UIC Institute for the Humanities


Conferences

Annual Conference of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes

Networking the Humanities: Technologies, Communities, Globalization

Thursday, October 24- Saturday, October 26, 1996
Institute for the Humanities 
University of Illinois at Chicago

All sessions take place in the Institute for the Humanities, Stevenson Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, October 24
2 pm: Registration

3-5 pm: Meeting of CHCI Steering Committee
Chair:  Kathleen Woodward, Center for Twentieth Century Studies, 
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

5-6 pm: Business Meeting of Center Directors, Associate Directors, and Assistant Directors
Chair:  Kathleen Woodward, Center for Twentieth Century Studies,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

6 pm: Cocktails and Dinner, 2850 University Hall

Friday, October 25
Directors’ Sessions:  Institute for the Humanities
9-10:30 am: Networking the Humanities I:  Global Connections
Iain McCalman, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University
Tilottama Rajan, Center for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario
Steven Connor, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Culture and the Humanities,
Birkbeck College, University of London
Moderator:  Betty Jean Craige, Humanities Center, University of Georgia

10:30-11 am: Break

11-12:30 am:  Networking the Humanities II:  Partnerships with the Public and Private Sector
Morris A. Kaplan, Mayer and Morris A. Kaplan Family Foundation
Eileen Mackevich, Executive Producer, Chicago Humanities Festival
Willard E. White, Vice President for Development, Field Museum of Natural History
Moderator:  Paul Hunter, Chicago Humanities Institute, University of Chicago

12:30-2 am: Lunch
Stevenson Hall Lower Level

Public Sessions:  Lecture Center C3
2-3:30 pm: Emerging Global Perspectives in the Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies I
Ella Shohat, Cultural Studies/Women’s Studies, CUNY
“Globalization and the Nation:  Toward a Multicultural Feminist Critique”
Moderator:  Faye Ginsburg, Center for Media, Culture and History, NYU

4-5:30 pm: Emerging Global Perspectives in the Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies II
Dina Iordanova, Rockefeller Fellow, Chicago Humanities Institute, University of Chicago
“Global Projections and Mass Mediating of Ethnic Conflict:  Conceptualizing the Balkans in Film”
Panivong Norindr, French and Fellow, Center for Twentieth Century Studies,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
“French Tropical Medicine and Empire:  Medical and Literary Constructions of the Colonial Body”
Andrew Wernick, Cultural Studies and Methodologies for the Study of Western History and Culture, Trent University, Canada
“Most Exceptional:  From DeCoubertin to the 25th Olympiad”
Moderator:  E. Ann Kaplan, Humanities Institute, SUNY/Stony Brook

Saturday, October 26
Directors’ Sessions:  Institute for the Humanities
9-10:30 am: Area Studies and Subject Areas
Randolph Starn, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley
Gabriele Schwab, Critical Theory Institute, UC Irvine
Douglas Bennett, Vice President, American Council of Learned Societies
Moderator:  Marianne DeKoven, Institute for Research on Women,
Douglass College, Rutgers University

11-12 am: Funding Scholarly Communities
Whitney Davis, Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities, Northwestern University
Peter Copek, Center for the Humanities, Oregon State University
Moderator:  Patricia O’Brien, University of California Humanities Research Institute, UC Irvine
                        
Open Sessions:  Lecture Center C3
1-2 pm: Emerging Technologies and the Research in the Humanities and Arts
Jerome McGannEnglish, University of Virginia
“Bodies Electric; or, The Modern Scholarly Prometheus (Our Hideous Progeny)”
Moderator:  Gene Ruoff, Institute for the Humanities, University of Illinois at Chicago

2-3:15 pm: Virtual Collections
Martin Mueller, English, Northwestern University
Digital Text Resources
Mark Olsen, ARTFL, University of Chicago
ARTFL Project
Robert Bruegmann and Peter Bacon Hales, Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago Architecture Project
Moderator:  Gene Ruoff, Institute for the Humanities, University of Illinois at Chicago

3:30-4:45 pm: Virtual Communities
Wendy Plotkin, History, University of Illinois at Chicago
H-NET:  History On-Line
Janet Smarr, Comparative Literature, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
CIC Women Writers of the Renaissance Project
James Sosnoski, English, University of Illinois at Chicago
Tic-Toc (Teaching in Cyberspace Through On-Line Courses)
Moderator:  Gene Ruoff, Institute for the Humanities, University of Illinois at Chicago

Cosponsored by:
Institute for the Humanities, University of Illinois at Chicago
The Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes

With support from:
Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities (Northwestern University)
Center for Twentieth Century Studies (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Chicago Humanities Institute (University of Chicago)
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Office of the Chancellor (University of Illinois at Chicago)


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