Homage to Hypatia and Hildegard

Fall 2011
Hypatia
Homage to Hypatia and Hildegard

Conversations energized by the polymathic impulse in honor of two great female polymaths, Hypatia (350/70-415 c.e) a philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, and Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179 c.e.), abbess, composer, botanist, poet, playwright, and reformer. 

Held on Tuesdays 12:00pm to 1:30pm in DML 241.

Kate Flint
September 20, 2011
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

Time, place, and gender are fused into an interpretive alembic by one of the noted polymaths of our era, Kate Flint, a veteran of Oxford and Rutgers, now at USC.  A cultural and literary historian of breadth and depth, Kate Flint embodies the notion that, as far as USC is concerned, the British...

Marsha Kinder
October 25, 2011
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

In times past, media remained generic.  Print was print, audio was audio, images were images.  Perhaps it was the fusion of film and sound that first challenged these divisions.  University Professor and Founder and Director of The Labyrinth Project, Professor Kinder began her academic career as...

Madeline Puzo
November 15, 2011
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

Theater is by definition a complete—hence polymathic—art form and has been so since Ancient Greece. Of all art forms, theater is closest to life itself in that it fuses character, action, and time.  As Aristotle once argued, tragic theater has a cathartic effect and comic theater re-stabilizes...