What’s Happening?: September 2017

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As the first full month of the semester begins, it is time to start making room in your schedule for all of the great events Lehigh has to offer. From mindfulness and reading groups to an assortment of fabulous lectures, there is much that’s worthy of a place on your calendar.

Monday, September 4

12:30pm – The Drown Hall Mindfulness and Meditation Group will meet every Monday from 12:30-1:00pm in Drown Hall, Room 10. The meditation exercises last for 5-15 min, and we keep the room open for anyone who needs a quiet space to relax.

The sessions are designed for participants of all skill levels: whether you’ve never practiced mindfulness techniques or are an experienced practitioner, we welcome you!

Wednesday, September 6

12:00pmGraduate Student Meeting

Thursday, September 7

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12:00pm – The first meeting of Tackling T.I.N.A: An Anti-Capitalist Reading Group will be held in Linderman 300 on Thursday at 12pm. The theme of the meeting is “Imagining Alternatives.” For more details or access to readings email Mareesa (mam916) or Adam (adh216).

4:00pm – A Digital Humanities Discussion about the current state of the field with presentations by Ed Whitley and Matt Gold in Linderman 200.

Optional pre-discussion reading:
•Stephen Ramsay and Geoffrey Rockwell, “Developing Things: Notes toward an Epistemology of Building in the Digital Humanities” —
http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/11
•Kim Gallon, “Making a Case for the Black Digital Humanities”
http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/55
•Johanna Drucker, “Humanities Approaches to Graphical Display”
 http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/5/1/000091/000091.html

Friday, September 8

10:00am – Digital Publishing and Archiving presentation and discussion of WordPress, Omeka, and Scalar platforms in Linderman 200.

Monday, September 11

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4:10pm – The Center for Community Engagement is hosting a four-part, interactive workshop series focused on deconstructing white supremacy in ourselves, the Lehigh community, and more. The first workshop is on September 11 from 4:10-6 in Williams Global Commons. It’s open to undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, and the broader Lehigh community. Chelsea Fullerton and Scott Burden from the Pride Center are hosting.

Wednesday, September 13

4:10pm – As part of the Literature and Social Justice Lecture Series, Chris Robé will present Video Activism in a Neoliberal Age” in Drown Hall room 210. His book, Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas, traces the history of anarchist film from the 1960’s to the present.

Thursday, September 21

12:00 pm – The second meeting of Tackling T.I.N.A: An Anti-Capitalist Reading Group will commence at 12pm in Linderman 300. The theme of the meeting will be “Understanding (Anti-)Capitalisms: Multiple Perspectives.”

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