1-3 PM - Doors Open at 12:30 $15 - Ticket includes one drink
Attend 3 sessions and get an additional FREE drink! All Participants must be 21 or over
Tickets can be purchased online by selecting the corresponding links below, or by contacting the Humanities North Dakota office at 701.255.3360.
HEY. HO. LET'S GO! The Story of Punk*
Addressing the themes in discussion leader Brian Schill's literary history of punk rock, Lusty Scripts, (Indiana University Press, 2017), this conversation will connect punk to not only philosophers like Hegel, Nietzsche, and Freud, but novelists as varied as Dostoevsky, Henry Miller, Kafka, and Philip K. Dick.
Punk’s literary and intellectual interests can be traced to the sense of shame its advocates feel in the face of a shameless market economy that preoccupied many of punks’ favorite writers and, in turn, generated the entire punk identity.
North Dakota native BrianSchill is a researcher and writer at the University of North Dakota. A long-time participant in the North American punk scene, his writing has appeared in Clamor, Punk Planet, Anarchist Studies,Prairie Schooner, FifthEstate, and other trade and academic publications. He is the founder and editor of agricouture.org and the co-host of the “Amos and Ex: Living in the End Times” podcast.
A MORE PERFECT UNION: America's Split Personality*
What does America truly think when it comes to immigration policy? Is the past our prologue?
Beginning as early as the 1750s, we'll look at our nation's willingness to limit immigration as well as encourage it.
From the Constitution and our Founding Fathers, to centuries of editorial cartoons, how have our borders and our ideals shifted?
Chris Cavanaugh received a BA in Journalism in 1984 from Indiana University, Bloomington. He was a James Madison Memorial Senior Fellow in 1994 and earned his MA in History from Butler University. He taught social studies in Indiana for 28 years, focusing on the Cultural Heritage of the American People (CHAP) program which utilizes the humanities (American literature and American History) as well as teaching the We The People curriculum. His classes participated in several mock congressional hearings.
Cavanaugh currently teaches Global Studies and AP US History at Bismarck High School. He has received the American Civic Educator Teaching Award--sponsored by the Center on Congress, the Center for Civic Education, and the National Education Association (2006); the Plainfield Community Teacher of the Year (2008); and the American Lawyers Alliance Law Related Education Teacher of the Year (2018).
CALL THE ALEWIFE: Women, Beer, and Social Change*
Few industries demonstrate shifting social attitudes towards "women's work" as well as the brewing industry does.
For thousands of years and across a variety of cultures, ale production was considered the exclusive purview of women, crafted in small batches inside homes or small businesses. Only relatively recently--with the widespread use of hops as a preservative--beer has become a lucrative, tightly-regulated, and male-dominated industry. In this talk, medieval historian Amy Nelson will lead us through a discussion about women in brewing, focusing upon the period of social change in the late medieval and early modern eras that experienced pronounced gendered shifts in beer production.
Together we will consider broader misogynistic attitudes regarding women and work that may still be present in our own communities and professional fields, and take a look at some present-day trends in craft brewing and beer consumption that may be signalling a more inclusive future for the brewing industry.
Amy Nelson was born and raised in Bismarck, ND. She attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, majoring in Religion and Classical Studies. Her graduate work was at Harvard Divinity School and at the University of Notre Dame, where she pursued degrees in Theological Studies and Medieval Studies, respectively.
In 2014 she received a Fulbright scholarship to Austria to conduct research on women's religious communities in medieval Central Europe. Over the years she has taught incredible undergraduate students at Notre Dame and Indiana Wesleyan University, and has worked in the non-profit sector educating and mentoring at-risk youth. She recently returned to North Dakota, where she enjoys spending time with her family and Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Suso.
All Think&Drink Sessions Facilitated by: Elizabeth Sund
Elizabeth Sund earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Monash University, located in Melbourne Australia. Elizabeth and her husband moved home to Minot to raise their daughter closer to family and friends. She is currently the International Student Coordinator at Minot State University.
As Board Chair of the HND, Elizabeth loves fostering an atmosphere of life-long learning in North Dakota.
*Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations presented or expressed during these programs do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities North Dakota or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This series invites you to participate in a facilitated public conversation with scholars who have expertise on a certain subject. The idea isn't to create consensus, but to foster an environment open to the discussion of varying viewpoints, ideas, and perspectives.