2017-2018 Calendar of Humanities Events on Campus 

This calendar features events organized by humanities and related departments at the University of Memphis. All events are open to the public. It is updated throughout the year, so please check back often. If you are organizing an event that might be appropriate for this calendar, please email Sarah Potter at spotter1@memphis.edu.

September 2017

September 8:

Department of Philosophy
Department Colloquium
Ann Murphy (University of New Mexico), Title TBA
3-5 PM, 317 Clement Hall
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/news-events/events.php 

September 13:

Department of World Languages and Literatures
Hispanic Film Festival
7 Cajas/7 Boxes (Paraguay)
7:00 PM, University Center Theatre
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/wll/films.php

September 15:

Department of Philosophy
Spindel Preview
Luvell Anderson (University of Memphis), "Language, Power, and Society"
3-5 PM, 317 Clement Hall
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/news-events/events.php 

September 18:

Department of History
Marios Costambeys (University of Liverpool), "Wine and Power in Early Medieval Europe"
7:00 PM, Fountain View Room, 350 University Center
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/history/history-happenings/events.php 

September 18:

Department of World Languages and Literatures
Hispanic Film Festival
3 Beauties/3 Bellezas (Venezuela)
7:00 PM, University Center Theatre
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/wll/films.php

September 21:

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities
Humanities on Tap
6:00 PM, Hammer & Ale in Cooper Young
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/moch/events/additional_moch_events.php#OnTap

September 22:

Department of Political Science
Nicole Detraz (University of Memphis), "Agents, Victims, Saviors: Narratives of Women in Climate Change Debates"
12:45 PM, 409 Clement Hall
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/polisci/news-events/index.php

September 22-23:

Department of Philosophy
Spindel Conference
Program TBA
Time/Location TBA
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/news-events/events.php 

September 25:

Department of World Languages and Literatures
Hispanic Film Festival
Infancia clandestina/Clandestine Childhood (Argentina)
7:00 PM, University Center Theatre
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/wll/films.php

September 28:

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities
Lawrie Balfour (University of Virginia), "Reparations: A Democratic Idea"
5:30 PM Reception, 6:00 PM Lecture, River Room, 300 University Center
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/moch/events/index.php#Balfour

September 28:

Institute of Egyptian Art and Archeology
Jane A. Hill (Rowan University), "Seals, Sherds, adn Figurines: Reconstructing Settlement in the Ancient Egyptian Province of Bat"
6:15 PM Reception, 7:00 PM Lecture, 340B University Center
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/egypt/events/

September 29:

Department of Philosophy
Department Colloquium
George Fourlas (Hampshire College), Title TBA
3-5 PM, 317 Clement Hall
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/news-events/events.php 
 

October 2017

October 3:

Department of History
Panel Discussion: The Future of Food
7:00 PM, 250 Art and Communication Building
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/history/history-happenings/events.php 

October 5:

Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change
Hooks Institute Open House and Release of the Hooks Policy Papers
5:30 PM Reception, 6 PM Panel Discussion, Bluff Room, 304 University Center
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/benhooks/events/index.php

October 6:

Department of World Languages and Literatures
Hispanic Film Festival
El aula vacia/The Empty Classroom (Co-production)
7:00 PM, University Center Theatre
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/wll/films.php

October 6:

Department of Political Science
Emre Hatipoglu (Sabanci University, Istanbul-Turkey), Title TBA
12:45 PM, 409 Clement Hall
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/polisci/news-events/index.php

October 9:

Department of World Languages and Literatures
Hispanic Film Festival
Neruda (Chile)
7:00 PM, University Center Theatre
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/wll/films.php

October 11:

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities
Humanities on Campus: Humanities Reading Group
3:30 PM, Beale Room, 363 University Center
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/moch/events/additional_moch_events.php#ReadingGroup

October 18:

Department of History
Paula Giddings (Smith College), Graduate Association for African American History Conference Keynote Lecture
10:30 AM, University Center Ballroom C, 320C University Center
GAAAH Conference continues with multiple panel presentations from Oct. 18-Oct. 20, 2017.
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/history/history-happenings/events.php 

October 18:

Department of Communication
Screening of "An Outrage: A Documentary Film about Lynching in the South"
Will include discussion with directors and cast member Andre Johnson (University of Memphis)
6:30-7:30 PM, Art & Communication Building, Room 250
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/communication/events/film_screenings.php

October 19:

Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change
Russell Rickford, Hooks National Book Award Winner
11:30 AM Reception, 12 PM Lecture, River Room, 300 University Center
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/benhooks/events/index.php

October 27:

Department of Philosophy
Department Colloquium
Elizabeth Barnes (University of Virginia), Title TBA
3-5 PM, 317 Clement Hall
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/news-events/events.php 

October 28:

Department of English
Naseeb Shaheen Symposium: Conversations Across Concentrations
Presented in conjunction with the Naseeb Shaheen Memorial Lecture on November 2.
4:05 PM, 221 Patterson Hall
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/english/news_and_events/shaheen.php 

November 2017

November 2:

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities
Yolanda Pierce (Howard University), "i have shaken rivers out of my eyes: Black Poetry and Prophetic Rage"
5:30 PM Reception, 6:00 PM Lecture, River Room, 300 University Center
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/moch/events/index.php#Pierce

November 3:

Department of History
Musical Performance and Pizza Luncheon
"A Musical History of Joe Hill and the Early Labor Movement"
12:45 PM, Mitchell Hall Auditorium (200 Mitchell Hall), Free pizza will be served
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/history/history-happenings/events.php

November 9:

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities
Ann Twinam (University of Texas at Austin), "Pardos, Mulattos, and the Purchase of Whiteness in the Spanish Indies"
5:30 PM Reception, 6:00 PM Lecture, River Room, 300 University Center
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/moch/events/index.php#Twinam

November 10:

Department of Philosophy
Department Colloquium
Ekow Yankah (Cardozo School of Law), Title TBA
3-5 PM, 317 Clement Hall
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/news-events/events.php
 

November 10:

Department of Political Science
Chad Clay (University of Georgia), Title TBA
12:45 PM, 409 Clement Hall
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/polisci/news-events/index.php

November 10:

Department of Art
Margo Machida (Professor Emerita, University of Connecticut), "Asian American Art, Activism, and the Turn to Transnationalism"
5:30 PM Reception, 6:00 PM Lecture, 310 Art and Communication Building
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/mediaroom/releases/2017/oct17/margomachida.php
 

November 16:

Department of History and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Teaching Uncomfortable Topics in the Classroom
10 AM-2 PM, Clayborn Temple
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/history/history-happenings/events.php

November 30:

Institute of Egyptian Art and Archeology
Joshua A. Roberson (University of Memphis), "Worlds in Stone: Cosmic Architecture and Decoration of Royal Tombs in New Kingdon Egypt"
Time and location TBA
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/egypt/events/

December 2017

December 1:

Department of Philosophy
Faculty Research in Progress
Mike Monahan (University of Memphis), Title TBA
3-5 PM, 317 Clement Hall
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/news-events/events.php

January 2018

January 19:

Department of Philosophy
Department Colloquium
Mark Newman (Rhodes College), Title TBA
3-5 PM, 317 Clement Hall
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/news-events/events.php 

February 2018

February 9:

Department of Philosophy
Department Colloquium
Dorit Bar-On (University of Connecticut), Title TBA
3-5 PM, 317 Clement Hall
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/news-events/events.php 

February 22:

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities
Jefferson Cowie (Vanderbilt University), Title TBA
5:30 PM Reception, 6:00 PM Lecture, River Room, 300 University Center
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/moch/events/index.php#Cowie

March 2018

March 1:

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities
Marjorie Hass (Rhodes College), Title TBA
5:30 PM Reception, 6:00 PM Lecture, River Room, 300 University Center
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/moch/events/index.php#Hass

March 15-17:

Department of Philosophy
Conference: Enactivism: Theory and Performance
Speakers: Tony Chemero; Giovanna Colombetti; Hanne De Jaegher; Ezequiel Di Paolo; Dan Hutto; Jesus Ilundain; Katsunori Miyahara; Erik Myin; Albert Newen; Tobias Schlicht
Program TBA, Venue TBA
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/news-events/events.php 

March 17:

Department of Philosophy
Musical Performance
Speakers: Simon Høffding; Jenny Judge; Nikki Moran; Andrea
Program TBA, Venue TBA
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/news-events/events.php 

March 23:

Department of Philosophy
Department Colloquium
Danielle Petherbridge (University College Dublin), Title TBA
3-5 PM, 317 Clement Hall
More information: http://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/news-events/events.php 

April 2018

Events TBA

 

  

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