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Upcoming Events

Humanities Without Walls: Student Reading Group (November 8th, 2023)
This reading group is organized in preparation for the “Seven Cautionary Tales” discussion with Dr. Antoinette Burton and Dr. Jenny L. Davis on Nov 16. We will discuss the Humanities Without Walls project and the challenges of public engagement. Open to students and staff.
Event offered by: The Public Humanities Hub Graduate Committee.

Between Exile and Holocaust: Fred Wander’s Hôtel Baalbek (November 9th, 2023)
Focusing on the biography and literary work of the Austrian-Jewish writer and Holocaust survivor Fred Wander, this presentation will attempt to interrogate a conceptual divide within the scholarship on exile, refuge, and persecution during the Nazi period that rigidly separates the experience of exile from the Third Reich (generally considered as having happened in the “West”) from that of persecution within the Holocaust (seen as having taken place in the “East”).
Dr. Erin McGlothlin is Vice Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of German and Jewish Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.
Event offered by: Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies, Centre for European Studies, Public Humanities Hub, UBC Arts SSHRC Visiting Speakers Exchange Grant, and the UBC Holocaust Education Committee.

Seven Cautionary Tales for Publicly Engaged Humanities in 2023 (November 16th, 2023) 
This discussion, led by Dr. Antoinette Burton and Dr. Jenny L. Davis, with UBC practitioners and scholars of public humanities work, shares lessons learned from the “Humanities Without Walls” project (housed at the Humanities Research Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).
Dr. Antoinette Burton is Professor of History, Maybelle Leland Swanlund Endowed Chair, and Director of the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
Dr. Jenny L. Davis is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and Associate Professor of Anthropology and American Indian Studies at UIUC where she is Director, American Indian Studies Program.
Event offered by:
Faculty of Arts, Public Humanities Hub, and St. John’s College

Nimrods: A Conversation (January 17th, 2024)
Dr. Christopher B. Patterson discusses his (2023) Duke University Press book, Nimrods, in dialogue with Dr. Mila Zuo. Nimrods provides a “shameless mixtures of autotheory, queer punk poetry, musical ekphrasis, haibun, academic (mis)quotations, and bad dad jokes present a bold new take on the autobiography: the fake-punk self-hurt anti-memoir”.
Dr. Christopher B. Patterson is Associate Professor, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice (GRSJ), Faculty of Arts, UBC.
Dr. Mila Zuo is Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Film, Faculty of Arts, UBC.
Event offered by: Public Humanities Hub with the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice.

The Long Emancipation: Between Reparations and Freedom (February 7th, 2024)
Dr. Rinaldo Walcott will engage with Black Studies and scholarship analytical of the cultural politics of colonialism and institutions, to consider UBC’s recently announced Black Cohort Hiring Initiative, in dialogue with Dr. Peter Hudson.
Dr. Rinaldo Walcott is Professor and Granger Chair in Africana and American Studies, University at Buffalo.
Dr. Peter Hudson is Associate Professor, Department of Geography, UBC.
Event offered by: Faculty of Arts, Public Humanities Hub with GRSJ and St. John’s College.



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