Thursday, March 23, 2023
This talk will place trends in the modern era of vaccination in the context of issues related to the nuclear family, economy, health care, and federal politics. It will also discuss how shifting social values, environmental concerns, gender roles, the valuation of children, and the relationship between secular and religious values inform vaccination skepticism.
Monday, March 27, 2023
CANCELLED: HRI/Cancer Center at Illinois Lecture | Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade: "Race, Breast Cancer, and African American Women"
The Cancer Center at Illinois and Humanities Research Institute will be co-hosting speaker Olufunmilayo Olopade, Walter L. Pamer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics and founding director of the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health at the University of Chicago Medicine.
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Un/Doing | Tarren Andrews: “What's a Derivative, Anyway? Un/doing Old English Translation through Indigenous Language Revitalization”
What does it mean to (de)classify something as derivative? What cultural values are at stake in the teleological designation of “derivative”? And, how can we apply pressure to those value judgements to better understand the intersections of Old English translation and settler colonialism in novel ways?
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Macarena Gómez-Barris is a writer and scholar with a focus on the decolonial environmental humanities, authoritarianism and extractivism, queer Latine epistemes, media environments, cultural theory and artistic practice.
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Visiting artist David Shrobe will discuss his work in this public talk.
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including The Circle, The Monk of Mokha, What is the What, A Hologram for the King, and The Lifters. He will be in conversation with author Daniel Gumbiner, whose first book, The Boatbuilder, was nominated for the National Book Award and a finalist for the California Book Awards.
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including The Circle, The Monk of Mokha, What is the What, A Hologram for the King, and The Lifters. He is founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a humor website, and a journal of new writing, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern
Friday, April 14, 2023
Presented by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and cosponsored by HRI.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Inside Scoop with Nikky Finney, John H. Bennett, Jr., Chair in Creative Writing and Southern Letters, University of South Carolina
Nikky Finney and Ruth Nicole Brown (African American Studies, Michigan State University and Founder, Saving Our Lives, Hearing Our Truths - SOLHOT) in conversation, with Janice Harrington (Creative Writing, Department of English) moderating.
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Part of the Un/Doing Event Series. Poetry Reading: Nikky Finney, John H. Bennett, Jr., Chair in Creative Writing and Southern Letters, University of South Carolina Photo by Forrest Clonts
Thursday, April 27, 2023
HRI's Graduate Student Advisory Committee invites graduate students to attend a town hall lunch! Shape the future of the humanities through both open and guided conversation. Share your thoughts about ways that HRI can better support graduate students across campus in humanities-centered research throughout their academic careers. Please register in advance.
Friday, April 28, 2023
Students from HRI-funded Humanities Research Lab courses, SPAN 232: Spanish in the Community and HIST 312: Immigrant America, showcase their community-engaged research as part of Undergraduate Research Week.
Thursday, May 4, 2023
Friday, May 5, 2023
The culminating event of the Central Asia Research Cluster. Watch for more details to come! This forum will be held on Zoom.