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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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

IPRH Reading Group Discussion | Cross-cultural Re-understanding of Power Harassment: Title VII and Title IX, Awareness and Action

Oct 03, 2018
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Levis Faculty Center, Room 424

IPRH Reading Group: Cross-cultural Re-understanding of Power Harassment: Title VII and Title IX, Awareness and Action, Session 2UIUC’s 2017 Report on Sexual Misconduct Discussion Leader: Nicole Allen, Professor of Psychology Readings Available at learn@illinois.edu, under the title “Cross-cultural reunderstanding of power harassment”; guest login password “xiaoyuan”).

The Hazards and Potential of Open-Mindedness in Post-Truth Conditions

Oct 22, 2018
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210 (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)

Please join us for this half-day conference, free and open to the public. Coffee, light breakfast, and lunch provided. Please RSVP by emailing Emily Wenneborg at ecomer3@illinois.edu. Open-mindedness is ordinarily considered an educational good and an epistemic virtue, whereas closed-mindedness is a serious defect, one that opens us to harsh censure in the classroom. However, in today’s world open-mindedness is itself not without moral hazard. The conference will feature three panels addressing the role of open-mindedness in education, including the nature of mind and truth, the importance of open-mindedness for learners, and methods of teaching open-mindedness.

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.

Humanities and Arts in the Age of Big Data Conference

Oct 04, 2018 to Oct 05, 2018
12:00 am
Third and Fourth Floor Lecture Halls, Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana

This conference tackles questions of scale, visuality, application, representation, textuality, materiality, aesthetics, preservation, epistemology and experimentation at the intersection of big data and research and thinking in the arts and humanities. Our aim is to place these issues at the heart of conversations about big data and its institutional locations at Illinois and to advance a genuinely interdisciplinary set of approaches to the field. Thursday, October 4th, 7:30 p.m., Third Floor Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL)  Evening Plenary, featuring: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English, Michigan State University, Trevor Muñoz, Interim Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities, and Lisa Nakamura, Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor of American Cultures, U of Michigan. Friday, October 5th, 9:00 a.m., IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL)  Day-long panel sessions, featuring:Catherine D’Ignazio/kanarinka, Civic Media and Data Visualization, Emerson CollegeErik Loyer, Creative Director of The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture and Founder and Director of OpertoonMatthew Jones, Contemporary Civilization, Columbia UniversitySafiya Noble, Communication/Journalism, University of Southern California AnnenbergLiz Losh, English and American Studies, William and MaryVirginia Eubanks, Political Science, University at Albany, SUNYRichard So, English and Cultural Analytics, McGill UniversityJo Guldi, History, Southern Methodist UniversityMore information can be found at https://publish.illinois.edu/humanitiesartsinageofbigdata/ 

David Bezmozgis Lecture

Oct 22, 2018
5:00 pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB 1080

Award-winning author and filmmaker David Bezmozgis will talk about creating stories about Russian-Jewish immigrants in books and films, how he decides which form a story will take, and what it’s like to adapt and direct his own work for the screen. David Bezmozgis is the author of the story collection, Natasha and Other Stories (2004), and the novels, The Free World (2011), and The Betrayers (2014). This is part of the 21st Century Jewish Writing and the World series.

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

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

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.

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.

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) 4:00 p.m., IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL)  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.

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.

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