Carthage faculty chosen to participate in humanities program
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Two members of the Carthage faculty were chosen to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Programs for College and University Teachers, a competitive opportunity for professors and scholars in the humanities. Professors Michael Brent and Joseph McAlhany were selected to attend a series of seminars taking place in summer 2013.
Michael Brent, a post-doctoral fellow and professor of Western Heritage and philosophy, will attend the seminar Metaphysics and Mind at Washington University in St. Louis. This five-week seminar will explore issues in causation, ontological reduction, and the relation of physics to the special sciences. Prof. Brent also will have the opportunity to meet with notable philosophers and discuss their work.
Professor Joseph McAlhany, an associate professor of Great Ideas and Classics, will attend The Centrality of Translation to the Humanities: New Interdisciplinary Scholarship, an institute that will examine translation and the role it plays in the humanities. For three weeks, Prof. McAlhany and 25 of his peers will be introduced to the emerging field of translation studies and delve into the complex issues that translation involves. Topics include a study of biblical translations, the rise of Inter-American literature, and the translation of Freud.