On Tuesday, October 29th join the Stone House Center for Public Humanities and other humanities-based organizations at Voodoo Brewery. This 'humanities happy hour' is our second annual informal networking event designed to bring together like-minded individuals and organizations that wish to advocate for the humanities. By forging these connections and partnerships, we can work to bring more art, culture and vital storytelling to the places we call home. Light refreshments will be offered and great conversation is guaranteed. The first beverage is on us!
Voodoo Brewery Grove City
147 South Broad Street
Grove City, PA 16127
Please RSVP using the form below or on Facebook.
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Slippery Rock University's Communications and Public Affairs office highlights our upcoming event, "Plot Device: Media & Storytelling." Find the article here: SRU's Stone House Center for Public Humanities offers literary program series
We hope you can join us this coming Tuesday, October 29th at 7:30 pm. The event will be at Beans on Broad (141 South Broad Street, Grove City, PA).
The Stone House Center for Public Humanities presents Plot Device: Media & Storytelling. This free event features three storytellers who construct narratives through unorthodox and unique mediums.
When: Tuesday, October 29th, 7:30 pm
Where: Beans on Broad, 141 S Broad St, Grove City, PA 16127, USA (map)
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.
Want to hold a community event in collaboration with the Center for Public Humanities? Let us know!