Event: March 27, An Author Event with Serinity Young

Event Date: March 27 Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall Time: 5:30 p.m. Reception and 6:00 p.m. Lecture The DCII series, New Feminist Discourses and Social Change, along with the SMU Medieval Studies and SMU Women's and Gender Studies programs, asks you to join us for a lecture and book signing by Professor Serinity Young, author of Women Who Fly: Goddesses, Witches, Mystics, and other Airborne Females. Link for more information: https://womenwhofly.eventbrite.com  

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DCII Request for Scott Hawkins Proposals

The DCII welcomes proposals for support from the Scott-Hawkins lecture fund. The DCII is particularly interested in proposals for speakers or events that can appeal to a broad interdisciplinary audience of students and faculty. As in the past we expect that applicants will seek other sources of funding to match the amount requested from the Scott Hawkins fund. The deadline for proposals for the next academic year is April 20, 2018. See website link below for application and more details. For more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Scott-Hawkins-Lecture-Fund  

By | 2018-03-07T10:38:49+00:00 March 7th, 2018|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on DCII Request for Scott Hawkins Proposals

LISTEN: What Pandemics Of The Past Can Teach Us About This Year’s Flu Outbreak

KERA Originally Posted: February 21, 2018 This flu season is making regular headlines, especially in North Texas, where more than 100 people have died. It doesn't compare to the flu crisis the world endured a century ago, but we can still learn from it. Some experts estimate about one-third of the world's population came down with the flu in 1918, and from 50 to 100 million people died. Carolyn Smith-Morris, a medical anthropologist at Southern Methodist University, said people were living in fear and panic during this time. "What we saw then is, in my work, something that we're likely to see [again] should we have a pandemic today," she said. "There are many differences from 1918, but the similarities are in the social reactions — [...]

By | 2018-02-21T08:36:58+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Anthropology, DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on LISTEN: What Pandemics Of The Past Can Teach Us About This Year’s Flu Outbreak

Request for Applications for DCII Robert Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, 2018-2019

  The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute is now accepting applications from SMU undergraduates for 2018-2019 Mayer Fellowships. Please review application instructions posted on the DCII web page. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Mayer

By | 2018-02-15T07:46:17+00:00 February 15th, 2018|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Request for Applications for DCII Robert Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, 2018-2019

Event: Feb 22, Carolyn Smith-Morris presents a free public lecture, “The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective”

SMU News Originally Posted: Feb. 9, 2018 SMU Lecture: Lessons from the 1918 flu epidemic Feb. 22, at the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall in SMU's Meadows Museum Scientists have learned much about the flu since the 1918 flu pandemic that killed an estimated 50 to 100 million people worldwide, says SMU medical anthropologist Carolyn Smith-Morris: "We have a strong arsenal - medicinal, mechanical and social - against infectious disease and its ravages. But as historians of this epidemic are fond of saying, we would be wise to remain cautious." Smith-Morris will present a free public lecture, "The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall in SMU's Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop [...]

By | 2018-02-12T08:45:24+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Anthropology, DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Event: Feb 22, Carolyn Smith-Morris presents a free public lecture, “The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective”

Women’s health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak at SMU, Thursday, February 22

SMU News Originally Posted: Feb. 6, 2018 Author of Our Bodies Ourselves classic to speak at SMU 1970s book prompted dramatic changes in the treatment of women's health issues DALLAS (SMU)– Women's health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak at SMU, Thursday, February 22 at a free lecture open to the public. Our Bodies Ourselves, first published in 1970, prompted dramatic changes in the treatment of women's health issues. Journalist Lee Cullum will moderate a discussion of the book's long history and its continuing relevance. Norsigian will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Hall in Prothro Hall, 5915 Bishop Blvd in SMU's Perkins School of Theology.  Public parking is available. Reservations are requested at smuourbodiesourselves@eventbrite.com. The Library of Congress in [...]

By | 2018-02-08T08:14:49+00:00 February 8th, 2018|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Women’s health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak at SMU, Thursday, February 22

Event: Feb. 22, Judy Norsigian: Co-Author of Our Bodies, Ourselves

Event Date: Feb. 22 Location: Perkins School of Theology 5915 Bishop Boulevard The Great Hall in Prothro Hall Time: 3:30 PM Join the DCII's New Feminist Discourses and Social Change research cluster for the third event in the Excavate, Energize, Equalize: Propelling American Women in Thought and Deed series, a conversation with speaker Judy Norsigian moderated by distinguished journalist Lee Cullum. Our subjects are women’s bodies and current women’s health issues. RSVP: https://smuourbodiesourselves.eventbrite.com  

By | 2018-02-08T19:59:38+00:00 February 7th, 2018|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: Feb. 22, Judy Norsigian: Co-Author of Our Bodies, Ourselves

Event: Feb. 9, Telling Our Stories and the Power of Narratives with Catherine Cuellar

Date: Feb 8, 2018 Location: Annette Caldwell Building, 3rd Floor Reading Room Time: 5:15 PMJoin the Women of Color and Power of Narratives Research Collective for a special presentation by Catherine Cuellar, Director of Partnerships at Refillwise. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

By | 2018-02-06T09:22:31+00:00 February 6th, 2018|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: Feb. 9, Telling Our Stories and the Power of Narratives with Catherine Cuellar

Event: April 10, Feeding the World in a Time of Climate Change

Date: April 10, 2018 Location: McCord Auditorium Time: 6:00 pm A lecture by Professor Nilssen of Nord University, Norway, addressing the economic, social, political, and financial impacts of climate change on the global food system and its ability to feed a growing population. The Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015 aim to eliminate hunger and malnutrition in the world by 2030. The reality is that today the international community today confronts unprecedented challenges as climate change redefines what, where, and how much food can be produced. Link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/598434610548424/  

By | 2018-02-05T09:30:04+00:00 February 5th, 2018|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: April 10, Feeding the World in a Time of Climate Change

Please Respond with Your 2017 Published Books for Dedman College/DCII Book Fest

The 3rd annual Dedman College/DCII Book Fest, a celebration of all the books published by SMU faculty members in 2017, will be held on May 8. An invitation with an RSVP will be sent at a later date. If you are an author of a book published in 2017, please send the title and the publisher to efielding@smu.edu. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Godbey

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