Public Scholarship Forum

A series for both Emory and the general community highlighting scholarship that moves into the public sphere and engages a wider audience.


Translation in Word and Image: Assumptions and Implications

Wednesday, April 8, 2020  (Postponed to fall 2020)

Early Words, and Silences, for Physical Experience
Bret Rothstein, Ruth N. Halls Professor of Art History, University of Indiana, Bloomington

Wednesday, March 4, 2020    

Texts of Translation – Issues of Re-translation and Adaptation
Breon Mitchell, Professor Emeritus of Germanic Studies and Comparative literature, Indiana University, Director Emeritus of the Lilly Library

Wednesday, February 19, 2020    

Mediality, Multi-modality, and Translation from Print to Script, and Drawing to Etching/Engraving
Elizabeth Rudy, Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Associate Curator of Prints, Harvard Art Museums


Wednesday, October 30, 2019                                                          

Language and Culture in Translation: The Letters and Works of Samuel Beckett from English to Chinese
Bo Cao, Professor of English Language and Literature, College of Foreign Studies, Hunan Normal University, China



Wednesday, February 27, 2019                                                          

What Is Senufo?
Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi, Assistant Professor of Art History, Emory University
Constantine Petridis, Department Chair and Curator of African Art, The Art Institute of Chicago


Tuesday, December 6, 2018 

“Operas for Robots, Brains, and Beyond”                                                     
Tod Machover, Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music and Media at MIT


Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Roundtable Discussion with Ruby Lal to Celebrate her New Book
Ruby Lal, Professor of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, will be discussing her recently published book, Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan