Campus Humanities Calendar


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    • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    • Levis Faculty Center, Room 422

    William Hart-Davidson is Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures and Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education in the College of Arts & Letters, Michigan State University.

    • 6:00 pm
    • Asian American Cultural Center (1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana)

    Aren Aizura is an assistant professor in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota and the author of Mobile Subjects: transnational imaginaries of gender reassignment (Duke UP, 2018).

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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).