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NEWS & EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Important Dates

  • Thursday, Feb. 16: #NoDAPL Symposium, see details below.
  • Friday, Feb. 24: Queer-Trans-Race-Empire Symposium, see details below.
  • Friday, Mar. 3: Liberal Arts Advantage: Launching from Campus to Career, see details below
  • Tuesday, Mar. 7: Edwards lecture, see details below.
  • Friday, Mar. 10: Last day to withdraw from a course without incurring a WF grade
  • Monday, Mar. 13 through Friday, Mar. 17: Spring Break. Classes dismissed, offices open.
  • Friday, Mar. 24: Language Proficiency Exams for graduate students
  • Tuesday, Mar. 28: Duara Lecture, see details below.
  • Friday, April 7: M.A. Comprehensive Exams
  • Friday, April 14: Spring Holiday. Classes dismissed, offices closed.
  • Friday, April 28: Graduate Student Conference
  • Tuesday, May 2: Last day of classes, university follows Friday schedule.
  • Wednesday, May 3: Reading Day
  • May 4-6, May 8-10: Final examinations
  • Thursday, May 11: History department recognition ceremony. UNCG Auditorium
  • Friday, May 12: UNCG Commencement, Greensboro Coliseum

#NoDAPL: "Indigenous Resistance at Standing Rock"

Thursday, February 16, 12:30-1:45
Maple Room, Elliot University Center, UNCG


Scholars and activists who have been deeply involved in this movement will address the proposed Dakota Access pipeline, the opposition to it by Indigenous peoples (particularly the Standing Rock Sioux), and the environmental and anti-colonial stakes of this struggle.

For more information, see http://ure.uncg.edu/prod/cweekly/2017/02/07/symposium-nodapl-indigenous-resistance-standing-rock/

Co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies, Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program, and the Office of Intercultural Engagement.


Queer-Trans-Race-Empire Symposium

Friday, February 24
UNCG Alumni House


From the conference website: "For this event, we will be bringing together a range of scholars who in various ways are working within queer studies and trans studies on questions related to race and empire. The aim of the symposium is to help make connections across what otherwise can be separate fields (both disciplines and interdisciplines) and to generate conversation — among participants as well as faculty and students at UNCG — about the kinds of knowledge that can be produced through queer and trans analytics when engaging questions of race, comparative racialization, imperialism, and colonialism.

"The symposium is cosponsored by: Women's and Gender Studies, Communication Studies Department; Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations; Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; English Department; History Department; Media Studies Department; Office of Intercultural Engagement; Office of the Provost; Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Religious Studies Department; Philosophy Department."

For more information, go to the website wgs.uncg.edu/queer-trans-race-empire-symposium-information/

For parking options: https://parking.uncg.edu/parking-operations/visitors/


Liberal Arts Advantage: Launching from Campus to Career

Friday, March 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cone Ballroom, EUC, UNCG


Are you passionate about the study of History and English but worried about what you would do with that major? Are you already majoring in History, English, Classics, Religious Studies, Philosophy or another subject in the Humanities and curious about what professional paths might be right for you? I invite you to attend the Liberal Arts Advantage: Launching from Campus to Career, Friday, March 3rd, 9am-1pm.

The day’s events will feature hands-on career prep workshops, a keynote speaker, spoken word poetry from the HNAC poet laureate, and a free lunch. Read more about the program and schedule here: https://hnac.uncg.edu/laa/. You must register at the link provided on the website site by Monday, February 27th to secure your slot. Individual break-out sessions are tailored for exploratory and first and second-year students, as well as those approaching graduation. Make sure to select the breakout sessions that are right for you. Extra credit may be possible for attending this event! Inquire with your professors of Humanities classes. If you have questions please contact Dr. Emily J. Levine at ejlevine@uncg.edu.


"Mistresses, Wives, Mothers, Daughters: Black Women and the Nascent Argentine Republic, 1776-1830"

Public lecture by Dr. Erika Edwards, UNC-Charlotte
Tuesday, March 7, 4:45 p.m.
MHRA 1215


"The Land of the Vanishing Blacks?" Since the nineteenth century Argentina has regarded itself as a nation of European immigrants, an identity that has obscured and erased its deep history with the African diaspora. In this talk, Prof. Edwards explores black women's role in the making of an increasingly white Argentine republic. She traces the choices made by four black women: Bernabela, a mistress, who through her "best performance" went from a mistress to the lady of the house; Manuela Arrieta, who argued she was Indian rather than black in order to marry; Juana de Monserrat, a mother who fought for her daughter's freedom; and Bernardina, a child who was freed based on the condition that she continue to attend school. Their choices highlight the larger socio-political policies put forward to "civilize" the non-white majority and create ideal citizens in an Argentine city.

Prof. Edwards is Assistant Professor of History at UNCC and author of Hiding in Plain Sight: The Disap-pearance of the Black population in Cordoba, Argentina, 1776-1853, which examines the myth of black disappearance from a gendered perspective. Her visit is part of an annual visitor series organized by the AWRN on Afro-Latin Americans and the Age of Revolutions.

Co-sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network (AWRN) and the UNCG History Department, with support from African-American and African Diaspora Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the UNCG History Club. For more information, email Prof. Villella at villella@uncg.edu.

For parking options: https://parking.uncg.edu/parking-operations/visitors/


“Sustainability and the Crisis of Transcendence: The Long View from Asia”

Prof. Prasenjit Duara (Duke)
Tuesday, March 28, 5:00 p.m.
UNCG, Weatherspoon Art Museum

Co-sponsored ​by the Departments of History and Political Science for the War and Peace Imagined event series.


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