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In addition to organizing its own programming, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities supports and promotes humanities programming available throughout the Case Western Reserve University and Greater Cleveland community.  Below is the listing of upcoming humanities-related programming:



Faculty Work-in-Progress: The Modernization of Knowledge
Chris Haufe
April 25th, 2017
4:30 pm
Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road
In his talk, Chris Haufe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, compares the individual and community-level practices that have contributed to the growth of scientific knowledge with those that were historically important to the growth of Islamic law and legal theory. This comparison is composed of two independent lines of inquiry. The first looks at the major features that played a role in the historical development of each knowledge tradition. The second line of inquiry compares structural features of knowledge practices across the two traditions.

Pre-lecture reception begins at 4:15 pm. Free and open to the public. Click HERE to register.


Ethnic Division and Conflict: Opposing Identities in Basque Secondary Education
Elizabeth Perez Izaguirre 
April 26, 2017
4:00 pm
Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road
Elizabeth Perez Izaguirre is a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Basque County in San Sebastian, Spain.

Free and open to the public.



Emergent Universe Oratorio
June 30, 2017
7:30 pm
Maltz Performing Arts Center, 1855 Ansel Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Cleveland’s BlueWater Chamber Orchestra and the Cleveland Chamber Choir will perform the Emergent Universe Oratorio by composer Sam Guarnaccia, under the baton of conductor Scott MacPherson.

The Emergent Universe Oratorio tells the great scientific story of the Universe’s 13.8 billion-year journey from the Big Bang to the emergence of human consciousness as an evolutionary force. Told in a series of alternating intensively scored recitatives with major lyrical choral movements, the libretto is set in intimate, dynamic relationship to the music, evoking a deep resonance and response to the new cosmologies-the stories and ways of seeing that shape our behavior and determine our future — offering a unique way through music and poetic narrative, to raise consciousness of humanity’s responsibility to protect and preserve our planet.

Click HERE for tickets.

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