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.
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