Campus Humanities Calendar

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

    A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

    • 8:30 am

    This colloquium is the culmination of a year-long interdisciplinary faculty-graduate student IPRH research cluster “Transmission, Translation, and Directionality in Cultural Exchange (TTDCE)” The colloquium is intended to foster spirited conversation among graduate students and faculty can bring their current research projects, share and receive feedback from participants.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

    A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Monday, January 28, 2019

    • 12:00 pm
    • English Building, Room 109

    Brett's talk will be entitled "Israelite Technology and Trade in the Iron Age". Brett Kaufman is an Assistant Professor in Classics. He is an archaeologist specializing in the Mediterranean & Near East, ancient engineering & design, the formation & maintenance of sociopolitical hierarchy, & reconstructing ecological management strategies of ancient & historical societies.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    • 7:00 pm
    • The Art Theater (126 W Church St, Champaign)

    A screening of MISSISSIPPI MASALA (dir. Mira Nair, 1991) with a discussion led by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta (Comparative and World Literature/Religion) to follow. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

    • 5:30 - 7:00 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Auditorium

    This curator talk features Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Friday, February 1, 2019

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

    A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

    A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

    • 3:00 - 4:30 pm
    • KAM Main Level, West Gallery

    Come listen to a gallery conversation with Anita Chan, Associate Professor of Media and Cinema Studies, and Ben Grosser, Assistant Professor of New Media as we explore the exhibition Kennedy Browne. This conversation is moderated by Amy L. Powell, curator. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum Main Level, Cafe

    SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, music, poetry, empowerment, and expression of the black experience at Illinois.

Friday, February 15, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Levis Faculty Center (919 W. Illinois Street, Urbana)

    Join us for a day of interactive workshops, round tables, and conversations about publishing, and an opportunity to get in-person feedback on your proposal from UI Press acquisitions editors!

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

    A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

    • 5:30 - 7:00 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Auditorium

    This special scholar talk features a presentation titled “From Temples to Palaces: The Story of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain” with Stacey Pierson, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Ceramics, University of London.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • KAM Main Level, East Gallery

    Join us for a performance for the whole family right in the galleries featuring Rachel Barton Pine, concert violinist.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

    • 7:30 pm
    • IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

    A lecture by Emma Dench (Classics, History and Dean of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University). “Race, Ethnicity and Beyond in Classical Antiquity.” Part of a workshop on “Race Work in the Classics” on February 22, 2019.

Friday, February 22, 2019

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

    A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • KAM Galleries

    Bring your family for some free hands-on art activities for caregivers and children ages 3–8.

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    • KAM Main Level, East Gallery

    This live performance features Rudolf Haken (six-string electric viola), Bernard Scully (horn), and Shubhang Goswami (beatboxer).

Monday, February 25, 2019

    • 5:00 pm
    • Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building 1080 (707 S. Mathews, Urbana)

    Ayelet Tsabari's debut story collection "The Best Place on Earth", won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, & the Edward Lewis Wallant Award. The book was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, Kirkus Review’s Best Debut Fiction of 2016, was nominated for The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, & has been published internationally to great acclaim.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

    • 4:00 pm
    • IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana) 

    A lecture by Benjamin H. Johnson, Associate Professor of History, and Institute of Environmental Sustainability Faculty, Loyola University Chicago. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    • 6:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr.

    Celebrate the opening of KAM’s spring special exhibitions with the reception at 6:00pm. Visit the newly opened exhibitions before or after the reception in KAM’s galleries. The reception will be held from 6-7, and the galleries will remain open until 9pm.

Friday, March 1, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Levis Faculty Building 210

    A one-day symposium for the graduate students in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (lunch will be provided for all conference participants). The first annual symposium was wonderful and we hope that this second conference will continue to showcase the diverse and brilliant work within memory studies (broadly conceived) that students are doing here.

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

    A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

    • 5:30 - 7:00 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Auditorium

    This scholar talk is a presentation by Hannah Feldman, Associate Professor of Art History, Northwestern University. This talk is the keynote address for the Graduate Student Art History Symposium Fictions and Frictions: The Politics and Power of Narrative. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

    Panels will be presenting on their topics as part of the Graduate Student Art History Symposium Fictions and Frictions: The Politics and Power of Narrative. For more information, please visit sahauiuc58.wixsite.com/frictions-frictions.

    • 2:00 pm
    • KAM Main Level, East Gallery

    Professor Charlotte Mattax Moersch plays the fourth concert in the series “Saturdays with Sebastian” which features a solo harpsichord performance of J. S. Bach’s beautiful Partita in E Minor, BWV 830. Join us for live music in the galleries of the museum. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

Monday, March 4, 2019

    • 5:00 pm
    • Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building 1080 (707 S. Mathews, Urbana)

    David N. Myers is the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History in the UCLA History Department, as well as the director of the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy. He will be presenting a lecture titled, "The Importance of Jewish History: An Impassioned Plea".

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

    • 3:30 - 5:00 pm
    • Third Floor Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

    In honor of International Women's Day, “12 Women Who Changed the World: Untold Stories.” Co-hosted by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and the Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program.

    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    • KAM Main Level

    Enjoy a series of live performances by local musicians as they respond to various artworks in the collection with original music. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

    A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Monday, March 25, 2019

    • 4:00 pm
    • IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana) 

    A lecture by Samuel K. Roberts, Associate Professor of History (Columbia Univ. Sch. of Arts & Sciences); Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences (Columbia Univ. Mailman School of Public Health)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

    • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • Levis 210 (919 W. Illinois, Urbana)

    The following scholars have accepted our invitation to come to campus for this one-day symposium discussing 21st Century Jewish Writing: Sarah Phillips Casteel, Dean Franco, and Benjamin Schreier.

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

    A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    • 2:00 pm
    • KAM Main level, Contemporary Gallery

    Krannert Art Museum invites you to hear from and speak with art and history experts, featuring Kirstin M. Gotway, curatorial intern and doctoral student in Art History. This Gallery Conversation is titled “A Civilized Table: The Visual Power of 19th Century Transferware” and explores themes related to the exhibition Blue and White.

Friday, April 5, 2019

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

    A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    • 5:00 pm
    • Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium (600 S Gregory St, Urbana)

    Nicole Krauss is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Great House, a finalist for the National Book Award and Orange Prize, and The History of Love, which won the Saroyan Prize for International Literature and France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, and was short-listed for the Orange, Medicis, and Femina Prizes.

Friday, April 12, 2019

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

    A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr.

    Join us for a fun afternoon at Krannert Art Museum. This event makes it easy to explore the museum as a family. Each family can pick up art cards, follow the path at your own pace, and be amazed! This event is geared specially toward caregivers and children ages 6-10.

    • 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    • KAM Main Level

    You are welcome to the opening reception of a temporary exhibition featuring work from artists in the Master program at the School of Art + Design. The gallery will be open until 7pm on the Saturday, after which the gallery will be open during normal museum hours. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019

    • 8:30 am
    • IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

    Part of Undergraduate Research Week. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

    A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    • 12:00 pm
    • Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center

    Intended for students from across the campus, Inside Scoop conversations invite Illinois undergraduates to engage with the exciting work conducted by scholars whose work helps us understand what it means to be human in a world of rapidly shifting global complexities.

    • 5:15 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Auditorium

    Come hear this special artist talk, a Distinguished Alumni Lecture featuring Louise Fishman, painter. A reception following immediately afterward. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Alice Campbell Alumni Center (601 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana)

    Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don't Let Me Be Lonely; and the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. Rankine is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.

Friday, April 26, 2019

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

    A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

    • 12:00 pm
    • Champaign Country Club 1211 S Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL 61820

    This Spring Luncheon and Lecture invites you to hear from Kevin Hamilton, Dean, College of Fine and Applied Arts. The public is invited, and reservations are required. Please contact Chris Schaede (217 244 0516 or kam@illinois.edu) for reservation information.


Saturday, May 4, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    • 3:00 pm
    • Coble Hall 304

    Every graduate student hears many times “the dissertation is not the book,” but what does that really mean? Dawn Durante, a senior acquisitions editor at the University of Illinois Press, will discuss the differences between the dissertation and the book and give helpful advice on how to approach revisions.