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The Center Events Calendar includes events presented by, or supported by the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences Center for the Humanities.

Fall 2011


Friday, September 2  8 pm:  Jan Nijman, Miami: Mistress of the Americas, Books & Books, Coral Gables

Wednesday, September 14 : Opening of Nilo Cruz's Night Train to Bolina, Jerry Herman Ring Theater

Thursday, September 15  7 pm: Stanford Distinguished Professor Nilo Cruz (Playwright), Theatre Accompanied by Light: Searching for Poetry in the Theatre, Storer Auditorium

Monday, September 19  8 pm : Kunal Parker, Common Law, History and Democracy in America, 1790-1900, Books & Books, Coral Gables

Wednesday, September 21: Discussion with playwright Nilo Cruz after 8:00 pm performance of Night Train to Bolina, Jerry Herman Ring Theatre

Thursday, September 22  4:30 pm: Eric Foner, Columbia University (History), The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, CAS Gallery Storer Auditorium

Thursday, September 22: Discussion with playwright Nilo Cruz after 8:00 pm performance of Night Train to Bolina, Jerry Herman Ring Theatre

Saturday, September 24: Mallory O'Connor, Santa Fe College (Art History), "The New World and the Search for Eternal Youth: A Visual History"

Friday, September 30  5 pm : Richard Dawkins (Philosophy), The Magic of Reality, Storer Auditorium


Thursday, October 6  4:30 pm: Kathleen DuVal, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (History), " Independence Lost: The Gulf Coast and the American Revolution," Richter Library Conference Room

Tuesday October 11  11 am: María Antonia Sáinz Sastre,Florida in the XVI Century: Discovery and Conquest, CAS Gallery

Wednesday October 12  8 pm:  Kate Ramsey, The Spirits and the Law:  Vodou and Power in Haiti, Books & Books, Coral Gables

Friday, October 14 : Deadline for Faculty Fellowship applicants "intend to apply."

Saturday, October 15 : Lillian Manzor, "The Cuban Tradition of 'el lector' in Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics"

Friday, October 21 : 2010-11 Annual Fellows Symposium

Tuesday, October 25  8 pm : Barbara Woshinsky,Imagining Women’s Conventual Spaces in France, 1600-1800, Books & Books, Coral Gables 


Thursday-Wednesday, November 3-9: Stanford Distinguished Professor Dominic McIver Lopes, University of British Columbia (Philosophy, Richter Library)

Thursday, November 3  4:30 pmWe're All Artists Now: Art in the Age of Digital Photography, CAS Gallery

***Open to UM Faculty and Graduate Students Monday, November 7  4:30 pm:Beyond Art: The Foundations of Studies of the Arts, Richter Library Conference Room

Wednesday, November 9  4:30 pmWhy Art Education Matters, CAS Gallery

Monday, November 14 : Deadline for Faculty Fellowship application materials.

Saturday, November 19: Marvin Dunn, "Blacks in Florida History," MM110

Monday, November 21 : Nominations for Stanford Distinguished Professor due.

Spring 2012


February 9-11 : Conference - Florida at the Crossroads: Five Hundred Years of Encounters, Conflicts, and Exchanges

Monday, February 20 : Deadline for Dissertation Fellowship applicants "intend to apply."

Tuesday, February 21 7:45pm : Dr. Cornel West Lecture, Gusman Hall


Friday, March 2  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm:  Workshop for Writing Grant Proposals for Postdocs and Dissertation Completion Fellowships for graduate students. Professors Karl Gunther (History), Pamela Hammons (English), Gema Pérez-Sánchez (Modern Languages and Literatures) and Mary Lindemann (History),  CAS Gallery

Tuesday, March 6  4:30 pm : Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University, "The Middle East and the Global South" (English), Richter Library Conference Room

Thursday, March 22  7 pm : John Gifford (RSMAS), "Very Old but Very Well Preserved - Secrets of Little Salt Spring" (Anthropology), CAS Gallery

Friday, March 23  4:30 pm : Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), "My Love Affair with Art", Lowe Art Museum

Monday, March 26 : Deadline for Dissertation Fellowship application materials.

Wednesday, March 28  7 pm : Stanford Distinguished Professor Alan Lightman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Writing and Humanistic Studies), At the Crossroads of Art & Science: The Physicist as Novelist

Thursday, March 29  4:30 pm : William Sherman, University of York, UK (Renaissance/Early Modern Studies), 
"Of Anagrammatology: Decoding the Renaissance Text," Richter Library Conference Room


Tuesday, April 3  8 pm : Eduardo Elena, Dignifying Argentina: Peronism, Citizenship, and Mass Consumption, Books & Books, Coral Gables

Friday, April 27  : Katrina Karkazis, Stanford University, "Out of Bounds? A Critique of the New Policies on Hyperandrogenism in Elite Female Athletes", CAS Gallery


Monday May 14 - Thursday May 17 : Atlantic Geographies Institute (American Studies, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, University Libraries)

Friday, May 18 : William Germano, The Cooper Union, "The Second Book," CAS Gallery  Memorial Building Room 119