Calendar of Events


September 12, 2018

The History and Restoration of Mission San Xavier del Bac - Speakers Clague Van Slyke and Craig Reid will discuss the history of Mission San Xavier del Bac and their efforts to restore the Mission known as the White Dove of the Desert, one of the most iconic mission churches in the U.S. Southwest often described as the finest example of Mexican baroque art and architecture in the United States. The mission was founded by Padre Eusebio Kino in 1692 and the church built a century later as a collaboration between Franciscan friars and the surrounding indigenous community. The presentation will touch on the 10,000 year history of indigenous in-habitation of the area, the

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October 11, 2018

Comparative Empire Studies: Categories of Exclusion and Inclusion In the Islamic Middle Ages - Professor Nina Berman’s talk explores the dynamics between cultural textual archives (such as travel writings, folk talks, and geographical and anthropological texts) and data about social, economic and political practices (such as marriage, conversion, war, trade and taxes). She discusses mechanisms of exclusion and inclusion operative in textual representations from the medieval Islamic period and uses observations gained from this analysis to shed light on comparative cases of imperial discourses. She argues that only careful contextualization and comparative inquiry facilitate

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October 31, 2018

Professor Wolfe's talk will draw upon her professional and personal experiences as a widely published academic author in the field of Renaissance studies, as a journal editor (of Renaissance Quarterly), as an editorial board member of several other journals including Erudition and the Republic of Letters and Studies in Philology, and as a seasoned reader of article, book mss, and fellowship proposals for a number of journals, presses, and institutions. She will address that elusive quality of "fit" from a number of perspectives, and will provide some practical advice on identifying suitable journals and presses for various kinds of academic research in the humanities. She will provide an

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November 3, 2018

A time-honored ASU tradition, Homecoming brings together students, parents and alumni to celebrate their Sun Devil spirit. The weeklong festivities highlight the Sun Devil spirit through athletic events, fun on- and off-campus activities, and entertainment.

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February 6, 2019 to February 9, 2019

The ACMRS and MAP Joint Conference: Magic, Religion, and Science in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance (2019) ​​​is ​​​an ​​​annual ​​​gathering ​​​of ​​​scholars, ​​​students, ​​​retirees ​​​and ​​​members ​​​of ​​​the ​​​general ​​​public ​​​interested ​​​in ​​​medieval and Renaissance ​​​studies. ACMRS is proud to announce that its 2019 conference will be held jointly with the Medieval Association of the Pacific. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that focus on the general theme of ​​​“Magic,

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February 23, 2019

What happens every day at the most innovative university in the nation? This is your chance to experience Arizona State University on the Tempe campus! Visitors have the opportunity to participate in hundreds of interactive activities and talk to students, faculty and staff. Thrill seekers, lifelong learners, science gurus, arts enthusiasts and adventure seekers can hear firsthand about rare poisonous insects, space exploration, volcanoes, drones and robots, medical breakthroughs and Mayan discoveries. Interactive hands-on activities range from the art of street-style dance, language lessons, testing your musical talents in the “Instrument Petting Zoo,” to walking in the shoes of a

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