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September 2018

Rethinking Muslim-Jewish Relations: Reflections on Late Ottoman Realities

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, 1545 West University Avenue

The Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish History and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica are co-sponsoring this talk by Dr. Julia Phillips Cohen, of Vanderbilt University. This lecture examines the shifting place of Jews in Ottoman society during the empire's modern reform era. at the start of this era, Jews were largely absent from government positions and major debates within the empire. Within a matter of decades, Ottoman Muslims and Jews alike regularly referred to Jews as a…

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Public Event: Home Away from Home: Remembering Refugees in Florida

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Pugh Hall Ocora

Graduate student Seyeon Hwang will present oral history interviews with refugees who resettled in Jacksonville, Florida. This is one of the events offered during Welcoming Week (September 14-23), a week long event on immigration, refugees, and native-born residents in American cities. Welcoming Week is sponsored by Welcoming America. This event is supported by the Florida Humanities Council.

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60 Years of Desegregation

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Auditorium, Reitz Union

In 1958, George Starke became the first black student at UF.  We are inviting a panel of alumni to discuss their experiences as minority students here.  The panelists include: Mrs. Evelyn Mickle who was the first black graduate of the UF School of Nursing; Attorney Funmi Olorunnipa who was a student activist and also was enrolled here in the years immediately following the One Florida executive order;  Ms. Joselin Padron-Rasines who was the first Latina president of student government in 2015; Dr.…

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October 2018

Grad student workshop: Developing a Project

October 3 @ 11:45 am - 12:35 pm
Conference Room, KF

Dr. Trysh Travis will talk about how to conceptualize, fund, publish and present your work

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Public Event: “La Casita Encuentro (Reunion): A Public Dialogue on the Past, Present and Future of a Community Institution”

October 3 @ 6:00 pm
Ustler Hall, University of Florida Gainesville, FL + Google Map

A dialogue with the students and faculty who helped found and establish La Casita, UF's Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures.

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Digital Humanities Meet-Up: “Visualizing the Past”

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Nygren Scholar’s Studio, Library West 212

Join us for a conversation about how we can combine historical manuscripts and artistic renderings with ground-penetrating radar, laser scanning, 3D modeling and other digital technologies to understand and interpret material culture. Dr. Caroline Bruzelius will discuss her recent digital humanities projects Visualizing Venice and the Medieval Kingdom of Sicily Image Database. Feel free to bring a brown-bag lunch. This event is co-sponsored by the Mellon Intersections Group on Technologies of Time and Space and the Digital Humanities Working Group. Caroline…

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Visualizing the Past: Workshop with Caroline Bruzelius

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Nygren Scholar’s Studio, Library West 212

Join us for a conversation about how we can combine historical manuscripts and artistic renderings with ground-penetrating radar, laser scanning, 3D modeling and other digital technologies to understand and interpret material culture. Dr. Caroline Bruzelius will discuss her recent digital humanities projects Visualizing Venice and the Medieval Kingdom of Sicily Image Database. Feel free to bring a brown-bag lunch. This event is co-sponsored by UF’s Digital Humanities Working Group. Caroline Bruzelius is a digital humanist with scholarly expertise in medieval…

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Public Lecture: Halfway Home: Race, Punishment and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration

October 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ustler Hall, University of Florida Gainesville, FL + Google Map

A public lecture by Reuben J. Miller, University of Chicago. While more people are incarcerated in the United States than in any other nation in the history of the western world, the prison is but one (comparatively) small part of a vast carceral landscape. The 600,000 people released each year join nearly 5 million people already on probation or parole, 12 million who are processed through a county jail, the 19 million U.S. residents estimated to have a felony conviction,…

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SPOHP: 11th Annual Mississippi Freedom Project Panel

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Pugh Hall Ocora

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will host a panel discussion about the Mississippi Freedom Project fieldwork trip in the summer of 2018.

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Faculty Meeting: Discussion of Quest with Trysh Travis

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Conference Room, KF

A meeting of history faculty interested in teaching Quest courses.

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