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12 Davis Dr
Durham , NC 27709 United States
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October 2017

Scientific Revolutions and Changing Human Values

October 6 @ 4:30 pm - October 7 @ 1:00 pm
Archie K. Davis Conference Center, 12 Davis Dr
Durham , NC 27709 United States
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Revolutions in scientific knowledge and technologies have profoundly influenced modern human lives, ideas, and ethical values. This seminar will examine how scientific revolutions have transformed human identities and traditional beliefs. Philosopher Marc Lange will introduce the general concept of scientific revolutions, drawing on the important work of the scientific theorist Thomas Kuhn. Three talented scientists who will then explore the impact of changing scientific knowledge. Professors Christopher Clemens, Karen Pfennig, and Tessa Joseph-Nicholas will examine the far-reaching cultural effects of…

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November 2017

Women in Fiction and Film

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Archie K. Davis Conference Center, 12 Davis Dr
Durham , NC 27709 United States
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This seminar will investigate the shifting roles that female characters have played in theatre, literature and film over the millennia. Al Duncan will discuss Aristophanes’ “sex-strike play,” Lysistrata, which was both of, and ahead of, its time, and highlight the caprices of literary reception and the play’s continuing cultural role if (when), indeed, “the future is female.” Inger Brodey will look at the tendency to depict women in distress as erotically exciting in the eighteenth-century novel (including Richardson, Radcliffe, and…

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