Event Archive

Public Event
Nathan Wood, Associate Professor of History
6:00-8:00pm Friday, July 26, 2019 Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop
Humanities in the Wild is presented by the Public Humanities Roundtable, the Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Indigenous Studies Program, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, and The Commons.

Who has the right to country roads?

While today many cyclists and motorists see each other as potential antagonists, at the time of their introduction, both bikes and cars were seen as foreign threats to a pastoral countryside. Peasants chased cyclists with axes and dug holes in the road to damage cars, while the new machines appeared in the popular press as instruments of death.

Join us as Associate Professor of History, Nathan Wood, shares insights from his research about this animated relationship.

Humanities in the Wild is a new series of events, coinciding with Final Fridays, designed to showcase the connections between humanities research and the great outdoors. From the politics of climate change to the history of conservation, from the culture of recreation to narratives of adventure, Humanities in the Wild presents ways in which the humanities provide unique insights into our relationship with nature.

Refreshments provided by Free State Brewing Company.
If you need special assistance, please contact staff at the Hall Center at 785-864-4798.

Public Event
Germaine Halegoua, Associate Professor of Film & Media Studies
6:00-8:00pm Friday, June 28, 2019 Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop

Humanities in the Wild is presented by the Public Humanities Roundtable, the Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Indigenous Studies Program, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, and The Commons.

Where do cyclists crash most often?
Which intersections are the most dangerous?
What information do the police record about crashes?

Explore the interactive cycling accident maps created by Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies Germaine Halegoua. Her maps will be available to interact with, and she will be on-hand to help us think about what we can learn from systemic patterns of crashes in the Lawrence community.

Join us for conversation, community, and a new perspective on traversing Lawrence.

Humanities in the Wild is a new series of events, coinciding with Final Fridays, designed to showcase the connections between humanities research and the great outdoors. From the politics of climate change to the history of conservation, from the culture of recreation to narratives of adventure, Humanities in the Wild presents ways in which the humanities provide unique insights into our relationship with nature.

Refreshments provided by Free State Brewing Company.
If you need special assistance, please contact staff at the Hall Center at 785-864-4798.

Public Event
Ken Lassman, author
6:00-8:00pm Friday, May 31, 2019 Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop
Humanities in the Wild is presented by the Public Humanities Roundtable, the Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Indigenous Studies Program, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, and The Commons.

Can you experience nature on Massachusetts Street on a Friday night?

Ken Lassman, author of Wild Douglas County, will show you how to find nature in the heart of downtown Lawrence. Through his presentation, Lassman will train your senses and teach you what to look and listen for to experience nature in unlikely places.

Join us for conversation, community, and a lesson in sensory awakening.

Humanities in the Wild is a new series of events, coinciding with Final Fridays, designed to showcase the connections between humanities research and the great outdoors. From the politics of climate change to the history of conservation, from the culture of recreation to narratives of adventure, Humanities in the Wild presents ways in which the humanities provide unique insights into our relationship with nature.

Refreshments provided by Free State Brewing Company.
If you need special assistance, please contact the staff at the Hall Center at 785-864-4798.

 

Graduate Student Event
9:30-11:00am Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 The Commons
Supported by the College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers:
• committed, condensed time to write, and
• built-in feedback from peers

It began as a movement for writers in San Francisco to structure their time and connect with other writers. The idea was simple: write for an hour, then grab coffee afterward to converse and build community. Academics embraced the practice, and the idea spread. Dr. Sioban O’Dwyer founded a virtual Shut Up & Write Tuesdays to provide the benefits of the traditional meetups for those who could not attend in-person. The event has a basic structure: Two 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Afterward, attendees are encouraged to connect via Twitter, using #suwtna. Learn more about the SUWT team; read about tips for improving writing time; and find non-academic reads to inform practice at https://suwtuesdays.wordpress.com/

Dialogue, Discussion, Framing the Dialogue
11:00am-12:00pm Tuesday, April 30, 2019 The Commons

Exploring Connections Between Music & Politics.

Brad Osborn, Music
Sherrie Tucker, American Studies
Shawn Alexander, African & African-American Studies
Dylan Fox, KJHK Radio, Community Engagement

How might we consider music as a tool to examine political topics?
This discussion will explore how performers and organizations have used music from a variety of genres as a way of entering into political and social activity in American history as well as locally, in Lawrence.

Discussion, Framing the Dialogue
2:30-4:00pm Tuesday, April 30, 2019 The Commons
Supported by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Lawrence Talks!, and The Commons

Tweensa Mills, Indigenous Studies
Christopher Peace, English
Marta Caminero-Santangelo, CLACS

Western Religions have left a shadow of slavery and oppression on the Americas. As a result, many people have taken solace in  converting to Afro-diasporic or Indigenous religions.
How can the next generation create connections across faiths and find common ground?

Join the conversation on the Lawrence Talks! blog: https://www.lawrencetalks.org/blog

Red Hot Research
4:00-5:30pm Friday, April 26, 2019 The Commons

Red Hot Graduate Research is intended to bring together graduate researchers from all disciplines. The format of these sessions is inspired by Red Hot Research, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. In this iteration, Red Hot Graduate Research will feature five graduate researchers speaking for six minutes each.

Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers (and each other) during breaks. We hope that through these sessions, graduate students will have an opportunity for cross-disciplinary discourse that will in turn give new perspectives on their work and provide a forum for future work in their chosen research fields.

Presenters:

Dana Peterson, Geography
Neill Kennedy, American Studies
Pietro de Mello, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Uzair Latif, Physics and Astronomy

Emcee:
Charlesia McKinney, Rhetoric and Composition

Faculty Event, Red Hot Research
4:00-5:30pm Friday, April 19, 2019 The Commons

Red Hot Research is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines, in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations. The format of these sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. Each installment features researchers, speaking for six minutes each. Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers (and each other) during breaks. We hope that through these sessions, the University will have a venue for cross-disciplinary partnering and exploration.  

Presenters:
Brian Moss, KU Libraries,
Educational Technology, Developing Countries
Emily Riley, Kansas African Studies Center, Moral Philosophy, Wolof, Senegal, Language
Karrie Shogren, KU Center on Developmental Disabilities / Special Education, Disability, Self-determination, Participatory research
Kris Krishtalka, KU Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum / Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Quantum worlds;  Biological Dark Matter
Joey Orr, Spencer Museum of Art /
Visual Art, Artistic Research; Arts Integration

Emcee: Stacey Vanderhurst, Women Gender, and Sexuality Studies
 

Graduate Student Event
9:30-11:00am Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 The Commons
Supported by the College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers:
• committed, condensed time to write, and
• built-in feedback from peers

It began as a movement for writers in San Francisco to structure their time and connect with other writers. The idea was simple: write for an hour, then grab coffee afterward to converse and build community. Academics embraced the practice, and the idea spread. Dr. Sioban O’Dwyer founded a virtual Shut Up & Write Tuesdays to provide the benefits of the traditional meetups for those who could not attend in-person. The event has a basic structure: Two 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Afterward, attendees are encouraged to connect via Twitter, using #suwtna. Learn more about the SUWT team; read about tips for improving writing time; and find non-academic reads to inform practice at https://suwtuesdays.wordpress.com/

Faculty Event, Red Hot Research
4:00-5:30pm Friday, April 12, 2019 The Commons

Rescheduled from February 15.

Red Hot Research is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines, in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations. The format of these sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. Each installment features faculty members, speaking for six minutes each. Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers (and each other) during breaks. We hope that through these sessions, faculty members will have a venue for cross-disciplinary partnering and exploration.

Presenters:
Elizabeth Kronk Warner, Law, ​Climate Change Adaptation, Indigenous Ecological Knowledge 
Jennifer Raff, Anthropology, Ancient DNA and Ancestors of Indigenous Americans
Imani Wadud, American Studies, ​Co-creation, Oral History, Gender, Race
Nikki Nollen, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Tobacco Cessation
Sara Wilson, Mechanical Engineering/Bioengineering, Research Ethics and the National Academies Report

 

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