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Celebrating 20 Years of the URI Center for the Humanities: See the photos!

Photos from the URI Center for the Humanities 20 Year Anniversary Celebration can now be viewed online. To check out photos from the student-run photo booth at the event, please click here.

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An Emerging Canon? Mapping a Field through Database Visualization

The Center for Digital Scholarship and the Brown University Library present An Emerging Canon? Mapping a Field through Database Visualization, a talk hosted by Professor Scott Rettberg of the University of Bergen, Norway. This event will be hosted in the Rock Conference Room at the Rockefeller Library in Providence on Thursday, May 1 at noon. The […]

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Boarding Out: Professor David Faflik discusses his new book

As a part of the 2013-2014 English Department Faculty Speaker Series, Professor David Faflik will discuss his recent book, Boarding Out: Inhabiting the American Urban Literary Imagination, 1840-1860 (Northwestern University Press, 2012) at a talk on Wednesday, April 23 at 5:00pm in Swan 154, the Hoffmann Room. Boarding Out: Inhabiting the American Urban Literary Imagination, 1840-1860 identifies the […]

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I am Jack’s Revolution: Fight Club and Hacker Culture

The first rule of fight club is you don’t talk about fight club. The first rule of the internet is you don’t talk about /b/. Coincidence? Hardly. Come learn more as Professor Naomi Mandel shows how the cult film Fight Club has been enlisted by hackers for a range of revolutionary movements, from antisec activism […]

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URI Latin American Literary and Film Festival 2014

The department of Languages, on behalf of the Spanish section, is proud to present these exciting film screenings and speakers to be included in this year’s Latin American Literary and Film Festival.   FILM SCREENINGS: Political turmoil through the eyes of children (1) El silencio de neto presented by Luis Argueta, filmmaker and producer from […]

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America’s Forgotten Heroine: Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light

You are cordially invited to attend a screening on campus of  the new documentary film, America’s Forgotten Heroine:  Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light.  The film, directed and produced by URI Journalism alumna,  Marion Gagnon, will be screened in Swan Hall, Agnes G. Doody  Auditorium, on April 17th at 5:30pm.  A reception will follow in the Swan Atrium with the filmmaker.  The screening and reception are open to the public.  If […]

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The Apotheosis of the Dissected Plate: Michael Sappol Speaks at URI!

“The Apotheosis of the Dissected Plate: Spectacles of Layering and Transparency in 19th and 20th Century Anatomy” As a part of the 2013-2014 English Department Speaker Series, the amazing Michael Sappol will be speaking at URI on Tuesday, April 15th, at 4:00pm in the Hoffman Room, 154 Swan Hall. Well-known for his erudition, critical acumen, […]

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Art RI’s In Plain Sight: Art in Unexpected Places

Public Art in Providence: Four part series airs on Rhode Island PBS on Thursday, April 3 at 8:00pm.   Each half hour episode will explore publicly accessible sites in Providence that are known for something other than art but that offer noteworthy examples of artistic expression. The second episode, airing on April 10 at 8:00pm, […]

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Quilting with a Modern Slant

The Department of English at the University of Rhode Island invites you to attend a talk by Rachel May, to be followed by a book-signing and reception for her new book, Quilting with a Modern Slant:  People, Patterns, and Techniques Inspiring the Modern Quilt Community (Storey Publishing, 2014). The talk and book-signing will be held […]

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REGISTER NOW! 20th anniversary celebration 1994-2014

To register for this event, please click here. Acknowledging our 20th anniversary milestone, the Center would like to build on our strengths of acknowledging the past to understand our future. Our keynote speaker, author and historian Dr. Denise Spellberg will discuss her book titled “Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders.” This exploration of Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an provides a timely […]

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