A Conversation with Otis Sanford
Department of History
In Arabia a man named Muhammad, who was born c.
570 CE, is said to have received a series of communications from
God between 610 and 632 CE.
These communications subsequently were recorded in writing,
collected, and redacted in the text known as the Quran. On one
occasion, the Quran refers to Muhammad as “the seal of
Prophets,” a phrase that is understood by all Muslims as
signifying that prophecy came to an end upon Muhammad’s death
*Prof. Kinoshita has had to cancel her visit to Rhodes due to severe flooding and mudslides in Santa Cruz, CA.*
Sharon Kinoshita, Professor and Chair of Literature at UC-Santa Cruz, will speak on "Marco Polo and the Global Middle Ages."
Professor Tanisha Ford, author of Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style and the Global Politics of Soul, will be giving a public lecture and signing copies of her new book on Tuesday, March 22 at 6pm in Blount Auditorium.
Co-sponsor : Office of External Programs
Choro das 3, a Brazilian instrumental group, returns to Memphis for two days. They will be visiting Rhodes College for the very first time!
Concert will be held Tuesday, April 12th, at 7:00pm, and a hands-on strings and percussion workshop will be held Wednesday, April 13th at 7:30pm.
Both events are free and open to the public.
To sign up for the workshop please call: 888-408-4181
How do nature and technology shape where water flows? How do they affect who has access to it? Using Paris as a case-study, Soppelsa examines the city's "waterscape" to investigate the place of water in society during a period where how Parisians used their water changed dramatically and became highly politicized. He raises fundamental questions about how humans and non-humans make ecological change. Soppelsa's talk resonates with today's debates on "water wars," water infrastructure, and water pollution.
Professor Douglas Egerton will lecture on the brief, violent history of America's most progressive era.
Rhodes will present an Evening of Parisian Jazz including a lecture by Making Jazz French author Jeffrey H. Jackson and music performed by local band Le Tumulte Noir. Free and open to the public, the event begins at 6 p.m. in Hardie Auditorium of Palmer Hall on campus. French themed hors d'oeuvres will be served.