Polymathic Workshops, Panels, and Special Events

Spring 2015
Round Table
Polymathic Workshops, Panels, and Special Events

In Spring 2015, the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study is partnering with leading global and academic institutions and scholars, holding workshops and symposia to explore topics and issues from a polymathic perspctive. From an exploration of the Graphic Novel, to Zygo, three sessions exploring the dialogue between medicine and ethics, to our first ever student conference, the Harman Academy is pleased to bring an exciting new series of panels, workshops, and special events to campus.

Henry Jenkins
January 20, 2015
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Harman Academy, DML 241

The Graphic Novel, also known as (but lately distinguished from) a comic book, has boomed and evolved as a storytelling format over the past decade. A truly polymathic form of storytelling, it combines images and the flash-point nature of the comic strip with the long-forms of literature and the...

January 23, 2015
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
DML 241, Harman Academy

ZYGO is a joint program of the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study and the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics.  The series is organized by USC students in health and medicine who seek dialogue with USC faculty across disciplines in order to increase the integration of ethical...

February 3, 2015
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Being polymathic extends far beyond mastery of multiple disciplines in school -- to be truly well-rounded, one must also possess life experience that informs your world view and approach to life. Join us as we welcome Mary King, author of the forthcoming memoir "Bastards," as she reads selected...

Abby Saunders
February 18, 2015
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
DML 241

The 19th century author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll), created works that melded fiction, poetry, mathematics, games, logic and cryptography. This talk explores Dodgson’s use of puzzles and games, word play, and the creation of a cipher language to...

February 20, 2015
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Harman Academy, DML 241

ZYGO is a joint program of the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study and the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics. The series is organized by USC students in health and medicine who seek dialogue with USC faculty across disciplines in order to increase the integration of ethical themes...

April 3, 2015
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Harman Academy, DML 241

ZYGO is a joint program of the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study and the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics.  The series is organized by USC students in health and medicine who seek dialogue with USC faculty across disciplines in order to increase the integration of ethical...

April 10, 2015
Harman Academy, DML 241

Conference Dates: April 10-12th, Wrigley Institute, Catalina Island

It is impossible to say just what I mean!
But as if a magic lantern threw the nerves in patterns on a screen: Would it have been worth while
If one, settling a pillow or throwing off a shawl...