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Upcoming Events

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)

Performance/Talk: Onye Ozuzu | Race Work and the Creative Economy

Mar 06, 2019
7:30 pm
Third Floor Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

Performance/Talk: Onye Ozuzu (Dean of the College of the Arts, University of Florida)

Artist Talk: Kennedy Browne

Oct 04, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Kennedy Browne is a collaboration of Irish artists Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne. Based in Dublin and working together since 2005, Kennedy Browne’s videos, workshops, and sculptural installations have probed common stories of global capital: the effects on workers of relocating companies, the visionary boyhood narratives of tech company founders, and struggles over privacy in the age of the internet. This event is followed by a reception at 7:00pm. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Health Disparities Seminar Series | African American Community Healing and Resistance through Storytelling

Oct 23, 2018
4:00 pm
Heritage Room: ACES Library (1101 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana)

Session 2 of the Fall 2018 Health Disparities Seminar Series: Community Partnerships to Reduce Health DisparitiesAfrican American Community Healing and Resistance through Storytelling: C-HeARTS Ruby Mendenhall, Associate Professor Tracy Dace, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, DREAAM House

SPEAK Café

Nov 08, 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

International Women's Day Celebration

Mar 08, 2019
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
TBA

Opening Reception: Kennedy Browne

Oct 04, 2018
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Kennedy Browne is a collaboration of Irish artists Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne. Based in Dublin and working together since 2005, Kennedy Browne’s videos, workshops, and sculptural installations have probed common stories of global capital: the effects on workers of relocating companies, the visionary boyhood narratives of tech company founders, and struggles over privacy in the age of the internet. This event is preceded by an artist talk in the galleries at 5:30pm. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Gallery Conversation: Blue and White

Oct 25, 2018
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

This gallery conversation features Anne Burkus-Chasson, associate professor of Art History; Rimas VisGirda, member of Inter-national Academy of Ceramics; and Nicholas Zumbulyadis, independent scholar; moderated by Maureen Warren. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Conversations on Europe Videoconference Series | Peace in Europe: 100 Year Anniversary of Armistice Day

Nov 13, 2018
11:00 am
331 Gregory Hall

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.

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.

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.

Sudden Sound Concert: Gray Wilkerson Ra Trio

Oct 25, 2018
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

The Gray Wilkerson Ra Trio is a compelling group of musicians who have long been integral to the Chicago jazz community. Avreeayl Ra (percussion, flute), Ed Wilkerson, Jr., (saxophone, clarinet), and eclectic multi-instrumentalist Larry Gray (double bass, cello) are noted for their tremendous rapport, wide range of color, and boundless energy. For more information visit larrygraymusic.com. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more event and museum information.

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.

Odyssey Project Student Presentations

Apr 15, 2019
8:30 am
TBA

Part of Undergraduate Research Week

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.

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.

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