Campus Humanities Calendar

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    • 12:00 pm
    • 101 ISB; 910 S. Fifth St.; Champaign

    In what used to be the empire of Ghana, Mali, Ashanti, Futa Djallon sit 17 countries today with diverse legal systems. Our speaker, Alpha Diallo, a human rights lawyer, will examine if there is a better way to advocate Human Rights laws.

    • 12:00 pm
    • Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (1212 W. Nevada St., 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.

    • 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.

    • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
    • Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana

    Poets from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign student organizations including The Creative Writing Club, Flor Poetry, and The Collective Magazine will read their work selected around the evening’s theme of “culture.” Additionally, the event includes fun poetry writing activities and the Museum’s galleries will be open for you to explore and seek inspiration.

    • 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.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

    • All Day
    • Illini Union, Fourth Floor

    This symposium is held in conjunction with the 11th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS11). This pre-conference symposium invites abstracts that focus of various semiotic practices.

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana

    This panel examines community experiences related to India’s Partition in 1947. In the aftermath of the British Raj’s decision to leave behind a divided territory in South Asia, the subcontinent was wracked by violent communal aggressions.

    • 7:00 pm
    • Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum (600 South Gregory, Urbana)

    Internationally recognized scholar Cheryl Grills will discuss the applied community research she has conducted over the past three decades to decrease health disparities among African Americans. She will present community intervention efforts that have been proven to reduce distress and promote well-being in the face of racial stress, MillerComm Lecture Series 2019.

Friday, April 26, 2019

    • All Day
    • Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)

    This two-day symposium offers us a chance to reflect on what makes our work unique and uniquely valuable. It gives us an opportunity to articulate what our scholarship and creative practice offer to a university seeking ever more social, cultural, and intellectual creativity.

    • 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.

    • 4:00 pm
    • Alice Campbell Alumni Center Conference Room

    Prof. Barbara Weinstein is Silver Professor of History and Past President of the American Historical Association. Her publications include The Amazon Rubber Boom, 1850-1920 (1983), For Social Peace in Brazil: Industrialists and the Remaking of the Working Class in São Paulo (1996), and The Color of Modernity: São Paulo and the Making of Race and Nation in Brazil (2015).

Saturday, April 27, 2019

    • All Day
    • Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)

    This two-day symposium offers us a chance to reflect on what makes our work unique and uniquely valuable. It gives us an opportunity to articulate what our scholarship and creative practice offer to a university seeking ever more social, cultural, and intellectual creativity.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

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

    Every year, IPRH celebrates excellence in humanities scholarship by awarding IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities. Please join us in honoring this year's recipients at this year's ceremony.

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.