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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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Curious and Eclectic Seminar Series | "The Appeal of an Endless Horizon: Collaborative game design as meta-hodological play"

Dec 07, 2018
12:00 pm
The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Room 1005

Join Judith Pintar, a professor of sociology, as she leads the next Curious and Eclectic Series Seminar, "The Appeal of an Endless Horizon: Collaborative game design as meta-hodological play". The seminar will be held in the Beckman Institute Room 1005 (405 N Mathews Ave, Urbana). Lunch will be provided.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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