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 Events:

Events primarily supported by the Center

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  • AUGUST 2020

    Thursday, August 13th at 7pm

    Online Discussion of "The Decameron Project" 

    The New York Times Sunday Magazine has featured a series of short stories called “The Decameron Project” in homage to Boccaccio’s Decameron. This is a marvelous collection of stories by some leading contemporary writers, including Margaret Atwood, Colm Tóibín, David Mitchell, Esi Edugyan, Miami native Karen Russell, and Miami writer Edwidge Danticat, who was featured at UM’s One Book, One U program this past year. Many of the stories simply focus on the current pandemic, but some engage with Boccaccio’s approach to storytelling.  

    Since the Decameron itself was the July 2020 Virtual Book Club selection, the Center decided to use this project and these stories to extend discussion into August 2020.  As such, we will hold another Zoom meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 13, at 7pm EST for anyone who wishes to discuss “The Decameron Project.”  Anyone who is interested in participating and has NOT registered for the Virtual Book Club discussion of the Decameron should complete this brief form by Monday, August 3rd.  Registrants will receive more details regarding the August 13th discussion.


    Friday, August 28th at 3:30pm

    Online Workshop: Grant Writing

    The Center for the Humanities presents a workshop for graduate students and instructors seeking information about University resources.  Learn more and find out how to register here

  • SEPTEMBER 2020

    Wednesday, September 16th at 8pm

    Online Book Talk with Jennifer Ferriss-Hill

    The Center for the Humanities presents its first Book Talk of the 2020-21 academic year with Professor of Classics, Jennifer Ferriss-Hill.  Read more. 

     

     

      


    Thursday, September 24 at 7pm

    Stanfords Online: "Are Decolonial Humanities Possible?"

    In place of our traditional Stanford Distringuished Professors series, the Center is pleased to offer a Stanford Lecuture Online series.  Professor Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Chair of the Program in Comparative Literature and Director of the Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, will present the first online lecture of the year.  Read more and register by Monday, September 21.

  • OCTOBER 2020

    Thursday, October 1 at 7pm

    Humanities Hour: "Historical Fiction—A Novelist’s Approach to Researching and Writing 19th Century Cuba"

    Professor of English, Chantel Acevedo, will offer the Center's inaugural Humanities Hour lecture, featuring UM faculty.  This online event is free and open to the public.  Read more and register by Monday, September 28.


    Wednesday, October 7 at 8pm 

    Online Book Talk with Brit Brogaard

    Join us via Zoom for a Book Talk with Professor of Philosophy, Brit Brogaard.  Read more. 

     

     

      


    Tuesday, October 13 at 7pm

    Humanities Hour: "Slavery's Emancipation: A Rashomon Effect"

    Assistant Professor of History, Scott Heerman, presents a Humanities Hour lecture. This online event is free and open to the public.  Read more and register by Friday, October 9.


    Friday, October 23: 9am to 2pm

    Online Fellows Symposium

    Join us in hearing from the Center's 2019-20 fellows who will present research conducted as part of their fellowship.  View the program and register here by Monday, October 19th.


    Wednesday, October 28 at 8pm

    Online Book Talk with Christina Lane

    Join us via Zoom for a Book Talk with Associate Professor of Cinema and Interactive Media, Christina Lane.  Read more. 

     

     

      


     

  • NOVEMBER 2020

    Wednesday, November 4 at 4pm

    Workshop: Careers in Secondary Education 

    Join us via Zoom for a panel discussion with PhD's who have found success in secondary education careers. Learn more and register by Monday, November 2.  


    Thursday, November 12 at 7pm

    Stanfords Online

    In place of our traditional Stanford Distringuished Professors series, the Center is pleased to offer a Stanford Lecuture Online series.  Professor Marybeth Norton, Mary Donlon Alger Professor Emerita of American History at Cornell University will present.  Read more and register by Monday, November 9.


    Wednesday, November 18 at 8pm

    Online Book Talk with Melvin Butler

    Join us via Zoom for a Book Talk with Associate Professor of Musicology, Melvin Butler.  Read more. 

     

     

  • DECEMBER 2020

  • JANUARY 2021

     

  • FEBRUARY 2021

  • MARCH 2021

  • APRIL 2021

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.