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Events

The Humanities Center hosts, co-sponsors, and promotes humanities events across campus and in the local area. Our events are listed on the WVU calendar and fuller descriptions are found on this page. If you would like the Center to co-sponsor an event, please email us.

 

Humanities Coffee Hours

The Center sponsors informal opportunities for Humanities faculty and students to gather and share ideas and conversation. Each coffee hour has a loose theme to anchor discussion. Coffee Hours are held in the Betty Boyd Lounge of E. Moore Hall unless otherwise indicated. Coffee Hours for Fall 2018 are as follows:
  • Friday, October 19:  Chat with the Office of Undergraduate Research
  • Friday, November 16: Chat with Humanities Librarians
  • Wednesday, December 5: News about Humanities Center Grants

Upcoming Center Events

For all Humanities events happening around campus, see below.

January 17, 2019
    • Bodies of Truth: Personal Narratives on Illness, Disability, and Medicine; panelists include: Dinty W. Moore (English, Ohio University), Erin Murphy (English, Penn State, Altoona), Renee Nicholson (MDS), Matt Smith (Medicine)
    • 5:00 pm, Patteson Auditorium, Health Sciences Center
    • Co-Sponsored with Eberly College Multidisciplinary Studies
January 28, 2019 
    • Tom Hansell (Appalachian Studies, Appalachian State) discusses After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales
    • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, WVU College of Law
    • Co-Sponsored with WVU Press and the Appalachian Justice Institute.
February 21-22, 2019
    • A Reading from Silas House, author of Southernmost 
    • 2/21,  7pm, Milano Reading Room, Downtown Library
    • hillbilly: a documentary, talkback with filmmakers Ashley York and Sally Rubin, and novelist Silas House
    • 2/22, 7pm, Gluck Theatre, Mountainlair
    • This event is a part of the Dan and Betsy Brown Lecture Series

February 25, 2019 
    • Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll  launch Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy
    • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, WVU College of Law
    • Co-Sponsored with WVU Press and the Appalachian Justice Institute.
March 20, 2018
    • “Humanities and Quality of Life,” Recipients of 2018 Humanities Center Research Grants
    • 6pm, Morgantown Public Library
    • Co-sponsored by Monongalia Public Library
April 12, 2019
    • Emily Wilson, (Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania) "Translating The Odyssey Again: Why and How?"
    • 7pm, G09 White Hall
    • Co-Sponsored with the Office of the President
April 18, 2019
    • Kathleen Stewart (Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin) “Worldly Thinking,”
    • 7pm, Milano Reading Room, Downtown Library
Humanities events for Spring 2019

January 14

Dr. Katarzyna Maniszewska (Collegium Civitas, Warsaw), "Terrorism and the Media." 4 pm, G21 Woodburn Hall.  Sponsored by the Department of History.

 

January 15

Humanities Grants Workshop, with representatives speaking about grants and fellowships from WV Humanities Council, Faculty Senate, WVU Humanities Center, and NEH.  12 noon - 2pm, 211 Woodburn Hall.  Sponsored by Eberly College Research Office.

 

January 17

Bodies of Truth: Personal Narratives on Illness, Disability, and Medicine; panelists include: Dinty W. Moore (English, Ohio University), Erin Murphy (English, Penn State, Altoona), Renee Nicholson (MDS), Matt Smith (Medicine); 5:00 pm, Patteson Auditorium, Health Sciences Center. Sponsored by WVU Humanities Center with Eberly College Multidisciplinary Studies, with support from the West Virginia Humanities Council.

 

January 18

Paintings and Sculptures by Sally and Peter Saul, opening reception.  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

MEC Grand Hall, WVU Art Museum

 

January 24

Vesna Pavlovic, Visiting Artist Lecture, reception to follow. 5:00 pm, Bloch Hall.  See Pavlovic’s photography, digital images and projected media in the Paul Mesaros Galleries Jan. 24 - Feb. 22, 2019.  Sponsored by the School of Art and Design.

 

January 28

Tom Hansell (Appalachian Studies, Appalachian State) discusses After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales; with panelists Nicholas Stump (Law Library), Ashton Marra (Media), and Caity Coyne (Charleston Gazette).  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, WVU College of Law. Sponsored by WVU Press, the Humanities Center, and the Appalachian Justice Institute.

 

January 29    

Dan Renfrew (Anthropology) discusses Life without Lead: Contamination, Crisis, and Hope in Uruguay, 4-6 p.m. Shenandoah room, Mountainlair.  Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

 

January 30

Randy Walsh, (Sociology, University of Pittsburgh), “Racial Segregation in Housing Markets and the Erosion of Black Wealth.” 10:00am, Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

 

Judith Mann (Saint Louis Art Museum), J. Bernard Schultz Endowed Lecture in Art History, 5 pm, Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, Creative Arts Center, Sponsored by the School of Art and Design.