Campus Humanities Calendar

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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.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Thursday, January 24, 2019

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, 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.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

    • 5:30 pm
    • KAM Lower Level, Auditorium

    Join us for a talk from Matt Kenyon, new media artist, “The Ethics and Aesthetics of Accumulation and Waste.” This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

    • 7:30 pm
    • KAM Main Level, East Gallery

    Students in the Creative Writing MFA program at Illinois present live readings of their new work. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

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

    • 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.

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.

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).

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

    • 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.

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

    Stephanie LeMenager, Moore Endowed Professor, Department of English, University of Oregon. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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