Halloween http://wamc.org en Ideas Matter: NY Council For The Humanities' Vampires, Mummies, And Frankenstein: Oh My! http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-ny-council-humanities-vampires-mummies-and-frankenstein-oh-my <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This morning we spotlight <a href="http://www.nyhumanities.org">New York Council for the Humanities</a> and get seasonal and talk about their spooky humanities projects across New York.</p><p>We are joined by: Dr. Tim Madigan, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Irish Studies at St. John Fisher College. Tim, in addition to giving talks about Frankenstein through the Council's Speakers in the Humanities program, is the organizer of a one-day public conference, <a href="http://www.sjfc.edu/academics/arts-science/departments/irish/news.dot">"The Irish Vampire,"</a> exploring the life and influence of the Irish novelist, Bram Stoker, and his immortal 1897 work, <em>Dracula</em>.</p><p>Erika Sanger, Director of Education, <a href="http://www.albanyinstitute.org/">The Albany Institute of History &amp; Art</a>. Erika joins us to talk about the exciting slate of programs she's organized around The Albany's Institute new exhibit, <a href="http://www.albanyinstitute.org/ge-presents-the-mystery-of-the-albany-mummies.html"><em>The Mystery of the Albany Mummies</em></a>, specifically an upcoming project on Amenhotep's Mask and the Book of the Dead.</p><p>Anne Field of the <a href="http://www.pelhamlibrary.org/pelham-reads">Friends of the Town of Pelham Library</a> is here to talk about Pelham Reads Frankenstein, a community-wide reading festival around Mary Shelley's 19th century classic novel.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75841 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: NY Council For The Humanities' Vampires, Mummies, And Frankenstein: Oh My! Dr. Michael Goldstein - New England Eye Center http://wamc.org/post/dr-michael-goldstein-new-england-eye-center <p>Here is some health advice you probably already know; don’t buy contact lenses at a gas station. But the fact is some people do indeed purchase temporary, decorative contact lenses in gas stations, or costume stores, that can in some cases lead to eye damage and a loss of vision. Dr. Michael Goldstein, the co-director of the cornea and external disease service at the New England Eye Center at Tufts University of Medicine, and an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Tufts, says these decorative contacts, often popular at Halloween can cause serious problems. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:40:00 +0000 Brian Shields 49928 at http://wamc.org