Events in the Humanities


Center for the Advancement of the Humanities Fall Seminar
Transhumanism: Narratives and Implications 
Hosted by AMUW Chair, Katherine Hayles and Gerry Canavan (English)
Every Second Monday, beginning September 10th through December 3rd 
Cudahy 118 *Please note change in location
Coffee and muffins served

Humanities Without Walls Career Diversity Symposium
September 14th, 1-5 pm
AMU Fr. John Naus Memorial Room

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture
"The First Crusade and Jewish Martyrdom"
William Chester Jordan (Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Princeton)
September 13th
AMU 227
7 pm

Linguistic Diversity Symposium
"The Speech of Martin Luther King Jr. and Sociolinguistic Justice" and film "Talking Black in America"
Walt Wolfram (North Carolina State)
September 19th

Emory Clarke Hall 111
4-5 pm, Film begins at 6pm

Kim Potowski (University of Illinois-Chicago)
"Spanish and English in the U.S."
September 20th
AMU 163
11 am

Humanities Colloquium
"Shifting Visions of Union: The Boarders of What is Past, Passing, and to Come"
Tim McMahon (History)
September 20th
Marquette Hall 105
4 pm

Natural Kinds Guest Speaker
"Scientific Kinds"
Thomas Reydon (Leibniz Universitat Hannover)
September 14th
Marquette Hall 102
5:30 pm
RSVP *Open only to MU Students and Faculty

On the Issues: Revitalizing Milwaukee Neighborhoods
Melissa Goins, JoAnne Sabir, Juli Kaufmann
September 25th
Eckstein Hall, Lubar Center
12:15 pm

On the Issues: Milwaukee Public School School System
Keith Posley (Intrim Superintendent MPS)
September 26th
Eckstein Hall, Lubar Center
12:15 pm

Digital Scholarship Symposium
September 27th
Baumier Suites B&C, Raynor Library
9 am-4 pm
RSVP is required


Poetry Reading and Book Signing: Cele Bona (MU Alumna, '60)
October 3rd
Eisenberg Reading Room, Sensenbrenner Hall, 4th floor

Shame: An Interdisciplinary Discussion
Moderator: Jessica Wolfendale (Philosophy)
Participants: Richard Frimm (International Studies and Political Science), Nakia Gordan (Psychology), Brittany Pladex (English), Anthony Porcelli (Psychology), and Theresa Tobin (Philosophy).
October 5th
AMU Fr. John Naus Memorial Room

If you are interested in pitching a topic for our Interdisciplinary Discuss Series, please contact:

AMUW Chair Guest Lecture @ UWM
"Computer Cognition: A Cyber/Bio/Semiotic Perspective"
October 5th
UWM, Curtin Hall 175

On the Issues: Milwaukee Film Festival
Jonathan Jackson (Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Milwaukee Film)
October 9th
Eckstein Hall, Lubar Center
12:15 pm

The Creative Writing Series
CJ Hribal (fiction)
Tyler Farrell (poetry)
Host: Angela Sorby (English)
October 10th
Haggarty Museum

Frank L. Klement Lecture
"The Rediscovery of Early America: American Indians and the Remaking of U.S. Colonial History"
Ned Blackhawk (Yale)
October 11th
Baumier Suites B & C, Raynor Library
4:30 pm

Milwaukee Film Festival
October 18th-November 1st

Natural Kinds Guest Speaker
"Philosophy of Psychiatry After Diagnostic Kinds"
Kathryn Tabb (Columbia)
October 22nd
Marquette Hall
RSVP *Open only to MU Students and Faculty

Marquette Philosophy Department Colloquium 
"War Crimes: Causes, Excuses, and Blame"
Jessica Wolfendale (MU Philosophy) and Matthew Tablet (West Virginia/Lund)
October 26th
Marquette Hall 105
3 pm

Book Launch
"War Crimes: Causes, Excuses, and Blame"
Jessica Wolfendale (Philosophy) and Matthew Talbert (West Virginia/Lund) 
October 25th
AMU Ballroom A
4:30 - 6:30pm
Light refreshments provided

Milwaukee Film Festival Film Sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of the Humanities - Day One

Follow a group of refugee teens from war-torn regions in the Middle East and Africa on their bewildering journey towards something approaching normalcy in the American Midwest.

October 23rd / 6:45pm / Fow-Bay Cinema Grill
October 25th / 3:15pm / Jan Serr Studio Cinema
October 29th / 1:30pm / Oriental Theatre Main

Natural Kinds Guest Speaker
"Messy Chemical Kinds"
Joyce Havstad (Oakland)
October 29th
Marquette Hall
RSVP *Open only to MU Students and Faculty

Humanities Colloquium
"Growing Up and Growing Old in an Awkward Age"
Sarah Wadsworth (English)
October 31st
Marquette Hall 105
5 pm


The Milwaukee Model: Envisioning the Role of the Arts in Criminal Justice Reform
Community Symposium at the Haggarty Museum
November 1st-3rd

All Derangements, Great and Small: A Roundtable Discussion with Author Amitav Ghosh @ UWM
With Guests: Richard Grusin (Center for 21st Century Studies, UWM), Arijit Sen (SARUP, UWM), Jasmine Alinder (History, UWM), Rina Ghose (Geography, UWM), and Anne Bonds (Geography, UWM).
November 2nd
UWM, Curtin Hall 175

Philosophy Department Colloquium 
Jose Jorge Mendoza (UMass Lowell)
"Crimmigration: Why We Need a Robust Set of Immigrant Rights"
November 5th
Marquette Hall 105
Time TBA
Co-sponsored with the Center for Transnational Justice, The Center for Urban Learning, Research, and Outreach, and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.

Roundtable Discussion: Popular Feminisms @ UWM
With Guests: Elana Levine (Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies, UWM), Kristen Warner (Alabama), and Jessalynn Keller (Calgary).
November 7th
UWM, Curtin Hall 175

The Creative Writing Series
Sherry Hoffman (fiction)
Jacob Riyeff (poetry)
Host: Brittany Pladex
November 8th
Haggarty Museum

Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival
November 8th
More information to follow

Marquette Law School Restorative Justice Initiative Conference 2018:
The Power of Restorative Justice in Healing Trauma in Our Community
November 9th
Eckstein Hall

Natural Kinds Guest Speaker
"Species Pluralism Does Not Imply Species Eliminitivism"
Ingo Brigandt (Alberta)
November 12th
Marquette Hall 102

The Distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture
Human as Alien: From Frankenstein to Ex Machina and Annihilation
Dr. N. Katherine Hayles, 2018-19 AMUW's Women's Chair in Humanistic Studies

November 14th
Raynor Memorial Libraries
Beaumier Suites
5:30 p.m. Registration Opens
6:00 p.m. Lecture
Reception to follow

Natural Kinds Guest Speaker
"Smaller Than a Breadbox: Scale and Natural Kinds"
Julia Bursten (Kentucky)
November 19th
Marquette Hall 102

Natural Kinds Guest Speaker
"What 'Biological Racial Realism' Should Mean"
Quayshawn Spencer (Pennsylvania)
November 26th
Raynor 320a
*Note change in time and location

After #metoo:What's Next?
Keynote Address by Joanne Lipman
November 26th
Alumni Memorial Building
Monaghan Ballroom, 3rd floor
Keynote Address 3:30-4:30 pm
Book Signing 4:30pm

Humanities Colloquium
"The Master's Tools" Finance and Capitalism"
Michael McCarthy (Social and Cultural Sciences) 
November 28th
Marquette Hall 105








 March 1st & 2nd
Celebrating the Humanities at Marquette
CFAH Conference, with guests speakers from across Marquette's Humanities Community
Main sessions, 9-5pm, Henke Lounge, AMU.
March 27th
SImmons Lecture in Ethics and Values
Nancy Bauer (Tufts Universtiy)
Eisenberg Reading Room


April 9th
Lit Marquette
Poetry and Fiction reading with
Sebastian Bitticks and Bouba Diakite
Haggarty Museum
12:30 pm

April 11th
McGee Lecture Series
Nancy Fraiser
"What is Feminism for the 99%?"
11:00 am- 1:00 pm
Beaumier Suites
April 13th
Marquette Undergraduate Humanities Conference
Details TBA


May 2nd- 4th
Society for Mexican American Philosophy Conference
May 2nd - Haggarty Museum
May 3rd-4th - Alumni Memorial Building, room 254
More Details TBA
May 20th-24th
Career Diversity Bootcamp
See Eventbrite for information

All University Events