Events

"Not a Puppet: Tremors, Tempos, and the Feeling of Being Animated"

February 26; 11:30 am - 1 pm

Alaina Lemon, University of Michigan, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Colloquia Series: The Intimacy of Power: Politics and Everyday Life in Russia and Eastern Europe

"From Ferguson to France: Understanding BlackLivesMatter in France"

February 26; 6 - 8 pm

Jean Beaman, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Purdue University, delivers this segment of the Penny Lecture Series …

Patricia Grace King: Fiction Reading

February 26; 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Patricia Grace King will be reading from her 2017 Miami University Press Novella Prize winning novella Day of All Saints, selected by Brian Ascalon Roley …

"Fun at the Zoo"

February 27; 5 - 6 pm

Rhiannon Hoeweler from the Cincinnati Zoo, will give this lecture. This is part of the Critical Tourism Lecture Series, a global, intercultural, and critical examination of tourism through the perspectives of academics and professionals …

"Brother Outsider: The Life of Freedom Fighter Bayard" (MUH)

February 27; 5 - 8 pm

This lecture is presented by the Office of Diversity & Multicultural Services …

"Freedom Stations"

February 28; 12 - 1 pm

Carl Westmoreland, Senior Historian for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, discusses the Freedom Stations program in this African-American History Month lecture …

"What is Fascism Anyway and Why Should I Care?"

February 28; 4:30 - 6 pm

This informal talk is part of the Department of History's Understand the Past, Understand Present 3-part series on some of the most pressing contemporary issues. It will be followed by a discussion …

"Soviet Propaganda in Kazakhstan"

March 1; 3 - 4 pm

Jonathan Dreeze, who received his B.A. in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) from Miami University in 2011 and is now a graduate student in History at The Ohio State University, will speak on the use of Soviet propaganda in Kazakhstan …

Of Mice and Men Book Discussion (MUH)

March 1; 4:15 - 5:30 pm

See the American Library Association's website for a list of all the times Of Mice and Men has been "challenged" or banned. Come and discuss why the book is or isn't controversial. If you have ideas for more books to discuss, come to our meeting …

"Geography of Ignorance in the Age of Smart Devices"

March 1; 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Daniel Wildcat, Ph.D., a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and an accomplished scholar who writes on Indigenous knowledge, technology, environment, and education gives the annual McConnell Lecture. He is also director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center, which he founded with colleagues from the Center for Hazardous Substance Research at Kansas State University …

Multicultural Dance Performance: "Fusion"

March 2; 7 - 9 pm

"Fusion" is the Asian American Association's annual multicultural dance performance that celebrates Asian and Asian American culture and history. The performance is a vibrant, dynamic cultural experience, boasting traditional and modern dance performances matched with a variety of music genres …

"A Singular Jesus in a Pluralistic World"

March 3; 8 - 9:30 pm

Ben Witherington III (Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary) is the speaker for the Annual Edwin M. Yamauchi Lecture …

"Black Power No More –Transmutation of An Idea"

March 5; 10 - 11 am

Nishani Frazier, Associate Professor, History & Black World Studies, provides an explanation of the embrace and cooptation of black pride …

"Rethinking Women's Roles in Early Medieval Japan: Was Hojo Masako Japan's Only Female Shogun?"

March 5; 4 - 5:30 pm

Dr. Ethan Segal, Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Japan Council at Michigan State University, gives this lecture which expores a wide range of issues including Hojo Masako's life and legacy …

"The Structure of Protest Cycles: Contagion and Cohesion in South Korea's Democracy Movement"

March 5; 6 - 8 pm

Paul Yunsik Chang, Associate Professor, Sociology, Harvard University, delivers this segment of the Penny Lecture Series …

"Building Temples for Tomorrow: Langston Hughes & the Shaping of the Political Consciousness of Black Women Artist-Activists"

March 6; 12 - 1 pm

In this Art Museum Lecture, Tammy Kernodle, Professor of Music, explores Hughes' collaborative projects with singers and composers and how these efforts resulted in the formation of narratives of resistance that parallel the direct action activism that defined the the civil rights struggle of the 1960s …

Little Hedgehogs have No Quills (film)

March 6; 4:30 - 6 pm

This 1971 Dimitar Petrov film is the second installment in the Havighurst Center's Spring 2018 Bulgarian Film Festival …

"Tourism and Global Consciousness"

March 6; 5 - 6 pm

Alan Lew, Ph.D, Northern Arizona University, will give this lecture. This is part of the Critical Tourism Lecture Series, a global, intercultural, and critical examination of tourism through the perspectives of academics and professionals …

"Presence without Identification: Creating Postcolonial Archives after Communism"

March 6; 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Using photographic projects of the Minsk School of Photography as the main source, the talk explores how Belarusian photographers re-appropriated visual conventions of the Soviet official portraiture to produce a postcolonial archive of ready-made images …

"From Caoutchouc to Galoshes: How to Talk to (Soviet) Children about Class, Labor and Ethnicity"

March 7; 11:30 am - 1 pm

Serguei Oushakine, Princeton University, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Colloquia Series: The Intimacy of Power: Politics and Everyday Life in Russia and Eastern Europe

"What are We Really Fighting about When We Fight about Monuments?"

March 7; 4:30 - 6 pm

This informal talk is part of the Department of History's Understand the Past, Understand Present 3-part series on some of the most pressing contemporary issues. It will be followed by a discussion …