CAS Cosponsored Events Archive

American Indian Studies Program

Academic Year 2004
Spiderwoman Theatre
American Indian Studies Program

September 14, 2004
Charlie Hill: On and Off the Res with Charlie Hill
American Indian Studies

Art History Program

Academic Year 2005
Ziff Lecture: Lowery Stokes Sims: Technique and
Representation in the Work of African-American Artists
Department of Art History

Asian American Studies Program

Academic Year 2006
Lisa Lowe: Coolie, Middleman, Semi-Periphrey:
Metaphors of Asian Labor
Department of Asian American Studies

March 7 and 8, 2008

Philippine Palimpsests: Filipino Studies in the 21st Century conference
Reynaldo Ileto (National University of Singapore)
Asian American Studies

Academic Year 2005
Angela Oh: Solving Tough Problems–
The Intersection of Law, Society, and Spirit
Department of Asian American Studies

Center for African Studies

Academic Year 2000
Africa’s Road to the Millenium:  Challenges and Changes.
AIASA for UIUC Grad St Conference
Department of African Studies

Academic Year 2002
Martin Luther King Commemorative Symposium
Where Do We Go From Here:  Chaos or Community
Robert Moses, the author and executive director of The Algebra Project
Judy Richardson, associate producer of “Eyes on the Prize”
African-American Cultural Program

September 13- 14, 2007
Women and HIV/AIDS in Africa and the Diaspora Symposium
Center for African Studies

Academic Year 2005
Neil Smith: Beyond a Boundary: Theorizing the Global
through Area, Ethinic and Gender Studies
Center for African Studies
Academic Year 2005
Nwando Schebe: When Glances Meet: Interrogating
African Womanhood from Within and Without
Center for African Studies
Fall 2001
27th Symposium
Department of African Studies

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Academic Year 2005
Carolo Henriquez Consalvi and Georgina Hernanadez
Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Academic Year 2006
Andrew Murry Watson:  Agricultural Innovation in Early
Islamic Civilisation, and Its Impact Upon the West
Department of S. Asian/Middle East Studies
Academic Year 2003
Irfan Habib: Is Islamic Science Possible?
Department of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Collaborative for Cultural Heritage and Museum Practices

April 24 and 25, 2008
Contested Cultural Heritage: Religion and Nationalism in a Global Work conference
Donny George Youkhanna (formerly Iraq National Museum, SUNY at Stony Brook)
“Mayhem in Mesopotamia: The Interplay of Religion, Nationalism, and Global Politics in Iraq’s Cultural Heritage”
The Collaborative for Cultural Heritage and Museum Practices (CHAMP) and Spurlock Museum

College of Engineering

Fall 2008
Engineering and Technology Studies at Illinois and
Program in Science and Technology Studies
Engineering, Technology & Culture

Although everyone benefits from the products of engineering creativity and productivity, engineering and technology are seldom studied by scholars as human activities.  Thus engineers, engineering, and technology are under-represented on the intellectual landscape in a way that is inconsistent with their importance in the twenty-first century.  The study of engineering and technology from philosophical, historical, cultural, behavioral, and sociological perspectives is essential to address important contemporary problems at the interface of technology and society.

Movies Even an Engineer Would Love:  Stories About Culture and Technology

An Interdisciplinary Film Series.  In this film series, each story shows the human dramas of the modern technologies that surround us. The technological systems seen here invite us to consider the relationships between technical decisions and sustainability, culture, and identity. Join us for screenings of these award-winning films, each followed by a brief discussion. All events are free and open to the public.

All screenings will run from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana.

Organized by  Christian Sandvig (Communication), Michael Loui (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and David Goldberg (Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering).

Sponsored by: Center for Advanced Study; College of Engineering; Coordinated Science Laboratory; Deere & Company; Department of Aerospace Engineering; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Department of Computer Science; Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering; Graduate School of Library and Informational Science; Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities; Institute of Aviation Human Factors; National Center for Supercomputing Applications

College of Law

Academic Year 2005
Shoben/Leipold–Memory and Law

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Academic Year 2005
Nina Baym: Retirement Celebration
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership

Academic Year 2006
Ellen Handler Spitz: The Brightening Eye: Imagination & Childhood
Department of Educational Policy Studies

Department of Advertising

April 2008
Marjora Carter
Ecologies of Consumption: Markets, Sustainability, and Consumer Culture
Advertising

Department of African American Studies

November 7, 2007
Jill Nelson (journalist and author)
“Who You callin @#$%&*!?: The Assault on Black Women by Popular, Political, and Personal Culture”
Department of African American Studies

Academic Year 2003
2003 MLK Celebration: Kenneth Kaunda:
The Liberation of Southern Africa
African-American Cultural Program
Academic Year 2003
Aaron McGruder: What’s the Color of Funny?
Race, Society and Comic Strips
African-American Cultural Program

Department of Anthropology

Spring 2009
Global Cultural Heritage: Contesting the Past, Managing Its Future
Davenport Hall, Room 109A
3-5pm
For more information contact: Helaine Silverman (Anthropology)

April 4, 2008
Roland Fletcher (University of Sydney)
Angkor: The Living City
Department of Anthropology

Academic Year 2005
Stanley Greaves: A Dialogue with the Artist
Department of Anthropology

Department of Classics

Academic Year 2002
Christopher Rattle: Recent Work at Aphrodisias
Department of Classics

March 28, 2008
Symposium honoring Professor William M. Calder III
Mortimer Chambers (UCLA)
“William M. Calder III and the History of Classical Scholarship”
Department of the Classics

Academic Year 2003
Women’s Rituals in Context
Department of Classics

Department of Crop Sciences

January 26, 2009 until February 3, 2009
Charles G. Kurland
University of Lund, Sweden
Crop Sciences

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Academic Year 2005
Conference: How to Read Chinese Poetry
Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
Fall 2008
CAS/MillComm
Symposium
Department of East Asian Lang & Cultures

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

October 26, 2009
4pm
Beckman Auditorium
Klaus von Klitzing (Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart)
Quantum Leap to Nanoelectronics
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Dept. of Physics
For more information contact Jean-Pierre Leburton (ECE) or Laura Greene (Physics)

Department of English

Academic Year 2000
Sanjay Kak film
In the Forest Hangs a Bridge
Department of English

Academic Year 2002
Postcolonial Studies and Beyond Conference
April 25-28, 2002
Department of English
Academic Year
A Visit with Katherine Vaz
Department of English
Academic Year 2004
Gregory Orr: A Visit with Gregory Orr
Department of English

Department of French

Academic Year 2002
State of the Art
Department of French Cultural Studies
Academic Year 2002
French Cultural Studies

April 8-10, 2010

Marcel Proust and His Era
conference
Keynote: Jonah Lehrer, Proustian Intuitions: What Marcel Proust Can Teach Neuroscientists about Memory

French

For more information contact Patrick Bray or Larry Schehr (French)

Academic Year 2004
Frederic Martel: The Gay Question in France:
The struggle for Domestic Partnership
Department of French Studies

April 17, 2009
2 pm, 2090B Foreign Languages Building
Patrick Greaney (University of Colorado, Boulder)
‘The Beautiful Language of My Century’: Gendered ‘Detournement’ in Guy Debord and Asger Jorn’s ‘Memoires’
Department of French
For more information contact Larry Schehr (French)

March 28 and 29, 2008
Rhetoric of the Other: From Previsibility to Hypervisibility Symposium
Elisabeth Ladenson (Columbia University)
“Snails and Oysters:  A Brief History of Queerness”
Anne Garetta (Université de Haute Bretagne)
“Le Queer Paradoxe francais”
Department of French

Academic Year 2003
James Mandrell: Images of Gender in Country Music
Department of French
Academic Year 2003
20th-Century French Studies Colloquium
March 27, 2003
Department of French
Academic Year 2003
Therese Kuoh-Moukoury:
Rencontres Essentielles: Texes et Contextes
March 15, 2003
Department of French

Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science

November 8-10, 2007
Annual Meeting
Association of Am Geograhers West Lakes Division
Broadening Our Connections
Tom Baerwald (President, Association of American Geographers)
Department of Geography

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Academic Year 2004
Urbana-Munich-Berline Medieval Studies
Department of Germanic, Language & Literature
Academic Year 2005
Heide Wunder: Women in the Public Sphere
in  Early Modern German and Europe
Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures
Academic Year 2005
Marianna Kalinke: Theodore M. Anderson:
Medieval Iceland and Literary History
Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures

October 30, 2008 — 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Levis Faculty Center (Reading Room)
Romantic Spaces,  Romantic Imaginations (A Colloquium)
Speakers: Azade Seyhan (Bryn Mawr University), Jörn Steigerwald (Freie
Universität Berlin), Carsten Strathausen (University of Missouri), Brad Prager
(University of Missouri)
Germanic Languages and Literatures

Department of History

Academic Year 2006
Jennifer L. Morgan: Accounting for Women in Slavery:
Demography & Epistemology in Early African-American History
Department of History
Academic Year 2004
Globalism and the Shaw Brothers Cinema:
Constructing Pan-Chnese Cultures
Department of History

June 18-20, 2009
General Lounge, Room 210, Illini Union
Russia’s Role in Human Mobility: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives conference
History
For more information contact Eugene M. Avrutin or John Randolph

February 15, 2008
Erez Manella (Harvard)
Two talks:

Discussion of The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism

A Pox on Your Narrative: Writing Disease Control into Postwar International History
Department of History

March 12, 2008
Lincoln Bicentennial Lecture Series
James M. McPherson (Princeton University)
Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-on-Chief
Department of History

Academic Year 2003
Joanne Meyerowitz: How Sex Changed:
An Excellent History of Transsexuality in US
Department of History
Academic Year 2005
Eileen Findley: Rapto and Race in Late-19th-Century Puerto Rico
Department of History
Academic Year 2005
History Colloquium: Midwest Labor and Working Class
Department of History
January 2001
CAS/MillerComm
Department of History
November 13, 2008
Louis Perez
J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History
U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Cultural Politics of Identity and the Cuban Revolution
History

Department of Linguistics

Academic Year 2000
SALA  Conference
Department of Linguistics

Academic Year 2002
Honorary Symposium: Braj Kacchru: World Englishes
October 19-20, 2002
Department of Linguistics
Academic Year 2004
9th Phonology Laboratory
Department of Linquistics
Academic Year 2005
19th Symposium: Arabic Linquistics
Department of Linquistics

Academic Year 2005
Language, Culture, Globalization:
Perspective from S. Asian Languages Conference
Department of Linquistics

January 2001
Symposium Initiative
Department of Linguistics

October 9, 2008
Yamuna and Braj Kachru Distinguished Lectureship
Professor Kingsley Bolton
Linguistics

Department of Mathematics

Academic Year 2005
Joseph Doob Memorium
Department of Math

Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering

September 2008
50th Anniversary
Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering

Department of Philosophy

April 3, 2009
General Lounge, Room 210, Illini Union
Kant, Proust, and the Appeal of Beauty
Richard Moran (Philosophy, Harvard University)
Philosophy
For more information contact Richard Mohr (Philosophy)

May 1, 2009
General Lounge, Room 210, Illini Union
Sexual Selves: A Conference on Sexuality and Sexual Identity
Society of the Philosophy of Sex and Love
Philosophy
For more information contact Helga Varden (Philosophy)

 

Department of Physics

May 14 through 17, 2008
8th Annual Understanding Complex Systems Conference
Tim Buchman (former President of the Association of Critical Care Doctors)
David Campbell (Boston University)
“The Legacy of FPU”
Leo Kadanoff (former President of the American Physical Society)
Department of Physics

Academic Year 2005
Understanding Complex Systems: Networks
Department of Physics

October 26, 2009
4pm
Beckman Auditorium
Klaus von Klitzing (Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart)
Quantum Leap to Nanoelectronics
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Dept. of Physics
For more information contact Jean-Pierre Leburton (ECE) or Laura Greene (Physics)

Department of Psychology

March 13, 2009
4 pm,  Lucy Ellis Lounge
A Psychoanalytic Ethics of Translation: In Analytic Practice, in Translating Lacan’s Ecrits
Bruce Fink (Psychology, Duquesne University)
For more information contact Michael Finke (Slavic Languages and Literatures)

Department of Religion

Academic Year 2002
James F. Childress
Thulin Lecture
Department of Religious Studies

April 2, 2008
Religious Values and Environmental Thought series
Anna L. Peterson (University of Florida)
Religious Values and Environmental Practice
Department of Religion

Department of Sociology

Academic Year 2005
Patrick Brantlinger: Cannibals and Missionaries
Department of Sociology

Department of Spanish, Italian, Portugues

April 13, 2009
5 pm, Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building
Influence, Appropriation, Piracy: The Place of Spain in English Literary History
Barbara Fuchs (Romance Languages and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania)
Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese
For more information contact Marcus Keller (French)

April 18 and 19, 2008
Auerbach and the Future of Criticism Conference
Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

Academic Year 2005
Achy Obejas
Department of Spanish/Italian Portuguese

Department of Theatre

October 8 and 9, 2007
Tsitsi Dangarembga (novelist, playwright, and filmmaker)
“Everyone’s Child” (film); “Creating Zimbabwe as an Artist “
Department of Theatre

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

September 7, 2007
Using Plans: Symposium in honor of Lew Hopkins
Department of Urbana and Regional Planning

November 12, 2007
Terry Moore (ECONorthwest)
“A Framework for Public Policy”
Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Academic Year 2005
Richard Florida: Innovative Community
Planning Conference
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Academic Year 2005
Richard Killingsworth: Active Living Design:
Increasing Physical Activity Through Community Design
Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Drugs, Culture, and Society RSO

April 10-11, 2009
Levis Faculty Center
Self and Substance: Drugs, Culture, and Society conference
For more information contact Will Morris (History)

Graduate Student Organization

March 6, 7 and 8, 2008
9th Annual Graduate Women’s and Gender History Symposium
Sara Ahmedra  (Goldsmiths, University of London)
“Killing Joy: Feminism and the History of Happiness”
Saidiya Hartman (Columbia)
“Venus in Two Acts”
Department of History and Graduate Student Organization

Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities

Academic Year 2004
Understanding the 21st Century
The Department of IPRH

Institute of Communications Research

Academic Year 2004
Fifth Biennial Crossroads in Cultural Studies
Department of Communications Research

May 20-23, 2009
Advancing Human Rights Through Qualitative Research conference
Fifth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
Institute for Communications Research
For more information contact Norm Denzin (Institute of Communications Research)

May 14 through 17, 2008
4th Annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
Ethics, Evidence and Social Justice
International Center for Qualitative Inquiry

November 14, 2007
Sandra Braman (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
“Power in the Informational State: The Social Effects of Information Policy”
Institute of Communications Research

Academic Year 2003
James Gilbert: Counting on Erotics:
Afred Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior
April 10, 2003
Department of Communications Research

Academic Year 2005
Jacqueline Bobo: Subversive Spaces
and Resistant Black Women
Institue of Communications Research
Academic Year 2005
Linda Tuhiwai Smith And Janice Morse:
A Qualitiataive Inquiry Conference
Institution of Communications Research

Japan House

The Japanese Arts of Washi, Yugen and Noh
Kyoko Ibe
Japan House

Kinesiology and Comm Health

Academic Year 2003
Grant Farred: The Cultural Popular: Conceiving of
Muhammad Ali and Stuart Hall as Vernacular Intellectuals
Department of Kinesiology & Community Health

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavillion

Academic Year  2000
Black Women in Africa and the African Diaspora:
Identity, Culture, Politics
BWAAD Conference
Krannert Art Museum

October 24, 2008 through January 4, 2009

Curators: John Jennings and Damian Duffy
Out of Sequence Artists’ Panel
Krannert Art Museum

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

April 19 and 20, 2008
Aniruddha Knight (performer of bharata natyam)
Aniruddha Knight and Ensemble: From the Heart of a Tradition  (performance)
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Academic Year 2003
Susan Sontag & Jonathan Miller: Culture Talk
April 5, 2003
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Fall 2001
CAS/MillComm
William Symposium
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

October 28 and 29, 2008 — Illini Union Room 210
Translating the Middle Ages (Conference)
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Chancellor’s Office

Office of the Chancellor

January 17 and 18, 2008

Roger Payne (biologist, Ocean Alliance, playwright)

Lisa Harrow (actress) Sea Change: Reversing the Tide 
Krannert Center for Performing Arts

Office of the Dean of Students

Academic Year 2005
2005 MLK: Chris Benson
Office of the Dean of Students

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Academic Year 2004
2004 MLK: Christopher Edley: Commemorative Symposium
Office of the Dean of Students

Program in Medieval Studies

March 30, 2009
5 pm, Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building
Unhomely Encounters with Others in Medieval Travel Literature
Simon Gaunt (French, King’s College, London)
For more information contact Karen Fresco (French, Medieval Studies)

December 2007
A Symposium in Honor of C. Stephen Jaeger
Foucault’s History of Sexuality and the Middle Ages
Germanic Languages and Literatures

Academic Year 2005
Speaker Series: Medieval Literacy Theory: Camargo
Department of Medieval Studies

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

Academic Year 2004
Cinema after Communism
The Russian, E. Euro, and Eurasian Center

April 19-20, 2009
Allerton Park
Jews in the East European Borderlands
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
For more information contact Harriet Murav (Slavic Languages and Literatures)

June 19-21, 2008
Interpreting Emotion in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia
Keynote: Ronald G. Suny (University of Michigan)
“Thinking about Feelings: Affective Dispositions and Emotions in the Study of the Past”
Russian, East European, and Eurasion Center

School of Architecture

September 10-11, 2003
Japanese Methods of Wooden Construction
Mitsuharu Fukaya
School of Architecture

School of Art & Design

Academic Year 2006
2005 Ziff Lecture,  Barbara Lynes: Georgia O’Keeffe
& New Mexico: Identity & Place
Department of Art and Design

March 14, 2009
10 am – 5 pm, Krannert Art Museum Auditorium
Teaching Painting symposium
Art & Design
For more information contact Jonathan Fineberg (Art & Design)

April 28, 2008
Ziff Lecture
Henry Drewal, University of Wisconsin
Mami Wata and Santa Marta: Traveling Images and Ideas in African and the African Atlantic
Art & Design

Academic Year 2003
Ziff Lecture: Alexander Nemerov: The flight of Form
School of Art and Design
Academic Year 2003
Joshua Davis: Digital Web
School of Art and Design
Academic Year 2003
Aycock Visit, sculpture
School of Art and Design
Academic Year 2005
Linda Seidel:  Negotiating the Intersections of Art & Text
School of Art and Design
Academic Year 2005
Walking as Knowing as Making
School of Art and Design

School of Chemical Sciences

Academic Year 2005
CMC: Sir John Meurig-Thomas:
The Unpredictability of Science and Its Consequences(Drickamer)
School of Chemical Sciences

School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

April 13, 2009
5 pm, Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building
Influence, Appropriation, Piracy: The Place of Spain in English Literary History
Barbara Fuchs (Romance Languages and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania)
Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese
For more information contact Marcus Keller (French)

April 4, 5, and 6, 2008
38th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages
Barbara Bullock (The Pennsylvania State University)
“The Phonology of Bilinguals in a Contact Situation”
Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University)
“A Theory of Semantic Variation for Polarity Sensitive Items”
Grant Goodall  (University of California, San Diego)
“Experimenting with wh-movement in Spanish”
Michele Koven (University of Illinois)
“Indexing Identities through French and Portuguese: The Case of Second-Generation Portuguese Raised in France”

School of Music

January 18, 19, 21 & 22, 2000
Ian Hobson
Robert Schumann: The Great Works of the Piano Years 1830-39
Academic Year 2002
Ian Hobson
Frederic Chopin 1836-39: Evolution of a Genius
Academic Year 2004
Ingrid Monson
Jazz as Political and Musical Practice:On the Continuing Relevance of Practice Theory
Academic Year 2012
Ian Hobson
Robert Schumann 1810-1856: The Complete Solo Piano Music
Academic Year 20013
Ian Hobson
The Complete Solo Piano and Chamber Music with Piano of Johannes Brahms

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Academic Year 2000
Maruce Friedberg’s Retirement
Slavic Languages and Literatures

Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Among Youth

Academic Year 2005
SPIC-MACAY-Several Events

The Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society

Academic Year 2004
Michael Honey: Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights:
History and Continuing Struggle
Department of Democracy/Multiracial Society

November 2008
Howard Zehr
Restorative Justice: What It Is, Why It Works, and What It Means for Us
Democracy in a Multiracial Society

The Chicana/o Latina/o Association for Autonomous Anthropology (CHILA3)

April 22 – 27, 2008
Cultura Contra el Bloqeo: The Power, Politics and Cultural Production of Cuban Hip Hop in a Globalized World conference
The Chicana/o Latina/o Association for Autonomous Anthropology (CHILA3)

Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

May 7-8, 2009
Music Room, Levis Faculty Center

Feminist Futures conference
Patricia J. Williams (Law, Columbia University)
Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
For more information contact
Lauren Goodlad (English, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory)

May 1 and 2, 2008
Decolonizations: Subaltern Studies and Indigenous Critical Theory symposium
Rajeswari Sunder Rajan (New York University)
“Death and the Subaltern”
Elizabeth Povinelli (Columbia University)
“Economies of Abandonment”
Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory and the American Indian Studies Program

October 24, 2008  — 3-5:30 pm
Third Floor,  Levis Faculty Center
Photography By Other Means
Kaja Silverman
Criticism and Interpretative Theory

September 17-18, 2009
Levis Faculty Center
Theorizing Anglo-Saxon Studies Symposium
Medieval Studies
For more information contact Renee Trilling (English and Medieval Studies)

University YMCA

Lecture Series-Spring 2009
University YMCA Friday Forum

Fall Semester 2007
Friday Forum
University YMCA

Fall 2008
Friday Forum
University YMCA