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We Are Here Diversity Festival: April 14, 10-3 pm, IX Park

Please join us for the We Are Here Diversity Festival, a UVA-sponsored initiative which aims to bring the UVA and Charlottesville communities together to create dialogues about diversity through the arts.

The festival will take place on April 14 from 10 am to 3 pm in IX Art Park, and it will feature local artists, performing groups, and non-profit organizations and a variety of activities to raise awareness and engagement about challenges faced by local minority groups.

The main two speakers for the event are:

“The future of literary history: Mass-digitized collections, literary data, and American fiction in the Antipodes”: A Talk by Katherine Bode (Australian National University)

On Tuesday, April 24 at 4pm, Katherine Bode will deliver a talk entitled “The future of literary history: Mass-digitized collections, literary data, and American fiction in the Antipodes.”  IHGC and the DH@UVa speaker series are co-sponsoring this event.

How Borges Wrote: Presentation with Daniel Balderston, Jared Loewenstein, Nora Benedict, and María Laura Bocaz

Please join UVA Press at 4:00 pm on 4/24 at Special Collections for a launch event and reception with Daniel Balderston — Director of the Borges Center and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Pittsburgh — around his new book How Borges Wrote (April 2018; UVa Press).

Sucking Up: A Brief Consideration of Sycophancy. Q&A with Deborah Parker and Mark Parker at Tom Tom Festival

Please join us on Thursday, April 12, at the Old Metropolitan Hall on the Downtown Mall from 2:00-3:10 for a discussion of Sucking Up: A Brief Consideration of Sycophancy, co-authored by Deborah Parker and Mark Parker.

For more information on the Tom Tom Festival, and a full list of activities, please visit https://tomtomfest.com.

“El ciclón: An Ecocritical Approach to the Hurricane in Gabriel García Márquez’s The Autumn of the Patriarch": Lecture by Charlotte Rogers

On April 20, from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm, the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures is sponsoring a symposium of presentations by IHGC Mellon Faculty Fellows for 2018-2019. Please join us in Wilson 142 for three presentations by faculty fellows -- Charlotte Rogers, Christopher Krentz, and William Hitchcock -- followed by a catered lunch. Professor Rogers's talk is entitled, "El ciclón: An Ecocritical Approach to the Hurricane in Gabriel García Márquez’s The Autumn of the Patriarch."

Indigenous Ecologies Symposium

On April 12 and 13, please join our colleagues across Grounds for a symposium on "Indigenous Ecologies: Interdisciplinary Conversations on Sovereignty, Justice, Indigenous Environmental Knowledge, Collaborative Research, and Community Care."
 
The full program, list of paper topics, and links to speaker biographies and research projects is available here: http://indigenousarts.as.virginia.edu/indigenous-ecologies-symposium.
 

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