Darin Hayton (History) received funds for the purchase of texts and DVDs for his new courses "The History of Medieval Science and Medicine" and "The Scientific Revolution," incorporating an extra-curricular reading group and work with a Student Research Assistant into his plans for seeking out and implementing the materials.
The Center funded Israel Burshatin (Spanish/Comparative Literature/Gender & Sexuality studies) to purchase primary texts for "Inquiring Minds: Inquisition, Writing, and the Early Modern Subject" course.
Professor of Classics Bret Mulligan cooked a traditional Roman dinner for his "Introduction to Latin Literature: Catullus and Cicero" course in conjunction with the class's reading a selection of poems by Catullus on dining and symposia.
Professor of Anthropology Laurie Kain Hart received funds to purchase books for her new course "Psychoanalysis and Anthropology" and for her research which has grown from discussions in the 2001-02 Hurford Humanities Center Faculty Seminar "Black Paris." She is tracing the development of 20th French theory in the related fields of psychoanalysis, anthropology, art and philosophy.
Professor Hank Glassman of the East Asian Studies Department hosted a workshop for the Japanese Traditional Music Troupe Tokyo Chigakukai for students in the Japanese Language Program, East Asian Studies Department, and Music Department at Haverford.
The Center funded Deborah Roberts of the Classics Department to bring classicist Betsy Wing to speak on campus.
Asima F. X. Saad Maura of the Spanish Department hosted a visit from renowned Peruvian/Philadelphia poet Sandro Chiri, editor of the literary journal 'La Casa de Carton' and publisher of several anthologies, critical editions as well as books of his own poetry: El libro del mal amor (1989), Y después de tantas palabras' (1992), Viñetas (2004), Philadelphia Poems (2006).
Professor Theresa Tensuan of the Department of English and the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program brought musical storytellers and political satirists Charlie King and Karen Brandow to campus to give an afternoon performance and an evening coffee house show of songs, stories, and images from the civil rights movement in conjunction with her course "Arts of the Possible: Literature and Social Justice Movements." Nominated by Pete Seeger for the Sacco-Vanzetti Social Justice Award which he received in 1999, Charlie has been at the heart of American folk music for over 40 years, and his songs have been recorded and sung by performers ranging from Seeger to Arlo Guthrie to Holly Near. Karen Brandow studied voice, performance, and classical guitar while doing human rights work in Guatemala from 1986-1994, and was a founding member of the a cappella singing group, the Non-Traditional Imports. The program was co-sponsored in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
The Center funded Jim Krippner of the History Department to bring internationally renowned print journalist Alma Guillermoprieto to campus for a special lecture "How to be Mexican: How People and Culture Shape Themselves and Each Other Through Song." A frequent contributor both to the New Yorker and to the New York Review of Books, Guillermoprieto has authored four books, including Samba, several anthologies of her journalistic work, and her most recent publication "Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution"; in which she recounts a year spent teaching dance in Cuba in the early days of the revolution. She has received the MacArthur and Neiman Fellowships, and is currently a Radcliffe Institute fellow at Harvard University. Among her numerous accolades, Guillermoprieto received the 1992 Latin American Studies Association Media Award and was elected in 2001 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Professor Laurie Kain Hart (Anthropology) received funds from the Center to bring Mark Auslander, to speak to her "Anthropology of Art" class. Auslander is Director of the Interdisciplinary M.A. Program in Cultural Production and Academic Director of Community Engaged Learning at Brandeis University. He was also 2003-05 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in African Arts and Aesthetics & Lecturer in the Departments of Anthropology, Fine Arts, and African & Afro-American Studies at Brandeis. His lecture focused on art and trauma in the context of his research on Sudanese refugees in Kenya.