Baldwin | Achebe Africa | America @40

*Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this event was moved from April to October.  Some of the speakers, locations, and times listed below may be subject to change as plans for October are finalized.* In April 1980, renowned African writer Chinua Achebe and African American literary giant James Baldwin met for the first time in Gainesville, […]

The Revolution Within: Religious Mediation and the Struggle for the ‘New Egypt’ – Yasmin Moll

The 2011 revolution unleashed passionate public concern about how to create a “New Egypt.” Islamic channels were important sites of these debates as rival television preachers gave media form to their competing visions of what a virtuous life entails and what an ethical polity looks like. Based on fieldwork in Cairo with the “New Preachers” […]

Humanities Writing Retreat 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere is canceling its annual Humanities Writing Retreat at the Austin Cary Forest. Instead, the Humanities Center is offering a Virtual Humanities Writing Support Group, which will focus on the transition from teaching to writing. The new deadline to RSVP is May […]

CANCELLED: Students in Action: A Social Justice Summit

*This event has been cancelled.* The purpose of the summit is to highlight the social justice advocacy work that has been led and carried out by undergraduate students leading a social justice education, Gatorship, at the University of Florida. They aim to engage the University of Florida and broader Gainesville community in critical dialogue through poster presentations, […]

ONLINE: Explaining Venezuela’s Disaster: Populism, Extractivism, and Socialism of the 21st Century – Margarita Lopez Maya

The situation today in Venezuela is one of economic, social and political catastrophe. International Agencies have recognized that under Nicolás Maduro’s Administration the country is undergoing a complex humanitarian crisis. The possibilities to control COVID-19 are in such context almost null. Having been in the 20th Century one of the most successful countries of the […]

CANCELLED: HESCAH Lecture – Afro-Atlantic, Neo-Romantic: Reflections on Rotimi Fani-Kayode

*This event has been cancelled.* Kobena Mercer, Professor of History of Art & African American Studies at Yale University, will give the final presentation of the Spring 2020 lecture series “Art’s Inclusive Histories: In Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.” Nigeria-British artist Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989) created his entire oeuvre in the six years between […]

CANCELLED: UF Intersections Student Research Symposium: Religion, Ethics, and Gender

*This event has been cancelled.* This event will feature research by UF undergraduate and graduate students exploring the relations between gender, sexuality, and ethics. Individually and in groups, students will create posters, papers, and other media addressing the ethical and religious dimensions of issues including gender-based economic inequities, sexual violence and harassment, gendered dimensions of […]

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

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 […]

CANCELLED: UF Intersections Ethics Café: Reparations

*This event has been cancelled.* Are you interested in learning more about reparations to historically oppressed minority groups, especially African-Americans and Native Americans? Would you like to talk with other students about the ethical, political, and practical issues involved in reparations? This Ethics Café will provide a forum for wrestling with this difficult issue in […]