UIC Institute for the Humanities


30th Anniversary Programs
A Series on "Crisis: Through the Lens of the Humanities"


We have heard considerable discussion lately about “the crisis in the Humanities.” But the UIC Institute for the Humanities will focus its 30th anniversary programming instead on how crisis appear through the lens of the humanities and ways that humanities help us understand the origins, nature, and scope of crisis. Our programming will explore the ideas, languages, and values that have defined and shaped institutional as well as individual responses to crises across time and place.

"Crisis: Epidemics"  Add To Calendar

Priscilla Wald, Duke University
  • Date(s): Wednesday, 3/6 4:00 PM to Wednesday, 3/6 5:00 PM
  • Campus Address: Lower Level, Stevenson Hall
  • Address: 701 South Morgan Street
  • Location: Institute for the Humanities, Lower Level, Stevenson Hall
  • Contact: Linda Vavra
  • Email: huminst@uic.edu
  • Phone: 312-996-6354
How have epidemics been constructed over time? When does something become an
epidemic? Who decides?
30th Anniversary Event.

Priscilla Wald

Speaker: Priscilla Wald, Duke University
Author of Contagious: Culture, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative (Duke University
Press, 2008).

Lecture at 4pm in the Institute for Humanities
Lecture Title: "Outbreak: Contagion, Sensation, and the Obscured Geography of Poverty"

Dinner Conversation to follow in the Institute for the Humanities with Lisa Freeman (UIC English), Brian Kay (UIC Biological Sciences) and Sandy Sufian (UIC Medical Education, Disability and Human Development).
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Institute for the Humanities (MC206)
701 South Morgan, Lower Level / Stevenson Hall
Chicago, IL 60607-7040

Phone (312) 996-6352   Fax (312) 996-2938
Email huminst@uic.edu

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