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"Oh, the Humanities!" Calendar

The following events are sponsored, co-sponsored, or highly recommended by EIU’s Center for the Humanities! All events are free of charge unless otherwise indicated. More more info, please click on the events, below!

FALL 2019

FF TimerFriday, August 30 @4pm: Final Friday is back at The Penalty Box to cap off the first month of classes. Meet with numerous speakers to discuss new research and engagement!

Thursday, September 12 @ 3pm: Faculty Forum (Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Building)

The Forum will focus on the Strategic imperatives for EIU, and will be presented by Associate Professor Michael Dobbs. President Glassman will make a few remarks to introduce the forum.


Friday, September 27 @4pm: Final Friday is back at The Penalty Box to discuss interactive ideas, linking the humanities to the sciences, the community and beyond, this month featuring Will Porter (Music), Paul Switzer (Biological Sciences), and Nichole Hugo (Sustainable Energy).

Monday, October 7 @7pm: Lecture by DeRay McKesson

Arctic WolfMonday, October 14 @4pm: Chris Wolff "Fear and Culture: An Archaeologist’s Perspective on the Influence of Fear in Human Societies"

Fear is one of the most powerful forces that shapes modern societies; yet, very few archaeologists have directly studied its effects on past societies. Through a few case studies, Dr. Chris Wolff's talk will discuss how we can begin to recognize fear in the archaeological record and understand its influence on past societies and, hopefully, our own.

Friday, October 25 @4pm: Final Friday is at the Penalty Box once again to enhance discussions among the faculty and community about teachings and discoveries.

Pichichero HeadshotTuesday, November 12 @5pm: Christy Pichichero, "Black | Power: Race and Privilege in Early Modern France"

This Phi Beta Kappa Annual Lecture features Christy Pichichero of George Mason University speaking on figures who are often left out of our "official" histories: people of African descent who found themselves close to power and privilege. Come hear some surprising stories from a world-class scholar! Sponsored by EIU's Center for the Humanities, the English Department, and the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of East Central Illinois.



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