Wendy Beth Hyman, associate professor of English and comparative literature, has published a monograph, Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry (Oxford UP, 2019) and an article, “Seeing the Invisible Under the Microscope: Natural Philosophy and John Donne’s Flea” in Philological Quarterly 98.1-2 (Spring/Winter 2019): 157-180.
Associate Professor of Anthropology Cal Biruk gave an invited book talk on March 13, 2019 at University of Washington's eScience Institute's "Data Then and Now" seminar.
Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature Tim Scholl gave the keynote address titled "Bringing Beauty Back" on February 19 at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. The symposium was held in conjunction with the Washington National Ballet’s reconstruction of the ballet Sleeping Beauty. Scholl was involved in the first reconstruction of the ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1999.
Associate Professor of Music Theory Jan Miyake presented "Thematic Saturation and Haydn's Compositional Style" as a guest lecturer on February 28 at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music.
Matthew Rarey, assistant professor of art history, gave two invited lectures, both derived from his current book manuscript. On February 26, he delivered "Leave No Mark: Blackness Inviolate" at the Department of Religion, Amherst College. On March 6, he delivered "Pouches, Archives, and the Art of Survival" at the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University, where he is currently in residence as a visiting scholar for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Professor of Classics Kirk Ormand gave two invited talks. He presented "Sexualized Violence: The Eurymedon Vase in Context" on February 28 at the University of Southern Alabama. Ormand delivered "Women in and out of Time: Atalanta and Sappho" on March 12 at Rutgers University.
In addition, Ormand’s 2014 book about fragmentary archaic Greek poetry The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women and Archaic Greece has just been re-issued in paperback by Cambridge University Press.
Interim Housing Coordinator Josh Trowbridge presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) New Professionals and Graduate Student Knowledge Community Symposium at the NASPA 2019 Annual Conference in Los Angeles on March 10, 2019.
John Duca, Danforth-Lewis Professor of economics, gave a talk on the "National Economic Outlook," hosted by the New York City Club of Oberlin College on February 28.