• SEPTEMBER 2018

     Cosponsored by the UM Graduate School

    Expanding Career Opportunities for PhDs in the Humanities: Teaching at Community Colleges

    Kristin Borgwald

    Associate Professor of Philosophy, Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus

    Lara Cahill-Booth

    Assistant Professor of English, Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus

    Stephanie Skenyon

    PhD Candidate in History and Dissertation Fellow at the Center for the Humanities, University of Miami

    Friday
    9-29-17
    12:30 PM

    Seminar:
    Shalala Student Center, Iron Arrow
    For UM Faculty & Grad Students‌‌
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    Wine Glasses Illustration for the Humanities Fall Reception 2017-2018 (Center for the Humanities)

    RESCHEDULED: Fall Reception for Humanities Faculty & Graduate Students


    Friday
    9-29-17
    3:30 PM

    Shalala Student Center, Third Floor, Iron Arrow Room
    For UM Humanities Faculty, Grad Students, and by Invitation

  • OCTOBER 2018

    "Making Objects & Events" book cover by Simon Evnine (BookTalk @ Books & Books) Simon Evnine - photo for BookTalk at Books & Books

    ‌Simon Evnine

    Professor of Philosophy
    University of Miami

    Making Objects and Events:
    A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms

    Wednesday
    10-4-17

    8:00 PM
    Books & Books
    Public Invited
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    2016-2017 Center for the Humanities ‌Fellows Symposium

    Group photo of the 2016-2017 Center for the Humanities Faculty & Dissertation Fellows


    Friday
    10-6-17

    REGISTER

    Richter Library, Third Floor Conference Room
    For UM Humanities Faculty & Grad Students

    Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture Series 2017-2018

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    Annette Gordon-Reed

    Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School
    Professor of History, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University

    Making Black Citizenship: The Importance and Limits of the Law (Public Lecture)


    Thursday
    10-19-17
    7:00 PM

    Public Lecture
    Shalala Student Center, Third Floor, Grand Ballroom West
    Public Invited

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    “No historian has done more to recover the stories of enslaved blacks than Annette Gordon-Reed, whose 2008 book The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in History, as well as wide acclaim, for its subtle portrayal of the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and the remarkable, multigenerational Hemings family.”
    — Fergus M. Bordewich, National Endowment for the Humanities

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    Hemispheric Caribbean Studies: Collaborative Research and Teaching Proposals (cosponsorship)

    Cosponsored by  
    the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, the Center for the Humanities,
    the Institute for Advanced Study of the Ameicas, Center for Hispanic and Caribbean Legal Studies, Marta S. Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies, American Studies Program, Hemispheric Caribbean Studies, Latin American Studies Program, the Departments of History, Philosophy, and English.

    Hemispheric Caribbean Studies: Collaborative Research and Teaching Proposals


    Friday
    10-20-17
    All Day Otto G. Richter Library
    Third Floor Conference Room
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  • NOVEMBER 2018

    Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture Series 2017-2018

    Vase from the Illiad - for Richard Martin Stanford lecture (calendar thumbnail)

    Richard P. Martin

    Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor of Classics
    Stanford University

    Homeric Poetry and Local Religion: Cults of Zeus in the Iliad (Public Lecture)


    Thursday
    11-9-17
    7:00 PM

    Public Lecture
    Newman Alumni Center, Multipurpose Room
    Public Invited

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    “[The Language of Heroes: Speech and Performance in the Iliad] is a major contribution to classics, literary criticism, and oral poetics.”
    — Michael N. Nagler, The Journal of American Folklore

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     Sponsored by the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences, the Center for the Humanities, and the Department of Classics

     Symposium
    Homer & His Legacy


    Friday, November 10, 2017
    Shalala Student Center
    Third Floor, Grand Ballroom West


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  • DECEMBER 2018

    "The Afterlife of Al-Andalus: Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives" by Cristina Civantos
    Christina Civantos

    Christina Civantos

    Associate Professor of Spanish and Arabic
    University of Miami

    The Afterlife of Al-Andalus:
    Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives

    Wednesday
    12-6-17

    8:00 PM
    Books & Books
    Public Invited
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  • JANUARY 2018

    B. Christine Arce - "México’s Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women"

    Chrissy Arce

    Associate Professor of Spanish
    University of Miami

    México’s Nobodies:
    The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women

    Wednesday
    1-24-18

    8:00 PM
    Books & Books
    Public Invited
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    Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture Series 2017-2018

    Artifacts GIF for the 2017-2018 Center for the Humanities Calendar in representation of Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Hill Boone

    Elizabeth Hill Boone

    Professor of History of Art
    Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Art
    Tulane University

    Spatial Grammars: The Union of Art and Writing in the Painted Books of Aztec Mexico (Public Lecture)


    Thursday
    1-25-18
    7:00 PM

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    RESCHEDULED

    Public Lecture
    Newman Alumni Center, Multipurpose Room
    Public Invited

    “Boone offers many new interpretations of interest to the specialist. However, the book [Cycles of Time and Meaning in the Mexican Books of Fate] will be most appreciated for the way in which it makes a complex artistic and intellectual system intelligible to the nonspecialist.”
    — Matthew G. Looper, The Historian

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  • FEBRUARY 2018

    "The Work of the Dead" by Thomas W. Laqueur

    Sponsored by the Department of History's Speakers Series

    Thomas W. Laqueur

    Helen Fawcett Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley
    Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

    Why Do We Care for the Dead?


    Monday
    2-5-18
    4:30pm

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    Shalala Student Center, Third Floor, Activities Room North
    Public Invited

    Why do the living need the dead? And why do they care for their bodies? This lecture examines the deep historical anthropology of the care for the dead and how it figures in the origin stories of many civilizations; it will explore the question of the discovery of death.

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    Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture Series 2017-2018

    Vincent Brown

    Charles Warren Professor of History
    Professor of African and African American Studies
    Harvard University

    The Coromantee War: Charting the Course of an Atlantic Slave Revolt (Public Lecture)


    Thursday
    2-15-18
    7:00 PM

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    Public Lecture
    Location TBA
    Public Invited

    “Vincent Brown makes the dead talk. With his deep learning and powerful historical imagination, he calls upon the departed to explain the living. The Reaper’s Garden stretches the historical canvas and forces readers to think afresh. It is a major contribution to the history of Atlantic slavery.”
    — Ira Berlin, author of Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America

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    "The Bioarchaeology of Socio-Sexual Lives: Queering Common Sense About Sex, Gender, and Sexuality" by Pamela Geller (BookTalk at Books & Books 2018) Web version / thumb version of Pamela Geller for BookTalk @ Books & Books

    Pamela Geller

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    University of Miami

    The Bioarchaeology of Socio-Sexual Lives: 
    Queering Common Sense About Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

    Wednesday
    2-21-18

    8:00 PM
    Books & Books
    Public Invited
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    Presented by the Center for the Humanities Animal Studies & Environmental Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Group

    Alan Mikhail

    Professor of History, Yale University

    Live Stocks: Animals and Economic Transformation in Ottoman Egypt


    Thursday
    2-22-18
    4:30 PM

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    Richter Library, Third Floor Conference Room
    Public Invited

    This talk offers a template for understanding how rural economies based both on animal wealth and the shared labor of humans and animals changed at the end of the eighteenth-century to effect the global transition of early modern rural societies from subsistence to commercialized agriculture. Combining the literatures of human-animal relations, early modern agriculture, and Ottoman economic and social history, this talk argues for the importance of nonhuman histories in understanding global economic, energetic, and political transformations.

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  • MARCH 2018

    Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture Series 2017-2018

    Humanities Calendar version of Dylan Penningroth's graphic

    Dylan C. Penningroth

    Professor of History and Law
    University of California, Berkeley

    Law for a Gospel Church: African American Religion and Legal Culture, 1865-1970 (Public Lecture)


    Thursday
    3-1-18
    7:00 PM

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    Public Lecture
    Shalala Student Center, Third Floor, Grand Ballroom East
    Public Invited

    “Penningroth applies an intellectual framework laden with insights gleaned from African Studies and anthropology, making this book [The Claims of Kinfolk] an ambitious exercise in interdisciplinary scholarship and comparative history.”
    American Historical Review

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    The Many Fourteenth Amendments is presented by the Department of History and co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Miami School of Law, Center for the Humanities, University of Miami Libraries, Departments of English and Political Science

     Symposium

    Shalala Student Center, Third Floor, Activities Room
    Free & Open to the Public  |  Registration Required

    The U.S. Civil War from 1861-1865 resulted in a forging of a second constitution that in time transformed the structures of American governance. The Fourteenth Amendment has no single legacy. An amendment born in strife birthed an enduring conflict over the meanings and limits of equality, citizenship, and due process. To mark the 150th Anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, this research symposium will explore the origins, consequences, and legacies of the many Fourteenth Amendments. 

    The keynote address to this conference will be the Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture by Dylan C. Penningroth on March 1st.
    Two separate registrations are required for the keynote address and The Many Fourteenth Amendments conference.

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     Lunch Seminar on Expanding Career Opportunities for PhDs:

    "The Humanist Entrepreneur: Deploying Your Graduate Training Beyond the Academy"

     

    Amyrose McCue Gill

    Founder of TextFormations


    Monday
    3-26-1

    School of Nursing


     

     

    "Writing and Revising Articles, and Getting Them Published"

     

    Amyrose McCue Gill & Mihoko Suzuki


    Monday
    3-26-1

    Richter Library, Third Floor Conference Room


     

     

     

    Book Development Workshop:

    "From Pitching Proposals to Peer Review and Production"

     

    Amyrose McCue Gill & Ben Doyle

     

    Text Formations; Publisher and Head of Literary Studies for the Scholarly Division at Palgrave Macmillan


    Tuesday
    3-27-1

    Richter Library, Third Floor Conference Room


     

    "Conflict, Commerce, and an Aesthetic of Appropriation in the Italian Maritime Cities, 1000-1150" by Karen Mathews ‌‌ Karen Mathews (Art & Art History), 2016-2017 Humanities Faculty Fellow

    Karen Rose Mathews

    Assistant Professor of Art History
    University of Miami

    Conflict, Commerce, and an Aesthetic of Appropriation in the Italian Maritime Cities, 1000-1150

    Wednesday
    3-28-18

    8:00 PM
    Books & Books
    Public Invited
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    Ginema del Rio Riande

    Professor of Medieval Studies, University of Buenos Aires 

    Refounding the Digital Humanities from the South


    Wednesday
    3-28-18
    4:00 PM

    Lecture
    School of Nursing, Executive Board Room

  • APRIL 2018

    Ingrid D. Rowland

    Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
    Professor, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, Rome

    Two Renaissance Magnates: Agostino Chigi and Jakob Fugger (Public Lecture)


    Thursday
    4-5-18
    7:00 PM

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    Public Lecture
    Kislak Center
    Public Invited


    Joshua Knobe

    Professor of Cognitive Science and Philosophy, Yale University

    IRG Cognitive Studies Lecture: "Norms and Normality"


    Friday
    4-6-18
    3:30 - 5:30pm

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    Third Floor Conference Room, Richter Library


     

    "Transgressive Typologies: Constructions of Gender & Power in Early Tang China" by Rebecca Doran
    Rebecca Doran

    Rebecca Doran

    Assistant Professor of Chinese
    University of Miami

    Transgressive Typologies:
    Constructions of Gender & Power in Early Tang China

    Wednesday
    4-11-18

    8:00 PM
    Books & Books
    Public Invited
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    William Germano

    Professor of English, The Cooper Union


    Monday
    4-30-18
    4:30pm - 5:30pm

    "Archive of Information, Archive of Ideas"

    Exective Board Room, Nursing School
    For UM Faculty & Graduate Students
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    Tuesday
    5-1-18
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    The Professional Scholarly Writer:
    A writing and publishing seminar for academic authors

    Ashe 427
    For UM Faculty & Graduate Students
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