University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Calendar

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Calendar

  • 4/17/2015

    The Prairie Research Institute presents the Naturally Illinois Expo on a new date this year and at a new location: April 17-18 at the University of Illinois Research Park. Families, teachers, and students of all ages are invited to attend and enjoy exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities that showcase the work of the Institute, home of the State Scientific Surveys.

    The Expo is free and open to the public and runs Friday 9:00-3:00 and Saturday 10:00-3:00. Also new in 2015, the Expo is a zero-waste event.

  • 4/18/2015
    As in the early years of the internet, the development of writing in a given culture initially tends to facilitate certain kinds of transactions among certain specific users. But media revolutions – now and in the past – occur because new recording technologies and communication networks encourage and facilitate innovative, unforeseen forms of activity. This symposium invites three distinguished visiting scholars to focus on movements that might be regarded as “medieval media revolutions.” Responses to each paper will be offered by Illinois medievalists working in analogous fields, with ample time for questions and discussion. 
     
    The symposium is free, but space is limited. Please contact Carol Symes if you plan to attend: symes@illinois.edu.
     
    Invited speakers: 
     
    Warren Brown (CalTech), author of several books on conflict resolution and co-editor of Documentary Culture and the Laity in the Early Middle Ages (2013); 
     
    Christian de Pee (University of Michigan), author of The Writing of Weddings in Middle-Period China: Text and Ritual Practice in the Eighth through Fourteenth Centuries (2007); 
     
    Jessica Goldberg (UCLA), author of Trade and Institutions in the Medieval Mediterranean: The Geniza Merchants and their Business World (2013). 
     
    Program:
     
    10:00 WELCOME 
     
    10:15 WARREN BROWN, "OLD MEDIA PUT TO NEW USES: LEGAL FORM BOOKS IN CAROLINGIAN EUROPE"
     
    response by RENÉE TRILLING (Department of English) 
     
    12:00 LUNCH  
     
    1:00 CHRISTIAN DE PEE, "NOTEBOOKS (BIJI) AND THE CHANGING GEOGRAPHY OF KNOWLEDGE IN ELEVENTH-CENTURY CHINA"
     
    response by ELIZABETH OYLER (Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures) 
     
    2:45 COFFEE 
     
    3:15 JESSICA GOLDBERG, "OF SHIPS AND (NO) SEALING WAX: CONSIDERING THE MANY PARTS OF AN ISLAMICATE MEDIA REVOLUTION"
     
    response by MAURO NOBILI (Department of History) 
     
    5:00 CONCLUDING DISCUSSION & REFRESHMENT 
  • 4/18/2015

    Deana Martin has charmed millions as she's created a decades-long vocation in the public eye. Her famous father is never far from her mind, and in this salute Deana recalls the greatest hits of Dean Martin and his Rat Pack pal Frank Sinatra for an evening of sultry, sparkling fun.

  • 4/20/2015
  • 4/22/2015

    Biannual Student Conference where students in affiliated courses have the opportunity to present their research findings. Open to the public. Spring conference is part of campus Undergraduate Research Week, which runs April 19 through April 25.