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Environmental Humanities Lecture: Joni Adamson

Nov 15, 2018
4:00 pm
IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

Environmental Humanities Lecture: Joni Adamson (English and Environmental Humanities, Arizona State University) Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Environmental Humanities Lecture: Stephanie LeMenager

Mar 28, 2019
7:30 pm
Third Floor Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

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.

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

VOICE Reading Series

Nov 15, 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.

Odyssey Project Student Presentations

Apr 15, 2019
8:30 am
TBA

Part of Undergraduate Research Week

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.

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.

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.

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).

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/ )

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.

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.

IPRH Research Cluster Lecture: Therese Jones

Oct 11, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

"Moving Pictures: Visual Culture/Visual Activism in Health Humanities." A lecture by Therese Jones (Associate Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities; Director, Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus).The visual world in which we live is a world where one hundred hours of video are uploaded every minute to YouTube; where Americans take more photographs in two minutes than were made in the entire nineteenth century. These images are our way of trying to see and make sense of a world actually too big to see but crucially vital to imagine—this is now the study of visual culture. Many of these images represent distinct forms of visual activism that confronts deep-seated hegemonies like racism, encourages silenced voices to emerge, and works as a catalyst for reform. This talk explores visual culture and visual activism in the context of three health and human rights movements of the 20th century—breast cancer, AIDS, and disability rights—which foreground the critical practice and political strategy of producing visibility and deploying testimony in forms such as documentary, video, photography, and poster art. It considers the difference between looking and witnessing; how visual images influence attitudes towards patients and impact health policy; and the balance between inciting moral outrage from exposure to images and inducing compassion fatigue from over-exposure to them.Part of the IPRH Medical Humanities Research Cluster Lecture Series, supported by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

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.

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)

REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture: Amber Nickell, "Brotherlands to Bloodlands: Jews and Ethnic Germans in Southern Ukraine, Pre-Revolution to Postwar"

Sep 25, 2018
12:00 pm
101 International Studies Building (910 S. Fifth St., Champaign)

Focusing on ethnic Germans and Jews from Southern Ukraine, this project seeks a better understanding of ethnic, religious, and national coexistence, confluence, and conflict in the territories between Germany and Russia. How did inconsistent, unpredictable, and constantly shifting state and occupation policies towards and treatment of both groups shape the ways in which they viewed and treated one another? What impact did the ethnic, social, and geographic displacement caused by multiple regime changes have on relationships between the two groups? Amber Nickell is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Purdue University, and a scholar of Central and Eastern Europe.

Josh Birnbaum, author of DREAM SHOT Archives Talk

Oct 11, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
2009 Hopkins Seminar Room, Student Dining and Residential Programs (SDRP) building, (301 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign)

Join Josh Birnbaum, author of Dream Shot: The Journey to a Wheelchair Basketball National Championship, and Matt Buchi, head coach of the U of I men’s wheelchair basketball team. Embedded with the 2008 championship team, Josh took photos that captured the life experiences of people in the Illinois wheelchair basketball program from 2005 through 2008. Dream Shot follows the lives of the players and coaches on the court, on the road, at home and in the classroom. Dream Shot provides the definitive story of the team alongside the story of the university’s dedication to the progress of disability rights.

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.

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)

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.

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

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