The Associated Colleges of the South is pleased to co-sponsor Rhodes College’s interdisciplinary symposium on the year 1616 (the year of William Shakespeare’s death):
This free public event commences with a Communities in Conversation keynote by Thomas Christensen (author of 1616: The World in Motion), on Thursday, April 21 (5:30pm reception, 6:00pm lecture, Blount).
It continues in Blount Auditorium all-day on Friday, April 22, with a series of brief lectures ranging widely across the liberal arts:
Coffee, Blount Lobby
Introduction, Blount Auditorium
Roland Greene (Stanford): “Three Deaths and Why They Mattered”
Michael Legaspi (Penn State): “Biblical Criticism in an Age of Confessional Strife”
Owen Gingerich (Harvard): “‘all coherence gone’: The Cosmological Debate”
Gideon Manning (Caltech): “State of the Art: Biomedical Science”
William Newman (Indiana): “The State of European Alchemy”
Catherine Swatek (UBC): “Peony Pavilion in Seventeenth-Century China”
Mark Algee-Hewitt (Stanford): “Networks as Social Simulations on the Early Modern Stage”
Henry Turner (Rutgers): “Corporations and Corporate Persons”
Heather Miyano Kopelson (Alabama): “Slavery and the Archive”
The symposium concludes that same evening with the American premiere of Gareth Somers’ play 1616: The Secrets and Passions of Williams Shakespeare, on the last days of Shakespeare’s life (7:30pm, Hardie Auditorium).
The 1616 symposium is generously co-sponsored by the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment, the Office of Academic Affairs, Africana Studies, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Barret Library, Biology, Chemistry, Communities in Conversation, English, History, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Mathematics and Computer Science, Modern Languages and Literatures, Physics, Political Economy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Search, Theatre, Associated Colleges of the South (ACS), the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM).
For further information, please contact Scott Newstok <firstname.lastname@example.org>