Franke Future Directions Forum

Montage of photos from 2017 Future Directions Forum at Kaplan Humanities Institute
2017 Franke Future Directions Forum. Linnea Hodge (L), Richard and Barbara Franke, Chad B. Infante

At this event, Kaplan's Franke Fellows from across humanities fields present their research.


April 20, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Kresge Hall #2350




9:00-9:15am: Jessica Winegar - Franke Fellowship Overview; introduction of Barbara and Richard Franke

9:15-11:30am: Session I

Susanna Sacks (Department of English and Program of African Studies)
Viral Verses: Poetic Movements and Social Media in Southeastern Africa
Respondent: Sarah Dimick                                               

Fiona Maxwell (Departments of History and Theatre)
"House of Dreams": Process, Reciprocity, and the Community Reception of Children's Dramatics at Hull House
Respondent: Susie Phillips            

Miriam Piilonen (Music Theory and Cognition Program, Department of Music Studies)
Resonating Bodies: The Origins of Music and Victorian Evolutionary Theory
Respondents: Lydia Barnett and Jim Hodge          

11:30am-12:00pm: LUNCH          

12:00-1:15pm: Session II

Adina Goldman (Department of Religious Studies)
From Beyond the Curtain: Encounters Between the Living and the Dead in the Babylonian Talmud
Respondent: Emily Maguire                           

Tyrone S. Palmer (Department of African American Studies)
Inhabiting Vestibularity: On the Affective Grammars of Blackness
Respondent: Shaun Myers             

1:15-1:30pm BREAK        

1:30-2:45pm: Session III

Samantha Schmidt (Department of History and Program in Middle East and North African Studies)
Secularism Meets Islam: The Convergence of Huda Shaarawi’s and Zaynab al-Ghazali’s Feminism
in 20th Century Egypt
Respondent: Deb Tolchinsky

Ryan Lash (Department of Anthropology)
Ritual Heritage and Community Sustainability in Coastal Connemara, Ireland
Respondent: Kate Masur                

2:45-3:00pm: CONCLUSION