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SPEAK Café

Oct 11, 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
KAM Espresso Royale Café

SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, music, poetry, empowerment, and expression of the black experience at Illinois. It is free and open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson. For more information, please visit: http://www.kam.illinois.edu

School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition Public Opening Reception

Nov 01, 2018
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

The 2018 Faculty Exhibition will mark the 93rd collaboration between the School of Art + Design and Krannert Art Museum, showcasing current work by faculty in studio arts and design disciplines. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information. The reception will end at 7:00pm, and the museum will remain open until 9:00pm.

VOICE Reading Series

Dec 06, 2018
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Join us to hear new work by graduate student authors in the Gelvin Noel Gallery at KAM. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Environmental Humanities Lecture: Jenny Price | "Stop Saving the Planet!: A 21st-Century Environmentalist Manifesto"

Sep 27, 2018
7:30 pm
Third Floor Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

Environmental Humanities Lecture: Jenny Price (Research Fellow, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University-St. Louis) — "Stop Saving the Planet!: A 21st-Century Environmentalist Manifesto." Are you freaking out about climate change? Then come hear why "save the planet!" has always been  a lousy environmentalist mantra. Why "environment" has become the F-word in American politics. And why, if we really want to clean up environmental messes, we need to stop obsessing about how to "save the planet"-and start obsessing instead about how to change, use, and live inside of environments more sustainably and more equitably. Jenny Price is a public writer, artist, and historian who asks questions about environment and public space. Author of Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America and "Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in L.A.," she is co-founder of the public art collective LA Urban Rangers and a co-creator of the Our Malibu Beaches mobile-phone app. She has held visiting professorships in American Studies, the arts, and environmental humanities at Princeton University, and is currently a Research Fellow at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University-St. Louis.   Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Conversations on Europe Videoconference Series | World's Fairs & International Expositions

Oct 16, 2018
11:00 am
International Studies Building, Room 200

Hosted by the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Conversations On Europe connects top experts from around the United States and Europe to discuss contemporary issues facing Europe and the Transatlantic relationship. Using both personal and institutional videoconference technology, panelists take questions and interact with audiences at Pitt and at remote sites in the US and Europe.

Curious and Eclectic Seminar Series | "Dancing With Robots: Expressivity in Natural and Artificial Systems"

Nov 02, 2018
12:00 pm
The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Room 1005

Join Amy LaViers Minnick, a professor of mechanical science and engineering, as she leads the next Curious and Eclectic Series Seminar, "Dancing With Robots: Expressivity in Natural and Artificial Systems". The seminar will be held in the Beckman Institute Room 1005 (405 N Mathews Ave, Urbana). Lunch will be provided.

Yu-Chen Wang and CompostQ Ensemble

Nov 02, 2018
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Yu-Chen Wang will be the featured guest artist for an evening concert with the CompostQ Ensemble, a local improvisation ensemble (Dorothy Martirano, violin; Erik Lund, trombone; Armand Beaudoin, double bass; Ricardo Flores, percussion; and Kirstie Simson, dancer). This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Tango at KAM

Dec 15, 2018
7:00 pm to 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. Event organized by Melih Sener. For more information, please visit: http://www.kam.illinois.edu

Performance/Talk: University of Illinois Black Chorus

Sep 26, 2018
7:30 pm
Third Floor Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

To help kick off IPRH’s 2018-19 annual year, “Race Work,” please join us for a Performance/Talk by the University of Illinois Black Chorus and director Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, Professor of Voice in the School of Music. The Chorus will perform in our third floor lecture hall, then engage in a Q&A reflecting on some of the issues and contexts that inform their work and the music that they create. The Black Chorus at the University of Illinois was founded in 1968. Organized by four students, and later under the direction of School of Music faculty with students, officers, the Black Chorus has sustained a high level of excellence in performance, collaborating with writers, jazz and gospel musicians, chamber orchestra, and dancers. The Black Chorus is celebrating 50 years this academic year, and 37 years with Dr. Ollie Watts Davis,.Co-sponsored by the School of Music.

Conversations on Europe Videoconference Series | World's Fairs & International Expositions

Oct 16, 2018
11:00 am
International Studies Building, Room 200

Hosted by the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Conversations On Europe connects top experts from around the United States and Europe to discuss contemporary issues facing Europe and the Transatlantic relationship. Using both personal and institutional videoconference technology, panelists take questions and interact with audiences at Pitt and at remote sites in the US and Europe.

Chicago Humanities Festival: Donna Cox | Visualizing Women

Nov 04, 2018
12:30 pm
Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, Chicago

Chicago Humanities Festival: Donna Cox (Art and Design) Hailed as a pioneer in scientific visualization and computer art, you've probably encountered the work of Donna Cox more than once. Her art direction and visualizations for such IMAX films as A Beautiful Planet​, ​Hubble ​and ​Cosmic Voyage won her an Academy Award nomination, she helped create those stunning views of the cosmos in the movie ​Tree of Life​, and Chicago's own Museum of Science and Industry has dubbed her a 'modern day Leonardo da Vinci' for her work turning big data into beautiful museum exhibitions. Cox in turn is lauding other female visualization pioneers in her latest book ​New Media Futures,​ which explores the women who turned the Midwest into a hotbed of explorations in the emerging digital arts.See Chicago Humanities Festival website for more information about this event and how to reserve tickets.

IPRH @ the Art Screening: Mississippi Masala

Jan 29, 2019
7:00 pm
The Art Theatre (126 W Church St, Champaign)

A screening of Mississippi Masala (dir. Mira Nair, 1991). A discussion led by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta (Comparative and World Literature/Religion) will follow.

Environmental Humanities Lecture: Jenny Price | "Stop Saving the Planet!: A 21st-Century Environmentalist Manifesto"

Sep 27, 2018
7:30 pm
Third Floor Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

Environmental Humanities Lecture: Jenny Price (Research Fellow, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University-St. Louis) — "Stop Saving the Planet!: A 21st-Century Environmentalist Manifesto." Jenny Price is a public writer, artist, and historian who asks questions about environment and public space. Author of Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America and "Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in L.A.," she is co-founder of the public art collective LA Urban Rangers and a co-creator of the Our Malibu Beaches mobile-phone app. She has held visiting professorships in American Studies, the arts, and environmental humanities at Princeton University, and is currently a Research Fellow at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University-St. Louis.   Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Lecture: Peggy McCracken | "Animate Ivory: Global Trade and Pygmalion's Statue”

Oct 18, 2018
7:30 pm
Third Floor Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

Lecture: Peggy McCracken (Director, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan)  Peggy McCracken is the Mary Fair Croushore Collegiate Professor of Humanities and Professor of French, Women's Studies, and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on medieval France, and her most recent book is In the Skin of a Beast: Sovereignty and Animality in Medieval France (2017). Co-sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies and part of the “Global Prehumanisms” Conference, October 18–20, 2018.

Elli Stern (Yale) Lecture

Nov 05, 2018
5:00 pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB 1080

Elli Stern received his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley in 2008. From 2009-2010 he was Junior William Golding Fellow in the Humanities at Brasenose College and the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford. He researches the transformation and development of traditional and religious worldviews in Western life and thought. In particular, he focuses on modern Jewish history, Zionism, secularism, and religious radicalism.

Lecture: Emma Dench

Feb 21, 2019
7:30 pm
IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

Lecture: 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.

Tango at KAM

Sep 29, 2018
12:00 pm to 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 Melih Sener. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

VOICE Reading Series

Oct 18, 2018
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Join us to hear new work by graduate student authors in the Gelvin Noel Gallery at KAM. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

IPRH Research Cluster Lecture: Randi Epstein

Nov 06, 2018
4:00 pm
IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

Randi Epstein (Medical Writer; Lecturer, Yale University; Writer in Residence, Yale Medical School; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism)

IPRH Research Cluster Lecture: Samuel K. Roberts

Feb 27, 2019
4:00 pm
TBA

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)

Application Deadline: 2019 Humanities Without Walls Predoc Career Diversity Workshop

Sep 30, 2018
5:00 pm

Interested students must submit the application materials listed on the HWW website (i.e., cover sheet, narrative, CV, and 2 letters of recommendation) to Jason Mierek (HWW-DirectorOps@illinois.edu), at IPRH by September 30th, 2018.

Curious & Eclectic Seminar | Less Metrics, More Rando: (Net) Art as Software Research

Oct 19, 2018
12:00 pm
The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Room 1005

Join Ben Grosser, a professor of Art and Design, for his Curious & Eclectic Series Seminar. Lunch will be provided.

Panel: The Race Work of War Machines

Nov 07, 2018
7:30 pm
Third Floor Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

With Katherine Fehr Chandler (Culture and Politics, Georgetown University), Anjali Nath (American Studies, University of California, Davis), Kevin Hamilton (Art + Design), and Ned O'Gorman (Communication). Moderator: Brian Jordan Jefferson (Geography & GIS)

Environmental Humanities Lecture: Benjamin H. Johnson

Feb 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.

Ned O'Gorman | "Where is the Nuclear Sovereign?"

Oct 01, 2018
12:00 pm
English Building, Room 109

Ned O'Gorman is a Professor of Communication at Illinois. His talk is part of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies faculty seminar series.

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