Humanities Research Institute Calendar

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Friday, February 4, 2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022

    • 7:30 pm

    Join us for a Zoom panel discussion featuring Carmen Gonzalez (Law, Loyola University Chicago), A. Naomi Paik (Criminology, Law, & Justice and Global Asian Studies, University of Illinois Chicago), Heidi Hurd (Law) and Richard Ross (Law and History).

Friday, February 11, 2022

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Friday, March 4, 2022

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Monday, March 28, 2022

  • Headshots of Vincent Brown, Cheryl Finley, and Christopher Freeburg
    • 12:00 pm
    • Alice Campbell Alumni Center Board Room (601 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801)

    A discussion of Christopher Freeburg’s book Counterlife with responses from Vincent Brown and Cheryl Finley. Lunch will be served; registration required. Limited number of book copies available in advance from HRI.

  • Headshots of Vincent Brown, Cheryl Finley, and Christopher Freeburg
    • 7:30 pm   Time TBD
    • Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom (601 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801)

    Presentation by Vincent Brown (History and African American Studies, Harvard University) and Cheryl Finley (Director of the Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art History, Spelman College) with Christopher Freeburg (English) responding.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

  • Photo of Natalie Diaz standing in front of a pale gray wall. Diaz is wearing a charcoal grey sweater speckled in white and aqua gemstone stud earrings, and her dark hair is pulled back.
    • 12:00 pm

    Inside Scoop events bring University of Illinois undergraduates from any major into close conversation about humanities and arts-related topics with distinguished Illinois faculty and visiting scholars.

  • Photo of Natalie Diaz standing in front of a pale gray wall. Diaz is wearing a charcoal grey sweater speckled in white and aqua gemstone stud earrings, and her dark hair is pulled back.
    • 7:30 pm
    • Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom (601 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801)

    Public poetry reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natalie Diaz.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Friday, April 15, 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

  • Headshot of Olufunmilayo I. Olopade
    • 4:00 pm
    • Beckman Institute, Room 5602 (405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801)

    Lecture featuring Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade, Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics and founding director of the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Friday, April 22, 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Tuesday, May 31, 2022