Home: An Intellectual Exploration of a Concept

Home: An Intellectual Exploration of a Concept

Sierra College’s Library in Rocklin announces its 2018 Intellectual Salon Series.  This year’s series is titled, “Home – An Intellectual Exploration of the Concept.”  This is the fourth in a series of annual salons.  This library-sponsored series has explored Time, Love and Fear in the three previous years’ salons.

Sierra College professors function as provocateurs and pathfinders in the intellectual salons.

Providing basic information, they set the stage for free-flowing discussions based on the specific topic of the month.  Professors provide resources and expertise while participants share their knowledge, thoughts and experiences relative to the topic.

This year’s series is based on the word “home.”  Monthly salons will discuss myriad and diverse meanings, interpretations and applications of the word.  Is home a place? A structure? A feeling?  Is it safe? Is it not?  Is wanting a home universal?  Do we all want to go home?

The word home is found in literature, poetry, music, psychology, music, architecture, science, religion, humor and elsewhere.  Where is it? What is it?

Intellectual salons are free and open to all. They are from 12:30-1:50 PM in the Library at the Rocklin Campus, 2nd Floor Circulation Desk. For more information contact Joe Medeiros at jmedeiros@sierracollege.edu or (916) 660-8250

Schedule:

THURS / FEB 15

 “Home is Where the _______ Is

Where, who or what is home?

            What does this human construct mean?

Jason File and Joe Medeiros

THURS / MAR 15

“Driven from Their Homes”

            From natural dispersions to inhumane acts. Diasporas, genocides and refugees.

Ralph De Unamuno, Jay Hester, Aimee Myers, Matt Archer

TUES / April 17

“There’s No Place Like Home”

            From parasites to polar bears

Shawna Martinez, Joe Medeiros, Jennie Skillen

WED / MAY 9

“To Home and Back”

            Perceptions and Interpretations of Home - Student Literature

Michelle Johnson’s English Composition Classes

INTELLECTUAL SALON CO-SPONSORS:

THE LIBRARY / SC FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY / SIERRA COLLEGE PRESS / ASSC