Category Humanities Forum

9.13.13 creditPieroViti

Guillermo Gómez-Peña Unplugged: A Brand New Spoken-word Monologue by el Mad Mex

Humanities Forum
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Chicano performance artist, writer, activist, and educator
“Guillermo Gómez-Peña Unplugged: A Brand New Spoken-word Monologue by el Mad Mex”
Tuesday, September 13, 7 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Guillermo Gómez-Peña, aka “El border brujo,” draws from his 30-year archive to present a unique perspective on the future of the Americas. He invokes performance art as a form of radical democracy and citizenship. Combining spoken word poetry, activist theory, radical storytelling and language experimentation, Gómez-Peña comments on the art world, academia, new technologies, war and violence in the United States, organized crime in Mexico, gender and race politics, and complications surrounding gentrification. (Click heading for full description.)

think_create_engage_red1

Demopolis: Democracy, Legitimacy, and Civic Education

Humanities Forum
Ancient Studies Week
Josiah Ober, Constantine Mitsotakis Professor in the Humanities and Sciences, and Professor of Political Science and Classics, Stanford University
“Demopolis: Democracy, Legitimacy, and Civic Education”
Wednesday, October 12, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Democracy requires self-government by participatory citizens. But why should citizens govern themselves when populist autocrats are willing to do it for them? In “Demopolis” (City of the People), Josiah Ober will present a thought experiment that shows how citizens can build and preserve democracy by their active participation in government. (Click heading for full description.)

10.27.16

The Black Presidency

Humanities Forum
Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University, and radio host
“The Black Presidency”
Thursday, October 27, 5 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, 7th floor

In “The Black Presidency,” Michael Eric Dyson will explore the role of race in shaping Barack Obama’s identity and groundbreaking presidency. With the overwhelming number of tragic deaths of several young, Black males at the hands of police officers, President Obama has had to deal publicly with race in ways previous presidents have not. (Click heading for full description.)

11.9.16

From Black Lives Matter to the 2016 Elections: The Future of Black Politics

Humanities/Social Sciences Forum — W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture
Cathy J. Cohen, David and Mary Winton Green Professor and Chair, Political Science, the University of Chicago
“From Black Lives Matter to the 2016 Elections: The Future of Black Politics”
Wednesday, November 9, 7 p.m.
Location to be announced

With the end of the Obama presidency in sight and the continuation of the Black Lives Matter movement, many wonder what black politics will look like after President Obama leaves office. Cathy Cohen will discuss the future of black politics in light of electoral vs protest tensions, generational differences and an increasing class bifurcation in black communities. (Click heading for full description.)

11.10.16

Wretched Girls, Wretched Boys, and the Medieval Origins of the “European Marriage Pattern”

Humanities Forum — Webb Lecture
Judith Bennett, John R. Hubbard Professor Emerita, University of Southern California
“Wretched Girls, Wretched Boys, and the Medieval Origins of the ‘European Marriage Pattern’”
Thursday, November 10, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The “Girl Effect,” a new buzzword in development circles, argues that economies grow when girls marry later and get more schooling. This lecture skeptically examines its historical equivalent — the idea that “Girlpower” (better jobs for girls and later marriage) drove the extraordinary development of modern Europe. (Click heading for full description.)

11.15.16

Mill Stories: Remembering Sparrows Point Steel Mill – Film screening and conversation

Humanities Forum
Michelle Stefano, Visiting Assistant Professor, American Studies, UMBC, and Co-Director, Maryland Traditions
Bill Shewbridge, Professor of the Practice, Media & Communication Studies, and Executive Producer, New Media Studio, UMBC
“Mill Stories: Remembering Sparrows Point Steel Mill” – Film screening and conversation
Tuesday, November 15, 7 p.m.
132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

In 2012, Baltimore’s Sparrows Point Steel Mill closed forever. The award winning film Mill Stories: Remembering Sparrows Point Steel Mill presents a collection of stories based on interviews at the time of the mill’s closing as a means of helping to safeguard and promote the living heritage of the mill and its surrounding areas. (Click heading for full description.)

12.7.16

Figuring the Population Bomb: Malthusian Masculinities and Demographic Transitions

Humanities Forum
Carole McCann, Chair and Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, UMBC
Wednesday, December 7, 4:00 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Drawing from her new book, Carole McCann will trace the genealogy of the twentieth-century demographic “facts” that created a mathematical panic about a looming population explosion. (Click heading for full description.)

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 90 other followers