Humanities Forum

Jonathan Hsy

Visualizing Deafness

Humanities Forum — MEMS Colloquium Lecture Jonathan Hsy, Associate Professor of English, George Washington University “Visualizing Deafness: Language Manuals and Manual Languages in Premodern Archives” Thursday, October 18, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Building on research on manual-kinetic communication in medieval and early modern Europe, this presentation suggests possibilities for a prehistory of Deaf …

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Simon P. Newman

Thinks Himself Free: Escaped Slaves in 18th Century Britain

Humanities Forum — Webb Lecture Simon P. Newman, Sir Denis Brogan Professor of American History, University of Glasgow “Thinks Himself Free: Escaped Slaves in 18th Century Britain” Tuesday, October 23, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery There were thousands of enslaved people in eighteenth-century Britain, brought from around the world by colonists, merchants, planters, …

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Dorothy E. Roberts

Race, Racism, and the New Social Science

Humanities Forum and Social Sciences Forum 40th Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture Dorothy E. Roberts, the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology, and Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, University of Pennsylvania “Race, Racism, and the New Social Science” Wednesday, November 14, …

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Amy Bhatt

High-Tech Housewives and H-4 “Dreamers”

Humanities Forum Amy Bhatt, Associate Professor, Gender + Women’s Studies; and Affiliate Associate Professor in the Language, Literacy, and Culture and Asian Studies Programs “High-Tech Housewives and H-4 ‘Dreamers’: South Asian Immigration in a Changing Landscape” Wednesday, December 5, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Tech companies such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft promote the …

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Guillermo Gómez-Peña Unplugged: A Brand New Spoken-word Monologue by el Mad Mex

Humanities Forum Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Chicano performance artist, writer, activist, and educator “Guillermo Gómez-Peña Unplugged: A Brand New Spoken-word Monologue by el Mad Mex” Tuesday, September 13, 7 p.m.  Proscenium Theatre, Performing Arts and Humanities Building Guillermo Gómez-Peña, aka “El border brujo,” draws from his 30-year archive to present a unique perspective on the future of the …

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Franchesca Ramsey: “Your Powerful Online Voice: Social Media for Social Change”

Humanities Forum Wednesday, February 18 | 7:30 p.m. [Rescheduled from Tuesday, February 17] Critical Social Justice: Creating Brave Spaces Franchesca Ramsey, vlogger University Center Ballroom  Vlogger Franchesca Ramsey discusses her approach to harnessing the power of social media across multiple platforms in order to engage in meaningful dialogues about social justice. Inspired by her interactions …

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An Evening with Sonia Nazario, author, Enrique’s Journey

Humanities Forum Tuesday, September 23 | 7:00 p.m. Sonia Nazario, Author, Enrique’s Journey  University Center Ballroom, University Center (3rd Floor)   Sonia Nazario, author of the national bestseller, Enrique’s Journey, recounts the odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship to reach his mother in the United States. Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper …

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Hispanic Americans: The Cosmic Race

Humanities Forum Tuesday, September 10 | 4:00 p.m. “Hispanic Americans: The Cosmic Race,” Marie Arana, Writer and Literary Editor Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery This Humanities Forum lecture is sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities and the Latino Hispanic Family Association. Throughout her career as a writer, Marie Arana has aimed to explain who …

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Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of The South Tell Their Tales

Humanities Forum Wednesday, November 20 | 4:00 p.m. “Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of The South Tell Their Tales,” E. Patrick Johnson, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies, Northwestern University University Center Ballroom Korenman Lecture This Humanities Forum is sponsored by the Department of Gender and Women Studies, and co-sponsored with the …

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Blackface Imagery and Its Answers: Stereotyping from the Early Civil Rights Era to the Obama Era

Wednesday, February 27, 7:00 p.m. Proscenium Theater, Performing Arts and Humanities Building Thulani Davis, Journalist, Playwright and Author “Blackface Imagery and Its Answers: Stereotyping from the Early Civil Rights Era to the Obama Era” Humanities Forum Tracing the cycles of call-and-response to generations of repeated, reworked and “reloaded” visual stereotypes of African Americans from their …

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