Spring - San Francisco, California
April 8-11, 2015
Beyond the Binary
Binary oppositions define their counterpart through difference: Good/Bad, Light/Dark, New/Old, Nature/Technology, East/West, Sacred/Profane, etc. In an age when the personal is political, such systems, which function by means of difference and exclusion, contain potentiality for problematic results. Binary oppositions have dominated the theoretical landscape for centuries, structuring our language, thought, actions, research, and expression. Is this an inescapable framework for structuring reality or is an alternative possible?
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keeping with HERA's mission of promoting the study of the humanities across
a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplines, we invite presentations for
the 2015 conference. The wide range of disciplines and areas of study for the
conference include but are not limited to Aesthetics, Anthropology, Architecture,
Art, Classics, Communication Studies, Composition, Cultural Studies, Dance,
Design, Digital Technology, Disability Studies, Education, Environmental Issues,
Esthetics, Ethics, Ethnic Studies, Family, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Geography,
Geology, Globalization, History, Languages, Law, Literature, Media, Museum Studies,
Music, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious
Studies, Sexuality, Sociology, Theater and all sciences relevant to the topic.
Questions may be directed to HERA's executive director, Marcia Green (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"From Jericho to the USA, From Kansas to California: One Artist's Journey Along 9,000 Years of Forensic Facial Reconstruction and Scientific Art"
Gloria Nusse has recreated the faces of ancient peoples of the Middle East, as well as recreations of the crystal skull for National Geographic. Her work has been featured on 48 Hours, Forensic Files, Dateline, National Geographic specials and Unsolved History. Her scientific and artistic work can be found in many science and cultural museums around the world along with several bronzes for Yosemite National Park.
When you walk through the front doors of this landmark hotel you’ll discover an elegant boutique hotel with high cathedral ceilings and lovely interiors recalling turn-of-the-century architecture. History makes the Hotel Whitcomb unique in structure and aura. After the 1906 earthquake ruined the city, the hotel served as San Francisco’s City Hall from 1912 to 1915.