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Institute for the Humanities Fall 2013 Events

COLLOQUIUM: Gaming the Curriculum (Friday, September 20, 3-5PM, BAL 9024)

This colloquium explores the intersections between serious gaming, gamification and University curriculum development. The event will address the roles that ARGs, computer games and other forms of play might serve - for better or worse -  in developing undergraduate and graduate curriculum and how the turn to play is influencing curriculum design, student engagement and evaluation, etc.

Speakers: Dr. Amy Adcock (College of Education)
   Dr. Richard Landers (Department of Psychology)
   Dr. Kevin Moberly (Department of English)
   Bill Weldon (Creative Director, the Revolutionary City Colonial Williamsburg)
   Mark Fluehr (Digital History Center, Colonial Williamsburg)


COLLOQUIUM: The Public’s Role in Public Art (Friday, November 1, 3-5PM, The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries)

This colloquium addressed the roles afforded to local citizens in defining public art in Hampton Roads. In particular, the event will discuss legal, political, and social distinctions between graffiti and murals as public art forms.

Speakers: Dr. Tom Chapman (Department of Geography)
   Dr. Robert Wojtowicz (Department of Art/Associate Dean of Graduate Studies)
   Elliott Addesso (Norfolk Mural Artist/ODU Alumni)


COLLOQUIUM: Cultural Spaces for Interfaith Understanding (Friday, November 22, 3-5PM, BAL 9024)

This colloquium builds on the film screening held the night before (see separate flier) and will feature Ms. Youssef as well as representatives from the Hampton Roads Jewish and Muslim communities addressing how film and other cultural forms might serve as the basis for promoting dialog across religious and political divides.

Speakers: Susan Youssef (Filmmaker, Habibi)
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