The mixed student-faculty ECLA Choir, led by their director Yvonne Frazier, performed at St. Maria Magdalena Church as part of a special Pentecost service. Pentecost, called Pfingstmontag in Germany, is a national holiday and it commemorates the reception of the Holy Spirit by the twelve Apostles in Christian theology. A group of ECLA students and
Truthful Mediators, Thieves, or Tricksters?
ECLA’s fifth Annual Conference kicked off with a lecture titled “Truthful Mediators, Thieves, or Tricksters? – Translator Figures in Fiction” from guest lecturer Dr. Sabine Strümper-Krobb. The lecture concerned her work on the role of translators in fiction. Dr. Strümper-Krobb raised several provocative questions. What are the ethics of translation? To what degree is the
Guest Lecture: James McAllister On Beauty in the Sciences
On Thursday, November 5th, James W. McAllister, associate professor in Philosophy at the University of Leiden and author of Beauty & Revolution in Science, gave a spirited lecture on the unusual topic of the relationship between beauty and truth in science. Dr. McAllister’s lecture tied into the core course for PY students on Objectivity. In
Trip to the Mines of Rammelsberg
During the weekend excursion to the Harz Mountains, a group of ECLA students led by faculty member Dirk Deichfuss visited the Mines of Rammelsberg nestled in the town of Goslar. The mines are impressive both from a technical and historical perspective, having been in continuous operation for over a thousand years, and reaching a depth