Mellon Lectures in the Engaged Humanities

speaker at podium
The Mellon Lecture in the Engaged Humanities invites a speaker to campus each semester. Speakers are prominent practitioners of the engaged humanities whose work serves and speaks to the public. The talks are meant for a wide audience of faculty, staff, students, and members of the larger community;  all are welcome to attend, and the talks are free to the public. The speakers are also invited to attend EHI seminars to speak to the students in a more intimate, less formal setting, and the speaker’s work is integrated into the syllabus of the courses where possible. Students in the Engaged Humanities Initiative pipeline are strongly encourage to attend and reflect on the lectures, both right after the lecture during the reception and in EHI reflection forms. The speakers we bring to campus help inspire all of us as we work to re-envision the humanities and their power to better understand and transform the world.

Past Speakers

Fall 2021 Mellon Lecture

Kaiama L Glover Poster

Fall 2021 Mellon Lecture Presents: Dr. Kaiama L. Glover

In-Person: Student Center East – Illinois B (Masks are Required)

Virtual: Register at: https://uic.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9JyBazTkQnazynyqWqO6DQ

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with a zoom link for the lecture.