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April 2020

Apr 02
Apr 03

Baldwin | Achebe Africa | America @40

12:00 AM

In April 1980, renowned African writer Chinua Achebe and African American literary giant James Baldwin met for the first time in Gainesville, FL.  On the 40th anniversary of their historic encounter, this event invites return and reflection by probing the experiential archive through oral history, memoir, and artifact, and inviting literary engagement around reading, representing, and writing the nexus of Africa and America in the present.  You are invited to join, to share your work, and to reflect on Baldwin…

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Apr 02

Community Resiliency and Recovery

1:30 PM - Reitz Union Room 2365

Please save the date for this university-wide event on community resiliency and recovery related to disaster, sponsored by UF/IFAS Extension. The group is seeking participants from across the university, in a variety of disciplines, who engage in work that is associated with disaster preparation and response. The goal is to increase collaboration and communication among UF faculty members who work in this topical area in order to better support Florida communities. More details coming by February.

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Apr 02

CANCELLED: Installation of the Sheikh Fellowship in Islamic Studies

6:00 PM - Keene Faculty Center

*This event has been cancelled.* The UF Department of Religion invites you to celebrate the installation of the Sheikh Fellowship in Islamic Studies. Event Introduction by Terje Østebø (UF) Speaker Introduction by Bruce B. Lawrence (Duke University) Lecture by Ali Altaf Mian (UF) Response by Sadia Abbas (Rutgers-Newark)

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Free
Apr 03

CANCELLED: Symposium on the Study of Islam and the Critical Humanities

9:00 AM - Keene Faculty Center

*This event has been cancelled.* The central question of this symposium is: How is the study of Islam a vital site for justifying the institutional life of the critical humanities, both as an academic discipline and a mode of public engagement? This event will give both speakers and attendees an opportunity to discuss/debate the place of Islam in the critical humanities. The four speakers have made rich contributions to this intellectual endeavor in multiple disciplinary arenas by deploying various media and genres and by elaborating key analytical models, such as multiple…

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Free
Apr 03

CANCELLED: Waka Poetry’s Myths of Origin – Gusdtav Heldt

4:00 PM

*This event has been cancelled.* As part of the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 2019-2020 Speaker Series: Print, Power, and Parable in Japanese Literature, Gusdtav Heldt of University of Virginia will present this talk. For centuries after its initial articulation in the Kokinshū anthology, the waka tradition asserted it began with the god Susa-no-o’s song at Izumo. At the same time, this claim to authority was contingent on a longstanding consensus that Japan’s “age of the gods” in general and its songs…

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Free
Apr 06

CANCELLED: La Dérive Douce d’un Enfant de Petit-Goâve

3:00 PM - Smathers Library 100

*The film festival has been postponed until Fall 2020.* In this documentary film by director Pedro Ruiz, the viewer follows the director to a dozen cities including Montreal, Paris, New York, Port-au-Prince to the legendary fishing village of Petit-Goâve.  Along the way, the film explores the meaning of place, travel, exile, and homecoming. This screening is part of the Voyages Across Borders Film Festival, which is free and open to all.  It is sponsored by the France-Florida Research Institute; Center…

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Free
Apr 06

US-Cuba Relations: Where We Go from Here – John Caulfield

4:00 PM - Judaica Suite, Library East

The Honorable John Caulfield, former Chief of the US Mission in Havana, will present this talk. Sponsored by the Department of History, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere.

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Free

CANCELLED: UF Intersections Ethics Café: Reparations

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Smathers Library 100
Apr 09

Virtual Lecture: Food and Enslavement in Early America – Psyche Williams-Forson

12:00 PM

As part of the Fire and Freedom Exhibition, please join the University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries on Thursday April 9th from 12-1 via zoom to hear Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson as she presents a talk about food and enslavement in early America. Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland College Park. Her research explores the ways in which Black people (broadly defined) engage their material worlds, especially…

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Free
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CANCELLED: UF Intersections Public Ethics Café: Wealth Inequality in Gainesville

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Historic Thomas Center 302 NE 6th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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