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Odyssey Project Student Presentations

Apr 15, 2019
8:30 am
TBA

Part of Undergraduate Research Week

KAM Fall Luncheon and Lecture

Oct 05, 2018
12:00 pm
Champaign Country Club 1211 S Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL 61820

With Museum Director Jon L. Seydl. Public invited; reservations required. Please contact Chris Schaede (217 244 0516 or kam@illinois.edu) for reservation information.

What Can I Do with a PhD in the Humanities? (Registration Deadline)

Oct 26, 2018
11:55 pm

The "What Can I Do with a PhD in the Humanities?" Group provides a guided discovery process and collaborative environment for graduate students in the humanities who are interested in exploring broad career options. Participants will work with a career advisor with a humanities PhD to identify and explore options and will have a chance to interact and ask questions of humanists in a wide range of careers. Students in any field whose work involves humanistic inquiry are welcome. The group will meet Thursdays from 3:00-5:00pm, from November 1-December 6 (with a week off for Thanksgiving). Register at go.grad.illinois.edu/HumanitiesCareerGroup

Tango at KAM

Nov 17, 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. For more information, please visit: http://www.kam.illinois.edu

Environmental Humanities: Undergraduate Research Symposium

Apr 19, 2019
8:30 am
IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

Part of Undergraduate Research Week. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Kids@Krannert

Oct 06, 2018
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Join us for a Saturday morning of creative fun for parents, caregivers, and children ages 3 through 8. Kids at Krannert is a free activity day for families at KAM. Enjoy scavenger hunts, collage activities, pretend play, and messy art fun in the KAM cafe and galleries. All are welcome. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Chamber Music Series: Jupiter String Quartet

Oct 27, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Live music in the museum’s East Gallery featuring the Jupiter String Quartet: Nelson Lee, violin; Megan Freivogel McDonough, violin; Liz Freivogel, viola; and Daniel McDonough, cello. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more event and museum information.

Visual AIDS’ Day With(out) Art: ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS

Nov 30, 2018 to Dec 01, 2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

This program, now in its 29th year, highlights the impact of art in HIV/AIDS activism and advocacy today. Visual AIDS has commissioned compelling short videos from six inspiring community organizations and collectives—ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL NY. ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS reflects the persisting concerns, including HIV criminalization, Big Pharma, access to healthcare, and the disproportionate effects of HIV/AIDS on marginalized communities. At a moment of growing interest in the histories of AIDS activism, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS foregrounds contemporary engagements between activists, artists, and cultural workers on the front lines. For more information, please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Inside Scoop with Poet Claudia Rankine

Apr 24, 2019
12:00 pm
Alice Campbell Alumni Center (601 S Lincoln Ave, 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. These sessions offer an opportunity for all interested undergrads, no matter their majors, to engage with creative minds in the humanities. Lunch will be served. Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don't Let Me Be Lonely; two plays including The Wild Card, which premiered in February 2018 (ArtsEmerson/American Repertory Theatre) and will be published with Graywolf Press in 2019, and Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; as well as numerous video collaborations. She is also the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. In 2016, she co-founded The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII). Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, the Poets and Writers' Jackson Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, United States Artists, and the National Endowment of the Arts. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.Co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies.

Q & A with Author, Ruby Namdar

Oct 08, 2018
5:00 pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB 1080

Ruby Namdar is an author of Haviv (2000) which won The Ministry of Culture's Award for Best First Publication. His novel The Ruined House has won the Sapir Prize, Israel’s most prestigious literary award. Ruby will be the first guest in our 21st Century Jewish Writing and the World series.

Beth Benedix (DePauw), Reading/Discussion of "Ghost Writer"

Oct 29, 2018
12:00 pm
English Building, Room 109

Beth D. Benedix, professor of world literature and religious studies at DePauw University, is the author of "Ghost Writer: A Story About Telling a Holocaust Story". A synopsis describes the new work as "a powerful, gripping story about storytelling itself; it’s about the risks involved in trying to tell stories which themselves are dangerous and full of perils. Rather than tread on familiar ground sometimes seen in Holocaust narratives, Beth Benedix offers a rare, intimate glimpse into the torturous task of telling a harrowing story, using a narrative voice which is simultaneously humble and intense, calm and breathless." (https://www.depauw.edu/news-media/latest-news/details/33692/ )

Avital Livy (Illinois) HGMS Faculty Seminar

Dec 03, 2018
12:00 pm
English Building, Room 109

Avital Livny is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Illinois.

Reading by Claudia Rankine

Apr 24, 2019
7:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don't Let Me Be Lonely; two plays including The Wild Card, which premiered in February 2018 (ArtsEmerson/American Repertory Theatre) and will be published with Graywolf Press in 2019, and Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; as well as numerous video collaborations. She is also the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. In 2016, she co-founded The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII). Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, the Poets and Writers' Jackson Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, United States Artists, and the National Endowment of the Arts. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut. A book signing will follow the reading.Co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies.

Yolanda Aixelà-Cabré | “Looking at Euro-African Legacies Today”

Oct 09, 2018
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Lincoln Hall 1090

Yolanda Aixelà-Cabré (Professor of Anthropology, Spanish National Research Council) will present her recent research on Spanish colonialism in Morocco and Equatorial Guinea and will relate this research to recent debates about immigration to Spain. She is the author of numerous books and articles on Spanish colonialism in Africa and also on such topics as migration, memory, and multiculturalism. Her recent publications include The Management of Religious, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity in Europe in the 21st Century (Edwin Mellen, 2018) and In the Footsteps of Spanish Colonialism in Morocco and Equatorial Guinea (Lit Verlag, 2018).

Lecture: Tianna S. Paschel | "Rethinking Black Mobilization in Latin America"

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

Lecture: Tianna S. Paschel (African American Studies and Sociology, University of California–Berkeley) — "Rethinking Black Mobilization in Latin America" Black mobilization in Latin America has long been cast as a story of absence, either because of the presumed lack of salience of race in the everyday realities of Latin Americans, or because of false consciousness. Part of this characterization came from explicit and implicit comparisons with other racially stratified countries, namely the United States and South Africa. Indeed, reading black mobilization in Latin America through a U.S. Civil Rights or anti-apartheid movement lens has arguably created a specific benchmark for what counts as substantial black mobilization, just as it may have also narrowed the wide range of activities that we might include under that category. Recent work, including my own, has shifted the conversation away from asking if race is politicized in Latin American, to how it has been politicized both in the contemporary moment and historically. In this presentation, I draw on my own fieldwork over the last decade as well as the growing literature in this area, to examine the nature and outcomes of black mobilization in 20th century Latin America. I argue that despite national differences, there are a surprising number of convergences across the region that point to transnational circuits of activists, ideological frameworks and funding in specific periods. I also suggest that while black movements across the region have made important symbolic and material gains over the last decades, these gains have acted as catalysts for the rise of reactionary movements and the receding of Latin America’s so-called pink tide. I end by discussing how we might use theories of racialization to better understand the rise and dynamics of right wing populism in a number Latin American countries today. Co-sponsored by the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

Conversations on Europe Videoconference Series | 25 Years of the European Single Market

Dec 04, 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.

IPRH Prizes for Research Ceremony and Reception

May 02, 2019
4:00 pm
IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

Tamara Chaplin | The ‘Right to City’: A Genealogical Geography of the Sapphic Cabaret, Paris 1930-1960

Oct 11, 2018
2:00 pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Language Building 1080

2018 EUC Lecture Series Tamara Chaplin, Associate Professor Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition

Nov 01, 2018 to Dec 08, 2018
9:00 am
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. Museum hours are 9am until 5pm Monday through Saturday, and until 9pm Thursday.

IPRH 3rd Annual Work-In: DACA Ally Training

Dec 04, 2018
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Third Floor Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

IPRH Research Cluster Lecture: Therese Jones

Oct 11, 2018
4:00 pm
IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

Therese Jones (Associate Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities; Director, Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)

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.

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

Yu-Chen Wang/Han-Jui Chen Duo, Open Improvisation Workshop with the Improvisers Exchange

Nov 02, 2018
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Taiwanese musicians-in-residence Yu-Chen Wang (guzheng, Chinese zither) and Han-Jui Chen (double bass) will engage with the university’s Improvisers Exchange class. Later in the evening there will be a concert in the galleries with Wang and CompostQ Ensemble at 7:30pm. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

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