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2014 Annual Edward L. Surtz Lecture, Digital Humanities: A Vibrant New Role for the Humanities, Katherine Hayles

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

N. Katherine Hayles is Professor in the Literature Program at Duke University. She has a background in Chemistry (MS) and English (PhD); she worked as chemical research consultant before shifting fields to English Literature. Her interests include digital humanities; electronic literature; literature, science and technology; science fiction; and critical theory. Hayles is the author of numerous books, including How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics (1999), for which she won the Rene Wellek Prize. Hayles has won numerous prestigious awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Residential Fellowship, and two Presidential Research Fellowships from the University of California. Reception to follow. For more information contact Prof. James Knapp at jknapp@luc.edu or call 773-508-2241. See attached flyer

 

Jose “Cha Cha” Jimenez

“The Young Lord’s Organization: Its History and Impact on the Latino Community and Other Oppressed Communities”

Wednesday, October 15 2014 6:00 pm

Crown Auditorium

 

 

 

Center for Urban Research and Learning - Friday Morning Seminars

 

Fridays, 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Cuneo 417

 

 

Friday, October 17, 2014: The Business Community and Civic Engagement

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014*: The Effect of Public Policy on Private Student Lending

 

Friday, October 31, 2014: Using Land Banks to Stabilize and Restore Communities in Cook County

 

Friday, November 7, 2014: Tour of the Plant: The Plant Chicago

          RSVP required to this seminar. Please RSVP to Teresa Neumann at tneumann1@luc.edu

 

Friday, November 14, 2014: How Technology and Patronage Have Affected the Evolution of Ward Politics

 

Friday, November 21, 2014: Organizing to Fix Channel 11: Chicago's Public TV Station

 

Friday, December 5, 2014: The Foster School Paradox: Institutional Integration and the Disintegration of a Black Community in Evanston

 

 

 

University Libraries Workshops

Complete Fall 2014 Calendar

Workshops cover topics such as citations, Chicago-specific collections, primary sources, research secrets, and many others. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops will be held in IC-120 and will last for approximately 30 minutes. If you’re not able to attend a workshop, but would like to learn about the topic, please contact University Libraries. Additional workshops for groups or one on one meetings can also be scheduled. Visit http://libraries.luc.edu/classes/calendar for full workshop schedule.

 

Library Workshop: Beyond Loyola: Research Libraries and Collections in Chicago

Wednesday, October 15, 3:45 – 4:15 (& Wednesday, October 29, 3:45 – 4:15)

Information Commons 120

Discover how you may take advantage of the rich library collections found in the Chicago area. Included will be Northwestern University, the University of Illinois Chicago, DePaul University, the Chicago Public Library, and special collections such as The Newberry Library. Questions may be sent to Jane Currie (jcurrie@luc.edu).

 

 

 

Library Workshop: Zotero

Thursday, October 16, 1:40 – 2:10

Information Commons 120

Do you have many citations to manage? Working in a group with citations? Interested in a new way of keeping track of resources? Curious about Zotero? Come check out this class. Questions may be sent to Will Kent (wkent@luc.edu).

 

R.A.W. (Ramblers Analyzing Whiteness) Info Sessions

Tuesday, October 14 and Thursday, October 16, 2014

Formally known as WIDT, R.A.W. is happy to announce that it is recruitment season! We hope to select 2 full cohorts of 10-12 students each. Please spread the word and apply to be apart of this experience. Please note that R.A.W. is a closed space for students who self-identify as white (also multiracial, biracial students who self identify as white are welcomed to apply). Snacks provided, see flyer for more details. Apply to be apart of the R.A.W. 2015 experience. The application deadline is Tuesday, October 21st at Midnight. Visit https://orgsync.com/72155/forms/95387​ for more information or email Felicia Gowanlock at fgowanlo@depaul.edu

 

Dr. Ellen Millender, 2 Day Campus visit

Ellen Millender is the professor of Classics and Humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

She is the editor for Unveiling Spartan Women (Classical Press of Wales, Swansea, forthcoming) and is the author of numerous articles on Sparta and Spartan Women. She has given many invited lectures and conference papers. For more information about Dr. Millender, visit http://academic.reed.edu/classics/faculty/millender/index.html  

Thursday, October 16 7:00 pm

Crown Center Auditorium

"Greece's Bad Girls:  Female Education, Initiation, and Sexual Mores in Classical Sparta."

This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Friday, October 17 4:00 pm

Crown Center 530 A

"Νόμιμα ἀρχαιότροπα καὶ ἄμεικτα:  Thucydides' Conceptual Alienation of Sparta.” This event is free. Informal Reception to follow.

 

Q Studies, "Queer/Theory: When Opposites Attract”

Héctor García, PhD (Modern Languages & Literature, LUC)

Cristina Lombardi-Diop, PhD

Modern Languages & Literature and Women’s Studies and Gender Studies, LUC

Monday, October 20, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Maguire 260, WTC.

Q Studies is a new speaker series that will bring forth discussions beyond the basics of LGBTQI life. Flyer and more information coming soon! Meal to be provided.

 

CARE: Loyola’s Sexual Health Advocacy Group, Accountability Campaign

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Den (Damen Student Center)

“The Accountability Campaign is our effort to promote community responsibility and belonging. Each year, we have students, staff, and faculty sign a pledge, showing their commitment to making Loyola a safer, more welcoming place. Our pledge is adapted from the Student Promise, with paying careful attention to the Good Samaritan Policy. Additionally, we have a Facebook page where Loyola community members can share their supportive experiences at Loyola: https://www.facebook.com/careLUC”

 

It's Your Money: Illinois, Election 2014 and Fiscal Crisis in Illinois

October 23, 2014 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall, LSC

Join us in conversation moderated by Tracy Baim with panelists: G. Dennis Conroy, Metropolitan Family Services; Katie Drews, Better Government Association; Greg Hinz, Crain's Chicago Business; Twyla Blackmond Larnell, Loyola University Chicago, Political Science. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.luc.edu/gannon/calendar_detail.html?eventid=67052&siteid=1978, contact Carol Coyne at ccoyne@luc.edu, or call 773.508.8430.

 

The Politics of Marriage in the Era of Women’s Liberation, Brown Bag Lunch

Monday, October 27, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Klarcheck Information Commons, 4th Floor

Come hear Dr. Alison Lefkovitz, Assistant Professor in the Federated History Department at Rutgers University-Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology, discuss her summer research at Loyola’s Women and Leadership Archives (WLA). Dr. Lefkovitz will talk about her work to explore how activists worked to take the category of gender out of the legal definition of marriage, and how lawmakers, judges, activists, and ordinary Americans subsequently struggled to redefine family and marriage without gender. The WLA offers annual summer research grants to support and encourage scholarly research on women and their contribution to society, by utilizing WLA records. Dr. Lefkovitz is a 2014 summer research grant recipient. Please attend this fascinating presentation by Dr. Lefkovitz which could also be titled “What I did Last Summer.” Contact Nancy Freeman for more information at nfreeman1@luc.edu or call 773-508-8432. Bring your lunch, beverages and light desserts will be provided.

 

Library Workshop: Journal Impact Factor: Concepts and Sources

Tuesday, November 11, 4:00 – 4:30

Information Commons 120

The Journal Impact Factor is the most widely recognized measure of the relative research impact of individual journals. This workshop will include an overview of the Journal Impact Factor, as well as alternate approaches for measuring journal impact. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu)

 

Relay for Life, Colleges Against Cancer at Loyola University Chicago

Friday, March 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 6:00 am

This 12 hour event is open to students, faculty and the local community to fundraise alongside the American Cancer Society. This time is to celebrate those who have fought cancer and won, to remember those who have lost, and to support those still facing the disease. Because cancer doesn't sleep, neither will we! Whether you want to join the organization to help plan other events throughout the year, learn how to sign up for Relay, or if you've been affected by cancer in some way, Colleges Against Cancer Loyola are here for you. Visit RelayForLife.org/LoyolaIL to sign up and start fundraising now or email Justine Minas at jminas@luc.edu for more information.

  

 

Art Exhibit:  Finding Space: A solo show of new work by Ginny Sykes

(Loyola WSGS MA alum)

September 12 - November 1, 2014 (Opening Reception Friday, September 12, 5 pm - 8 pm)

Chicago Art Source Gallery, 1871 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago IL 60614

“The work in Finding Space veers toward observation, collapsing the space between my lived and perceptual experience and the abstracted performance of my responses, yet it is an essence rather than depiction of nature I am after. I use abstraction to communicate symbolic content, fusing gestural layering with texture, transparency and light. I like what Fairfield Porter once wrote about deKooning’s abstractions, that they ‘release human significances that cannot be expressed verbally’. I too am interested in releasing painting’s possibilities to create spaces that contain and are metaphors for the nature of subtlety, nuance, and mystery.” -Ginny Sykes

For more information/gallery hours visit www.chicagoartsource.com , http://ginnysykes.com/home.html, or call (773) 248-3100.

 

50th Chicago International Film Festival

Thursday October 9 - Thursday October 23, 2014

AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St. Chicago IL

Many LGBT titles throughout October!Visit Chicagofilmfestival.com or call 312-332-FILM for more information and see attached flyer for festival schedule.

 

The Bent Reading: An Evening of Poetry

Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:30 p.m.

Women and Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark St. Chicago IL 60640

Join three distinctive voices for an exploration of the body and language. Meg Day, Duriel E. Harris, and C. Russell Price. For more information visit http://womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/meg-day-duriel-e-harris-and-c-russell-price

 

Book tour by Melinda Chateauvert: Sex Workers Unite! A History of the Movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk

Sunday, November 2, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago, IL

"Fifty countries treat sex work as legitimate labor and it has been legalized (with restrictions) in eleven others. The United States is one of the few industrialized nations that continues to criminalize prostitution and, as Melinda Chateauvert reveals, these laws have put sex workers at risk. Documenting five decades of sex-worker activism, Sex Workers Unite puts prostitutes, hustlers, call girls, strippers, and porn stars in the center of civil rights struggles. Although their presence has largely been ignored, sex workers have here been recast as key activists in struggles for gay liberation, women’s rights, reproductive justice, union organizing, and prison abolition. By foregrounding labor, Chateauvert reframes sex work as work and argues that sex-worker rights are ultimately human rights." Co-sponsored by SWOP-Chicago.

 

Exhibit: David Bowie Is

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago IL 60611

September 23, 2014–January 4, 2015

David Bowie Is presents the first retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie—one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time. More than 400 objects, most from the David Bowie Archive—including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork, and rare performance material from the past five decades—are brought together for the first time. Tickets are $25 for adults and teens, $10 children (age 7–12), and free for children 6 and under. Price includes museum admission.Visit http://www2.mcachicago.org/exhibition/david-bowie-is/ for more information.

 

 

  

 

United Students Against Sweatshops Conference/Bootcamp

Saturday, October 18 - Sunday, October 19, 2014

USAS is a national student-led organization that runs campaigns to advocate for the rights of workers both locally and abroad in factories where collegiate apparel is produced. Students from across the midwest will gather at this two-day organizing training to share skills and strategies for running effective campaigns to support social justice issues. Additionally, we will be educating students on USAS' current national campaign in support of Bangladeshi workers in light of the factory fires sweeping the region. Cost of registration is $45 for non-members (meals and housing included). To register visit http://usas.org/organize/bootcamps/midwest/. For more information contact organize@usas.org

 

Chicago’s Hate Crime Summit 2014

Monday October 20, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Chicago IL

October marks the 5th anniversary of the Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act that President Obama signed into law in October, 2009. In commemoration of the signing of the law, and because hate crimes continue to be an everyday reality, we invite you to join us. Through the Hate Crime Summit, we aim to raise awareness regarding hate crimes, address the barriers to reporting hate crimes, and provide opportunities for networking and collaboration. Audiences we seek to serve include educators, students, law enforcement, researchers, service providers, and the general community. The 6 breakout sessions will be delivered by a diverse and engaging group of service providers for what we hope will be productive conversations about the issue of hate crimes. Breakfast and lunch will be provided with advance registration.  To register and view breakout presenters and facilitators, visit http://www.uic.edu/orgs/violencecenter/HateCrimeSummit.pdf or contact Iris Archilla at iris.archilla@cityofchicago.org.

 

"Gender and Global Warfare in the Twentieth Century" Special Issue of Gender & History Volume 28:3 (November 2016)

Edited by Louise Edwards (UNSW Australia), Martha Hanna (University of Colorado), and Patricia M. E. Lorcin (University of Minnesota). Please submit 1-2 page abstracts in English (500-750 words maximum) togendhist@umn.edu by October 1, 2014, with ‘Special Issue 28:3 abstract submission’ in the subject line (limited funds for the translation of articles written in other languages might be available).

Invitations to present at the symposium will be issued in November 2014. Papers must be submitted for pre-circulation to the editors by March 30, 2015, as a condition of participation. The production of the special issue will follow a symposium, to be held at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in late April or early May 2015 (date to be announced), whose participants will be selected on the basis of the abstracts submitted. Work is invited that falls under one or more of the following rubrics: gendering engagement and resistance, sexuality and violence, politics and culture, memory and trauma, health practices and medicine, and ideologies of war. Interested authors are encouraged to consult the extended version of this call for abstracts on the Gender & History website at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1468-0424

 

“Fun with Dick and Jane: Gender and Childhood” Gender Studies Conference

Thursday, December 4 - Saturday, December 6, 2014

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

Students are invited to submit proposals to participate in this conference.  Students will be expected to present a fifteen minute talk and to field questions about it. How are children gendered?  How do we account for transgender children? How have ideas about girls and boys changed historically?  How are children hailed as gendered consumers? How do schools inculcate ideas about gender? How do children’s books promote ideas about gender?  How do changing ideas about parenting relate to children’s gendering? Proposals should consist of a 200 word abstract of the paper, a list of three keywords, and a brief biographical statement listing your title, the name of your college or university, your year, and the origin of the paper (i.e the course you wrote it for and your teacher). Proposals are due October 15, 2014. Send proposals to Pamela Wojcik, Director of Gender Studies, The University of Notre Dame, by email, with the subject line “Gender and Childhood”: Pamela.Wojcik.5@nd.edu . Visit http://genderstudies.nd.edu/events/2014/12/04/25595-fun-with-dick-and-jane-gender-and-childhood-conference/ for more information.

 

Call for Proposals: Wisconsin Women’s Studies Conference & UW Systems LGBTQ Conference

October 17 -19 2014

University Center - UW River Falls
Seeking proposals on the broadly defined theme of 'Gendered Planet:  Ethics, Ecology, and Equity' from across the disciplines addressing research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, creative work and/or community activism in the fields of Ecofeminism, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, and Sexuality Studies, especially as they as they intersect with such areas as: Ethnic Studies, Disability Studies, International Studies, Poverty Studies, Peace Studies, and Environmental and/or Sustainability Studies, and other inter-disciplines.  

 

Participants are encouraged to draw upon the range of perspectives on gender and social justice to examine the present and future for our planet.  Considering intersections of issues that include (but are not limited to)  human oppression, animal exploitation, ecological degradation, as we promote ethical responses, solutions, and mindful decisions that create greater equity and sustainability for our humanity, animals, and earth.  For more information visit http://www.womensstudiesconsortium.org/

 

HISTORICISING RAPE. International Conference, Cardiff University, UK, 8-10 July 2015

Deadline for proposals: Monday, October 27 2014.

Keynote speaker: Professor Mary Louise Roberts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; author of What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American G.I. in World War Two France, 1944-1946

The aim is to encourage a discussion that goes beyond either transhistorical or essentialist understandings of rape or those which see change primarily in terms of linear progress. Proposals are invited for participation in this three-day international conference on the history of rape, sexual abuse, and sexual violence.  Proposals for 25-minute papers, for complete panels (containing no more than three papers) or for round-table discussions are also invited. Abstracts of no longer than 300-words for each paper, along with a 50-word autobiography for each speaker, should be sent by email to Dr Garthine Walker at HistoricisingRape@cardiff.ac.uk by Monday, October 27 2014. Informal enquiries may also be sent to that address. Applicants will be informed by mid-November of whether their proposal has been accepted.

 

 Girls Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Undergraduate Research

This journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes the work of undergraduate students on topics such as the socialization of female adolescents, gender expectations, identity, body image, the impact of media on girls, and girl empowerment. Submissions of an interdisciplinary nature as well as from across the disciplines--for example, from Sociology, History, Literature, Cultural Studies, Education, Art, and Feminist Theory (to name a few) are welcomed. We invite undergraduates of any institution to submit the following: Editorial, opinion, or perspective essays, research papers, and/or reviews of relevant media (books, movies, television). Further information can be found, and submissions made, at our website gsj.columbiasc.edu. Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Heather Hahn and Dr. Allan Nail, editors, at gsj@columbiasc.edu. The first issue will be published in Spring 2015, and thereafter in the Fall and Spring of each academic year. Deadline for consideration in the first issue is 30 November 2014.

 

Menstrual Health and Reproductive Justice: Human Rights across the Lifespan

Keynote Speaker: Loretta Ross - Join us for a multidisciplinary and global conference to strengthen our research, activism, clinical service, artistic expression, and policy. We are working to achieve empowerment and social justice for women and girls everywhere by heightening menstrual health awareness, education, and services. Menstrual health is central to women’s ability to lead lives of dignity and well being in every society and every part of the world. Without menstrual health other core rights remain in jeopardy. Yet, menstrual health is rarely respected, protected, or fulfilled as a human right, and has not been recognized or theorized as a reproductive justice issue.

Now accepting abstracts—of no more than 500 words—describing papers, posters, workshops, panels or creative presentations. Proposals addressing all aspects of the menstrual cycle (physiological, sociocultural, psychological, or cross-cultural)  from menarche to menopause are encouraged, including those that involve research, theory, public policy, health care, and clinical applications, art, and activism. The possibilities are endless. Suggested topics intersect menstrual health and politics at any stage of the lifespan.

Abstract deadline is January 16, 2015. Also seeking spoken word artists and poets to participate in our second Menstrual Poetry Slam (interested? Email chris.bobel@umb.edu ) Abstract submission guidelines can be found at http://menstruationresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/SMCR2015SubmissionForm1.pdf and for more information visit: http://menstruationresearch.org/research/2015-conference/

 

Study Abroad: Comparative Women's and Gender Studies in Europe (WGSE) program

Antioch University, Antioch Education Abroad

A significant aim of the WGSE program is to explore Europe in its diversity and cross-culturally. With this goal in mind, the program takes students to several differently situated European nations while underscoring experiences of women and sexual, ethnic, and religious minorities in these respective national communities. These topics are addressed both through scholarly inquiry and situated empirical experience throughout the semester, framed through our discussions of post-colonial, feminist, and queer theories. For additional details regarding the program curriculum, itinerary, and leadership visit http://www.antioch.edu/aea2/programs/womens-gender-studies/. This program is offered each Fall semester. Application Deadline: March 30.

 

Consuming/Culture: Women and Girls in Print and Pixels Conference

Friday, June 5 & Saturday, June 6, 2015

Oxford Brookes University, UK

This conference follows on from those held at Kingston (2012) and Cornell (2013), themed around women and magazines. We have selected a theme that will allow for a wide range of papers and we encourage submissions from scholars at all stages of their careers. We especially welcome proposals that incorporate the following themes: food, advertising, digital platforms/presentations, celebrities, sport marketing, memoirs, fashion, internationalization, and all forms of identity/representational politics. The organizers encourage collaborative efforts, in both individual paper and panel submissions.Submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to consuming.culture.conference@gmail.com by 1 October 2014. For more information visit http://openbrookes.net/consumingculture/

 

 

 

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Women's Studies & Gender Studies · 6430 N. Kenmore Avenue, Cuneo Hall 310, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.2177 · Fax: 773.508.8492 · E-mail: wsgsprogram@luc.edu

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