Campus Humanities Calendar

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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

    Featuring Emily McKown, Olivia Tasch, and Carrie Chandler, members of Girls Rock! Champaign-Urbana. Moderated by Fiona Ngô (Gender & Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies).

Thursday, October 17, 2019

    • 12:00 - 1:30 pm
    • Illini Union, Room 407

    A lecture by activist and photographer Dr. Doris Derby. Part of the 1619 & Beyond Series, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois.

    • 12:00 pm
    • IPRH Seminar Room, Fourth Floor, Levis Faculty Center (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)

    Humanities faculty, students, and friends are invited to a discussion of the state of lobbying efforts on behalf of the humanities and opportunities to contribute to those efforts.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Cowell Playhouse

    Part of August Wilson’s celebrated Pittsburgh Cycle, Illinois Theatre’s production is directed by long-time Wilson collaborator Chuck Smith and features a newly choreographed and composed City of Bones section in collaboration with Dance at Illinois.

Friday, October 18, 2019

    • 7:30 pm
    • Cowell Playhouse

    Part of August Wilson’s celebrated Pittsburgh Cycle, Illinois Theatre’s production is directed by long-time Wilson collaborator Chuck Smith and features a newly choreographed and composed City of Bones section in collaboration with Dance at Illinois.

    • 2:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum | 500 E Peabody Dr.

    Join us for an introduction to Hot Spots: Radioactivity and the Landscape by independent curator Jennie Lamensdorf and Joan Linder, Chair and Associate Professor in Art at the University of Buffalo.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

    • 7:30 pm
    • Cowell Playhouse

    Part of August Wilson’s celebrated Pittsburgh Cycle, Illinois Theatre’s production is directed by long-time Wilson collaborator Chuck Smith and features a newly choreographed and composed City of Bones section in collaboration with Dance at Illinois.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

    • 8:30 am
    • Cowell Playhouse

    Part of August Wilson’s celebrated Pittsburgh Cycle, Illinois Theatre’s production is directed by long-time Wilson collaborator Chuck Smith and features a newly choreographed and composed City of Bones section in collaboration with Dance at Illinois.

    • 12:00 - 2:00 pm
    • Everitt Lab, Room 2310

    Moderated by Dr. Erik McDuffie. Part of the 1619 & Beyond Series, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois.

    • 5:30 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum | 500 E Peabody Dr.

    This month’s event will feature Maureen Warren, Curator of European and American Art, and will highlight the re-installation of the Bow and Trees Galleries. Reception to follow.

    • 7:00 pm
    • Room 208, Second Floor, Levis Faculty Center (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)

    Film screening and talk on The Land Beneath Our Feet with Gregg Mitman. Dr. Mitman is Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History, Medical History, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019

    • 8:30 am
    • Cowell Playhouse

    Part of August Wilson’s celebrated Pittsburgh Cycle, Illinois Theatre’s production is directed by long-time Wilson collaborator Chuck Smith and features a newly choreographed and composed City of Bones section in collaboration with Dance at Illinois.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

    • 8:30 am
    • Cowell Playhouse

    Part of August Wilson’s celebrated Pittsburgh Cycle, Illinois Theatre’s production is directed by long-time Wilson collaborator Chuck Smith and features a newly choreographed and composed City of Bones section in collaboration with Dance at Illinois.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Room 324 of the University of Illinois Main Library

    Join us at the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections to learn more about our diverse collections of books and manuscript materials, artifacts and ephemera, and more! Explore treasures from our collections on display in our reading room, view our exhibit on the rich history of the railroad in Illinois before it closes, and enjoy light refreshments.

    • 5:00 - 7:30 pm
    • Third Floor Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

    Part of the 1619 & Beyond Series, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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

    with Peter Fritzsche (History), and Mark Roseman (History, Indiana University Bloomington. Moderated by Harriet Murav (Slavic Languages & Literatures and Comparative & World Literature). Co-sponsored by Jewish Culture & Society.

    • 5:30 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum | 500 E Peabody Dr.

    This month’s event will feature Lilah Leopold, curatorial intern and PhD student in Art History, and will highlight “Hot Spots: Radioactivity and the Landscape.” Reception to follow.

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

    “The First Mountain to Be Removed: Yellow Fever Control and the Construction of the Panama Canal.” Paul Sutter, (History, University of Colorado Boulder), is the author of Driven Wild: How the Fight against Automobiles Launched the Modern Wilderness Movement (2002) and Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies: Providence Canyon and the Soils of the South (2015).

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

    • All Day
    • Krannert Art Museum | 500 E Peabody Dr.

    For the thirtieth anniversary of Day With(out) Art, Visual AIDS presents seven new videos responding to the ongoing urgencies of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Featuring work by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters, and Derrick Woods-Morrow in collaboration with Patric McCoy.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday, January 27, 2020