Posts Tagged ‘public lecture’

History and Tarble Go Steampunk

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Thomas J. Brown, associate professor of history at the University of South Carolina, will deliver a lecture onThe Steampunk Civil War” at Tarble Arts Center, Monday, April 15, at 7 pm.  Professor  Brown is the author or editor of Remixing the Civil War: Meditations on the Sesquicentennial (2011), Reconstructions: New Perspectives on the Postbellum United States (2006), and other works. The talk is free and open to the public and is presented in conjunction with Experiences of the Illinois Civil War Soldier, an exhibition presented by the Eastern Illinois University Historical Administration class of 2013, and the Tarble Arts Center, April-July 2013. The talk is sponsored by the EIU History Department and the Tarble. An open reception follows.

Paige, Baseball, Civil Rights: the lecture

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Satchel Paige—the third African-American to desegregate major league baseball at the remarkable age of 42—remains a American icon. His fascinating life and legacy will be explored by his biographer Dr. Donald Spivey of the University of Miami, on April 1 (Doudna Lecture Hall, 7pm). Dr. Spivey’s talk is entitled “Satchel Paige and Black Baseball in the Rethinking of the Civil Rights Movement.” The talk is part of the Barry D. Riccio Lecture Series.

Swing Jazz History

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Newton Key will introduce two film selections on Swing Jazz of the 1930s and 1940s, and then moderate discussion, Thursday, 7 February 2013, 7-9 p.m., in Buzzard Hall Auditorium. The films, each about 25 minutes, are a selection from Ken Burns’ Jazz: Episode 6, Swing, the Velocity of Celebration; and International Sweethearts of Rhythm. The brief introduction attempts to contextualize the Swing rebellion and to link sounds and events then with those of the 1970s and beyond. This free presentation is open to the public and connected with the America’s Music exhibit at Booth Library.

Digital Humanities Teaching Talk: The Printed Wor(l)d before 1700

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

In this DH teaching talk, EIU historian, Newton Key, demonstrates how to navigate the challenging typeface and orthography of Early English Books Online (EEBO), a vast repository of books in English, 1473-1700, to search for words and images of the non-English speaking World. Maps, engravings, portraits, and even ephemera can be used relatively quickly to foster expertise in the Manchus, Mughals, Safavids, Ottomans, and beyond. EEBO (and other databases) can be integrated with other computer apps (Zotero, Wordle, Google Ngrams) even at the introductory level by students and professors across disciplines.  Talk is Wednesday, 2 March, noon, 1166 Coleman Hall (HA seminar room, SW corner Coleman).

Vermeer’s World: the Dutch, the Chinese, and the birth of modernity

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The history department is pleased to announce a public lecture: “Vermeer’s World: the Dutch, the Chinese, and the birth of modernity,” by Timothy Brook, Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 7 p.m., at the Tarble Arts Center.

Timothy Brook, the Shaw Professor of Chinese at the University of Oxford, and the Principal of St. John’s College and Professor of History at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, is the author of many books, including Collaboration: Japanese Agents and Chinese Elites in Wartime China (2005) and the prize-winning The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China (1998).  His most recent book is Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World (2008).

sponsored by the Art Department, Asian Studies, the English Department, the History Department, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the Tarble Arts Center

(A useful review of the book.)