The Humanities Division is sponsoring a full week of free activities for Humanities Week, March 10-14. The theme of the observance is Vortices: From Modernism to Mid-Century.


“The conference covers a wide range of the Humanities including art, architecture, literature, music and history,” said Humanities Instructor Sean O’Connell. “Humanities are central to our lives as humans,” said Humanities Instructor Jennifer Wager.


A Humanities Division Open House will be held each day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Red Area, first floor. On March 11 at 6:45 p.m., A Raisin in the Sun will be screened in Siegler Hall.


March 12 is the first official day of the conference, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Burch Theater, and will focus on music and literature. On March 13, the conference runs all day starting at 10 a.m. It will focus on art, film and architecture. It concludes that day with a special tribute to the “Poetics of Amiri Baraka: A Spoken Word of Tribute,” at 7 p.m. in Smith Hall.


The conference concludes with a 2:30 p.m. poetry reading Friday, Smith Hall, by Nassau County Poet Laureate Mario Susko.


Spring 2014 Humanities Conference Series

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