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The Humanities Scheduling Calendar is a working document, where Departments within the Humanities disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences may list their upcoming events for the next twelve months. It can be used by faculty, staff and students when planning events, in order to avoid scheduling conflicts. Access to the Scheduling Calendar information is open. In order to list an event on the scheduling calendar, please submit the event details by using the following form:

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Fall 2017


August 30 - 8:00pm : BookTalk at Books & Books : June Teufel Dreyer, Professor of Political Science, Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun: Sino-Japanese Relations, Past and Present


September 7 - 4:00pm : Fall Reception for Humanities Faculty & Graduate Students, Wesley Gallery

September 14-15 : Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture Series: Elizabeth Hill Boone, Professor and Chair, History of Art, Tulane University. Wesley Gasllery. Spatial Grammars: The Union of Art and Writing in the Painted Books of Aztec Mexico

September 29 - 12:30pm : Expanding Career Opportunities for PhDs in the Humanities: Teaching at Community Colleges (For UM Humanities Faculty & Grad Students)


October 4 - 8:00pm : BookTalk at Books & Books : Simon Evnine, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Making Objects and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms

October 6: 2016-2017 Center for the Humanities Fellows Symposium, Otto G. Richter Library, Third Floor Conference Room

October 19-20 : Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture Series: Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History; Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of History, Harvard University. Wesley Gallery. Making Black Citizenship: The Importance and Limits of the Law


November 1 - 8:00pm : BookTalk at Books & Books : Nathan Timpano, Assistant Professor of Art History, Constructing the Viennese Modern Body: Art, Hysteria, and the Puppet

November 9 - 7:00pm : Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture Series: Richard P. Martin, Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics, Stanford University. Wesley Gallery. Homeric Poetry and Local Religion: Cults of Zeus in the 'Iliad'

November 10: Conference: Homer and His Legacy - More information coming soon

Spring 2018


January 24 - 8:00pm : BookTalk at Books & Books : Christine Arce, Assistant Professor of Spanish, México’s Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women


February 5-6: Phi Beta Kappa Lecture: Thomas Laqueur, University of California, Berkeley, Why Do We Care for the Dead

February 15-16:  Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture Series: Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Professor of History, Professor of African and African-American Studies, Harvard University

February 21 - 8:00pm : BookTalk at Books & Books : Pamela Geller, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The Bioarchaeology of Socio-Sexual Lives: Queering Common Sense About Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

February 22 - 4:30pm: Animal Studies and Environmental Humanities Lecture:  Alan Mikhail, Professor of History, Yale University. Otto G. Richter Library, Third Floor Conference Room


March 1-3: The Many Fourteenth Amendments, Shalala Student Center, Third Floor, Activities Room (Cosponsored by the Center for the Humanities)

March 1-2 : Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture Series: Dylan C. Penningroth, Professor of History & Law, University of California Berkeley, Wesley Gallery. Law for a Gospel Church: African American Religion and Legal Culture, 1865-1970

March 28 - 8:00pm : BookTalk at Books & Books : Karen Mathews, Assistant Professor of Art & Art History, Conflict, Commerce, and an Aesthetic of Appropriation in the Italian Maritime Cities, 1000-1150


April 5 : Edith Bleich Speaker Series: Ingrid Rowland, Professor of History, University of Notre Dame