Programs and Events
Watch this space for information about programs and events offered by the Humanities Program.
Friday, Nov. 16, 2012: Lecture by Prof. Karen Klacsmann: The Enduring Influence of Classical Cultures. Morris Museum of Art. Free and open to ASU and the public. Made possible by a grant from the Porter Fleming Foundation. Time 1:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30 2012: Lecture by Dr. Rob Bledsoe: Arts and Issues in Northern European Culture. Free and open to ASU and the public. Made possible by a grant from the Porter Fleming Foundation. Time 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 2013: Lecture by Dr. Hubert van Tuyll: Impressionism: Art and Change in 19th Century Europe. Free and open to ASU and the public. Made possible by a grant from the Porter Fleming Foundation. Time t.b.a.
Jan. 2013: Prof. K. Casaletto presents training workshops for the Augusta State University faculty regarding new teaching tools generated under the grant from the Georgia Humanities Council “Linking Local Resources to World History.”
Community Dialogues: Contemporary Issues/Enduring Questions
In 2011, the Humanities Program launched a new Community Dialogues program engaging Contemporary Issues/Enduring Questions. This program examines contemporary issues and their historical context in formats that encourage respectful discourse, responsible scholarship, and open public access.
2011 Community Dialogues
Coffee and Conversation with an Expert
Scheduled once each semester, Coffee & Conversation is an informal hour or so of conversation with guest experts who can answer faculty questions pertinent to ASU Humanities course teaching. The guests don't prepare presentations. They simply make themselves available for any questions faculty may have as they prepare class materials. Past guest experts have included Rabbi Robert Klensin of Synagogue Children of Israel and Imam Sabke and Dr. Hossam Fadel of the Islamic Society of Augusta.
Linking Local Resources with World History
The ASU Humanities Program has been awarded a grant from the Georgia Humanities Council for the project Linking Local Resources to World History. We are working in partnership with the Morris Museum of Art to produce six educational units that YOU can use, each linked to a specific artwork in the Morris' collection, which will explore the Augusta region's connection to major world historical eras and cultures.
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The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Practice
Each semester, the Humanities Program and the Center for Teaching and Learning co- sponsor a day for professors to share their research. Presentations are announced under the Upcoming Opportunities space above. Past presentations have included:
- Teaching the Illiad as a Core Humanities Text by Tatiana Klacsmann
- Collaborative and Integrated Humanities Team-Teaching by Brian Armstrong
- Black Mountain College Parts I and II by Karen Klacsmann, Simon Grant, and Clay Shotwell
- Art Without Excellence: Teaching Duchamp's Fountain by Rob Bledsoe.