College of LAS Events
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Monday, February 11, 2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
This videoconference will discuss the past 40 years of democracy in Spain. It will be conducted in Spanish.
During the Cold War, elite musicians in the Soviet Union were able to use their positions in the cultural establishment to gain access to British contemporary music, and to perform it within the Soviet Union. This lecture focuses on the societal position of those musicians, which afforded them a considerable amount of agency.
This lecture focuses on the societal position of those musicians, which afforded them a considerable amount of agency. Moreover, this agency enabled them to circumvent the ideological, economic, and legal obstacles inherent in cultural exchange during the Cold War, and to defend these performances from the Soviet Ministry of Culture’s interventions.
Join us to celebrate Lincoln's 210th Birthday! Enjoy light refreshments, try your hand at Lincoln-themed trivia, view a pop-up exhibit of rare and unique items, de-stress with Lincoln coloring pages, and explore library resources related to the life and legacy of our 16th president.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
This talk explores the development of cultural organizations in Ghana’s post-independence era. It highlights the ways in which civil society organizations in the cultural realm became alternative sites for Ghanaians to envision the development of the nation’s cultural and intellectual life, while engaging with international bodies through shared cultural projects.
Speakers include: Shao Dan (Departments of East Asian Languages & Cultures and Gender & Women's Studies, Illinois); Lesley Wexler (College of Law, Illinois); Sarah Colome (Women's Resources Center, Illinois); Michelle Rodrigues (Postdoctoral Fellow, Beckman Institute, Illinois).
Tribal communities have been staunch advocates for the environment and have been successful in utilizing tribal sovereignty and treaty rights to protect forests, fish, and wildlife populations from degradation. Come and learn about the great environmental work being done by many tribal communities in the region.
The panel will discuss the #MeToo movement in an academic context.
Warming-induced changes in precipitation organization
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Bo Daraphant, or “Bo Thai,” is an artivist who is advocating the rights of the undocumented Asian American & Pacific Islander. On February 14, he will tell the stories of 16 undocumented Asian American and Pacific Islanders, showcasing the essence of being undocumented and their challenges through art and documentary screening in Urbana-Champaign.
The Spurlock Museum hosts the free talk Powwow 101 by Dylan Jennings (Bad River Band, Lake Superior Ojibwe). Dylan is a nationally known Traditional dancer and singer, who has served as emcee, arena director and head judge at powwows across the country. This presentation will provide a deeper understanding of the intricacies of powwow culture across Indian Country.
Join the Spurlock Museum as Dylan Jennings discusses powwow culture; including the variety of dance and singing styles along with their meaning and significance, and the regalia created and worn by dancers. This presentation will provide a deeper understanding of the intricacies of powwow culture across Indian Country.
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.
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
Join us for a day of interactive workshops, round tables, and conversations about publishing, and an opportunity to get in-person feedback on your proposal from UI Press acquisitions editors!
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.
The program that will be discussed is one example of how to teach family theories while providing scaffolding for students to explore their own identities. Please join us for a brown bag talk given by Christy Lleras, LaKisha David, and Ambrea Young.
The Research Review is the festive annual gathering where grad students, faculty, and research-active undergrads show off their research and socialize. Researchers from throughout SESE present posters- typically over 70 of them- and a few get to take the stage and present one of the ever-popular 5-minute lightning talks.
A lecture by Whitney N. L. Pirtle (University of California, Merced)
In this wide-ranging yet personal talk, editor, activist, and educator Jill Petty will reflect on her 15 + year career in social justice publishing, and share assessments of efforts to "diversify" publishing and other knowledge production industries.
ICA and CSAMES are proud to announce that on February 15th, we are having an amazing concert with the one and only KAYHAN KALHOR.
Three-time GRAMMY nominee Kayhan Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh, who through his many musical collaborations has been instrumental in popularizing Persian music in the West and is a creative force in today’s music scene. A free ticketed event.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
This event has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Come and listen to the vibrant stories, history and songs that continue to flourish in Ojibwe Country. Spend an afternoon of fun, laughter, and adventure with traditional teachings embedded along the way. The concert is free and open to audience members of all ages.