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

  • AUGUST 2019

    Friday

    Aug 23

    Fellows Colloquium

    12:30pm
    Center for the Humanities Conferece Room

  • SEPTEMBER 2019

    Friday, September 6 

    Center for the Humanities Fall Reception

    3:30-6:30pm
    Lakeview 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, September 11

    book coverBookTalk:Joanna Johnson

    Director of Writing, Department of English
    Univerisity of Miami 

    Topographies of Caribbean Writing, Race, and the British Countryside

    8pm at Books & Books (Directions)

     

    More Information >>


    Saturday, September 14

    Frost Symphony Orchestra

    7:30pm
    UM Gusman Concert Hall


    In his debut as Frost’s new conductor of the Frost Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz offers a varied and demanding program.  Read more and purchase tickets here.


     Monday, September 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

    Tuesday, September 17

    Guest Speaker: 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 

    More Information >>


    Tuesday, September 17

    Grant-Writing Group B

     

    12:00-2pm;
    Center for the Humanities Conference Room 


    This group is open to faculty and graduate students seeking to support one another in the grant-writing process.  Registration not required.  Contact Dr. Meg Homer for more information: mkh81@miami.edu 

    Tuesday, September 25

    Film Screening and Discussion: "Talking Black in America"

    5:00pm
    Florida International Unviersity, Graham Center
    11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, Fl, 33199 



    Presented by our friends at FIU's Center for the Humanities in an urban Environment, this screening and disucsion is free an open to the public.  Learn more here

    Friday, September 27

    Guest Speaker: John Cox

    Deputy Director, Division of Education Programs, NEH

    "NEH Grant-Writing Workshop"

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

     More Information >>


    Friday, September 27

    Guest Speaker: John Cox

    Deputy Director, Division of Education Programs, NEH

    "NEH Grant Mock Review Panel"

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

     More Information >>


     

  • OCTOBER 2019

    Thursday, October 3

    headshotStanford Lecture: Mimi Sheller

    Professor of Sociology
    Drexel University 

    "Caribbean Futures and the Coloniality of Climate Change"

    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Kislak Center

     

    More Information >>


    Friday, October 4

    Stanford Lunch Seminar: Mimi Sheller

    Professor of Sociology
    Drexel University 

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

    12:30pm

     

    More Information >>

     


    Tuesday, October 8

    Fellows Colloquium 

    9:30am
    Center for the Humanities Conference Room 

     

     Registration information coming soon


    Monday, October 14  

    World Food Day Keynote Speaker: Erika Rappaport 

    "Tea Revives the World: How the Advertising Industry Taught Us All to Love Tea "

    6:00-8:00pm
    Kislak Center

     

    This event is presented by the Office of Civic and Community Engagement as part of World Food Day.  Read More and Register >>

    Thursday, October 17 - Friday, October 18

    Cuban Heritage Collection's 2019 Conference:

    "New Directions in Cuban Studies"

     

    Presented by the Cuban Heritage Collection at UM, this conference serves to disseminate the work of advanced graduate students and emerging scholars that survey the current research and findings on Cuba and its diaspora.  Read more and Register >>
     

    Monday, October 21

    The UM Forum on Religion and Public Life: Archbishop Thomas Wenski

    "Who is Our Neighbor? Immigration in Light of Catholic Social Teaching"

    7:30pm
    Newman Alumni Center 

     

     Read more and register here


    Wednesday, October 23

    Book Talk: Otávio Bueno

    Professor and Chair of Philosophy
    University of Miami

    Applying Mathematics: Immersion, Inference, Interpretation 

    8:00pm
    Books & Books (Directions)

     

    Friday, October 25

    Fellows Symposium 

    9:00am-3:00pm
    *Breakfast at 8:30am

     

     Register here


    Monday, October 28

    Guest Lecturer: Kadji Amin

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

    "Deidealization: A Heuristic for Politicized Fields of Study"

    5:00pm
    Modern Languages and Literatures Conference Room (Merrick 210-0)

    Tuesday, October 29

    Frost Chamber Players: "Opus Yemayá"

    7:30pm (pre-concert discussion at 6:30pm)
    UM Gusman Concert Hall


    Virtuoso Frost faculty members join forces to perform music by women composers from around the world, in an evening of bold modern works, masterful classics, and inspired premieres.  Read more and purchase tickets here.

     

     

  • NOVEMBER 2019

    Thursday, November 7

    Raul Midón's Homecoming Concert

    7:30pm
    UM Gusman Concert Hall


    Described by The New York Times as “a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus," singer and songwriter Raul Midón returns to his alma mater for a solo appearance.Read more and purchase tickets here.


     Wednesday, November 13

    Book Talk: Bill Rothman

    Professor of Cinema and Interactive Media
    University of Miami

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

    8:00pm
    Books & Books (Directions)


    Thursday, November 14

    Miller Center Lecture: Dr. Arye Carmon 

    "Israel's Democracy and the Challenges it is Facing"

    12:30 pm
    Miller Center Auditorium, 105 Merrick Building  

     

     Please contact the Miller Center with questions: ccjs@miami.edu or 305-284-6882.

     

    Miller Center Lecture: Dr. Arye Carmon 

    "Building Democracy on Sand"

    7:30 pm
    Miller Center Auditorium, 105 Merrick Building  

     

     Refreshments to be serviced prior to the event on the Scharln Patio.  Please contact the Miller Center with questions:  ccjs@miami.edu or 305-284-6882.


    Friday, November 15

    Fellows Colloquium

    12:30pm
    Center for the Humanities Conferece Room

     


    Friday, November 17-24

    Miami Book Fair

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

    Thursday, November 21

    Stanford Lecture: 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"

    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Kislak Center

    Friday, November 22

    Stanford Lunch Seminar: 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

     

    More Information >>


     

  • DECEMBER 2019

    Thursday, December 2

    Stephen Guerra’s Big Band Holiday Concert

    7:30pm
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

     

    The 3rd annual holiday concert returns with new arrangements of holiday classics, including a sing-along for the first time!  Read more and purchase tickets here.


    Tuesday, December 3

    Fellows Colloquium

    12:30pm
    Center for the Humanities Conferece Room

     


    Wednesday, December 4

    Book Talk: Alexandra Perisic

    Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures
    University of Miami

    Precarious Crossings: Immigration, Neoliberalism, and the Atlantic

    8:00pm
    Books & Books (Directions)

     

  • JANUARY 2020

    Thursday, January 16

    The Evolving Humanities Series: Hugh Thomas

    Professor of History

    "The Evolving Humanities and History"

    12:00-12:50pm
    Lau Founders Hall, Room A

     

    The Center for the Humanites and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute present a series of four brief lectures on humaniites discipines, including history, religions studies, English, and philosophy.  In keeping with OLLI programming, these talks are designed for community members aged 50 and better but limited seating may be availble for other guests. 


    Wednesday,  January 22

    Book Talk: Catherine Newell

    Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
    University of Miami

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

    8:00pm
    Books & Books (Directions)


    Saturday,  January 25

    Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

    7:30pm 
    UM Gusman Concert Hall


    In her concert debut as Artistic Director of the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, NEA Jazz Master composer, arranger, and bandleader Maria Schneider presents a program featuring Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist Egberto Gismonti.  Read more and purchase tickets here.
     

    Thursday, January 30

    Guest Lecturer: Shalini Puri

    Assistant Professor English
    University of Pittsburgh

    "Fieldwork, Memory Studies, and the Public Humanities in the Anthropocene"

    4:00pm
    TBA

     

  • FEBRUARY 2020

    Thursday, February 6

    Stanford Lecture: Sara Ahmed

    Feminist Scholar, Author

    "On Complaint"

    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Kislak Center

    Friday, February 7

    Stanford Lunch Seminar: Sara Ahmed

    Feminist Scholar, Author

    Presentation: "TBA"

    12:30pm

     

    More Information >>


    Thursday, February 13

    Edith Bleich Speaker: 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

    Thursday, February 13 - Friday, February 14

    Conference:

    "Undercurrents: Connection and Rupture in the Caribbean, from the Pre-Columbian Era to 1900"

    Location TBA

    Tuesday, February 18

    Lecture: Tania Lombrozo

    Professor of Psychology and Associate of Department of Philosophy
    Princeton University 

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

    3:30-5:00pm
    Richter Library: Flexible Learning Space

    Wednesday, February 19

    BookTalk: Silvia Mitchell

    Assistant Professor of History
    Purdue University 

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

    8:00pm
    Books & Books (Directions)

    Thursday, February 20

    The Evolving Humanities Series: Robyn Walsh

    Assistant Professor of Religious Studies 

    "A Database of Religious History"

    12:00-12:50pm
    Lau Founders Hall, Room A

     

    The Center for the Humanites and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute present a series of four brief lectures on humaniites discipines, including history, religions studies, English, and philosophy.  In keeping with OLLI programming, these talks are designed for community members aged 50 and better but limited seating may be availble for other guests. 


    Monday, February 24

    Lieder-Spirituals-Jazz: In Honor of Black History Month

    7:30pm 
    UM Gusman Concert Hall


    Frost voice faculty artists Jeanette Thompson and Robynne Redmon join Frost pianists Shelly Berg and Alan Johnson in a voice recital, which will include honoring the history and evolution of the Spiritual. Read more and purchase tickets here.

    Thursday, February 27

    One Book One U Author Event: Edwidge Danticat

    Brother, I'm Dying

    Kislak Center
    7:00pm


    Details on Registration and Affiliated Events Coming Soon

  • MARCH 2020

    Tuesday, March 3

    Frost Concert Jazz Band: "The Jazz Compositions of Miho Hazama"

    7:30pm
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

     

    Tokyo-born composer Miho Hazama both leads her own group, m_unit, and has worked with many large ensemble formats in a variety of settings.Read more and purchase tickets here.

    Wednesday, March 18

    Lecture: Suzanne Marchand

    Boyd Professor of History
    Louisianna State University 

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

    4:00-6:00pm
    Location TBA

    Wednesday, March 18

    BookTalk: Jennifer Ferriss-Hill

    Assiociate Professor of Classics
    University of Miami

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


    8:00pm
    Books & Books (Directions)

    Thursday, March 19

    The Evolving Humanities Series: Lindsay Thomas 

    Assistant Professor of English

    "Literary Studies and Digital Humanities"

    12:00-12:50pm
    Lau Founders Hall, Room A

     

    The Center for the Humanites and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute present a series of four brief lectures on humaniites discipines, including history, religions studies, English, and philosophy.  In keeping with OLLI programming, these talks are designed for community members aged 50 and better but limited seating may be availble for other guests. 


    Tuesday, March 24

    Workshop: Gisela Fosado

    Editor, Duke University Press 

    "Publishing Your Book: Advice from an Editor"

    Time and Location TBA

     

  • APRIL 2020

    Thursday, April 2

    Stanford Lecture: Stephanie Burt

    Professor of English
    Harvard University  

    "Does Poetry Have a Future?"

    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Kislak Center

    Thursday, April 2

    "L'amico Fritz" by Pietro Mascagni

    7:30pm
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

     

    Following the unbridled passions in his breakout opera Cavalleria rusticana, Pietro Mascagni turned his attention to a simple love story, set to his most beautiful music written for soprano and tenor, here for Suzel and Fritz, as they discover their love for each other. Read more and purchase tickets here.

    Thursday, April 2 - Sunday, April 5

    The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists' Sixth Biennial Conference of C19"

    "Dissent"

    Location TBA

    Friday, April 3

    Stanford Lunch Seminar: Stephanie Burt

    Professor of English
    Harvard University

    Presentation: "TBA"

    12:30pm

     

    More Information >>


    Wednesday, April 15

    BookTalk: Berit Brogaard

    Professor of Philosophy
    University of Miami 

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


    8:00pm
    Books & Books (Directions)

    Thursday, April 16

    The Evolving Humanities Series: Brendan Balcerak Jackson

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy

    "Philosophy in Changing Times"

    12:00-12:50pm
    Lau Founders Hall, Room A

     

    The Center for the Humanites and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute present a series of four brief lectures on humaniites discipines, including history, religions studies, English, and philosophy.  In keeping with OLLI programming, these talks are designed for community members aged 50 and better but limited seating may be availble for other guests. 

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.