Thursday, February 3, 2011

Casper College hosts 26th annual Humanities Festival and Demorest Lecture

Broughton Coburn
The 26th Annual Humanities Festival and Demorest Lecture at Casper College focuses on the motivations and traditions of pilgrimage.

This event will delve into humanity’s urge to travel, in both sacred and secular voyages, across civilizations.

Humanities Festival and Demorest Lecture Agenda
February 23 - 25, 2011
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday lectures are free and open to all. *

Wednesday, February 23
Wednesday presentations will be at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
6:00 p.m. William Rossiter, Stories, Songs and Sodbusters:
The Little Old Shanty on the Plain
7:00 p.m. Reed Miller, Trails Through Wyoming: The Pilgrimage West

Thursday, February 24
Thursday and Friday presentations will be at the Casper College Krampert Theatre
8:15 a.m. Rainer Schwarzkopf, music performed between each session
8:45 a.m. Walter Nolte, Ph.D., Casper College President, welcome and introduction
9:00 a.m. William Conte, Ph.D., The Performative Nature of Pilgrimage: Egeria
Nina McConigley
10:00 a.m. Frederick Denny, Ph.D., Pilgrimage in World Religions
11:00 a.m. Tom Empey, Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales
2:00 p.m. Elizabeth Moore Hunt, Ph.D., Rocks of Faith: The Appearance of Islamic
Rock Crystals in Medieval European Reliquaries
3:00 p.m. Bruce Richardson, Ph.D., Yellowstone and the American Pilgrimage
into the Wilderness
4:00 p.m. George Vlastos, The Pilgrimage vs. The Pilgrim
7:00 p.m. Broughton Coburn, Author, Keynote Demorest Lecturer,
Aama’s Journey: A Pilgrimage Between Continents and Cultures

Friday, February 25
9:00 a.m. Georgia Wheatley, Women’s Travel as Pilgrimage
10:00 a.m. Victor Scherb, Ph.D., Pilgrimage in English Medieval Drama
11:00 a.m. Nina McConigley, Cowboys and East Indians
2:00 p.m. Matteo Pistono, In the Shadow of the Buddha: Secret Journeys,
George Vlastos
Sacred Histories, and Spiritual Discovery in Tibet
3:00 p.m. Bruce Richardson, Ph.D., Moderator, Panel Session Discussion
7:30 p.m. Casper College Theater Production, Twelfth Night
Krampert Theatre, McMurry Mainstage
* Purchased tickets are needed for the Twelfth Night theatre production.