Campus Humanities Calendar

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    • 3:00 pm
    • Krannert Center for Performing Arts Lobby

    We're amplifying the fashion discourse on campus! Whether you stan Alexander Wang or take an academic interest in bustle and panniers, join us. Among other things, we'll explore fashion history, criticism, and cultural studies. Sharing work in progress and reading lists is encouraged! All are welcome.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

    • 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    • iSchool 341

    Join us for the second meeting of the LIS & Critical Theory Reading Group to discuss critical pedagogy and the Black Radical Tradition. Reading across disciplines, we will discuss Library & Information Science discourse in conversation with critical theory, pedagogy, and action, emphasizing intersectionality in race and culture through research, teaching, and practice.

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

    A keynote lecture in conjunction with the “Global Prehumanisms” Conference, October 18–20, 2018. Co-sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies.

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

    Join us to hear new work by graduate student authors in the Gelvin Noel Gallery at KAM.

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

    • 4:00 pm
    • Lincoln Hall, Room 1027, 702 S. Wright St, Urbana

    “'It was like something I had never seen before': Black Gay Sexual Spaces and ‘Situations’ in the Age of AIDS” Marlon M. Bailey, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University and the Distinguished Weinberg Fellow in the Department of African American Studies and the Programs in Gender and Sexuality Studies and American Studies at Northwestern.

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

    Tianna S. Paschel is an assistant professor in the Departments of African American Studies and Sociology, University of California–Berkeley. Co-sponsored by the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies.

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)

    From early drone experiments in the Pacific during World War II to the apparatus of FOIA, this panel tracks the racial and imperial logics of different forms of state surveillance during the so-called American century and its aftermath. Katherine Fehr Chandler (Culture and Politics, Georgetown University) and Anjali Nath (American Studies, University of California, Davis)

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

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

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

    “What We Can Learn from Pink Dolphins: Key Tensions, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Environmental Humanities.” Joni Adamson (English and Environmental Humanities, Arizona State University). Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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

    Join us to hear new work by graduate student authors in the Gelvin Noel Gallery at KAM.

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

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

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm
    • The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 346 Main Library (1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana)

    Caroline Szylowicz (Kolb-Proust Librarian and Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Rare Book & Manuscript Library) and François Proulx (Assistant Professor, Department of French and Italian) present the website and discuss the next phases of this long-term digital humanities project.

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

    • 7:00 pm
    • The Art Theatre (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, 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.

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

    • 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.” Sponsored by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and Women & Gender in Global Perspectives.

Monday, March 25, 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