Book Talk: Honor, Humiliation, and Terror, with Evelin Lindner, Wednesday, 12/7, 12-2pm

The Gottesman Libraries hosts book talks to share ideas; develop dialogue and discourse; and recognize the outstanding work of Teachers College members.

  • Honor, Humiliation, and Terror, with Evelin Lindner, Wednesday, 12/7, 12-2pm


  • On Wednesday, December 7th, Dr. Evelin Lindner, award-winning author and Founding President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies and Co-founder of the World Dignity University initiative, will present her forthcoming book, Honor, Humiliation, and Terror (World Dignity University Press, 2017). It is described by Linda M. Hartling, Ph.D., Director, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, as "a book of deep transdisciplinary insight inspired by a visionary global community" and "universal affirmation for those who courageously strive to build bridges of equal dignity in their own lives and around the world." Further, Evelin Lindner's work is a "universal invitation to all who wish to do their part to replace cycles of humiliation and terror with dignifying dialogue." (Foreword).

    Evelin Lindner is a transdisciplinary social scientist and humanist, in a wide range of fields from neuroscience to political science and philosophy. She holds two Ph.D.s, one in medicine and the other in psychology. She is the Founding President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, a global network of academics and practitioners (HumanDHS, www.humiliationstudies.org), a global network of academics and practitioners, and Co-founder and educator at the World Dignity University initiative. Lindner lives and teaches globally, and is affiliated, among others, with Columbia University in New York City, the University of Oslo, Norway, and the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris.

    Lindner is the author of Making Enemies: Humiliation and International Conflict (Praeger, 2006; foreword by Morton Deutsch, Professor Emeritus of Teachers College), noted as path-breaking and honored as a Choice 2007 Outstanding Academic Title; Emotion and Conflict: How Human Rights Can Dignify Emotion and Help Us Wage Good Conflict (Praeger, 2009; Foreword by Morton Deutsch): and Gender, Humiliation, and Global Security: Dignifying Relationships from Love, Sex, and Parenthood to World Affairs (Praeger, 2010; Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu); A Dignity Economy: Creating an Economy Which Serves Human Dignity and Preserves Our Planet (Lake Oswego, OR: World Dignity University Press, 2012).

    This book talk precedes the 28th Annual Conference of World Dignity University, held at Teachers College on December 8-9, 2016 and hosted by The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR).

    Please rsvp with your interest and details by Tuesday, December 6th.

    Where: 306 Russell

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    To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.

  • Mindful Movement: The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action, with Martha Eddy, 12/6, 3-5pm


  • Please join Dr. Martha Eddy on December 6th as she discusses her new book, Mindful Movement: The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action (Intellect Ltd., 2016). In three parts (Influence and Development of Somatic Education; The Emergence of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy; Current Trends in Somatic Thinking and Being), Eddy's book is hailed as clear, inviting, and rich in detail, as it creates awareness of the critical relationship between the body and mind.

    In Mindful Movement, Martha Eddy uses original interviews, case studies, and practice-led research to define the origins of a new holistic field—somatic movement education & therapy -- and its impact on fitness, ecology, politics, health, education and performance. The book reveals the role the performing arts and psychology have played in informing and inspiring the historical and cultural narrative of somatic arts - approaches to consciousness based in the awareness of the soma - the living body, such as the the Alexander Technique, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Body-Mind Centering®, the Feldenkrais Method, Ideokinesis among others. Providing an overview of the antecedents and recent advances in somatic study she includes contributions by experts Sangeet Duchane (Asian Studies), Rebecca Nettl-Fiol (US Higher Education), Kate Tarlow Morgan (Movement Education), Kelly Mullan (Physical Culture), Sara Reed with Sara Whatley (British Higher Education), and Eve Selver-Kassell (K-12 education). Eddy also highlights feminist perspectives in developing somatic movement, fitness and dance, social somatics (violence prevention and equity advocacy), embodied leadership, somatic views on spirituality and neuroscience, and the field of eco-somatics. Special attention will be given to the role that Teachers College has played in advancing application of somatic methods across disciplines. Mindful Movement unpacks and helps to popularize awareness of both the body and the mind and their inextricability.
    -- Publisher's Description

    Martha Eddy, alumna of Teachers College (Masters, Applied Physiology; Ed'D, Movement Science and Education), is a registered somatic movement therapist on the faculty at Empire State College, SUNY, and Princeton University. She is the founder of the nonprofit organization Moving for Life: Dance Exercise for Health. Martha served on the certification program faculty for both the School for Body-Mind Centering and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies from 1984 to 1994. She founded the Somatic Movement Therapy Program (SMTT) in 1992 and renamed it Dynamic Embodiment-SMTT in 2008. Martha Eddy is also the founder and director of the Center for Kinesthetic Education (CKE) in New York, and a co-founder of and the director of Somatic Studies at Moving On Center in Oakland.

    This book talk is co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations.

    Please rsvp with your interest and details by Monday, December 5th.

    Where: 306 Russell

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    To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.


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