Joan Kelly artwork

CIRCA Catalyst: Joan Kelly, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Renée Lambert-Bretière, UMBC
Wednesday, October 10, 12 p.m.
216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building (Dresher Center Conference Room)

Joan Marie Kelly, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art Design and Media, is a practicing artist, exhibiting and publishing internationally. Renée Lambert-Brétière is assistant professor of linguistics and French at UMBC. (Click heading for complete information.)

Daniel Mendelsohn by Matt Mendelsohn

Humanities Forum — Ancient Studies Week
Daniel Mendelsohn, Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities, Bard College
“An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic”
Thursday, October 11, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Internationally bestselling author, critic, and classicist Daniel Mendelsohn reads from and comments on his new award-winning memoir about a father and son’s journey through Homer’s great epic. (Click heading for full description.)

Jonathan Hsy

Humanities Forum — MEMS Colloquium Lecture
Jonathan Hsy, Associate Professor of English, George Washington University
“Visualizing Deafness: Language Manuals and Manual Languages in Premodern Archives”
Thursday, October 18, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Building on research on manual-kinetic communication in medieval and early modern Europe, this presentation suggests possibilities for a prehistory of Deaf culture prior to the development of fully expressive sign languages. (Click heading for full description.)

She Like Girls by Chisa Hutchinson
Directed by Eve Muson
October 18–28
Black Box Theatre

She Like Girls is a coming-of-age, coming-out love story set in Newark in the early 2000s. This hip, sharp romantic comedy is sure to challenge your notions about identity, representation, and community. (Click heading for complete information.)

UMBC Jazz in Concert
Sunday, October 21, 3 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents UMBC Jazz in Concert under the direction of Matthew Belzer, featuring all of the UMBC jazz groups, large and small, and spotlighting student compositions. (Click heading for full description.)

Simon P. Newman

Humanities Forum — Webb Lecture
Simon P. Newman, Sir Denis Brogan Professor of American History, University of Glasgow
“Thinks Himself Free: Escaped Slaves in 18th Century Britain”
Tuesday, October 23, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

There were thousands of enslaved people in eighteenth-century Britain, brought from around the world by colonists, merchants, planters, clergymen, government officials, and officers. While valued for their labor, these enslaved men, women, and, most especially, children, served as symbols of the success of their masters. This lecture will explore the attempts at escape of some of those enslaved men, women, and children. (Click heading for full description.)

Harlem Quartet

Harlem Quartet presented by the Shriver Hall Concert Series
Saturday, November 3, 3 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Harlem Quartet. Artists-in-residence at London’s Royal Academy of Music, the Grammy-winning quartet engages audiences with its “panache” (The New York Times) and its fresh, elegant performances. The ensemble performs masterworks by Beethoven and Schubert, plus Gabriela Lena Frank’s musical travelogue of Peru. (Click heading for full description.)