• AUGUST 2014

    Fall Reception for Humanities Faculty & Graduate Students


    Thursday
    8-28-14

    4:00 PM

    CAS Gallery
    For UM Faculty & Grad Students and by Invitation

  • SEPTEMBER 2014

    "Must We Kill the Thing We Love? Emersonian Perfectionism and the Films of Alfred Hitchcock" by William Rothman

    William Rothman, Professor of Communications, University of Miami

    ‌William Rothman

    Professor of Communication, University of Miami

    Must We Kill the Thing We Love?
    Emersonian Perfectionism and the Films of Alfred Hitchcock

    Wednesday
    9-3-14

    8:00 PM

    Books & Books
    Public Invited
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    Robert Proctor

    Professor of History of Science, Stanford University

    Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition


    Tuesday
    9-9-14

    12:30 PM Lunch Seminar:
    "Exploring Ignorance"
    CAS Gallery
    For UM Faculty & Grad Students
    Wednesday
    9-10-14
    10:10 AM "Clio in Conspiracy: Historians and the Tobacco Industry"
    Seminar with Medicine & Society (HIS223) students
    Thursday
    9-11-14


    7:00 PM Public Lecture:
    Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe
    and the Case for Abolition

    CAS Gallery
    Friday
    9-12-14
    12:30 PM Lunch seminar on Golden Holocaust
    For Da Vinci Scholars

     

    Workshop on Grant-Writing for Dissertation Completion Fellowships and Postdoctoral Fellowships


    Friday
    9-12-14
    12:30 PM

    Workshop:
    Student Activities Center - Iron Arrow Room
    For UM Humanities Graduate Students

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    Mary Lindemann, Professor and Chair of History, Frank Palmeri, Professor of English, and Berit Brogaard, Professor of Philosophy.

     
    "The Comic Image in British Print Culture 1820-1850" - Brian Maidment

    Cosponsored by
    the Department of English
    and the Department of
    Art & Art History

    Brian Maidment

    Professor of English, Liverpool John Moores University

    The Comic Image in British Print Culture 1820-1850


    Monday
    9-15-14
    3:30 PM Workshop:
    Graphic Satire and The March of Intellect 1820-1840
    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room
    For UM Faculty & Grad Students
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    Tuesday
    9-16-14
    4:30 PM The Comic Image in British Print Culture 1820-1850
    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room
    Public Invited
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    Alan Liu, Professor, Department of English, UC Santa Barbara

    Cosponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences
    and Otto G. Richter Library

    Digital Humanities

    Alan Liu

    Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Key Trends in Digital Humanities (and How the Digital Humanities Register Changes in the Humanities)
    Against the Cultural Singularity: Drafts for a Critical Digital Humanities

    Thursday
    9-25-14
    4:30 PM

    Key Trends in Digital Humanities
    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room

    Friday
    9-26-14
    2:00 PM

    Against the Cultural Singularity
    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room

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  • OCTOBER 2014

    "A Critical Introduction to Religion in the Americas: Bridging the Liberation Theology and Religious Studies Divide" by Michelle A. Gonzalez Maldonado

    Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Miami


    ‌Mic‌helle Gonzalez Maldonado

    Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Miami

    A Critical Introduction to Religion in the Americas: Bridging the Liberation Theology and Religious Studies Divide

    Wednesday
    10-1-14
    8:00 PM Books & Books
    Public Invited
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    New York Public Library & the British Library. Slide for the lecture series by William Walker (2014-2015)

    William Walker

    Professor, Otto G. Richter Library; Former Dean and University Librarian

    Introduction to the World's Great Research Libraries and Their Cultures: Unlocking Their Collections and Resources


    Thursday
    10-2-14
    3:30 PM

    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room
    For UM Humanities Faculty & Grad Students


     

    Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Joseph Carter Fund, the Center for Latin American Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for the Humanities

    Global Imaginaries, Media and Aesthetics
    A Symposium on the Work of Néstor García, Canclini


    Friday
    10-3-14
    5:00 PM

    CAS Gallery


    2013-2014 Center for the Humanities Fellows Symposium


    Friday
    10-10-14
    10:30 AM

    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room



    Cosponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Theatre Arts, the Department of History, the Office of the Dean, the Division of Student Activities, the Study Abroad office and the Center for the Humanities

    KATHAKALI

    Live Traditional Dance of India

    Lecture-demonstration and performance by artists of the world-renowned Kerala Kalamandalam University for Art and Culture

    Wednesday
    10-22-14

    10:30 AM

    Lecture and Makeup Demonstrations
    Whitten University Center 211

    Wednesday
    10-22-14

    12:30 PM

    Performance at Lunchtime
    Lakeside Patio Stage


    John Unsworth, Vice Provost, Chief Information Officer, University Librarian, Professor of English, Brandeis University

    Cosponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and Otto G. Richter Library

    Digital Humanities

    John Unsworth

    Vice Provost for Libraries/IT, Brandeis University

    History of Computational Methods in the Humanities and Other Domains
    Digital Humanities for Deans and Department Heads

    Thursday
    10-23-14
    4:30 PM

    History of Computational Methods
    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room

    Friday
    10-24-14
    11:00 AM

    Digital Humanities for Deans and Department Heads
    By Invitation Only

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    Esther Lamarre, Assistant Director of Graduate Students and Alumni Career Programs (Toppel Career Center)

    Cosponsored with the Graduate School and the Toppel Career Center

    Expanding Career Opportunities for Humanities Ph.D.s

    Workshop on Turning Your CV Into a Resumé


    Friday
    10-24-14
    3:00 PM

    Seminar:
    Toppel Career Center, Career Loft
    For UM Humanities Faculty & Grad Students

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    Esther Lamarre, Assistant Director of Graduate Students and Alumni Career Programs (Toppel Career Center) .

    Presented by
    Department of Geography and Regional Studies


    Cosponsored by the Center for the Humanities

    Petra Doan

    Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Florida State University

    The Demise of Queer Space? The Role of Planning in Atlanta’s LGBT Spaces


    Friday
    10-24-14
    3:00 PM

    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room

    "Antigone on Stage and Screen: A Modern Greek Female Rebel" by Anastasia Bakogianni
    Presented by
    Department of Classics


    Cosponsored by the Center for the Humanities

    Anastasia Bakogianni

    Lecturer in Classical Studies, The Open University, UK

    Antigone on Stage and Screen: A Modern Greek Female Rebel


    Monday
    10-27-14
    4:30 PM

    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room


     



     

    Edith Bleich Speaker Series : Inaugural Lecture 2014

    Carol Berkin

    Presidential Professor Emerita, CUNY Graduate Center

    Daughters of Liberty: Women in the American Revolution


    Thursday
    10-30-14
    7:00 PM Public Lecture:
    Daughters of Liberty
    CAS Gallery
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    Discover how women of different races and ethnicities impacted the American Revolution with Carol Berkin, Presidential Professor Emerita, CUNY Graduate Center

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  • NOVEMBER 2014

    Anne Cruz, Professor of Spanish, University of Miami

    Anne J. Cruz

    Professor of Spanish, University of Miami

    The Life and Writings of Luisa de Caravajal y Mendoza

    Pamela Hammons

    Professor of English, University of Miami

    Katherine Austen's Book M:
    A London Widow’s Life Writings

    Pamela Hammons, Professor of English and Department Chair, University of Miami
     
    Wednesday
    11-5-14
    8:00 PM Books & Books
    Public Invited
    Directions...
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    New York Public Library & the British Library. Slide for the lecture series by William Walker (2014-2015)

    William Walker

    Professor, Otto G. Richter Library; Former Dean and University Librarian

    The British Library

    The Bodleian (Oxford) and Cambridge University Library


    Friday
    11-7-14
    12:30 PM

    School of Nursing - Executive Board Room
    For UM Humanities Faculty & Grad Students


    Raymond Siemens, Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing, University of Victoria

    Cosponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and Otto G. Richter Library

    Digital Humanities

    Raymond Siemens

    Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing, University of Victoria

    Curriculum, Community, and the Methodological Commons in the Context of the Digital Humanities

    Monday
    11-10-14
    4:30 PM

    Curriculum, Community, and the Methodological Commons
    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room

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    Lynne Siemens, Associate Professor, University of Victoria

    Cosponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and Otto G. Richter Library

    Digital Humanities

    Lynne Siemens

    Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration, University of Victoria

    Building and Supporting DH Community, Local and Beyond

    Tuesday
    11-11-14
    2:00 PM

    Building and Supporting DH
    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room

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    Presented by
    Department of English


    Cosponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Department of Classics

    Emily Greenwood

    Professor of Classics, Yale University

    Mobilizing Classics and the Mobility of Classics in African and Black Diasporic Literatures
    Writing a Great War: Thucydides and Literary Memoirs of the First World War


    Thursday
    11-13-14
    3:30 PM

    Mobilizing Classics and the Mobility of Classics in African and Black Diasporic Literatures
    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room
    Public Invited

    Friday
    11-14-14
    1:00 PM

    Workshop:  Writing a Great War: Thucydides and Literary Memoirs of the First World War
    Ashe Building, Room 427
    For Humanities Faculty & Grad Students

  • DECEMBER 2014

    Viviana Díaz Balsera, Professor of Spanish, University of Miami

    Viviana Díaz Balsera

    Professor of Spanish
    University of Miami

    Rachel A. May

    Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
    University of South Florida

    La Florida:
    Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence

    Rachel A. May is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean at the University of South Florida, is the author of "Terror in the Countryside" (2001).
     
    Wednesday
    12-3-14
    8:00 PM Books & Books
    Public Invited
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  • JANUARY 2015

    Dan Cohen, Founding Executive Director, Digital Public Library of America
    Cosponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and Otto G. Richter Library

    Digital Humanities

    Dan Cohen

    Founding Executive Director, Digital Public Library of America

    Exploration and Discovery in the Digital Public Library of America

    Thursday
    1-15-15
    4:30 PM

    Exploration and Discovery in the Digital Public Library of America
    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room

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    Susan Basalla May, Principal, Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates

    Cosponsored with the Graduate School and the College of Arts & Sciences

    Expanding Career Opportunities for Ph.D.s

    Secrets of a Ph.D. Headhunter – 5 Key Tips for Landing a Job Outside Academia


    Friday
    1-16-15
    3:00 PM

    Seminar:
    Student Activities Center - Ballroom
    For UM Humanities Faculty & Grad Students
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    Susan Basalla, Principal, Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates.


     

    "The Renaissance in Italy: A Social and Cultural History of the Rinascimento" by Guido Ruggiero

    ‌Guido Ruggiero

    Professor of History, University of Miami

    The Renaissance in Italy:
    A Social and Cultural History of the Rinascimento

    Wednesday
    1-21-15

    8:00 PM
    Books & Books
    Public Invited
    Directions...
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    Presented by
    the Center for the Humanities
    Critical Theory Reading Group

    Rita Felski

    William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English, University of Virginia

    Critical and Postcritical Reading

    Friday
    1-23-15
    4:30 PM

    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room
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    Animal Studies and Environmental Humanities Lecture

    Cosponsored by the Department of History

     

    Joan B. Landes

    Walter L. and Helen Ferree Professor of History
    Pennsylvania State University

    Elephants without Borders: Exhibition, Art, and Science


    Thursday
    1-29-15
    4:30 PM

    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room
    Public Invited


    New York Public Library & the British Library. Slide for the lecture series by William Walker (2014-2015)

    William Walker

    Professor, Otto G. Richter Library; Former Dean and University Librarian

    The New York Public Library

    The Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Huntington Library, the Newberry Library, and the Harry Ransom Center (U Texas - Austin)


    Friday
    1-30-15
    12:30 PM

    School of Nursing - Executive Board Room
    For UM Humanities Faculty & Grad Students

  • FEBRUARY 2015

    Presented by
    the Department of Philosophy

    Cosponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Department of English.

    Peter Kivy

    Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University

    Facts from Fictions


    Monday
    2-2-15
    3:00 PM

    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room


     


     

    Rita Dove

    Commonwealth Professor of English, University of Virginia

    History’s Crevices: Sonata Mulattica's Forgotten Policy

    Thursday
    2-5-15
    7:00 PM

    Public Lecture:
    History's Crevices
    Storer Auditorium
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    "Language of Atoms" by Professor Wilson Shearin
    Wilson Shearin, Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Miami

    ‌Wilson Shearin

    Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Miami

    The Language of Atoms:
    Performativity and Politics in Lucretius' De rerum natura

    Wednesday
    2-11-15

    8:00 PM
    Books & Books
    Public Invited
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    Tara McPherson, Associate Professor, University of South California

    Cosponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and Otto G. Richter Library

    Digital Humanities

    Tara McPherson

    Associate Professor of Critical Studies, University of Southern California

    Scholarship by Design: The Humanities + the Digital
    The Digital Humanities for the Rest of Us

    Thursday
    2-12-15
    4:30 PM

    Scholarship by Design: The Humanities + the Digital
    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room

    Friday
    2-13-15
    2:00 PM

    The Digital Humanities for the Rest of Us
    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room
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    Presented by
    Africana Studies and the Graduate School Distinguished Scholar/Mentor Series

    Cosponsored by the Center for the Humanities, Dean Blake, and the Graduate School

    Tracy Sharpley-Whiting

    Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and French
    Vanderbilt Unviersity

    The Paris Transfer: African American Women in the City of Light Between the Two Great Wars


    Tuesday
    2-17-15
    11:00 AM

    CAS Gallery


     "Revisioning Early Modern Hispanisms" - An Academic Conference in honor of Anne J. Cruz, Professor of Spanish

    Presented by the Department of
    Modern Languages and Literatures
    Joseph Carter Memorial Fund Logo

    Cosponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for the Humanities

     

    Revisioning Early Modern Hispanisms
    An Academic Conference in honor of
    Anne J. Cruz, Professor of Spanish



    The XXI Biennial Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Conference


    February 19 - 21, 2015

    Click here to view the program


    New York Public Library & the British Library. Slide for the lecture series by William Walker (2014-2015)

    William Walker

    Professor, Otto G. Richter Library; Former Dean and University Librarian

    Bibliothèque nationale de France

    Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel and Biblioteca Nacional de España


    Friday
    2-27-15
    12:30 PM

    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room
    For UM Humanities Faculty & Grad Students

  • MARCH 2015

    Presented by
    the Center for the Humanities
    Atlantic Studies Research Group


    Cosponsored by the American Studies Program, the Department of History and the Department of English

    Duncan Faherty

    Associate Professor of English, Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

    "To exclude the use of foreign sugars:" Haiti, Narrative Temporality, and the Early American Novel


    Thursday
    3-5-15
    4:30 PM

    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room
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    "The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities" by Amanullah De Sondy
    Amanullah De Sondy, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

    ‌Amanullah De Sondy

    Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Miami

    The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities

    Wednesday
    3-18-15

    8:00 PM
    Books & Books
    Public Invited
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    Cosponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Departments of History, Political Science, and Religious Studies

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom

    Chancellor Professor of History, University of California - Irvine
    Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

    Making Sense of Contemporary China


    Thursday
    3-19-15
    4:30 PM

    Student Activities Center
    Activities Room - North


    "Medicine and Poetry: From the Greeks to the Enlightenment" - Classics Symposia logo for event on March 20th, 2015.

    Presented by
    the Department of Classics

    Cosponsored by
    the Center for the Humanities

    Medicine and Poetry:
    from the Greeks to the Enlightenment


    Keynote Speaker:
    Brooke Holmes, Princeton University

    Friday, March 20, 2015

    CAS Gallery / Wesley Foundation
    1210 Stanford Drive
    Coral Gables, FL 33146




    Cosponsored by
    the Center for the Humanities
    and the Department of English

    American Conference for Irish Studies


    National Chapter Meeting


    March 25-28, 2015

    Fort Lauderdale, FL

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    Wilmot James

    Member of Parliament, South Africa

    Nelson Mandela and the Making of Modern South Africa


    Tuesday
    3-31-15
    4:30 PM

    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room
    Public Invited
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  • APRIL 2015

    Julia Flanders, Northeastern University

    Cosponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and Otto G. Richter Library

    Digital Humanities

    Julia Flanders

    Head of Digital Scholarship Group; Professor of the Practice of English, Northeastern University

    Skills, Tools, and Knowledge Work in the Digital Academy
    Big Data, Small Data, Well-Shaped Data

    Thursday
    4-2-15
    4:30 PM

    Skills, Tools, and Knowledge Work in the Digital Academy
    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room

    Friday
    4-3-15
    2:00 PM

    Big Data, Small Data, Well-Shaped Data
    Otto G. Richter Library
    Cuban Heritage Collection

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    William Wallace

    Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History

    Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel: 500 Years


    Wednesday
    4-8-15
    12:30 PM

    Lunch Seminar:
    Certain of Death: Michelangelo's Late Life and Art
    Knights Physics Building, Physics Conference Room 334
    For Humanities Faculty & Graduate Students
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    Thursday
    4-9-15
    7:00 PM

    Public Lecture:
    Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel
    Storer Auditorium
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    Presented by
    Department of History


    Cosponsored by the Center for the Humanities

    Edward Muir

    Clarence L. Ver Steeg Professor in the Arts & Sciences, Northwestern University

    Ruggiero's Renaissance


    Friday
    4-10-15
    4:30 PM

    University of Miami Newman Alumni Center, Bruce and Robbi Toll Library
    For more info, please call 305-284-3660


     

    "The Secular Clergy in England, 1066-1216" by Hugh Thomas Hugh Thomas, Professor of History, University of Miami

    ‌Hugh Thomas

    Professor of History, University of Miami

    The Secular Clergy in England 1066-1216:
    The Struggle over Clerical Celibacy

    Wednesday
    4-15-15

    8:00 PM

    Books & Books
    Public Invited
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    Ed Ayers, President, University of Richmond

    Cosponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and Otto G. Richter Library

    Digital Humanities

    Edward Ayers

    President, University of Richmond

    The University in the Digital World

    Tuesday
    4-21-15
    4:30 PM

    REGISTER

    The University in the Digital World
    Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room