Organized by the Antigone Working Group, the Antigone Film Series is curated by Andrés Fabián Henao Castro, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston and 2018-2020 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory, a partnership between Duke University, the University of Bologna (UNIBO), and the University of Virginia.
About the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures
The Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures (IHGC) offers a vision at once local and global, and a mission both academic and socially engaged.
Pulitizer Prize Winner | Professor of History and African & African American Studies, Harvard University
"The 'Moral Effect' of Legalized Lawlessness in the British Empire"
Thursday, February 27, 2020 | Wilson Hall 142 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
IHGC Fall 2019 Distinguished Visitor
October 4, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Bryan Hall Faculty Lounge
Burning the Library of Life: Species Extinction and the Humanities
A Symposium | September 26-27, 2019
UVa's Puzzle Poetry working group was launched in the fall of 2017 by Neal Curtis and
Brad Pasanek as an experimental and collaborative endeavor. The group seeks to treat
poems as puzzles, isolate the substance of prosody, and apprehend shape as a medium.
They are makers, coders, and subformalists.
A new IHGC lab on Asian Cosmopolitanisms aiming to reconceptualize the study of Asia
across the disciplines of the humanities and interpretive social sciences.
Consortium of Humanities Centers & Institutes 2018 Annual Meeting | June 13-17, 2018
A conference on Humanities Informatics that showcased the power of the humanities
to address the urgent questions about the ‘human’ in our information age.
Achille Mbembe Lecture
"Negative Messianism in the Age of Animism" | September 18, 2017
Global South Initiative
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Virginia $3.47 million to launch a major humanities initiative dedicated to the study of the Global South. The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences has matched the grant, making the initial five-year investment to launch the initiative about $7 million.
News & Announcements
Vanessa Ogle (UC-Berkeley), "Money on the Move: Decolonization as an Economic and Financial Category"
Tue Sep 29
IHGC & PEN America - Calling in, Calling Out, and What Difference Does It Make?: "Free" Expression in the Academy
Wed Sep 30
Calling in, Calling Out, and What Difference Does It Make?: "Free" Expression in the Academy
Wednesday September 30, 2020 | 4.00-6.00 pm | Register here.
Marlene L. Daut, Professor & Associate Director, Carter G. Woodson Institute, UVA
Kennetta Hammond Perry (De Montfort), "The Sights and Sounds of State Violence: Encounters With the Archive of David Oluwale"
Tue Oct 06
IHGC & PEN America - Screening of the Vice-Presidential Debate (with Jamelle Bouie, Sally Hudson, Andra Gillespie, & Deborah McDowell)
Wed Oct 07
Screening of the Vice-Presidential Debate (with Jamelle Bouie, Sally Hudson, Andra Gillespie, & Deborah McDowell)
Thursday October 7, 2020 | 8 pm preview with panelists; debate starts @ 9 pm; discussion to follow | Registration link will be available soon.
Mellon Fellows Seminar - China Scherz, “Not Me: Addiction, Release, and Response in Central Uganda"
Fri Oct 16
Mellon Global South Initiative
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Virginia $3.47 million to launch a major humanities initiative dedicated to the study of the Global South. The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will match the grant, making the initial five-year investment to launch the initiative about $7 million.
Clay Endowments & Grants
The Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures (IHGC) invites proposals for funding from the Buckner W. Clay Endowment to support innovative work in the global humanities at the University of Virginia. The Endowment provides an ambitious basis of support for faculty and student research and teaching to be conducted under the auspices of the IHGC. Faculty and students from across all schools and disciplines at the university are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory is a new research entity jointly promoted by the University of Virginia, Duke University and the University of Bologna. It is conceived as an intellectual space for scholars coming from different research fields and geographical regions to work together on the redefinition of the humanities in a global age.