-What is your academic background and what is your current position in UCHI/at UConn/Your Home Institution? I have a BA from the University of California Berkeley in Comparative and Slavic Literatures (double major). After I received my degree, I spent two years living in Tbilisi, Georgia, during when I embarked on the research that went […][Read More]
What is your academic background and what is your current position in UCHI/at UConn/Your Home Institution? I earned a BA in theatre and a BA in English at the University of Montana and completed my MA at UConn. I am currently a PhD candidate in the English Department at the University of Connecticut and a […][Read More]
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About the UConn Humanities Institute
The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI), founded in 2001, seeks to enhance research and creativity in the humanities, broadly defined. In particular, UCHI promotes the development and productivity of University of Connecticut faculty through its fellowship, seminar, and workshop programs, by bringing outside scholars and authors to Connecticut, and by its support for scholarly conferences and journals.
UCHI promotes student scholarship by the appointment of graduate and undergraduate fellows, and through advanced courses in humanities fields. UCHI also sponsors conferences, symposia, and lectures where the learning of the humanities can inform public issues.
By exploring the full range of humanistic inquiry and methodologies the UCHI calls attention to the many ways that scholarly advances in the humanities enrich general understanding of the human condition.
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs CampusHumanities Institute Seminar Room, Babbidge Library, 4th Floor
UCHI's faculty fellow Ken Gouwens will present his research on "Praise, Blame, Commemoration, and Contumely in the Renaissance Republic of Letters: The Purposes of Paolo Giovio's Elogia."
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Storrs CampusUCHI Conference rm, 4th floor, Babbidge Library
Professor Avinoam Patt will present "The Jewish Heroes of Warsaw: The Afterlife of the Warsaw Ghetto" for the Center for Judaic Studies Faculty Colloquium series.
A kosher lunch will be served. Please RSVP:
Professor Patt is the Philip D. Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford where he is also director of the Museum of Jewish Civilization.
This event is open to the public and is made possible by the Center for Judaic Studies, the Humanities Institute, and the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages.
The talk will be held in the Humanities Institute Conference room on the 4th floor of Babbidge Library.
If you require an accommodation to participate, please contact Pamela Weathers at 860-486-2271 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusBabbidge Library 4th Floor Room 4-209
A series of talks and conversations with editors from across the field of publishing. Learn how to pitch your ideas, get your book or article out, publicize yourself and your work, and adjust to the changing landscape of publishing.
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusHeritage Room, Babbidge 4th floor
DHMS Talk by Helmut Walser Smith (Vanderbilt University)
Martha Rivers Ingram Chair of History; Professor of German Studies
Director, Digital Humanities
Helmut Walser Smith is a historian of modern Germany, with particular interests in the history of nation-building and nationalism, religious history, and the history of anti-Semitism. He is the author of _German Nationalism and Religious Conflict, 1870-1914_ (Princeton, 1995), and a number of edited collections, including _The Oxford Handbook of Modern German History_ (Oxford, 2011), _Protestants, Catholics and Jews in Germany, 1800-1914_ (Oxford, 2001), _The Holocaust and other Genocides: History, Representation, Ethics_ (Nashville, 2002), and, with Werner Bergmann and Christhard Hoffmann, _Exclusionary Violence: Antisemitic Riots in Modern German History_ (Ann Arbor, 2002). His book, _The Butcher's Tale: Murder and Anti-Semitism in a German Town_ (New York, 2002), received the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History and was an L.A. Times Non-Fiction Book of the Year. It has also been translated into French, Dutch, Polish, and German, where it received an accolade as one of the three most innovative works of history published in 2002. Smith has also authored _The Continuities of German History: Nation, Religion, and Race across the Long Nineteenth Century_ (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and is presently working on a book on German conceptions of nation before, during, and after nationalism.
Saturday, February 24th, 2018
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Storrs CampusThe Amistad Center for Art & Cultur
What: This small group discussion will focus on the meaning and various processes of gaining or losing citizenship in the United States.
On October 28, 2017, several members of the UConn Early Modern Studies community participated in “Encounters: Alchemy & Science” at the Hartford History Center sponsored by the Humility and Conviction in Public Life project at UConn in partnership with the Amistad Center for Art and Culture, the Hartford History Center, the Hartford Public Library, and […][Read More]
This year’s Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS), held at Endicott College, was well attended by members of UCONN’s Early Modern Studies Working Group. Graduate students and faculty from both the History Department and English Department presented at the conference. This included a panel with three participants from UCONN (find a full list of UCONN […][Read More]