The voices of our community
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UCHI sponsors events across all UConn campuses, broadening the impact of the humanities and arts while bringing a diversity of voices to our community.
9/19Colson Whitehead Reading Project
Colson Whitehead Reading ProjectThursday, September 19th, 201904:00 PM - 06:00 PMStorrs CampusHumanities Institute Conference Room, 4th Floor, Babbidge LibraryContact Information: Alexis Boylan More
9/24Shusenjo Film Screening & Discussion
Shusenjo Film Screening & DiscussionTuesday, September 24th, 201904:00 PM - 07:00 PMStorrs CampusKonnover Auditorium, Dodd Center
Dezaki masterfully interweaves footage from demonstrations, man-on-the-street interviews,
news and archival clips with in-depth interviews with the most prominent scholars and
influencers from both sides of the debate, including Yoshiko Sakurai (journalist), Kent
Gilbert (lawyer/celebrity), Mina Watanabe (secretary-general of the Women`s Active
Museum), Koichi Nakano (political science professor) and Yoshiaki Yoshimi (historian).
The screening will take place from 4-6 pm, followed by a discussion with director Miki Dezaki until 7 pm.Contact Information: Alexis Dudden, email@example.com More
9/25Humanities Fellow Research Talk: Daniel Cohen
Humanities Fellow Research Talk: Daniel CohenWednesday, September 25th, 201904:00 PM - 05:30 PMStorrs CampusHumanities Institute Seminar Room, Babbidge Library 4th FloorContact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org More
Colson WhiteheadThursday, September 26th, 201904:30 PM - 06:00 PMStorrs CampusKonover Auditorium
Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad (an Oprah’s Book Club selection and winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize), The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and one collection of essays, The Colossus of New York. He was named New York’s 11th State Author in 2018. His next book, The Nickel Boys, is set for release in July 2019.
Colson Whitehead’s reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in a number of publications, such as the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Harper’s and Granta.
He has received a MacArthur Fellowship, A Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, the Dos Passos Prize, a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for John Henry Days.
He has taught at the University of Houston, Columbia University, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, New York University, Princeton University, Wesleyan University, and been a Writer-in-Residence at Vassar College, the University of Richmond, and the University of Wyoming.
He lives in New York City.
This event is cosponsored by the Provost's Office, the Humanities Institute, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of History, the Department of English and the Creative Writing ProgramContact Information: Africana Studies Institute, email@example.com More
The Humanities Institute seeks to make our events accessible to everyone.
If you require accommodation to participate in an event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org preferably at least 5 days in advance.