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In addition to providing faculty and graduate students intellectual space to conduct original research, the Institute for the Humanities offers a wide range of public events. Major categories of programs appear below. Specific events can also be found by looking at our event calendar.

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Mar 7 2024

Faculty Fellow Lecture Series: Elise Archias, Art History, "Art in the Face of Managerial Domination: an introduction to a study of Joan Mitchell and Melvin Edwards"

Thursday, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Institute for the Humanities, 153 Behavioral Sciences Building
Mar 9 2024

Mushrooms and the Arts Workshop

Saturday, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
UIC Art and Exhibition Hall
Mar 11 2024

The Roadblock State: Highways, Automobility, and Taxation in Lebanon, 1920-1950 - A Workshop with Zack Cuyler

Monday, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Institute for the Humanities. Behavioral Sciences Building. Suite 153
Mar 12 2024

Faculty Fellow Lecture Series: Penelope Dean, Architecture, "Thinking Like a Customer"

Tuesday, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Institute for the Humanities, 153 Behavioral Sciences Building
Mar 13 2024

Asian Americans and Divergent Movements for Racial Justice After “Affirmative Action"

Wednesday, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Mar 14 2024

On Diva Worship: Trans Femininity and Gay Life

Thursday, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Institute for the Humanities. Behavioral Sciences Building
Mar 25 2024

Elastic Empire: Refashioning War through Aid in Palestine - A book talk with Lisa Bhungalia

Monday, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
Institute for the Humanities. Behavioral Sciences Building. Suite 153
Mar 26 2024

Resident Graduate Scholar Seminar Series: Shilpa Menon, Department of Anthropology, ""You Must Learn to Jostle in Like Us": Governance, Cis Feminists, and Trans Politics”

Tuesday, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Institute for the Humanities, 153 Behavioral Sciences Building
Mar 29 2024

Spiraling towards autocratic abyss: The turbulent journey of Bangladesh

Friday, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Virtual and Institute for the Humanities, 153 Behavioral Sciences Building
Apr 2 2024

Resident Graduate Scholar Seminar Series: Dipti Sherchan, Department of Anthropology "A Government for Artists: Making Modern Art/Institution under Monarchy"

Tuesday, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Institute for the Humanities, 153 Behavioral Sciences Building
Apr 4 2024

Speculating on methods and ethics in Queer/Trans Studies

Thursday, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm
Institute for the Humanities, Behavioral Sciences Building
Apr 10 2024

SEENEXT talk: Strange but Familiar: Connected Histories between Poland and Vietnam after 1955

Wednesday, 5:00 pm–7:30 pm
Institute for the Humanities. Behavioral Sciences Building
Apr 11 2024

A Second Sight

Thursday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Institute for the Humanities, 153 Behavioral Sciences Building
Apr 11 2024

Between Banat: Queer Arab Critique and Transnational Arab Archives

Thursday, 3:00 pm–4:30 pm
101 Taft Hall
Apr 17 2024

Creations: Paradise Lost, the Popol Vuh, and the Diné Bahane' in Dialogue

Wednesday, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Institute for the Humanities. Behavioral Sciences Building
Apr 18 2024

“Athletic warriors – warlike athletes? On the relationship between sport and war in ancient Greece”

Thursday, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Institute for the Humanities, Behavioral Sciences Building
Apr 23 2024

Institute Spring Reception

Tuesday, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Behavioral Sciences Building