2018-2019 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.

August 2018

August 31:

Department of Philosophy

Department Colloquium

Ron Mallon (Washington University in St. Louis), The Reemergence of Minimal Identities

3-5 PM, 317 Clement Hall 

More information: Philosophy Events Calendar


September 2018

September 14:

Department of Philosophy

Department Colloquium

Kathleen Higgins (UT Austin)

3-5 PM, 317 Clement Hall 

More information: Philosophy Events Calendar


September 21:

Department of History

Pizza Luncheon

Ann Rosen

12:45 PM, 200 Mitchell Hall 

More information: History Event Calendar


September 27:

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities

Panel Discussion: “Run With Me”: Contemporary Portraits of the Underground Railroad

6:00 PM, Fountain View Room, 350 University Center

More information: MOCH Additional Events Page


September 28-29:

Department of Philosophy

Spindel Conference

More information: Philosophy Events Calendar


October 2018

October 4:

Department of English and Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities

Naseeb Shaheen Memorial Lecture

Hannibal Hamlin (Ohio State University), Seven Types of Allusion: Texts Talking with Texts from Shakespeare to the Present

5:30 PM Reception, 6:00 PM Lecture, Memphis Room, 340 University Center 

More information: MOCH Events Page


October 11:

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities

Humanities on Tap

6:00 PM, Maciel's Taco Shop 

More information: MOCH Additional Events Page


October 18:

Department of History and Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities

Belle McWilliams Lecture in American History and Keynote for the Graduate Association for African American History Conference

Keisha Blain (University of Pittsburgh), "Set the World on Fire": Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom

5:30 PM Reception, 6:00 PM Lecture, River Room, 300 University Center

More information: MOCH Events Page 


October 19:

Department of History

Lunchtime Lecture by Dr. Reginald Ellis (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University)

12:00 PM, Shelby Room, 342 University Center

More information: History Event Calendar


November 2018

November 2:

Department of Philosophy

Department Colloquium

Eric Wiland (University of Missouri - St. Louis)

3-5 PM, 317 Clement Hall 

More information: Philosophy Events Calendar


November 9:

Department of Political Science

Conference: Politics and Poetics of Race in the Americas

9:15 AM - 5:30 PM, Fountain View Room and River Room, University Center

More information: Politics and Poetics of Race in the Americas


November 16:

Department of History

Pizza Luncheon

Dennis Lauman (University of Memphis)

12:45 PM, 200 Mitchell Hall 

More information: History Event Calendar


November 16:

Department of Philosophy

Department Colloquium

Cleavis Headley (Florida Atlantic University)

3-5 PM, 317 Clement Hall 

More information: Philosophy Events Calendar


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