Campus Humanities Calendar

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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

    To help kick off IPRH’s 2018-19 annual year, “Race Work,” please join us for a Performance/Talk by the University of Illinois Black Chorus and director Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, Professor of Voice in the School of Music. The Chorus will perform in our third floor lecture hall, then engage in a Q&A reflecting on some of the issues and contexts that inform their work.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

    • 12:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive

    Enjoy an afternoon of Tango dancing in the galleries with live music by Tangotta. Tango at KAM is free and open to dancers of all abilities, with or without a dance partner. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

    • All Day
    • Third and Fourth Floor Lecture Halls, Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana

    This conference tackles questions of scale, visuality, application, representation, textuality, materiality, aesthetics, preservation, epistemology and experimentation at the intersection of big data and research and thinking in the arts and humanities. Our aim is to place these issues at the heart of conversations about big data & its institutional locations at Illinois.

    • 5:30 - 7:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

    Kennedy Browne is a collaboration of Irish artists Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne. Based in Dublin and working together since 2005, Kennedy Browne’s videos, workshops, and sculptural installations have probed common stories of global capital. This event is followed by a reception at 7:00pm.

    • 7:00 - 8:30 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

    This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

Friday, October 5, 2018

    • All Day
    • Third and Fourth Floor Lecture Halls, Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana

    This conference tackles questions of scale, visuality, application, representation, textuality, materiality, aesthetics, preservation, epistemology and experimentation at the intersection of big data and research and thinking in the arts and humanities. Our aim is to place these issues at the heart of conversations about big data & its institutional locations at Illinois.

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

    With Museum Director Jon L. Seydl. Public invited; reservations required. Please contact Chris Schaede (217 244 0516 or kam@illinois.edu) for reservation information.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

    Join us for a Saturday morning of creative fun for parents, caregivers, and children ages 3 through 8. Kids at Krannert is a free activity day for families at KAM. Enjoy scavenger hunts, collage activities, pretend play, and messy art fun in the KAM cafe and galleries. All are welcome.

Monday, October 8, 2018

    • 5:00 pm
    • Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB 1080

    Ruby Namdar is an author of Haviv (2000) which won The Ministry of Culture's Award for Best First Publication. His novel The Ruined House has won the Sapir Prize, Israel’s most prestigious literary award. Ruby will be the first guest in our 21st Century Jewish Writing and the World series.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    • 3:30 - 5:00 pm
    • Lincoln Hall 1090

    Yolanda Aixelà-Cabré (Professor of Anthropology, Spanish National Research Council) will present her recent research on Spanish colonialism in Morocco and Equatorial Guinea and will relate this research to recent debates about immigration to Spain. She is the author of numerous books and articles on Spanish colonialism in Africa and also on such topics as migration, memory

Thursday, October 11, 2018

    • 2:00 pm
    • Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Language Building 1080

    2018 EUC Lecture Series Tamara Chaplin, Associate Professor Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    • 4:00 - 5:30 pm
    • IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

    "Moving Pictures: Visual Culture/Visual Activism in Health Humanities." This talk explores visual culture and visual activism in the context of three health and human rights movements of the 20th century—breast cancer, AIDS, and disability rights—which foreground the critical practice and political strategy of producing visibility and deploying testimony.

    • 4:00 - 5:30 pm
    • 2009 Hopkins Seminar Room, Student Dining and Residential Programs (SDRP) building, (301 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign)

    Join Josh Birnbaum, author of Dream Shot: The Journey to a Wheelchair Basketball National Championship, and Matt Buchi, head coach of the U of I men’s wheelchair basketball team. Embedded with the 2008 championship team, Josh took photos that captured the life experiences of people in the Illinois wheelchair basketball program from 2005 through 2008.

    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    • KAM Espresso Royale Café

    SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, music, poetry, empowerment, and expression of the black experience at Illinois. It is free and open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

    • 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Levis Faculty Center, Room 210 (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)

    This half-day conference will feature three panels addressing the role of open-mindedness in education, including the nature of mind and truth, the importance of open-mindedness for learners, and methods of teaching open-mindedness.

    • 5:00 pm
    • Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB 1080

    Award-winning author and filmmaker David Bezmozgis will talk about creating stories about Russian-Jewish immigrants in books and films, how he decides which form a story will take, and what it’s like to adapt and direct his own work for the screen. This is part of the 21st Century Jewish Writing and the World series.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

    • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

    This gallery conversation features Anne Burkus-Chasson, associate professor of Art History; Rimas VisGirda, member of Inter-national Academy of Ceramics; and Nicholas Zumbulyadis, independent scholar; moderated by Maureen Warren.

    • 7:30 - 9:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

    The Gray Wilkerson Ra Trio is a compelling group of musicians who have long been integral to the Chicago jazz community. Avreeayl Ra (percussion, flute), Ed Wilkerson, Jr., (saxophone, clarinet), and eclectic multi-instrumentalist Larry Gray (double bass, cello) are noted for their tremendous rapport, wide range of color, and boundless energy.

Friday, October 26, 2018

    • 11:55 pm

    The "What Can I Do with a PhD in the Humanities?" Group provides a guided discovery process and collaborative environment for graduate students in the humanities who are interested in exploring broad career options. The group will meet Thursdays from 3-5 pm, November 1-December 6. Register at go.grad.illinois.edu/HumanitiesCareerGroup by October 26, 2018.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

    Live music in the museum’s East Gallery featuring the Jupiter String Quartet: Nelson Lee, violin; Megan Freivogel McDonough, violin; Liz Freivogel, viola; and Daniel McDonough, cello.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

    • 12:30 pm
    • Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, Chicago

    Hailed as a pioneer in scientific visualization and computer art, you've probably encountered the work of Donna Cox more than once. Her art direction and visualizations for such IMAX films as A Beautiful Planet​, ​Hubble ​and ​Cosmic Voyage won her an Academy Award nomination. Cox in turn is lauding other female visualization pioneers in her latest book ​New Media Futures.

Monday, November 5, 2018

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

    • 5:00 pm
    • Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB 1080

    Elli Stern received his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley in 2008. From 2009-2010 he was Junior William Golding Fellow in the Humanities at Brasenose College and the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford. He researches the transformation and development of traditional and religious worldviews in Western life and thought. In particular, he focuses on modern J

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

    • 4:00 - 5:30 pm
    • IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

    “AROUSED: The History of Hormones & How They Control Just About Everything.”This talk will highlight landmark events in hormone history as well as the cultural and political influences on medical progress and marketing. We will hear about the scientists who recognized the concept of hormones and review the history of hormone replacement therapy.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

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

    With Katherine Fehr Chandler (Culture and Politics, Georgetown University), Anjali Nath (American Studies, University of California, Davis), Kevin Hamilton (Art + Design), and Ned O'Gorman (Communication). Moderator: Brian Jordan Jefferson (Geography & GIS)

Thursday, November 8, 2018

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    • KAM Espresso Royale Café

    SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, music, poetry, empowerment, and expression of the black experience at Illinois. It is free and open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

    • 12:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive

    Enjoy an afternoon of Tango dancing in the galleries with live music by Tangotta. Tango at KAM is free and open to dancers of all abilities, with or without a dance partner. Everyone is welcome. Tangotta is comprised of Armand Beaudoin on bass and cello, Dorothy Martirano on violin, Sam Ginger on keyboard and accordion, and George Turner on guitar. Event organized by Mel

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Saturday, December 15, 2018

    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive

    Enjoy an afternoon of Tango dancing in the galleries with live music by Tangotta. Tango at KAM is free and open to dancers of all abilities, with or without a dance partner. Everyone is welcome. Tangotta is comprised of Armand Beaudoin on bass and cello, Dorothy Martirano on violin, Sam Ginger on keyboard and accordion, and George Turner on guitar.

Tuesday, January 29, 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). Part of a workshop on “Race and Identity: Ancient and Modern Perspectives” on February 22, 2019.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    • 12:00 pm
    • Alice Campbell Alumni Center (601 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana)

    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.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Free and open to the public.

    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.

Thursday, May 2, 2019