Featured Consponsored Events

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English Department Cosponsored events. 

Past Events

December
4
Date
Fri December 4th 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:
Humanities Center Board Room

The theme of sound or musical procession (sounds that move relative to a stationary observer) played an important role in theater, opera, and music, but also in literature, from the eighteenth…

December
2
Date
Wed December 2nd 2015, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location:
Stanford Humanities Center, Boardroom

This talk argues that between ideals of representative government and of popular sovereignty, the French revolution enunciated a distinct third model of revolutionary leadership – that of the…

November
20
Date
Fri November 20th 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:
Humanities Center Board Room

Hagia Sophia's reverberant acoustics were integral to the experience of services in the Great Church.  Based on impulse response measurements that we obtained in two campaigns in December, 2014…

October
16
Date
Fri October 16th 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:
Terrace Room, English Department (Margaret Jacks Hall, Building 460)

The architectural form of the mosques built by Mimar Sinan clearly reflected to contemporary viewers from within Ottoman culture the status and wealth of the respective buildings’ patrons.

May
22
Date
Fri May 22nd 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:
Humanities Center Board Room

This presentation discusses the relationship between songs and films in the context of Republican-era China.

May
19
Date
Tue May 19th 2015, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center

Poetry Out Loud is a poetry performance competition hosted by the English Department and the Creative Writing Program, with support from the Stanford Humanities Center.

April
24
Date
Fri April 24th 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:
Humanities Center Board Room

This talk considers artificial reverb as part of the legacy of the "detachable echo," a phenomenon that developed in late 19th and early 20th century acoustics and electroacoustics.

March
13
Date
Fri March 13th 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:
Humanities Center Board Room

How do acoustic landscapes animate and engage the religious imagination? This talk will take up this question by focusing on the desert monastic literature of late ancient Egypt and Palestine.

February
20
Date
Fri February 20th 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:
Humanities Center - Watt Room

In 1897, H.G. Wells published The Invisible Man, and Marconi filed his patent and established the first station for wireless telegraphy, what would become radio.

January
16
Date
Fri January 16th 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:
Humanities Center Board Room

Before becoming Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor at Stanford in 2000, Professor Martin taught Classics for eighteen years at Princeton University.