Calendar of Events

Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public and free of charge.

Fall 2016


“Same Text, New Look”: Resurrecting the Classics of Childhood
Thursday, February 9th, 4:00 pm–6:00pm
Smathers Library East, Room 100

Please join us for a talk by Frances Gilbert, the Associate Publishing Director for Random House, about her “reviving” well-known, often-forgotten works of children’s literature.


MarketWise Spring Forum: State College/Community College Job Seekers
Thursday, February 9, 3:00–4:15
Dauer 215

The event will feature special guest speaker alumni Brittany Roberts, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Broward College (Ft. Lauderdale, FL).


2016-17 Fellowship Brown-Bag Series: Towards Transhistoricism: Interpreting Public Universal Friend and Their Followers
Thursday, March 23, 12:00-1:00 pm, Walker Hall 200

2016-2017 Rothman Faculty Summer Fellow Dr. Schorb will give a talk on Publick Universal Friend, the evangelical prophet and itinerant preacher born Jemima Wilkinson in 1752, who, following a near-death fever in 1776, asserted they were “neither male nor female,” and amassed a devoted following in the decades after the American Revolution, ultimately settling in New York and founding the town of New Jerusalem.
This event is part of the 2016-17 Fellowship Brown-Bag Series, which features informal talks by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere’s Rothman Faculty Summer Fellows, Tedder Doctoral Fellows, and Rothman Doctoral Fellows. Fellows will speak for 20–30 minutes in length about their funded work, leaving ample time for questions and discussion.
For more information on Dr. Schorb’s talk, please visit this link.


19th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
Thursday, March 23–Saturday, March 25, 2017.