Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute

Events

Monday, September 26th
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures from the Digital Humanities
Social Science in the Age of Social Media

Kieran Healy, Duke University
The Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center


Monday, October 3rd
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures from the Digital Humanities
Archives and Blue Lives

Jarrett M. Drake, Princeton University
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Parking for off-campus guests will be available in the Q lot. A parking map can be found here.


Thursday, October 20th
5:00 p.m. Reception, 5:30 p.m. Lecture


Allman Family Lecture
Fear and Loathing – Political Neuro-Biology and the 2016 Elections

John Alford, Rice University
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Parking for off-campus guests will be available in the Q lot. A parking map can be found here.


Tuesday, November 1st
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Life Challenges Human Resilience Meeting
Hughes-Trigg Portico BCD
Sponsored by the Life Challenges and Human Resilience Research Cluster


Thursday, November 3rd
12:00 - 5:00 p.m. come & go


Missing Maps, Putting the World's Most Vulnerable People on the Map: A Humanitarian Relief Effort
Fondren Library
Sponsored by the GIS@SMU Research Cluster


Friday, November 4th
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Educational Assessments in the Digital Environment - Visualizing Problem-solving Process
Yue (Helena) Jia, Director of Psychometrics, Center for Educational Survey Assessment Research, Educational Testing Service
Heroy Science Hall, Room 153
Sponsored by the Scott Hawkins Lecture Fund and the Impact of Big Data on Society: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Fellows Seminar


Monday, November 7th
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.


Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures from the Digital Humanities
Digital Face of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Project

David Eltis, Emory University
The Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center
Lunch Provided. Please R.S.V.P. at http://digitalhumanities.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527.
A parking permit for off-campus guests is required: Click here to download and print. A parking map can be found here.


Friday, November 11th
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (see detailed schedule below)


Philosophy of Art: A Workshop
Wesley Cray, Texas Christian University: "Some Ideas about the Metaphysics of Stories", 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Christy Mag Uidhir, University of Houston: "Artistic Luck", 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paloma Atencia Linares, National Autonomous University of Mexico : "Varieties of Fiction in Photography", 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
John Kulvicki, Dartmouth College: "Analog and Digital Interpretation", 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Florence Hall, Room 100
Sponsored by the Languages of Art and the Art of the Conceptual Fellows Seminar. Check them out on Facebook.


Tuesday, November 29th
11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.


Life Challenges Human Resilience Meeting
Heroy Science Hall, Room 153
Sponsored by the Life Challenges and Human Resilience Research Cluster


Wednesday, November 30th
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Data Mining Tutorial: Methods and Tools
Michael Hahsler
, Southern Methodist University
Vester Hughes Auditorium, Caruth Hall 147
Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster


Monday, December 5th
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.


Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures from the Digital Humanities
Direct Encounters with History: Summer of Darkness and the Performance of Archive

Andrew and Anindita Basu Sempere, Principal of Digital Scenographic and Doctoral Candidate, Universite de Neuchatel
The Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center
Lunch Provided. Please R.S.V.P. at http://smudigitalhumanities.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527.
A parking permit for off-campus guests is required: Click here to download and print. A parking map can be found here.


Thursday, December 8th
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Statistics Tutorial: A Minimum Distance Approach
Cornelis Potgieter, Statistical Science, Southern Methodist University
The Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center
Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster


Thursday, February 9th 
5:15 p.m. Reception, 6:00 p.m. Lecture


Godbey Anniversary Lecture Series: Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë: A Bicentenary Conversation
Beth Newman, Department of English, Southern Methodist University
Rajani Sudan, Department of English, Southern Methodist University
Moderated by Caroline Brettell, Director of the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University
Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum
Please R.S.V.P. at https://godbey2017_3.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527.


Friday, February 10th
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (see detailed schedule below)


The Musical Mind: A Workshop
Lawrence Zbikowski, University of Chicago: "Thinking Through Music", 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Hughes-Trigg Student Center Atrium
Robert S. Hatten, The University of Texas at Austin: "A Theory of Virtual Agency for Western Music", 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Meadows School of the Arts 2020
Jerrold Levinson,University of Maryland : "In Defense of “Authentic Performance”: Adjust your ears, not the Music", 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Meadows School of the Arts 2020
Sponsored by the Languages of Art and the Art of the Conceptual Fellows Seminar. Check them out on Facebook.


Monday, February 13th
4:00 p.m.


What Makes a Better Life for Farmed Animals? Some Philosophical Considerations
Paul B. Thompson
, Michigan State University
Hyer Hall, Room 200
Sponsored by the Looking at Animals/Thinking About Animals Research Cluster


Wednesday, February 15th
6:00 p.m.


Intersections of Creativity and Interdisciplinarity: A Panel Discussion and Interactive Event
Nick Tsarevsky
, Southern Methodist University
Gray Garmon, Southern Methodist University
Melissa Gonzales, Nasher Sculpture Center
Meadows Museum
Please R.S.V.P. at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intersections-of-creativity-and-interdisciplinarity-tickets-31859511657.
Sponsored by the "Creative Intersections in Interdisciplinary Education: Making Connections among Various Sectors of Creativity Research" Research Cluster and the Graduate Liberal Studies Program in the Simmons School of Education and Human Development


Thursday, February 16th
5:15 p.m. Reception, 6:00 p.m. Lecture 


Godbey Anniversary Lecture Series: The Russian Revolutions of 1917: A Centennial View
Daniel Orlovsky, William P. Clements Department of History, Southern Methodist University
Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum
Please R.S.V.P. at https://godbey2017_1.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527.


Friday, February 17th
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


A General Framework for Addressing "Any" Machine Learning Problem
Darren Homrighausen
, Southern Methodist University
Hyer Hall, Room 100
Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster


Wednesday, February 22nd and Thursday, February 23rd
Two-Day Event; A detailed schedule can be found here.


The Russian Revolution of 1917, A Centennial View
Multiple Speakers, Details can be found here.
Crum Auditorium, Edwin L. Cox School of Business
This event is the 2017 Stanton Sharp Lecture, sponsored by the William P. Clements Department of History


Thursday, February 23rd
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 


The Meaning of Fossils in the New Age of Humans
Scott Wing, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (2201 N Field St)
Please R.S.V.P. at PerotRSVP@perotmuseum.org or 214-756-5729. Business attire. Wine, craft beer and hors d'oeuvres. Complimentary Valet.
Sponsored by the Scott Hawkins lecture series and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science


Thursday, March 2nd 
5:15 p.m. Reception, 6:00 p.m. Lecture


Godbey Anniversary Lecture Series: Martin Luther as Stranger and Contemporary
Bruce D. Marshall, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum
Please R.S.V.P. at https://godbey2017_2.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527.


Thursday, March 30th 
6:00 p.m. Lecture, 7:00 p.m. Concert


Chimurenga Music: Concert and Conversation 
Mhoze Chikowero, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara, lecturing at 6:00 p.m.
Dr. Thomas Mapfumo and his Blacks Unlimited Band, taking the stage at 7:00 p.m.
Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater
Sponsored by the Scott Hawkins Lecture Fund, the Department of History, the Department of World Languages and Literature, and the Embrey Human Rights Program


For information on past events, click here.