An Evening of Journeys Screenwriter Luke Davies THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 7:30 PM FREE ZINGG RECITAL HALL Luke Davies will discuss his Academy Award-nominated Screenplay for Lion, based on the remarkable true story of a lost Indian boy’s quest to find his roots. Davies is the author of three novels, including the cult bestseller Candy. He has also published several books of award-winning poetry, including Totem, which won The Age Book of the Year Award. Cosponsored by the Writer’s Voice at CSU, Chico. Lectures 2017-2018 T he Humanities Center’s yearlong theme is “The Journey.” Founded in 1999, the Humanities Center creates and nurtures an interdisciplinary culture of ideas and brings prominent scholars and artists to CSU, Chico. The Humanities Center thanks Tom and Carol DiGiovanni and New Urban Builders for their generous support. Sponsored by Mountain of Destiny The Nazi Assault on Nanga Parbat, 1934-1939 Professor Stewart Weaver THURSDAY, MARCH 8 | 7:30 PM | FREE ZINGG RECITAL HALL StewartWeaver,professorofhistoryatthe UniversityofRochester,isthecoauthor ofFallenGiants:AHistoryofHimalayan MountaineeringfromtheAgeofEmpiretothe AgeofExtremes,whichisheraldedas“the bookofalifetimeforitsauthors,anawe- inspiringworkofhistoryandstorytelling”by theNewYorkTimes. Cosponsored by the Department of History. How Pilgrimage Defines Our World An Idea, a Field, and a Practice Professor Simon Coleman THURSDAY, APRIL 5 | 7:30 PM | FREE ZINGG RECITAL HALL Simon Coleman is an anthropologist and Chancellor Jackman professor in the Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto. His books include Pilgrimage Past and Present in the World Religions and Reframing Pilgrimage: Cultures in Motion. Cosponsored by the Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities and the Department of Anthropology. 18 LECTURES2017–2018 ALL LECTURES ON THESE TWO PAGES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Seating restrictions apply—see page 27