Print This Issue

Penn Humanities Forum: A Year of Change
January 27, 2009, Volume 55, No. 19

PHF 10 Years

Penn Humanities Forum continues to celebrate its tenth anniversary, “A Year of Change” during the spring 2009 semester. PHF invites scholars, students, and the community to the series. Founded in 1999, PHF explores an academic topic each year through a program of lectures, performances, and exhibitions, and through faculty and student research.

“A Year of Change” began in last fall and continues into the spring. The series includes talks and other events that are free and open to the public. Registration required: www.phf.upenn.edu or (215) 573-8280.

January 28

5-6:30 p.m., Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum

Orphic and Metamorphic
Instruments of Music and Science, 1750-1850

Emily Dolan & John Tresch

February 4

5-6:30 p.m., Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall

Mysteries of Translation

Alastair Reid

February 11


5-6:30 p.m., Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum: Dr. S.T. Lee Distinguished Lecture in Humanities

Tragedy is Easy, Comedy is Hard, and Love is Damn Near Impossible

Amy Bloom


February 26

5-6:30 p.m., Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum

The Strange Travels of Shakespeare’s Cardenio

Stephen Greenblatt

March 18

5-6:30 p.m., Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum

Images that Change—All that is Solid

Lawrence Weschler

March 26

5-6:30 p.m., Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum

Presto, Changeo! Magicians in Ancient Times

Peter Struck


4-4:45 p.m., Special tour at the Penn Musuem

Magic Around the World


April 1

7:30 p.m., Irvine Auditorium

The Loathly Lady: Opera Premiere
Comic Opera based on Chaucer’s “The Wife of Bath’s Tale”

10th Anniversary Gala*

*Tickets are $30/$25, discounts with PennCard available; Annenberg Center Box Office: (215) 898-3900 or www.pennpresents.org/tickets/.



Almanac - January 27, 2009, Volume 55, No. 19