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Still around campus? Find out what’s been going on around here “alumnally”

Let’s Get Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel

Spring-2014-Arts-GuideIf you live in Chicago, you may already know about next week’s Let’s Get Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel. The festival, which runs from May 9-11, will feature screenings, concerts, talks, art installations, talks, performances, oral histories–all celebrating the incomparable Studs Terkel.* There has been a lot of attention surrounding  “Reinventing Radio – An Evening with Ira Glass” and the “Let’s Get Working” concert put on by The Hideout, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, the Logan Center, and the Haymarket Brewery, but we have also compiled a list of other highlights in light of the sheer number of things going on (see below). You should check these out.

And, in case you need more reasons to come: MAPH preceptor Paul Durica is the Festival Program Coordinator and Mitch Marr (MAPH ’10), Harrison Sherrod (MAPH’13), Amanda Scotese (MAPH ’13), Ingrid Haftel (MAPH ’10) and Nick Fraccaro (MAPH ’10) are all working on this. Ohhhh, MAPH…

Some Highlights:

Friday, May 9: Continue reading

The Chicago Manual: 2013 MAPH Grads in Newcity

chicago-manual-cover3-283x300Reaching out to the city’s newcomers, this week’s Newcity (“The Chicago Manual”) explores life at UChicago and in the South Side.  The issue features pieces by three 2013 MAPHers: Greg Langen’s reflections on the value of embracing CTA-derived anonymity, Amanda Scotese’s guide to on-campus architecture, and Charlie Puckett’s breakdown of an exciting new Hyde Park establishment. Continue reading

A Message from the Editors of Colloquium

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Today is your last chance to register for Alumni Weekend and see what’s going on inside MAPH’s new journal, Colloquium. Colloquium is an online journal run entirely and independently by MAPH alumni and current students.

We’ll be launching our second issue at MAPH’s Alumni Weekend event, and it’s going to be fantastic. Issue 2.1 has Bauhaus, the Italian avant-garde, rebels and militants, sitars and soundscapes, three poets, short fiction, a cat called Mouloud, and a not-inconsiderable amount of spectroscopy.

At the University of Chicago and in MAPH in particular, we joined – for a lifetime – a community of humanists, world-changers, and fierce question-askers. We chase the ineffable and, in one form or another, we chronicle that pursuit. Those chronicles are how we talk together when we can’t talk together. When we founded Colloquium last year, it was to give a home to these chronicles-as-conversations.

The only thing better than having all these conversations happening in one online journal is having them face-to-face. Come and experience Colloquium at Alumni Weekend – or better yet, become a part of it.

 

Bill Hutchison

Founding Editor of Colloquium

 

 Continue reading for the bios of the participants in the Colloquium panel: Continue reading

Alumni Weekend 2013

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Alumni Weekend 2013 is approaching! June 6-9, 2013, the University of Chicago will be holding a series of panels, lectures, and social events geared toward alumni. There are a plethora of events being put on by each division so there will be PLENTY to see and do, but we wanted to draw your attention specifically to the event where MAPHers will be making a big showing.

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Saturday, June 8th
4:00-5:00pm
Harper Memorial Rm. 130
116 E. 59th St.

Our main event! Deputy Director Hilary Strang will be moderating a panel on ColloquiumMAPH’s interdisciplinary online journal. Colloquium‘s editing staff and contributors to the latest issue will be in attendance, and the event will include readings from the latest issue by MAPH students, alumni and friends.

beersAlumni Beer Garden

Saturday, June 8th
2:00-7:00pm
Harper Quad
116 E. 59th St.

What would MAPH be without free food and beer? MAPHers will be making a showing here throughout the duration of the afternoon. Come by and socialize before and after the Colloquium panel.

The deadline to register is next Friday, May 31st—but space is already filling up, so the sooner you can register, the better! When you register, make sure you specifically check the box for the Colloquium event and the Beer Garden to reserve your space!

Humanities Day 2012

Mark your calendars! Saturday, October 20th is the 34th annual Humanities Day at the University of Chicago. If you aren’t familiar with Humanities Day, it is an epic day of lectures from some of the heavyweights in the university’s Humanities Division. If you happen to be in town, please consider attending! Friends and family are welcome!

MAPH-affiliated faculty are making a great showing this year. The following talks may be of particular interest to past, present and future MAPHers:

There is also a MAPH reception directly after David’s lecture in the Logan Center, which is a beautiful, brand new building on the south side of campus. The reception will be next door to David’s lecture, in Room 801.

So if you’re looking for a great way to reconnect with your MAPH experience, please join us next Saturday, October 20th, for Humanities Day. Hurry up and register so we can save you a seat!