Arts and Humanities Connections

New College of Florida has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of New College’s initiative “New College: Connecting the Arts and Humanities on Florida’s Creative Coast.”

Connecting the Arts and humanities

New College of Florida has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of New College’s initiative “New College: Connecting the Arts and Humanities on Florida’s Creative Coast.”

The project has three central goals:

  • To elevate New College’s capacity to contribute to public discourse on humanities and arts in our region;
  • To build sustainable relations with local arts organizations;
  • To establish sustainable academic connections with local colleges that comprise the Cross College Alliance.

The five-year grant is a testimony to New College’s strength in the humanities, to vibrancy of the arts community in the Sarasota-Manatee area, and to the promise of the Cross College Alliance. Read more here.

Guidelines for Project Proposals for 2017-18 (Due April 7)
Guidelines for Faculty Seminar Proposals for 2018-19 (Due Feb. 5, 2018)

 

Upcoming Fall 2017 events of the initiative:

Asian Film and Talk Series: The Many Faces of China’s Monkey King
Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Hamilton Classroom 8, PEI Campus
Led by Dr. Robert E. Hegel Professor of Chinese Language and Literature Liselotte Dieckmann Professor of Comparative Literature, Washington University in St. Louis
Among the favorite characters in all of China’s fiction, past and present, is the Monkey King, Sun Wukong. His first image is that of a demonic and scary predator on humanity before he was “tamed” to become guardian and counselor for a brave monk who traveled from China to India to get Buddhist scriptures. Thereafter he became a protective deity in many Chinese communities and finally, in the twentieth century, the representative of a variety of political ideals—and the subject of countless movies, cartoons, and video games. This talk will introduce the Monkey King as he has grown into new roles over the last five hundred years.
Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asian-film-talk-series-the-many-faces-of-chinas-monkey-king-tickets-38412156795 (RSVP Not Required)

Please also come to support Dr. Hegel in his talk on “How the Tradition of Chinese Illustrated Books Came About”, Wednesday, October 25 10:30 a.m. at the Elling Eide Center (RSVP to info@ellingoeide.org or call 941-921-4304 by October 20th to reserve your seat) and in Conversation with the Library: Development of the Book in China Thursday, October 26 10:30 a.m. at the Chao Lecture Hall in the Center for Asian Art in the Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Gallery of Asian Art. (RSVP to advancesales@ringling.org or call 941-358-3180  by Thursday, October 19th.)

Campus Conversations: Lost in Meditation: Bringing Contemplative Practice into the Classroom 
Thursday, Oct. 26 | 5:30-7 p.m.
Cook Hall Lobby, NCF Bayfront Campus
Led by NCF Faculty Manuel Lopez Assistant Professor of Religion
This semester, Prof. Manuel Lopez is teaching a course on Buddhist Meditation, that includes a 5-10 minute meditation session at the beginning of each class, and requires that every student practices a minimum of five minutes of meditation every day of the semester. Preparing the class forced Prof. Lopez to ask himself a series of questions: How can you bring meditation practice into the classroom? What are the ethical implications of this? What is the goal of such a practice in the context of a college class? What are the possible benefits of it? The goal of this talk is to discuss these questions with the local community and share some of his answers to them.

Come join New College folks every third Thursday for Campus Conversations, an informal discussion of interesting topics led by experts at engaging discussion and making you think. Make your third Thursday an evening of some good food and wine, socializing, and inspiring conversation. Campus Conversations is a free event and open to the public. Limited to 15 participants. RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/campus-conversations-lost-in-meditation-tickets-38394154951

Campus Conversation: Children’s Literature
Thursday, November 16th | 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Cook Hall Lobby, Bayfront Campus
Led by NCF Faculty Jocelyn Van Tuyl Professor of French Language and Literature

Join New College folks for Campus Conversations, informal discussions of interesting topics led by experts at engaging discussion and making you think. Not another lecture series, we offer a changing line up of teachers and students who invite you to become part of the conversation, to think out loud in the tradition of humanistic discovery, and to learn from each other. Make your third Thursday an evening of some good food and wine, socializing, and inspiring and collegian conversation with neighbors and New College Folk. Limited to 15 participants. RSVP required.

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New Music New College

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Public Archaeology Lab (PAL)

The New College Public Archaeology Lab (NCPAL) is committed to facilitating education, outreach, and the study of archaeology within a broader anthropological and interdisciplinary context.

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