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March 2018

Humanities to the Rescue: An Evening with Margaret Atwood

March 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts Mainstage,

BUY TICKETS The Humanities Institute is pleased to announce renowned author Margaret Atwood, as the 2017-18 Eileen Silvers Visiting Professor in the Humanities. Recipient of the Booker Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General’s Award, the PEN Pinter Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle (2017), Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty volumes of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children’s literature. Deeply engaged with history and prophetic about…

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Humanities to the Rescue: Environmental Film Festival

March 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - March 12, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
To Be Announced,

This festival showcases work by five documentary filmmakers who have tried in very different ways to spark environmental activism. What works and what doesn’t? Curated by UB Professor Adam Rome, Department of History Free and open to the public. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided between screenings. Saturday, March 10 | Center for the Arts Screening Room (112 CFA) 3:00 pm | The Age of Stupid Dir. Franny Armstrong (2014), 1 hr. 29 mins. http://www.spannerfilms.net/films/ageofstupid Synopsis: The Age of…

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March 2019

Humanities to the Rescue: An Evening with Molly Crabapple

March 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Diefendorf Hall 147 – South Campus,

Illustration from Brothers of the Gun by Molly Crabapple, courtesy of the artist Through her illustrated journalism, painting, and collaborations with cultural/political influencers such as Jay Z, Matt Taibbi, and Spike Jonze, Molly Crabapple tackles the injustices of our time with an arsenal of weapons comprised of pens, brushes, and words. Her work has taken her to Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, The United Arab Emirates, Spain, Greece, Guantanamo Bay, and recently Port Isabel in South Texas where she encountered numerous challenges…

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April 2019

Humanities to the Rescue: “Sounds: Avant-Garde, Modernism, and Fascism” (part of the Kurt Weill Festival)

April 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
250 Baird Hall,

A One-Day Symposium CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Organized by: Laura Chiesa for the UB Humanities Institute’s Modernisms Research Workshop (co-coordinator Damien Keane), part of the Humanities Institute’s Humanities to the Rescue programming for 2018-19, which also includes “An Evening with Molly Crabapple” on Friday, March 8, 2019 The Humanities Institute’s Modernisms Research Workshop will participate in a series of events at UB celebrating composer Kurt Weill with a one-day symposium, free and open to the public. The point of departure…

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March 2020

POSTPONED: Humanities to the Rescue: Workshop with Susan Leigh Foster, “Choreographing Relationality”

March 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Center for the Arts – Rehearsal Workshop
Free

IMPORTANT UPDATE Humanities to the Rescue is an event series intended to bring the broader Buffalo community together to celebrate the humanities. We have been closely monitoring how current health and travel issues are evolving with regard to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). After consultation with University at Buffalo leadership and a great deal of deliberation, our proactive feeling is that the best thing we can do for our community is to limit non-essential large gatherings. As such, the UB Humanities Institute…

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POSTPONED: Humanities to the Rescue: An Evening with Nick Cave (2019-20 Eileen Silvers Visiting Professor in the Arts and Humanities)

March 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for the Arts Mainstage,

Photo courtesy of Nick Cave, still image from Up Right, ©Wright Bros. IMPORTANT UPDATE Humanities to the Rescue is an event series intended to bring the broader Buffalo community together to celebrate the humanities. We have been closely monitoring how current health and travel issues are evolving with regard to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). After consultation with University at Buffalo leadership and a great deal of deliberation, our proactive feeling is that the best thing we can do for our community…

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POSTPONED: Humanities to the Rescue: Symposium | Performance, Publics, Possibility

March 28, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 5:30 pm
Center for the Arts,

IMPORTANT UPDATE Humanities to the Rescue is an event series intended to bring the broader Buffalo community together to celebrate the humanities. We have been closely monitoring how current health and travel issues are evolving with regard to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). After consultation with University at Buffalo leadership and a great deal of deliberation, our proactive feeling is that the best thing we can do for our community is to limit non-essential large gatherings. As such, the UB Humanities Institute…

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Postponed: Humanities to the Rescue: Mary Grace Sullivan and Hanyu Liao present “I have a baby whose name is no one”

March 29, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
500 Seneca, 500 Seneca St
Buffalo, NY 14204 United States
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Free

I have a baby whose name is no one is an interdisciplinary convergence of mixed-media and performance vignettes conceived by Mary Grace Sullivan (UB Department of Theatre and Dance MFA candidate) and Hanyu Liao (UB Department of Media Study MAH candidate). The work will be presented off-site at 500 Seneca, where the audience, artists, and performers will dwell and transition through a series of dreamlike moments–moments that inflict emotional recall within the recesses of the mind. The reconnaissance of a…

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March 2021

Humanities to the Rescue: Afro-Rithms from the Future

March 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom,

The UB Humanities Institute invites you to join us for an evening of play as part of our Humanities to the Rescue: Utopia programming. This event is free and open to the public. Registration required to attend and participation encouraged, but not a requirement! REGISTER NOW Come play with us as we envision and create a new universe based in social justice. This special event will be hosted by Ahmed Best and Lonny J Avi Brooks (co-creators of the Afrofuturist…

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