Past Events

April 27, 2016, 3:30-5:00 pm
Humanities Program Recognition Ceremony
Centennial Room, Kansas Memorial Student Union
 
March 31, 7:00 pm​
“Women, Weaving, Work and Woes: Ancient and Medieval Literary Perspectives in Human Experience”​
Professor Andromache Karanika (University of California, Irvine)
Malott Room, Level 6 Kansas Union
 
April 1, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
A Conversation with Andromache Karanika
Hall Center for the Humanities
The Fifth Annual Mid-America Conference in Interdisciplinary Studies
April 3-4, 2015

 

Distinguished GTA Lecture

CLAS Fall Recognition Event

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

12:00pm Noon

Lied Center

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- Ashley Acosta Fox

"Go and Do Likewise: Radically Redefining Our Moral Obligations to Others"

7:00pm

Tues, September 10th, 2013

Kansas Union Parlor Rm Lv 5

Reception to Follow

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Program Committee Mtgs.

4:00 to 6:00pm

Tues., September 17th, 2013 Tues., October 8th, 2013 Tues., November 12th, 2013

in Kansas Union Curry Rm Lv 6

Tues., December 10th, 2013

in Kansas Union Governors Rm Lv 5

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Seaver Lecture w/

- Professor Leslie Tuttle

"Dreams and Reason in the Age of Descartes"

7:30pm

Tues., October 1st, 2013

Kansas Union Mallot Rm Lv 6

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Tuesday May 7, 2013

Program Committee Mtg

Governors Room, Student Union - 4-6pm

Tuesday April 30, 2013

HWC Awards Ceremony

Malott Room, Student Union - 4-6pm


Thursday April 11, 2013

Distinguished GTA Lecture: Marwa Ghazali

Malott Room, Student Union - 5-7pm


Tuesday April 9, 2013

Program Committee Mtg

Governors Room, Student Union - 4-6pm


Monday April 8, 2013

Malott Room, Student Union - 4-6:15pm

PCS Lecture: Andrea Bartoli, Drucie French Cumbie Chair of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

"Preventing Genocide: is it Happening?"


Thursday March 7, 2013

Lecture: Lenoard Primiano, Professor of Religion, Cabrini College

Malott Room, Student Union - 7-9pm


Tuesday March 5, 2013

Faculty Development Committee Mtg

BA 315 - 4-6pm


Friday March 1, 2013

Student Union All day event

Mid-America Humanities Conference:
Journeys: Transforming Inner and Outer Landscapes and Spaces

Abstract deadline: December 21, 2012


Tuesday February 12, 2013

Program Committee Mtg

Governors Room, Student Union - 4-6pm


Monday, September 17
7:00 p.m.
Malott Room, Kansas Union

Fox Fall 2012 [PDF]

HWC Distinguished Graduate Instructor Lecture 
Phillip Fox, "Indifference to the Nation State in Bourbon Spain"


Friday, May 4, 2012

Perspectives on the Monuments of Mount Oread: A Stop Day Walking Tour of Kansas University

Ted Johnson
Professor Emeritus of Humanities & Western Civilization

Meet outside the Natural History Museum at Dyche Hall, 9:00 a.m.

Event Itinerary [PDF]


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Peace and Conflict Studies Lecture 

Simon Dalby 
"Environmental Geopolitics in the Twenty-First Century."

Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union, 4.00 p.m.


Friday & Saturday, March 9-10, 2012

Mid-America Humanities Conference

Keynote Speaker: Jerome Silbergeld,
the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor of Chinese Art History at Princton University
"Musical Text and Textual Music in Chinese Cinema"

Silbergeld Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 9

Alderson Auditorium (Senate Chambers), Kansas Union Level 4

Mid-America Humanities Conference Flyer [PDF]


Tuesday, Feburary 28, 2012

Dean's Instructor Lecture

Damon Talbott

"Making Sense of Taste: Duncan Hines, America, and Gastronomy"

Malott Room, Kansas Union, 5 p.m.

Event Flyer [PDF]


Thursday, Feburary 2, 2012

Women and Peace: The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Trio of Laureates

Roundtable of faculty and students discussing Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkol Karman

English Room, Kansas Union, 4 p.m.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dean's Instructor Lecture

Michael Jeter-Boldt
Ph.D. candidate, History

5 p.m.

Mallott Room, Kansas Union

Reception follows


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Twenty-Fourth Annual James E. Seaver Lecture

Anna Neill
Associate Professor, Department of English, The University of Kansas

5 p.m.

Mallott Room, Kansas Union


Friday, May 13, 2011

Perspectives on the Monuments of Mount Oread: 
A Stop Day Walking Tour of Kansas University

TED JOHNSON 
Professor Emeritus

9 a.m. at KU Natural History Museum (Tentative)

Inclement weather plan: Meet at Lippincott Hall

Full Event Schedule [PDF]


April 20, 2011

HWC 2010-2011 Peace and Conflict Studies Lecture and University Honors Program Lecture Series

Speaker: David Barash, University of Washington

PAYBACK: WHY WE RETALIATE, SEEK REVENEGE, AND REDIRECT AGGRESSION . . .AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT.

7:30 p.m.

The Commons, Spooner Hall

Event Flyer [PDF]


March 11, 2011

Mid-America Humanities Conference Keynote Address

Speaker: Susan Bordo, The University of Kentucky

WHAT DID ANNE BOELYN REALLY LOOK LIKE? LESSONS FROM HISTORY ON REPRESENTATION, BEAUTY, AND THE BODY

5 p.m.

Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union


March 3, 2011

Cecelia Lynch, Professor of Political Science and Director of The Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies at The University of California Irvine

TURNING THE LENS INWARD: TENSIONS IN CHRISTIAN ETHICS ON VIOLENCE IN THE 20TH CENTURY

4:30 P.M.

Strong Hall, Brewster Auditorium (Room 330)

Event Information [PDF]


October 27, 2010

Twenty-Third Annual James E. Seaver Lecture

Speaker: Paul Kelton, Professor and Chair, University of Kansas Department of History

BEYOND BLANKETS: SMALLPOX, HUMAN AGENCY, AND AMERICAN INDIAN MORTALITY

8:00 p.m.

Kansas Room, Kansas Union


September 22, 2010

The Autumnal Equinox Starlight Walking Tour of Mount Oread with Professor Emeritus Ted Johnson

5 a.m. at the intersection of 14th Street and Jayhawk Boulevard

To experience the beautiful interrelations of the stars, our nearest star the sun, and certain remarkable buildings on our campus at equinox, come join us at 5 a.m. on Wednesday September 22, at the intersection of 14th Street and Jayhawk Boulevard. In case of heavy clouds, we will gather on Thursday September 23 at 5 a.m. For further information contact Professor Ted Johnson at jtj@ku.edu

More Information [PDF]


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Reception Honoring Jim Woelfel, retiring director of HWC

Adams Alumni Center

4-6 p.m.


Monday, May 3, 2010

HWC Recognition Ceremony

Malott Room, Kansas Union

4:30 p.m.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Perspectives on the Monuments of Mount Oread: 
A Stop Day Walking Tour of Kansas University

TED JOHNSON 
Professor Emeritus

9 a.m. at KU Natural History Museum

Inclement weather plan: Meet at Lippincott Hall


Monday, April 26, 2010

Martin Henn talks about his new book:

Under the Color of Law: The Bush Administration's Subversion of U.S. Constitutional and International Law in the War on Terror

4:00 P.M.

The Parlors, Kansas Union


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Mid-America Humanities Symposium

Event Flyer [PDF]

Event Page [PDF]


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Peace & Conflict Studies Lecture

Commerce and Complicity: Corporate Responsibilty for Human Rights Abuses as a Legacy of Nuremberg 

ELIZABETH BORGWARDT

Associate Professor of History 
Washington University in St. Louis 
Distinguished Lecturer, Organization of American Historians 

8:00 p.m.
Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union
Reception to follow in the English Room

 


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dean's Graduate Instructor Lecture

Fathers and Sons: Family, Gender and the Restoration of Rural Castile in the Early Seventeenth Century 

RYAN GASTON 
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Humanities & Western Civilization Program 
Ph.D. candidate, History
University of Kansas

7:30 p.m.
Malott Room, Kansas Union
Reception to follow


Monday, December 7, 2009 

Galileo's Voices of Fiction as Vehicles of Truth 

CRYSTAL HALL 
Assistant Professor of Italian
Department of French & Italian
University of Kansas 

4:30 p.m.
330 Strong Hall


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dean's Graduate Instructor Lecture

William Lindsay White's Ideal American Man 

DUSTIN GANN
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Humanities & Western Civilization Program
Ph.D. candidate, History
University of Kansas


Monday, November 9, 2009 

Meet and Greet

MARK RUDD 
Peace activist and Author
Former Weatherman Underground member


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Twenty-Second Annual James E. Seaver Lecture
on Continuing Issues in Western Civilization 

Documenting the Undocumented: Stories of Migration, Border Crossing, and Unbelonging

MARTA CAMINERO-SANTANGELO
Professor and Chair 
Department of English 
University of Kansas


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Autumnal Equinox Walking Tour of Mount Oread

TED JOHNSON
Professor Emeritus


Monday, May 4, 2009

HWC Annual Awards Ceremony


Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Chinese Ann Landers: the "Dear Diane" Letters and the Encounter of Chinese Young Women in Contemporary America

HONG CAI 
Ph.D. Candidate, American Studies, University of Kansas


Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Power of Nonviolence

DAVID CORTRIGHT
President, Fourth Freedom Foundation
Research Fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies,
University of Notre Dame


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ordinary Women, Ordinary Evil: The SS Aufseherinnen of the Nazi Camp System

SHELLY CLINE
Ph.D. Student, History, University of Kansas 


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Nobody Loves a Fat Man:  Masculinity and Obesity in the Film Noir Cycle

CHRISTOPHER E. FORTH
The Jack and Shirley Howard Teaching Professor of Humanities & Western Civilization 
University of Kansas


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Erasmus and Voltaire:   Why They Still Matter 

RICARDO QUINONES 
Josephine Olp Weeks Professor of Comparative Literature, retired
Claremont McKenna College
Visiting Professor of Humanities & Western Civilization (1998-2001)
University of Kansas


Friday, April 11, 2008

The Role of the 18th Century Scottish Enlightenment in Revolutionary War Period Medical Education

DR. GEORGE SHELDON
2008 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Dean’s Graduate Instructor Lecture

Kansas Divide: The Question of Wind Energy in the Flint Hills

HOWARD GRAHAM
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Humanities & Western Civilization Program
M.A. student, American Studies
University of Kansas


Monday, February 25, 2008

Peace & Conflict Studies Lecture

Médicins Sans Frontiéres and the Shrinking Humanitarian Space

MICHAEL BARRINGER-MILLS
Field Administrator, Médecins Sans Frontieres

 


Monday, February 25, 2008


Upcoming Events
Humanities Program Recognition Ceremony, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 4:00-5:30 PM, Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union

Registering Students: Please note that all Humanities courses have changed from HWC to HUM in the Course Catalog. 

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