Campus Humanities Calendar

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    • 4:00 pm
      2/21/2019
    • FLB 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge)

    A lecture by Prof. Adela Pineda (Boston University).

    • 7:00 pm
      2/21/2019
    • Channing Murray Foundation

    How do novels like The Namesake allow us to learn to walk in someone else’s shoes? Scholars will discuss scenes from the novel that give us insight into some of the intangibles in the relationships between characters as a way of understanding our relationship with this novel and the value of reading more generally.

    • 7:30 pm
      2/21/2019
    • 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). “Race, Ethnicity and Beyond in Classical Antiquity.” Part of a workshop on “Race Work in the Classics” on February 22, 2019.

    • 5:00 pm
      2/25/2019
    • Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building 1080 (707 S. Mathews, Urbana)

    Ayelet Tsabari's debut story collection "The Best Place on Earth", won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, & the Edward Lewis Wallant Award. The book was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, Kirkus Review’s Best Debut Fiction of 2016, was nominated for The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, & has been published internationally to great acclaim.

    • 5:15 pm
      2/25/2019
    • Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium in Temple Hoyne Buell Hall

    Renowned Colombian architect, Giancarlo Mazzanti will deliver a lecture about the architectural projects that his firm, El Equipo de Mazzanti, has developed. The firm approaches the design process as a ludic activity that engages communities in the transformation of the built environment.

    • 4:00 pm
      2/28/2019
    • 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.

    • 5:30 - 7:00 pm
      3/1/2019
    • KAM Lower Level, Auditorium

    This scholar talk is a presentation by Hannah Feldman, Associate Professor of Art History, Northwestern University. This talk is the keynote address for the Graduate Student Art History Symposium Fictions and Frictions: The Politics and Power of Narrative. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

    • 5:30 pm
      3/1/2019
    • 62 Krannert Art Museum

    This talk, entitled Imaginal Publics and the Making of History: A Recommunications Primer for the Future Perfect, is the keynote lecture for the graduate art history student conference Fictions and Frictions: the Power and Politics of Narrative (March 1-2, 2019).

    • 5:00 pm
      3/4/2019
    • Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building 1080 (707 S. Mathews, Urbana)

    David N. Myers is the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History in the UCLA History Department, as well as the director of the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy. He will be presenting a lecture titled, "The Importance of Jewish History: An Impassioned Plea".

    • 6:00 pm
      3/5/2019
    • Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

    Nicholson Distinguished Scholar Lecture, Unit for Criticism and Interpretative Theory.

    • 4:00 pm
      3/7/2019
    • 101 International Studies Building (910 S. Fifth St., Champaign)

    This talk will report some of the preliminary results of a large NSF supported project to define and measure urban sustainability in Arctic conditions. It will explain how to measure sustainability in these conditions and illustrate the analysis with a discussion of important Russian cities, such as the coal-mining Vorkuta and the natural gas capital Salekhard. 

    • 5:30 pm
      3/7/2019
    • Alice Campbell Alumni Center (601 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana)

    New York Times columnist and renowned author Carl Zimmer will be giving a lecture on his newest book, titled She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity, on March 7th at 5:30pm at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Free and open to all, a reception and book signing will follow the event.

    • 12:00 - 1:30 pm
      3/11/2019
    • Asian American Cultural Center (1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana)

    This co-authored book is the product of years of collaborative research between Sumie Okazaki, a former faculty member in the Department of Psychology, and the late Nancy Abelmann, Harry E. Preble Professor of Anthropology, Asian American Studies, and East Asian Languages and Cultures and former Associate Vice Chancellor for Research- Humanities, Arts, and Related Fields.

    • 4:00 pm
      3/25/2019
    • IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana) 

    A lecture by Samuel K. Roberts, Associate Professor of History (Columbia Univ. Sch. of Arts & Sciences); Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences (Columbia Univ. Mailman School of Public Health)

    • 5:30 - 7:00 pm
      3/28/2019
    • 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.

    • 7:30 pm
      3/28/2019

    Stephanie LeMenager, Moore Endowed Professor, Department of English, University of Oregon.

    • 5:00 pm
      4/1/2019
    • Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building 1080 (707 S. Mathews, Urbana)

    Adam Sutcliffe (King's College, London) joined the department in 2005 as Lecturer in Early Modern History, following six years teaching at the University of Illinois. He became Head of Department in August 2012.

    • 2:00 pm
      4/3/2019
    • KAM Main level, Contemporary Gallery

    Krannert Art Museum invites you to hear from and speak with art and history experts, featuring Kirstin M. Gotway, curatorial intern and doctoral student in Art History. This Gallery Conversation is titled “A Civilized Table: The Visual Power of 19th Century Transferware” and explores themes related to the exhibition Blue and White.

    • 4:00 pm
      4/4/2019
    • Levis Faculty Center, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

    Trinh T. Minh-ha is Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and of Rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley.  A world-renowned independent filmmaker and feminist postcolonial theorist, she has published twelve books and has made eight feature-length films. 

    • 5:00 pm
      4/9/2019
    • Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium (600 S Gregory St, Urbana)

    Nicole Krauss is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Great House, a finalist for the National Book Award and Orange Prize, and The History of Love, which won the Saroyan Prize for International Literature and France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, and was short-listed for the Orange, Medicis, and Femina Prizes.

    • 3:30 - 4:50 pm
      4/18/2019
    • 317 Gregory Hall

    Participation in online media has seemingly lost its innocence: What once started as a hopeful promise for media and society in the 1990s, developed into the object of public fears and concerns among media and tech companies. Trolling, bullying and strategic manipulation seem to be very common in comment sections and social media these days.

    • 12:00 pm
      4/24/2019
    • Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center

    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
      4/24/2019
    • 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.

    • 7:30 pm
      4/24/2019
    • 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.