The USF ITALIAN PROGRAM cordially invites you to attend the GLOBAL HUMANITIES SYMPOSIUM at the University of South Florida on Thursday March 3 and Friday March 4, 2011.

Please note that Professor La Trecchia’s presentation, “New Media (B)orders: Rethinking the Meaning of Aesthetic Experience and Perception in the Age of Globalization,” will take place on Friday March 4, 2011 1:30-3:00 in the Grace Allen Room, 4th floor of USF Main Library.


March 3-4: The Humanities Institute, The Patel Center for Global Solutions, The Center for the Study of International Languages and Cultures, and The Office of Sustainability, invite you to the 2011 Global Humanities Symposium.

Thursday, March 3 will begin at 1:00pm with faculty panel discussions in the Grace Allen Room (Library) and conclude with a 7:00pm lecture by Dr. Giles Gunn, Chair of Global and International Studies and Professor of English and International Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Gunn’s lecture will take place in the Marshall Center, room 4200.

Friday, March 4 will open at 9:00am with a presentation by Dr. Mark Amen of the Department of Government and International Affairs and be followed with several faculty panel discussions. These events will be held in theGrace Allen Room. To conclude the symposium, noted international journalist and author of Al’ America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots, Jonathan Curiel, will give a presentation in the Marshall Center, room 2700.

For more information and to receive a detailed schedule, please contact Liz Kicak at 813.974.3657 or

All events are free and open to the public.


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