To commemorate the centennial of the end of WWI, the Stone House Center for Public Humanities in collaboration with several Slippery Rock University departments presents the 'War to End All Wars' event series. From November 12th - 14th, three events will be held on campus to discuss the music, poetry, and tolls that were due to the hardships of war. All events are free and open to the public.
'Peace, and All That's Good': Music and Poetry of the Great War Era
November 12th, 7:30 pm
Swope Recital Hall
Sponsored by the Music Performance and English departments, spend the evening exploring the music and poetry of the WWI era through readings of select work.
Shell Shock: Mental Health Consequences of WWI
November 13th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Spotts World Culture Building, Room 111
Sponsored by the Psychology Department and the President's Commission on Veterans and Military Affairs, this event will show a 45-minute video including medical footage of WWI soldiers with shell shock. Psychology professors will discuss issues related to how people with shell shock were treated following WWI and how this lead to further understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
'War Without End: Revolution, Extremism and Ordinary Lives'
November 14th, 5:30 pm
Smith Student Center Theater
Sponsored by the History Department, special guest speaker and pre-eminent WWI historian Dr. Tammy Proctor from Utah State University will be discussing the legacy and effects left by WWI.
On October 30th, 2018 the Stone House Center for Public Humanities will be hosting its annual Socrates Cafe at the Collage Coffee and Art House in Grove City. Taking place one day before Halloween, the topic is most fitting. In a world of True Crime podcasts, documentaries, TV shows, and Hollywood movies, where do we ethically draw the line? When does fascination with infamous serial killers turn into glamorization? When does investigative journalism turn into breaching victim's privacy? At the same time, the rise of 'armchair detectives' finally finding answers for long cold cases has brought so many answers to so many families. In some instances, it has even brought about long over-due arrests or changed the way we police and prosecute crime for the better. Whether you proudly identify as a "murderino," simply watch the occasional Netflix true crime documentary, or are just curious as to why they cast American heartthrob Zac Efron as Ted Bundy -- we want to hear from you. Join us and the SRU Philosophy department for coffee and good conversation from 6 pm - 7:30 pm as we discuss why we're fascinated with True Crime and the ethical implications that comes with it.
On October 16th -18th this year, the Stone House Center for Public Humanities will be hosting its fourth annual Live Like a Stoic Week. CPH student worker and intern Lottie Johnson will be leading the event following in the footsteps of Dr. Andrew Winters of previous years. Our event will take place over three evenings, during which we will be hosting an open discussion about the history and evolution of stoicism, related meditative and reflective practices, as well as learning how these tools continue to be effective today. Our goal is for our attendees to leave the event with a functional knowledge of stoicism to increase mental calmness, resilience in the face of difficulty, and an increased awareness of the causes and effects of one's own actions.
SRU Ski Lodge
207 Rock Pride Drive
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
No Entry Fee
Open to the public
On Thursday, September 13th, 2018 the Stone House Center for Public Humanities will be hosting an informal gathering for local nonprofits and organizations in the area. The event will be held at the Harmony Inn from 5:30-7:30 pm in the upstairs dining room. Please join us for light drinks and refreshments as co-directors Dr. Lia Paradis, Dr. Aaron Cowan and the CPH's new Program Coordinator Shelby Heisler will be available to discuss our organization's work and mission. Slippery Rock faculty member and Student Nonprofit Alliance Coordinator Alice Del Vecchio will also be attending to discuss the many workshops and resources she provides for local nonprofits and organizations.
To RSVP, please fill out the below form by September 7th.
For additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
To fill out the Center for Public Humanities Organization Survey, please follow this link.
Early American Day is this Saturday, June 9th at the Old Stone House. Stop by this fun and educational event featuring early American games, music, handicrafts, and cooking demonstrations. It's free to attend!
Learn more here.
The fourth annual Ethics Bowl was recently held at SRU. Check out footage from the event, including an interview with Dr. Winters.
The event is sponsored each year by The Office of the Provost, The Office of Associate Provost, The College of Liberal Arts, The Department of Philosophy, The CPH, Center for Applied & Professional Ethics, and the SRU Philosophy Club.
It's finals week at SRU! Be sure to stop by the CPH on Wednesday, May 9 to meet Loki and grab some goodies.
The CPH is looking for a student intern for the fall semester. This is a PAID position in a fun and creative atmosphere. Great opportunity for graphic design and art majors!
What do an 18th-century embroidered sampler, and a dress made in 2018 using recycled plastic bags, have in common? How have people used textiles for practical and creative purposes throughout history? These questions are among the many explored in "Stitches in Time," a unique exhibit at the Old Stone House April 21, 22 and 28 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. This event is free and open to the public.
The Stitches in Time exhibit is part of SRU's Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, and is co-sponsored by the Stone House Center for Public Humanities and SRU Art Department.
Want to hold a community event in collaboration with the Center for Public Humanities? Let us know!