On November 30, 2021 St.Louis-born performing artist and civil rights activist Josephine Baker became the first woman of color to be inducted into France’s Pantheon. To mark this occasion, Washington University hosted a special celebration in her honor. Guests included St. Louis mayor Tishaura Jones, Washington University Chancellor Andrew Martin, and consul general of France […]
Noted media studies scholar and game designer, Ian Bogost, presented three talks exploring the theory and concepts of play and games under the auspices of the 2021 Humanities Series. This event was sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities, Arts & Sciences.
The Washington University Libraries and English Department hosted legendary writer Joy Williams for a special reading and conversation about Williams’ first novel in 20 years, Harrow. The event also celebrated her literary papers and the “Joy Williams: Honored Guest” exhibition in Olin Library and online. Read more in The Source.
The 2020-2021 Paul and Silvia Rava lecture titled “Families of Worlds” featured Antony Shugaar. The prolific Antony Shugaar has translated more than 40 books from Italian, including several award-winning modern novels. His translation of Gianni Rodari’s Telephone Tales (Enchanted Lion Books) won the 2021 American Library Association’s Mildred L Batchelder Award, given for a children’s […]
This lecture, “Meaningfulness: A Third Dimension of the Good Life,” with Susan Wolf, proposed an analysis of meaningfulness in terms of subjective engagement with objective values.
Acclaimed Chinese dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei joined Sabine Eckmann, William T. Kemper Director and Chief Curator of the Kemper Art Museum, for a conversation on Ai’s wide-ranging and critical practice. The newly expanded Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis reopened to the public on Sept. 28, 2019 with […]
One of the many research interests of Sue Vice, who teaches contemporary literature, literary theory, culture, and film at the University of Sheffield, is the representation of the Holocaust. As this year’s Holocaust Memorial Lecturer, Vice will draw on her extensive knowledge of the varied forms of Holocaust literature and film that have entered the […]
Just two years after graduating from Washington University,Stefan Merrill Block found himself with a rough and extraordinarily large first draft of a manuscript. He sent it to Bill Clegg, at the time with the William Morris Agency, who agreed to take on the project. After an intensive reworking of the novel, it was sent to […]
Three WashU experts explore how drone technology is changing our world in a discussion that promises to bring intriguing insights. “Technology, Ethics, and Laws” featuring Humberto Gonzalez, Neil Richards, and Meredith Malone, at 5:30 p.m. March 31 in Steinberg Auditorium. At 5 p.m. please join us for a reception and viewing of the exhibition on which the discussion will be based:
“To See Without Being Seen: Contemporary Art and Drone Warfare,” in the Kemper Art Museum.
Daniel Libeskind, one of the most celebrated architects working today, will discuss “The Future of Cities” as part of the Assembly Series at Washington University in St. Louis.
His presentation, sponsored by the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and the Architecture Student Council, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in Graham Chapel.