2005 Events & News
January 13, 2005
Book Talk: Robert Mason discusses His Book on Richard Nixon [Press Release]
January 24, 2005
Lecture: "Managing Knowledge and Creativity in a Digital Context": Juan Pablo Paz discusses "How Quantum Computing Will Change the Way We Collect, Store and Distribute Information"
January 31, 2005
Lecture: "Managing Knowledge and Creativity in a Digital Context": Brian Cantwell Smith discusses "And Is All This Stuff Really Digital After All?" [Press Release]
February 14, 2005
Lecture: "Managing Knowledge and Creativity in a Digital Context": David M. Levy discusses "Reading: From the Fixed Page to Movable Electrons" [Press Release]
March 3, 2005
Lecture: "Managing Knowledge and Creativity in a Digital Context": Lawrence Lessig discusses copyright in cyberspace in a lecture titled, "Taming the Regulation Culture. " [Press Release]
March 10, 2005
Lecture: Lamin Sanneh discusses "The Changing Face of Christianity" [Press Release]
March 14, 2005
Lecture: "Managing Knowledge and Creativity in a Digital Context": Edward L. Ayers, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, discusses the implications of creating and distributing knowledge in today's digital environment.
March 15, 2005
Ying-Shih Yu Named Senior Distinguished Scholar at John W. Kluge Center [Press Release]
March 17, 2005
Lecture: Kluge Fellow Kate Masur, assistant editor of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project at the University of Maryland history department, discusses her research project in a talk titled "Unworthy of the Nation: Black Rights and the Failure of Democracy in Civil War-era America."
March 21, 2005
Lamin Sanneh, Kluge Chair of Countries and Cultures of the South, Kluge Fellow Athenase Hagengimana and special guests presented an all-day symposium on "Reconciliation: Lessons Learned from Africa," focusing on resolution between former participants of genocide and their victims' families. This event was cosponsored by the Office of Scholarly Programs and the African and Middle Eastern Division. [Press Release]
March 23, 2005
Lecture: Anthony Snodgrass discusses the Parthenon ("Elgin") Marbles in a lecture entitled, "The Parthenon Divided." [Press Release]
March 28, 2005
Lecture: "Managing Knowledge in a Digital Context": Neil Gershenfeld, director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presents "From the Library of Information to the Library of Things." This program was aired live on C-SPAN. [Press Release]
March 28, 2005
Alistair Horne Named Senior Distinguished Scholar at the John W. Kluge Center [Press Release]
March 31, 2005
Lecture: Kluge Fellow Margaret Dikovitsky presents a talk about her research project, "Russian Imperial Colonial Attitudes: An Analysis of Photographs from the Prokudin-Gorskii Collection."
March 31, 2005
Lecture: Derrick DeKerckhove discusses the role of electricity in contemporary life in a talk titled, "I Sing the Body Electric." [Press Release]
April 7, 2005
Lecture: Lamin Sanneh, holder of the Kluge Chair of Countries and Cultures of the South, speaks on "Sacred Truth and Secular Agency: Shari'ah Norms and Political Enforcement."
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April 21, 2005
Lecture: Mark Noll, Maguire Chair in American History and Ethics, discusses "How the Bible Caused the Civil War." [Press Release]
May 18, 2005
Lecture: Kluge Fellow Robert Mason discusses his research, "The Organization of an Electoral Majority: The Republican Party and Political Mobilization."
May 19, 2005
Lecture: Kluge Fellow Ruth Clements presents a talk on "Binding or Sacrifice? Readings of the Biblical Isaac among Early Jewish and Christian Martyrs."
May 24, 2005
Lecture: Václav Havel, playwright, former elected president of the republic of Czechoslovakia, and one of Europe's leading political, moral and intellectual figures, gives a lecture on human rights titled "The Emperor Has No Clothes." [Press Release | Transcript of Speech | Webcast]
May 25, 2005
Book Talk: Judge Robert L. Carter, an intellectual architect for the civil rights movement and the man who argued the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case before the Supreme Court, discusses his recently published memoir, which is titled: A Matter of Law: A Memoir of Struggle in the Cause of Equal Rights. [Press Release | Webcast]
June 22, 2005
Lecture: International Studies Fellow Galina Yermolenko discusses her research project, "Roxolana: From Slave to Legend."
June 23, 2005
Lecture: Kluge Fellow Temur Temule on "The Mongols in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Western Discourse."
June 29, 2005
Book Talk: Kluge Fellow Gian-Mario Cao on Betrayal or Message in a Bottle? Renaissance Translations and Their Legacy.
June 30, 2005
Book Talk: Carol Benedict, The Gendered Cigarette: Women, Men, and Smoking in Republican-Era China, 1911-1949.
July 20, 2005
Lecture: Kluge Fellow, Roy Tsao, "Hannah Arendt's Second Thoughts: Writing, Rewriting, and Rethinking The Origins of Totalitarianism."
September 10, 2005
Symposium on Writing and Iconography in Pre-Columbian World. [Press Release]
September 19, 2005
Book Talk: Gloria Kaiser on Saudade: The life and death of Queen Maria Glória of Lusitania.
September 20, 2005
Kislak Lecture: Jared Diamond in "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed."
September 22, 2005
Lecture: LC Staff Fellow Marcia Ristaino, "History's Forgotten Hero: Father Jacquinot de Besange, S.J."
October 20, 2005
Book Talk: Robert Kehew, Lark in the Morning: The Verses of the Troubadours.
October 26, 2005
Lecture: Rockefeller Fellow Nelly Lahoud on "Political activism beyond the state in the Islamic tradition."
November 1, 2005
Book Talk: John Hope Franklin, Mirror to America. [Press Release]
November 2, 2005
Lecture: Francis Deng, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, "Sudan: A nation in turbulent search for itself." [Press Release]
November 3, 2005
Lecture: Christopher Capozzola, Jameson Fellow, "Mary Pickford Saves (for) America: Political Obligation and Liberty Loan in World War I."
November 9, 2005
Book Talk: Mark Katz, Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music.
November 10, 2005
Lecture: Melvyn P. Leffler, Henry Alfred Kissinger Fellow in Foreign Policy and International Affairs, "Retreat from Armageddon? Khrushchev, Kennedy, Johnson, and the Elusive Quest for Peace." [Press Release]