Event Calendar

The Center for the Humanities is proud to support a variety of events for the University of Miami and South Florida community.  In addition to our own signature events such as the Stanford lecture series and Book Talks, you will find information on campus and Miami-area events that the Center is pleased to promote.  The key below will be helpful in identifying the intended audience. 

Key:

Public Events:

Open to all; Registration may be required

Academic Events: 

Designed primarily for faculty and students; Registrion may be required

Center for the Humanities Sponsored Events:

Events primarily supported by the Center

  • AUGUST 2019

    Friday

    Aug 23

    Fellows Colloquium

    12:30pm
    Center for the Humanities Conferece Room

  • SEPTEMBER 2019

    Friday

    Sept 6

    Center for the Humanities Fall Reception

    4:00-6:30pm

    Moss Terrace, Shalala Center

     

    *By invitation only, as space is limited.  If you have not received an invitation, please email Dr. Meg Homer to inquire about available space: mkh81@miami.edu.

     

    Wednesday

    Sept 11

    BookTalk:Joanna Johnson

    Director of Writing, Department of English
    Univerisity of Miami 

    Topogrpahies of Caribbean Writing, Race, and the British Countryside

    8pm at Books & Books (Directions)

    More Information >>

    Monday

    Sept 16



    Guest Speaker: Maren Wood

    Co-Founder, Beyond the Professoriate

    "How to Launch Your Career Beyond the Professoriate and Success Stories from PhDs Who Have"

    4:00-5:30pm;
    Richter Library 3rd Floor Conference Room

    More Information >>

    Tuesday

    Sept 17

    Workshop: Maren Wood

    Co-Founder, Beyond the Professoriate

    "How to Make Good Career Decisions During Your PhD or Postdoc"

    12:30-2pm;
    Richter Library Flexible Learning Space 

     

    Friday

    Sept 27

    Workshop: John Cox

    Deputy Director, Division of Education Programs, NEH

    "NEH Grant-Writing Workshop"

    11:00am-12:30pm;
    Shalala Center Room 300

     

    Friday

    Sept 27

    Workshop: John Cox

    Deputy Director, Division of Education Programs, NEH

    "NEH Grant Mock Panel"

    12:45-2:30pm;
    Shalala Center Room 300

     

  • OCTOBER 2019

    Thursday

    Oct 3


    Stanford Lecture: Mimi Sheller

    Mimi Sheller
    Professor of Sociology
    Drexel University 

    "Caribbean Futures and the Coloniality of Climate Change"

    7:00-8:00pm
    Kislak Center

     

    Friday

    Oct 4



    Stanford Lunch Seminar: Mimi Sheller

    Mimi Sheller
    Professor of Sociology
    Drexel University 

    "Envisioning Radical Caribbean Reconstruction: A Workshop on Social Change"

    12:30pm

    *By invitation only, as space is limited.  If you have not received an invitation but would like to attend, please email Dr. Meg Homer to inquire about available space: mkh81@miami.edu.

     

    Tuesday

    Oct 8

    Fellows Colloquium

    9:30am
    Center for the Humanities Conferece Room

     

    Wednesday

    Oct 23

    BookTalk: Otávio Bueno

    Otavio Bueno                                                      Professor and Chair of Philosophy
    University of Miami

    Applying Mathematics: Immersion, Inference, Interpretation 

    8pm at Books & Books (Directions)
    More Information >>

     

    Friday

    Oct 25

    Fellows Symposium

    9:00am-3:30pm
    Richter Librry Flexible Learning Space

    More Information >> (coming soon)

     

    Monday

    Oct 28

    Lecture: Kadji Amin

    Kadji Amin
    Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    Emory University 

    "Deidealization: A Heuristic for Politicized Fields of Study"

    5pm; Modern Languages and Literatures Conference Room (Merrick 210-0)

     

  • NOVEMBER 2019

    Wednesday

    Nov 13

    BookTalk: Bill Rothman

    Professor of Cinema and Interactive Media
    University of Miami

    Tuitions and Intuitions: Essays at the Intersection of Film Criticism and Philosophy

    8pm at Books & Books (Directions)

    More Information >>

     Friday

    Nov 15

    Fellows Colloquium

    12:30pm
    Center for the Humanities Conferece Room

    Thursday

    Nov 17-24

    Miami Book Fair

     

    Book Fair: Nov 17-24
    Street Fair: Nov 22-24

    Thursday

    Nov 21

    Stanford Lecture: Allan M. Brandt

    Allan M. Brandt
    Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences              Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine,  Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School 

    "Enduring Stigma: Historical Perspectives on Disease Meanings and Their Impacts"

    7:00-8:00pm
    Kislak Center

     

     

    Thursday

    Nov 21

     

     

    Stanford Lunch Seminar: Allan M. Brandt

    Allan M. Brandt
    Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences              Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine  Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School 

    "How to (De)stigmatize an Epidemic: Lessons from the Public Humanities"

    12:30pm

    *By invitation only as space is limited.  If you have not received an invitation, please email Dr. Meg Homer to inquire about available space: mkh81@miami.edu

     

  • DECEMBER 2019

    Friday

    Dec 3

     Fellows Colloquium

     

     

    9:30am
    Center for the Humanities Conferece Room

    Wednesday

    Dec 4

    BookTalk: Alexandra Perisic

    Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures
    University of Miami

    Precarious Crossings: Immigration, Neoliberalism, and the Atlantic

    8pm at Books & Books (Directions)

    More Information >>

  • JANUARY 2020

    Wednesday

    Jan 22

    BookTalk: Catherine Newell

    Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
    University of Miami

    Destined for the Stars: Faith, the Future, and America's Final Frontier

    8pm at Books & Books (Directions)

    More Information >>

    Thursday

    Jan 30

    Lecture: Shalini Puri

    Shalini Puri
    Assistant Professor English
    University of Pittsburgh

    Lecture: TBA 

    3pm
    Location TBA

  • FEBRUARY 2020

    Thursday

    Feb 6

    Stanford Lecture: Sara Ahmed

    Sara Ahmed
    Feminist Scholar, Author 

    "On Complaint"

    7:00-8:00pm
    Kislak Center
    More Information >>

     

    Friday

    Feb 7

     

    Stanford Lunch Seminar: Sara Ahmed

    Sara Ahmed
    Feminist Scholar, Author 

    Presentation:TBA

    12:30pm

    *By invitation only as space is limited.  If you have not received an invitation, please email Dr. Meg Homer to inquire about available space: mkh81@miami.edu

     

    Thursday

    Feb 13

    Edith Bleich Speaker: Jennifer Morgan

    Jennifer Morgan
    Professor of History and Chair of Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
    New York University 

    "Madwomen on the Slave Ship: Reproduction and Racial Capitalism"

    7:00-8:00pm
    Lowe Art Museum

     

    Wednesday

    Feb 19

     

    BookTalk: Silvia Mitchell

    Assistant Professor of History
    Purdue University 

    Queen, Mother, and Stateswoman: Mariana of Austria and the Government of Spain

    8pm at Books & Books (Directions)

    More Information >>

     

    Thursday

    Feb 20

     

    Lecture: Tania Lombrozo

    Tania Lombrozo
    Professor of Psychology and Associate of Department of Philosophy
    Princeton University 

    "Explanation: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful"

    Time and Location TBA
    More Information >>

     

     

    Thursday

    Feb 27

    One Book One U Author Event: Edwidge Danticat

    Edwidge Danticat

    "Brother, I'm Dying"

    7:00-9:00pm
    Kislak Center
    Details on Registration and Affiliated Events Coming Soon
    More Information >>

     

  • MARCH 2020

    Wednesday

    Mar 18

     

     

    Lecture: Suzanne Marchand

    Suzanne Marchand
    Boyd Professor of History
    Louisianna State University 

    "A Fragile Business: The Porcelain Industry in Eighteenth-Century Central Europe

    4-6pm
    Location TBA
    More Information >> 

     porcelain manufacturing

     

    Wednesday

    Mar 18

    BookTalk: Jennifer Ferris-Hill

    Assiociate Professor of Classics
    University of Miami

    Horace's Ars Poetica: Family, Friendship, and the Art of Living

    8pm at Books & Books (Directions)

    More Information >>

     

  • APRIL 2020

    Thursday

    Apr 2

    Stanford Lecture: Stephanie Burt

    Stephanie Burt
    Professor of English
    Harvard University  

    Lecture: TBA

    7:00-8:00pm
    Kislak Center

     

    Friday

    Apr 3

     

    Stanford Lunch Seminar: Stephanie Burt

    Stephanie Burt
    Professor of English
    Harvard University 

    Presentation:TBA

    12:30pm

    *By invitation only as space is limited.  If you have not received an invitation, please email Dr. Meg Homer to inquire about available space: mkh81@miami.edu

     

    Wednesday

    Apr 15

     

    BookTalk: Berit Brogaard

    Professor of Philosophy
    University of Miami 

    Seeing and Saying: The Language of Perception and the Representational View of Experience

    8pm at Books & Books (Directions)

    More Information >>

     

Do you have an event you'd like to advertise here?

For our partners in the humanities, we are happy to help promote events designed to celebrate and support work in the humanities disciplines.  If your organization is hosting an event with a strong connection to the humanities (including but not limited to fields such as History, English, Philosophy, Classics, Religious Studies, Modern Languages, Art History, Theater Arts, Music, and Anthropology), we are happy to review submissions for our Calendar webpage.  

To submit an event, complete this form at least two week's prior to the event.  To be considered: 

  • Events must be open to all UM students, faculty and staff
  • Events must take place in the South Florida area
  • We especially encourage submissions for events that are free and open to the public

 

Once you've completed the form, a representative from the Center for the Humanities will be in touch to confirm whether we are able to include your event on the Calendar webpage and to discuss further details as needed, such as the inclusion of a graphic or photo.  Please contact us at humanities@miami.edu with questions.