be submitted by Friday, November 16. Download the memo and coversheet here.

Courses for the 2019-2020 course roster:

Winter 2020
Politics of Media: From the Culture Industry to Google Brain
offered by Patrick Jagoda (English Language & Literature) and Kristen Schilt (Sociology)
Practices of Classicism in the French Seventeenth Century
offered by Larry Norman (Romance Languages & Literatures) and Richard Neer (Art History)
Spring 2020
Cinema Without an Archive
offered by Allyson Nadia Field (Cinema & Media Studies) and Ghenwa Hayek (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations)
Journeys Real and Virtual: Travel in the Pre-modern Mediterranean
offered by Niall Atkinson ( Art History) and Karin Krause (Divinity School)
Violence, Trauma, Repair
offered by Sonali Thakkar (English Language & Literature) and Natacha Nsabimana (Anthropology)

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Also see: Disciplines & Technologies is a Mellon funded project with the Center for Disciplinary Innovation.

Franke Fellows for 2018 and 2019
The Franke Faculty and Dissertation-Completion Fellows for 2019-2020 have been announced.

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New Director at the Institute
Prof. Richard Neer is the new Director of the Franke Institute, beginning his five-year term in July 2019.

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New at the Institute
Learn more about the three new exciting initiatives launching this fall at the Franke Institute.

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Franke 25
Franke 25On November 10, 2015, the Franke Institute celebrated its 25th anniversary with a symposium.

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