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Co-Sponsored Events Archive

In addition to our regular activities, the Center has always been pleased to cosponsor events hosted and coordinated by campus units. By offering grants to offset the costs associated with a visiting speaker or an entire conference, we help to ensure that our university continues to serve as a venue for the vibrant exchange of ideas for our on- and off-campus audiences.

American Indian Studies Program

Academic Year 2004
Spiderwoman Theatre

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

Art History Program

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

Asian American Studies Program

March 7 and 8, 2008
Philippine Palimpsests: Filipino Studies in the 21st Century conference
Reynaldo Ileto (National University of Singapore)

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

Academic Year 2005
Angela Oh
Solving Tough Problems–The Intersection of Law, Society, and Spirit

Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center

March 31, 2018
Black and Latino Male Summit

Campus Faculty Association

February 8, 2017
Christopher Newfield
The Populist University: Expanding Public Colleges in the Trump Administration

Center for African Studies

November 8, 2018
Cheick Hamla Diabate
Music from Mali performance

April 26, 2018
Eyamba Bokamba retirement reception

April 6-7, 2018
The Caliphate of Hamdallahi: The View from Within
With the Department of History

April 11-13, 2017
Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited
Mhoze Chikowero
Performance and discussion

May 19-22, 2015
Health in Africa and the Post-2015 Millennium Development Agenda Symposium

March 2-4, 2015
Power Africa: Promises, Potentials, Pitfalls, and Possible Alternatives

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

Academic Year 2005
Neil Smith
Beyond a Boundary: Theorizing the Global through Area, Ethnic and Gender Studies

Academic Year 2005
Nwando Schebe
When Glances Meet: Interrogating African Womanhood from Within and Without

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

Fall 2001
27th Symposium

Academic Year 2000
AIASA Graduate Student Conference
Africa’s Road to the Millenium:  Challenges and Changes

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

April 3-4, 2015
Midwest Workshop on Latin American History

Academic Year 2005
Carolo Henriquez Consalvi and Georgina Hernanadez

Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

January 26, 2018
Global Middle East: Into the 21st Century conference

Academic Year 2006
Andrew Murry Watson
Agricultural Innovation in Early Islamic Civilisation, and Its Impact Upon the West

Academic Year 2003
Irfan Habib
Is Islamic Science Possible?

Center for Writing Studies

October 26-27, 2016
Center for Writing Studies Inaugural Symposium
Jonathan Alexander (UC Irvine) and Deborah Brandt (UW Madison)

Collaborative for Cultural Heritage and Museum Practices (CHAMP)

April 23, 2015
Entrepreneurial Heritage and the Information Economy

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”

College of Engineering

Fall 2008
Engineering and Technology Studies at Illinois and
Program in Science and Technology Studies
Movies Even an Engineer Would Love:  Stories About Culture and Technology

College of Law

October 26, 2015
The Legitimacy of Target Killings: An Exchange Between Jeremy Waldron and Michael S. Moore

Academic Year 2005
Shoben/Leipold
Memory and Law

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Academic Year 2005
Nina Baym: Retirement Celebration

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

Academic Year 2003
2003 MLK Celebration
Kenneth Kaunda
The Liberation of Southern Africa

Academic Year 2003
Aaron McGruder
What’s the Color of Funny? Race, Society and Comic Strips

Department of Anthropology

Spring 2009
Global Cultural Heritage: Contesting the Past, Managing Its Future

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

Academic Year 2005
Stanley Greaves
A Dialogue with the Artist

Department of Asian American Studies

April 6-7, 2018
Asia Unbound conference

April-May 2015
Asian/American Film series

Department of Classics

Spring 2019
Race Work and the Classics workshop

May 18-19, 2018
Classical Receptions Workshop

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

Academic Year 2003
Women’s Rituals in Context

Academic Year 2002
Christopher Rattle
Recent Work at Aphrodisias

Department of Crop Sciences

January 26, 2009 until February 3, 2009
Charles G. Kurland (University of Lund, Sweden)

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Academic Year 2005
Conference: How to Read Chinese Poetry

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

October 26, 2009
Klaus von Klitzing (Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart)
Quantum Leap to Nanoelectronics

Department of English

Academic Year 2004
A Visit with Gregory Orr

Academic Year 2003
A Visit with Katherine Vaz

April 25-28, 2002
Postcolonial Studies and Beyond Conference

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

British Modernities Group

April 20021, 2018
Stranger Things: The Weird, the Paranormal, and the Problem of Belief
Program

May 4-5, 2017
"Changing the Subject": Subjectivity, Habitus, Behavior, and the End of the Subject

May 1-2, 2015
Bad Books: Mass Genres, Material Cultures, and Aesthetic Valuation Conference

Department of French and Italian

October 21, 2016
Freedom of Speech in the Age of New Media and New Publics: France, Europe and Beyond
With European Union Center, Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US

October 29, 2015
Pasolini Across the Media: A Symposium to Honor the Multifarious Italian Poet 40 Years After His Assassination

April 8-10, 2010
Marcel Proust and His Era
Keynote: Jonah Lehrer
Proustian Intuitions: What Marcel Proust Can Teach Neuroscientists about MemoryApril 17, 2009
Patrick Greaney (University of Colorado, Boulder)
‘The Beautiful Language of My Century’: Gendered ‘Detournement’ in Guy Debord and Asger Jorn’s ‘Memoires’

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

Academic Year 2004
Frederic Martel
The Gay Question in France: The struggle for Domestic Partnership

Academic Year 2003
James Mandrell: Images of Gender in Country Music

March 27, 2003
20th-Century French Studies Colloquium

March 15, 2003
Therese Kuoh-Moukoury
Rencontres Essentielles: Texes et Contextes

Academic Year 2002
State of the Art Symposium

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 Germanic Languages and Literatures

August 27-29
Arctic Studies
Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos

October 30, 2008
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)

Academic Year 2005
Heide Wunder
Women in the Public Sphere in  Early Modern Germany and Europe

Academic Year 2005
Marianna Kalinke
Theodore M. Anderson: Medieval Iceland and Literary History

Academic Year 2004
Urbana-Munich-Berline Medieval Studies

Department of History

April 28, 2017
Fred Hoxie
Celebrating The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation

June 18-20, 2009
Russia’s Role in Human Mobility: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives conference
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

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

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

Academic Year 2006
Jennifer L. Morgan
Accounting for Women in Slavery: Demography & Epistemology in Early African-American History

Academic Year 2005
Eileen Findley
Rapto and Race in Late-19th-Century Puerto Rico

Academic Year 2005
History Colloquium: Midwest Labor and Working Class

Academic Year 2004
Globalism and the Shaw Brothers Cinema: Constructing Pan-Chinese Cultures

Academic Year 2003
Joanne Meyerowitz
How Sex Changed: An Excellent History of Transsexuality in US

Department of 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

Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History

March 8. 2019
Decoding Difference

March 11-12, 2016
(Re)configuring Space in Women's and Gender History

Kinesiology and Comm Health

Academic Year 2003
Grant Farred
The Cultural Popular: Conceiving of Muhammad Ali and Stuart Hall as Vernacular Intellectuals

Department of Landscape Architecture

March 7, 2016
Erkki Huhtamo (UCLA)

Department of Latina/Latino Studies

La Estación Gallery

September 12, 2018-March 1, 2019
Limbs, Ligaments, and Parts: My Body is There

Department of Linguistics

April 25, 2019
1st Annual Sociolinguistics Symposium

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

Academic Year 2005
19th Symposium: Arabic Linquistics

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

Academic Year 2005
Joseph Doob In Memoriam

Academic Year 2004
9th Phonology Laboratory

October 19-20, 2002
Honorary Symposium: Braj Kachru: World Englishes

January 2001
Symposium InitiativeDepartment of Mathematics

Academic Year 2000
SALA  Conference

Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering

September 2008
50th Anniversary

Department of Philosophy

April 3, 2009
Richard Moran (Philosophy, Harvard University)
Kant, Proust, and the Appeal of Beauty

May 1, 2009
Sexual Selves: A Conference on Sexuality and Sexual Identity
Society of the Philosophy of Sex and Love

Department of Physics

October 26, 2009
Klaus von Klitzing (Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart)
Quantum Leap to Nanoelectronics

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)

Academic Year 2005
Understanding Complex Systems: Networks

Department of Psychology

October 19, 2018
Sandra Graham

March 13, 2009
Bruce Fink (Psychology, Duquesne University)
A Psychoanalytic Ethics of Translation: In Analytic Practice, in Translating Lacan’s Ecrits

Department of Religion

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

Academic Year 2002
James F. Childress
Thulin Lecture

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Academic Year 2000
Maruce Friedberg’s Retirement Symposium

Department of Sociology

Academic Year 2005
Patrick Brantlinger
Cannibals and Missionaries

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

September 23-24, 2016
Performing Spain: Theaters of Memory in Iberian Cultures

November 4, 2015
Cine Inmobilario: The Politics and Place of Home in the Movies of the Spanish Boom and Bust

December 2, 2015
Lexical (within Multilevel) Input Processing in Language Acquisitions: Principles and Applications

Starting March 12, 2015
Colloqium Series

April 13, 2009
Barbara Fuchs (Romance Languages and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania)
Influence, Appropriation, Piracy: The Place of Spain in English Literary History

April 18 and 19, 2008
Auerbach and the Future of Criticism Conference

Academic Year 2005
Achy Obejas

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 Urban and Regional Planning

February 17, 2016
Kelly Anderson

September 7, 2007
Using Plans: Symposium in honor of Lew Hopkins

November 12, 2007
Terry Moore (ECONorthwest)
A Framework for Public Policy

Academic Year 2005
Richard Florida: Innovative Community
Planning Conference

Academic Year 2005
Richard Killingsworth
Active Living Design: Increasing Physical Activity Through Community Design

Drugs, Culture, and Society RSO

April 10-11, 2009
Self and Substance: Drugs, Culture, and Society conference

Illini Union and Asian American Students Association

November 18, 2015
Wu Fong Productions and showing of Everything Before Us

 

Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities

March 3, 2017
Design Dialogues series
Lucy Suchman (Lancaster University, UK)
Relocating Innovation: Places and Material Practices of Future Making

September 20, 2016
Design Dialogues Speakers Series
Geoffrey Bowker (University of California-Irvine)
The Data Citizen: New Ways of Being in the World

April 22, 2016
Anne Balsamo

The Future of Trauma and Memory Studies Reading Group

March 3, 2015
Screening Memories: A Documentary Film Series

Academic Year 2004
Understanding the 21st Century

Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies

Fall 2018
Mad Creative series

Summer 2016
The Other Side of Memory: Forgetting, Denial, Repression conference
Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies, 5th annual summer school/conference

Institute of Communications Research

Academic Year 2005
Jacqueline Bobo
Subversive Spaces and Resistant Black Women

Academic Year 2005
Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Janice Morse
A Qualitiataive Inquiry Conference

Academic Year 2004
Fifth Biennial Crossroads in Cultural Studies

May 20-23, 2009
Advancing Human Rights Through Qualitative Research conference
Fifth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
Institute for 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

April 10, 2003
James Gilbert
Counting on Erotics: Afred Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior

International Forum for U.S. Studies

March 2, 2016
Giorgio Mariani (Sapienza University, Rome)

INTERSECT

April 21-22, 2016
Literature and Science: A Transatlantic Exchange
Will Tattersdill (University of Birmingham)

Japan House

Kyoko Ibe
The Japanese Arts of Washi, Yugen and Noh

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavillion

October 24, 2008 through January 4, 2009
Curators: John Jennings and Damian Duffy
Out of Sequence Artists’ Panel

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

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)

Office of the Chancellor

January 17 and 18, 2008
Roger Payne (biologist, Ocean Alliance, playwright)
Lisa Harrow (actress)
Sea Change: Reversing the Tide
 

Office of the Dean of Students

2005 MLK
Chris Benson

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

2004 MLK
Christopher Edley
Commemorative Symposium

Program in Art History

December 2, 2015
Constance Mayer: Mythology, Historiography, Feminism

December 1, 2015
Inventing Vivian Maier

Program in Jewish Culture and Society

March 29, 2019
21st Century Jewish Writing and the World scholarly roundtable

February 20, 2017
Steven Weitzman
The Double Helix of Jewish History: Genetics & The Search for the Origin of the Jews

Program in Medieval Studies

October 18-20, 2018
Global Prehumanisms international symposium

January 19-21, 2017
The Play of Adam

April 18, 2015
Medieval Media Revolutions Symposium

September 17-18, 2009
Theorizing Anglo-Saxon Studies Symposium

January 29, 2015
The Black Death and Beyond: New Research at the Intersection of Science and the Humanities

March 30, 2009
Simon Gaunt (French, King’s College, London)
Unhomely Encounters with Others in Medieval Travel Literature

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

Academic Year 2005
Speaker Series
Medieval Literacy Theory
Martin Camargo

Program in Women and Gender in Global Perspectives

March 29, 2016
Mary Robinson

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

April 22, 2019
Jessie Labov
The Politicization of Discipline in Central and Southeastern Europe: Humanities under Siege

October 3, 2018
Dubravka Ugrešić
American Fictionary: An Interview with the Author

June 15-16, 2018
Ralph T. Fisher Workshop
The Caucasus and Central Asia in Conversation: The Importance of Stories and Archives from the Soviet and Post-Soviet Periphery

June 23-24, 2017
Ralph T. Fisher Workshop
The Soviet Home: Domestic Ideology and Practice

June 19-20, 2015
Violence in Twentieth-Century Russia and Eurasia: Experience, Affect, Memory and Legacies

April 19-20, 2009
Allerton Park
Jews in the East European Borderlands

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

Academic Year 2004
Cinema after Communism

School of Architecture

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

School of Art & Design

September 21-October 2, 2016
Deke Weaver
BEAR

March 14, 2009
10 am – 5 pm, Krannert Art Museum Auditorium
Teaching Painting symposium

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 2006
2005 Ziff Lecture
Barbara Lynes
Georgia O’Keeffe and New Mexico: Identity and Place

Academic Year 2005
Linda Seidel
Negotiating the Intersections of Art & Text

Academic Year 2005
Walking as Knowing as Making

Academic Year 2003
Ziff Lecture: Alexander Nemerov
The Flight of Form

Academic Year 2003
Joshua Davis
Digital Web

Academic Year 2003
A Visit With Alice Aycock

School of Chemical Sciences

Academic Year 2005
Sir John Meurig-Thomas
The Unpredictability of Science and Its Consequences

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

April 4, 5, and 6, 2008
38th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages
Barbara Bullock (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

September 16, 2016
Portia Maultsby
Performing Blackness: Black Gospel Music in the Netherlands
The Bruno and Wanda Nettl Distinguished Lecture in Ethnomusicology

February 29, 2016
Anchiskhati Choir
Center for World Music

March 10-11, 2015
1915: Music, Memory and the Great War symposium

Academic Year 2013
Ian Hobson
The Complete Solo Piano and Chamber Music with Piano of Johannes Brahms

Academic Year 2012
Ian Hobson
Robert Schumann 1810-1856: The Complete Solo Piano Music

Academic Year 2004
Ingrid Monson
Jazz as Political and Musical Practice:On the Continuing Relevance of Practice Theory

Academic Year 2002
Ian Hobson
Frederic Chopin 1836-39: Evolution of a Genius

January 18, 19, 21 & 22, 2000
Ian Hobson
Robert Schumann: The Great Works of the Piano Years 1830-39

Illinois Student Association of Music Scholars (ISAMS)

2018 ISAMS Graduate Symposium

Seeing Systems: Technology Studies and Knowledge Infrastructures across the Humanities

March 10-11, 2017
Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries

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

November 2008
Howard Zehr
Restorative Justice: What It Is, Why It Works, and What It Means for Us

Academic Year 2004
Michael Honey
Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights: History and Continuing Struggle

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

Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

March 8, 2017
Jay Rosen (New York University)
Winter is Coming: The Trump Regime & the American Press

March 29, 2016
Bodies of Evidence workshop

February 25, 2016
Paula Moya presentation

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

Feminist Futures conference
Patricia J. Williams (Law, Columbia University)

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

October 24, 2008
Kaja Silverman
Photography By Other Means

Unit One/Allen Hall

April 10, 2017
Hyuksang Lee
Screening and discussion with the director of Miracle on Jongno Street

University Library

April 8, 2015
A Leading Man film premier

University YMCA

Friday Forum
Ongoing cosponsorship