Polymathic Approaches to Research

Spring 2011
Commencement
Polymathic Approaches to Research

Graduate students will have an opportunity to discuss the multiple interdisciplinary dimensions of their chosen topics with USC professors who have distinguished themselves in polymathic research.

Peter Mancall
February 16, 2011
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Friends Hall,
DML 2nd floor, room 240

A conversation with Peter Mancall, professor of  history

Alison Dundes Renteln
February 23, 2011
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Friends Hall,
DML 2nd floor, room 240

A conversation with Alison Dundes Renteln, professor of political science.

Alexander Marr
October 5, 2011
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

Renaissance painting was vitalized by learning, social purpose, politics, history, and—above all else—art for its own sake.  How and why did the artists of the Renaissance manage to fuse so many perspectives into one art form?  And how does any art historian go about the task of deciphering...

Lisa Bitel
March 30, 2011
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Friends Hall,
DML 2nd floor, room 240

A conversation with Lisa Bitel, professor of history.

Kevin Starr
April 6, 2011
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Intellectual Commons,
DML 2nd floor, room 233

A conversation with Tara McPherson, professor of critical studies.