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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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Spring 2017


January 25 - 8:00pm : BookTalk at Books & Books : State of Nature, Stages of Society: Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse, Frank Palmeri, Professor of English

January 27 - 12:30pm : New Voices on DH : Lindsay Thomas, Assistant Professor of English, University of Miami; Susanna Allés Torrent, Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami. Moderator: Mihoko Suzuki, Director, Center for the Humanities. Otto G. Richter Library, Third Floor Conference Room.


February 2 : Edith Bleich Speaker Series : Joshua Katz, Cotsen Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics, Princeton University, What Is English and How Do We Know?, United Wesley Gallery

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

February 8 - 12:00pm : Edward Slingerland, Professor of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Data from Dead Minds (and More): What the Humanities Can Offer the Cognitive Sciences, Flipse Building Room 502. Presented by the UM Cognitive Studies Network. For more information please contact Brendan Balcerak Jackson.

February 16 - 4:00pm : Carolyn Dinshaw, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, English, New York University and Marget Long, Associate Director, Punctum Books. Department of English Lecture. For further information, please contact Tom Goodmann: (Cosponsored by the Center for the Humanities)

February 16 - 6:30pm : William Uricchio, Professor of Comparative Media Studies, M.I.T., From Medium to Mission: Recalibrating the Documentary for the Digital Age, Cosford Cinema. School of Communications Department of Cinema & Interactive Media Lecture. (Cosponsored by the Center for the Humaities)

February 24 - 12:30pm : Expanding Career Opportunities for PhDs in the Humanities: Teaching at Independent Schools, Dan Cohen, Maumee Valley Country Day School (English & Social Studies); Lauren Lane, Palmer Trinity School (History); and Steven Sowell, Louisville Collegiate School (English), School of Nursing, Executive Board Room


March 2 - 7:00pm : Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture Series : Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Distinguished Professor of History, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Adjusting Our Lenses to Make Women Visible, Wesley Gallery

March 2-4 : Conference: Expanding Visions: Women in the Early Modern World
Keynote Speaker: Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Distinguished Professor of History, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
For more information about the conference, click here.

March 8 - 8:00pm : BookTalk at Books & Books : Big Bosses: A Working Girl’s Memoir of Jazz Age America, Robin Bachin, Charlton W. Tebeau Associate Professor of History and Assistant Provost for Civic and Community Engagement

March 21 - 3:00pm : SEEDS Distinguished Lectureship Series: Barbara H. Fiese, Director, Family Resiliency Center & Professor, Human Development & Family Studies, Why Family Mealtimes Matter: The Science and Politics of Food, Family, and Children's Health. Newman Alumni Center, Bruce and Robbi Toll Library. Please click here to RSVP by March 17, 2017. For more information, please contact Marisol Capellan or call 305-284-2971.

March 23 - 4:30pm : Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, Peter Holland, Professor and McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies, University of Notre Dame, United Wesley Gallery (This lecture is presented with the support of the ACCAC Distinguished Lecturers Program)

March 23 - 3:30pm : Gerhard Weinberg, Professor Emeritus of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Miller Center Auditorium (Department of History's Speaker Series)

March 27 - 7:00pm : Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture Series : Siddhartha Mukherjee, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, Can We THINK Our Way Out Of Cancer?, Gusman Concert Hall


April 5 - 8:00pm : BookTalk at Books & Books : The Social Value of Drug Addicts: Uses of the Useless, Bryan Page, Professor of Anthropology

April 13 - 3:30pm : Glenn Hendler, Professor and Chair, Department of English, Fordham University, Whitman, Melville, and the State at the End of the Civil War, Ashe Administration Building, Room 427. English Department Lecture

April 14 - 3:30pm : Modernities Interdisciplinary Research Group Lecture: Vladimir Kulić, Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University School of Architecture, Spaces of Non-Alignment: Urban Planning and the Global Cold War in Socialist Yugoslavia. Otto G. Richter Library, Third Floor Conference Room

April 18 - 4:00pm : The Future of Academic Publishing: Seth Denbo, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives, American Historical Association; Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Associate Executive Director and Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association; Alison Muddit, Director, University of California Press. Otto G. Richter Library, Third Floor Conference Room

April 20 - 4:30pm : Digital Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Group Lecture: Diversity is Not a Luxury in DH: New Challenges Post-2016, Martha Nell Smith, Professor of English, Founding Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, University of Maryland. Otto G. Richter Library, Third Floor Conference Room


May 19 - 20 : Medical Humanities Summer Institute - Day 1: Global Health  |  Day 2: Medical Humanities for Practioners, Newman Alumni Center. Click here for more information and registration


Fall 2017


September 14-15 : Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture Series: Elizabeth Hill Boone, Professor and Chair, History of Art, Tulane University


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. Making Black Citizenship: The Importance and Limits of the Law


November 9-10 : Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture Series: Richard P. Martin, Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics, Stanford University

Spring 2018


February 5-6: Phi Beta Kappa Lecture: Thomas Laqueur, University of California, Berkeley

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 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:  14th Amendment Symposium. (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


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