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October 2019

Performance Research Workshop: Art in the Open – CFA Open Studios

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts
Free

Multiple sites in the CFA: Open Studios, an event showcasing work in all stages across UB’s arts departments and kicking off the Arts Collaboratory. During Art in the Open, UB opens our studio, rehearsal space and classroom doors to bring creativity out into the open. The work of artists from UB College of Arts and Sciences will be showcased, and the CFA atrium will host a series of performances curated and produced by students and faculty from our arts departments.…

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Screening and Q+A: Laura Parnes, Tour Without End

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for the Arts
Free

Laura Parnes Tour Without End Buffalo native, Laura Parnes, returns to the city to present a new film, four years in the making. “Tour Without End” is an experimental fiction/documentary hybrid that casts real-life musicians, artists and actors as bands on tour, and expands into a cross-generational, Trump-era commentary on contemporary culture and politics.The UB Arts Collaboratory, the Humanities Institute and the Department of Media Study will present a screening of Laura Parnes’ “Tour Without End,” on Saturday, October 26…

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November 2019

Scholars@Hallwalls: Andrew Lison, “New Media at the End of History”

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Andrew Lison, Assistant Professor, Media Study and 2019-20 Humanities Institute Faculty Fellow. Photographer: Douglas Levere Join us at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center for our ninth year of Faculty Fellows talks! This lecture series brings current UB humanities research out into the community – with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free and open to the public. The late 1980s and early 1990s mark a transition away from a binary, Cold War geopolitics and toward the binary-based, digital media beginning to connect…

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New Faculty Seminar: Kristen Moore, “Addressing Mundane Injustices through Technical Communication”

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
830 Clemens Hall, University at Buffalo
Buffalo,
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Get to know new humanities faculty at UB at the Humanities Institute’s brown-bag lunch sessions. FREE and open to the public. Coffee and cookies provided. Kristen Moore is Associate Professor of Technical Communication in the department of Engineering Education and the department of English. She holds a PhD in English, Composition and Rhetoric from Purdue University.  

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Environmental Humanities Research Workshop: Reading Group – Biology under the Influence: Dialectical Essays on Ecology, Agriculture, and Health

November 22 @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am
436 Clemens

November 22, 2019, 9:00-9:50 am, 436 Clemens: Reading Group, Richard Lewontin and Richard Levins, Biology under the Influence: Dialectical Essays on Ecology, Agriculture, and Health (NYU Press / Monthly Review Press, 2007)

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Scholars@Hallwalls: Christian Flaugh, “Festive Publics, Global Returns”

November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Christian Flaugh, Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures; and 2019-20 Humanities Institute Faculty Fellow. Photographer: Douglas Levere Join us at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center for our ninth year of Faculty Fellows talks! This lecture series brings current UB humanities research out into the community – with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free and open to the public. Carnival festivals of the Americas, as in French Guiana, Haiti, Louisiana, and Trinidad, are known for black performance modes that gather and engage diverse publics.…

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Humanities Night at Torn Space Theater: 600 Highwaymen presents Manmade Earth

November 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Torn Space, 612 Fillmore Avenue
Buffalo, 14212
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$25

Photo by Mark Duggan of 600 Highwaymen’s Manmade Earth, co-produced by Torn Space Theater Part of the 2019 Torn Space RESPONSE: Performance Series Manmade Earth features eight teenagers living in Buffalo from across the globe. Having workshopped the piece from scratch for the 2018 Response Festival, 600 HIGHWAYMEN’s work returns in its final iteration following a NYC premiere. Join us for a special fall edition of Humanities Night at Torn Space Theater, housed in the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic…

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February 2020

Scholars@Hallwalls: Victoria Wolcott, “Radical Nonviolence, Interracial Utopias, and the Long Civil Rights Movement”

February 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Victoria W. Wolcott, Professor, History and 2019-20 Humanities Institute Faculty Fellow. Photographer: Douglas LeverePhotographer: Douglas Levere Join us at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center for our ninth year of Faculty Fellows talks! This lecture series brings current UB humanities research out into the community – with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free and open to the public. Historian Victoria Wolcott explores how utopian ideas and practices shaped the long civil rights movement. As early as the 1920s there were significant experiments…

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Scholars@Hallwalls: Neil Coffee, “Armored for the Arena? The Stoics on Social Engagement”

February 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Neil Coffee, Professor, Classics and 2019-20 Humanities Institute Faculty Fellow. Photographer: Douglas Levere Join us at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center for our ninth year of Faculty Fellows talks! This lecture series brings current UB humanities research out into the community – with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free and open to the public. Modern technology allows us to lead much of our lives remotely, forcing us to consider anew how we socialize and conduct business with others. Surprisingly, the philosophers…

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April 2020

Environmental Humanities Research Workshop: Lecture – Teresa Shewry, “Laughter’s Futures: Literary Humor and Climate Change in Australasia”

April 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
306 Clemens Hall

April 16, 2020, 4pm, 306 Clemens Hall): LECTURE— Teresa Shewry (UC Santa Barbara, English), “Laughter’s Futures: Literary Humor and Climate Change in Australasia”

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