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Upcoming Events

Intellectual Heritage Program

Engaging with Incarceration: Eastern State Penitentiary

Philadelphia, PA
Take students to experience the past and present of Mass Incarceration in America at Eastern State Penitentiary. We are offering a total of 250 tickets first come first served to ESP with the accompanying audio tour.

Film: Batman Returns (Tim Burton, 1992)

Philadelphia, PA
In this first sequel to 1989's Batman, the Caped Crusader (Michael Keaton) is up against the Penguin (Danny DeVito), the hideously deformed scion of a wealthy Gotham City family. The Penguin plots with evil businessman Max... read more

Temple Talks: Mad Men: How Tutankhamun and the Media Fought the Cold War

Philadelphia, PA
What do Mummies, the CIA, Yale University, and SNL all have in common? Together they served as a focused way for the U.S. to fight the Cold War. In the time of Mad Men, drinking your lunch, and the rise of PR, J.FK. and th... read more

Film: The Wild Child (François Truffaut, 1970)

Philadelphia, PA
Based on a real-life case study, recorded in Jean-Marc Gaspard Itard's 1806 volume Memoire et Rapport sur Victor de L'Aveyron, The Wild Child is spiritually in line with François Truffaut's other films about the pains of a... read more

Film: The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog, 1975)

Philadelphia, PA
German director Werner Herzog's internationally acclaimed "breakthrough" film is based on the famous story of mysterious 19th-century child genius Kasper Hauser. As played by Bruno S., Hauser shows up unannounced in the mi... read more

Film: Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009)

Philadelphia, PA
Three young people exist in a strange world of their parents' devising in this bizarre drama from writer and director Yorgos Lanthimos. A father and mother (Christos Stergioglou and Michele Valley) live in a large house on... read more

Film: Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005)

Philadelphia, PA
Filmmaker Werner Herzog adds another real-life character to his growing pantheon of people who walk a fine line between visionary genius and madness in this documentary. Timothy Treadwell was a self-styled authority on bea... read more

"A Cosmic Injustice" Exhibition

Philadelphia, PA
As the title suggests, Ta-Nehisi Coates' unflinching look at the exploitation of bodies and how that is expressed to the next generation serves as the fertile ground from which this exhibit emerges. Utilizing historical th... read more

Temple Talks: Linda Chavers

Philadelphia, PA
Linda Chavers talks about Literature, Race, and pop culture and how the intersect.

Film: The Wolfpack (Crystal Moselle, 2015)

Philadelphia, PA
Crystal Moselle's documentary The Wolfpack tells the story of the Angulo brothers, siblings who spent their childhood never leaving their Lower East Side apartment. Their limited connection to the outside world came in the... read more

"A Cosmic Injustice" Symposium

Philadelphia, PA
Taking place in the exhibit, this syposium brings together scholars, professionals, and individuals from numerous different backgrounds to talk about the nature of body representation and utilizes the exhibit as the basis ... read more

Film: Human Nature (Michel Gondry, 2001)

Philadelphia, PA
Video director Michel Gondry and scriptwriter Charles Kaufman -- who shot to fame after penning Being John Malkovich -- collaborate on this bizarre fable about human behavior in and out of society. The film opens by quickl... read more

Film: Poto and Cabengo (Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1979)

Philadelphia, PA
Director Jean-Pierre Gorin follows up a news story in this interesting documentary on twin girls, ten years old, who speak to each other in their own language. The girls are shown speaking to each other here, and Gorin has... read more

Ta Nehisi Coates Comes to Temple!

Philadelphia, PA
This talk is brought to us by a partnership between the College of Liberal Arts, the Intellectual Heritage Program, the History Department, Tyler School of Art, the Paley Libraries, and the Blockson Collection.

Temple Talks: Living the Political Process: Students from the RNC and DNC

Philadelphia, PA
This summer students from throughout Temple University participated in the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Some of these incredible students will be coming to talk about the experience, being part of and th... read more

Film: The Apple (Samira Makhmalbaf, 1998)

Philadelphia, PA
This Iranian drama, scripted by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, was directed by his 17-year-old daughter,Samirah Makhmalbaf. His screenplay is based on factual news accounts of two 11-year-old girls who were locked away from the world ... read more

Film: Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997))

Philadelphia, PA
This $20 million animated adventure/fantasy quickly became the highest grossing Japanese film in Japanese film history (making $150 million in Japan during its first seven months). Set in the 14th century, the ecology-them... read more

Film: Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin, 2012)

Philadelphia, PA
A six-year-old girl from the southern Delta searches for her long-lost mother after her father falls ill and her world spins out of balance in the film from director Benh Zeitlin that took home the Grand Jury Prize and Bes... read more

Film: Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)

Philadelphia, PA
Director/co-writer Wes Anderson teams with screenwriter Roman Coppola for this period comedy-drama set in the 1960s, in which a pair of young lovers (Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) from an island off the New England coast ... read more

Temple Talks: The Not Forgotten War On-Screen: Sixty-Five Years of Korea On Film, Television, and the Web

Philadelphia, PA
Levi Fox will be talking about the representation of the Korean War on screen, from the 1950s to the recent revival of depictions with shows such as Mad Men and two new films just this summer.
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Past Events

IH Spring Assembly

IH Spring Assembly

Philadelphia, PA
Attend a morning meeting for announcements, discussion, and a preview of upcoming initiatives and events. At noon, unwind with colleagues over lunch in the lounge.
Thursday, April 28 2016 10:30 AM 12:00 PM

Teaching The Liberal Arts Online

Teaching The Liberal Arts Online

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for this two day workshop that focuses on teaching the liberal arts online. This course covers both theory and practice. Day one focuses on pedagogy. We explore the ways online teaching requires instructors to change the way they think about constructing courses. What works in an online ...
Tue, Mar 1 2016 10:30 AM Wed, Apr 27 2016 3:30 PM

Mosaic Out Loud!

Mosaic Out Loud!

Philadelphia, PA
Marcia Bailey, Linda Chavers, Sheryl Sawin, and Elizabeth Sunflower would like to invite you and your students to Mosaic Out Loud, a theatrical collaboration between our Mosaic II students and Radical Acts, the social justice wing of Iron Age Theatre Company to be performed on Tuesday, April 19th...
Tue, Apr 19 2016 9:30 AM Thu, Apr 21 2016 10:50 AM

Film: Spartan (David Mamet, 2004)

Film: Spartan (David Mamet, 2004)

Philadelphia, PA
David Mamet writes and directs the political thriller Spartan. Respected Secret Service agent Robert Scott (Val Kilmer) is assigned to the kidnapping case of Laura Newton (Kristen Bell), the missing daughter of a high-ranking political figure. Scott is teamed up with rookie Curtis (Derek Luke). A...
Tuesday, April 19 2016 5:15 PM 8:00 PM

Temple Talks: Prince Charming's Dungeon by Genevieve Amaral

Temple Talks: Prince Charming's Dungeon by Genevieve Amaral

Philadelphia, PA
For 300 years artists have used S&M to portray changes in social dynamics. From Sade's libertine princes and kinky peasant girls to Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, sex, violence and role playing have masked deeper anxieties about domination and submission between the classes. This talk will ...
Tuesday, April 19 2016 3:30 PM 5:00 PM

Film: Mr. Death (Errol Morris, 1999)

Film: Mr. Death (Errol Morris, 1999)

Philadelphia, PA
Throughout his work, documentary filmmaker Errol Morris has sought out characters lost in their own eccentric worlds, and he has managed to convey their sense of wonder with their passion, be it a topiary gardener arguing the merits of hand shears in Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997) or astroph...
Tuesday, April 12 2016 5:15 PM 8:00 PM

Outside In: Violence and Expression in Afghan War Rugs Exhibition

Outside In: Violence and Expression in Afghan War Rugs Exhibition

Philadelphia, PA
On view throughout March with tours led by the curators running during the scheduled open hours. Tours run about 30min. The Libraries and the Intellectual Heritage Program present an exhibition of Afghan War Rugs, traditional hand knotted carpets that combine ancient practice with the latest in ...
Mon, Mar 7 2016 8:00 AM Mon, Apr 11 2016 4:00 PM

Film: Titus (Julie Taymor, 1999)

Film: Titus (Julie Taymor, 1999)

Philadelphia, PA
One of William Shakespeare's lesser-known plays, Titus Andronicus was staged in New York by award-winning theatrical director Julie Taymor in an acclaimed 1995 production, before her widely praised Broadway version of The Lion King. Taymor revisits that production for her first motion picture, wi...
Thursday, April 7 2016 5:15 PM 8:00 PM

Open House: Teaching and Identity

Open House: Teaching and Identity

Philadelphia, PA
Continuing the Discussion: Teaching and Identity, Students and Teachers How do our ideas about identity and gender impact our teaching and classes? Please join us in this continuing discussion.   Monday, April 4, 3:00-5:00pm
Monday, April 4 2016 3:00 PM 5:00 PM

Open House: All About Language

Open House: All About Language

Philadelphia, PA
All About Language How can we do better meeting our students where they are while achieving program goals? Facilitators may address speaking and participation, grading native and non-native writers, reading skills, annotation, more effective whiteboards, concept mapping activities, and more.
Thursday, March 31 2016 12:40 PM 2:40 PM
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